Mario Badescu • Healing and Soothing Mask • Masks
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This product makes my skin worse acne-wise. I suspect it is the Balsam Peru since that ingredient is also in MB's Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin and I get the same result. Seamollient is also in both, however I use the Strawberry Face Scrub, which also contains seamollient and have not had any issues.
According to some online sources, Balsam of Peru is a common allergen. I don't know if that is my problem or not, I just know this stuff messes with my skin.
I chose this as a sample, thankfully, and have used it three times. Each time my existing acne looks worse and I have new areas starting up.
I don't love the feel of this mask, and as others have said it is hard to wash off completely. Perhaps that was clogging my pores. It is not worth using this.
Avoid the Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin if this disagrees with you, it is even worse since you leave that on your skin...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
My skin is usually oily and is never sensitive so I didnt expect much and didnt really know how to judge this mask. But the other day, I was extracting black heads and clogged pores and my skin was super red as a result. Hence, I used this mask to calm it down. Surprisingly, when I washed off the mask, there were no red patches on my skin! So I will keep using this mask whenever there is discomfort and when my skin is dry in the winter. Does leave a layer of residue behind but I clean it off with my toner before my serum and moisturizer. Did not break me out, yet.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Everytime I use the drying mask overnight on some spots, the areas would be more or less dry because the mask works.
To counter the drying effect of the mask, i would apply a thin coat of this on the same spots overnight to let it calm my skin down.
Good companion product with the Drying Mask. :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Dark, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i dont use this mask for healing, soothing, or anything to do with acne. for those things, i find it to be ineffective. i use it simply to brighten and even out my skin tone. the revised version of this has lemon in it. lemon is excellent for making skin radiant and helping to fade marks. my complexion looks much better since i started using this mask. i will continue using it...its a keeper!
this mask is extremely hard to rinse off. it leaves behind a heavy residue. normally i wouldnt mind because i like going to bed with the residue on as i feel like the mask is continuing to work overnite. but with this mask, sleeping with the residue on causes breakouts. and washing it off with face wash denies me that radiant glow the next day and also prevents it from fading marks. sadly, i will have to discontinue use :(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Blue
OSWP / DSWP skin.
I bought this product to calm my skin and pamper it after regular 30% multi-acid peels I do on the weekends. It does the job - calm redness, soothes, plumps, hydrates, smoothes. I can't complain. It is not the most hydrating product I have ever used, but it definitely soothes my skin after the heavy treatments. I will not repurchase, however, because I don't find it necessary part of my routine. My skin recovered just the same with a nice moisturizer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red, Straight Eyes: Blue
I suffer from cystic acne, which is a bitch to heal so I decided to get this mask to help speed up the healing and lessen the redness from the pimples. I tried it two times and each time I ended up with new pimples. As the mask was the only new product in my skincare routine it's definitely the culprit. Which is annoying as I've loved all the other products I've bought from MB in the past. I think it's the "film" the mask leaves behind that's causing the pimples but I can't know for sure.
That's why I decided to use the mask as a spot treatment instead, as I knew others had done so and I figured it was worth a shot. I put it on different cystic pimples overnight and in the morning two of them had come to a head. Which is a minor miracle as neither the buffering lotion nor the drying cream had made that happen in the two previous days of treatment. The pimples were still peeling but some of the redness had disappeared and overall the pimples looked better. I'll definitely use the mask as a spot treatment instead from now on.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this mask. I use this the next day after using the MB Drying Mask to keep my random acne in check or after a night of using my retinol cream. It is easy to rinse off and doesn't leave my skin feeling tight or irritated. A little goes a long way so I imagine this lasting me for quite awhile.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I love this stuff. I'm prone to cystic blemishes. Topical Clyndamycin helps tons, but it can dry the spots out and further irritate the skin around it. I rub some of this stuff into the blemish, pile some more on top, and leave it on over night. I wake up to a much less red, much less hard, spot. It really brings down the swelling. It's also great for when my skin in general just feels burny or dry. Lasts forever, too.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I got this as a free sample and hated it. It says that it removes redness from any pimple... and it didnt do that for me. Hated the smell too.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I use this only as a spot treatment. I had what I refer to as an angry pimple--one related to exfoliating too vigorously, or use of a product that didn't agree with my skin. So I put this on that spot, and left it on as long as I could (probably an hour or so, but more than 20 minutes. I rinsed it off gently and did not rub. There was a noticeable improvement right away, and by the next morning, it was gone. I don't use very many of their products anymore (not really a fan of most) but I like to give credit where it's due.