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Mario BadescuDrying Mask

Mario Badescu

Drying Mask

2.0 oz Item 2209896

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Help clear acne eruptions. This powerful mask is formulated with sulfur, kaolin, and other natural minerals to help dry up breakouts and absorb pore-clogging impurities from the skin. Excess shine is eliminated as calamine and cucumber extract provide a cooling, refreshing boost making this mask incredibly effective at targeting troubled areas. Can be used as a companion product to Mario Badescu's Healing & Soothing Mask.
Apply a thin layer of mask on clean skin, focusing only on areas of concern and avoiding the eye area. Wait 15-20 minutes and rinse thoroughly with warm water. Use 2-3 times a week as needed. May also be used on areas of body acne.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Kaolin, Calamine, Propylene Glycol, Ichthammol, Sulfur, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Cellulose Gum, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sorbitol, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1).

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Mario BadescuDrying Mask
 
4.1

(based on 155 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (43)
  • Balances skin (36)
  • Leaves clean feel (36)
  • Easy to use (34)
  • Not greasy (33)

Cons

  • Bad smell (58)
  • Dries out skin (7)
  • Smell (5)
  • Messy (4)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (3)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (63)
  • Acne-prone skin (60)
  • Weekly use (24)
  • Combination skin (19)
  • All skin types (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (57), Budget shopper (48)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (32), 10 minutes (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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5.0

Helps clear my hormonal breakouts

By Madi

from Illinois

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

This is one of the best masks that I've used! I've been using the Mario badescu acne kit $30, and a sample of this came in it. I've been using this 2 times a week. It has reduced my inflamed hormonal acne and taken away the oiliness in my skin. It does have a strong scent, which I happen to like. But I wouldn't recommend this for those who have sensitive skin. My skin type is oily/combo acne prone. It can be drying so be sure to use oil free moisturizer after use.

 
5.0

Skin Saver

By Niki Mc

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone Skin
  • Combination Skin
  • Oily Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

I use this mask about 3x a week whenever I feel like I'm a bit too oily or on nights when I take off a full face of makeup after a long day. The sulfur smell is very prominent, but I feel like it's a plus to not have perfumes trying to cover up the natural ingredients.

 
5.0

I would buy this again and again

By Dpunawai

from Fort Myers, FL

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • All Skin Types
    • Combination Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

    Left my skin feeling fantastic

     
    1.0

    I tried

    By Mari

    from Northridge, Ca

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Bad Smell

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

        I bought this mask when they were having their half off sale on masks. I had read the reviews regarding the smell of the product BUT decided to still purchase it. I have used sulfur soaps and creams before, so i thought it would be okay. No it was not ok. I took it off right away and the smell lingered until the next day.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect For Acne Scars

        By TigerLillian

        from Dry/Humid/Somehow Cold Texas

        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

        I can easily compare the results of this to about a level 10 chemical peel that a dermatologist gave me a while back. I bought it during the 50% off sale and am willing to pay full price for the results that it delivered. So here's the thing on this product, it smells like pure chemicals, it's kinda hard to wash off (like any mud mask), but the results ARE THERE. If you're like me, a teen with cystic acne prone skin with a ton of acne scars and willing to do just about anything to make them go away, then this is the product for you. I'm personally glad they didn't add any perfumes in it as usually those types of products somehow dry out my oily skin. I imagine if you have either sensitive skin (like Rosacea) or are just looking for a light peeling mask I don't think this is for you and I think are the skin types of most of the negative reviews here. If this review helped you please give it a like!

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By Katie

        from La Habra, CA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

        I bought this product when it was 50% off, and I would definitely pay full price in the future knowing how well it worked with my skin. If you have acne prone skin using this products 3 times a week will make a difference.

         
        5.0

        Yes!

        By Steph

        from Nashville

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

        It's smells horrible but workes wonders! Could feel and see the diffrence in my skin after one use.

         
        5.0

        I love anything Mario Badescu

        By Kaylee

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

          This is one of my favorite masks for oily/acne prone skin. Every morning after I use this my skin looks so much better.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          What a waste!

          By Tisha

          from Orlando,FL

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Bad Smell
            • Dries Out Skin
            • Ineffective
            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

            This product has the worst smell. The process of washing this off after application is messy. The smell lingers on your face and on your hands hours after removal.

