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Mario Badescu Silver Powder

Mario Badescu

Silver Powder

Item #: 2209809 Size: 1.0 oz

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For excessive, stubborn blackheads, this oil absorbent powder will help to unclog congested pores. Prevents blackheads and promotes a healthier complexion. You will see a remarkable difference after one application.
Once or twice a week dip a water dampened cotton ball into the powder and press on nose, chin and congested areas on the face. Wait 10 minutes and wipe off with toner or astringent.
Calcium Carbonate, Kaolin, Zinc Oxide (CI 177497).

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Mario BadescuSilver Powder
 
4.1

(based on 122 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (72)
  • Good value (63)
  • Easy to use (57)
  • Lightweight (29)
  • Smells great (3)

Cons

  • Complicated to use (23)
  • Not effective (10)
  • Messy (8)
  • Poor texture (4)

Best Uses

  • Weekly use (57)
  • Oily skin (50)
  • Women (34)
  • Men (21)
  • Daily use (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (47), Brand buyer (34)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (50), 10 minutes (34), 1+ hour (8)

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2.0

this is just a hot mess

By Sam

from Texas

Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

Mario Bodescu is one of the BEST skincare lines especially for my oily ladies but I just don't understand the concept of this. It sooooooo messy you might as well just buy a mask you have to dip a cotton ball into toner which then allows the mask to become paste like and then it goes on the face. It's the same as just simply squeezing out a mask out of a tube and then applying it to your face but with the hassle of powder getting all over your clothes and sink. Definitely will not buy again just a hassle and never saw any noticeable results. Save your money!

 
5.0

A permanent part of my skincare regimen!

By Alex

from Bay Area, California

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Effective
  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Oily Skin
    • Weekly Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

    I'm obsessed with clean skin and pores in general and have been searching for products that would not only clean out my pores, but minimize their appearance. Prior to using this product, I use Biore nose strip on a weekly basis. It is fabulous at cleaning my pores, but they seem to stay enlarged. I bought this product a couple of weeks ago and I noticed difference in the very first use. I used it on my problem area which is my nose and noticed immediately that it was clean and my pores were noticeably smaller. Not completely gone, but smaller. I think overtime, this product will help. I've committed to using this twice per week max. and on other problem areas as needed. I also noticed that other buyers complained of it being difficult to apply. I didn't find any problems with that. Yes it did get crumbs once it dried on my clothing but nothing dramatic. You just wet the cotton ball, dip it in the powder and quickly apply to the area.

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 Minutes
     
    5.0

    I'll be using this forever!

    By StampinRat

    from Rochester, Minnesota

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin
      • Weekly Use
      • Women

      Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

      I was thrilled with the results of using this product. Very effective in shrinking pores and drying out pre-installed.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 Minutes
       
      1.0

      nothing noticeable

      By MLE

      from ca

      Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

      Decided to give this a try and haven't noticed any real results.

       
      4.0

      Good product

      By JH1212

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Teenagers

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          My son swears he saw improvement with the blackheads on his nose after one use. We will continue to use this product!

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Eh

          By Mely

          from AZ

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Value

          Cons

          • Complicated To Use

          Best Uses

          • Weekly Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          Its a very a messy mask. I can't leave it on and do errands because it comes off. Literally powder everywhere. It does dry out your pores but I know other masks that work better. It's a good size that will last a while. but, I will not purchase again. I like the Collagen Mask though.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 1+ Hour

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Top 5 Product

          By Melissa

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Oily Skin
            • Weekly Use
            • Women

            Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

            I have had this product for over year now (same pot - it lasts forever), and I can say that I see a significant difference in the size of my pores and the severity of my blackheads. This is a great product for those with frustratingly oily skin, like myself. I've tried numerous scrubs, strips, and charcoal bars, but this is by far the most effective, and renders those other products obsolete.

