Mario Badescu Drying Mask

$18.00/ 2 fl. oz. (Prices vary on where the product is purchased.)
@ mariobadescu.comUlta, Amazon, Nordstrom  (Also found at other stores)


How it claims to work:

Clarify congested, problem skin. Our powerful mask is formulated with Sulfur, Kaolin, and other natural minerals to help dry up breakouts and absorb pore-clogging impurities from the skin. Excess shine is eliminated as Calamine and Cucumber Extract provides a cooling, refreshing boost—making this mask incredibly effective at targeting troubled areas.

#MBSKINTIP: Apply a few drops of our Buffering Lotion on affected areas under the Drying Mask to create a more intensive treatment for troubled skin. After 15-20 minutes, remove the mask and rinse well. Follow with toner and re-apply a few drops of our Buffering Lotion on affected areas. You can use the Drying Mask on your body, too. Apply it to trouble spots on the back and chest (just as you would when using it on your face).


This product is very similar to their Drying Cream. The mask is not as intense as the cream but they pretty much work the same. If you have more problematic skin than just a single area, I would recommend buying the mask over the cream. You get more product for your money and because this product is watery compared to the cream, you are able to apply it evenly across bigger areas. I have used this overnight and have gotten good results, but I prefer using this only as a mask and the cream for overnights spot treatments. The mask dries like a clay or mud mask, and pores are visible small and tight. The mask is also good at getting rid of oil, but I haven’t noted a long term difference in my oil control. As stated in the review of the Drying Cream, the smell is a little bit overwhelming as well as the mask. I believe they are made of the same components, but one is a cream and one isn’t.

Ratings and Comments:
This product is very similar to the Drying Cream but better for larger area applications.

I give this product 4 out of 5.



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