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Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder

Mario Badescu

Special Healing Powder

0.5 oz Item 2209816

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Fight unwanted shine. A blend of natural oil-absorbing ingredients like sulfur, kaolin, zinc oxide, and calcium carbonate helps clarify congested complexions so T-zone shine is kept under control. Pore-clogging buildup and impurities are drawn from the skin, leaving behind a clearer more balanced complexion.
Dust the powder sparingly on oily or troubled areas on the face (like the T-zone) as needed. Can be used after makeup application to help reduce excess shine. May be used on the chest and back as well.
Talc, Bismuth Subgallate, Kaolin, Zinc Oxide, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Sulfur.

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Mario BadescuSpecial Healing Powder
 
4.5

(based on 98 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (36)
  • Easy to use (35)
  • Goes on smoothly (24)
  • Absorbs quickly (22)
  • Minimizes pores (22)

Cons

  • Messy (8)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Dries out skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (22)
  • Adult acne (16)
  • Moderate acne (13)
  • After shower/bath (12)
  • Inflammatory acne (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (37), Budget shopper (37)

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5.0

Love!!

By Maybe

from Fairfield

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

      Love love love the product. Noticed a big difference in my pores after using it on my T zone.

       
      5.0

      Great for oil control

      By Madi

      from Bozeman, MT

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Minimizes Pores
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oil control

        Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

        Fantastic product great for skincare or makeup setting! On no makeup days I pat a little on my t-zone after washing my face and am good to go. Won't have any shine with this product for a good 8+ hours and I tend to have very oily skin. Also great for setting makeup in t-zone as well. I will pat on quite a bit of product with a beauty blender over my foundation and let it bake while I do my brows, then use a fluffy brush to sweep off the excess. Added bonus is that the powder has a green tint and calms down my redness. Only complaint is that the smell isn't the best when putting on but quickly goes away following application. For the price it's much better than other matte setting powders.

         
        5.0

        Must have!

        By Sophiathefirst

        from Texas

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Inflammatory Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

          Keeps my oily skin under control throughout the entire day! It has drastically improved the appearance of my skin!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Try it out!

          By Xanti

          from San Diego, Ca

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Blackheads & Whiteheads
            • Hormonal blemishes

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

            I bought this powder hoping to balance (not control, that is the keyword here), my ultra oily skin and soothe my hormonal blemishing. I have been pleasantly surprised as it does both of the aforementioned quite well. This powder has cut down at least in half my normal oiliness and that is significant in my book! As with ANY powder, if you have flaky-ness, it WILL become pronounced with its application. I sometimes will have small thin dried off veil in parts on some blemishes that are starting to dry out by themselves. What I do then, is put on my normal skin care routine and apply this powder AROUND those areas.My blemishes and/or whitehead bumps do heal faster (even if I don't put it directly on the one's that have developed that small thin dried off veil). I DO NOT apply this powder with the puff included, I use a new clean cotton square every time, (I take out the puff, close it again, turn it upside down and tap it twice onto my palm, open it at a 45 degree angle so that the powder does not fall out on either end and dip my cotton square onto the lid, pressing lightly into my skin (not buffing it in) while making sure NOT to double dip but instead flipping the cotton square to its other side if I want to use more product, and/or use another new clean cotton square to dip into the lid/brush off excess on face). I do not wear any face makeup, so I cannot speak of how effective or its finish looks like on those that do wear it. Keep in mind, this product is NOT focused on those that do wear face makeup, to make them appear airbrushed. This product is focused on balancing (again this is the keyword) oiliness and soothe/decongest pores. This product has worked for me and has become a must have in my own personal daily routine.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Surprisingly great!

            By JennyBee

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Oil
            • Easy To Use
            • Minimizes Pores
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Messy when applying--sticks on clothes

            Best Uses

            • Moderate Acne
            • Oily skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

            Actually quite surprised by how great this is! I've tried other acne control makeup powders, but those still clog my pores and don't control oil/shine all day. This does! I have very oily t-zone skin and I just apply this when I get to work and it helps all day. Very happy!

             
            5.0

            It works

            By Te_memira

            from Georgia

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

              Product truely works .. in a super oily girl and this product has saved me .. I tend to place it on solo or under my foundation as an pre setting powder

               
              5.0

              This works !!! no shiny forehead! beauty must have!

