Price: $17.99 * Buy At: Target * Size: 4 oz / 110 g
The Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask is designed to provide immediate intense hydration and to increase the skin's ability to retain moisture. This product is made of 99% natural ingredients.
To apply this treatment mask, you are supposed to apply a thick layer all over the face and the neck, after cleansing the face. They suggest to leave it on for 5-10 minutes, wipe it off with a tissue, and rub the rest of the product into the skin. It is intended to be used one or two times a week, but it can be used as needed. I have pretty dry skin all year round, and it is extremely dry during the colder months. This mask is quite interesting; it dries on the skin just like any other mask, but it rubs into the skin just like a thick moisturizer. It doesn't take too long for my skin to absorb the excess product, but I still prefer to use it at night. This mask leaves my face moisturized all night and my skin doesn't feel dry by the time I wake up. My skin is pretty acne prone and I didn't find this mask to break me out. In fact, I actually find that my blemishes calm down a bit after having this product on my skin.
Price: $12 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 1 oz
The Mario Badescu Silver Powder is a white skincare powder that comes in a white plastic jar. Mario Badescu suggests this product for people for "excessive, stubborn blackheads" and says, "this oil absorbent powder will help to unclog congested pores. Prevents blackheads and promotes a healthier complexion. You will see a remarkable difference after one application." They suggest to use the product once or twice a week. To use the powder, you dampen a cotton ball and dip it into the powder. This turns the product into a sort of paste, which you can apply to any congested areas on the face. After ten minutes, you wipe off the product with a toner or an astringent.
After applied to the skin, the paste dries down and feels like a thin mask on the face. It doesn't burn or sting whatsoever, and it is very easy to remove with a toner. I have pretty dry skin and I did not find the Silver Powder to dry it out any more. Mario Badescu claims that you can see a difference after one application, and honestly I did notice a difference. My biggest issue with clogged pores is the skin on either side of my nose, and after one use, I felt that my pores looks smaller and my skin felt less textured. I have been using the Silver Powder once or twice a week for over a month now, and while the problem still is not fixed, I am seeing an improvement in my skin. I would recommend this product, especially since it is pretty affordable.