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.