Giveaway: Mario Badescu Skincare

My skincare favorites

It's that time again - GIVEAWAY TIME!  Can you believe it???? ME NEITHER.  Since it's a new year, I figured I would help one lucky ALB reader get their skincare routine started on a great note with my favorite Mario Badescu products.  What I have here are 4 of the products that my skin can simply not live without - as one of you will soon find out!    Here is what I have to say about each one:

1. Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel  - As a new customer to this brand, I am amazed over and over again at how fantastic and EFFECTIVE their products are for my oily, hormonal, acne-prone, petulant-teenager-like skin.  Since it is soap free, and formulated with alpha hydroxy acids to exfoliate, it gives me everything my skin needs to stay clear and blemish free - hallelujah! 
2. Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30 - I may use 3,468 moisturizers at night that target every single skincare ailment out there, but when it comes to the morning, my go-to every day staple is this one.  Lightweight enough for the summer, but hydrating enough to be used during the winter.   
3. Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion  - My Instagram followers are quite familiar with my love of this toner - since I post it almost once a week in my nightly skincare routine pics, but use it at least 3-5x/wk.  Designed for acne prone/oily skin, this has done wonders for me to help clear up my skin. 
4. Mario Badescu Cucumber Tonic Mask - My clear skin has found a new BFF in this mask.  Rarely has a pore cleansing mask worked so well, without drying me out, and for that I am eternally grateful.  Clear skin = happy blogger = Mario Badescu customer for life. 

So now that you have the scoop on the goods - let's talk about how you can WIN, WIN, WIN!!!!

1.  Follow both @alittlebitetc and @mariobadescu on Twitter and Instagram.
2.  For a second entry, like both A Little Bit etc and Mario Badescu on Facebook.
3.  Leave a comment below this post letting me know what are some of your winter skincare staples.  Please be sure to include you twitter/instagram handle for reference. 
4.  The winner must have a valid email address to be contacted.  
5.  The contest ends January 31st at 11:59PM EST and the winner will be announced on my blog on February 1st, so be sure to check back.

Good Luck and thanks for being a loyal ALB reader!!!!  

Items featured were provided by the brand, but no compensation given, and as always reflect my honest opinions on products I love.  Giveaway open to US residents only, and the winner will be selected at random.  Good Luck!



  1. I don't tweet! No instagram! Outrageous, I know!! Right now I am using a gly/sal wash from my derm along with Proactive for my hormonal skin!! I also throw in some of the crap I have accuulated from Sephora that I spend money on to no avail!!

  2. Some of my winter staples include:
    1. Philosophy Purity Made Simple
    2. Korres Wild Rose Sleeping Facial
    3. Korres Wild Rose 24 hour brightening cream
    4. Dr. Jart Premium BB Cream
    5. Kiehls Rosa Arctica Eye Cream

    Twitter: @MissStaci
    Instagram: MissStaci

  3. Hydrating Mask by Dermalogica....my skin gets so very very dry....and I have oily skin too. So annoying!!!

  4. This winter I'm digging Mario Badescu's Glycolic Foaming Cleanser a few times a week for some gentle exfoliation, along with Murad's Mattifying Moisturizer with SPF 15 as a daily moisturizer. Also very attached to the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask and Origin's Out of Trouble Mask a few times a week!

    Liked you and MB on FB :)
    Twitter = @esqineyeliner
    Instagram = jgordn.

  5. Hi! I follow both you and Mario Badescu on twitter (KDNel) and Instagram (katienelson18)

    I also like both of you on Facebook.

    Some Winter staples of mine are Decleor Aroma Cleanse Mask as well as EOS hand cream in sweet mint.


  6. Hello,

    Awesome giveaway I love me some Mario Badescu.
    Some of my winter staples are
    Body shop tea tree face wash
    M. Badescu toner
    Obagi Vit c serum
    Korres Eye cream
    Origins night cream

  7. I've been using Egyptian Magic Cream and homemade creams out of coconut oil, argan oil, & vitamin E

  8. My skin is so finicky. I alternate three different face washes: a prescription one, noxema, and clean and clear morning burst. I also use skin authority's skin renewal gel which helps to diminish the look of my acne scars. I'd love to win this prize package because I've never heard of Mario before, and clearly by my regimen, I have yet to find something that works for my oily acne prone skin.

    Twitter/Insta: @hilaryohh
    Facebook: Hilary Osiecki
    Email: ohilarylynn@gmail.com

  9. I've just recently discovered a great winter skin care staple and that is Cetaphil cream! I use it at night and I wake up with really soft skin that is not oily at all. I like Cetaphil because it is very simple and does not bother my acne prone skin.
    I have been using the drying lotion from Mario Badescu for my blemishes and it does wonders for my skin! I really love Mario Badescu. I hope I win! Thank you for this opportunity! Great blog.

    Twitter: emm1125
    Instagram: emilymiller92

  10. One product I have been using recently this winter has been the Cetaphil cream! It's great. I wake up and my skin is very soft and not oily at all. It also is very gentle and does not bother my acne prone skin.
    I have recently become familiar with Mario Badescu's products but have only purchased the drying lotion and I love it. I've received some samples with my purchase and I've enjoyed using those. Thank you for this opportunity! I enjoyed reading your description of each product and what they have done for you. I would love some help with my acne prone skin. Thank you!

