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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 67 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (24)
  • Absorbs quickly (22)
  • Not greasy (15)
  • Long lasting (14)
  • Easy to use (13)

Cons

  • Messy (8)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (22)
  • After shower/bath (12)
  • Adult acne (6)
  • Acne (5)
  • Moderate acne (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (27), Brand buyer (26)

Reviewed by 67 customers

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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.

    (1 of 2 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.

        (2 of 15 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 1 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.

                 
                4.0

                4

                By Brittany

                from Utah

                Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                Only had it for a day but I feel like I'll like it! When you put it on it immediately helps with skin tone and pores and instantly makes your skin matte. Nit giving five stars because I'll know I'll have to touch it up during the day because it doesn't last very long.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent setting powder for acne prone skin

                By Radona

                from Edmond, OK

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cuts shine
                • Easy To Use
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Acne
                  • Inflammatory Acne
                  • Moderate Acne
                  • Oily skin
                  • Severe Acne
                  • Teen Acne

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                  I began using it to set my makeup in place of HD powder & I find it works much better! It cuts shine & heals my skin!

                   
                  1.0

                  pretty useless

                  By stephanierod

                  from Fort Myers, FL

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • messy
                    • yellow cast

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                      Maybe my face is just super oily but this did nothing to help me control my oily T-zone. It worked for maybe the first 15 minutes that I applied it (I packed it on, dusted it on, massaged it in, and nothing worked) but it left a yellow cast on my face. There's nothing really healing about it but I don't have terrible acne so I wasn't expecting much with that. Maybe this will work on someone who doesn't have much oil but really bad acne. Just did nothing for me

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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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