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Mario Badescu

Drying Mask

Item #: 2209896

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Mario BadescuDrying Mask
 
3.8

(based on 21 reviews)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (13)
  • Good value (12)
  • Easy to use (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Oily skin (8)
    • Weekly use (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (8), Brand buyer (6)
      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 minutes (10), 10 minutes (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

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    1.0

    It Smells Too Stink

    By Diva

    from New York, NY

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • It Smells Disgusting

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

      I received this in the acne starter kit and as much as I would like to continue using it, it smells absolutely terrible. The smell is just unbearable. I wish I could continue using it, but I will stick to my Queen Helen Mint Julep mask.

       
      1.0

      Can't get past the smell

      By Testing products

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value

      Cons

      • The Smell Is Truly Awful

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

        Typically I love this line of products. This has a very strong smokey smell. It is unbearable to leave it on your face. After rinsing the smell won't go away. I returned the product. Try the Whitening Mask instead.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes
         
        4.0

        effective, but the smell is not good

        By mary

        from denver, co

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Weekly Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

          effective but honestly its hard to stand the smell. I suggest use on affected areas in small amount

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          5.0

          YES!

          By A Friend

          from Salt Lake City, UT

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne prone
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

            I love this mask, it really helps breakouts and keeps new ones at bay. I don't have oily skin, so I can only use this mask 3x a week max, otherwise it will dry out my face too much. Great for oily skin types though!
            I use this mask with MB's Buffering lotion, before applying the mask and after washing it off. My skin is so soft after washing off the mask and I love that it's so effective! My skin hasn't been this clear in years!
            I will say the only con with this mask is the smell. But honestly, the results are worth it.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes
             
            4.0

            Stinky but effective

            By alicecpn

            from Charlotte, NC

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

                This mask smells AWFUL but it really works in drying up big pimples. I use as a spot treatment and apply with a cotton swab so I don't have to actually touch it!

                I use 2-3 times a week and only if I see the beginnings of a breakout. Alternate with the Healing and Soothing mask so that your face doesn't start flaking off.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes
                 
                5.0

                Perfect for OILY skin

                By Nelly

                from Denver,CO

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Effective
                • Good Value
                • Works Fast

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne
                  • Men
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Weekly Use
                  • Women

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

                  I love this mask. My skin is super oily, Before i started using this I would wash my face or take a shower at night and the next morning my face was super shiny. Now it doesnt get oily as much or as fast. It is a little hard to wash off even with the warm water. I guess the only bad thing I've read about this mask is the smell but to be honest I dont mind it too much. (I think it smells like mudd and cigarettes) I love this brand I also bought the acne cleanser and silver powder and I live them. Will definately buy again.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 10 Minutes
                   
                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By Karebear

                  from Byram, MS

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Oily Skin
                    • On-the-go
                    • Weekly Use

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

                    Use when needed

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 10 Minutes
                     
                    5.0

                    Does the job if you have oily skin

                    By Finster

                    from Pompano Beach, FL

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

                    I use this product about 3 times a week. I have very oily skin, and this product is wonderful to keep it under control. Okay, the smell takes some getting used to, but once you realize how well it works, you won't mind. I am thrilled with this entire line so far and I keep trying more products. I have been very pleased with everything. Pricing seems reasonable for the results.

                     
                    2.0

                    The smell

                    By K Mitch

                    from Jacksonville, fl

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective

                    Cons

                    • Horrible Smell

                    Best Uses

                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

                    I love Mario Badescu's skin care line. I have never found a product line that works so well for acne. But this mask....I can't handle the smell. It smells like a giant ash tray and it took everything for me not to gag while this product was on my face. It works very well, don't get me wrong. I just honestly could not do the horrible odor.

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 30 Minutes
                     
                    1.0

                    Not good for sensitive skin

                    By Pixie25

                    from Baltimore, MD

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                    • Drying
                    • SMELLS BAD

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

                      I love Mario Badescu products. My cleansing routine consists solely of their products so I was excited when I was given a sample of this drying mask. I have struggled with acne since I was a teenager. I have combination skin but it is very sensitve and dries out or gets excessively oily very easily. I read reviews about the product before using it so was prepared for it to smell very bad. I went for it anyway and smeared a thin layer all over my face. It definitely smells but it is not so bad as to make you gag. If you can tolerate a slight smell for 20 minutes it won't bother you. It was easy to rinse off but my skin felt a little tight after. I used my night-time moisturizer and felt fine. However, when I woke up the next morning I had dry spots on my face. I realized very quickly that this prodcut was drying out my skin. It actually dried me out so much that I started to break out more than I was prior to using it. I tried it a couple more times just to make sure it was this product causing my skins reaction and it was. Sadly, I will not be using this product anymore.

                      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                      • 30 Minutes

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                      • Q:

                        How long will it take/how many uses to be able to get the best results from this product?
                        Asked on 1/10/2015 by Carls from San Francisco, Ca

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          The amount of time it will takes to see results depends on your active acne and your skin type. On average, we would expect results within 7-10 days.

                          If you are experiencing cystic acne, to maximize the effectiveness of this mask, we recommend using it with our Buffering Lotion. You should first apply the Buffering Lotion on the cystic acne spots and then apply the Drying Mask on top. Leave on for the recommended 10-15 minutes and rinse with warm water.

                          If your skin tends to be oily, we suggest you use the mask every other night on your entire face (avoiding the eye area) and alternate on your off night with the Healing and Soothing Mask to control irritation and redness caused by acne. This method of using the Drying Mask (for oily skin only!) will have you using a mask every single night until you get the acne under control, alternating between the Drying Mask and the Healing and Soothing Mask.

                          If you have combo or dry skin, we recommend you use the Drying Mask 2-3 times per week ONLY on the active acne spots. You should not put the Drying Mask on you entire face if you have any kind of dryness. You should only apply to the areas that are actively broken out.

                          Answered on 1/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        This product came in the acne starter kit with the face wash, cucumber toner, and moisturizer which i use in the morning and at night. When is the best time to use this product so it doesn't interfere with the others? Should I use the mask and then treat my skin with the wash, toner and moisturizer?
                        Asked on 12/31/2014 by NYCgirl

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          We recommend using the products in the following order: Acne Face Wash, Special Cucumber Lotion, Drying Mask (evening only and for 15-20 min). Rinse mask off, dry face, apply Drying Cream to areas that have tiny bumps that do not surface, such as on your forehead and chin – no moisturizer at night if you are oily.

                          Answered on 1/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        While you apply this product to your face does it dry and get your face stiff, or does it stay creamy
                        Asked on 9/14/2014 by m from California, US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This mask contains Kaolin clay, which does stiffen as it dries. To prevent this effect, you can mist or dab your face lightly with toner during the 20 minutes you leave the mask on. Keeping the mask damp on the skin will prevent any stiff or tight feeling, and it won't compromise its efficacy.

                          Answered on 9/18/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        I used tarte under eye cream and developed bumps under my eyes. Not an allergic reaction just noticeable bumps. Will this help erase them or will I have to try another product?
                        Asked on 5/15/2014 by chavezma95 from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          You may be describing milia, which can be treated by a dermatologist or licensed aesthetician. A gentle exfoliating product could also help, but be very careful while applying to avoid getting the product into the eyes and causing irritation.

                          Mario Badescu Glycolic Eye Cream (Item #: 2209796) is formulated with glycolic acid to provide gentle exfoliation of the eye area to improve skin texture and tone of the delicate under eye area. This product could help:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6200669

                          Answered on 5/20/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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