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Investment Piece of the Month: Mario Badescu

July 1, 2015

It’s been quite some time since I’ve given you the scoop on what I invest in. My bad.

Besides my 401k, I do tend to splurge on invest in facial cream. No, I do not absolutely need expensive facial cream but I do love it. And my face loves it back. I take some things at face value. I pun.

Facial creams are a dime a dozen these days, and it is quite difficult to break through the clutter to find the one that works for you. So I’d recommend trying a couple. I’ve tried plenty in my ripe young age, and usually switch what I’m using every six months or so — not necessarily because the current cream doesn’t work, but because I want to try something new. Variety is the spice of life?

The only facial cream I’ve used for more than six consecutive months is Mario Badescu. I was first introduced to my dear friend Mario from this guest post on The SoGood, but I was appalled at the price and therefore did not give him another thought. But then a few months later Mario Badescu was featured on Gilt Groupe, and so I decided to try it. I started with the daily Collagen Moisturizer, the Herbal Hydrating Serum, and the Caviar Night Cream. Now keep in mind the prices on Gilt were almost 50% off so I didn’t spend as much moolah as I would have full price, but honestly, it doesn’t matter. This stuff is the bomb.com.

 

Mario Badescu Skin Care

 

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During the winter when my face is particularly desert-like, I’ll wash my face and apply the Caviar Night cream and then the Serum on top of it, which my face just drinks up. You could say this is happy hour for my face. 

 

After I fell in love with the daily moisterizer, serum, and night cream, I then sprung for the full Anti-Aging Kit and Almond & Honey Face Scrub, and I love both too. The Anti-Aging kit is a pretty good deal — it includes a cleanser, toner, smaller moisturizer, collagen mask (which I put on once a week, much to Wilson’s chagrin) and some cooling eye cream for $30. Not terrible. 

 

 So if you are in the market for a new facial skincare regimen, Mario Badescu is my go-to, and could be yours too. Your face deserves a happy hour.