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Special Healing Powder

Mario Badescu

Special Healing Powder

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Fight unwanted shine. A blend of natural oil-absorbing ingredients like sulfur, kaolin, zinc oxide, and calcium carbonate helps clarify congested complexions so T-zone shine is kept under control. Pore-clogging buildup and impurities are drawn from the skin, leaving behind a clearer more balanced complexion.
Dust the powder sparingly on oily or troubled areas on the face (like the T-zone) as needed. Can be used after makeup application to help reduce excess shine. May be used on the chest and back as well.
Talc, Bismuth Subgallate, Kaolin, Zinc Oxide, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Sulfur.

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Mario BadescuSpecial Healing Powder
 
4.5

(based on 112 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (42)
  • Effective (41)
  • Minimizes pores (26)
  • Goes on smoothly (24)
  • Absorbs quickly (22)

Cons

  • Messy (9)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Dries out skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (22)
  • Adult acne (18)
  • Moderate acne (17)
  • After shower/bath (12)
  • Inflammatory acne (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (40), Budget shopper (40)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it

By Jess

from Brownsville, tx

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

Keeps the pimple away! I mix it with my bare minerals powder foundation and tada!!! No break outs

 
5.0

This is some good ish

By Nixxi Nix

from Orange County

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

    I usual wear this in combo with bare minerals mineral veil. I can wear this alone without makeup to calm any redness or as a setting powder using a makeup sponge or a powder pouf that comes in a pack of 2 which I buy at whatever stores for 3 bucks. Doesn't clog my pores or cause irritation. It keeps my oily areas under control and I'll use blotting papers anout 2-3 times throughout the day if i'm wearing a full face of makeup. This stuff is brilliant and let's not forget the incredible price it costs. I bought this for the first time about 3 months ago and i'm just now getting close to being finished with the bottle. I use this about 5 days out of a week and usually 2-3 times per day. Love it!

     
    5.0

    Good for breakouts

    By Sue

    from Memphis, mo

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Minimizes Pores

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

      I really like this product line for acne, works well

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best baking powder

      By TaraB

      from Houston, TX

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

      Truly this is hands down the best. I use it to actually "bake" because it keeps my face SOOOO matte, and let me tell you... I am one huge grease ball. Lol. My face is so oily and nothing ever helps. Not primers, no other baking powders, no oil control creams etc, but when I bake my t zone and forehead and chin area with this I can guarantee a flawlessly matte face all day long! Thank you Mario for this!!!!!!!!

       
      3.0

      eh

      By logmil

      from portland or

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

      it's okay, it's crazy crazy messy and gets in my hair. I have oily skin, but and this dries it out a lot negatively and is patchy. Doesn't really help with forehead oiliness. Okay for the price i guess, wouldn't buy again

       
      5.0

      Great buy!

      By Flash

      from Durham, NC

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

        On day 5 I could see a huge difference in my skin! I have a very oily T zone with moderate acne and blackheads, and redness. Most days I put on a moisturizer and then this powder. Bc my face is so red, the yellow doesn't look yellow at all, it does a very good job neutralizing my natural red tones. And, even better, it's not just a quick fix! My face is much clearer and less red after two weeks of use. When I do feel the urge to wear make up, this powder is great as a before and/or after foundation powder. This is my new favorite product.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        not so great for super tan people

        By trina

        from de

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

            I really did like this product because it did help with my oily skin BUT I am very tan and don't wear makeup and it leaves a little powdery white/green tint after I apply. I did try to blend in more but at that point I felt like there wasn't enough to even help with the oily skin :( would recommend to someone who doesn't have a dark/tanner complexion :)

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good for the treatment of acne

            By Rach

            from Florida

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Treats Acne
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Inflammatory Acne
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

