January 27, 2011

Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream Review

Let me get a little shout out if you’re on the east coast! Yay snowy weather aka OMG I can’t believe my skin is this dry. Phew that irritating flaky area between my brows and patchy cheeks are so in this season.

Let me get another shout out if you have dry skin!


I battle my dry skin with Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream.

Check it!

An oil free night cream enriched with Seaweed, Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid to soften and hydrate skin.

Hyaluronic Acid is so my best friend! That’s why I love this moisturizer. I use it in the evening and it manages to maintain and keep my skin hydrated for an entire day after use. Love!

For a while I was using this as my daily night cream but I now only use it in the case of major dry skin emergencies since it isn’t anti-aging, damn, but if it was? I’d be a happy camper!

Formula is super thick and looks like a foaming cleanser with a fresh seaweed scent. I honestly don’t dig the scent but once on the smell quickly goes away so I can cope through it. It’s not unpleasant at all but simply not my thing.

I only recommend this for people who have severe dry skin as this is an intense moisturizer. A little dab will go far in easing rough, dry areas and you’ll wake up with instantly smoother more hydrated skin. A week of nightly use and you’ll find your skin improves dramatically so much so that you might even experience an oily day mid-Winter, ah, a miracle!

A little pot is $20 which will easily last you through the year since the formula is potent enough to be used in tiny doses. Do not, I repeat do not leave the house with this on your face as a day cream as it’s way too rich to do so. Keep it to nightly use only.

It absorbs fairly badly and it definitely feels like you have a heavier, richer moisturizer on your face however you’ll be thankful for the formula come morning as skin feels and looks noticeably hydrated.

  • Those suffering dry, patchy areas on their face.
  • Anyone with drier skin that needs serious help.
  • Those suffering from dry, tired Winter skin in need of an intense moisturizer!

  • Those with oily, normal, or combination skin (dry skin types ONLY here).
  • Those not comfortable with a moisturizer that doesn’t absorb well and feels a bit too rich.
  • Those who want anti-aging ingredients in their night cream!

This is a fantastic moisturizer if you can get passed the richer formula. The formula not only hydrates and smooths skin but allows your skin to retain more moisture thanks to the Hyaluronic Acid in the mix so you can apply in the evening and rest assured that your skin will feel smooth all day. The downfall for me is the lack of anti-aging ingredients but the plus side is how nourishing the overall cream is.

Those with super dry skin should experience it for themselves.

Loves it!

Anyone every try it?

Your thoughts?

Do share!

Available from www.mariobadescu.com

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    • the Muse

      damn you’re lucky vijaya ;-D NY here too but had to haul my butt to my office today. busy season for me so I can’t close down 😛 boo! but the streets aren’t bad, fairly clear ;D!

  • Ru

    Thanks for indicating that this isn’t for combo skin either. I have combo oily skin, and am looking for something to tame those dry patches but still be lightweight!

  • electronicfly

    I have oily skin, so for face I’ll pass on this, but I’m thinking… heel cream?!?! 😀 😀 I’ve two friends heading to US for the work and travel program, just might ask them to snag this for me 😀

  • Sara

    Ooh, I have dry skin! Really dry skin! Thanks for reviewing this! Imma hafta look in to it.

  • Ally

    Ooh I need this! I hate my dry skin 🙁 I can’t believe on their website they say this is for Combination, Oily, and Sensitive Skin, not dry!

    • the Muse

      ally I noticed that and was like REALLY? This is SUPER thick and would really make oily skin greasy as hell imho!

  • Tanya

    You are so wrong about what it does to oily skin. My skin could fry an egg and this is what I swear by

    • Isabella Muse

      not sure what I am wrong about Tanya as I didn’t recommend it for oily skin, as I stated in the review for dry skin only.