Mario Badescu • Healing and Soothing Mask • Masks
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I got this as a sample, and used it on my whole face without checking makeupalley for reviews. That being said, I agree that it would be much better suited as a spot treatment than a mask. I didn't like the texture, it felt very rubbery when I applied it on my skin, and the smell was horrid. When I selected this as a sample my face was much worse than it is now. (A combonation of philsophy 3 in 1 cleaner, proper moisturizer, lots of water and a topical treatment from my doctor have cleared me up immensly, and a BB cream everyday has reduced my redness). The smell is reason enough I wouldn't buy it again, and I certaintly wouldn't shell out $20 for a full size tub. I prefer masks in squeeze tubes so my fingers aren't dipping into tubs and leaving bacteria accidentally. If you get a sample by all means use it as a spot treatment. I've done the same thing with Queen Helene Mint Julep and gotten silmiar results at a much cheaper price point.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
the first time i use the mask stung my skin ,maybe it just does not suit for my sensitive skin,since i just done the laser 2 weeks ago and i want this mask help soothing and reduce the redness of my skin,it turns out so irritating when i apply on it,after 10 mins ,and i just could not stand it.
i think it may good to heal the acne instead of soothing skin.also,i dont like the way it smell,,again it's like some cheap mineral oil and expired.:(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Coarse Eyes: Green
This is a great product as long as you make it work for you. Don't use it as a mask, but as an overnight spot treatment. Don't buy it, just get a sample (it will last ages). This does a great job of drying out and treating all types of acne.
I really only use the MB drying lotion on whiteheads, and for other stages/types of acne I will turn to this (and a bunch of other stuff, but sometimes this). I like it for those miscellaneous bumps that aren't really blackheads or whiteheads.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Not the best mask, but not the worst either. It didn't irritate my sensitive skin, but didn't really heal or soothe anything either. I won't repurchase because there are better products for the same price.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've been using Mario Badescu's combo/dry-acne products. The regimen has been alright. I wouldn't buy most of the products again, but this product does actually seem to take some of the redness out of my skin. It's the first mask I've tried, and I always thought masks didn't really do anything, so while this didn't dramatically improve my skin, I was pleased to notice a difference. Not worth buying again, however.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't get the hype on this product. After I used it I felt like I wanted to wash my face all over again. It's OK but I don't think it's all that great for the price. I use other MB products but this one doesn't do it for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly Eyes: Green
This product is a Godsend to anyone who has cystic acne. I've tried so many topical treatments, masks etc... and nothing has made much difference. I found out that if I leave it on overnight it dramatically reduces the redness and swelling of cystic acne. I don't really care for using it all over my face because it is a bit drying. I just use it for spot treatment. Because it has an open jar instead of a more hygenic squeeze tube I dip a new q-tip into it and then just dab it on any spots I might have on my face. I think it might be a little too harsh for my face because if I use it daily it seems to irritate my skin, making it look worse. So I use it for a couple nights and then skip a night or two. I love alternating using this with Queen Helene's Mint Julip Masque. Although it doesn't completely get rid of acne, it makes a huge difference in making them less noticible and going away quicker! Highly recommend!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I wanted to wait a month or so until I had used this enough times to make sure my results weren't just a fluke. I got a sample jar of this with my last MB order and after probably 20 spot treatments with this I still have a large amount left. I only use it as a spot treatment on red bumps w/o a head or after popping whiteheads. I generally leave it on for 20-40 minutes and then wash it off those specific areas I've targeted and follow with MB Drying Cream. It really seems to help calm down redness from picking and eliminate my red bumps within a day or two. I only wish it came in a more hygienic tube, but that's the deal with a lot of MB products. The price may seem steep, but it really will last you quite awhile if you only use it to spot treat.
