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Mario BadescuSpecial Healing Powder

Mario Badescu

Special Healing Powder

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Special Healing Powder by Mario Badescu is formulated for oily, troubled skin, this gentle powder helps fight t-zone shine, decongest pores, and balance oil in the skin.

(0.5 oz.)
Apply powder to problem areas. Use throughout the day as needed. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water; do not rub the eyes.
Talc, Bismuth Subgallate, Kaolin, Zinc Oxide, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Sulfur.

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Mario BadescuSpecial Healing Powder
 
4.5

(based on 41 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (21)
  • Absorbs quickly (19)
  • Not greasy (13)
  • Long lasting (11)
  • Softens skin (7)

Cons

  • Messy (5)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (21)
  • After shower/bath (12)
  • Acne (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (16), Brand buyer (15)

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4.0

AWESOME PRODUCT

By Cowgirl

from Tucson, AZ

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • After Foundation
    • Bedtime

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

    I read the reviews online first before purchasing the product and there more positives than negatives so I bought it....and I love it! I have very oily skin and it has helped a lot! I still get a little oily throughout the day but this has helped significantly! I put this on before bed without makeup and in the morning after my liquid foundation, before my powder to keep things smooth and help with the T-bone area. The powder is very loose so just be careful when opening but I will be buying this a lot!!

     
    5.0

    Great!

    By Claudia RP

    from El Monte, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedtime

        Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

        I have been using this powder for years! I put it on straight to my pimples (after I wash and tone) before bedtime. If it's the a.m., then I still put it on my pimples for a little bit and then sunblock will wipe it off. I see the difference in healing time when I use it, it's so effective and gentle! I have tried other powders but I always come back to this one. Plus, this will last a VERY long time as you will use very little even if you use it daily.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfection

        By Katie

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • A little goes a long way
        • Helps Reduce Acne
        • Perfect For Redness
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • After Moisturizing
          • Bedtime

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

          I wish I found this product years ago. I am 28 and have bad acne scars and hormonal redness. This product is nothing short of perfection. I had to make a review because I want others to experience this for themselves. The price is perfect, the powder has helped reduce my overall redness and acne that I can feel forming on my skin. This has also helped to clear my little bumps all over my forehead, it is SO AMAZING!!!!!
          **I did not have an issue with the messiness because I opened it in a small Tupperware container to hold any powder that would have otherwise fallen on the floor.

           
          4.0

          It's amazing

          By Rach

          from Greenville, Nc

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

          • Bad Smell

          Best Uses

          • Acne
          • Bedtime

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

          It's very drying but that's the point! This product worked immediately for me and I usually suffer from a lot of acne but I only have one pimple at the moment! It's great!!!

           
          5.0

          Seriously helps redness

          By Star

          from CA

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

          This was the first product I tried from Mario Badescu and it encouraged me to slowly go through the rest of the line.
          I apply this after moisturizer before my foundation, and not only does it keep the majority of my oily skin from breaking through my makeup (sadly not strong enough for my oil slick nose, but it helps there too) but I've also noticed reduced redness since use, and my acne is under greater control.
          I sometimes apply a tiny little concentrated bit below my eyes to help hide the remnants of any dark circles after a late night, and the yellow works super well to camouflage--better than any under eye concealer I've tried.
          Occassionally I just wear this and moisturizer, and I still feel confident enough in my skin to go out, whereas before redness and oil would have kept me in.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Messy and can see it on my skin

          By Biker Gomer

          from Tampa FL

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

          When I received this (I ordered it online), it was in a plastic bag with the other products I ordered. The lid was loose, and there was Special Healing Powder all over everything. I was surprised there wasn't an inner seal on the product (1) to keep that from happening, and (2) so I knew it was new and unused. So...with the powder all over the place, there was another mess when I removed the lid - there is a little plastic part with holes in it (as in all loose powder products), that allows a limited amount to surface above that plastic part. Well, there was loose powder all the way to the lid, which I ended up dumping out because it made such a mess. Now I'm left with about half the amount of powder in the container as it should have been received.

          As far as the product performance, I'm not seeing any special healing results, and when I apply it to my skin with the little sponge/puff applicator pad thingie, I can see the product on my skin. So now I use a baby kabuki brush to dust it on, and dusting off the visible layer. Not quite thrilled with this product and not sure I know what it's supposed to do, since it doesn't really do any healing. I was hoping it would help,with hormonal acne in my chin. No such luck. :(

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love, love, love.

