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Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder

Mario Badescu

Special Healing Powder

Item #: 2209816 Size: 0.5 oz

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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.
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 47 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (24)
  • Absorbs quickly (22)
  • Not greasy (15)
  • Long lasting (14)
  • Softens skin (8)

Cons

  • Messy (6)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (22)
  • After shower/bath (12)
  • Acne (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (19), Brand buyer (18)

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THIS STUFF IS AMAZING

By Julia

from Riverside

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedtime

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

    I love this stuff, i had a really bad red pimple and i appiled it the first time i got it and the redness was gone by morning. I do hate that the powder sponge is hard to grab and is very messing but other then that its great.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice Setting Powder

    By Sara

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Bad Smell
    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • To absorb oil during the day

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

    This is not my most favorite product from Mario, but it is a life saver when I get oily during the day. It is messy too use but works well and blends in with my already applied make-up.

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again

    By Kensi

    from Jurupa Valley, CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

        Love it!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best powder for oily skin

        By elizsafox

        from Austin TX

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • control shine

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

          I love this powder and am so glad to have found it. I've been using it about a month now and it has been a life saver for the humid, warm and muggy days. I don't wear makeup most of the time and prefer to go au natural, however, I have oily skin that is prone to breakouts. I needed something that would matte my complexion without adding pigments or comedogenic products to my pores. This special healing powder is perfect for just that - almost like a non-makeup product that still enhances your complexion.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My blemishes have cleared up in less then a week!!!

          By Shannon

          from South Bend, In

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Long Lasting
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

            A little goes a long way, helped with my acne.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Amazing product, poor packaging

            By RosieCheeks

            from Oregon

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Conceals Redness
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Minimizes blemishes immediately

            Cons

            • Packaging is terrible

            Best Uses

            • Acnes Treatment Under Makeup

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

            Buff it on or use a clean brush to apply to any spots

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

                  (6 of 6 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!!!

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                    • Q:

                      Do i use this product before or after moisturizing?
                      Asked on 5/8/2016 by Holly

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        At night time, the Special Healing Powder is intended to be applied directly to your problem areas after cleansing and toning - you can skip the moisturizer. We also recommend mixing it with your loose powder for daytime use to control oil. You would cleanse, tone, and moisturize and use the powder after you have applied your makeup.

                        Answered on 5/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Does this give flashback?
                      Asked on 3/25/2016 by Coral Springs

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Many makeup artists use this product, and we've never received feedback about flashback. That said, the Special Healing Powder is a skin care powder and not a cosmetic powder. It is intended to be very lightly dusted over problematic or oily areas, applied over blemishes, or mixed in with your favorite loose powder.

                        We suggest that you test shoot with it first to make sure it photographs in a way that you're happy with.

                        Answered on 3/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Can someone with rosacea try this product?
                      Asked on 2/10/2016 by Eli from Santa Ana, Ca.

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Rosacea can affect all skin types and can affect people to varying degrees. If you have dry, sensitive skin and suffer from rosacea, you should not use this product. If you have oily skin and have mild rosacea, you would benefit from using the Special Healing Powder when applied to those acne prone areas.

                        Answered on 2/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • 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

                      1 answer

                    • 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
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