Rated 3.75 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Blew me away!
OHEMGEE this mask is amazing! My skin is combination and although i hardly breakout with acne anymore (thankfully), I have been struggling with extremely stubborn blackheads for as long as I can remember. I've been searching high and low for the best masks/pore minimizing treatments and I have finally found it in this mask.
First, I want to say that I have only used this mask once and literally just washed it off and HAD to write a review because that is how amazing my skin looks. There is a glow I have not seen since I was prepubescent.
The way I used this mask was, first I did a facial steam with dried basil and lavender (this was my first time doing it in years, but all you do is boil water with a few drops of pure lavender oil, add a handful of dried basil from the spice rack and hover your face over the steam for 15 minutes). After the steam, I used an extraction tool to push out the blackheads around nostrils and cheek area just below the eye. A LOT of crud came pouring out.
Next, I put this mask on for 20 minutes and after washing it off my skin is so soft and bright with a very distinct lack of blackheads.
The directions do say to use a thin layer and that is very true. I like my masks thick so I used a lot of product and it took about 5 full minutes to wash it all off.
I will leave you all with this - if you want bright, healthy looking skin I beg you to make this purchase. You will not regret it!
Most Helpful Critical Review Seems to give me acne!
I was so excited to try this product because I looove the drying mask which is supposed to work well with this mask. The mask is very hard to rinse off, and my face didn't feel clean afterward. I tried it three separate times a few days apart. Each time I either woke up the next morning with cystic acne or a huge nasty white head. That is not normal for my skin AT ALL. I'm too scared to try it again. I will admit I have tried several new Mario products in the last month, but I tried each product several days apart so I could pinpoint the problem if anything irritated my skin.
Reviewed by 68 customers I will keep buying Mario Badescu
Kitty from Parma Ohio
I love all the products i use from this line. The only one i found that has been working the best for my skin. I will keep at it too. I hope i found the correct moisturizer too i tried a few but the honey seems to balance out better and feel better on my skin. I love this line so much I would love to find a spa that uses this line to make sure im doing correct steps and maybe i need a new product i don't even know of yet.
I love this product so much! It makes my skin look great!
Maddie from Austin, Texas
I use this product every other week because it helps my skin heel and get ride of the toxins and it is not good to use every week because the it will be to harsh and cause breakouts. Some goods things are it is sensitive and it really wakes up and brightens my face. Some cons are it is sticky when you rinse it off and it smells like baking soda.
Leaves sticky film after washing off! I DON'T RECOMMEND
Katie G from New York, NY
I used this product hoping it would help my red and sensitive skin. I did exactly what the instructions told me to and it took me more than 5 minutes to just take it off. After It was "off" I noticed my skin was super slippery and still had a white film on it. I had to use my facial cleanser to get the rest off, and that still didn't work. I do not recommend this product at all.
Glowing and great, but...
Lauren from New York
This mask is great to use in the winter or when you need your skin to be extra plump and glowy. I have very combo skin that goes from oily and slick to dry and flakey as the weather changes. When my skin is dry this mask heals it overnight. The next day my skin is super healthy looking and glowy. The only downfall is that it is Impossible to wash off with just water, or even with the help of toner after. I always rinse off what I can with warm water, and follow it with Pharmacy's gentle exfoliating grains to remove what's left.
It was ok
FancyShopper from ATL , GA
Didn't like it much . Skin started to crack when i applied - So it is not suited for my skin type.
Made my skin feel nice but couldn't wash it off.
RZ from Westfield,Ma
It was nice to the touch but I had to double wash it with oil and gel cleanser ... which basically reversed all the good it did. Not worth the price for that reason.
So far so good!
Yola from Chicago Illinois
I tend to have combinations skin and in the summer my face gets really oily. After using this I can see my face doesn't get as oily, and my it dried out my pimples.
Horrible! Leaves THICK Residue
Linda from Maryland
I applied the mask, let it dry then went to wash it off. This stuff is so hard to rinse, it leaves a thick oily almost lard like residue on your face! I had to triple cleanse, this is suppose to be soothing but you will dry out your face just trying to remove the residue. DO NOT BUY!!
Alcibaeades from Brooklyn
Clogs pores because it's sooo hard to wash off
B from Leesburg
I love love love this mask!!!! It's so good for sensitive skin and breakouts. It really calms the skin and reduces redness this is a MUST for sensitive skin!
