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Mario Badescu Drying Cream

Mario Badescu

Drying Cream

0.5 oz Item 2209806

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Mario Badescu's Drying Cream is specially designed to help shrink the appearance of pesky red pimples and small clusters of acne. This unique product is formulated with sulfur and zinc oxide to clarify skin, drawing out pore-clogging impurities as a soothing blend of aloe vera, biotin, lemon extract, lysine, and vitamins B and E helps ensure that skin remains balanced.
Dab small amount onto affected areas at night until product blends into skin. Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water. Not recommended for use with topical prescriptions or sensitive skin. Avoid contact with the eyes. If contact occurs, rinse well with water. If skin irritation develops and persists, discontinue use.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Zinc Oxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Cera Alba (Beeswax, Cire d'abeille), Polysorbate 80, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Titanium Dioxide, Propylene Glycol, Sulfur, Oleth-10, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil, Huile Minérale), Ichthammol, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Cysteine, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Biotin, Arginine, Leucine, Lysine, Tyrosine, Valine, Glutamic Acid, Cellulose Gum, Polysorbate 20, Maltodextrin, Zinc Chloride, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Pyridoxine HCl, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

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Mario BadescuDrying Cream
 
4.2

(based on 163 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (110)
  • Easy to use (104)
  • Good value (46)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Minimizes pores (9)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (10)
  • Not effective (10)
  • Poor texture (6)
  • Smells bad (4)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (43)
  • Oily skin (34)
  • Moderate acne (30)
  • Adult acne (29)
  • Women (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (59), Budget shopper (58)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (44), 10 minutes (31), 1+ hour (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Magic cream

By Angie

from San Antonio, TX

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

      I have a pimple every now and again and this works great. Just a little dab and the next day it's gone or almost gone. This my second tub because I misplaced my first one. I can't be without it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Lifesaver for my teen

      By Jessica

      from Indianapolis

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Moderate Acne
        • Teen Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

        My daughter bought an acne kit by the same manufacturer and received a smaller jar of this. She used every drop and requested more. It calms breakouts overnight and doesn't cause irritation.

         
        5.0

        It's great for acnes. It dries them

        By Eevet

        from Hayward, CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

          Every night after washing my face by Enzyme cleansing from same brand

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Confusing

          By johannsebastianb12

          from San Jose

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries Out Acne
          • Minimizes Pores

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

          My skin normally is pretty clear, but recently I have gotten many inflamed bumps. I tried this product and I'm not really sure if I like it. When I first opened the package, the first thing I noticed was the smell. It smells awful, but I am getting used to it. I applied it on my forehead and went to bed. When I woke up, my forehead was very dry, even though I moisturized a lot the night before. I noticed that my acne appeared to be less than before. Once I washed my face, the acne reappeared. I'm still trying to figure out how to use the product, though I have been noticing that each morning, at least two pimples will flake off. Is this a good thing? I'm not exactly sure if that's what is supposed to happen. I guess this product is good overall, but I don't really understand how to use it.

           
          5.0

          Works great

          By Erica

          from Washington, DC

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Blackheads & Whiteheads
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            This cream works really well. I rub a small amount on small pimples and problem areas at night. When I wake up in the morning, the cream has helped to dry them out and shrink the pimples.

             
            5.0

            Love it xoxox

            By Christina

            from Port Jefferson Station

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            This creme works best overnight but it can go under your concealer. Dab a dot on with a Qtip. Boo boos will heal quicker.

             
            5.0

            Love it xoxox

            By Christina

            from Port Jefferson Station

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            This creme works best overnight but it can go under your concealer. Dab a dot on with a Qtip. Boo boos will heal quicker.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By Ceakin

            from Fayetteville, NC

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

              I have used this mask and I can feel the tightness and absorbing the oil from my skin. It feels wonderful. The product does stay on the face so I recommend patting it with warm water, it's than that, I would recommend.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Yes

              By Mary

              from Franklin,Oh

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Minimizes Pores
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

              Helps dries outbreaks

               
              5.0

              WOW

              By Laani

              from Palm Springs, CA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Severe Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                I had this random breakout and I've been trying everything to get rid of it and nothing would work, I came across this and decided to give a try and all I can say is WOW , all my acne bumps turned super tiny after one use! I've been using it every other day because I don't want to dry out my face! Yes, It's pricy but a little goes a long way!

