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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 145 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (97)
  • Easy to use (93)
  • Good value (46)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Soothing (7)

Cons

  • Not effective (10)
  • Dries out skin (7)
  • Poor texture (6)
  • Smells bad (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (43)
  • Oily skin (34)
  • Women (29)
  • Adult acne (23)
  • Men (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (52), Budget shopper (52)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (44), 10 minutes (31), 1+ hour (4)

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(1 of 1 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.

       
      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.

         
        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!!

           
          5.0

          yes I would buy it again

          By Ines

          from Victorville

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Blackheads & Whiteheads
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            none

             
            5.0

            Best pimple remover works overnight

            By Cin

            from Huntington MY

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Blackheads & Whiteheads

              Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

              Works like a charm

               
              5.0

              This is a miracle!

              By Jenny

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Moderate Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                I got a ton of samples from the Mario Badescu line that I have been working through & so far so good with everything. However, this stuff is just AMAZING! I had two pimples that I could feel coming in (they were just red bumps under the surface at that point) and I applied this just to that area under my night cream. In the morning the bumps were gone! I've never had anything work so quickly and effectively! A little bit goes a really long way so this really is a value!

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Gentle & effective, but looks awful & smells worse

                By Liz

                from Ohio

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Soothing
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                • Smells bad
                • Stains fabric

                Best Uses

                • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                • Inflammatory Acne
                • Moderate Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                What this is:
                A gentle, non-drying cream for treating problem areas (not individual blemishes) to treat mild to moderate acne, bumps, and clogged pores. I'm prone to mild to moderate hormonal acne on my jaw and little bumps on my cheeks, and I get inflammatory acne along with my food allergies. This doesn't irritate inflamed skin, and I use a thin layer as a night mask a couple times a week to clear up blemishes.

                What this is not:
                1. It's not a spot treatment. This works best if you apply a thin layer over an area prone to blemishes (jaw, cheek, etc.) on a regular basis. It's not great for drying up a single, large pimple.
                2. It's not a concealer. If you are, in fact, a vampire, this would be an appropriate color concealer for you. If you have blood or melanin, this will be grey and too pale. It's also chalky and cakey and doesn't wear well under makeup.
                3. It's not wearable around other humans. In addition to being chalky, pale, and thick, this is sulfur-based, so it smells god awful.

                 
                5.0

                love love love!

                By Sheila

                from MN

                Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                love this product. it's meant to be used for breakouts that haven't developed a head, like a blackhead or whithead, but for the deeper pimples that feel like little bumps under the skin. I put it on at night after I've done my skin care routine and I can tell a difference in the morning. excellent product. a little goes a long way.

                 
                5.0

                Prefer it over the drying lotion!

                By Lily

                from Virginia

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                • Bleaches Fabric

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                I've been using the famous drying lotion for a while now, and recently got the acne starter kit for christmas and didn't even give the drying cream a thought. i had a pretty bad zit on my chin and i had run out of my drying lotion so i dabbed the cream on. i woke up to it completely flat and almost completely undetectable. i actually prefer it to the drying lotion as it works much faster in my opinion. as to the concealing element it claims to has, i could see how after a couple layers and enough blending the cream could maybe conceal the redness a bit! love it though. btw im 16 and i have combination skin.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great product

                By Alliebee

                from Garden grove, CA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Dries Out Skin

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Inflammatory Acne
                • Moderate Acne
                • Severe Acne
                • Teen Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                I use to feel weird about this product because it's like a white mask on my face . But I used up my first container and didn't repurchase and THATS when I noticed how much grace this was doing too my face. And ODDLY, this product clears up my acne marks, probably because the vitamin e. I use it mainly to help with the red marking . Mario badescu products have saved my life. I've tried tons of other products that are BUDGET FRIENDLY, because I'm a broke college student, and badescue has cleared up my skin. Not ONE pimple anymore. I'm working on scars and markings now and this drying cream is perfect! I use the buffering lotion with the drying cream on top, every night. And then sometimes I'll apply the drying lotion additionally if I ever get a pimple (haven't had one in a while though). So my advice is if you use this use the buffering first then wait 5 min then apply the drying cream. I promise your skin will look better ASAP. *******apply test patch first .
                And have a good moisturizer because hence DRYING :) but it's not bad my face doesn't peel and I use neutrogina face lotion.

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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 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

                • 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

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