            I use it twice a week on my nose and chin. Those who complain that it's messy are using too much. You don't need much AT ALL. If it looks like you missed a spot, wait for the product to try and you'll see that it forms a while powder when it dries, while pulling dirt out of your pores. Combining this with the occasional stubborn pore (for which I steam, then use an extractor), I have found my pores are small, tight, hard to see, and very clean.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            It is early yet, but I am unsure of the effectiveness

            By Teacher

            from Papillion NE

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weekly Use

              Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

              I haven't noticed a difference

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Really haven't seen results

              By danielle

              from Staten Island, New York

              Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

              Yes this is a little messy because while it's on your face and drying it does flake off really bad....even if you breath you see white powder fly off your face. Which doesn't bother me too much. I've seen a of complaints about having to dip the damp cotton ball in the jar...I tap a little of the product on the inside of the lid and than use the damp cotton ball so you aren't ruining the entire jar. Than I take a tissue to just wipe it clean if it's damp etc. I haven't seen amazing results yet with it and I've had it for a weeks. After I use it i feel like I see a difference in the pores and black heads on my nose but than I don't know if that's just me thinking that because I want this to work! But I will keep using it! Also for the price you get a ton of product! I do agree they should provide of little scoop or something to better get the product out

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love this magical powder!

              By C

              from Iowa

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Sort of messy to apply

              Best Uses

              • Gets rid of blackheads!
              • Oily Skin
              • Weekly Use
              • Women

              Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

              I have only used this product 3 times but after the first 2 applications, I noticed significant changes in the visibility of my pores/blackheads. It is a bit messy to apply but doing it over my sink makes it easy to just wipe down the little powder pieces that fall when applying. I let it sit for 10 minutes on my face and then remove with toner. I follow up with a moisturizer to keep my skin from drying out. Easy as that! Definitely a fan of this product!!

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 10 Minutes

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              • Q:

                I used this product after I cleansed my face during the nighttime. Is it recommended to serum, moisturize, etc thereafter? It seems difficult since just the astringent removes the powder and there is left over product on the face.
                Asked on 4/20/2016 by Kristopher from Reno, NV

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  After removing the Silver Powder with toner (you can also use water and a washcloth), you can apply your nightly products. If you feel there is leftover product on your nose, you can avoid that area when applying your moisturizers, serums, etc. Any leftover product will be removed when you wash your face in the morning.

                  Answered on 4/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Does this powder help with closed comedones? You know like the skin colored bumps that take forever to surface to the top of the skin?
                Asked on 4/5/2016 by Bnr

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Mario Badescu Silver Powder is designed to be used on open comedones (blackheads).

                  Answered on 4/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I don´t get a lot of blackheads but I have enlarged pores, this would help?
                Asked on 1/7/2016 by Adriana

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Can this product be used on blackheads located on other areas of the body?
                Asked on 12/5/2015 by Val from NJ

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Can this product be removed with Special Cucumber Lotion?
                Asked on 11/12/2015 by Sunflower Lover from Texas

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, you can use toner such as Special Cucumber Lotion to remove it.

                  Answered on 11/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                Would this cause my face to become too dry, and therefore over produce oil, if not used sparingly?
                Asked on 11/9/2015 by Caseycat from the mitten

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Mario Badescu Silver Powder can work effectively, without over drying your skin, when used properly. Only use the Silver Powder 1-2 times a week and only apply it to oily, congested pores in your T-Zone.

                  Answered on 11/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                What type of toner do you recommend I use to wash off this product? I don't use any toners for my face, I only apply blackhead and acne scrubs and wash them off with cold water. This product says to use a toner, so I'm wondering what types or brands of a toner I should use?
                Asked on 9/29/2015 by Nicolee from Portland, OR

                1 answer

              • Q:

                How does the Silver Powder compare to the Special Healing Powder? Can they be used in tandem? For example, using the Silver Powder on parts of the face with blackheads and the Special Healing Powder on whiteheads, reddened areas, and breakout-prone areas?
                Also, on places like the nose or chin, I sometimes have blackheads and whiteheads--could I use both products at the same time in these circumstances?
                Asked on 6/21/2015 by dc from Valencia, CA

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Mario Badescu Silver Powder will work on superficial blackheads and is not a leave-on product. It is to be applied with a wet cotton ball to blackheads and rinsed off after 10 minutes. We recommend nighttime use.

                  Special Healing Powder is a leave-on product that can be used at night on red or acne prone areas. You can also mix a small amount of Special Healing Powder in with your makeup powder during the day to absorb excess oil. Special Healing Powder will control excess oil and camouflage redness.

                  We recommend using Mario Badescu Drying Lotion on whiteheads.

                  Answered on 6/25/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                Can this be used on active blemishes?
                Asked on 3/14/2015 by Ambee

                1 answer

              • Q:

                What skin type is this intended for?
                Asked on 1/5/2015 by MakeupMadness from US

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  This product is formulated for all skin types experiencing blackheads/pore congestion.

                  Answered on 1/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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