Product Review: Mario Badescu's Silver Powder

My skin has been in crisis lately. I'm not sure exactly what is going on, but it's been a real mess lately. I've been pulling out all the stops to get it back under control.

Enter Mario Badescu's Silver Powder. I swear, I can't find a single product in this entire line that doesn't do exactly what it claims and in some cases, even more. The powder works by breaking down the oil trapped in your pores. Used once or twice a week, you should notice less clogged pores.

To use, just dip a cotton ball in a touch of water, just enough to make one side damp. Then use the damp side of the cotton to pick up a good amount of the powder and press it into the oily areas on your face. Usually this is the t-zone area on most people - forehead, nose and chin. However, if you're like me and you're oily everywhere, then use it freely. Let it set for 10 minutes, then remove it with a toner or astringent. I personally use Special Cleansing Lotion C, but use what you have.

You can purchase the entire Mario Badescu line at It's also available at Fred Segal Beauty in Los Angeles, Henri Bendel in New York City, select Nordstrom and other specialty shops nationwide. Locally, the Norfolk Nordstrom and the Virginia Beach Ulta carries the line.


Anonymous said...

I have a whole bunch of samples from Badescu's and I haven't gotten to test them yet. Drying mask, calming mask, Enzyme cleanser, eye cream, special cucumber toner...

November 24, 2009 at 11:28 AM

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