          By Kolbs

          from Houston, tx

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Bedtime

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

            I put it on right before bed and wake up with clearer skin!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            This is a new must have

            By KayDee

            from San Diego

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Evens Complexion
            • Heals blemishes
            • Matte
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Alone Without Make Up
            • Prep Skin Before Make Up
            • Set Make Up

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

            I bought this to help with the redness of my sever (but healing) acne and discolorations. I apply this before powder foundation. It evens out complexion and is a good base before make up. I went the whole day with matte, natural , and even colored skin. At night after I washed my make up off not only did I not have any new breakouts, my skin felt very soft and my current breakout seemed smaller and less inflamed. I think I can feel comfortable wearing this alone after moisturizer, for a natural look without irritating my skin. One complaint is that I can slightly smell the ingredients, but I have a sensitive nose (not everyone will notice the smell like I do). My other complaint is that applicator is difficult to hold. Also its so messy that half of it ends up on my clothes an on my floor. Not even mineral make is this messy. The fact that this product is affordable makes up for how difficult it can be to apply.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great product

            By Lupe

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mattifying

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

              I've been using this daily for a week now and I am very satisfied. I use it after applying moisturizer and it keeps my normally shiny, oily face presentable. I wont say it keeps me matte becuase it doesn't but it does a great job at keeping the oil at bay. My skint tone is a little on the dark/tan side so the powder makes me look somewhat pale immediately after I apply it but with time it goes back to normal. Of course when I use make up that isnt a problem. My only concern is with the applicator sponge that it comes with, I'm not very happy about it and I'm in the search of one that is better but for now it does the job. Overall I'm very satisfied and once I need to repurchase I'm sure I will.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Love it. Hides redness.

              By Mary

              from Phoenix AZ

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Covers redness

              Cons

              • Tricky To Apply

              Best Uses

              • Before Powder Makeup

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

              Can use this product anywhere on face & neck without worry of breakout. Covers redness and reduces poor size. Great for hot weather.

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              • Q:

                my skin is oily im gona put this powder first on then can i use foundation or another serum that contains a sun protection?is it write way to use ? thanks
                Asked on 1/29/2016 by saharhassan87 from sandiego,ca

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  You can use this product differently for day and night use. At night time - simply apply the powder directly to your clean skin on areas that are of concern. For day use - we suggest you mix this in with your loose powder or apply very sparingly to problematic oily areas.

                  Answered on 2/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I am dealing with cystic acne from 4 yrs i am 25 . After applying this in night will i not breakout as i do suddenly with a painfull pimples!
                Asked on 1/7/2016 by Lovvveerddddoo from India

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              • Q:

                so can i use a liquid foundation after applying this product? or do i use it as a setting powder after my makeup?
                Asked on 1/4/2016 by Nattye from hartford CT

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  For daytime use, you can apply sparingly to oily/acne prone areas to absorb excess oil and control shine after applying your makeup. You can also mix with your loose powder to use throughout the day.

                  Answered on 1/7/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                I see from some of your answers that you recommend mixing it with a setting powder and applying it after foundation. Is it okay to just apply the powder as is (i.e. directly to the face without mixing it) or would that be too irritating/harsh to the skin? Thanks!
                Asked on 12/17/2015 by Jessica

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  The Special Healing Powder is intended to be applied directly to your skin (usually at nighttime), but you can apply the product directly on your skin anytime of day - if the natural yellowish color of the powder is not an issue for you. We recommend mixing it with your loose powder for daytime use so that the color of Special Healing Powder will mix with your makeup, making the powder undetectable during the day.

                  Answered on 12/18/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Should I use this after moisturizer and primer before foundation or after foundation as a setting powder? Should it also be used at night after I wash my face? If so should I still use moisturizer?
                Asked on 11/25/2015 by Abby from US

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  You can use it either way. At night, you can apply it directly onto your skin after cleansing and toning (you can skip a moisturizer that night) or mix it with loose foundation/finishing powder and use throughout the day to control shine by absorbing excess oil.

                  Answered on 11/27/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Im wanting to purchase this for my son which has acne prone skin. My question is, can he wear this product and not look like he is wearing powder makeup foundation?
                Asked on 11/19/2015 by Makeup Addict

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  We frequently suggest women add the Special Healing Powder to their loose makeup powder to enhance coverage and shine control. That being said, we would not recommend daytime use of this product for your son.

                  Answered on 11/24/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                is this product best used after or before you apply your moisturizer?
                Asked on 10/15/2015 by cyn from los angeles

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  You can use it either way. At night, you can apply it directly onto your skin after cleansing and toning (you can skip a moisturizer that night) or mix it with loose foundation/finishing powder and use throughout the day to control shine by absorbing excess oil.

                  Answered on 10/28/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                Bismuth subgallate, what does this do? I can't find anything on the web about this in cosmetics.
                Asked on 8/17/2015 by CaseyCat from Michigan

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Bismuth Subgallate is a bright yellow powder with antiseptic properties used as a skin dusting powder.

                  Answered on 8/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                Can this be used without makeup?
                Asked on 7/16/2015 by Marcell from Hagerstown

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, there is no need to wear makeup in conjunction with this product. Apply powder to problem areas. Use throughout the day as needed.

                  Answered on 7/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                Does this product help to reduce oil? I wear make-up everyday, it it ok to wear everyday?
                Asked on 7/11/2015 by Jay Atmosphere from Chamblee, GA

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                  A:

                  Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder is specially formulated to absorb excess oil and reduces redness and irritation caused by breakouts. You can mix this in with your loose powder when applying your makeup to help camouflage redness or use it during the day to absorb excess oil.

                  Answered on 7/14/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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