              By JC

              from brentwood

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                  Dab on T zone area in morning lasts for no shine

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product to combat oiliness!

                  By Kelly from the PWN

                  from Coeur d'Alene, ID

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                    I really like this product. I have oily skin and this powder minimizes the sheen on my face. Blotting papers only do so much for me and I have to consistently dab my face throughout the day, but with this product I've only had to apply once in the morning and I look great all day! I don't have to go "check my face" multiple times a day when I wear this powder because lasts all day.

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again!

                    By Mia

                    from San Diego, Ca

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Soothing
                    • Works Effectively

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Acne

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                      I love this I have purchased it so many times, it removes all the oil from my skin I do have to reapply in a couple hours but it's not that expensive and a lot comes in the jar so I am happy!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I love this powder

                      By CK

                      from Muncy, PA

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                        • Moderate Acne

                        Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                        I love this powder for covering up shine and redness from breakouts. It does seem to help them heal faster and never looks cakey.

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                        • Q:

                          Does this powder (Mario badescu special healing powder) smell like sulfur?
                          Asked on 12/5/2017 by Zana from Seattle, wa

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This powder is fragrance free, any scent you may detect is from the ingredients.

                            Answered on 12/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                        • Q:

                          can you put this on a makeup free face, like after putting lotion on etc to have a bare face and than dust where i get oily?
                          Asked on 11/29/2017 by alondra from Sacramento ca

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Yes, this can be used with or without makeup. Lightly dust the powder onto oily areas of the skin.

                            Answered on 12/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                        • Q:

                          Does this help clear breakouts?
                          Asked on 11/24/2017 by Agnes from California

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Not only does our Special Healing Powder help reduce excess shine but it will reduce pore-clogging buildup and impurities from the skin, leaving behind a clearer, smoother, and more balanced complexion.

                            Answered on 11/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                        • Q:

                          So I have been reading different reviews on this product and I have decided to go purchase it for myself. The only question I have is, are you suppose to apply before liquid foundation and concealer or after? I have seen people saying they do both and I just didnt know if it made the foundation look cakey or anything
                          Asked on 8/24/2017 by Kat from Memphis, TN

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            For daytime use, you can apply sparingly to oily/acne prone areas to absorb excess oil and control shine after applying your makeup. You can also mix with your loose powder to use throughout the day.

                            Answered on 8/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                        • Q:

                          Can you put this on over makeup or does it have to be underneath your makeup?
                          Can you use it as a setting powder is what I'm asking I suppose.
                          Asked on 8/23/2017 by Charlie from Durango, CO

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            For daytime use, you can apply sparingly to oily/acne prone areas to absorb excess oil and control shine after applying your makeup. You can also mix with your loose powder to use throughout the day.

                            Answered on 8/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                        • Q:

                          I read that A lot of people use this with their foundation either under or over and i was wondering if you use it over your foundation would it leave a green tint?
                          Asked on 8/21/2017 by BeautyKate from New York (NY)

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            The Special Healing Powder is intended to be very lightly dusted over problematic or oily areas, applied over blemishes, or mixed in with your favorite loose powder. This product is light yellow in color.

                            Answered on 8/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                        • Q:

                          Does it work for blemishes too ? I have bacne marks and I'd like them gone.
                          Asked on 8/5/2017 by Gen from Buffalo

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                        • Q:

                          Can this be used as a finishing/setting powder on top of concealer?
                          Asked on 7/7/2017 by Curly Q from Grayson, GA

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                            A:

                            The Special Healing Powder is a skin care powder and not a cosmetic powder. It is intended to be very lightly dusted over problematic or oily areas, applied over blemishes, or mixed in with your favorite loose powder.

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

                          I'm 17 and have some white heads on lower chin, I use toner, serum and moisturizer along with the drying lotion and they don't seem to budge. Would this product help me get rid of them?
                          Asked on 6/9/2017 by JA from Colorado Springs

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                        • Q:

                          What is the actual % of sulfur in this product and where can I find it to see it for my self?
                          Asked on 1/1/2017 by Saint from Humble, texas

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                            A:

                            Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder is not solely a sulfur-based product and its performance is based off of the unique formulation and combination of ingredients. That being said, the product contains less than 1% sulfur and is below the established limit of having to list the exact % on the packaging.

                            Answered on 1/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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