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Mario Badescu

Drying Mask

Item #: 2209896

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Mario BadescuDrying Mask
 
3.8

(based on 28 reviews)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (18)
  • Good value (15)
  • Easy to use (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (12)
  • Weekly use (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (11), Brand buyer (9)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (12), 10 minutes (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

Best stuff for zits

By KT

from Michigan

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Break Outs

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

    Cures a zit in 24 hours

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 Minutes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best product for my oily acne skin

    By icart

    from Missouri

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Good Value

    Cons

    • SMELLS BAD

    Best Uses

    • Every other day
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

    Works great on my oily skin. I love all of my Mario B products, and this is one at the top of my list for how effective it is. When other products might reduce the time of a break out, this seems to just get rid of them. I am prone to break outs, and this practically stops them in their tracks. Because of its effectiveness, I use it every other day with the buffering lotion under it and after the mask (their recommendation), and alternate this drying mask with the healing and soothing mask for soft, clear skin. Works on active white heads, ones that are beginning or post-popped white heads. It seems to pull the contents of the whitehead to the surface like a magnet, and the pimple is done for. I've noticed it works best with the buffering lotion under it. It does smell very strong and like sulfur, but for me, it is will worth it for clear skin. For black heads I used the silver powder, since this product only works on my white heads. My face feels amazing after using this mask, like it is truly cleaned out. I haven't had any over drying when using this with the buffering lotion, maybe that helps to avoid the drying out other commenters have experienced. Great acne product if you can stand the smell. I take the smell over the uncomfortable acne and pain i experience with acne. With the buffering lotion I don't experience the smell lingering afterwards.

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 Minutes
     
    4.0

    It seems to work well

    By J

    from Alabama

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

      I have only used it once, but it seems to help dry up my acne and start to clear up my skin. I am now going to start using it 2-3 times weekly as it says on the label because it will probably work more effectively.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 Minutes

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Worst Mask

      By Meghan

      from Chicago, IL

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

      I decided to splurge and buy the Mario Badescu acne kit because I felt like treating myself. Unfortunately, I found out a few hours later this mask smells AWFUL. I was really hoping that after I put it on, I would get used to the spell, but I didn't. I have never used a product that smells this horrible. If it wasn't purchased with the kit, I would return it as fast as I could!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Effective, But Smells Awful

      By Jessi

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Effective

      Cons

      • Smells terrible

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin
      • Weekly Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

      I love all my Mario Badescu products and use nearly exclusively the entire combination line on my face. My skin has never looks better! I gave this a try since the old mask I used is no longer available. I got one whiff of this stuff and questioned whether or not I should even slather it on my face. I did. It was nearly impossible to keep it on the full amount of time. I wiped it off on my upper lip but that didn't help. Even after washing my face twice and using a toner I could still smell this stuff. It smells like gasoline! Even though this product wasn't cheap, I will be throwing it out! The smell is NOT worth it!

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      too drying

      By Genna

      from waukesha wi

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

            Way too drying. I always have an oil issue on my forehead and t zone so much that i have to blot my face at least 2 times a day. This was so drying. My skin felt so tight during the treatment. My skin afterwards was clean. I put lotion and it was fine. The product is fine... just not for me. I dont like how it feels on my skin.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The Good Stuff

            By ShanShan9

            from Georgia

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Good Value

            Cons

            • Awful smell

            Best Uses

            • Acne Skin
            • Oily Skin
            • Weekly Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

            I actually received this as a sample when I bought something else, I quickly used it up and bought another one. I use it about twice a week and it really helps clear up my acne. It does smell horrible but after a minute i forget about the smell. Try this, you wont regret it.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

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                  • Q:

                    I break out mostly on my chin with those really large painful red whiteheads. Can I use this just on my chin?
                    Asked on 6/25/2015 by Beautyfanatic from chicago

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, you can certainly apply the Drying Mask just to problem areas. We recommend 2-3x weekly use for best results.

                      Answered on 6/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Does this help cystic acne or acne scars?
                    Asked on 6/24/2015 by amae

                    1 answer

                  • 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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