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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 81 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (24)
  • Absorbs quickly (22)
  • Effective (22)
  • Easy to use (21)
  • Not greasy (15)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (22)
  • After shower/bath (12)
  • Adult acne (10)
  • Moderate acne (9)
  • Inflammatory acne (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (32), Budget shopper (31)

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5.0

A Must for Oily Skin!

By Ruby

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

      I have oily acne prone skin. I saw that my friend was using this and it made her skin so flawless. This definitely works for oily skin as it matify and it keeps your makeup in place.

       
      5.0

      It's working

      By Cc

      from PA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

        Put this on before my foundation and I have noticed a difference. My face is clearing up faster!

         
        4.0

        Needs directions

        By Lo

        from Michigan

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Minimizes Pores
        • Soothing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Moderate Acne
          • Teen Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

          It needs more directions, I bought it because it was on sale and I love the brand so I decided to try it.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Too gready for me

          By Lauren

          from Jersey

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

              This is great if you are moderately oily, if you have a real problem (greasy on the coldest day just inside your house like myself) this will only help you for maybe an hour

               
              5.0

              Great for oily and acne skin

              By Corey

              from Sacramento

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Minimizes Pores
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

              • Litte smelly

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

              Works great for shine over makeup

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would purchase this product again

              By randalynnlou

              from Atlanta

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Moderate Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                Can use under or over foundation or on its own. Day or night. Minimizes appearance of pores and reduces redness. I like to use it as a setting powder.

                 
                4.0

                Works great

                By Pma

                from Orange County

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                • Dries Out Skin

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                Dries out acne fast. Prevents new breakouts.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love it!

                By Veronica

                from Chicago

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Minimizes Pores
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                    Love this! Makes my skin look bright and smooth all day!

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent Matte Setting Powder for Oily Skin

                    By liz

                    from NJ

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                    I apply this powder with a fluffy powder brush after I apply my foundation and concealer. It keeps me matte all day. I blot once or twice daily and there's barely any oil on the blotting sheet :) This powder does not leave a green or white cast on the face. Holy Grail, for sure :)

                    (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Do not know how I lived without this!

                    By Mich614

                    from Cleveland, Ohio

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Soothing
                    • Works Effectively

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Acne
                      • Inflammatory Acne
                      • Severe Acne

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                      I am in my 40's and I am dealing with cystic acne due to hormonal changes. I have had a cystic blemish on my chin for 5 months. The Buffering Lotion has kept it from getting worse and more erupting, but it was not going away. Combined with my bad habit of picking at it I figured it was here to stay. Then I bought this powder. After 3 days it is gone and the other bumps that were under my skin next to it are gone as well. This stuff is amazing! I put it on after moisturizing and apply my makeup over it. This is a game changer for those suffering from cystic acne. I never have a plugged a product line like I have this one. I have completely changed all my skincare to Mario Badescu and my skin feels and looks amazing.

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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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