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Mario Badescu

Special Healing Powder

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Mario BadescuSpecial Healing Powder
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Absorbs quickly (13)
  • Goes on smoothly (11)
  • Long lasting (6)
  • Not greasy (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedtime (10)
    • After shower/bath (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (9), Brand buyer (8)

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    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.

      (1 of 1 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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Pretty awesome

          By Cat

          from Chattanooga,TN

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Clears skin
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

          • Can Be Slighty Drying

          Best Uses

          • Problem skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

          I've struggled with keeping my skin clear for a few years now, I've tried just about everything.
          With this product my acne has cleared up very quickly, but I did get a few random spots now and then. I had stopped using it for a month or so and had no breakouts(could even go out with no makeup on). Then I switched my birth control and had horrible painful cystic breakouts... got this bad boy out and it cleared them OVER NIGHT! No pain no hard bumps, just slight redness and some dry skin that will be gone in a day or two.

           
          4.0

          A Good Buy!

          By Amalie H.

          from Richmond, VA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Everyday Use
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Immediate Difference
          • Non-Drying

          Cons

          • A Bit Messy

          Best Uses

          • After Shower/Bath
          • Bedtime
          • Under makeup

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

          I just bought this product yesterday and I'm already hooked. After reading the reviews I decided to buy a separate brush to apply it with (any powder brush will do) and it works great! Just tap a bit it in the lid, swirl it around, and there you go! I applied it for the first time before going to sleep last night and upon waking saw a noticeable improvement. It also, when used sparingly, doesn't leave a tint on the face like some reviewers were saying. I believe this product will also work well under a powder foundation.

           
          5.0

          I love it !!

          By JJ

          from Chicago

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Not Greasy
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

          • Not Long-Lasting

          Best Uses

          • After Shower/Bath

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

          I like this product from the first day that i started to use it i have seen a dramatic change. i gotta love it :)

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Okay

          By Parker

          from Missouri

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedtime

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

            I bought this thinking it would help my oily acne prone skin but instead it really did nothing. My acne stayed the same and the color of it make it hard to wear under my make-up. All in all give it a try and see for yourself.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Like, but not sure if I will repurchase

            By Sarahfaith21

            from Battle Creek, MI

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Reduces redness
            • Reduces shine

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Bedtime

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

            I bought this product on a whim, needing something to reduce redness and oiliness. I'm not sure if it heals any of my problem areas, but i do think it does a decent job keeping oil at bay and calming my skin. I haven't used this with makeup, preferring to use it on days I don't wear any makeup or even before bed. I think it'd be most helpful to apply under foundation, but I use liquid so I don't like the idea of applying a liquid over a powder (even though it does absorb well).

            I knocked of some points because the packaging is awful. The puff it comes with is pretty much useless. Instead I use a random fluffy face brush to apply the powder where I need it. The container also dispenses too much product, and unless you kept the puff or used quiet a few cotton rounds, there is no way you could travel with this product because it would spill all over. As it is, even with the puff, you end up spilling a bit just when opening the container. I wish I could give this a 3.5...to me it IS better than your average powder but 4 seems a little generous. Like I said in my title, I do like it, but I'm not crazy about the idea of repurchasing it.

             
            4.0

            Works Great

            By Sara

            from Chicago IL

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Controls oil

            Cons

            • Yellow Color

            Best Uses

            • Absorbing Oil
            • Afternoon Touchup
            • Bedtime

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

            I use to absorb oil typically in the afternoon hours or prior to bed (after cleansing and applying acne lotion).

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This is a must buy product!

            By DKNY

            from South Bend, Indiana

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Kills Fungus

            Cons

            • More User Friendly Cont

            Best Uses

            • Any time

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

            This is faboulous product! Cures everything!
            Stops itching, and heals like no other I have found! Healed my cats ear when he got in a fight!
            Use it on my feet!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            As close to a miracle as I've ever found

            By Tracy

            from Central Florida

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • After Shower/Bath
              • Bedtime

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

              This is wonderful! I have oily skin, and the summer time is brutal. Generally within a couple of hours of washing, my face is very oily. I started using the Mario Badescu products that were recommended to me a few weeks ago, and just the regimen they recommended was a huge improvement. I've added this powder, and WOW. It's reducing shine, but not drying my skin out, and it is reducing redness on blemishes very quickly. Nothing is an instant miracle cure, but this is as close as it's ever gotten for me. I use this, and I use the Drying Lotion overnight. Today, this reduced redness on a large blemish within just a couple of hours I noticed a difference. Again, it's not a vanishing miracle powder, but pretty darn close! The ingredients in this powder are known to have calming effects on irritated skin, and it lives up to its promises! It looks coarse and like it would be hard to spread evenly, but a little goes a LONG way and it does spread quite nicely.

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              • 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

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                • 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

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                  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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