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Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder

Mario Badescu

Special Healing Powder

Item #: 2209816 Size: 0.5 oz

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Special Healing Powder by Mario Badescu is formulated for oily, troubled skin, this gentle powder helps fight t-zone shine, decongest pores, and balance oil in the skin.
Apply powder to problem areas. Use throughout the day as needed. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water; do not rub the eyes.
Talc, Bismuth Subgallate, Kaolin, Zinc Oxide, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Sulfur.

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Mario BadescuSpecial Healing Powder
 
4.3

(based on 70 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (24)
  • Absorbs quickly (22)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Effective (15)
  • Not greasy (15)

Cons

  • Messy (8)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (22)
  • After shower/bath (12)
  • Adult acne (6)
  • Oily skin (6)
  • Acne (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (29), Brand buyer (27)

Reviewed by 70 customers

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5.0

Lifesaver

By Cadie

from Philadelphia

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Inflammatory Acne
    • Severe Acne
    • Teen Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

    So I bought this product and never really used it because it was difficult to get out of the container. However the other day I shook a lot of the product out (and there is a lot in there is comes with plenty of product) and mixed it with tea tree oil, pomegranate seed oil, and vitamin e oil. The powder really helps the oils stay in place and makes it a lot more healing. Usually the mix of oils takes a few days to really help my acne, but when I mix with the powder I notice a large difference over night. Highly recommend!

     
    5.0

    Does what it says it will do

    By Stay See

    from West Palm Beach, FL

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

      I didn't know how exactly this would work out, but after trying it a couple of times, it actually kept my T-zone from getting oily.

       
      5.0

      Amazing powder

      By Vegas Gal

      from Las Vegas

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

          Read a lot about this powder and am so glad I tried. It controlled my oil all day. And what a great price!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          No working for me

          By Jen84

          from Norwalk, CA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Soothing

          Cons

          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

          • Blackheads & Whiteheads
          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

          I expected more from this product, but no working for me. My face is mate maximum only 1 hour.

           
          5.0

          Buy it NOW!

          By ToriM

          from Dundee, FL

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Inflammatory Acne
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

            I love this product! I use it after washing, toning, and moisturizing. I had a break out last week on my chin, I used this product and what would have been a huge pimple that would have taken about 4-5 days to minimize is completely gone and healed after only 2 days! It helps control oil and I use it to set my makeup sometimes! Just remember to start with a small amount, you can always add more.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I am telling everyone about this product, I love it!

            By Mimi To Queen

            from Henderson, NV

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                I have oily skin and large pores, I have tried everything so I didn't have super high expectations about this product but thought I would give it a shot. I was amazed at the difference in my skin once I put it on!! My pores are noticeably smaller and it REALLY helped control my oily face. I am a Mario FAN! I have been back to Ultra and bought several more products from his line and am extremely happy with each one.

                (4 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                I was lied to

                By Saint

                from Humble,Tx

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Ineffective

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                    I was told by the ulta worker ,(when I specifically asked for a product no less than 3% sulfur), it was 5% and now I find out it has less than 1%. She left me to go to the back as if she was investigating the answer, just to come back to me and spew a lie. I have always bought the bare minerals blemish treatment.(3% sulfur in it) But ulta worker said they were entirely out and i had broke out something awful. So I took her at her word. I'm dissappointed because I had tried it and it has done nothing for me, when my bare mineral does wonders for me over night. I feel like I deserve not only my refund from ulta, but also my bare mineral treatment as an apology for being grotestly lied to.

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    This is my all-time favorite product!

                    By Mojee

                    from Oklahoma City, OK

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Conceals redness and blemishes
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Minimizes Pores
                    • Works Effectively

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                      This product works extremely well and does what it claims to do. I do suggest using it sparingly as it instructs, otherwise you'll be left with a white powder on your face. I like to lightly dot some of the product over my very red pimples, and it conceals them for a natural look. As far as I know, my skin does not dry out, and my overall acne has diminished.

