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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 75 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (24)
  • Absorbs quickly (22)
  • Effective (19)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Not greasy (15)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (22)
  • After shower/bath (12)
  • Adult acne (9)
  • Inflammatory acne (6)
  • Oily skin (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (30), Budget shopper (29)

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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.

 
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!

      (0 of 1 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 :)

       
      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.

         
        4.0

        Good for price

        By Ally

        from Franklin tn

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Minimizes Pores
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

          Like to use this product when I go makeup free, it makes skin look clearer and less oily. Love that it doesn't clog pore. Drys clear on face too.

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Lifesaver

          By Cadie

          from Philadelphia

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Inflammatory Acne
            • Severe Acne
            • Teen Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

            So I bought this product and never really used it because it was difficult to get out of the container. However the other day I shook a lot of the product out (and there is a lot in there is comes with plenty of product) and mixed it with tea tree oil, pomegranate seed oil, and vitamin e oil. The powder really helps the oils stay in place and makes it a lot more healing. Usually the mix of oils takes a few days to really help my acne, but when I mix with the powder I notice a large difference over night. Highly recommend!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Does what it says it will do

            By Stay See

            from West Palm Beach, FL

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Oily skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

              I didn't know how exactly this would work out, but after trying it a couple of times, it actually kept my T-zone from getting oily.

               
              5.0

              Amazing powder

              By Vegas Gal

              from Las Vegas

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                  Read a lot about this powder and am so glad I tried. It controlled my oil all day. And what a great price!

                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  No working for me

                  By Jen84

                  from Norwalk, CA

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Soothing

                  Cons

                  • Ineffective

                  Best Uses

                  • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                  • Moderate Acne

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                  I expected more from this product, but no working for me. My face is mate maximum only 1 hour.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Buy it NOW!

                  By ToriM

                  from Dundee, FL

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Acne
                    • Inflammatory Acne
                    • Moderate Acne

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                    I love this product! I use it after washing, toning, and moisturizing. I had a break out last week on my chin, I used this product and what would have been a huge pimple that would have taken about 4-5 days to minimize is completely gone and healed after only 2 days! It helps control oil and I use it to set my makeup sometimes! Just remember to start with a small amount, you can always add more.

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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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