Everyone loves a solid, purse-friendly beauty recommendation – especially when it comes from a supermodel.
In a recent interview, Heidi Klum shared her surprisingly affordable wellness routine involving apricot facial scrubs and regular loofah-ing. And, to our joy, she also namechecked a product from affordable, yet celebrity-adored, skincare brand Mario Badescu.
Detailing her, naturally, very healthy lifestyle routine, Klum told Today: "I eat very healthy and I run on the treadmill a little bit. There is no secret shake or secret pill. I wish there was. I just love eating good and healthy food. I don’t go to dinner a lot," she told the publication. "We cook every day. I have four children. It’s about cooking fresh food every day and not caring it too much. Eating home-cooked at meals at a specific time. I eat at six and that’s kind of it."
And when it comes to her trusty skincare favourites, you might expect the supermodel to rely solely on eye-wateringly expensive premium brands but, in fact, the model says she uses Mario Badescu Buttermilk Moisturiser (£15.50) for its lightweight consistency.
"I use it on my face. It’s very light," she said. "When I use very rich creams, I break out in pimples. I’ve been using it for years. It doesn’t clog my pores.”
The product contains lactic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), which is derived from milk and softens and moisturisers the top layer of the skin, while also giving a mild exfoliating effect. It works in a similar way to glycolic acid but is less potent, making it a good option for people with sensitive skin.
The Mario Badescu buttermilk moisturiser also contains non-pore clogging carnation oil and allantoin, which is known for its healing and anti-inflammatory benefits.
The iconic beauty brand, which was founded by Mario Badescu in New York back in 1967, has built a cult celebrity following, including the likes of Kylie Jenner who reportedly swears by the facial mist. Meanwhile, the brand's Drying Lotion (£16) has been lauded by acne-sufferers for its supposed spot zapping powers.
Not only do Mario Badescu products contain clever ingredient combinations that pack a punch in the skincare department, but they they all come in retro hues of pink, turquoise and mint greens which will look perfect in your next shelfie. Win, win.