Mist your way through the day with Mario Badescu’s must-have facial sprays

Mario Badescu’s simple but effective skincare solutions have long had a reputation for delivering on their promises. It’s gained them cult-status over the years, with a loyal following of beauty enthusiasts, influencers and celebrities from Serena Williams to Kylie Jenner and Sofia Richie. 

But there’s one product in particular that has stood the test of time since it launched in the 80s, and has earned a coveted place on my beauty cabinet.

Mario Badescu was a Romanian native who founded his namesake brand in New York City in 1967. The chemist and pharmacist would mix his own products and offer facials in his one room studio in the Big Apple, with the misting of botanical-infused waters always being a part of the routine. 

Before long, he was launching his own skincare range with a roster of star-studded clients and when his facial sprays launched in the 80s, one mist sold every 20 seconds. Today, the Mario Badescu facial sprays remain a must-have addition to any skincare routine.

The sprays come in an old-school pharmaceutical-inspired packaging that nods to the heritage of Mario Badescu, and adds a touch of vintage charm to your skincare session. Harnessing quality botanical-led ingredients, these straightforward and accessible formulas are designed to enhance hydration while instantly refreshing and rejuvenating the skin at home and on-the-go.

Among their collection the Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater stands out as the OG superstar. This iconic mist offers a floral infusion of Rose and Gardenia Extracts, combined with the clarifying properties of thyme to give your skin a radiant boost. Whether you’re in need of a midday pick-me-up or a hydrating refresh, this mist is a game-changer. Blended with aloe vera, gardenia and bladderwrack, it soothes, re-energises immediately to reveal a healthy, glowing complexion. 

The mist can be added to a skincare routine or kept for on-the-go, sprayed on over makeup or makeup brushes to give an extra dewy radiance. They smell absolutely beautiful, carefully balancing herbs and botanicals like your favourite gin, and if you love the scent as much as I do, it doubles as a bit of a fragrance spray, too. Just spritz as a cloud and let the mist fall onto your skin and hair for a really clean and fresh scent.

For those who crave a boost of energy, the Facial Spray with Aloe, Sage, and Orange Blossom is like switching out your batteries with skincare. Uplifting sage and orange blossom essential waters, help to purify and balance, while toning and clarifying to revitalise dull or tired looking skin. I love to use this one first thing in the morning to help me wake up and get ready for the day.

Though my favourite of the three I have has to be the Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile, and Lavender – a calming elixir perfect for those seeking tranquillity. I find it’s perfect for using before bed to create a restful atmosphere, allowing it to work overnight to leave me with brighter looking skin each morning. It also works wonderfully as a little pillow spray, too. De-stressing lavender essential water and chamomile extract offer an aromatherapy experience that brings a sense of peace with every spritz. Meanwhile, Vitamin C works while you sleep to help combat skin-ageing free radicals. 

These multi-tasking mists are a do-all product, whether you’re using it as a light toner, pillow mist, fragrance spray, skincare saviour, setting spritz or hydration hero, these sprays have earned a dedicated following for good reason. They’re particularly great for people who are suffering with hot flushes during the menopause or for any other reason, and will find themselves reaching for the bottle for fast-acting relief. Top tip, for an even more cooling effect, you can store the mist in the fridge, which is my ultimate summer skincare hack.

What’s more is that the Mario Badescu facial sprays are suitable for all skin types, too. For those who feel their skin is thirsty, the Mario Badescu spritz offers a refreshing drink for the dermis, while those who find their face feeling shiny throughout the day can benefit from the mist’s cooling sensation. 

In a world of complex skincare routines, the Mario Badescu Facial Sprays offer a fuss-free, gentle and incredibly affordable way to pamper your skin. Coming in at £7 a bottle, the mists can be used anytime and anywhere, making them the go-to choice for targeting every possible skin concern.

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