Mario Badescu • Drying Mask • Masks
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought the drying mask because I have had the worst cystic acne on my neck and jawline as I am pregnant. It is safe to use during pregnancy. I have used it as a spot treatment at night and as a mask all over. It cleans your pores really well but does not do much for the cystic acne, even combined with buffering lotion!! It brings the inflammation down a little, but nothing major. Usually cystic acne takes weeks to heal, but I think this mask may speed up the process by a day or two. The other good thing is it lightens the old cystic acne marks, slightly. As for the smell, it is certainly something one can tolerate. I don't think it's that bad. Not a miracle product by any means. Not extremely disappointed since I didn't pay much for it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
After reading some of the reviews prior to purchasing I thought some were being overly dramatic and sensitive about the smell. No, not at all. It smells like you put your nose to a new set of rubber tires and never stopped sniffing. However, I really don't care as long as it works. I would much prefer this natural sulfur smell over an added fragrance that could irritate my skin.
Anyway, it's a great mask for quickly drying acne. Been using this for 2 weeks and I took one lippie off because I don't think it's great for prevention but for quick treatment of current zits. I initially used this as a mask, but have continued using it as a spot treatment for the aforementioned reason.
I get cystic breakouts ever so often, and when they've really become a bump this is the only thing I've found to quickly draw them out until they've become a whitehead and can be easily popped (I know, gross). This works so quickly that it does this after leaving it on a few hours. I use my salicylic spot treatment when I feel that I have something coming and it works great for that.
I was initially wary of sleeping with this on my face for fear that it would rub off.. and while I think it would be too uncomfortable to leave on as a mask (it stiffens and the smell..) but when I used it as a spot treatment on one small area of my face (cheek), it didn't budge even after tossing and turning. I feel the longer one leaves it on, the better it works. It doesn't stop working after 20 minutes, but beware, it can be drying, especially when left on longer.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I received a sample of this and I was blown away by the results. I just ordered a full size jar of this amazing product. I've used it once so far and already I've noticed a huge decrease in the size of my pores and a decrease in the amount of dark spots on my cheeks. I'm not going to lie and say that it smells fantastic because, c'mon, it's sulfuric and we all know sulfur is not one of nature's greatest scents. However, don't let the scent turn you off from the product! After wearing it, you don't even notice the scent. I actually find it fun to wear because it makes my face stiff (obviously, because it dries) and it's an odd yet cool feeling. This product is wonderful and even though it says to take it off after twenty minutes, you could even wear it overnight and wake up to a beautiful face! I love it and you definitely should purchase this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I tried the Drying Cream in 2010 after MUA suggested it many times. Oh boy, that was a bad experience. So bad that I didn't want to try another Mario Badescu product until now.
I'm so glad I did! Because the Mario Badescu drying mask is AWESOME. I have extremely oily, acne prone skin. The directions tell you to wear this for about 20 minutes but I sleep with it on! It's cleared up my acne for the most part & my skin feels so soft. Sulfur is a miracle ingredient. ;) I will definitely repurchase & I reccomend this to anyone with similar skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i don't think the smell of this is quite as terrible as people make it sound. yes, it smells faintly like tires and cigarettes and is the same texture as marshmallow creme. but, i think it does help my oily skin and doesn't break me out. it is hard to rinse but afterwards my skin texture does seem to be improved.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really like this product. It does smell awful but it works great! I recieved it as a sample but I will definitly buy more when I run out. I shrinks my pores, eliminates the oilyness, and shrinks/dries up any zits, big or small. I've only been using this product for a couple of days and it's already showing results.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
It was okay. I didn't notice any results that would make me purchase it again. Warning: it smells terrible!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This mask has sulfur and smells absolutely disgusting. However, I love it because it kills big zits before they surface. I do not use this as a mask, but as an overnight spot treatment. When I feel like a pimple is about to surface, I put this on overnight, and it usually will not erupt. If I wait until the blemish has started to surface, it takes two or three nights of treatment, but it will usually not surface, and if it does, it will have a very short, less ugly lifespan.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I received this as a sample & the smell is absolutely gross. The feel of the mask wasn't too pleasant either. I was expecting results from this mask after all the good reviews I've heard. It did nothing other than dry my face out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red, Straight Eyes: Blue
It's an okay mask. I like it. I've used it several times before. Will I get it again? I'm not quite sure. It's expensive and it kinda reeks. It's not a miracle mask really. While it works alright I've used other cheaper masks that worked just as well. I like the other MB products more. Like the drying cream or the buffering lotion. They work a lot better at battling my acne than this mask does. Did the mask help clear my skin? It made my pores feel tighter, and it did lessen some of the blackheads. But any good mask does that I think.