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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 109 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (74)
  • Easy to use (69)
  • Good value (46)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Smells great (5)

Cons

  • Not effective (10)
  • Poor texture (6)

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 (43), Budget shopper (36)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (44), 10 minutes (31), 1+ hour (4)

Reviewed by 109 customers

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5.0

Amazing product

By fitzgeraldcourt

from Mountain Top, PA

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Smells Great
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Moderate Acne
    • Severe Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

    All of Mario Badescu's products are amazing. This product has cleared up a very bad breakout in just a few days. Absolutely recommend!

     
    4.0

    I budget for this!

    By alicarter

    from Alabama

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

    I now use this as a daily not so moisturizer but in place of my moisturizer to clear aggivating acne on my cheeks and chin. (I do use it all over my face as well.) I LOVE this product and recently returned some items I didn't necessarily need to get this product so I don't run out. I'm a budget buyer and this is one product I definitely budget for! If you have trouble spot acne, I would recommend using this nightly just on the troubled areas. It does dry the skin, but it's better than having acne! (IMO - drying of the skin is NOT a con, it isn't called drying cream for nothing ;) --- I had to choose something.) Great for oily skin!

     
    5.0

    I love this product it's actually showing results

    By Marlen_ag

    from Arlington tx

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Hydrates Skin
    • Soothing
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

      When I'm about to go to sleep i was my face and apply it with my clean finger and apply if and let it dry and let it set over night

       
      5.0

      Love it but...

      By Holdinghope

      from Louisiana

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

      I love this product. I brings those cystic acne areas to the surface - the ones that normally flare and go down but never completely seem to resolve. However! Buy the hydrating - healing and soothing mask with it. I did not know any better and half of my chin peeled and was very irritated for a day - all the cystic acne came to the surface, dried and healed but the surround skin was very angry. The healing mask seems to combat this!

       
      5.0

      This stuff works and it'll last a long time.

      By Kel

      from Oregon

      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:

        Dab a tiny bit on pimples to stop oozing and start drying and healing. Covers redness as well. Love it.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wonderful for breakouts!!

        By 30 something Gal

        from New Orleans, LA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            Use over night and it really helps to dry out breakout areas

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Disappointed

            By Pam

            from Los Angeles, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                I have cystic acne and get about one of them a week. Started researching for an effective spot treatment and found this product that had pretty positive reviews. Unfortunately it didn't have any effect on my ance. So maybe it's not catered for cystic acne.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My sensitive skin loves this product

                By astrid a

                from houston, tx

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Hydrates Skin
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                • Smells Bad

                Best Uses

                • Moderate Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                My sensitive skin is normally cooperative, but occasionally gets breakouts related to stress, hormones and the environment. I have always had a hard time finding acne products that controlled the breakouts without irritating my skin (salicylic acid destroys my skin, leaving it red and flakey and worse off than before), and this Drying Cream was a godsend. I don't know how it works, but it does. I put a light layer on any spots before going to bed after cleansing and moisturizing my skin, and, by morning, my spots are smaller and my skin is clearer and, weirdly, moisturized. If I have an especially bad spot, I put a very thin layer of this on it in place of concealer during the day (I realize this may not work for people whose skin tones are drastically different from the cream, but it works for me) and it helps speed up the process. Several ladies at my local Ulta prefer the Drying Lotion, but it was way too harsh for my skin. Just a heads up, the sulphur in this product does give it a slightly unpleasant smell; however, if you can get past that, I recommend trying it out, especially if you have sensitive skin like mine.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I would buy this product again

                By Melissa

                from Winnsboro, SC

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                I use this product to dry up pimples

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                2.0

                Eh. Sticky and smells bad

                By jen

                from san fran

                Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                i dont like the smell- it's not bad just not good, like sulfer. i feel like it never worked for me and never completely dried.

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                19 Questions | 19 Answers
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                • Q:

                  Will this product prevent new pimples and Whiteheads from forming ?

                  Also I can use this after my moisturizer underneath my makeup with the healing powder and it will look matte and my makeup will still look good? I use bare essentials makeup
                  Asked on 7/14/2016 by Mercesca from Tampa, Florida

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  On my forehead and between my eyebrows, I have small, skin colored bumps that aren't inflamed but are very noticeable in the sun...Is this product meant for those bumps?
                  Asked on 6/22/2016 by Jo from MN

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, our Drying Cream is designed to target those small under-the-surface bumps.

                    Answered on 6/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have small skin colored bumps/pimples on my forehead and around my nose, they are not white heads or black heads they are just bumps and they aren't painful. They cover easily with makeup but in the sun you can see the tiny bumps on my face,will this help treat and get rid of these small bumps? Or will the drying lotion?
                  Asked on 4/25/2016 by V makeup from San Diego CA

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I would like to know how much sulfur is actually in this particular product. As I see it listed in the ingredient list but with no percentage.
                  Asked on 3/30/2016 by TeTe3 from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Drying Cream contains 2.9% Sulfur.

                    Answered on 3/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Does this work for back acne and scarring?
                  Asked on 3/25/2016 by Chloe from New Orleans

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The Drying Cream may be used to target under-the-surface bumps and blemishes on both the face and body.

                    Answered on 3/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Do i wash this product off my face after cleansing at night/morning?
                  Asked on 2/21/2016 by Makenzie from Horseheads, NY

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    You would apply this product at night after cleansing and toning. It can be removed in the morning when you wash your face.

                    Answered on 2/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Is this product gluten free?
                  Asked on 12/26/2015 by Amy from Chicago, IL

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Mario Badescu Drying Cream is not gluten free. It contains Wheat Starch.

                    Answered on 12/30/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  will this work for cystic acne?
                  Asked on 12/2/2015 by Ji from Dallas, GA

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Is this drying cream only for under the surface bumps or will it work on whiteheads that have already came to the surface?
                  Asked on 10/11/2015 by Tee from Baltimore, MD

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  On a clean face at nighttime should I apply this before a serum. Or just use this on its own maybe alternating nights with the serum?
                  Asked on 9/18/2015 by Lynn

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Mario Badescu Drying Cream is an effective treatment to dry up small under the surface bumps and pimples. We would not advise using a serum with this product unless it is an acne serum. If you are only experiencing small isolated troubled areas, you may use the Drying Cream on those spots and then use the serum on the remaining parts of your face.

                    Answered on 10/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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