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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 56 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (24)
  • Absorbs quickly (22)
  • Not greasy (15)
  • Long lasting (14)
  • Softens skin (8)

Cons

  • Messy (7)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (22)
  • After shower/bath (12)
  • Acne (5)
  • Oily skin (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (22), Budget shopper (22)

Reviewed by 56 customers

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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.

      (1 of 1 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.

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            So-so

            By CA

            from MI

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

              It's okay, but I wouldn't buy it again. I am pretty fair, but with a summer tan this powder gives me a white-ish yellow-ish tint that I have to go over with another powder, and I prefer simplicity. It also makes my skin itch sometimes and is messy to use. It doesn't seem to make me break out any more than usual, but I have yet to see if it will make a difference in helping some of my stubborn acne heal faster.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Awesome powder!

              By AIR

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great as a primer
              • keeps shine away

              Cons

              • messy

              Best Uses

              • Oily Skin
              • Teen Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

              First off, there is a lot of powder that comes out when you first open it so be careful. The powders are very loose and will spill everywhere if you are not careful. I love using this product under my make up as a primer instead of an actual face primer because my face is very oily and shiny that primers don't last on me. This powder just makes my makeup last longer if I use it as a primer. I also use it as a setting powder and it keeps shine away for about 8 hours which is pretty long for me since every matte product will make me shiny no matter what I use. And since it is a skin care product, it helps keep my acne at bay which is fantastic! I don't use the puff that comes with it, I just use a stippling brush since the puff can make the powder really messy. You don't need a whole lot to set your face and with the amount of powder inside, it will last for about 2-3 maybe even 4 months if used daily.

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love this product !

              By Jessie Jay

              from L.A. Cali

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Keeps you matte all day
              • Minimizes Pores
              • Soothing
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mattify your tzone
                • Setting makeup

                Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                I have dry to oily skin, pretty dry on my cheeks forehead and chin, oily on my tone. I also have tons of red mainly on my cheeks and nose . Everything as far as setting my makeup has always either caused my makeup to separate or hasn't kept me matte as long as I wanted or as matte as I was hoping. Decided to try this after cleansing before applying makeup and it instantly calmed down my redness and made my skin feel great. I started using this to set my makeup daily and let me tell you it keeps me matte from 9 in the morning until around 6 when I get home and wash my face, it also helps to keep my red from peeking through.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The best stuff I have ever put on my face

                By Tay

                from Orlando, Fl

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Acne
                  • Blackheads & Whiteheads

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                  I use this for touch-ups throughout the day and I am still in awe as to how amazing this powder is. Completely absorbs the oil on my face, mattifies and minimizes my pores. Plus, you can't beat the price. Best money I have ever spent on a product for my face.

                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  THIS STUFF IS AMAZING

                  By Julia

                  from Riverside

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Absorbs Quickly
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedtime

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                    I love this stuff, i had a really bad red pimple and i appiled it the first time i got it and the redness was gone by morning. I do hate that the powder sponge is hard to grab and is very messing but other then that its great.

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                    • 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
                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      Im wanting to purchase this for my son which has acne prone skin. My question is, can he wear this product and not look like he is wearing powder makeup foundation?
                      Asked on 11/19/2015 by Makeup Addict

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        We frequently suggest women add the Special Healing Powder to their loose makeup powder to enhance coverage and shine control. That being said, we would not recommend daytime use of this product for your son.

                        Answered on 11/24/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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