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Mario Badescu Silver Powder

Mario Badescu

Silver Powder

1.0 oz Item 2209809

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Natural minerals like kaolin, calcium carbonate, and zinc oxide help purify pores and reduce stubborn blackheads. Excess oil, buildup, and pore-clogging impurities are drawn out, revealing visibly clearer, healthier-looking skin.
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. Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
Calcium Carbonate, Kaolin, Zinc Oxide.

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Mario BadescuSilver Powder
 
4.2

(based on 261 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (164)
  • Easy to use (118)
  • Minimizes pores (90)
  • Good value (65)
  • Lightweight (30)

Cons

  • Messy (28)
  • Complicated to use (23)
  • Dries out skin (14)
  • Not effective (10)
  • Doesn't work (8)

Best Uses

  • Blackheads & whiteheads (91)
  • Weekly use (60)
  • Oily skin (56)
  • Women (35)
  • Adult acne (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (105), Brand buyer (84)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (51), 10 minutes (35), 1+ hour (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Reviewed by 261 customers

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3.0

Effective product but with some cons

By PiGirl

from AR

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Minimizes Pores
  • Reduces oiliness
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Causes mild itchiness
  • Dries Out Skin
  • Not easy to use

Best Uses

  • Blackheads & Whiteheads

Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

This is the first Mario Badescu product I tried. I have problems with blackheads and large pores. I wouldn't say it reduced my blackheads significantly. It is messy to use and also leaves my skin feeling dry and itchy. But it does help with excessive oiliness around the nose and helps clean up clogged pores.

 
5.0

This is absolutely amazing

By Lindsey

from Ohio

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blackheads & Whiteheads

    Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

    This stuff is absolutely amazing, I don't thinks it's hard to use or messy.

     
    3.0

    Messy

    By Her

    from AustinTX

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult to use
      • Ineffective
      • Messy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

        This product is seriously messy. Not only is it difficult to apply, it flakes off while you are waiting for it to work. I haven't seen any reduction in my pores.

         
        3.0

        Don't really care for this

        By Ana

        from Omaha,

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Minimizes Pores

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Hard to apply
        • Messy

        Best Uses

        • Blackheads & Whiteheads

        Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

        I don't really care for this product. Sometimes I even regret buying it but it was pretty cheap so whatever. It is hard to apply and get the right consistency of this product. Also as it dries the powder gets everywhere, it doesn't stay or anything but it is messy. I have combo skin (oily t-zone) but this still dries out my nose when I use it!!! I've only used it about 4 times but never reach for it.

         
        4.0

        Messy but works good

        By Della

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Minimizes Pores
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Hard to use
        • Messy

        Best Uses

        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Teen Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

        This product did a great job of reducing blackheads but it is super messy and difficult to apply. The powder was hard to apply where I wanted it and it got everywhere when I applied, as it dried and when I was taking it off. However i think the results were worth the mess

         
        5.0

        Awesome!

        By Carly

        from CT

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Messy (just be careful)

        Best Uses

        • Blackheads & Whiteheads

        Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

        Using this on my nose following up with a biore strip was mind blowing. Love this product!

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Yes I WILL buy this again.

        By dfrancis2020

        from Lodi, CA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Minimizes Pores
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Blackheads & Whiteheads

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          It works! It's kinda a pain to apply but very effective.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Dear all of you, GET THIS.

          By Sandy B.

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clears Blackheads
          • Easy To Use
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Blackheads & Whiteheads

            Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

            I bought this because my skin has always been oily, but for the last month, has gotten much worse. I use this specifically on my nose but sometimes I'll use it on my chin and forehead. This is such an easy product to use that does wonders. You use a dampened cotton pad (if you have extra time, I prefer a cotton swab) and dab it where you want the product. Wait 10-15 minutes and with a toner, wipe it off. My skin instantly feels softer. In addition, I my pores on my nose get really clogged it so I tend to use a scrub to remove some of it, but this removed it all. If you have oily skin, rough skin, clogged pores, any symptom of skin oiliness, this will be your best friend.

