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Mario Badescu Silver Powder

Mario Badescu

Silver Powder

Item #: 2209809 Size: 1.0 oz

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For excessive, stubborn blackheads, this oil absorbent powder will help to unclog congested pores. Prevents blackheads and promotes a healthier complexion. You will see a remarkable difference after one application.
Once or twice a week dip a water dampened cotton ball into the powder and press on nose, chin and congested areas on the face. Wait 10 minutes and wipe off with toner or astringent.
Calcium Carbonate, Kaolin, Zinc Oxide (CI 177497).

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Mario BadescuSilver Powder
 
4.2

(based on 205 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (126)
  • Easy to use (96)
  • Good value (65)
  • Minimizes pores (52)
  • Lightweight (30)

Cons

  • Complicated to use (23)
  • Messy (19)
  • Not effective (10)
  • Dries out skin (8)
  • Doesn't work (4)

Best Uses

  • Weekly use (60)
  • Oily skin (55)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (49)
  • Women (35)
  • Men (22)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (83), Brand buyer (61)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (51), 10 minutes (35), 1+ hour (8)

Reviewed by 205 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Too soon to tell

By Nanis

from Hanford, Ca

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Loosens blackheads

Cons

  • Bit messy

Best Uses

  • Blackheads & Whiteheads

Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

I find that this product has loosened up my blackheads but has not gotten rid of them completely. I cleanse my face, dab this on for 10-20 min, rise face with warm water and then I take a blackhead removing tool. They came out much easier than just my regular cleansing/steam routine. It has only been a week tho! Will continue to use and see what happens. :)

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic!

By Kayla M.

from Martinsburg, WV

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Minimizes Pores
  • Soothing
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Blackheads & Whiteheads

    Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

    I have never struggled with anything but dry skin- until recently. It seems like my skin went from extremely dry to extremely oily in the blink of an eye. Due to all the excess oil build-up I have been getting a crazy amount of blackheads on my chin, forehead and all around my hairline. I tried Dermalogica products, but they seemed to cause more and more blackheads to show. I bought this product and wow! You can actually see it working. I know this sounds gross, but I could literally see the dirt and oil coming up out of my skin! It was equivalent to what you'd see on a pore strip, only it was just sitting there on my face. I rinsed it off with the cucumber toner and followed with the oil free moisturizer. Today my skin is much less irritated and feels softer. If you suffer from an over abundance of blackheads, this is definitely the right product for you, and it's very affordable!

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Hit or miss

    By Tanyaalvarez94

    from Irvine, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • A lot of fall out
    • Ineffective
    • very messy

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Moderate Acne
    • Teen Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

    Hate that its very powdery but I can definitely see it working on very congested oily skin.

     
    5.0

    It Works!

    By Headhurt

    from KC, MO

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Blackheads & Whiteheads

      Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

      The difference was noticeable right away.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Messy, but works good

      By Kay

      from Texas

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Minimizes Pores
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Messy

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Moderate Acne
      • Severe Acne
      • Teen Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

      Like a lot of people in the review section said it does make a bit of a mess but I do think it works really well. I tried the cotton ball method the product said to do but it didn't work at all for me, so what I do is get my whole face wet, get my finger wet, dip it in the powder, get the powder on my finger wet and then put it on my face and that works well for me.

       
      4.0

      Works well but its kind of difficult to apply

      By Kaylah

      from Mahtowa MN

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Minimizes Pores
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blackheads & Whiteheads

        Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

        This product works well to help clear my blackheads but its kind of difficult to apply as i dont reall know how thick of a layer to apply... and also when it dries it flakes off horribly but that could be cause i put to thick of a layer on my nose.. i have not tried a super thin layer yet as i think i would be innefective. I like it even though it is messy and flakes everywhere.

         
        4.0

        Product works well, I would purchase it again

        By Debs

        from LA, CA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Minimizes Pores
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Blackheads & Whiteheads

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          I used this to get rid of the blackheads in my nose, I did see a difference the first time. It was a bit difficult to put on but once I got the hang of it,it was pretty easy.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Deep cleans pores

          By Ashley

          from Miami

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Blackheads & Whiteheads

            Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

            You out this on ur face with a wet cotton ball and let it sit for 10 minutes then remove with toner. I'm not too fond of toner so I remove it with warm water and the results are amazing!!! Very soft fresh looking result!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This works!

