It is rather mad to think that, 2 to 3 years ago, any facial mist’s review had to begin with a proper introduction explaining what is a mist, how it matters and how it doesn’t at the same time. Nowadays everyone seems to know that a mist would never be the star of the show, but rather the little step which works behind the scene and helps the true performer to shine. In other words, the mist has the boring and therefore often overlooked job. With that in mind, I want to give credit where credit is due by introducing the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea.

Nothing bad, but nothing outstanding either, this is/was the overall report about this Mario Badescu mist, it makes me wonder why I purchased it in the first place, but thankfully, after what feels like very few spritzes, I came to the conclusion that I like it, if not absolutely adore it! If the mist isn’t particularly fine and the spray a little bit unpredictable, I cannot help but think that it is forgivable in the case of Mario Badescu: indeed looking at the simple bottle, I believe it is pretty clear that the brand is or at least wants to convey the idea of artinasal skincare. But uneven application or not, it is a lovely mist, the kind which, like my beloved Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner, instantly soothes the skin. Not surprising considering the ingredients showcased by the name itself -for once quite legitimate as quite high in the ingredient list-, but surprising in the sense that I can use it as a post cleanse treat without my skin craving the following steps straight away. Comforting and soothing without any residue or greasy layer on top of the skin, but, in all simplicity, a cooling sensation and the expected, fresh cucumber scent, this is the Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea mist in a nutshell. When it comes to working behind the scene, on the other hand, it is an understatement to say that every consistency runs smoother when I spritz the mist as the step one of a long layering process, simply because the skin is already feeling like itself when the fancy, hot stuff penetrate the stage.


  • I only started to use mists maybe one and a half years ago, but now I wouldn’t want to be without one. Ever.

    Anne – Linda, Libra, Loca

    • Yes, this is the thing with mists, once we’ve tried one, it is really hard to go back to none!

  • I have their rosewater one that everyone raves about and I have to say I feel quite indifferent about it. Its not amazing in any way nor is it terrible. I still use it and enjoy it but its not quite what I’m looking for in a mist. I would still like to try this version though xxx

    • I haven’t tried the original, but this one seems more soothing, which is my number one criteria when it comes to mists!

  • I haven’t tried any from Mario Badescu, and I really need to try this one as I love the smell of cucumbers! xx


    • Oh, you will love this one then, it is a fresh cucumber scent with a hint of mint in it as well! This is the first product I try, but I think I will test more in the future!

  • I do have this in my list to buy because it’s such a cult favourite!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  • I’ll keep this is mind for when I need a new face mist! xx

    Beautylymin| L’OccitaneAdventCalendarGiveaway

  • Yiotou_La

    I always wanted to try the Mario Badescu mist with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater. Have you tried this one as well?


    • No, I haven’t, simply because the ingredient list of the cucumber one seemed more adapted to my skin, but I might try it in the future!

  • Courtney Hardy

    That sounds like a good product. I want to try it out!

  • I love Mario Badescu and have used the products for almost 20 years! Love 🙂
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • This isn’t a brand I’m familiar with. I’m not sure if we have it here in the UK? I must admit Elemis is one of my holy grail skincare brands (perhaps like yourself?). x

    ♥ Carly Susanne ~ A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    • Yes, Elemis is one of my favourites as well! Yes, we have it, at Urban Outfitters or Harvey Nichols!