Every month, we share which products are on top rotation. Our philosophy is simple: just as we change our wardrobe based on the weather or current mood, we swap our skin care accordingly, too. This month is all about keeping skin in balance while tackling warm weather woes like excess oil, congestion, and the occasional breakout or two.
These are our June skin care essentials:
For a fresh-faced glow, we start every day (and end every night) with Enzyme Cleansing Gel. It’s a classic cleanser we love year-round, but come first sign of summer, it takes permanent residence sink-side. (In fact, we stash the jumbo-sized version in our shower and the regular-sized bottle on our bathroom countertop for easy access.)
Here’s why we love it:
- It’s universal, thanks to its oil-free, non-foaming gel formula—which means all skin types are left feeling exceptionally clean, not dry or tight
- Papaya and Grapefruit Extract are infused to help give skin a rejuvenating boost while you cleanse
- Excess oil and surface impurities are rinsed away, leaving skin bright and refreshed
We love summer—but for most of us, skin tends to get oilier and become breakout-prone as the weather warms. To help keep skin looking clear, we’re upping our toner game by bringing in Special Cucumber Lotion, a clarifying astringent specifically formulated for oily, troubled skin.
(Not acne-prone? Check out our toner guide to find the best toner for your skin type.)
Another June skin care favorite? Cucumber Tonic Mask, the most powerful of our purifying masks. Formulated with Kaolin Clay, Zinc Oxide, and Cucumber Extract, this must-have summer treat helps to draw out pore-clogging impurities while giving oily skin a cooling boost.
#MBSkinTip: When you’re ready to remove your mask, give your face a liberal misting of your favorite Mario Badescu Facial Spray to help make the clean-up process easier. Once you’re done, mist again for a hydrating, botanical boost.
We’re the last to play favorites with our facial sprays, but if there’s a mist match made in heaven for summertime, this one is it.
It’s infused with:
- Aloe Vera, for soothing hydration
- Cucumber Extract and Cucumber Essential Water, to refresh and cool
- Peppermint Essential Water, for an invigorating boost
- Green Tea Extract, to help defend against skin-aging free radicals
…which makes for the perfect pick-me-up on the hottest of days. For brownie points, stash it in your fridge or cooler. When the air-con isn’t working or the beach is too hot to handle, this botanical bottle of goodness will keep you feeling fresh and looking dewy. Simply spritz, mist, and glow.
A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap is another perennial favorite that we’re especially grateful for in summer. Formulated with a blend of fruit enzymes, Ginseng, and Linden to revitalize skin with every shower, this must-have daily body wash leaves you feeling thoroughly clean and refreshed.