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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 126 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (83)
  • Easy to use (80)
  • Good value (46)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Smells great (5)

Cons

  • Not effective (10)
  • Poor texture (6)
  • Dries out skin (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (43)
  • Oily skin (34)
  • Women (29)
  • Men (21)
  • On-the-go (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (45), Budget shopper (44)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (44), 10 minutes (31), 1+ hour (4)

Reviewed by 126 customers

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5.0

Great Pimple Fighter

By Purplejewel

from Fredericksburg, Virginia

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Moderate Acne
  • Teen Acne

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

I have been using this product for years. I use it only for pimples that don't form a "head". This product works best on those types of pimples, the kind that are larger and deeper under the skin. If you use too much of this product, it has a tendency to dry out the skin, but I have learned how much to use to avoid drying out my skin. It works very well. Sometimes, I see overnight results and other times, I need to reapply the product 1-2 more times. Because the color of the product matches skin color, I can rub this into a pimple and then apply my makeup and it it not obvious that I have mediation on the pimple. This product will last a very long time because you do not need much for each application. This product is best for occasional pimples, not for people who have large breakouts. I have found that this product drys out in about 1 year so if you have not used all of the product by then, you will need to buy a new one. Overall, I really like this product and use it for occasional pimples with great results.

 
5.0

smells like gasoline

By tara

from indiana

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

it does an amazing job with under the skin bumps and pimples. it works like a charm and is thick. the only problem is it smells like a cross between burning plastic and gasoline. which is horrid. but I still recommend it highly.

 
5.0

Very Surprised. Pleasantly Surprised.

By Rose

from Timonium, MD

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Soothing
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Funny Scent

Best Uses

  • Adult Acne
  • Inflammatory Acne
  • Severe Acne

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

I have only used the Mario Badescu line for a few weeks now and I must say that it's quite amazing. I have serious acne problems and have been been trying to clear it by trying everything... literally! I received this mask on Christmas Eve and applied it on a few huge cystic zits in the morning. By the afternoon, it greatly reduced! By today (12/16) it's gone. I'm truly impressed! Mind you, I've been using the Drying Lotion as well. It does have quite a smell to it. It reminds me of something but I can't quite put my finger on it. If you can get past the smell, you will see an improvement in the skin! Give it a go, I'd say.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works for cystic acne!

By Julie

from Cincinnati, OH

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin
  • Not the greatest smelling

Best Uses

  • Adult Acne
  • Cystic acne
  • Inflammatory Acne

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

I've tried about every acne product or system ou there and nothing would work for my cystic acne or acne from inflamed chin hair. I stumbled upon this at Ulta and have completely switched over to sulfur products! This goes on white, but dries more clear. You can put on thinner and even use as a concealer. It works well with regular acne too, but I use it mainly for cysts.

 
3.0

Not sure if this is something the manufacturer could fix?

By Trish

from Fair Lawn NJ

Pros

  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

      I recently received this product in a Mario Badescu kit which was a tiny sample, but the consistency was very different almost as if it were dried. Today I purchased the full sized product and the consistency was very liquidy and the product was almst half empty! would not mnd so much if it were maybe less pricey but it is kind of pricey, even though I love it! Im hoping this still has the same efect as it did before and maybe the manufactrer could start filling the container more. I may need to get in touch with someone from the company itself, otherwise I am obsessed with this item.

       
      1.0

      Not very impressed

      By AOlet

      from Sidney, Maine

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Doesn't smell great

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

      I was looking for a cream to help with spot treatment of acne. A customer service representative helped pick this one out for me because the brand I wanted wasn't available. It does seem to work. The only think I can't get over is the smell. It smells like cigarettes to me, just an unpleasant smell.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Love it!

      By Diana

      from Chicago, IL

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

          I've had some bumps on my chin for ages, not exactly acne, but definitely something. Maybe whiteheads? Either way, I've tried a lot of products and couldn't get rid of them. I tried this drying cream and it's AMAZING. I've been using it for a week and there is a huge difference. I took off one star because it doesn't seem to make any difference with actual acne. I still love it though because of how much it has helped with the bumps on my chin! I've had no issues with it being too drying, though I don't have sensitive skin.

           
          5.0

          Worth a try

          By Anne

          from Los Angeles, Ca

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Inflammatory Acne
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            I really like this product. Works great for my oily skin to help control the break outs. I usually put it on at night on troubled areas and by morning they are significantly reduced or flat. Defiantly worth a try.

