The last bath & beauty product I’m giving my two cents on is the Mario Badescu Keratoplast Cleansing Lotion. Honestly, I don’t even know what a keratoplast is. Keratoplasty is a corneal transplant, but this lotion has nothing to do with that. I just read about the lotion and that it helps with redness and broken capillaries, both of which I have and want less of, so I thought I’d try it.
Because I use this in conjunction with some other products that are also supposed to help reduce redness, I can’t say for certain how much this helps, but it definitely helps. It does sting just a bit–I massage it into my face with an organic cotton pad after washing with a glycolic cleanser. I follow up with moisturizer. I think this lotion paired with the Chamomile Night Cream goes a long way to reduce redness. I have less redness around my nose especially. This also seems to help with keeping my skin from drying out too much during the day. Even with moisturizer, before I started using this product, after lunch my skin would start feeling dry and tight again. It made me think I would have to just wash my face at lunch and reapply everything to make it through the day. But so far with this product, I haven’t had that feeling. I don’t know if that means the product helps my skin absorb and hold the moisturizer better or what, but it’s working.
I use the Keratoplast Cleansing Lotion on my face twice a day–morning and evening–and so far I am pleased with the results as far as controlling redness. I think a gentler alternative would be the Seaweed Cleansing Lotion. I have also tried that product. While it helped some, I did not get the same results as I do with the Keratoplast Cleansing Lotion, but it doesn’t have the sting, either, so it might be good if you have very sensitive skin or less redness to begin with.