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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mario Badescu Silver Powder - Review

Hello Lovelies!

This review is a loooooooong time coming. Literally, I meant to do this so long ago honestly, it just got put on the back burner.

I had never heard of this product until I was wandering around the skincare section of Ulta. I figured that I would give it a try. I mean, what could I lose right? It's not like it was going to burn my face off. Or was it?!
Dun Dun Dunnnnnn!


I am only kidding! Nothing burned off of my face, it is still there 100% :P



This product retails for $12 for one ounce (1 oz.) of product. Which is actually a lot of product considering you do NOT need a lot when using. This is made for those bloody stubborn and excessive black heads. Let me tell you, MINE are bloody excessive and a pain in my butt to get rid of! They are on my nose and chin mainly, but I do have some on my cheeks and forehead. *sigh*



When I use this, I honestly use it like a mask, all over my face. You use this once or twice a week, waiting 10 minutes with it sitting on your face and removing it. Now, it says to remove it with a toner or an astringent. Honestly though it is a (excuse my language)
bitch to remove using a toner or astringent. I had to use WAY too much of my toner to try and remove this and it barely took any off. I recommend washing your face to remove this then apply your toner or astringent to your face. When I was using the toner to take it off, I was using to much that it started drying my skin out, which is a big no-no to me. (and probably you)

Seriously though. That is the ONLY way to get it off without wasting your toner or astringent. Do I feel that it works differently when taken off with water? Neh, still works the same in my opinion! When I first used this, I only applied to my cheeks and my nose and it was still way too hard to remove. I had use at least a half of an inch out of my brand new bottle of toner. It doesn't seem like a lot, but trust me, it was.



I do love this product though! I noticed results the FIRST time I used this! I could feel it working as it dried for the 10 minutes. It was funny feeling, but you could really feel it working deep in your pores. It does leave a little bit of residue in your pores, even after cleansing and toning. It is not a lot by far and after a minute or two you don't notice it anymore.

The texture of this is powdery at first. When you take your damp cotton ball and dip it into the powder it turns it kind of into a paste type consistency. However, as it starts to dry, depending on how thick you apply this, it starts to go powdery again. Even if it is not a thick layer it goes powdery. When it does that be careful! Bahaha



The only ingredients in this is Calcium Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide.

I do want to put a caution out there!

If you are using this near your nostrils, be careful! I have in hailed some of this before and it was the most annoying feeling ever. Think of accidentally getting flour or something up your nose. It kind of shocks you at first then you choke a little bit. So be aware of that and just be careful!!



 I really recommend this powder though! It works nicely, even though its a bleep to remove if you are using a toner or astringent. If you do plan on taking it off with that method, please don't use an "expensive" one. That way you don't basically waste your toner.



In the picture where I have the Silver Powder all over my face, I forgot to take an after picture. D: Sorry!





You can also purchase this in an Ulta store. ONLY in the store NOT online.

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All Mario Badescu products are NOT tested on animals.

ALSO, a little side note. If you are new to Mario Badescu skin care, I suggest taking their online consulting (HERE) It tells you what products would work best for your skin, based on your answers to their questions. They will even offer to send you samples a couple days later via email. I think that is the best way to go. Especially if you are new to skincare or are wanting to try Mario Badescu.  I think that is a very generous thing for them to do. 





Disclaimer: All products featured in this blog post were purchased by me with my own money. I am not being sponsored, paid or anything of that nature by any of the above mentioned companies. ALL opinions are 100% my OWN and do not reflect the company(s) mentioned. 

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