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Mario Badescu

Drying Mask

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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 182 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Balances skin (43)
  • Effective (43)
  • Leaves clean feel (42)
  • Not greasy (35)
  • Easy to use (34)

Cons

  • Bad smell (70)
  • Dries out skin (14)
  • Messy (5)
  • Smell (5)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (3)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (71)
  • Acne-prone skin (68)
  • Weekly use (24)
  • Combination skin (22)
  • All skin types (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (62), Budget shopper (54)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (32), 10 minutes (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 182 customers

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4.0

Yes, please

By Ness

from PA

Pros

  • Improves Skin Texture

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone Skin
  • Combination Skin
  • Oily Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

I have had on/off acne problems with a lot of scarring. Recently, I've had a lot of cystic acne pop up, and my prescription topical cream was not working. I purchased this in the acne kit and it is great! It is a bit drying though, but the smell isn't that bad. It even texture and improves its look. I like using this and the whitening mask!

 
4.0

Works well smells bad

By Lars

from Los Angeles

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

  • Bad Smell
  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Oily Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

This seriously smells like transmission fluid.

Its a bit drying to me too, I have very dry skin, but it works and clears up my acne and red skin.

 
5.0

A holy grail

By Srh

from Midwest

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

When I first smelled this stuff, I was like "no way is this going on my face" but after I used it, I seriously fell in love.. lol. It works AMAZING and actually gets stuff done unlike most masks. I have oily and acne prone skin and just by using this mask once every 2 weeks my skin is near perfect. You also get used to the smell, trust me. I will never use another mask again

 
5.0

Perfect for acne troubles

By Meb1245

from Arizona, United States

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

I've had acne for a while and I've been using clinique and pro activ to cleanse the skin. After using this mask along with the drying lotion from this same brand, my acne has improved significantly. Yes the smell is very strong but honestly it's worth the discomfort because it actually does exactly what it says. I love Mario Badescu ❤️

 
4.0

Great mask, horrible smell!!

By Makaja

from Md

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

This is a really great mask, my skin didn't get oily for a couple days after using & it didn't dry my skin out but it smells terrible! If you can get past the sulfur smell look forward to great skin!

 
5.0

Great for overnight acne solution

By Maddie J

from Ohio

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

This mask removes all oil and dirt and makes acne even large under surface bumps go down significantly, everybody says it smells bad but i dont mind the smell, its my first choice when it comes to bad break out days, it leaves a residue but i just remove it with witch hazel! Still i love the mask its cheaper than orgins problem skin mask

 
1.0

Can't stand the smell

By AandAmom85

from South Carolina

Pros

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

      I attempted to put this mask on my face twice. The smell is so horrible that it made me want to throw up and made my head throb. I couldn't apply more than a small patch to my chin before I had to rinse off.

       
      4.0

      Works Great!

      By Belle

      from Burbank, CA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

      • Bad Smell

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

      When I use this my acne diminishes so fast, it's kinda crazy how well this works. The hugest con and the reason I gave it 4 stars is the smell. The smell is seriously disgusting and I dislike it so much but I keep using it because it works so well. I have oily/acne prone skin and this just helps that so much, my skin hasn't been this smooth and normal in a long time. I would definitely buy this again... just with nose plugs.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Interesting

      By Bre Lynn

      from Austin, TX

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

      • Bad Smell
      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

      Smells like butt and motor oil but works like a dream

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Absolutely horrible.

      By Jamie

      from Boise, ID

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Mask:

          I got this product as a free sample and the second I opened it, I threw it away. This has got to be the worst smelling product I've ever come across in my life. It made me nauseous and actually gave me a headache. Don't even know if the product works because I couldn't get past how terrrible it smells.

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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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