P.S. No, that is not me in the picture.
I had an aesthetician recommend Mario Badescu eye cream to me a few years ago. I was in my late twenties & starting to show signs of aging, i.e. crow's feet, fine lines, etc., so I gave 'ole Mario a try. I loved it & have used it ever since. The only place in Nashville that carries it is Cosmetic Market in Green Hills. I have a love/hate relationship with Cosmetic Market. I used to love it, but then Sephora came along, & I kind of no longer have a use for it, unless I need something & don't want to deal with the mall. Here lately, every time I've gone in there for Kiehl's, Mario Badescu, OPI, or Bumble & Bumble (which they no longer carry), they've been out of what I need. And I typically go in for basics like face wash, lip balm, eye cream, etc. -stuff they should have in stock. Anyway, I digress.
I'm running low on eye cream, so I decided to order it online. It was worth the $4 in shipping to not have to deal with the traffic/parking nightmare that is Green Hills, all to find out Cosmetic Market is out of it anyway. There are 2 things I discovered about ordering directly from Maria Badescu that really made me not mind paying for shipping.
One: in-depth product descriptions and user reviews. User reviews make my world go round. I spent a good hour reading about every eye cream they have, as well as reading all the user reviews.
Two: free samples! With my order, I got to choose any 3 products from their website & they sent me free samples. Kiehl's also does this & I'm a huge fan.
So, without further ado, here are my user reviews.
I bought this because, even though I don't have "mature skin", I am showing signs of wrinkles and I do have some sun damage. It's a little heavy for summer & it's a tad greasy, but I do like it. Prior to this cream, I was using the Ceramide Herbal eye cream, & I may end up going back to that once I run out of this new one.
I've only used this once, so I don't have a good read on it yet. I can tell you this, it's pretty heavy. Maybe a little too heavy for summer, especially if you have oily/combo skin. Luckily my skin is like the desert, so I can essentially sleep with my face coated in Crisco & not suffer any repercussions.
Now this one, I really like. It smells so good -light, but good. I typically have to stay away from anything with fragrance, but this doesn't seem to bother my skin. Again, this one is also fairly heavy. It's definitely a night cream. It's a tad hard to spread, but I'm pretty into it. The only thing that may keep me from buying it is that it doesn't seem to have any anti-aging benefits like my current night cream, Olay Regenerist Night, does. I'll report back.
Ehhh, not so much. I picked this because it's one of Martha's picks. Whatever, Martha clearly isn't into lather like I am. The scent is okay, it's really light, but it doesn't lather. I'm all about the lather. Sorry citrus body cleanser, better luck next time.