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Silver Powder

Mario Badescu

Silver Powder

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Natural minerals like kaolin, calcium carbonate, and zinc oxide help purify pores and reduce stubborn blackheads. Excess oil, buildup, and pore-clogging impurities are drawn out, revealing visibly clearer, healthier-looking skin.
Dip a water-dampened cotton pad into powder-creating a paste-like texture-and press on the T-zone (focusing on the nose and chin area). Wait 10 minutes and remove by wiping off with a toner. To be used 1-2 times a week. Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
Calcium Carbonate, Kaolin, Zinc Oxide.

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Mario BadescuSilver Powder
 
4.2

(based on 282 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (172)
  • Easy to use (122)
  • Minimizes pores (98)
  • Good value (66)
  • Lightweight (30)

Cons

  • Messy (31)
  • Complicated to use (23)
  • Dries out skin (15)
  • Not effective (10)
  • Doesn't work (9)

Best Uses

  • Blackheads & whiteheads (99)
  • Weekly use (60)
  • Oily skin (57)
  • Women (35)
  • Adult acne (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (110), Brand buyer (87)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (51), 10 minutes (35), 1+ hour (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Reviewed by 282 customers

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5.0

great!!!

By Holly

from USA

Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

this stuff works wonders!! after just one use i could see so much less gunk in my pores. with regular use it's helped my pores look so much smaller

 
5.0

Skin protectant

By JB

from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Antimicrobial

    Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

    After dermaplaning my face and neck with a no. 10 scalpel I moisten a cotton ball with water and dip it into the silver powder to cover my skin. I let the "mask" sit on my skin for 5-10 minutes before rinsing off. When dermaplaning I, of course, try not to cut my skin but I do gently scrape any dry patches to exfoliate. I use the silver powder to reduce any risks of infection. I have never had any problems with this technique; it makes my skin look younger. The silver powder itself leaves my skin feeling smooth. It is odorless.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Messy but good

    By Liv

    from SC

    Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

    I bought this because I love face mask and this one seemed unique. I have extremely red skin and this didn't really help but it didn't make it worse. It did leave my pores smaller and less congested. I would probably buy this again.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It actually works!!

    By Huha

    from Toms River NJ

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Moderate Acne
      • Severe Acne
      • Teen Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

      I have been using this on my teenager . her pimples were bleeding and angry looking. After one week of trying to use it twice a day her face is almost cleared up!! Follow the directions. For bad ones I left it on longer than 10 minutes. It also got rid of several blackheads that nothing else could. Amazing for any age but even better on oily teen skin.

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing

      By Emily T

      from New York

      Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

      My nose had when covered in blackheads for forever, nothing I used ever worked to remove them until I started using this. I used it twice a week for 3 weeks and the blackheads on my nose disappeared. And when I stopped using it for about 2 months my blackheads never came back! I definitely recommend this.

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This product actually works!

      By emily

      from New York, NY

      Pros

      • Minimizes Pores
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

          I stumbled across this product after buying one of Mario Badescu's toners. I have used pore strips (biore & skinfood brand), serums, cleansers, and face masks but nothing seemed to do much for my pores, and they were the entire reason I bought the toner. After just one use with this product I noticed a remarkable difference - but I waited until I used it twice to write a review. I'm in love! This product truly works. I read the reviews and did as others said, I mixed the powder with some water and used a concealer brush to apply it, then let it dry, used the MB toner to take it off, and used the skinfood pore strips afterwards. They worked much better after using the silver powder! However, just wiping it off I noticed a huge difference. Happy to have found a product that truly lives up to expectations - 5 stars, and I would give it 6 if I could!!

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I like it so far

          By Marin

          from Michigan

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Smells Great
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Blackheads & Whiteheads
            • Inflammatory Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

            Waiting for long term results

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It works so well!

            By NerdyBeauty27

            from New Mexico

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Value
            • Minimizes Pores
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Blackheads & Whiteheads
            • Large Pores
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

            I struggle with congested and sensitive skin. Most products do not clear my pores the way they advertise. However, this product legitimately works! It can definitely be messy, although I wouldn't say that should deter anyone from using this product. Whether following the product instructions, or making a paste in a separate bowl, it works best when the silver powder is wet on your skin and has the ability to dry to draw out impurities. I have not had any breakouts from the powder, nor has it irritated my sensitive skin. Truly, I receive visible results every time I use this product. I highly recommend and I will purchase again, and again!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Meh

            By Barack

            from Chicago

            Pros

            • Minimizes Pores
            • Smells Great
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Difficult to apply
            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Blackheads & Whiteheads

            Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

            Good stuff kept drying and falling of, and it didn't stick to my face well at first but when it did it was super useful.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            An Absolute Must!

