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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.
Before bed, after cleansing, toning and moisturizing apply a dab of lotion directly on the whitehead using a cotton swab. Do not rub in. Let it dry and rinse off in the morning. DO NOT shake the bottle and apply only the pink sediment on the 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
 
4.4

(based on 372 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (230)
  • Easy to use (217)
  • Minimizes pores (39)
  • Soothing (37)
  • Absorbs quickly (15)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (48)
  • Doesn't work (17)
  • Bad smell (11)
  • Irritates skin (8)
  • Bleaches fabric (4)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (163)
  • Moderate acne (163)
  • Inflammatory acne (104)
  • Teen acne (83)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (79)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (149), Brand buyer (145)

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4.0

Really good product

By Bianca

from San Jose

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

    Besides the smell the product works extremely well

     
    5.0

    Holy grail

    By Cy

    from St Louis, Mo

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Hydrates Skin
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Soothing
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

      For pimples

       
      5.0

      Overnight Success

      By prunajl

      from winston-salem

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

        Effective!

         
        5.0

        I will buy over and over again.

        By CV

        from Miami, FL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

          My cousin first told me about this product. I decided to buy it and I'm far from disappointed. This product dries up my acne like no other product ever has. I've gone through at least 3 bottles and will keep buying.

           
          2.0

          Haven't noticed a difference

          By Emily

          from Portland, OR

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

            I read many reviews on this product..most of which were positive. I was going back and forth whether getting this product or the Tarte maracujia oil (which I've used before and loved). However, I decided to buy something different and that was a mistake. Have been using nightly for almost a week and haven't seen a difference in my red spots or small blemishes. I will use until gone, but most likely will not purchase if I don't see an improvement.

             
            4.0

            Great purchase!

            By Allison Marie

            from Indianapolis, Indiana

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Moderate Acne
            • Teen Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

            I use a qtip and dip it into the pink solution. Please apply only to problem areas or it will dry out your skin! I really like this product. I'm 20 years old and usually have one or two pesky white heads that don't seem to ever go away. This product will almost always dry the pimples out overnight. Make sure to moisturize though because it does dry out the spot where you apply product on. I always try and get it directly on the acne and not the skin around it. I like this more than any spot acne treatment out there!!

             
            5.0

            Perfect for overnight use

            By Ashley H

            from Detroit, Michigan

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Severe Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

              Amazing product. Loved it so much that I bought almost the rest of the skincare!

               
              5.0

              This is the holy grail!

              By Jackie o

              from Northridge ca

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Blackheads & Whiteheads

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

                Dip cotton swab all the way into the bottom pink layer & put on as needed

                 
                1.0

                Overrated

                By vAnNy_tEe

                from KY, USA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

                I have high expectations on this one because of all the good things Ive heard about . Dissappointed , I returned it ! Its overrated ! Its no better than my trusted Neosporene whenever I see a break out coming

                 
                5.0

                Love it

                By Kari

                from Gadsden Alabama

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

                Best thing to happen to my random breakouts ever.

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                • Q:

                  When does this product expire? Like how long should I keep it before I get a new one?
                  Asked on 7/1/2016 by Jenna from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Drying Lotion does not have an expiration date, rather it has a PAO of 24 months. This means that the product is good for a period of 24 months after the point of opening. Otherwise, we suggest you purchase a new bottle whenever either the liquid or pink powder runs out.

                    Answered on 7/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  if your already using an acne cleanser, is it ok to use this as well? I know some products say to use one acne treatment at a time.
                  Asked on 5/25/2016 by sammie

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes - Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion is a spot treatment only. You can incorporate it into your skin care routine by only applying to whiteheads that may pop up.

                    Answered on 5/26/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Can you apply it to a normal, red pimple?
                  Asked on 2/2/2016 by John

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, that is what it is for! :-) Before bed, after cleansing, toning and moisturizing apply a dab of lotion directly on the blemish using a cotton swab. Do not rub in. Let it dry and rinse off in the morning. We do not recommend using it on open acne sores.

                    Answered on 2/5/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Should this only be used on one blemish? Or can you spread it around on an entire problem area?
                  Asked on 1/15/2016 by meg from orlando, us

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Drying Lotion is a spot treatment to be applied directly to the blemish. Before bed, after cleansing, toning and moisturizing apply a dab of lotion directly on the whitehead using a cotton swab. Do not rub in. Let it dry and rinse off in the morning. DO NOT shake the bottle and apply only the pink sediment on the skin.

                    Answered on 1/19/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Does this product have a seal?
                  Asked on 1/3/2016 by Eunice

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Mario Badescu Drying Lotion does not contain an inner seal.

                    Answered on 1/7/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Does this product contain sulphur?
                  Asked on 10/17/2015 by Tee from Baltimore, MD

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, it does. The full ingredients are listed below for easy reference.

                    Isopropyl Alcohol, Aqua (Water,Eau), Calamine, Camphor, Sulfur, Resorcinol, Salicylic Acid, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Talc, Glycerin.

                    Answered on 10/20/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  Does this product help take away dark marks from previous breakouts?
                  Asked on 9/7/2015 by beautylover from sandusky, ohio

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Is it going to ruin this product if it gets mixed during travel?
                  Asked on 8/26/2015 by Magnifique Maddis

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    No - once you reach your destination, set the Drying Lotion upright on an even surface such as your bathroom counter and allow the pink sediment to separate and settle.

                    Answered on 8/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  What is the clear liquid in the bottle for if I can't put it on my face? Does this mean the drying lotion only has a few uses instead of a whole bottle of uses?
                  Asked on 8/8/2015 by Makeme Up from Toledo, OH

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Mario Badescu recommends that you dip a cotton swab directly into the pink sediment on the bottle of the bottle and pull up slowly. This method will give you the ideal balance of pink sediment and liquid to apply directly to the blemish. Depending on your usage and number of problem areas, this bottle should last at least a month.

                    Answered on 8/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  Is there any significant difference in the actual product between the MB drying lotion in the glass bottle versus the plastic bottle?
                  Asked on 6/5/2015 by Z from Riverside, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    There is no difference in formula. The plastic bottle works better for travel!

                    Answered on 6/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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