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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
 
4.1

(based on 144 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (84)
  • Easy to use (67)
  • Good value (65)
  • Lightweight (30)
  • Minimizes pores (11)

Cons

  • Complicated to use (23)
  • Not effective (10)
  • Messy (9)
  • Poor texture (4)
  • Dries out skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Weekly use (60)
  • Oily skin (53)
  • Women (35)
  • Men (22)
  • Daily use (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (56), Brand buyer (42)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (51), 10 minutes (35), 1+ hour (8)

Reviewed by 144 customers

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5.0

Cleans pore's better than anything I've ever used!

By Becok

from Ferguson

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Minimizes Pores

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Clogged pore's

    Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

    It's a little messy, but that's a small price to pay for the great job that it does.

     
    5.0

    This stuff is magical

    By Beka

    from Santa Barbara

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Soothing
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Blackheads & Whiteheads

      Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

      You will get the best out of this product if you use directly after a shower when your pores are open. This way the paste sinks in as it dries! Make sure to use an astringent or their cleansing lotion after to further clean your pores.

       
      5.0

      Great product!

      By Lillie

      from NC

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Minimizes Pores
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

        Great

         
        4.0

        Loveeee!

        By Brytt A.

        from Madera, CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Minimizes Pores
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Blackheads & Whiteheads

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          This stuff is great!! I was looking for a good blackhead extractor and seen this one recommended on the "New Beauty" website. It stood out to me because it was a POWDER and I had never tried or even knew they had powders for extractions so I was a little hesitant at first. I bought it in store and all I can say is WOW, it's awesome! You just dampen a cotton ball and pick up some of the product with it and put it anywhere you're prone to blackheads leave it for about 10-15 minutes and wipe away with astringent/toner. The cotton ball I used to wipe away with had dirt and blackheads, I was shocked! This is definitely my go to! The reason I'm giving it 4 instead of 5 stars is because it's not so "easy to use." I didn't have cotton balls initially so I tried toilet paper, paper towels, makeup remover pads (washed them out first) and nothing applied the product even near as good as the cotton balls so I had to buy cotton balls. It also tells you to wipe away with a "toner/astringent" and I didn't have that either so I had to go out and buy that too. Also, I'm sure a lot of people are prone to blackheads around their nose like I am and when you apply it and leave it on, the powder dries and your nose starts snowing everywhere and you breathe it in, but nevertheless it works!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          LOVE the product after one use

          By Teresa

          from Frederick MD

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Minimizes Pores
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

          • Blackheads & Whiteheads

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          I previously used Mario Badescu's AHA Botanical soap as a body wash to get rid of my occasionally back acne. It was amazing! It has lasted over three months with daily use. So I was hoping the silver powder would be just as amazing. I have struggled with having blackheads for quite some time now and have tried sooo many different products to get rid of them (cleansers, toners, blackhead micro zone facials, pore strips, exfoliaters, etc.) and NOTHING WORKED! However, after the first use of this product I noticed results instantly. It got rid of half my blackheads on my nose. Not sure if they are just filled in or if they are extracted but I am not complaining about how I look pore less! I am so excited and happy about this product. It definitely can last a couple of months as well. I did have to use a light gel moisturizer after even though my skin is oily because it felt a little dry. Don't hesitate to buy this product!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Better than pore strips!

          By >^..^<

          from TN

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

              This stuff is great! Like the others say, it can be messy if you use too much. A little goes a long way so spread it very thinly. When you take it off all that pore gunk is gone. It's seriously magic!! It doesn't irritate my skin and I use it as often as needed, usually once a week. I love it. Especially for the price, it's a great product!!

               
              5.0

              Amazing results

              By Tracy

              from Lake St. Louis, MO

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Minimizes Pores
              • pulls out blackheads
              • Soothing
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

                Bought this for my 17 year old son who suffers from acne and black heads. We put this on and saw the blackheads being pulled out. We noticed a major difference in the areas that we put this product, nose forehead and right beside nose. Pores were much tighter and redness was reduced in those areas.

