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Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion

Mario Badescu

Glass Bottle Drying Lotion

Item #: 2209808 Size: 1.0 oz

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The Drying Lotion is a fast acting, effective acne spot treatment. Formulated with salicylic acid, calamine and other quick-drying ingredients, this product will shrink ugly whiteheads virtually overnight while you sleep. While other acne spot treatments can irritate and dry delicate or sensitive skin, this product is safe and effective for all skin types.
Do not shake the bottle. Before bed (after cleansing and toning), dip a cotton swab into the pink sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Dab directly on surface blemishes; do not rub in. Let dry and rinse off in the morning. Do not use on broken skin.
Isopropyl Alcohol, Aqua (Water,Eau), Calamine, Camphor,Sulfur, Resorcinol, Salicylic Acid, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Talc,Glycerin.

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Mario BadescuGlass Bottle Drying Lotion
 
4.5

(based on 635 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (439)
  • Easy to use (425)
  • Minimizes pores (70)
  • Soothing (67)
  • Smells great (24)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (111)
  • Doesn't work (40)
  • Irritates skin (19)
  • Bad smell (13)
  • Bleaches fabric (6)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (315)
  • Adult acne (282)
  • Inflammatory acne (196)
  • Teen acne (175)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (138)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (285), Brand buyer (235)

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3.0

I would buy this product again

By Adriana A

from Colorado

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin
  • smells bad

Best Uses

  • Moderate Acne
  • Severe Acne
  • Teen Acne

Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

The product is okay the smell is just really bad but overall does help acne

 
4.0

I'm still iffy on the product

By Anastasia

from Broomfield CO

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

    I love it so far, I'm still testing it out and it seems to be working, I have very sensitive skin and it doesn't irritate it at all, my boyfriend loves it almost as much as I do, it does work quickly for him but for me not so much and I'm completely okay with that because it still works just slowly.

     
    5.0

    Works TOO good!

    By Marie

    from Florida

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

    This product probably works TOO well. DO NOT use on broken skin, it burns and will dry out your skin to the point it's peeling. It did cut down the time on acne, however now I'm trying to heal my face from peeling/cracking.

     
    4.0

    I would recommend this product to a friend

    By Ashleigh

    from Surprise, AZ

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

    I used it as it said, apply and leave over night.

     
    4.0

    Works great!

    By Chelsea

    from Largo, FL

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

      Used at night and blemish was gone in the morning

       
      5.0

      Amazing

      By T

      from New Jersey

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

      I found this product on accident and it is still one of my greatest buys. I have never used a better acne spot treatment and I've been suffering from painful acne for the better part of the past decade, and I've tried it all. This stuff got rid of even my worst breakouts in under a week when before it could take nearly four. My skin hasn't looked this amazing in years. All you have to do is take a small cotton swab and dip it all the way down to the bottom pf the UNSHAKEN bottle to the pink sediment at the bottom and apply to your problem areas. Other products are usually applied with fingers and to large areas--but with this you target ONLY your acne, keeping your whole face from getting dry. I love it!!

       
      2.0

      Not what I was expecting

      By Windy Fernandez

      from Deltona fl

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

          Didn't work at all

           
          5.0

          Pleasantly surprised!

          By TG

          from Alaska

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Smells Great
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Blackheads & Whiteheads

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

            With some of the negative reviews I was concerned this product would not work, but it has significantly shrunk and/or eliminated all the white heads I have applied it to. Anything puffy, red, and inflamed responds great. It is not suitable for use with black heads, those need drawing out, but for a whitehead? The drying, calming action is fantastic.

            And I might be weird, but I LOVE the astringent camphor smell :)

             
            5.0

            Works great

            By Ja

            from Orlando Florida

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Moderate Acne
              • Teen Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

              Works great

               
              5.0

              Works

              By Jessica

              from Milwaukee WI

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Smells Great
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • Moderate Acne
              • Teen Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

              It defnintaly reduces the redness and size of acne used on doesn't make it completely go away, I've used it for 3 days and am loving the results

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              • Q:

                I have used this product and it always seems to rub off in the morning, and not seem effective. I do not understand how others keep the product on their face till morning; any suggestions as to how to keep it on all night?
                Asked on 3/3/2017 by abtrinidad from Miami, Florida

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Drying Lotion is most effective when used on whiteheads. DO NOT SHAKE THE BOTTLE. Before bed (after cleansing and toning), dip a cotton swab into the pink sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Dab directly on the whitehead; do not rub in. Let dry and rinse off in the morning. Do NOT use on broken skin.
                  It is okay if the product rubs off during the night, this will not affect its effectiveness.

                  Answered on 3/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I've read a lot of reviews about this product being used on cystic acne. What product would you recommend for cystic acne?
                Asked on 3/3/2017 by wrxvictoria from Atlanta

                1 answer

              • Q:

                This can use for acne scars ? Does it work ?
                Asked on 2/10/2017 by Chloe D from San Jose, CA

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Is this good for hormonal and swollen acne
                Asked on 1/12/2017 by jess from ct

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Does this work for forehead acne and how fast?
                Asked on 12/25/2016 by isabelsainz18 from Redondo Beach CA

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Does MB have a product for open sores, to help dry them out and heal?
                Asked on 11/28/2016 by Audrey from Illinois

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  MB Drying Lotion should not be used on open or broken skin. Unfortunately, we do not offer a product to heal open sores.

                  Answered on 12/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                It says to "Only apply the pink and not the clear serum".
                How do you only apply the pink or get to the pink, if the pink is on the bottom?
                Asked on 9/9/2016 by MehMomof3 from Oklahoma

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  DO NOT SHAKE THE BOTTLE. Before bed (after cleansing and toning), dip a cotton swab into the pink sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Dab directly on surface blemishes; do not rub in. Let dry and rinse off in the morning. Do NOT use on broken skin.
                  Both the liquid and the sediment are intended to be applied to the skin in combination on the qtip. We are working on updating the directions online.

                  Answered on 9/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Is MB drying lotion has the same usage as MB drying cream?
                Asked on 8/25/2016 by Kae from Los Angeles CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Drying Lotion is for blemishes that have come to the surface - aka whiteheads.
                  Drying Cream is for small under-the-surface bumps.

                  Answered on 8/26/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Will it affect the performance of the product if I have already shook it?
                Asked on 8/11/2016 by Su from Virginia,US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  No, the Drying Lotion will not be affected due to shaking the product. Leave the product on a flat surface and wait for it to settle (you will see the pink sediment on the bottom and the clear liquid on top).

                  Answered on 8/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I have a really bad redness around my nose, would you recommend this for that?
                Asked on 8/8/2016 by Lesles from Hanford, CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The Drying Lotion should only be applied to surface blemishes.

                  Answered on 8/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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