Hi all!

Another product from Mario Badescu is here ^^
Yes, another gift from Luxola and one of the staff from Luxola loves it so much and uses it every night.

Details from mariobadescu.com

Reduce Wrinkles and Sun Damaged Skin. Oil-free, gentle, AHA daily moisturizer is formulated with Lemon Extract and soothing Aloe. Revive and rejuvenate dull, congested skin. Helps reduce sun spots and skin pigmentation conditions. Non-greasy, absorbent and very lightweight.

How to Use: After cleansing and toning, apply daily all over face, avoiding eye area.

Ingredients: Aloe Vera Gel,Deionized Water,Polyglycerylmethacrylate (and) Propylene Glycol,H.S.C. Complex,Lemon Extract,Squalane,Isopropyl Myristate,Glyceryl Stearate,Cetyl Alcohol,Dimethicone,Stearic Acid,Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20,Myristyl Lactate,Triethanolamine,Propylene Glycol,Propylparaben,Methylparaben,Imidazolidinyl Urea, Lemongrass Extract

The yellow colored creamy lotion is easily used on the skin without the feeling of greasy nor oily. Usually, I avoided products with AHA as sometime it does irritated my skin, apparently Mario Badescu put just enough amount of AHA that wont irritate my sensitive skin. I uses the moisturizer once a day (night time only) since I prefer a more hydrating moisturizer on day time, yes, this product may be used with other range, brand and so far I’ve been using it with various items as well. Suitable for any skin type but those with dull skin or heavily pigmented skin will feel the benefits the most as the cream will reveal and revive the layers of skin underneath and help by gently exfoliate the skin.

Here’s some info from about.com:

Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Chemical Peels
Alpha hydroxy acids in various concentrations are used in chemical peels. The concentration determines who can use it. Alpha hydroxy acid products sold to consumers must have a concentration of less than 10%. Trained cosmetologists can use alpha hydroxy acid products that have a concentration of 20% to 30%. These chemical peels give results that are similar to microdermabrasion – erasing fine lines and giving the skin a smoother appearance with 1 to 3 applications. However, these treatments must be repeated every 3 to 6 months to maintain this skin appearance. Doctors can use alpha hydroxy acid products that have a concentration of 50% to 70%. These treatments also erase fine wrinkles and remove surface scars, but the effects last longer – up to 2 to 5 years. The higher the alpha hydroxy acid concentration used in a chemical peel, the more skin irritation occurs. At the 50% to 70% concentration, a person could expect to have severe redness, flaking, and oozing skin that can last for 1 to 4 weeks.

Ceramides are one of three types of lipids, or fats, that help keep moisture in the skin. Ceramide-containing moisturizers are a new breed of moisturizers that contain the same balance of lipids as your skin. Studies show that they help treat eczema, but they can be used by anyone with dry skin. Because I only want to recommend products that have been proven to be effective, I have included in my review whether good published data is available for each product.

And as in the moisturizer also contains ceramide that beneficial for those suffering from dry skin, ehm, like me. Maybe that’s why a combination of these two ingredients in a bottle create a harmony for my skin.
Will I continues to use the product? Not everyday, perhaps I will rotate this moisturizer with others and use it once a week or fortnightly.

As the product do help the skin exfoliate, I suggest to never forget using a sun protection everyday to help protecting the ‘new skin’ from the sun. Be careful not to over exfoliate the skin and check the ingredients on your other skincare, and let your skin rest once in a while and observe your skin’s needs, timetable and regenerating process. 

Thank you Luxola ^__^

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