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Mario Badescu Drying Mask

Mario Badescu

Drying Mask

Item #: 2209896 Size: 2.0 oz

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Help clear acne eruptions. This colloidal sulfur based mask dries existing pimples and oil and helps clarify problematic, acne-prone skin. Soothing calamine makes this mask safe and gentle for most skin types. Great for back and chest acne eruptions as well. Best when used as a companion product to Mario Badescu's Healing & Soothing Mask and Buffering Lotion.
Apply a thin layer on clean skin avoiding eye area. Wait 20 minutes and rinse with tepid water. May be used 2-3 times a week all over face or on problem areas only including back and chest.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Kaolin, Calamine, Propylene Glycol, Ichthammol, Sulfur, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Cellulose Gum, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sorbitol, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1).

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Mario BadescuDrying Mask
 
4.1

(based on 87 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (41)
  • Easy to use (34)
  • Good value (30)
  • Leaves clean feel (8)
  • Balances skin (7)

Cons

  • Bad smell (13)
  • Smell (5)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (34)
  • Weekly use (24)
  • Acne-prone skin (12)
  • Women (6)
  • Daily use (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (28), Brand buyer (27)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (32), 10 minutes (11)

Reviewed by 87 customers

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5.0

MAGIC

By Justdoit

from Cleveland, OH

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Overnight pimple be gone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

    You have to try this for those pesky bumps that you know are about to give you problems.

     
    5.0

    Going to get a second one!

    By MARIO BADESCU LOVER

    from Springfield, VA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

      This is probably one of the best masks I have ever used in my life. I really have seen in improvement on my oily skin. I used to have really oily skin no matter what I used, I tried different products like Origins, Neutrogena, Clean and Clear, but nothing seemed to work for me and I was throwing my money down the drain. But I ended up coming across this mask and it was my first time using their line and now I love it! This really does remove oils from my skin and I have sensitive skin. Even though the smell is a little on the strong side I actually got used to it and do not even mind it anymore. This is a fantastic product.

       
      5.0

      Loved itttt!!!

      By Luisa

      from Norman, Ok

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin

      Cons

      • Bad Smell

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

      This is the only thing that helped me with my acne problem, It has a strong smell but I don't really care! It cleared out all my acne problems

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      I wouldn't buy this again.

      By Keli

      from Illinois

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bad Smell
        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

          I used this on my face. It made my skin itch. It smelled bad.

           
          2.0

          ok

          By amanda

          from ny

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

          Honestly this mask was just Ok to me. All it did was dry out my skin. It smells AWFUL. Scent was so strong and terrible, smell lingered for hours.

           
          3.0

          Love Mario Badescu, but...

          By S

          from Mississippi

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

          This mask works for drying your break outs and clearing the skin but the smell is so strong and lingers. it is not a smell i can get over. Mario Badescu has been my staple for skin care but this will not be apart of my skin care routine.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Amazing

          By Gabiie

          from Georgia

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

          I've been using it for about 10 months now and must say my acne has been going away from using this mask every week or 2. I have combination skin type and I tend to break out a lot. If your looking for something to help with oil control on your face get it . It actually works. I only give it 4 stars due to the fact it has a very strong smell to it other than that it's great!

           
          3.0

          Acne

          By Lexi

          from Holtville CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

          • Bad Smell

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

          Smells a little funky but overall it's worth it

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product

          By Anne

          from Los Angeles

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

          I personally love this mask! It does an amazing job at controlling my acne. It does such a good job that I can get past the bad smell. But hey it works so I won't complain! And if you are dealing with sever break outs you should give this a try because it works. This does what it says. Will continue to repurchase!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My Savior

          By sandmaggie

          from New Orleans, LA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

          • Bad Smell

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

          It dries out zits immediately and doesn't harm your skin. I've tried everything and this is by far the best. It is super stinky though.

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          • Q:

            I have super oily skin with acne but should i buy the drying mask or the special mask for oily skin which one is better??
            Asked on 11/9/2016 by Jlolover from san diego CA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The Drying Mask is better for oily skin that is also acne prone. Use 2-3 times a week.

              Answered on 11/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Should you cleanse, tone, and then use this product?
            Asked on 9/24/2016 by trowe24 from Baton Rouge, LA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The Drying Mask should be applied to freshly cleaned, slightly damp skin, focusing on areas of concern. After 15-20 minutes, the mask should be rinsed thoroughly with warm water. For best results, follow with Special Cucumber Lotion to ensure the mask is thoroughly removed.

              Answered on 9/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Should I apply this in the morning or at night?
            Asked on 7/23/2016 by ally from Greenwood,Indiana

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Drying Mask is best applied at night. Apply a thin layer of mask on clean skin, avoiding eye area. Wait 15-20 minutes and rinse thoroughly with warm water. After removing the mask, you can follow with your usual toner and moisturizer.

              Answered on 7/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Will this mask help with milia on my forehead?
            Asked on 7/8/2016 by txgirl from Texas

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The Drying Mask should be used 2-3 times a week to help clear problematic skin. Should you only be experiencing skin issues on your forehead, you can apply the mask only to that area.

              Answered on 7/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            The instructions say to use it on clean skin but it doesn't say whether to use it on wet or dry skin.
            Asked on 6/9/2016 by Jen from US

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Drying Mask is best applied on freshly washed skin that is still damp, but not wet.

              Answered on 6/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Hi, is this product more effective than the drying cream? Which one works faster and better?
            Asked on 5/29/2016 by Dalia from New Haven, CT

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              It depends on the type and severity of your breakouts. The Drying Mask is extremely effective as an all over treatment to help shrink and dry out blemishes - and is great for wide-spread problems. Drying Cream is a spot treatment that is not rinsed off. We recommend that Drying Cream be applied sparingly to small patches of under-the-surface bumps.

              Answered on 5/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Can I use the special cucumber lotion after I use this mask? Or do I go straight to the moisturizer?

            Can I use the drying lotion after the toner/moisturizer?
            Asked on 4/10/2016 by Maria Reyes from Chicago,Illinois

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Yes, you can use the Special Cucumber Lotion after you remove the mask with warm water. You can then apply moisturizer all over and spot treat with the Drying Lotion.

              Answered on 4/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Hi there how much sulfur (percentage) does this mask contain?
            Asked on 3/5/2016 by beautyluv88 from boise id

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The sulfur content is 2.9%.

              Answered on 3/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            I just have two big red pimples id like to get rid of ! Can I Dab it before I go to bed ?
            Asked on 11/16/2015 by Chanelgirl

            1 answer

          • Q:

            The instructions say it is best when used as a companion product to Mario Badescu's Healing & Soothing Mask. Do you recommend using the Healing & Soothing mask immediately after/the same day as the Drying Mask (to moisturize after 'drying')? Or would you recommend doing these masks on different days?
            Asked on 9/3/2015 by Jordan from Minneapolis

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              For best results, we recommend using the Drying Mask one day and using the Healing & Soothing Mask the following the day. You can repeat this pattern as necessary.

              Answered on 9/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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