             
            4.0

            Must have

            By Robie

            from Puget sound

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Minimizes Pores
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Blackheads & Whiteheads

            Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

            After a few uses you can begin to notice smaller pores. Only give it four stars cause it's tricky and takes practice applying it and it makes a mess. But definitely worth it. This is my second time purchasing

             
            5.0

            Love

            By Hailey

            from Antioch, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blackheads & Whiteheads

              Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

              I have a horrible problem with clogged pores and this product works wonders when used as directed. It is best used to bring all the junk to the surface and then follow up with a blackhead extractor to fully remove everything. I saw some comments that said it was messy and hard to use but I didn't find it that troubling. The only inconvenience is the last step when removing the product with toner but that's where the magic happens so it's worth it. I will say that you should buy a more gentle cleanser that's not expensive to remove it instead of a high end one or one that is super harsh given that you are just using it to take the mask off.

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              • Q:

                I see a lot of people have posted that they use a blackhead porestrip after use of this product. I thought porestrips also stripped away the good oil from our faces though. I do notice after using the product, it helps bring oil to the surface but it doesn't completely get of the blackhead. Should I use a porestrip?
                Asked on 11/27/2017 by Lauren from Connecticut

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                  A:

                  You could use a pore strip on an alternating evening so that even after rinsing, the Silver Powder that has seeped into the pores is allowed to work overnight.

                  Answered on 11/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                In my skin care routine, would I use this before or after exfoliating?
                Asked on 11/24/2017 by KK from US

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                  A:

                  An exfoliant can be used before using the Silver Powder. We suggest using the Silver Powder 1-2 times per week on areas of blackheads.

                  Answered on 11/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Can I use this product if I have my nose pierced?
                Asked on 11/18/2017 by nicole from boston,MA

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This product can be used on areas of blackheads, however it should not be applied to open or broken skin.

                  Answered on 11/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Can this product be used on any skin type?
                Asked on 10/28/2017 by Jimmybob from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, the Silver Powder is suitable for all skin types. On dry or sensitive skin it should be used once per week. For more oily skin we suggest using 1-2 times per week.

                  Answered on 10/29/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Is this used after washing your face and before moisturizing? Of should it just be used and then followed with a toner?
                Asked on 8/28/2017 by Beauty from undisclosed

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  We recommend using this product after cleansing. 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. Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.

                  Answered on 9/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                So after i use this on my skin, then toner but then i put on moisturizer. However it seems to be reversing the product's effect on my pores returning to the normal size. Should i not put on moisturizer on my face after use?
                Asked on 7/24/2017 by M from Virginia Beach

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  We suggest you always follow up removal of the Silver Powder with a toner. If this is not effective enough to close your pores, you can also try cold water to aid in the process. Although we always recommend the use of a moisturizer at night, it is also ok to skip a moisturizer on the nights and the areas that you applied Silver Powder to.

                  Answered on 7/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Can this help even out skin tone and is it oil free?
                Asked on 7/19/2017 by M from Virginia Beach, VA

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  The Silver Powder does not even out skin tone. This product can be used 1-2 times per week to help reduce blackheads and excess oil of the skin. To help even out skin tone, our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be used 1-3 times per week, this lathering, deep cleanser has the exfoliating powers of glycolic acid to break down build-up from skins surface, reduce minor discoloration and leave skin radiant and smooth.
                  http://www.ulta.com/glycolic-foaming-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200753

                  Answered on 7/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                So to wipe it off could I use the facial spray on a cotton pad to take it off?
                Asked on 7/11/2017 by shay from troy ny

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Does the silver powder also work for white heads? I recently got my nose piercing and ever since then I've realized I've gotten much more white heads on my nose and I'm wondering if this product can help??
                Asked on 6/4/2017 by Jo from Westminster CA

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              • Q:

                I have super stubborn blackheads on my nose that i've had since middle school and nothing seems to work. Charcoal masks, Pore strips, the whole nine. Would this product be the one that finally helps?
                Asked on 5/8/2017 by Syd from Newport Beach Ca

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Our Silver Powder will help reduce blackheads and excess oil in the T-Zone. This product can be used 1-2 times per week on areas of blackheads. It would be a great product to add to your regimen to spot treat blackheads. To help reduce stubborn congestion in addition to the Silver Powder, our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be used as your exfoliant twice per week. http://www.ulta.com/glycolic-foaming-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200753

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