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Mario Badescu Drying Cream

Mario Badescu

Drying Cream

Item #: 2209806 Size: 0.5 oz

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Acne cream that conceals! Drying Cream is an effective treatment to dry up small under the surface bumps and pimples. Just a few dabs smoothed on the erupted areas prevent pimples from getting larger and spreading out of control. Aloe rich cream conceals and heals erupted pimples.
Apply sparingly on pimples by dabbing with fingertip until cream blends into the skin. Best when applied after moisturizer, before make-up.
Deionized Water (Aqua), Zinc Oxide, Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice) Gel, Cetyl Alcohol, Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum) Extract, Colloidal Sulfur, Ervol, Octyl Palmitate, Ichthammol, Polysorbate 80, Titanium Dioxide, Polyglycerylmethacrylate (and) Propylene Glycol.

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Mario BadescuDrying Cream
 
4.2

(based on 152 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (102)
  • Easy to use (97)
  • Good value (46)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Soothing (9)

Cons

  • Not effective (10)
  • Dries out skin (8)
  • Poor texture (6)
  • Smells bad (4)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (43)
  • Oily skin (34)
  • Women (29)
  • Adult acne (26)
  • Moderate acne (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (55), Brand buyer (54)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (44), 10 minutes (31), 1+ hour (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 152 customers

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5.0

Miracle worker!

By Alexus

from U.S

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

i leave it on in the morning before going to school and after showering leaving it overnight! I dont rub it in i just put it on top and lightly tap the affected area. It works really well and after 2-4 days itll be gone completely!! The cream sometimes gets rid of the pimple/zit overnight!!! From my expirience it lightens scars as well. I highly recommend this product its a must have for those stubborn pimples!!!!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Must have!

By Nola

from Chicago, IL

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Moderate Acne

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

Smells natural, and actually works! Clears up blemishes fast.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best

By nance

from Wilmington, DE

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Soothing
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Teen Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

    This works great. See a little red bump on your face: apply this at night and it works to heal bump and reduce redness. I have used this for years and hate to be without it because it really works

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Threw this out after a few days

    By Angela

    from Medford

    Pros

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

      I was very hopeful for this product when I bought it. The moisturizers that I've gotten from this brand have all a been great, I'm not sure what happened to this product. The smell it terrible and it wasn't effective for me. Sometimes if a product is effective but smells bad I'll deal with it.... this one went right in the trash.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      SERIOUSLY WORKS!!

      By Cilla

      from West Hills

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Hydrates Skin
      • Minimizes Pores
      • Smells Great
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

        Ive been using this product for a week now and my face has cleared up dramatically. If you have combination skin I suggest you buy this! Mario Badescu is an amazing brand! They have a skin analysis that is amazing!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love it!!

        By H-Man

        from Columbia,SC

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Minimizes Pores
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Blackheads & Whiteheads
          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Moderate Acne
          • Severe Acne
          • Teen Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

          I use it before bed every night and sometimes in the morning when I wake up with certain problem spots. When used overnight, any pimples are gone by the time I wake up. If I use it in the early morning when I wake up, the pimples are either gone or minimized by noon.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works so well!!!

          By MN_Snowflake

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            I don't do a lot with my face, but every now and then I get one or two pimples, and this is the best thing to use!!! You just put a little on the pimple and after a few hours or a day, it's gone. It's great.

            (1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Biggest regret

            By Katieann

            from Indiana, PA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Clogs Pores
              • Dries Out Skin
              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                I bought this about a month ago and have been using it day and night. At first, it was AMAZING. I couldn't believe how well it worked. I am pregnant (currently 21 weeks) and my skin is an absolute mess, to the point where I basically cry everyday and lock myself away. But now, after a good months use, my skin is 10x's worse then before. I hate being a negative person and I hate disliking a product, but this is the only different thing I have added into my skincare routine, and I regret it. Don't get me wrong, I have no doubt that it works amazingly for some people, but all it did was clog my pores and now I have congested pores and some angry cystic acne that I've never had before. If you want to try this stuff, go ahead. I'm sure not all MB products are perfect for everyone and maybe this will work for you but for a pregnant 22 year old with combination skin all this did was dry my skin out (my face has become a desert, no joke) and clog the heck out of my pores. I hate that I hate this product. I really wish I could love it. Oh well.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works amazingly well......

                By Happy Grammy

                from Kansas

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Acne
                  • Moderate Acne

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                  A little goes a long way and this product works quickly. It's amazing how quickly it gets rid of a pimple.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love it

                  By Jaxx

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Moderate Acne

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                    I love this drying cream. The smell is a little unusual but barable in my opinion. Had handle my breakouts well. As soon as I see a breakout coming out I apply this. Love how I can apply it underneath my makeup. It combats that breakout during the day. Really great product overall!!

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      I just beat some very painful cystic acne. Now I just have a few spots that last too long. And I am wondering if this product or what other products I should use.
                      Asked on 6/5/2017 by Athena from North Carolina, US

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I have been using the drying cream religiously for 6 months and have seen no change in those pesky under the skin bumps which cover large portions of my face sadly. Is there any product you would recommend besides the drying cream and mask for this? Thanks!
                      Asked on 6/2/2017 by Sssss009 from Los Angeles CA

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I have really small bumps around my cheeks due to a birth control implant, they eventually turn into white heads. But for the most part it's just small bumps just in my cheeks, is this something for me to try? Or what else can you recommend?
                      Asked on 5/29/2017 by Dalilaahh from Oklahoma City, ok

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Our Drying Cream is an effective spot treatment for small clusters of acne, that can be used overnight.

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

                      Hi,

                      Can this be used on razor bumps/ingrown hairs?
                      Asked on 5/8/2017 by Bvt from Nj

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This product is not intended for use on ingrown hairs or razor bumps.

                        Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      What other products do you suggest I use with this drying cream? I have sub clinical acne or small under the skin bumps. I also tend to have dry skin so I would like a moisturizer, as well as a toner and face wash to go with this.
                      Asked on 4/27/2017 by tabhys from NewYork

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I am 15 and have mild acne, a few pimples here and there. My face recently broke out really bad and I have developed small bumps under the skin that aren't surfaced. I was wondering if this product would get rid of those bumps?
                      Asked on 4/24/2017 by kc

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Drying Cream is specifically designed to target those small under-the-surface bumps.

                        Answered on 4/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I have quite a few tiny skin colored bumps that I get around my temples and forehead and I can't get them to go away for anything. Some people would call it skin texture. But sometimes it's very noticeable at least to me and I'm looking for something that will make it go away or at least lessen it. Is this a product that could do that? Or is there anything else you would recommend?
                      Asked on 3/17/2017 by Aly from Michigan m

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I have small bumps all over my forehead and cheeks. I believe it's subclinical acne that i have. I don't have big red painful bumps, just small little bumps or subclinical acne. Will this product work for my type of acne?
                      Asked on 3/16/2017 by Skincare from Dallas, TX

                      1 answer

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