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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 powerful mask is formulated with sulfur, kaolin, and other natural minerals to help dry up breakouts and absorb pore-clogging impurities from the skin. Excess shine is eliminated as calamine and cucumber extract provide a cooling, refreshing boost making this mask incredibly effective at targeting troubled areas. Can be used as a companion product to Mario Badescu's Healing & Soothing Mask.
Apply a thin layer of mask on clean skin, focusing only on areas of concern and avoiding the eye area. Wait 15-20 minutes and rinse thoroughly with warm water. Use 2-3 times a week as needed. May also be used on areas of body acne.
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
 
4.2

(based on 129 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (43)
  • Easy to use (34)
  • Good value (30)
  • Leaves clean feel (25)
  • Balances skin (24)

Cons

  • Bad smell (44)
  • Smell (5)
  • Dries out skin (4)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (3)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (52)
  • Acne-prone skin (46)
  • Weekly use (24)
  • Combination skin (16)
  • All skin types (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (46), Budget shopper (41)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (32), 10 minutes (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 129 customers

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2.0

I would purchase this product if the smell of it was changed

By AW

from Los Angeles,CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone Skin
  • Oily Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

I use the product to tone down mild acne, which did help somewhat. The smell is horrible, which is a big con for me because I do believe if the smell wasn't so bad I'd be able to use it as recommended and see great results. If you are sensitive to fragrances I do not recommend this product. Thought if you don't mind strong chemical smells then it's a must try!

 
2.0

Smells like a used car dealership

By Maddie

from Nashville TN

Pros

  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

    This smells exactly like a car dealership, so it is not very fun to have on your face for 30 minutes! Other than that no complaints

     
    4.0

    this product works great!!

    By Hailey

    from Anaheim, CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

    This product was great! I feel like after a couple of uses my skin texture was so smooth. The smell is kind of bad but once you put it on you can't really smell it. I use this mask once a week with the drying lotion & my skin has gotten a lot clearer!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for Acne!

    By Amanda

    from Boston Massachusetts

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Effective
    • Helps with clearing breakouts
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

    I love this product whenever I have an active breakout, i swear it helps my acne disappear faster. I'll use this mask at night then wake up and notice my acne diminishes! Sometimes I use it in the t-zone if I'm super oily and just want to feel clean and balanced

     
    4.0

    I love this product line, affordable and affective. I

    By Holly

    from Temecula

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

    I use it after I cleanse with one of my two types of Mario cleansers and for about 15-20 min as directed. Works good, nothing amazing. Been using it three weeks now.

     
    5.0

    Not That Smelly!

    By arich

    from Virginia

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Effective
    • Good Amount
    • Makes Skin Tingle

    Cons

    • Bad Smell
    • Leaves Skin With a Bad Smell
    • Not Easy To Wash Off

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

    After reading the many reviews on this product, I thought this mask would smell absolutely terrible! To be honest, the mask does smell bad, but if your nose isn't super sensitive and your have a regular tolerance then you'll be fine! The results are worth the smell in my opinion. I've only used this mask 3 times and I'm already seeing results. It's even helping with my hormonal acne which most products don't help with. This mask was easy to apply with a tough foundation brush, but not so easy to take off. I would recommend taking it off in the shower with a wash cloth and then washing your face with a cleanser that smells good because the mask leaves your skin with the bad smell the mask has. do this mask for 20 minutes 2-3 times a week and your skin will thank you!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Loved it!!

    By Carmen

    from Buxton, NC

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

    I loved this!! I tried it a couple days ago because I was getting extremely oily, hoping that anything would cure it. I put it on right before I went to bed because I usually am the oiliest when I just wake up, so I wanted to put it to the real (aka morning wake-up) test. It worked magic! Instant results. It really has honestly cleared the oil up for days. It was super gentle on the skin and came off really easily too! Absolutely love.

     
    5.0

    Love this line!!!

    By Mam

    from Brunswick, GA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

      I put on a thin layer and let it sit for about 30 minutes then remove with warm water and a washcloth. If the acne persists I follow with the drying lotion.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great in combination with other products

      By Kimmycakes

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

        Great with 10% benzoyl peroxide and an AHA. It doesn't work very well if you don't use it with other products. I only use it as a spot treatment.

        I use an aha first, let it sit a few minutes, then Persagel, let it sit a few minutes, and then use the drying mask on top to keep the other treatments from coming off while I sleep. You have to let the mask dry before you fall asleep or it will rub off during the night. My cystic acne bumps are usually a lot smaller the next morning and a good bit of the time it makes them come to a head. This product doesn't smell great, but it isnt intolerable. I would sell a kidney for clear skin, so the smell is a small price to pay for clearer and better skin the next morning.

         
        5.0

        I will buy again

        By Melly Mel

        from Los Angeles CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • All Skin Types
        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

        I use the product 3 times a week, at night. Leave it on for 20 minutes and remove with warm water.

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        • Q:

          i got samples of the drying mask and drying cream but how do i know which one to use and when? i tend to break out quite a bit and i know the drying cream is for under the surface bumps but im not sure what those are, i just call everything that shows up on my face a pimple.
          Asked on 5/5/2017 by cynthia from long beach, ca

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Our Drying Cream can be used on small clusters of acne or red/inflamed breakouts just under the surface of the skin. The Drying Mask can be used 1-2 times per week on acne prone or oily skin to help reduce congestion, oil and breakouts.

            Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
        • Q:

          I have acne, combination and my skin is very sensitive. Will this product dry or burn my skin? I also tried other mask that made me breakout will this mask do the same?
          Asked on 4/23/2017 by melanie

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            The Drying Mask can be quite drying and works best with oily skin. It is our strongest deep cleaning mask. Our Flower and Tonic Mask is a more gentle deep cleaning mask that might better suit your skin. http://www.ulta.com/flower-tonic-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200735

            Answered on 4/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
        • Q:

          Is this particular product oil free?
          Asked on 1/16/2017 by Joy from NJ US

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Drying Mask is an oil free formulation.

            Answered on 1/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
        • Q:

          Can this product be used overnight as a spot treatment?
          Asked on 12/26/2016 by Meg from Michigan, US

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            We would not recommend using the Drying Mask as a spot treatment. Our Acne Repair Kit features a collection of spot treatments: Drying Cream (small under the surface bumps), Drying Lotion (whiteheads), and Buffering Lotion (deep, cystic acne). You can purchase them together in the kit or separately to spot treat the different types of blemishes you may have.
            http://www.ulta.com/acne-repair-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200667

            Answered on 12/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
        • 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
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