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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 107 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (40)
  • Effective (40)
  • Goes on smoothly (24)
  • Minimizes pores (24)
  • Absorbs quickly (22)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (22)
  • Adult acne (17)
  • Moderate acne (15)
  • After shower/bath (12)
  • Inflammatory acne (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (40), Budget shopper (38)

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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.

     
    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 :)

        (4 of 4 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.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            HOLY GRAIL

            By Emilymae

            from Binghamton NY

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

            okay seriously, I've never been able to use a primer that didn't make my skin oily. Nothing I used before this product helped my tzone shine and this stuff has completely taken it away. I use it before bed. And before and after I apply make up. Will forever recommend to anyone with oily skin and an awful tzone!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Its ok ...

            By Xiomara

            from Maryland

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

              Its ok. Do not add on top of Foundation. Leaves a weird greenish tint that you have to blend a lot to get rid of the tint. I add a small amount to my t zone after my primer. Its ok, I am not too impressed.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              MY HOLY GRAIL!!!!

              By AJ

              from Houston

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

              I have acne prone skin. I just wash my face and out alo Vera gel on my face using a brand new clean cotton ball and dab in the powder all over at night.
              I apply this after my primer when i wear make up, still using a brand new cotton ball, and now my skin in flat with no new pimples.
              You will see news results in one day!!! Magic in a jar!!!!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              myredpony

              By Marcaline

              from Wyoming, De

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

              I started using this product a few months ago. Prior to using this, I would break out along my forehead, along my chin and on my nose, especially around my period. Since using this daily I have had only a few, small breakouts. I wash, moisturize and prime my face then dab my T-zone with the enclosed puff. A little goes a very long way. Then I buff it in with a powder brush to evenly distribute the powder. Lastly, I go over my whole face with a loose powder foundation to even out the color. A little blush, some mascara and I'm out the door. Another winning product by Mario Badescu.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love!!

              By Maybe

              from Fairfield

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Minimizes Pores

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder:

                  Love love love the product. Noticed a big difference in my pores after using it on my T zone.

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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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                      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

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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:

                    So I have been reading different reviews on this product and I have decided to go purchase it for myself. The only question I have is, are you suppose to apply before liquid foundation and concealer or after? I have seen people saying they do both and I just didnt know if it made the foundation look cakey or anything
                    Asked on 8/24/2017 by Kat from Memphis, TN

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      For daytime use, you can apply sparingly to oily/acne prone areas to absorb excess oil and control shine after applying your makeup. You can also mix with your loose powder to use throughout the day.

                      Answered on 8/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Can you put this on over makeup or does it have to be underneath your makeup?
                    Can you use it as a setting powder is what I'm asking I suppose.
                    Asked on 8/23/2017 by Charlie from Durango, CO

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                      A:

                      For daytime use, you can apply sparingly to oily/acne prone areas to absorb excess oil and control shine after applying your makeup. You can also mix with your loose powder to use throughout the day.

                      Answered on 8/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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