Hard to remove and film left on skin
Shawnee from California
I really was looking forward to using this product because it sounds like exactly what I'm looking for, something to help clear my acne and oiliness but also soothe it. Everything was going well for me until I started to wash it off. As I was washing it off, it felt extremely hard to get off and no matter how much I kept washing it and rubbing my skin, it felt like there was a weird film left on my face of the product not coming off. My skin looked okay after, but the fact of how hard it is to get off and the film left, I'm afraid I will be returning this one.
Where Has This Been All My Life ?
K33 from MI
Used for the 1st time and I'm in love! I have very very oily/acne prone skin, and I think this has been what my skin care routine has been missing! My face hasn't ever felt so clean and supple! I wash my face and leave the mask on for 20 then rinse off and apply serum and spritz my face with the lavender chamomile spray and then moisturizer! I'm so excited to see what extended use will offer!
I love this product
Megan from Houston, TX
I have always struggled with acne and having very oily skin. i've tried so many different products and face mask but nothing worked and would make my face break out more. I bought this product a month ago and just started using it 2 weeks ago and i use it every 3 days. i can say i can honestly see a huge difference in my skin. after i use the face mask i use the mario b normal gentle face wash bc the mask leaves some residue and then i apply moisturizer along with the mario badescu drying lotion. my face hasn't been this clean in a long time and i'm finally confident in my skin again. i would definitely recommend this product if you have oily skin and struggle with acne
Too much work
Dani from Wa
I got this because my skin started breaking out a lot more. I'm giving this a one because The smell isn't that great but why I'll never use it again is because it is so difficult to get off I end up having to wash my face again I at least spend 10 minutes trying to get it all off my face so it won't feel greasy.
I wanted to like it but...
Kaley from Orlando, FL
I have combo skin thats needs a little tlc after my monthly breakouts. Wanted to like this mask so badly. Have tried it on a few occasions but after 5 mins of leaving it on, my skin is always left red. Not what I had hoped from a "soothing" mask.
Hard to wash off
Tina from Martinsburg
I have been using this for a couple months and I haven't really noticed a change in my face. It is extremely hard to wash this mask off and I don't like the greasy feeling it leaves my skin with. I will not be repurchasing.
Awful Shelf Life?
KGabriella from Kissimmee, Fl
I usually don't write reviews but this product is so bad i had to. I've had this product for a month and only used it twice, the two times i used it it didn't do much. But i opened it this morning to use it and the product inside is spoiled/rotten or something. The product has balled up and gotten fuzzy its disgusting. If i could attach a picture i would. Spend your money on the other mario masks which have worked well for me.
Melisa from Illinois
I have used this product for several month and it work well to soothe my skin after a break out!
waste of money..doesnt do anyhting
kim from texas
This literally does NOTHING. I wish I could return it. I've been using this mask for months to test it out and it does nothing. Feels and smells like a weird paste and is so hard and messy to take off. It leaves a weird film on the skin. Usually I would look past little stuff like that if a product worked but this one does NOTHING.
Not worth it...
Monica from San Jose, CA
I used this mask regularly as directed, but the moment I stopped my skin would break out in burning red patches. Turns out this mask has unlabeled steroids that cause your skin to "crave" it the moment you stop using it. So unless your ok with your skin having these steroid withdrawals, I would advise not using this mask.
meg from Normal, Il
I bought this mask when they were 50% off and was really excited to try it. I used it about 2 days after the drying mask and left on for just over 15 minutes. For the last 5 or so minutes my skin started to pulsate and burn a little, when I took the mask off my face was bright red and looked like I had a sun burn only where the mask was. Haven't read any other reviews where someone experienced this. I have fairly sensitive skin, but I've never had a reaction like this to a product that was supposed to be "soothing"
Nikki from Chicago,IL
My skin has red patchy spots and this has minimized the redness so much it's amazing! Plus it has reduced acne as well, so I will absolutely buy again.
belle from none
makes me break out like crazy!!!!!!!! do not recommend sry!!!!! i love everything else from this brand!
Veronica from Wisconsin
I never had acne as a teenager but as an adult it became a problem. My skin was left either really oily or dry after use of many different products. This product provided the perfect balance and has even helped with some scars I previously had.
Ally from Pembroke Pines, FL
I did not like this product. It made my face feel sticky afterward and it smelled terrible. I have dry skin and it still left my skin looking flaky. Maybe it is better for oily skin.