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Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder

Mario Badescu

Special Healing Powder

0.5 oz Item 2209816

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Fight unwanted shine. A blend of natural oil-absorbing ingredients like sulfur, kaolin, zinc oxide, and calcium carbonate helps clarify congested complexions so T-zone shine is kept under control. Pore-clogging buildup and impurities are drawn from the skin, leaving behind a clearer more balanced complexion.
Dust the powder sparingly on oily or troubled areas on the face (like the T-zone) as needed. Can be used after makeup application to help reduce excess shine. May be used on the chest and back as well.
Talc, Bismuth Subgallate, Kaolin, Zinc Oxide, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Sulfur.

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Mario BadescuSpecial Healing Powder
 
4.5

(based on 95 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (34)
  • Easy to use (32)
  • Goes on smoothly (24)
  • Absorbs quickly (22)
  • Minimizes pores (19)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (22)
  • Adult acne (15)
  • Moderate acne (13)
  • After shower/bath (12)
  • Inflammatory acne (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (37), Budget shopper (35)

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5.0

Try it out!

By Xanti

from San Diego, Ca

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Hormonal blemishes

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

    I bought this powder hoping to balance (not control, that is the keyword here), my ultra oily skin and soothe my hormonal blemishing. I have been pleasantly surprised as it does both of the aforementioned quite well. This powder has cut down at least in half my normal oiliness and that is significant in my book! As with ANY powder, if you have flaky-ness, it WILL become pronounced with its application. I sometimes will have small thin dried off veil in parts on some blemishes that are starting to dry out by themselves. What I do then, is put on my normal skin care routine and apply this powder AROUND those areas.My blemishes and/or whitehead bumps do heal faster (even if I don't put it directly on the one's that have developed that small thin dried off veil). I DO NOT apply this powder with the puff included, I use a new clean cotton square every time, (I take out the puff, close it again, turn it upside down and tap it twice onto my palm, open it at a 45 degree angle so that the powder does not fall out on either end and dip my cotton square onto the lid, pressing lightly into my skin (not buffing it in) while making sure NOT to double dip but instead flipping the cotton square to its other side if I want to use more product, and/or use another new clean cotton square to dip into the lid/brush off excess on face). I do not wear any face makeup, so I cannot speak of how effective or its finish looks like on those that do wear it. Keep in mind, this product is NOT focused on those that do wear face makeup, to make them appear airbrushed. This product is focused on balancing (again this is the keyword) oiliness and soothe/decongest pores. This product has worked for me and has become a must have in my own personal daily routine.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Surprisingly great!

    By JennyBee

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Controls Oil
    • Easy To Use
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Messy when applying--sticks on clothes

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Acne
    • Oily skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

    Actually quite surprised by how great this is! I've tried other acne control makeup powders, but those still clog my pores and don't control oil/shine all day. This does! I have very oily t-zone skin and I just apply this when I get to work and it helps all day. Very happy!

     
    5.0

    It works

    By Te_memira

    from Georgia

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

      Product truely works .. in a super oily girl and this product has saved me .. I tend to place it on solo or under my foundation as an pre setting powder

       
      5.0

      This works !!! no shiny forehead! beauty must have!

      By JC

      from brentwood

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

          Dab on T zone area in morning lasts for no shine

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product to combat oiliness!

          By Kelly from the PWN

          from Coeur d'Alene, ID

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

            I really like this product. I have oily skin and this powder minimizes the sheen on my face. Blotting papers only do so much for me and I have to consistently dab my face throughout the day, but with this product I've only had to apply once in the morning and I look great all day! I don't have to go "check my face" multiple times a day when I wear this powder because lasts all day.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again!

            By Mia

            from San Diego, Ca

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

              I love this I have purchased it so many times, it removes all the oil from my skin I do have to reapply in a couple hours but it's not that expensive and a lot comes in the jar so I am happy!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love this powder

              By CK

              from Muncy, PA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                • Moderate Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                I love this powder for covering up shine and redness from breakouts. It does seem to help them heal faster and never looks cakey.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Special healing powers!

                By KATIE

                from MIAMI, FL

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                  I have severe acne and this has helped times a million !!! i put this on at least 3x in a day. my skin is naturally very oily and filled with break outs and this has reduced the redness in my skin as well reduce the amount of pimples/oils on my face. i've only had the product for about a week and half! i always put on as my last step in my morning/night facial routine. love love love and highly recommend

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I would definitely buy this yet again

                  By No nickname

                  from Atlantic Beach, NC

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Minimizes Pores

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Acne

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                    Mix with powder concealer.

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A must have for healthy skin.

                    By CurlyB

                    from Columbus, MS

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Acne

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                      I have had acne since I was a teen. Now I have clear skin. I wear this in place of any other powder makeup. It keeps my skin shine free and natural looking for hours.

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                      • Q:

                        Does it work for blemishes too ? I have bacne marks and I'd like them gone.
                        Asked on 8/5/2017 by Gen from Buffalo

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Can this be used as a finishing/setting powder on top of concealer?
                        Asked on 7/7/2017 by Curly Q from Grayson, GA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          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.

                          Answered on 7/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I'm 17 and have some white heads on lower chin, I use toner, serum and moisturizer along with the drying lotion and they don't seem to budge. Would this product help me get rid of them?
                        Asked on 6/9/2017 by JA from Colorado Springs

                        1 answer

                      • 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

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                          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

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                          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
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