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Mario Badescu

Silver Powder

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Mario BadescuSilver Powder
 
4.4

(based on 43 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (30)
  • Good value (28)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Lightweight (13)

Cons

  • Complicated to use (9)
  • Messy (5)
  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Weekly use (22)
  • Oily skin (20)
  • Women (12)
  • Men (10)
  • Blackheads (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (18), Brand buyer (11)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (22), 10 minutes (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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5.0

I love it!

By Lindsay

from St. Joseph, MO

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Gentle
  • Good Value
  • Instantly Clears Blackhea

Cons

  • Poor Texture
  • Very Messy

Best Uses

  • COMBINATION SKIN
  • Oily Skin
  • Sensitive skin
  • Weekly Use

Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

I dip a wet cotton ball into the powder and apply it to my nose and chin and wait 10 minutes. It hardens like a plaster cast. As soon as I wipe it off with an astringent, my pores are smaller and clear. It is easy to leave a little residue, so be diligent to get it all before leaving the house. It does not irritate my skin, which is very rare.

  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
  • 10 Minutes
 
4.0

Loosens blackheads

By Kat

from MN

Pros

  • Good Value

Cons

  • Complicated To Use

Best Uses

    Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

    This product is great for loosening blackheads before extracting with an extractor or pore strip. Not very effective on it's own, but great compliment and I notice a difference vs not using it. It is a little awkward to use, but it doesn't take long to use, so I usually just stand over my sink and listen to some music for the 10-15 minutes I have it on. As it dries, it flakes off in little puffs of dust, so this routine is necessary. It is a little difficult to remove, but I usually wash it off with a cleanser rather than toner, as my skin is sensitive. That being said, the product itself is super mild and doesn't irritate my skin at all, aside from having to scrub a little bit to remove the white residue. All-in-all, a good product for the money. Nothing miraculous, but still worth it to me.

     
    5.0

    Will buy this again.

    By Laura Bullock

    from Jackson

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Helped Clear Backheads
    • Make My Pores Smaller

    Cons

    • Skin Dries Out

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

      Product is great

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      4.0

      Actually shrinks pores

      By April

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin
        • Weekly Use
        • Women

        Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

        This product really does clear out your pores and shrink them.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes
         
        5.0

        Love it

        By Kat

        from Dayton, Ohio

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Acne Prone
        • Effective
        • Oily Skin

        Cons

        • Complicated To Use
        • Messy

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin
        • Weekly Use
        • Women

        Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

        I use this 1-2 times a week. Minimizes pores, helps clear acne and tones down oily skin.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I LOVE MARIO BADESCU PRODUCTS!

        By Dee

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Complicated To Use

        Best Uses

        • Men
        • Oily Skin
        • Weekly Use
        • Women

        Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

        I love this product! It's different. A little awkward to use but it works! It really works! I use it to mainly control my oily skin and to make my pores look smaller and it does that.
        I use it in the morning just before I put on my foundation. I wash my face then I put on several different serums, a moisturizer and before I put on my foundation, I apply the silver powder mainly around my nose and cheeks. My complexion is so smooth afterwards.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Don't waste your money

        By Bikerbean

        from Florida

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Complicated To Use
          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

            After seeing the fab reviews I was excited to try this. Soooooo disappointed! If you're looking for something to control oil or shine then this is it. It did not get rid of my blackheads at ALL! It did decrease oil on my face though.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes

            (13 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            best. product. ever

            By Obsessive Pore Girl

            from Tuscaloosa, AL

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

              YOU GUYS YOU GUYS YOU GUYS:
              This is seriously the best thing I have ever bought. I have extremely oily skin in my t-zone (regardless of how much product I use) but this has helped tremendously with my blackheads and the size of my pores. For the record, I don't write reviews for things, and I will never recommend something that isn't amazing. That being said, if you're JUST using the powder and taking it off then going to bed, you're doing it wrong. Its a lengthy process and you have to be really disciplined with your skin care but I promise if you take the time to do it the end results are so so worth it. This is my tried and true BEST RESULTS for the powder:
              *note: I use this as my night time routine

              1. Cleanse your face in the shower (obviously). I take really hot showers because a) I just like hot showers and b) I make sure the steam gets my pores open and ready to fight acne crime!!!
              2. first thing I do after my shower is wet a cotton ball with warm water and dap/spread a fairly thin layer all over my t-zone. let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Particles will fall off but its not a big deal. wipe it off with another cotton ball that has been dabbed in toner (alcohol free toner removes product the best)
              3. Rinse with hot water again and leave wet. Proceed to use BIORE strips (other best product I have ever purchased) You really want your pores to be open so the strips will cling to them and pull the dirt out. Leave the strips on for at least 15 minutes and then pull off; You'll see all the junk that the powder soaked up and the strips pulled out. PS its gross but in a super addicting way.
              4. Rinse (again, I know) quickly with COLD water to seal your pores and follow with a water based, oil free moisturizer.

              Try this every day or every other day for a week or two to determine your own results; the powder is not even expensive as my one container I own has lasted me for MONTHS.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Disappointed

              By NurseSharon

              from Kalamazoo, MI

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Not Effective

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

                  I have very large pores and have always struggled with keeping them unclogged. I was very excited when I read all the great reviews for this product and I immediately purchased it along with some other Mario products. Initially it seemed as though it did loosen up the junk in my pores, but my skin actually looked worse. My face broke out and my pores looked larger! I thought perhaps this was just the initial drawing out of all the junk clogging my pores, but subsequent uses just made things worse. I'm glad that this works for so many other people, just very sad it did not work for me. :(

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  life changing

                  By cc

                  from Philadelphia

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

                      This product is LIFE CHANGING! I have never written a review for a product until now. It is that great of a product! First application was amazing. I put the powder on and in 10 minutes all the deep black heads on my nose were gone! And my pores shrunk to barely nothing! This is a MUST buy!

                      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                      • 10 Minutes

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                      • Q:

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

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                        • Staff Reviewer

                          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 Reviewer

                          A:

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

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

                        What will happen if I had it on over night? Is it safe to sleep in? Spot treatment?
                        Asked on 8/27/2014 by Alea from Denver, Colorado

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Mario Badescu Silver Powder is intended to be used as a spot treatment once or twice a week. Apply as instructed, leave on for 10 minutes, and remove with toner. This product is not meant to be left on overnight.

                          Answered on 9/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        does this product only produce results with only using a toner/astringent or can I just use water ?
                        Asked on 4/22/2014 by DejuhVu from Chicago, IL

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Although you can use cool water, for best results, wipe off with toner or astringent for a pore tightening effect.

                          Answered on 4/23/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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