    Twitter: @emm1125
    Instagram: @emilymiller92

  11. I have been curious about this line for the past few weeks, I'm trying to clear up my problem skin in time for my wedding! For winter I've been relying on my Ole Henriksen eye cream and night time moisturizer, it has kept my skin moisturized despite the dry air!

    Twitter: @diaryofd
    Instagram: @dmmele

  12. My staples include Clearasil Daily Clean, SK2 Facial Treatment Essence & Bliss Fabulous face lotion

  13. Twitter KurlsThomas
    Instagram KurlzHappiness

  14. Twitter Onepawdaz
    Instagram Onepawdaz

    To prevent dry skin in winter I use sunscreen, and I also put it on my lips then I never have chapped lips. I think chapped lips is just a sunburn.

  15. I am soooo beyond excited about this giveaway!!! I am a Mario Badescu ADDICT! I love knowing Badescu products are NOT tested on animals and are made of high quality ingredients. Badescu is one of the only lines I can use on my skin for which I do not have a reaction. Right now I cannot live without Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater; Badescu Ceramide Eye Gel; Badescu Almond and Honey Facescrub; Badescu Orange Tonic Mask, Badescu Kera Moist Cream (oil free moisturizer in the summer) and Badescu Azulene Body Soap.

    I am not a twitter girl - I follow you both on Facebook with the same name and email as in the comment info :).

  16. Current Winter Staples:
    1. Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser
    2. Shea Radiance Shea & Baobob Antioxidant Cream
    3. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater
    4. Origins Clean Energy

    Twitter: @AdrieneBoone
    Instagram: theboonie84
    Facebook: Adriene Boone

  17. Following you & MB on twitter, FB & iG :). Winter must haves for my oily/hormonal skin are tea tree oil (seriously my holy grail) as a spot treatment under my moisturizer. My clarasonic, one love organics morning glory serum & Josie Maran's Argan oil for my night time moisturizer, Kiehl's ultra lotion for day!!
    Twitter- KatieNanasy (I'm never on there though)
    iG- same ^
    Hope I win I've been curious to try the cleanser!!!

  18. Following you & MB on twitter, FB & iG :). Winter must haves for my oily/hormonal skin are tea tree oil (seriously my holy grail) as a spot treatment under my moisturizer. My clarasonic, one love organics morning glory serum & Josie Maran's Argan oil for my night time moisturizer, Kiehl's ultra lotion for day!!
    Twitter- KatieNanasy (I'm never on there though)
    iG- same ^
    Hope I win I've been curious to try the cleanser!!!

  19. You know I already stalk you on twitter and instagram and fb :) My winter staples? I try to stick to one product that I can use to moisturize my face. Currently, it's Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Essential Oils. It's great and smells yummy! :)


  20. Love your blog!!! I've tried several of your recommendations and have been thrilled every time. I'm now a Julep Maven!!!
    Whether I win or not as soon as I've finished my Beauticontrol glyc acid cleanser for oily skin I'm trying out MB's cleanser. I have oily skin but thankfully no breakouts. I can't live w/o my Shiseido sunscreen lotion regardless of the season. It's the only sunscreen my skin likes. With our mild winters in Austin, TX one needs to wear sunscreen year around.
    Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

  21. ooops! forgot to include my twitter handle for reference! @rpr916

  22. @Iesha000 twitter
    @stoneyesh instagram
    My staples are homemade mosterizer and facemasks.
    And face wash that is smooth and creamy. Thanks.

  23. Amazing blog! Love all the posts! It would be great to win cause I recently stumbled onto Mario Badescu's acne kit and it cleared my face completely!!!
    My favorite go-to winter staples are:
    -Lush "the sacred truth" mask
    -Fresh Lotus youth preserve cream
    -Sephora moisturizer

    My instagram name is Mariiiab
    And my fb name is Maria Baghasarian

  24. Great blog! I am new to skincare and your blog definitelu has some great info and advice on products. Currently I'm using Lush's fresh farmacy cleanser and Aveenos radiant exfoliater. I follow up with a tiny amount of extra virgin coconut oil and then ponds cream
    Twitter and IG: mchawla00

  25. My Winter Skincare Staples has to be Pond's Luminous Clean Cream Cleanser, Freeman Feeling Beautiful Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Mask, Tarte Maracuja Oil, Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 15, Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum, Mary Kay Age Fighting Eye Cream, Olay Night of Olay Firming Cream and Fresh Sugar lip treatment.

    Twitter: @MaRyJo1023
    Instagram: MaRyJo1023
    Facebook: Maria J. Cardoza

  26. By far my favorite is the thick creamy goodness of the SPF 15 Hampton Sun Facial cream. As compared to my clinique hydrating lotion in the summer, the creaminess goes a long way.

    fb: erin freemantle-couture

  27. following both on facebook


  28. following both on twitter and instagram

    @Byrdy1999 or byrdy1999

  29. one of my winter care staples is aquaphor @Byrdy1999

  30. sorry following both on facebook @Byrdy1999


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