Sunday, May 24, 2009

*Review* Mario Badescu Drying Mask

I tried the drying mask out a few nights ago because I had some bad acne I desperately wanted to clear up before starting theatre shows so I started using the drying mask the same night I recieved the products to test. Let me tell you this mask smells soooooooo bad its horrible. The smell makes me nausous so I just dabbed it on the acne that I wanted to dry up. I doubt I could have stood the smell of the sulfur for 20 minutes on my entire face. It made it smell less strong that way but it still smelled pretty bad. With that aside, the mask works amazingly well. It dried up all the acne and it actually was almost completely healed the next day. It was all dry and flaked away. I have never had anything work that fast before. It also made my skin soft not rough and flaky but nice. I really wish it didn't smell as bad or I would actually purchase it but the smell is just such a huge turn off its so bad you can almost taste it, yet it works so amazingly well that I am torn. It's tough cause I really like what it did for my skin but for me the smell is just as important. It is also a little on the pricey side. Around $20 for a small amount, but it goes a long way if you don't use it on your entire face like it says.

  • noticed a difference in my skin after one use
  • dried out acne and left the areas soft and not rough and flakey
  • a little goes a long way if you just apply it to the areas that need it
  • smells very bad, made me feel nausous (probably the sulfur)
  • pricey
  • has to sit for 20min on your face (bad for me cause I wear glasses and can't sit around for 20min with a face mask on)
Overall I would give this product a 7/10!

It works really really well but I can't get over that smell its horrible!


  1. Would anything happen if you Leave the drying Mask Over night?

  2. @Anonymous I'm wondering the same thing.

  3. I don't know...I never tried it?