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Mario Badescu

Drying Mask

Item #: 2209896

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Mario BadescuDrying Mask
 
3.6

(based on 25 reviews)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (15)
  • Good value (13)
  • Easy to use (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Oily skin (10)
    • Weekly use (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (10), Brand buyer (7)
      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 minutes (12), 10 minutes (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

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    (0 of 1 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!

     
    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
                 
                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

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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

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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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