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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 223 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (137)
  • Easy to use (102)
  • Good value (65)
  • Minimizes pores (65)
  • Lightweight (30)

Cons

  • Complicated to use (23)
  • Messy (20)
  • Dries out skin (10)
  • Not effective (10)
  • Doesn't work (5)

Best Uses

  • Blackheads & whiteheads (63)
  • Weekly use (60)
  • Oily skin (55)
  • Women (35)
  • Adult acne (22)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (90), Brand buyer (70)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (51), 10 minutes (35), 1+ hour (8)

Reviewed by 223 customers

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3.0

The jury is still out

By HFinOKC

from Oklahoma City

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Flakes off as it dries
    • Ineffective
    • Messy to use

    Best Uses

    • Blackheads & Whiteheads

    Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

    Tried to remember to use it the recommended twice a week. Didn't see much difference when I did use it except for it drying out the skin. It's messy to apply and as it dries, it flakes off and makes a mess.

     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Sarah

    from Sonoma County, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

      I've only used this twice now and I've seen a big difference in my skin already. I have very oily skin so I get lots of small bumps under the skin from built up hard oils and this stuff removed them over night basically. I started using this and an activated charcoal bar soap at night and I think the combo works very well together. I hydrate with a water based moisturizer and my skin does not dry out. Just follow the instructions as it says on the jar and only use twice a week. It's definitely helped control the oil my skin produces throughout the day.

       
      1.0

      Returning.

      By Margaret84MUA

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin
        • Not easy to use

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          I really wanted to love it. But it was super messy to use and once you got it on the skin it was hard to get off. It said use toner or astringent to get it off. I did and it spread around my face instead of coming completely off. After i got it off, I did my normal skin care routine and applied my makeup. I look in a mirror an hour later and there is a zit on my nose. I look again in 15 min and there was another zit. Then another on the side of my nose. A day later I have little bumps on my cheeks. Not happy at all. Returning ASAP.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This Stuff Is A M A Z I N G

          By Chanel

          from Harder Heights, TX

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Messy

          Best Uses

          • Blackheads & Whiteheads

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          Ive had issues with my large, occasionally clogged pores for a while. Ive tried so many different products (pore strips, baking soda masks, several charcoal masks, various scrubs, etc.). Not one of those things work as well as this product here. I purchased this product while in my local Ulta store today and was so excited to use this once I got home. The directions on the packaging was clear and concise, very easy to apply. I do recommend to throughly soak the cotton ball with water, you want the consistency to be very paste-y to adhere to the skin well. As it dries it does tend to flake of your face when you move, it looks like snow falling. So be cautious with where you use this product. I ran out of toner so i used an astringent (almost the same thing), and the results were amaaaaaaazing! It did completely obliterate the look of any large pores on my chin. My pore issue is the worst on my nose through the medial portion of my cheek; although they didn't completely disappear, the pores in that area became substantially less noticeable! My skin was a tad bit dry after using this product but i followed it up with Mario Badescu's Seaweed Night Cream which left my skin feeling supple and hydrated.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing

          By Mari

          from Hollis, New York

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Blackheads & Whiteheads

            Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

            Use is so simple directions are perfectly laid out. And it works miracles!!! I have oily large pores and always have to smear some type of pore corrector before foundation. Not anymore this didnr minimizr my pores it closed my huge pores up no more pore corrector. I can go clean faced all day with a lil blush and glow! Thanks Mario

             
            5.0

            Love it

            By Cc

            from PA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Minimizes Pores
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blackheads & Whiteheads

              Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

              Love this stuff! Saw a difference after one use!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love this product!

              By mackenziebreann

              from Spokane, WA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Minimizes Pores
              • Smells Great
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

              • A little difficult to use
              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

              This product works extremely well!! I've only been using it a short while and I've already seen amazing results! It does exactly what you expect it to do. My only complaints would be that it is a bit difficult to use and it does dry your skin or a bit. I usually follow with a Mario Badescu moisturizer, though, and that works perfectly to combat the dryness of the powder.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love

              By Nicole

              from New Mexico

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Inflammatory Acne
                • Moderate Acne
                • Teen Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

                I tend to get small breakouts on my chin. Some are white heads but most of them resemble cystic acne a little more. I use this mask only on my trouble areas about twice a week and it has made a 70% difference. I love it. It's not too drying, genuinely works (much better and gentler than salycilic acid or benzoyl peroxide) and was not overly expensive.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love this stuff

                By Sari

                from Royal Oak, MI

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Blackheads & Whiteheads

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

                  I discovered this product years ago from beauty blogger, Blair Fowler. I love a good mask and this product sounded intriguing. My sister and I would both add this product into our rotation as we love the way our skin feels afterwards. The product itself is a white powder. I always apply it with a wet q-tip and remove with toner as suggester.

                   
                  5.0

                  Life changing

                  By Ashley

                  from Manhattan beach

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Minimizes Pores
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Blackheads & Whiteheads

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

                    I've been fighting a nose full of blackheads for YEARS. I've found a few products that helped but nothing that really worked. Whenever I touched my nose it always felt a little bumpy and greasy. I'm a big fan of MB, so when I read about this product I had to try it. I was surprised how inexpensive it was. And AMAZED at how well it works. My nose gets clearer and clearer every time I use it (2-3 times a week). My blackheads have flattened out and are getting lighter. It never dries out my skin either which is a huge plus.

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                    • Q:

                      I have 1 very stubborn blackhead on my forehead that's pretty deep and it's been there for years, I'm never able to remove it.. will this help?!
                      Asked on 3/10/2017 by Beatuty buff

                      1 answer

                    • 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
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