Mario Badescu Special Mask for Oily Skin

$18.00/ 2 fl. oz. (Prices vary on where the product is purchased.)
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How it claims to work:

Control excess oil and remove unwanted shine. Specially formulated for oily, congested skin types, this purifying mask features natural minerals like Bentonite, Kaolin, Magnesium Carbonate, and Zinc Oxide to deep clean and draw out pore-clogging impurities. Calamine delivers a cooling boost, rebalancing skin to reveal a refreshed, healthy complexion. (Source:

I was super excited when I came across this mask because I had recently been dealing with excessive oil that has caused horrendous breakouts. I was hoping that this would be a good “fix-all” with extended use. The texture is watery and application is fairly easy. You will notice that it reminds you of calamine lotion, which is one of the main ingredients. I hope this gives you a general idea of what to expect with this mask. When I apply this mask to my face, I think about my mom applying calamine lotion to my little chicken pox bumps. Quite frankly, I have never tried using store-bought calamine lotion as a mask, which I may try now that I am writing this review. I have also tried using this as an overnight spot treatment, and it dries just like calamine. The overall effect of the mask is it gives the face a soft touch and visible shrinks pores. It does help control excess oil, but only for that moment. I have not noticed any improvements in my skin’s ability to produce less oil over time.

Ratings and Comments:
The mask is too mild for my liking. I wish the mask had a little more power to really fight against breakouts. This mask is just good at controlling oil during the time it’s applied. I didn’t notice any differences in my oily skin after using this for an extended period.

I give this product a 3 out of 5.




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