            By Ash

            from Birmingham

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Minimizes Pores
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blackheads & Whiteheads

              Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

              I'm in love with this already & ive only used it once. I've struggled with acne for as long as I can remember and I've always had blackheads on my nose and huge pores beside my nose. I started using a lot of Mario badescu products and loved them so I gave this a try. After washing this off, I could tell a huge difference in my pore size and my nose looked so clean and I could tell lots of my blackheads were gone. I'll definitely be using this twice a week as part of my skin care routine.

               
              4.0

              Not Bad

              By Ella

              from San Antonio, Texas

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Minimizes Pores
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

              • Messy

              Best Uses

              • Blackheads & Whiteheads

              Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

              This product leaves your skin squeaky clean without over drying.

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              • Q:

                How much product should I be picking up with the cotton ball? Should it be a thick white paste on my skin or something more light and transparent? I have trouble applying it evenly
                Asked on 2/1/2017 by Avma from Omaha, NE

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The trick is getting the right ratio of water to powder. Dipping a water-dampened cotton pad into the powder to create a paste-like texture is the ideal way to apply.

                  Answered on 2/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                What other method can be used to apply? The wet cotton ball thing didn't work out so well, it came off as a clump of clay onto my skin, or is that what's supposed to happen? I felt like I would have had to use too much product that way.
                Asked on 1/4/2017 by maddie from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Dipping a water-dampened cotton pad into the powder to create a paste-like texture is really the only way to apply the product. I think the trick is getting the right ratio of water to powder. You should only use the Silver Powder 1-2 times a week, so even if you use a generous amount, the jar will still last quite some time.

                  Answered on 1/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                What is the shelf life of this product?
                Asked on 12/24/2016 by Jane

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Silver Powder is good for a minimum period after opening of 24 months.

                  Answered on 12/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Can you remove this product with water?
                Asked on 12/23/2016 by Meg from Michigan, US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We do recommend removing with a toner, but a face towel and water would work also.

                  Answered on 12/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I have blackheads that are super stubborn on my forehead. Some seem to be just small bumps that won't pop ever. I try not to pop any of them but I couldn't help but try and see if these stubborn tiny bumps would even pop. Is this something that would help me get rid of these bumps on my forehead?
                Asked on 11/28/2016 by Emily from Boise, Idaho

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Can this product be used on blackheads on the cheeks?
                Asked on 11/18/2016 by Meg from Michigan, US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Of course! We tend to recommend it for the t-zone, since that area is usually more oily and blackhead prone. But you can certainly apply it to your cheeks, chin, or other areas of concern.

                  Answered on 11/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Since the powder can be mixed with water to achieve a clay texture, will it peel off like a mask or does it have to be washed off?
                Asked on 10/30/2016 by be

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Dip a water-dampened cotton pad into powder—creating a paste-like texture—and press on the T-zone (focusing on the nose and chin area). Wait 10 minutes and remove by wiping off with a toner. To be used 1-2 times a week.

                  Answered on 10/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Most of the questions seem to focus on the t zone area, but I get my worst acne on my cheeks, jawline, and cheekbones. Can this be used there?
                Asked on 7/29/2016 by Color addict

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I used this product after I cleansed my face during the nighttime. Is it recommended to serum, moisturize, etc thereafter? It seems difficult since just the astringent removes the powder and there is left over product on the face.
                Asked on 4/20/2016 by Kristopher from Reno, NV

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  After removing the Silver Powder with toner (you can also use water and a washcloth), you can apply your nightly products. If you feel there is leftover product on your nose, you can avoid that area when applying your moisturizers, serums, etc. Any leftover product will be removed when you wash your face in the morning.

                  Answered on 4/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Does this powder help with closed comedones? You know like the skin colored bumps that take forever to surface to the top of the skin?
                Asked on 4/5/2016 by Bnr

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Mario Badescu Silver Powder is designed to be used on open comedones (blackheads).

                  Answered on 4/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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