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Mario Badescu

Special Healing Powder

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Mario BadescuSpecial Healing Powder
 
4.4

(based on 27 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Absorbs quickly (16)
  • Goes on smoothly (15)
  • Not greasy (9)
  • Long lasting (7)

Cons

  • Messy (4)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (14)
  • After shower/bath (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (11), Brand buyer (10)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best acne products I've found!

By Cyn

from Fayetteville, AR

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Not Greasy
  • Oil-absorbing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne
    • Bedtime
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

    I'm generally pretty skeptical when people call a product a "miracle product", but this stuff is pretty amazing. I have really oily skin, and the humid weather of late has only exacerbated the issue. With excess oil, I'm also dealing with more acne breakouts particularly around my chin. I picked this up and it has helped considerably with oil-control and with the breakouts. I use it at night after my evening moisturizer, and I apply it with a flat eyeshadow brush. I mainly apply it over my problem areas and any areas where there is excess oil like my nose. The next morning, those areas look clearer and calmer. I would suggest mainly using this at night. It really doesn't conceal, so I use the drying cream during the day to treat and conceal.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I'll never stop using this!

    By Christine

    from State College, PA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Acne Prone Skin
    • After Shower/Bath
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

    This is perfect for oily and acne prone skin! I will be buying more once I run out. Only downside? I didn't know about this magic powder sooner!

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Nothing special about it

    By Reeves621

    from Tuscaloosa, AL

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

    I was excited about this product based on other reviews, but was very disappointed. It didn't clear up any of my blemishes, nor did it control oil. It helped a little with calming down any redness on my face, but that was it. Won't be buying it again.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    FANTASTIC!!!

    By RunforLIFE

    from SLC, UT

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • After Shower/Bath
    • Bedtime

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

    I USE THIS AFTER I WASH MY FACE, MORNING AND NIGHT, BEFORE I PUT ON LOTION. I USE A POWDER BRUSH TO APPLY IT BECAUSE THE POOF IT COMES WITH MAKES A MESS. I SAW IMMEDIATE RESULTS. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing!!

    By Chris Tea

    from Bay Area, CA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Clears acne
    • Combates Redness
    • Easy to apply
    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • After Shower/Bath
    • Bedtime
    • Combating Breakouts

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

    Be careful when you open it. Gently that the puff that comes with it and shake as much powder off of it as you can on a piece of paper. Funnel that powder back into the jar and toss the puff. I use a travel size foundation brush to put it on.

    That being said
    THIS STUFF IS AMAZING!!
    I have moderate acne and this stuff starts to clear it up within hours. I put it on before bed, after I've washed my face, and can see changes almost immediately. Within two days, my face is blemish free.

    The price is higher than what I would pay normally, however, a little goes a long way (swirl, tap, buff!) and it works so well.If you're struggling to find something to help you clear up your obnoxious acne, you should try this. I haven't tried it on cystic acne, but for mild to moderate adult acne, this is a golden ticket.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    LOVE IT!

    By lbcat17

    from fremont, CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Easy To Wear Under Makeup
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After Shower/Bath
      • Bedtime
      • Good On Nose
      • Pat It On Big Pore Areas

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

      I use this product after washing & toning face. I use a brush to pat it into the pores on my nose & chin. Then apply make up or wear it alone. It is a very silky powder texture that adheres to your skin nicely.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Too drying

      By prettynatural

      from Chicago, IL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Drying
        • Messy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

          Sulfur works well for me on breakouts, but this was far too drying for me, especially in the winter. There isn't a good way to use really sparingly - it's just an open jar so it can get messy.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          really works

          By Baxx

          from Cedar park, Tx

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Powder Form

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

            I mix it in with my loose powder , works great ! No pimples

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Ever! Works Amazingly Well!

            By Queen Irene

            from Santa Rosa, CA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bedtime

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

              After I cleanse my face, I use this on skin breakouts. In the morning, it's almost all gone. Item doesn't smell, blends nicely and wouldn't want to be without it.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Curbs grease and neutralizes redness

              By alicecpn

              from Charlotte, NC

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Long Lasting
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                  I use this product after moisturizing, but before putting on makeup. I'd recommend using a small makeup/concealer brush instead of the poof they include, because the poof will put on a LOT of product.

                  I have fair skin, so this actually does a good job of neutralizing redness around breakouts before I put on makeup. I only use on affected areas and use about the same amount as I would concealer.

                  I definitely notice an impact in my skin - if I use this powder, it doesn't get greasy during the day underneath my makeup. It really helps in curbing breakouts from spreading.

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                  • Q:

                    Is this product better to use before or after applying your makeup?
                    Asked on 5/30/2015 by TG

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      We recommend first applying it to problem areas under your makeup, though you can certainly reapply over your makeup throughout the day as needed.

                      Answered on 6/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Will this product reduce the look of post acne marks?
                    Asked on 5/5/2015 by Nikki123

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Would this product help with new acne spots and redness of the acne? And or dark spots left by the acne it self
                    Asked on 3/18/2015 by Angie from Melbourne,Florida

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Does this product work only with oily skin? My skin is not oily just hormonal acne. Will this product help my skin?
                    Asked on 12/12/2014 by ashley

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Special Healing Powder is formulated for all skin types. The key ingredient, sulfur, is gentle and antimicrobial, so it helps to disinfect as well as to calm the skin. It is also designed to absorb excess oil.

                      Answered on 12/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    would I be able to use this with my makeup routine on top of my primer, on oily areas & breakout spots of course?
                    Asked on 10/4/2014 by nikki from glendora, california

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, you can use the Special Healing Powder on top of your makeup to control oil and help heal breakouts. We suggest using it mixed with your finishing or setting powder, after applying your makeup.

                      Answered on 10/6/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Could I use this everyday for all over my face?
                    Asked on 8/10/2014 by PrettyCupcake from Washington

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Because of its potency, we recommend using this product sparingly. Though it can be used all over the face, for best results, apply only to problem areas and areas of excess oil, such as the T-zone.

                      Answered on 8/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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