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Mario Badescu

Special Healing Powder

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Mario BadescuSpecial Healing Powder
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

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

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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.

      (1 of 1 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

        (1 of 1 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.

          (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 2 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.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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.

                (1 of 3 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).

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                • 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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