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                • Q:

                  Can this be used during pregnancy?
                  Asked on 11/29/2017 by Nicole from Pennsylvania

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We recommend bringing the product or list of ingredients to your doctor for approval before using any skin care products while pregnant. We suggest this because recommended products or ingredients can vary slightly from doctor to doctor and only your physician knows your medical history.

                    Answered on 11/29/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I'm still not sure if my acne is a cystic or papules. It is quite large, painfull to touch and it is bumpy red. I also have a healed acne that now leave a brown/blackish bump (not a hyperpigmentation, because its bumpy skin). So which one should i use, drying cream or buffering lotion? Thank you
                  Asked on 8/19/2017 by BTS from Jakarta

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    For large painful breakouts, our Buffering Lotion would be a better option to apply overnight. Our Healing & Soothing Mask can be used to help balance the skin after breakouts. We suggest this product 2-3 times per week after cleansing.
                    http://www.ulta.com/healing-soothing-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200733

                    Answered on 8/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Can this be used over night ??
                  Asked on 8/17/2017 by Ash from Indio

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, the Drying Cream is recommended for overnight use. This product should be applied to red/inflamed bumps just under the surface of the skin or small clusters of acne after cleansing, toning and moisturizing.

                    Answered on 8/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have small bumps under the skin and clogged pores, but my skin is on the combination dry side... can I still use this product?
                  Asked on 8/15/2017 by ari from Dallas, TX

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    For dry skin with congestion our bumps, our Anti-Acne Serum would be a better option, this contains the exfoliating power salyclic acid to help reduce congestion and small breakouts. This can be used nightly on areas of congestion and breakouts. You may layer this product under your night time moisturizer or cream as well.
                    http://www.ulta.com/anti-acne-serum?productId=xlsImpprod6200675&sku=2209804&_requestid=809174

                    Answered on 8/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  How long does it take exactly for this product to completely work? I've been using it on and off. Last march I used it for 2 weeks, and completely stopped, but recently I have started using this for 2 weeks now. How long does it take for this product to work? Does it have to be a part of my routine everyday or only some days when it's really needed?
                  Asked on 8/15/2017 by ari from Dallas, TX

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Hi! I love this brand. I am just confused about the usage of this product though. Do I apply this on my face after moisturizing or before? Or when do I apply this to my skin, what part of my routine should I apply this in? Thank you
                  Asked on 8/7/2017 by ari from Dallas, TX

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The Drying Cream should be applied as your final step after cleansing, toning and moisturizing on to red/inflamed breakouts or small clusters of acne. We suggest this product for overnight use.

                    Answered on 8/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I get hormonal breakouts once a month that include 3-4 large pimples. They generally never come to a head, just get red and enlarged. What is the best product to reduce them once they start, and is there a way to prevent?
                  Asked on 7/11/2017 by Jenn from Naples, fl

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Drying Cream is a great spot treatment for red/inflamed breakouts that do not come to a head. A proper skin care regimen will help reduce breakouts. If you are acne prone, our Acne Starter Regimen Kit is a great option to help control and reduce breakouts.
                    http://www.ulta.com/acne-starter-regimen-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200813

                    Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Hi, I love this skincare line so much.
                  When we use the drying cream, do we apply at night or morning?
                  And also if we do should it be applied as a thick layer on top of the skin or should we rub the product into our skin? Thank you!
                  Asked on 7/10/2017 by ari from US

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    The Drying Cream should be applied overnight after cleansing, toning and moisturizing. This should be applied sparingly, in a thin layer onto the affected areas only.

                    Answered on 7/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Would this product be good for teens? I'm 16 and I have closed comedones all over my face.
                  Asked on 6/7/2017 by John from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, this product can be used by teens and adults to help spot treat small clusters of acne.

                    Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Which one would you recommend for big huge pimples that don't go away fast. The drying cream, drying lotion or the buffering lotion? I am not sure which one would be best for those. Thank you!
                  Asked on 6/7/2017 by Jay from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    For large breakouts deep under the surface of the skin our Buffering Lotion can be used - this spot treatment is specifically designed for cystic acne. Our Drying Lotion is a spot treatment designed for whiteheads only. Our Drying Cream can be used on small clusters of acne.

                    Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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