Mario Badescu • Healing and Soothing Mask • Masks
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
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!
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: 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.