             
            5.0

            Drying Cream for Acne

            By Sans

            from Livingston, NJ

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Minimizes Pores
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

              Love this product does help my Acne and dry out pimples

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love it! Will buy again!

              By Lola

              from South FL

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Soothing
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Inflammatory Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                It works fine and what I love the most is that it does not leave my skin scaly or dry, unlike other products that contains salicylic acid to treat acne.

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                • Q:

                  Would I apply this product before or after a moisturizer in the evening? Or do you skip the evening cream/moisturizer when using this?
                  Asked on 12/30/2016 by Beauty Buff from St.Louis, MO

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi and thank you for your question. You can apply the Drying Cream at night after cleansing and toning. Dab a small amount onto affected areas until product blends into skin. A little goes a long way! You can skip a moisturizer - or since you are only applying the Drying Cream to the affected areas - you can use a moisturizer everywhere you won't be applying the Drying Cream.

                    Answered on 1/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Thanks for the advice that a little goes a long way, that's very helpful and budget friendly knowledge. Is it more effective to rub this all the way into the affected area, or to leave it on the surface and let it dry? Thank you!
                  Asked on 12/18/2016 by SunSalutations from MN

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Happy to help! You should definitely rub it in until it is well blended into the skin.

                    Answered on 12/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have milia on my nose and cheeks could this help me?
                  Asked on 11/23/2016 by Chloe B.

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Hi. I have these weird flat pumpy looking things under my eyes not sure what they are. Does this cream go on as a corrector or is like a cream that melts in.
                  Asked on 11/16/2016 by sweetbabygurl100 from Bronx NY

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Drying Cream should not be used around the eye area. It is a night time treatment that should only be applied very sparingly to small clusters of under the surface pimples.

                    Answered on 11/16/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have oily skin, and it is very acne prone. I usually get whiteheads on my chin, forehead, and cheeks, and little bumps on my forehead, you can't really see the bumps but you can feel them. I use your drying lotion on my whiteheads and it does wonders, but i can't seem to get rid of these small bumps.. Would this product help me? Also feel free to give me other products that would work as well! Answer ASAP please!
                  Asked on 11/11/2016 by lilly.basia from Long Island, New York

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    To effectively target those small under the surface bumps, the Drying Cream should be used nightly. Our Drying Mask is another great product to incorporate into your skin care routine 2-3 times a week. http://www.ulta.com/drying-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200739

                    Answered on 11/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Which product is for acne on the back
                  Asked on 9/21/2016 by Amber from Minneapolis

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I just received this product yesterday and it seems as if it separates to a small amount of dark brown liquid. I feel as if i have to mix it thoroughly before I can apply. Once I apply I am able to blend and it dries fine. It has a strong smell as well. Is this all normal?
                  Asked on 9/16/2016 by Gina from Long Beach, Ca

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    These are all normal characteristics of this unique product. Also - with the Drying Cream, a little goes a long way!

                    Answered on 9/16/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have combo/oily skin. Just recently have I gotten control of my acne, so I only have one or two break outs once in a while that goes away after a few days. However, I still have under the surface bumps on my forehead that I can't get rid of completely..
                  I use a green tea facial wash with my Clarisonic, use the Glycolic Acid Toner to tone, Murad's Rapid Age Spot and Pigmentation Serum to target my old acne scars, and an SPF moisturizer in the morning/regular moisturizer at night.
                  Would I be able to use this drying lotion at night in addition to my skincare regime? Also, would you recommend incorporating either the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser or the Acne Facial Cleanser? What would be better for my skin needs?
                  Asked on 9/9/2016 by Joyy from Auburn, CA

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I have small breakouts, some whiteheads, some pimples, would the drying lotion be the better than the cream
                  Asked on 8/19/2016 by Jas from Ohio

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The Drying Lotion is formulated to be used as a spot treatment to help shrink whiteheads overnight. The Drying Cream targets small, under-the-surface blemishes. This product helps to clear up acne-prone areas, instead of just a spot treatment.

                    Answered on 8/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  why do we get those small under the surface bumps?
                  Asked on 8/5/2016 by meme21 from ca

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Closed comedones are bumps on your skin caused by blogged pores. A proper skin care regimen, along with regular use of an exfoliant will work to reduce the number and frequency of these types of breakouts. Our Botanical Exfoliating Scrub is a great exfoliant to add into your skin care routine several times a week. http://www.ulta.com/botanical-exfoliating-scrub?productId=xlsImpprod12491005

                    Answered on 8/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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