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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
 
4.4

(based on 61 reviews)

86%

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 (9)

Cons

  • Messy (8)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (22)
  • After shower/bath (12)
  • Acne (5)
  • Oily skin (5)
  • Adult acne (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (24), Brand buyer (23)

Reviewed by 61 customers

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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

           
          4.0

          Worked quick!

          By Kat

          from Newport News, VA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

            Tried this in a problem area with a skin matching concealer and in 2 days problem area gone. Wish it was tinted to more closely match skin.

             
            4.0

            Great product for oily t zone

            By Christie

            from Massachusetts

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                I decided to try this based on a suggestion from an employee in the store as I was looking for a product do control the oil on my t zone. My primer, foundation and finishing spray are all made to help control oil but I still find that halfway through the day I was getting very oily. I apply this before my powder and it works great, I've been using for about week. Keeps my nose especially from developing that shiny look.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Miracle powder.

                By MrsCarito

                from Ohio

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                I use this under my makeup and over. It works best for me in conjunction but might be too drying for normal oily skin. I have a very extreme case.
                This also calms my rosacea down and covers a bit of the red. This is not a cosmetic powder by any means but would work as such if your skin is not too bad off. Too much will make your skin feel tight and itchy so go light. I have very sensitive skin and a light coat does not bother me.
                I have not noticed any pore shrinkage between this and the silver powder but my skin has been slightly less greasy which is a miracle for me because nothing else touches it AT ALL and I have tried EVERYTHING.

                 
                5.0

                MUST HAVE FOR OILY SKIN

                By Mzed

                from Somerset, NJ

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                • Dries Out Skin

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                I love love love this product! I am a model/actor and it is so wonderful to just put some on my face before I go on camera and then I am not worried about shine. It does make my face feel a bit dry but nothing unbearable. I highly recommend.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My New Makeup Staple

                By B the RT

                from Portland, Oregon

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Minimizes Pores
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Oily Skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                  Maybe once every couple of years I find a product that becomes "MY" product. This is one of them. I have oily skin on my nose. Oil slick oily. The area is prone to blackheads and I have a bunch of large pores that I'm always trying to minimize. I use pore minimizing primer, foundation, and used to use a bare minerals powder to set it. Without fail by midday I would catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and see my nose had become so shiny and makeup-less you could almost see your reflection.

                  After the first time that I used this product I knew it was for me. The slight green tint tones down my redness and gives my skin a natural look. When I first put it on I thought it looked to obvious on my face, but as soon as my skin produced a little oil (immediately) it tones down and looks perfectly natural.

                  What threw my rating over the top was that to my surprise, midday rolled around and my nose STILL looked great. Even with only one application by the end of the day my nose looks significantly better. With a total of two applications in the day my skin looks flawless all day long.

                  My only critique for this product is that it is messy. I have to open the container on a flat surface, and gently tap excess powder off of the applicator over the container. I still get a bit on my hands. I am going to try using a different brush for application. Overall though, I can handle brushing off a little powder in exchange for correcting my lifelong problem area.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Does nothing for me

                  By Faithl2015

                  from Brooksville, FL

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Ineffective

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                      I bought this in hopes of a gentle effective way to help my skin but, I saw no improvement. It also did not mattify my skin like it said that it would.

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                      • 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

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                      • 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

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                          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
                      • Q:

                        Should I use this after moisturizer and primer before foundation or after foundation as a setting powder? Should it also be used at night after I wash my face? If so should I still use moisturizer?
                        Asked on 11/25/2015 by Abby from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          You can use it either way. At night, you can apply it directly onto your skin after cleansing and toning (you can skip a moisturizer that night) or mix it with loose foundation/finishing powder and use throughout the day to control shine by absorbing excess oil.

                          Answered on 11/27/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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