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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 134 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (89)
  • Easy to use (84)
  • Good value (46)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Smells great (5)

Cons

  • Not effective (10)
  • Poor texture (6)
  • Dries out skin (5)
  • Smells bad (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (43)
  • Oily skin (34)
  • Women (29)
  • Men (21)
  • Adult acne (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (47), Budget shopper (47)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (44), 10 minutes (31), 1+ hour (4)

Reviewed by 134 customers

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5.0

Love!

By jkeeper89

from san diego,ca

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Inflammatory Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

    Sometimes you have to invest in quality products that will give you real results. I bought the acne kit and it included this drying cream. I have hormonal acne around my cheek area and it can get bad and painful at times. I've been using this on my cheeks and spot treatment around my face at night. Great results and minimize my acne by a lot. I'm not seeing any new breakouts either. Happy!!!!

     
    5.0

    Love this stuff

    By Sasch

    from NJ

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Gets rid of red painfull zits fast !!
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

      Love this stuff put on a red painfull pimple a few times a day and a big glob at night and it's gone in a few days and sometimes over night !

       
      5.0

      FINALLY

      By Juls

      from West Bend, Wi5

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Minimizes Pores
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Teen Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

        Finally, I found a product that effectively worked to get rid of those In bedded pimples think it's called milia?? I could never get a handle on those pesky guys around lip area and chine only tried to squeeze, but that's a No, No and this lived up to what it said!!
        Very happy with Mario products finally products that work. Did I say I even tried dermatologist products also Accutane which worked but only the effects do wear off over time ...this stuff works and so glad I stumbled across the products. Try you have nothing to lose, but pesky acne, but then again everyone is different! Very SATISFIED

         
        4.0

        Unique product that works!

        By ParisO

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Smells bad

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

        I needed a spot acne treatment that's not tested on animals and doesn't use benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. I have used the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion and it's so-so in effectiveness, but the main issue is that you can't use it during the day. Fortunately, the Drying Cream can be used during the day, and it did a great job on a coupe of small bumps. You do need to make sure you blend it thoroughly into your skin and I imagine it might be harder to blend if you have dark skin. It didn't smell great, either. But I'm happy to have found something that seems to work.

         
        5.0

        It doesn't work on all types of acne

        By Jay_double_yuh

        from Nashville, TN

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

          This cream definitely isn't a cure all. It is for under the surface pimples and it truly kicks their butt! I get painful deep zits along my jawline along with some white heads. It's not very effective on pimple with a head, but the rest, I've found it very effective. If you're going to apply makeup over it, make sure you use it sparingly. If you use too much, I've found the make up clings to that area and exaggerates the texture of your skin, which you don't want if your texture is already bad! It does smell weird, but it's really not that strong and fades, doesn't bother me at all.Overall, a great product for your acne routine. Anyway, hope these tips help!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Getting rid of milia

          By Alyssa

          from Lq

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Blackheads & Whiteheads

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            Amazing. I've been suffering with milia tha past year and haven't brought me self to seeinng a dermatologist quite yet. But this cream has shown a difference since the first use. It may not get rid of it all over time but my family has notice my skin clearing up

             
            1.0

            Ineffective

            By Angela

            from US

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            I own many other Mario Badescu products and this is the only one I've really disliked. I have sensitive, breakout prone skin with the occasional cystic pimple. This cream does absolutely nothing to help. It doesn't ever stop smelling like chemical fumes/gasoline. I get pimples on my chin and when I put this cream on the smell is so strong I can't stand it. You also can't use this like a "mask" because it never dries fully. It has not reduced the appearance of my acne at all. I recommend the drying lotion instead.

             
            4.0

            Wonderful for my sensitive skin

            By Wesley

            from Portland, OR

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            I have VERY sensitive skin, that's very prone to breakouts. Sometimes it's cystic, and sometimes it's just small blackheads, it doesn't matter which one it is, this cream works wonders. I recommend it if you have sensitive skin, and are prone to breakouts.

            I would warn people if the smell and texture. The smell is pretty strong and not the most pleasing. The texture is pretty different from anything else I've ever used. If you can adjust to those, I really think this is a product for everyone!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

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            • Q:

              I have closed comedones all over my face and I can't stand the texture! What product is best suited to treat these stubborn bumps?
              Asked on 3/2/2017 by MC from Stamford, Connecticut

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Would this work similar to the drying lotion. I read the reviews which say the smell is not pleasant and i am very sensitive to smells.
              Asked on 3/1/2017 by AbbyAbby from San Jose, CA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                These are both spot treatments but they are designed to treat different types of blemishes. Drying Lotion is for surface blemishes and Drying Cream is for small, under the surface bumps. The Drying Cream does contain sulfur - which can have an off-putting smell to some - but if you can get past the smell, it is very effective.

                Answered on 3/4/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              I'm looking for an acne spot treatment, and I've noticed that yours all seem to be for specific types of acne (whiteheads, cystic, etc.). Can I get a definitive list of what product is for what sort of acne? Also what if I have different types of pimples going on? Is there a multi tasker?
              Asked on 2/20/2017 by Madeline from Glenside,PA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello and thank you for your question.
                The products below are best applied to the following:
                Drying Lotion - active whiteheads
                Drying Cream - clusters of small under the surface bumps
                Buffering Lotion - cystic acne (deep under the surface bumps)
                Special Healing Powder - unique powder that fights unwanted shine
                Anti Acne Serum - apply to acne prone areas as a preventative measure

                Answered on 2/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Do I apply this before my primer?
              Asked on 2/12/2017 by LuvUrSkin from Oceanside, CA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                After cleansing and toning, dab small amount onto affected areas until product blends into skin. Although this can be used during the day, our best recommendation is to apply minimally at bedtime. This product can be very drying. Over-usage may actually increase oil production making your stubborn problems worse.

                Answered on 2/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Hi, what MB product should i use to remove the drying cream? I normally just wash it with my facial wash. But i realised that it makes my skin dry bcos the drying cream is already dry + my facial wash is those pure&matte kind so it will result in dry skin. Will enzyme cleansing gel helps? (I basically just want to remove the residue from drying cream) I want to achieve that moistured face aft removing the drying cream.
              Asked on 2/11/2017 by naddyy from Singapore

              1 answer

            • Q:

              How many times a day can I use this product? Should I only use at night or can I also use it in the morning? And possibly midday as well? I'm trying to get rid of stubborn pimples.
              Asked on 2/7/2017 by Shayna from Small Town in New York

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                We suggest you use a minimal amount at bedtime on a clean, dry face. As the product name suggests, the product can be very drying. Over-usage may actually increase oil production making your stubborn problems worse.

                Answered on 2/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Hi I have been using your acne face wash and the "c" toner and it's helped soooo much, but I still break out just not as bad and I wanted to incorporate the glycolic foaming cleanser because the breakouts I do get still are large and I was wondering if maybe incorporating this product would also be good?? I also have a lot of scars from acne and my problem areas are the sides of my face, chin, and jaw line and sometimes around my mouth onto my cheeks. I have pretty oily skin but my forehead can be dry and flakey.
              Asked on 1/22/2017 by Ireland from Spanaway, WA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Incorporating the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser into your skin care routine 2-3 times a week would provide the necessary exfoliation to address both the acne and the discoloration. Our Drying Cream is a nightly spot treatment to target those small bumps that you may get in your problem areas. http://www.ulta.com/glycolic-foaming-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200753

                Answered on 1/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • 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

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