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Mario Badescu Silver Powder

Mario Badescu

Silver Powder

Item #: 2209809 Size: 1.0 oz

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For excessive, stubborn blackheads, this oil absorbent powder will help to unclog congested pores. Prevents blackheads and promotes a healthier complexion. You will see a remarkable difference after one application.
Once or twice a week dip a water dampened cotton ball into the powder and press on nose, chin and congested areas on the face. Wait 10 minutes and wipe off with toner or astringent.
Calcium Carbonate, Kaolin, Zinc Oxide (CI 177497).

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Mario BadescuSilver Powder
 
4.1

(based on 152 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (88)
  • Easy to use (69)
  • Good value (65)
  • Lightweight (30)
  • Minimizes pores (14)

Cons

  • Complicated to use (23)
  • Messy (11)
  • Not effective (10)
  • Dries out skin (4)
  • Poor texture (4)

Best Uses

  • Weekly use (60)
  • Oily skin (53)
  • Women (35)
  • Men (22)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (57), Brand buyer (47)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (51), 10 minutes (35), 1+ hour (8)

Reviewed by 152 customers

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4.0

great product

By xxxx

from anywhere usa

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Soothing
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

      great product.

       
      5.0

      i reallllly like this product

      By sierra

      from 64153

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • messy

      Best Uses

      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

      I love this product i have repurchased a couple times now. I use this roughly once a week as a mask.. applying it directly to my face with a wet cotton ball... it is SUPER MESSY but it really helps with my acne. It was a blessing running across this!! I have oily acne prone skin and this is a godsend.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Tightens pores

      By Mave

      from NC

      Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

      I've only used this twice & I really like the results its giving me, the very next morning i looked in my mirror not expecting to see a big difference but once i did i had to do a double check ! I could not believe how small & tight my pores had gotten from just one use, its literally the smallest i've seen my nose pores since my pre-teen years. If you are undecisive whether to buy or not JUST GO FOR IT

       
      1.0

      Not for extremely sensitive skin

      By Shayleen

      from Washington

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          I told the lady that was helping me what I was looking for but that I have extremely sensitive skin. She said this product is hypoallergenic and she has sensitive skin as well and she had no issues with it. She assured me it would be fine. I had a reaction to it after my first use. Also not the easiest to apply. You have to apply it with a damp cotton ball while trying to keep your skin wet as well since it doesn't stick to dry skin.

           
          3.0

          On the fence.

          By MrsCarito

          from Ohio

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          This powder is messy. Do not use while wearing what you are planning on wearing for the day.
          I am using this in conjunction with the healing powder so I am unsure of which is making my skin less oily or maybe its the combination. I will say this. I have not had any miracle pore shrinkage and my skin is still pretty greasy. With that being said, my skin is suffering from many years of extreme makeup abuse due to rosacea so I wouldn't expect a miracle overnight from any product.
          I have an extreme case of oily skin to the extent you wouldn't understand unless you actually saw my face.
          In all fairness I think if you haven't abused your skin too much, this is a great product. Or maybe the healing powder. At any rate it is putting a small dent in the ocean of grease on my face and that is more than I can say for countless other products I have tried.
          This also does not irritate my skin. Big plus.

           
          5.0

          Effective

          By youngnp

          from Mpls, mn

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Blackheads & Whiteheads

            Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

            I have nice skin. Rarely do I suffer from large inflamed zits but I do have an oil slick for a nose & it's black head city on my chin so the struggle is real. I use this messy but effective powder 2-3 times a week & my skin is significantly clearer. It is a bit drying so only use where you have congested skin.

