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Mario BadescuSilver Powder

Mario Badescu

Silver Powder

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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.

(1.0 oz.)
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
 
4.2

(based on 105 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (63)
  • Good value (55)
  • Easy to use (51)
  • Lightweight (26)
  • Smells great (3)

Cons

  • Complicated to use (18)
  • Not effective (10)
  • Messy (8)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Weekly use (47)
  • Oily skin (43)
  • Women (30)
  • Men (20)
  • Daily use (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (42), Brand buyer (29)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (47), 10 minutes (29), 1+ hour (5)

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4.0

IT WORKS

By Cyndy

from Florence, AL

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Complicated To Use

Best Uses

  • Men
  • Oily Skin
  • On-the-go
  • Weekly Use
  • Women

Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

I really liked this product! It was difficult to get on. I had to use a damp wash cloth and rub it on my face. And as it dries, the powder flakes off EVERYWHERE (you should sit in one spot maybe with a towel the whole 10 minutes of wearing the mask). BUTTTT!!! IT WORKS! (I keep it on longer than 10 minutes usually 15-20 minutes) It said that it would shrink your pores and that it did! I have HUGE pores all over my face, especially on my checks under my eyes. After one use I noticed a small difference, but after two uses I noticed a HUGE difference. I use it 2-3 times a week and it really helps close my pores and the appearance of my pores well they are hardly there! Because of this my make goes on so much smoother and my skin looks younger and healthier! If you have sensitive skin I would not use but once or maybe twice a week. This will dry your skin out, but luckily I have MB lotion as well that saves the day!

  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
  • 30 Minutes
 
5.0

AWESOME!!!

By Mer

from Midwest

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Lightweight
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Men
    • Oily Skin
    • On-the-go
    • Weekly Use
    • Women

    Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

    This is hands down the BEST at clearing my pores!
    Inexpensive and easy to use. It pulls out the oil and my skin looks great afterwards.
    I have combination skin and use this twice a week to keep those pesky oil glands from my T zone.

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 Minutes
     
    5.0

    Love!!

    By Ahicks

    from Alabama

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weekly Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

      Love this product! I use it twice a week. After the first use I could not believe the results. It clears pores I did not even know were clogged. It will bring things to the service but it dries them at the same time !

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 1+ Hour
       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By Rose

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Non Drying

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blackheads
        • Weekly Use
        • Women

        Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

        This powder is amazing. I use it a few times a week and there is a huge difference in my skin. It doesn't get rid of every single blackhead, but it works much better than anything else I've tried. The entire Mario line is great!

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes
         
        5.0

        great!

        By Ariel Wu

        from Virginia

        Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

        First, you can't really get rid of blackheads for good. Now that's clear this is what I think: it's a amazing product. It really clears your clogged pores out. I use it once or twice a week depending on how my skin is. It says to let it sit for 10 minutes, I like to do it for 15 minutes. I remove it with witch hazel. The only down side to it was that if you move your face to much the powder will flake off. But that's unavoidable and you get use to it. Once it's removed I can really tell how clean my face is and feel it. The perks of it is if you wear makeup, the makeup looks super flawless.

         
        3.0

        Very messy

        By Muffin

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Messy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          This product is easy enough to apply. I had read other reviews first, so I had some idea what to expect. Well, you literally cannot breathe without the dried product flaking off onto everything! It was a major drawback for me. Don't move a muscle, lest your shirt and whatever you're sitting on be covered in product. I love MB products so this was a disappointment. I didn't notice any improvement in my skin and it took a few cotton balls worth of toner to remove. I actually ended up returning the product :/

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes
           
          5.0

          Amazing!

          By Paige

          from Texas

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

              I am typically a very skeptical person when it comes to beauty products, but this stuff is great! With one use I have seen a dramatic difference in the appearance of my pores! I would absolutely recommend it!

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes
               
              4.0

              Effective

              By Nikole

              from SoCal

              Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

              This product works! Blackheads are my main issue, it seemed as though nothing could get rid of them (shrink them, yes but not rid my face of them) sponges, cleansers, masks....but this product works. It's a bit of a pain to put on and take off. I ignored the directions all together and made a paste on clean hands then shackled it on with my fingers. The wait time is messy because it flakes off but it's Nothing a towel around the chest can't fix. It is very difficult to get off so do use your favorite toner on a cotton ball to wipe off the residue (I use rose or lavender water). My pores are nearing invisibility and I couldn't be happier with the price and quality.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              AMAZEBALLS

              By MINKS

              from BUFFALO, NY

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value

              Cons

              • A Little Messy To Use

              Best Uses

              • Men
              • Oily Skin
              • Weekly Use
              • Women

              Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

              This product is amazing!! I had pore congestion and tons of blackheads on my chin, and with only one use my pores are noticeable clearer. I've tried several other products to remove my blackheads and nothing has ever worked. I'm so happy I found this brand. Very effective and affordable.

               
              4.0

              Works great so far

              By Pbro

              from Very South, Louisiana

              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've only used this product a few times, BUT it has proven effective thus far. I get tiny blackheads in my nose creases and they drive me NUTS! This product is gentle enough for my sensitive skin and clears the blackheads right up. Though this is a recurring problem, I haven't had sensitivity issues using the powder more than once a week.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes

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                • 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

                  • Staff Expert

                    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
                • Q:

                  Is the product name Silver derived from the property used in medicines.
                  Asked on 12/15/2014 by Mary from Attalla, Al

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Mario Badescu Silver Powder is named for the color of the powder, which is a silver-like hue. Silver Powder is super effective at combating t-zone shine, decongesting pores, and balancing oil in the skin.

                    Answered on 12/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Would it be too much for my skin if I used this product along with my Mario Badescu flower and tonic face mask weekly? (Also toner morning and night) I don't want too be too harsh on my skin but I struggle with blackheads and oily T-zone.
                  Asked on 10/15/2014 by Jay

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    We recommend using each product on different nights to prevent irritation.

                    Answered on 10/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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