            By Suzy Q

            from Moreno Valley

            Comments about Mario Badescu Silver Powder:

            I've struggled with blackheads as long as I can remember. No matter what I did or used, nothing would do a fantastic job. After I read impressive reviews I decided to try it out and see if it lives up to its reputation. It does! I don't find it messy as most people and I followed the directions. Some find it easier to mix the powder in a bowl, but I just fold my cotton pad in half to fit my nose and chin. I saw complaints about them breaking out and getting more problems, BUT THAT'S WHAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO DO! It says it draws out impurities. It's working so give it a chance. I'm glad I did, my black/whiteheads/enlarged pored have been reduced so much I have to squint and squish my face to the mirror to actually see them. I also saw complaints about it falling off but come on, its original form is POWDER! While it's on your face the water that turns it into paste will begin to dry a little so of course it will be reduced to its powdery form (mostly thinner applications tend to get more loose powder when drying.) Tip: it is strong so I do recommend people with dry skin to be cautious about using this so this doesn't dry out your skin even more.

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            • Q:

              Should I use my normal face lotion after using this and taking it off with a toner or should I not use a lotion at all after?

              Should I use my Mario Badescu vitamin c serum after this or use in different nights?
              Asked on 4/9/2018 by Combo skin from Orange County, CA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                You can remove the product with a toner suitable for your skin type and follow with your night time moisturizer. We suggest using the Vitamin C Serum on another evening.

                Answered on 4/10/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
            • Q:

              after cleansing my skin with the glycolic foaming cleanser, i follow with the special cucumber lotion. if i'm going to be using the silver powder, should i not tone my face after cleansing it and only tone it after the silver powder? or is it okay to tone my face twice.?
              Asked on 1/29/2018 by jbonilla from Utah, US

              1 answer

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                A:

                We recommend cleansing with your daily cleanser, then apply the Silver Powder. After 10-15 minutes remove with toner. You can then apply the toner on the rest of the face as well. Follow with moisturizer.

                Answered on 1/30/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Is it necessary to use a toner/astringent to wash this off? Or is water sufficient?
              Asked on 1/28/2018 by April from California

              1 answer

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                A:

                We suggest you always follow up removal of the Silver Powder with a toner. Water may not fully remove the product.

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

              Does this product reduce the appearance of shine?
              Asked on 1/21/2018 by Maria from Florida,US

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Which toner should you use after this? I normally use dermalogica's toner but I wats wonder which Mario toner you would recommend
              Asked on 1/21/2018 by Sassy and sweet from Roanoke, Va

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Can this product be used in the cheek area where there are large pores?
              Asked on 12/21/2017 by Tori from Abu dhabi, Dubai

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Our Silver Powder is best suited for use 1-2 times per week on areas of blackheads. If you have blackheads on the cheeks, you can use this product there!

                Answered on 12/23/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              I see a lot of people have posted that they use a blackhead porestrip after use of this product. I thought porestrips also stripped away the good oil from our faces though. I do notice after using the product, it helps bring oil to the surface but it doesn't completely get of the blackhead. Should I use a porestrip?
              Asked on 11/27/2017 by Lauren from Connecticut

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                You could use a pore strip on an alternating evening so that even after rinsing, the Silver Powder that has seeped into the pores is allowed to work overnight.

                Answered on 11/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              In my skin care routine, would I use this before or after exfoliating?
              Asked on 11/24/2017 by KK from US

              1 answer

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                A:

                An exfoliant can be used before using the Silver Powder. We suggest using the Silver Powder 1-2 times per week on areas of blackheads.

                Answered on 11/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Can I use this product if I have my nose pierced?
              Asked on 11/18/2017 by nicole from boston,MA

              1 answer

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                A:

                This product can be used on areas of blackheads, however it should not be applied to open or broken skin.

                Answered on 11/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Can this product be used on any skin type?
              Asked on 10/28/2017 by Jimmybob from US

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, the Silver Powder is suitable for all skin types. On dry or sensitive skin it should be used once per week. For more oily skin we suggest using 1-2 times per week.

                Answered on 10/29/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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