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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 52 reviews)

86%

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 (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (21), Brand buyer (20)

Reviewed by 52 customers

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(1 of 1 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.

       
      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.

        (3 of 3 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.

        (1 of 2 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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The best stuff I have ever put on my face

          By Tayl

          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.

            (4 of 5 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.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice Setting Powder

              By Sara

              from Philadelphia, PA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

              • Bad Smell
              • Messy

              Best Uses

              • To absorb oil during the day

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

              This is not my most favorite product from Mario, but it is a life saver when I get oily during the day. It is messy too use but works well and blends in with my already applied make-up.

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Kensi

              from Jurupa Valley, CA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                  Love it!!

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best powder for oily skin

                  By elizsafox

                  from Austin TX

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • control shine

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                    I love this powder and am so glad to have found it. I've been using it about a month now and it has been a life saver for the humid, warm and muggy days. I don't wear makeup most of the time and prefer to go au natural, however, I have oily skin that is prone to breakouts. I needed something that would matte my complexion without adding pigments or comedogenic products to my pores. This special healing powder is perfect for just that - almost like a non-makeup product that still enhances your complexion.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    My blemishes have cleared up in less then a week!!!

                    By Shannon

                    from South Bend, In

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Long Lasting
                    • Not Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                      A little goes a long way, helped with my acne.

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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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