                       
                      4.0

                      I love Mario's products

                      By Mikaela

                      from Sioux Falls

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                      • Do not use over makeup. Leaves a yellow glow

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Acne

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                      I do love everything by Mario. Everything is such great quality and never not works. I will continue to buy everything from Mario.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      absolutely love this stuff

                      By kait

                      from Frisco, TX

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Inflammatory Acne
                        • Moderate Acne

                        Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                        This stuff is great for inflamed acne and skin. Depending on the season I go back and forth from dry skin to oily skin and have acne in both. It is a little drying but if you use a moisturizer with it, it works well or if your skin is oily just brush it right on and it both keeps your skin dry and soothes. Its awesome as a primer to makeup as it counteracts redness. I often use it as my powder and end up using less makeup.

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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

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            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
                        • Q:

                          How exactly should this be applied? With fingers or should I purchase a powder brush to apply?
                          Asked on 11/8/2016 by ashley

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Dust the powder sparingly on oily or troubled areas on the face (like the T-zone) as needed. The Special Healing Powder includes a puff to apply the powder.

                            Answered on 11/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                        • Q:

                          Would this product help with Demodex control?
                          Asked on 6/28/2016 by Grandma D from Orlando, FL

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            The Special Healing Powder is intended for acne prone skin.

                            Answered on 6/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                        • Q:

                          Do i use this product before or after moisturizing?
                          Asked on 5/8/2016 by Holly

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            At night time, the Special Healing Powder is intended to be applied directly to your problem areas after cleansing and toning - you can skip the moisturizer. We also recommend mixing it with your loose powder for daytime use to control oil. You would cleanse, tone, and moisturize and use the powder after you have applied your makeup.

                            Answered on 5/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                        • Q:

                          Does this give flashback?
                          Asked on 3/25/2016 by Coral Springs

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Many makeup artists use this product, and we've never received feedback about flashback. That said, 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.

                            We suggest that you test shoot with it first to make sure it photographs in a way that you're happy with.

                            Answered on 3/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                        • Q:

                          Can someone with rosacea try this product?
                          Asked on 2/10/2016 by Eli from Santa Ana, Ca.

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Rosacea can affect all skin types and can affect people to varying degrees. If you have dry, sensitive skin and suffer from rosacea, you should not use this product. If you have oily skin and have mild rosacea, you would benefit from using the Special Healing Powder when applied to those acne prone areas.

                            Answered on 2/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                        • Q:

                          my skin is oily im gona put this powder first on then can i use foundation or another serum that contains a sun protection?is it write way to use ? thanks
                          Asked on 1/29/2016 by saharhassan87 from sandiego,ca

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            You can use this product differently for day and night use. At night time - simply apply the powder directly to your clean skin on areas that are of concern. For day use - we suggest you mix this in with your loose powder or apply very sparingly to problematic oily areas.

                            Answered on 2/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                        • Q:

                          I am dealing with cystic acne from 4 yrs i am 25 . After applying this in night will i not breakout as i do suddenly with a painfull pimples!
                          Asked on 1/7/2016 by Lovvveerddddoo from India

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          so can i use a liquid foundation after applying this product? or do i use it as a setting powder after my makeup?
                          Asked on 1/4/2016 by Nattye from hartford CT

                          1 answer

                          • Staff 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 1/7/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          I see from some of your answers that you recommend mixing it with a setting powder and applying it after foundation. Is it okay to just apply the powder as is (i.e. directly to the face without mixing it) or would that be too irritating/harsh to the skin? Thanks!
                          Asked on 12/17/2015 by Jessica

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            The Special Healing Powder is intended to be applied directly to your skin (usually at nighttime), but you can apply the product directly on your skin anytime of day - if the natural yellowish color of the powder is not an issue for you. We recommend mixing it with your loose powder for daytime use so that the color of Special Healing Powder will mix with your makeup, making the powder undetectable during the day.

                            Answered on 12/18/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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