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Mario Badescu Drying Mask

Mario Badescu

Drying Mask

2.0 oz Item 2209896

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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 136 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (43)
  • Easy to use (34)
  • Good value (30)
  • Leaves clean feel (30)
  • Balances skin (29)

Cons

  • Bad smell (48)
  • Dries out skin (6)
  • Smell (5)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (3)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (56)
  • Acne-prone skin (52)
  • Weekly use (24)
  • Combination skin (17)
  • Sensitive skin (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (49), Budget shopper (43)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (32), 10 minutes (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 136 customers

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1.0

It smells so bad!

By Britain

from San Diego,CA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Bad Smell
    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

      I wanted to like this mask so much that i tried it for 2 weeks.... However the smell is so pungent and strong that even after you wash your face the harsh odor is stuck in your nostrils and on your skin.
      I have combo/ oily skin with cystic acne and thought I would give it a try because I'm a huge fan of the moisturizer. Despite the odor It literally dried my face out to the point of flaking and I only used it 2 times a week (which is less than the suggested amount)

      I don't recommend this product at all.

      I literally can't get the smell out of my nose lol

       
      5.0

      It works.

      By Mom

      from Manhattan

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

        It's great to keep for those stubborn spots and if it dries out just add a little water and stir then use a q tip to apply and store

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Cleared up my acne

        By Laura

        from Arkansas

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

          It says to heave it on for 20 minutes and thenrinse but I just put it on my problem areas and sleep with it and it's cleared up my acne 100%. I had very oily acne prone skin. I made the mistake of using it with the ezyme cleanser and it burnt my skin but using it alone with a mild cleanser has been the key in my skin care routine 10/10 would recommend. It smells bad but it works so I don't even care.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Solid Mask that Helps with Acne

          By Kaolin Casanova

          from Tampa, FL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

          I love this mask! I find that this mask really cleanses and detoxifies my pores. I have sensitive skin, but the natural ingredients in this product really soothes inflammation and swelling associated with my acne. It's also smooths my skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and my skin looks so tight after! Although it does dry a little, and it smells bad (probably the Sulphur) I love this product because it works. Just use a light moisturizer after and you should be good.

           
          5.0

          Acne = Gone

          By LovieWuive

          from NC

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gets Rid Of Acne
          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

            I love this stuff! If you have acne prone skin, you need to try this. I bought this a few days ago and my skin has cleared up so much (I've only used this like twice)! The first night I used it, the first thing I noticed was the smell. Its awful (kinda like rubbery) but don't worry! I got used to it within a few minutes of it being on my face. Once I washed it off, my skin felt so smooth and clean! It was a bit dry (because its a drying mask) so I suggest exfoliating and moisturizing properly when you use this. Overall, its amazing and really cleared my skin! < 3

             
            5.0

            Yes!

            By joancsam19

            from san diego, ca

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified 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:

            I have oily acne prone skin. The drying mask works great and I use it 3 times a week to dry out any pimples or small acne I have on my face. It does work and help decrease the size of my acne. The smell isnt that great but I bought it to get rid of my acne problems. It works and this is my 2nd jar.

             
            5.0

            ❤️

            By Sam

            from Ohio

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

              Love this is my new favorite

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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!

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                • Q:

                  When I use this mask, there seems to be a lot of residue; even after rinsing with warm water several times. It feels weird and gritty on my face, even after rinsing. When I apply my toner, I can see the brown residue on the cotton ball. Should I be washing it off with my face wash?
                  Asked on 11/10/2017 by whwalker from St. Louis, MO

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    It is possible that you are applying too much of the product. The Drying Mask should be applied in a very thin layer on to areas of breakout only. This mask should be fully dried, about 10-15 minutes, before removing with warm water. Additionally you can remove this mask with your daily cleanser as well and follow with toner and moisturizer.

                    Answered on 11/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  How long is this mask good for?(expiration date) I had mine for over three months, should I buy a new one or is it still good?
                  Asked on 10/24/2017 by Fabby from California

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our masks a good for 12 months from opening.

                    Answered on 10/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  will this irritate my sensitive skin?
                  Asked on 10/19/2017 by larissa from williamson Ga

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We suggest patch testing the product before use if your skin is sensitive. The Dying Mask is suitable for ALL skin types.

                    Answered on 10/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  What % of sulfur is in this mask?
                  Asked on 7/31/2017 by Jenna from us

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello, thanks for your question. There is 2.99% sulfur in our Drying Mask.

                    Answered on 9/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Does this have benzoyl peroxide?
                  Asked on 7/26/2017 by sarah from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    There is no Benzoyl Peroxide in this product.

                    Answered on 7/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • 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
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