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                works great, kind of weird

                By amy the skeptical

                from petaluma, ca

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Minimizes Pores
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                • Dries Out Skin
                • weird application

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                • Moderate Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

                it was weird to apply at first i wasnt sure if i was even coating my skin because it applies invisible but after letting it sit for 10 minutes it turns white. i noticed a difference in my skin, especially the blackheads on my nose/cheeks. i am quite pleased

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Holy Grail Product!!!

                By Angela

                from Greenville, SC

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Minimizes Pores
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                  • Moderate Acne

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

                  So far, every product I have bought from the Mario Badescu product line impresses me, but this one blew me away! I have had the most stubborn black heads on my nose for years, and nothing has worked to clear them out. I have used pore strips, special cleansers and astringents, but to no avail. This product however, removed 90% of them within ONE use. And any remaining ones are so small, you can hardly even see them! I have also used this along my chin and lower lip to help de-gunk some problem areas of my skin, and it has been keeping my pores in check! Will definitely be keeping this product stocked in my medicine cabinet from now on!

                  (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  I don't get it

                  By spanishmel

                  from Anaheim, Ca

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Minimizes Pores

                  Cons

                  • Messy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

                    I did not like this product. After I made it into a paste on the cotton pad like the directions instructed it was still messy, while it sat on my skin it flaked off and I felt like I was breathing it in. After reading the ingredients I discovered the main ingredient is essentially baking soda (calcium carbonate), kaolin clay, and zinc. These ingredients are nothing special and can be found around the home and in MUCH cheaper products. I returned this item and I am going to stick with the Freeman brand Kaolin clay masks because from my experience, they work just as good and are easier to use.

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                    • 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

                      • Brand Expert

                        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
                    • Q:

                      I don´t get a lot of blackheads but I have enlarged pores, this would help?
                      Asked on 1/7/2016 by Adriana

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Can this product be used on blackheads located on other areas of the body?
                      Asked on 12/5/2015 by Val from NJ

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Can this product be removed with Special Cucumber Lotion?
                      Asked on 11/12/2015 by Sunflower Lover from Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, you can use toner such as Special Cucumber Lotion to remove it.

                        Answered on 11/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Would this cause my face to become too dry, and therefore over produce oil, if not used sparingly?
                      Asked on 11/9/2015 by Caseycat from the mitten

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Silver Powder can work effectively, without over drying your skin, when used properly. Only use the Silver Powder 1-2 times a week and only apply it to oily, congested pores in your T-Zone.

                        Answered on 11/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      What type of toner do you recommend I use to wash off this product? I don't use any toners for my face, I only apply blackhead and acne scrubs and wash them off with cold water. This product says to use a toner, so I'm wondering what types or brands of a toner I should use?
                      Asked on 9/29/2015 by Nicolee from Portland, OR

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      How does the Silver Powder compare to the Special Healing Powder? Can they be used in tandem? For example, using the Silver Powder on parts of the face with blackheads and the Special Healing Powder on whiteheads, reddened areas, and breakout-prone areas?
                      Also, on places like the nose or chin, I sometimes have blackheads and whiteheads--could I use both products at the same time in these circumstances?
                      Asked on 6/21/2015 by dc from Valencia, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Silver Powder will work on superficial blackheads and is not a leave-on product. It is to be applied with a wet cotton ball to blackheads and rinsed off after 10 minutes. We recommend nighttime use.

                        Special Healing Powder is a leave-on product that can be used at night on red or acne prone areas. You can also mix a small amount of Special Healing Powder in with your makeup powder during the day to absorb excess oil. Special Healing Powder will control excess oil and camouflage redness.

                        We recommend using Mario Badescu Drying Lotion on whiteheads.

                        Answered on 6/25/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can this be used on active blemishes?
                      Asked on 3/14/2015 by Ambee

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