             
            5.0

            Smells awful, but works very well

            By Maya

            from Macon, GA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Improves Skin Texture

            Cons

            • Bad Smell
            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

            Saw dramatic improvement after first use.

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            • Q:

              So I am looking into purchasing from this line because of the great reviews and good prices. I am a teen and I would say I have combination/slightly sensitive skin with mild breakouts. I am planning on buying the acne cleanser, seaweed lotion, this, drying lotion and rose water. In terms of using these in order, would I cleanse, tone, moisturize and use spray before makeup and at night cleanse, tone, use mask, moisturize and use drying lotion? If not, are there other products I should get? Thanks :)
              Asked on 1/28/2018 by Olivia from Hilliard,US

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                We suggest cleansing and toning twice daily with the Acne Facial Cleanser and Seaweed Cleansing Lotion, you can then follow with a moisturizer. At night after cleansing, toning and moisturizing, you can apply the Drying Lotion to whiteheads. Our Drying Mask can be used 1-2 times per week on areas of breakouts, after cleansing. Once removed follow with toner, moisturizer and spot treatments. The Facial Spray can be used whenever you need to rehydrate and refresh the skin.

                Answered on 1/28/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              When I use this mask, there seems to be a lot of residue; even after rinsing with warm water several times. It feels weird and gritty on my face, even after rinsing. When I apply my toner, I can see the brown residue on the cotton ball. Should I be washing it off with my face wash?
              Asked on 11/10/2017 by whwalker from St. Louis, MO

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                It is possible that you are applying too much of the product. The Drying Mask should be applied in a very thin layer on to areas of breakout only. This mask should be fully dried, about 10-15 minutes, before removing with warm water. Additionally you can remove this mask with your daily cleanser as well and follow with toner and moisturizer.

                Answered on 11/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              How long is this mask good for?(expiration date) I had mine for over three months, should I buy a new one or is it still good?
              Asked on 10/24/2017 by Fabby from California

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Our masks a good for 12 months from opening.

                Answered on 10/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              will this irritate my sensitive skin?
              Asked on 10/19/2017 by larissa from williamson Ga

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                We suggest patch testing the product before use if your skin is sensitive. The Dying Mask is suitable for ALL skin types.

                Answered on 10/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              What % of sulfur is in this mask?
              Asked on 7/31/2017 by Jenna from us

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello, thanks for your question. There is 2.99% sulfur in our Drying Mask.

                Answered on 9/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Does this have benzoyl peroxide?
              Asked on 7/26/2017 by sarah from undisclosed

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                There is no Benzoyl Peroxide in this product.

                Answered on 7/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              i got samples of the drying mask and drying cream but how do i know which one to use and when? i tend to break out quite a bit and i know the drying cream is for under the surface bumps but im not sure what those are, i just call everything that shows up on my face a pimple.
              Asked on 5/5/2017 by cynthia from long beach, ca

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Our Drying Cream can be used on small clusters of acne or red/inflamed breakouts just under the surface of the skin. The Drying Mask can be used 1-2 times per week on acne prone or oily skin to help reduce congestion, oil and breakouts.

                Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              I have acne, combination and my skin is very sensitive. Will this product dry or burn my skin? I also tried other mask that made me breakout will this mask do the same?
              Asked on 4/23/2017 by melanie

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The Drying Mask can be quite drying and works best with oily skin. It is our strongest deep cleaning mask. Our Flower and Tonic Mask is a more gentle deep cleaning mask that might better suit your skin. http://www.ulta.com/flower-tonic-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200735

                Answered on 4/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Is this particular product oil free?
              Asked on 1/16/2017 by Joy from NJ US

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Drying Mask is an oil free formulation.

                Answered on 1/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Can this product be used overnight as a spot treatment?
              Asked on 12/26/2016 by Meg from Michigan, US

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                We would not recommend using the Drying Mask as a spot treatment. Our Acne Repair Kit features a collection of spot treatments: Drying Cream (small under the surface bumps), Drying Lotion (whiteheads), and Buffering Lotion (deep, cystic acne). You can purchase them together in the kit or separately to spot treat the different types of blemishes you may have.
                http://www.ulta.com/acne-repair-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200667

                Answered on 12/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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