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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 193 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (116)
  • Easy to use (90)
  • Good value (65)
  • Minimizes pores (42)
  • Lightweight (30)

Cons

  • Complicated to use (23)
  • Messy (16)
  • Not effective (10)
  • Dries out skin (8)
  • Poor texture (4)

Best Uses

  • Weekly use (60)
  • Oily skin (55)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (38)
  • Women (35)
  • Men (22)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (75), Brand buyer (58)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (51), 10 minutes (35), 1+ hour (8)

Reviewed by 193 customers

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5.0

I swear by this product!

By Mia

from San Jose, CA

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

    This face mask is incredibly effective. After one use, you will see a drastic difference in your skin. It reduces redness and minimizes your acne, entirely. This is a great purchase and will buy it again and again!

     
    2.0

    Didn't notice any improvement with blackheads

    By KTFA

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Minimizes Pores

    Cons

    • Ineffective with Blackheads
    • Messy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

      I didn't notice any improvement with my blackheads. Pores appear smaller, but a lot of products do that. I don't think it's worth the mess to put on. Will not recommend or purchase again,

       
      5.0

      game changer

      By Becky

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

      I have very oily skin. I work long shifts as a nurse and this has made a huge difference in keeping my face from getting as oily as it normally would. I put this on and use matte foundation.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Surprisingly satisfied

      By Tay

      from Virginia

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Minimizes Pores

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blackheads & Whiteheads

        Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

        I was sceptical about this product but I've actually noticed my pores and blackheads on and on the sides of my nose appear smaller! I prefer to make a paste and apply it that way instead of with a cotton ball, it's also less messy that way.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Why haven't I tried this sooner?!

        By Kaci

        from Riverbank, ca

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

        • Minimizes Pores
        • Soothing
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Blackheads & Whiteheads

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          I bought this product a few months back & forgot I purchased it until I recently cleaned out my vanity. The only skincare I've regilously been using is Clinique (because I worked for Clinique & it has always worked for me) but I've always struggled with large pores/black heads. I just used this product and while waiting for it to dry I read reviews. I was shocked at how many people said after one time they saw a difference. Let me clarify, I SEE A DIFFERENCE AFTER ONE USE. This stuff is incredible. It is a little messy once it starts drying - but nothing terrible. I used my Clinique clarifying lotion to remove it and it was incredible. I can't wait to keep using this!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Wouldn't buy again.

          By Mary66

          from Utica, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Minimizes Pores
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • I found it difficult to apply and messy.
          • Too powdery when it dries. Gets on clothes.

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Oily skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          This is similar to another product I have bought. I find it less messy and will continue to use that product. Price is good. Product is effective. It just makes a mess.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My "Go to," setting powder!

          By Mimi

          from Central Florida

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Multiple uses..setting, pore reduction,zaps zits
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Moderate Acne
          • Setting powder

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          A dusting of this once ALL MAKEUP (except, mascara & brows) is applied (including LIPSTICK!!) and my makeup is on until nighttime removal, also great for pore reduction at a fraction of the cost of many other brands that do that alone. I love ALL MARIO BADUESCU PRODUCTS!!

           
          5.0

          I will buy this product again

          By Jewels

          from Plant city Florida

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Blackheads & Whiteheads

            Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

            I use this twice a week. Use cotton ball like it says to do. Makes a big difference. Is messy after it drys . It starts to come off like it's snowing. That's how I know it's time to. Wipe it off.

             
            5.0

            Amazing!

            By Jess

            from Buffalo

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Minimizes Pores
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

            • Blackheads & Whiteheads

            Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

            Follow the directions and you can't go wrong

            (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Impossible to use

            By Carly

            from New Jersey

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult to Apply
              • Flakes
              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

              • Blackheads & Whiteheads

              Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

              I have been trying to make this product work for about 3 weeks now. It says to apply with a damp cotton ball, which does not work whatsoever. I have tried wet skin and applying with a wet finger, and it still is ineffective. The only way that is effective to apply is to mix the powder with water to create a liquid, lotion-like substance that smooths onto the skin. However, once the substance dries, the powder flakes and falls off your skin. I could be sitting not moving at all, and it would just be falling off of my face all over onto everything. It feels great on my skin and minimizes my pores, but otherwise it does not work for me.

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              • 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

                • 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

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