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 information, please check the 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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