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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 136 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (77)
  • Good value (65)
  • Easy to use (64)
  • Lightweight (30)
  • Minimizes pores (4)

Cons

  • Complicated to use (23)
  • Not effective (10)
  • Messy (9)
  • Poor texture (4)

Best Uses

  • Weekly use (60)
  • Oily skin (53)
  • Women (35)
  • Men (22)
  • Daily use (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (53), Brand buyer (37)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (51), 10 minutes (35), 1+ hour (8)

Reviewed by 136 customers

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5.0

Holy Grail Product!!!

By Angela

from Greenville, SC

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

    So far, every product I have bought from the Mario Badescu product line impresses me, but this one blew me away! I have had the most stubborn black heads on my nose for years, and nothing has worked to clear them out. I have used pore strips, special cleansers and astringents, but to no avail. This product however, removed 90% of them within ONE use. And any remaining ones are so small, you can hardly even see them! I have also used this along my chin and lower lip to help de-gunk some problem areas of my skin, and it has been keeping my pores in check! Will definitely be keeping this product stocked in my medicine cabinet from now on!

     
    2.0

    I don't get it

    By spanishmel

    from Anaheim, Ca

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Minimizes Pores

    Cons

    • Messy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

      I did not like this product. After I made it into a paste on the cotton pad like the directions instructed it was still messy, while it sat on my skin it flaked off and I felt like I was breathing it in. After reading the ingredients I discovered the main ingredient is essentially baking soda (calcium carbonate), kaolin clay, and zinc. These ingredients are nothing special and can be found around the home and in MUCH cheaper products. I returned this item and I am going to stick with the Freeman brand Kaolin clay masks because from my experience, they work just as good and are easier to use.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Wouldn't buy again

      By KIKI

      from east northport, ny

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin
      • SMELLY
      • sometimes works/doesn't work
      • TOO MESSY
      • WAIST OF MONEY

      Best Uses

      • just blackheads

      Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

      I thought this was a good product the first time i bought it but the second time i purchased this it smelled really bad & i wanted to throw it away. i don't know if i just got a bad batch or if this is not a good product at all. I will NOT be buying this again. you cant do anything while it is setting bc its too flaky. Dont buy.

       
      2.0

      No I wouldn't buy this again.

      By Amani

      from Dover, DE

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • Blackheads & Whiteheads

      Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

      This item didn't truly do anything for my skin.

       
      5.0

      Best blackhead extractor

      By Little Miss Paulie

      from Yorba Linda, CA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Hydrates Skin
      • Minimizes Pores
      • Smells Great
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Moderate Acne
        • Teen Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

        After reading about this product thought I have to try it for myself. Put it on my nose and cheeks and O.M.G. it removed pretty much all of my blackheads and left my pores barely visible. Tried it on my hubby and his pores barely look visible and removed all of his whiteheads! Must try for anyone looking to extract blackheads or just minimize their pores.

         
        5.0

        Amazing

        By K8lyn

        from Sykesville MD

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Blackheads & Whiteheads

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          Bought this product on a whim and I absolutely love it! it really helps make my skin feels nice and clean without the uncomfortable tight feeling. It has really helped reduce the size of my pores which I neve thought was possible! Plus a little goes a long way and I only use it twice a week so it is amazing for the price! Really love the Mario Badescu brand

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Effective and affordable

          By Nikole

          from southern Cali

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          This product works wonders on my oily skin and clears out AND shrinks my pores. It reduces shine significantly, almost too well, which is why I gave it 4 stars. It'll clean your pores and shrink them but prepare to moisturize extra because it can dry skin out. Absolutely follow the instructions to wipe skin with toner (I use the grapefruit cleansing lotion, which I LOVE) otherwise your skin will be left with residue. Application suggestion didn't work for me. I took a dime worth and mixed it with water in my palm to a watery consistency then slathered it on and had none of the issues everyone mentioned (flakey, messy, etc. ). I will totally repurchase!

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Messy but worth it

          By astrid a

          from Houston, TX

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          Love this product. I have combination skin, with a very oily T zone (that gets even oilier during summer). I noticed a difference after one use of this product (and I definitely notice a difference when I stop using it). I haven't noticed a huge impact on blackheads, although it does shrink my pores, which is nice. I have, however, noticed that it balances out my T zone and keeps me from having to use rice paper or translucent powder during the day to try to keep my nose from getting shiny. To me, it's worth it not to have to worry about an oily nose and forehead! I guess it can be a little messy when it dries, but I haven't noticed a huge mess. As other reviewers have said, I just dip a damp cotton ball into it and it forms a kind of paste as I spread it on my T zone. When it starts to flake off, I rinse it off, then put on lotion/sunscreen and makeup as usual. The best thing about this product? It lasts a really long time. I got my first container months ago and I still have product left.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          It is okay

          By Naynay

          from Omaha, NE

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          I don't think the product is as messy as everyone says. You just dip a damp cotton ball in the powder, it makes a sort of paste and you press it on your face. I haven't had the powder fly everywhere or get all over my sink. And it seems the product will last for a very long time, so that is nice.

          The problem I have is that the product does not apply evenly and I have to go back in a few times to try to even it out. It is pretty thick and I always and up with pieces of cotton stuck in with the product. That being said, it does an okay job of cleaning out and shrinking pores. I've noticed a difference, but not a huge one.

           
          5.0

          Try this.

          By Meow

          from San Jose, California

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          It's messy. Kind of hard to use at first, get a cotton ball wet and dab it on your arm to get it less wet before putting it in the powder. I find that works best.

          I used it on my nose, where I have a lot of black heads, I saw a noticeable difference immediately. I have really dry skin and it didn't irritate it at all. Just use toner to take it off and moisturize after.

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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

            • 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

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              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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