I picked "no" in regards to whether or not I'd buy this again, because I think I'd like to try out the Healing Cream next and see if it has similar powers.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have since been using this mask religously 2x per week on my irritated acne prone skin at night, especially after any picking or extractions. I find it is calming and does take away some redness and is moisturizing and re-balances the skin after aggressive acne drying treatments. I will re-purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Thankfully I had a sample of this and did not purchase it. I'm guessing this mask must be healing and soothing for some people since it did get many positive reviews, however it was neither healing or soothing for my skin...in fact, it became irritated. After using this (one time, 20 minutes), my skin had dry patches and I broke out all over my cheeks...quite the opposite of healing and soothing! I have tried other products from Mario Badescu and have liked those, but this one was a mistake! If you have dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin like mine, use caution if you would like to try this! Good luck!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I had this as a sample but hardly ever used it bc I thought my skin would be more oily since the mask doesn't dry. I had 3 huge pimples on my forhead and I popped them and this helped soothe them. I put it on after I had taken a shower for 30 min and when I took it off my skin was glowing! The pimples were still a little red but not as red as when I hadn't put it on. I will def buy the full size jar! I'm only rating this a 4 right now bc its only been 2 days that I have used it but if it continous to go well I will change to a 5!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This product really does help my skin. I'm 16 and have moderate acne, and I break out about once a week, sometimes I'll have the tendency to pick at my face (which I know isn't good) but that tends to make my blemishes inflamed and red. Sometimes my clarisonic can be a little rough on certian pimples I have so they can tend to be errupted. I use this mask after I wash my face and when it's damp so it will absorb more into my skin. You only need a little dab on your hand for your face whn using this. I leave it on for about 10 mintues and I can honestly say that it does reduce the size of my pimples, reduces redness on my face, makes my skin feel very smooth and my acne really is "soothed".
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This mask helped a huge, red, inflamed, under-the-skin monster that wasn't responding to anything basically disappear in three days. I got a sample of it a few months ago, never used it, and found it a few days ago while cleaning out my makeup/skincare drawer. Decided to try it overnight on several angry bumps, and when I woke up, all of them were much smaller, especially this monster on my neck. Used it overnight for two more days, and it's gone! My skin isn't perfectly clear, but those bumps are so much smaller, less red, and less painful. The sample I received is quite large, but I'll definitely be running out to buy the full size before I've used it all up.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really want to love this. I'm oddly obsessed with the way it smells. It temporarily tones down redness, making my skin look beautiful and doesn't bother me one bit while it's on. However, this means nothing if it makes me break out. Every time I use this, I wake up with tiny white heads. Last night was the last time, after accidentally leaving it on over 30 minutes.... I woke up with a lot of white heads all over my cheeks, chin, and forehead. I also don't like the film it leaves behind after rinsing. I always have to use toner to make sure I get it all off.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Hm. I used this the other day. I found that it smelled nice and sure felt nice, but I didnt think it did much for me at the time.
Until I stepped out into the hall of the hotel I was staying and saw my face in the mirror. My skin rivaled the clarity of that mirror. In broad daylight and florescent lights
The next day, I had some red bumps.
So...Idk. Its gret at the time, but maybe you pay later? I can't decide if I like this or not.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Overall I like this product. Although I'm not sure how great it is for redness, I do think it helps a lot with the healing process of pimples. It also made my skin feel SUPER soft after I used it. More so than the other masks from the MB line.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
I don't understand all the rave reviews for this product. After hearing so many good things about Mario Badescu's products on youtube, I was really excited to find his products while I was in Singapore (as Mario Badescu is not sold in my home country). I decided to buy the Healing and Soothing Mask because of the reviews here and because my skin suffers from a lot of redness and irritation. I already had my doubts when I read the ingredient list, as there are no special ingredients listed to justify the price, but I decided to give it a try anyway. It is not a bad mask, it just doesn't do anything special. Yes, it tones down redness, but not in an extraordinary way. A couple of years ago I used sudocreme (a zinc cream) on my face and that had exactly the same effect, but for a lot less money. Additionally, I used the product 2 to 3 times a week, as recommended by Mario Badescu. However, this made my break out all over my forehead and chin, something I almost never do, and especially not to this extent. I will now try to use the mask less often and maybe I will get better results with this mask then. I will update later, but so far, I don't think I will repurchase.
Update 23/08/2010: I never even finished the entire jar of this mask, as I actually threw it out about a month ago. I don't think this mask has done anything for my skin, except for causing breakouts and I would definitely not repurchase.