            This Healing Powder has definitely helped treat and clear up a good portion of my acne. It hasn't dried out my skin at all and I haven't noticed any bad smell from the product (since it contains sulfur). I use it before bed, as I find this has a weird, yellowish-green tint to it, so I wouldn't recommend using it to set makeup. I apply it after my toner and serum with a clean cotton ball. The powder is very fine and messy, and it gets everywhere when I'm applying it to my face. That doesn't really bother me that much, though, since it's easy to clean up. It has helped heal/dry up acne quickly - even blemishes that haven't fully surfaced. It takes about 1-2 days. I haven't noticed too much of a reduction in blackheads or production of oil, but I'm only using this once a day, so that may be a contributing factor. I wouldn't say this is a holy grail product, but it does work and I'm happy with it. I would recommend this Healing Powder to anyone suffering from acne.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect for days without makeup

            By hopechan

            from fl

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

            I love to use this product as a last step in my morning skincare routine to set my moisturizer or spf and reduce oily shine. The powder is very fine so it blends well with a fluffy brush and doesn't leave a tint, whitecast, or powdery look. It makes the face look clean and pulled together without a drop of makeup so you can be ready to go in a pinch. Truly a special product for oily skin!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy again

            By Selena

            from Oregon

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Hydrates Skin
            • Minimizes Pores
            • Smells Great
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                I sweep a small amount all over my face and it sets my makeup, isn't drying, and helps fight excess oil.

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                • Q:

                  Does this product provide any SPF coverage? Or is the amount of zinc oxide too small to provide sun protection? I would like to use some of this throughout the day on top of my tinted sunscreen
                  Asked on 5/6/2018 by sam8888 from GA

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                    A:

                    This product does not provide SPF coverage.

                    Answered on 5/7/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  i see that this contain zinc oxide. is it effective as a sunscreen?
                  Asked on 5/6/2018 by tabby from US

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                  • Brand Expert

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                    Our Special Healing Powder does not contain sun protection.

                    Answered on 5/6/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  This product lists very similar ingredients and intended results as your Silver Powder. What's the main difference between the two?
                  Asked on 5/5/2018 by B. from Hazel Park, MI

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Our Special Healing Powder will help reduce excess shine throughout the day. Our Silver Powder is a spot treatment for blackheads that can be used 1-2 times per week.

                    Answered on 5/6/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  Would this help get rid of acne scarring or would a different product do better at that?
                  Asked on 1/5/2018 by Morgan from sweet Valley, Pa

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Does this work well for combination skin? Does it dry out the already dry areas of skin? Can you return it if it doesn't work or I have reaction or makes it worse? I have oily t zone but dry skin everywhere else with acne, blackheads, whiteheads, just have a mix of every bad skin issue possible & every product I tr uh is a waste of money & just trades a few bad attributes for other bad attributes. Please help me I'm desperate to find a good product after trying everything for years. I'm 40 yrs old & so embarrassed of this skin. I don't even take pictures because of my hereditary skin the rest of my family struggles with as well also trying everything with no improvement. Thank you so much for your time & feedback!
                  Asked on 12/19/2017 by Zen Jen from Missouri

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Does this powder (Mario badescu special healing powder) smell like sulfur?
                  Asked on 12/5/2017 by Zana from Seattle, wa

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This powder is fragrance free, any scent you may detect is from the ingredients.

                    Answered on 12/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  can you put this on a makeup free face, like after putting lotion on etc to have a bare face and than dust where i get oily?
                  Asked on 11/29/2017 by alondra from Sacramento ca

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, this can be used with or without makeup. Lightly dust the powder onto oily areas of the skin.

                    Answered on 12/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Does this help clear breakouts?
                  Asked on 11/24/2017 by Agnes from California

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Not only does our Special Healing Powder help reduce excess shine but it will reduce pore-clogging buildup and impurities from the skin, leaving behind a clearer, smoother, and more balanced complexion.

                    Answered on 11/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Woul you recommend this for someone who has clogged pores? What products are good for clogged pores?
                  Asked on 9/17/2017 by r from undisclosed

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                • Q:

                  My husband is bald and looking for something to cut down the oil and subsequent breakouts on his scalp. Do you think this could be used for that?
                  Asked on 9/16/2017 by Dontmindembald from St. Louis, MO

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Special Healing Powder can be used throughout the day to help reduce excess oil and shine. Pore-clogging buildup and impurities are drawn from the skin, leaving behind a clearer, smoother, and more balanced complexion.

                    Answered on 9/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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