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  • Riane Capalad

Ho ho ho, It’s Time To Glow: 4 Best Holiday Skincare Gift Sets From Mario Badescu

Updated: 6 days ago

'Tis the season to glow!


Whether it’s a new life or a new you, this is the time to rewrite and restructure goals for 2023, and just like me, I’m starting with my skincare objectives and writing all those strategies (hello marketing terms!) to achieve the perfect and healthy glowing skin from the inside out!



Of course, thanks to Mario Badescu, one of New York’s best-kept secrets, my skin has always felt like a newborn baby. The European-inspired skincare brand is known for its simple and quality skincare formulations by using fresh fruits, botanicals, and other natural ingredients in its products and salon services. Raise your hands if you’re all about affordable, cruelty-free, and high-end feel products!


Gift Set 1: Coconut Body Trio

Take your skin on the ultimate hydration vacation with Coconut Body Delights. Rejuvenating, ultra-nourishing three-piece Coconut body care set features; Coconut Body Scrub to buff and balance skin, Coconut Body Soap to replenish and condition skin and post-wash, seal in moisture with the rich, luxurious ultra-hydrating Coconut Body Butter, leaving skin with a smoother, softer texture and radiant glow.




As an island girl, moving to the states majorly affected my skin in the first few months. I had to adjust from a sunny tropical climate to an east coastal temperature all year. At first, it was frustrating because I had to explore brands and personalize the usage of my facial moisturizers based on the season. On the other hand, Mario Badescu products were my go-to for all seasons!



Gift Set 2: Winter Glow Essentials

Take your skin on the ultimate hydration vacation with Mario Badescu’s Winter Glow Essentials. Infused with a refreshing hint of coconut, the limited-edition four-piece set features; Coconut Body Soap, Coconut Body Butter, Facial Spray with Aloe, Coconut and Adaptogens, and Lip Balm for healthy, radiant skin from head to toe all winter long.


For almost five long years, I have come to love this brand, especially its famous facial sprays, and I can never go about my day without misting my face with it!


I'm a massive fan of the rose and coconut water mist!



Gift Set 3: Mini Mist Collection


The perfect gift to give and keep, the Mini Mist Collection features all five of Mario Badescu’s must-have facial sprays including; Rosewater, Lavender, Cucumber, Orange Blossom, and Coconut Water. A skin-care lover’s dream set, or gift a Mist to each friend in need of rejuvenation, hydration, or midday refresh, to wake-up dull, tired skin with a refreshing boost.


Also, I am someone who invests more in skincare than makeup products. Don’t get me wrong, I apply a fair amount of makeup when I'm going out of my cocoon! But skincare is life-er! According to an article from Skin Center of South Miami, good skin care is important because a) It keeps it in good condition, b) Makes you look more youthful, c) Prevention is easier than correction, and d) Gives your self-confidence a boost.


When talking about lip care, count me in! You'll find tons of lip balms in every corner of our house, and I could babble about this topic in another blog post!


Mario Badescu's lip balm is a customer favorite on Ulta and Sephora! If you're into coconut and thicker consistency, this is the right balm for you! It heals, protects, and is good for daily use.

My personal review: It's a great healing lip balm, but I have ones that are better for my lips for night and day use. Because of its sticky consistency, I would instead use this balm on top of my lipstick and blend it in for a glossy finishing touch!


Gift Set 4: Lip Care Duo

Say hello to soft, plump lips with these ultra nourishing formulas in Mario Badescu’s new Lip Duo two-piece gift set. Featuring Lip Balm for all day hydration and overnight Lip Mask with Acai and Vanilla to lock in moisture and reveal softer, plumper pout by morning.


And there you have it! Don't forget to check out Mario Badescu's new Vitamin C Cream, launching on December 26 on Ulta.com and mariobadescu.com.




New Vitamin C Cream

A daytime, lightweight moisturizer works to revitalize dull, lackluster skin by helping to visibly brighten tone, improve skin’s elasticity, and achieve a glowing, more youthful-looking complexion.




My personal review: So happy to get first hand on this daytime lightweight moisturizer! The fact that it's Sulfate and Paraben free makes it even more special! In this video, I'm using Mario Badescu's Vitamin C Cream - Facial Mist Rose Water - Lip Balm.



Let me know what you think! Happy Holidays!



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