May 11, 2021

Mario Badescu Cleansing Oil Makes It’s Debut

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Mario Badescu Cleansing Oil is a new, mineral oil-free formula that’s available now at ($16). Using a mise of rice bran, evening primrose, and lavandin oils this cleanser removes makeup easily without stripping skin.

Damn, you had me for a second there! I was really into the whole evening primrose thing but you threw in lavandin and it all went boom. Lavandin is of the same family of lavender oil and not something you want to be smearing all over your face. Although, this has some excellent oils including jojoba and rice bran the lavandin oil might kill it for some. The good news is it is closer to end of the list of ingredients so it may just have a small amount with luck.

I am so sadly unexcited about this. My makeup removal at the moment consists of the brilliant Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Cleansing Balm and a follow up with CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser. I’m pretty happy with that. I haven’t been making a lot of use out of cleansing oils lately because I noticed many of the formulas I was using make my skin really tight and dry after using.

Mario Badescu Cleansing Oil is available now at Ulta.

Think you’ll try it?

Where to buy


Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Polyglyceryl-10 Dioleate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate, Phenoxyethanol, Aqua (Water, Eau), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Lavandula Hybrida Oil


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  • kjh

    They blew the opportunity for a super product. I googled Lavandin. It and lavender are both lavenders. And Mario picked the worse of the two. Lavandin is ‘strong and herbal’ and lavender is ‘ sweet and floral.’ GFAWTF. (Go figure and…)

  • kimkats

    Hm. If they make a travel or trial size bottle, I might try it. But – yah, the lavandula made me stop short. If they had just left it out – this would have been a slam dunk, no brainer, gotta-try-it. As it is, is *is* way down the list and probably there for fragrance more than anything, but still… Might try a widdle bottle if they make it that way. Otherwise, no. not gonna risk it.

    so near, and yet so far, Mario….

    and I keep forgetting I need to get a bottle of the new(er) cerave one you like – It’s not like I don’t have eleventy billion cleansers to use up already, but it’s kinda my junkie thing.. 🙂 I like cleansers!

    • Isabella Muse

      Mmm I might consider it too at a smaller size…! I just like skincare ;-D PERIOD.

  • Jennifer F

    Where lavendula is in the list would make me think it’s at less than .1% of the formulation. I think it should be “ok” unless you don’t like the scent.
    DHC deep cleansing oil is still my HG and I won’t stray

    • Isabella Muse

      I agree 100%. It seems like it would be a very tiny amount but I hate the scent of lavender. Also, lately, cleansing oils are so stripping for me. I just stick to a balm and a second cleansing with with a light foam or milk! DHC is def a good one!