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Probably wouldn't buy again

            By Product hunter

            from CA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

                I am confused by this product. I've only used it once but wasn't impressed. I followed the directions exactly, but it didn't apply well. Half the powder doesn't actually stay on your face, so when you're walking around you are probably creating a snow storm. I didn't see any results and it was hard to get all the product off by just wiping it off with toner (which the directions say you can do). It made my skin feel more irritated and I didn't see or feel any benefits. Maybe I just wasn't applying it correctly... But in that case it's too hard to figure out how to apply lol.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great but messy

                By Alli

                from Des Moines,IA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Minimizes Pores
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                • Messy

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Blackheads & Whiteheads

                Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

                I could tell a difference in blackheads and my pores right after using this product one time.I did notice "flaking" as some other reviews mentioned but I just put on a towel to prevent it from getting all over my clothes.The pro's outweigh the con's and I will continue to buy this.Another note would be to ensure you have cotton balls when you order this because they are necessary for use.A little goes a long way, worth the price!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Cleans pore's better than anything I've ever used!

                By Becok

                from Ferguson

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Minimizes Pores

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Clogged pore's

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

                  It's a little messy, but that's a small price to pay for the great job that it does.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This stuff is magical

                  By Beka

                  from Santa Barbara

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Soothing
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Blackheads & Whiteheads

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

                    You will get the best out of this product if you use directly after a shower when your pores are open. This way the paste sinks in as it dries! Make sure to use an astringent or their cleansing lotion after to further clean your pores.

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                    • Q:

                      Most of the questions seem to focus on the t zone area, but I get my worst acne on my cheeks, jawline, and cheekbones. Can this be used there?
                      Asked on 7/29/2016 by Color addict

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I used this product after I cleansed my face during the nighttime. Is it recommended to serum, moisturize, etc thereafter? It seems difficult since just the astringent removes the powder and there is left over product on the face.
                      Asked on 4/20/2016 by Kristopher from Reno, NV

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        After removing the Silver Powder with toner (you can also use water and a washcloth), you can apply your nightly products. If you feel there is leftover product on your nose, you can avoid that area when applying your moisturizers, serums, etc. Any leftover product will be removed when you wash your face in the morning.

                        Answered on 4/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Does this powder help with closed comedones? You know like the skin colored bumps that take forever to surface to the top of the skin?
                      Asked on 4/5/2016 by Bnr

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Silver Powder is designed to be used on open comedones (blackheads).

                        Answered on 4/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I don´t get a lot of blackheads but I have enlarged pores, this would help?
                      Asked on 1/7/2016 by Adriana

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Can this product be used on blackheads located on other areas of the body?
                      Asked on 12/5/2015 by Val from NJ

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Can this product be removed with Special Cucumber Lotion?
                      Asked on 11/12/2015 by Sunflower Lover from Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, you can use toner such as Special Cucumber Lotion to remove it.

                        Answered on 11/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Would this cause my face to become too dry, and therefore over produce oil, if not used sparingly?
                      Asked on 11/9/2015 by Caseycat from the mitten

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Silver Powder can work effectively, without over drying your skin, when used properly. Only use the Silver Powder 1-2 times a week and only apply it to oily, congested pores in your T-Zone.

                        Answered on 11/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      What type of toner do you recommend I use to wash off this product? I don't use any toners for my face, I only apply blackhead and acne scrubs and wash them off with cold water. This product says to use a toner, so I'm wondering what types or brands of a toner I should use?
                      Asked on 9/29/2015 by Nicolee from Portland, OR

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      How does the Silver Powder compare to the Special Healing Powder? Can they be used in tandem? For example, using the Silver Powder on parts of the face with blackheads and the Special Healing Powder on whiteheads, reddened areas, and breakout-prone areas?
                      Also, on places like the nose or chin, I sometimes have blackheads and whiteheads--could I use both products at the same time in these circumstances?
                      Asked on 6/21/2015 by dc from Valencia, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Silver Powder will work on superficial blackheads and is not a leave-on product. It is to be applied with a wet cotton ball to blackheads and rinsed off after 10 minutes. We recommend nighttime use.

                        Special Healing Powder is a leave-on product that can be used at night on red or acne prone areas. You can also mix a small amount of Special Healing Powder in with your makeup powder during the day to absorb excess oil. Special Healing Powder will control excess oil and camouflage redness.

                        We recommend using Mario Badescu Drying Lotion on whiteheads.

                        Answered on 6/25/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can this be used on active blemishes?
                      Asked on 3/14/2015 by Ambee

                      1 answer

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