Combat Dry Skin with Herbal Hydrating Serum

Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum ($30.00) is my go-to for ultra hydrating spot treatment. Sometimes when I use acne treatment products, my skin dries out in certain spots, so to counteract the drying factor of many acne treatments, I always have this at the ready. I use it in conjunction with my usual moisturizer for an extra boost of hydration. I really feel like it “locks” in the moisture. According to Mario Badescu, the Hydrating Serum is good for all skin types, and it can be used as a lightweight hydrator for oily skin as well. A little goes a long way, so for me, the price tag is well worth it!

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Ingredients: Deionized Water,Glycerin,Methylparaben,Triethanolamine,Propylene Glycol,Herbal Extracts: Ginseng Extract,Gingko Extract,and Ceramides

Hey thanks will try that;) I do have a question though concerning the post inflammatory hyper pigmentation- the flat red dots that remain even after your acne has healed for months. My derm said they were temporary and due to my olive skin tone I was more inclined to them~ but I kinda wanna speed the process up and do something about it. Anything with hydroquonine is a no no since I have heard its an proven carcinogen and I am usually really sensitive to stuff so even MB glycolic wash seemed to dry me out. The whitening mask seems to work only temporarily which is slightly disappointing. Hence I come to you ’cause I know you are have also experienced acne and usually have some of most amazing product references (the drying mask~the best) and tips. So, I basically have 5 red spot on my cheeks (a very visible spot) that I want to eliminate. Any recommendation would be highly appreciated. Sorry for the long post.

I’ve been using Kiehl’s Skin Corrector, which I think has helped. I really recommend Mederma, though. I know it’s for scars, but I feel like it helps on hyperpigmentation, too 🙂

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