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Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion

Mario Badescu

Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion

Item #: 2209807 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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4.4

(based on 620 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (351)
  • Easy to use (345)
  • Minimizes pores (62)
  • Soothing (52)
  • Absorbs quickly (36)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (86)
  • Bad smell (35)
  • Doesn't work (34)
  • Irritates skin (19)
  • Strong smell (6)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (255)
  • Adult acne (221)
  • Inflammatory acne (155)
  • Teen acne (142)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (116)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (264), Brand buyer (191)

Reviewed by 620 customers

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2.0

Not again

By Hannah

from Boston

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin
  • Ineffective

Best Uses

  • Moderate Acne
  • Teen Acne

Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

Doesn't work for me

 
1.0

Not for me

By Kayla

from Laurel, MD

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin
  • Ineffective

Best Uses

    Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

    Hasn't worked well for me. I noticed a pimple starting yesterday, I put this on and it's bigger today. I had high expectations for this product but I know not everything works the same for everyone. On to the next!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Works great!!

    By Barb

    from Fairview il

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Smell

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

    Works well on little pimples, on larger pimples It may take two days.

     
    5.0

    Awesome!

    By Beth

    from Fort Worth, Texas

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

        Works just as described and super fast!!

         
        5.0

        I love this products so much! I can't live without it!

        By Ky Ky

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Minimizes Pores
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

        This product works amazingly! It may dry out the skin, but it is called drying lotion for a reason. One little dab on a whitehead, and it is gone the next morning! It shrinks everything out so quickly and I'm so happy I found a product that can do this for me since I have an acne problem. I recommended to other friends and they are showing great results too! This product is a lifesaver!

         
        2.0

        Another disappointment

        By d27

        from NYC

        Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

        I've tried multiple acne lotions and treatments and basically nothing has work. The only thing that this one did was letting my cysts come to the surface, but it did not make it dissapear at all

         
        5.0

        This stuff really works

        By Melissa

        from VA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Blackheads & Whiteheads
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

            This really works. The make-up artist who did my make up for my wedding recommended it for me. If I have a pimple that shows up during the day, I put this on at night and wake up to pimple being much less red and a lot smaller, almost gone. Just do not shake!!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this product! Highly recommended it!

            By OC Beach Girl

            from Linthicum MD

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

              I have been using this product for nearly 20 years after visiting the Mario Badescu spa in NYC. It is very effective and literally shrinks the acne spot overnight. When my daughters experienced acne during their teen years, I gave them each a bottle. They love this stuff too! It really works!

               
              1.0

              Sucks

              By Faith

              from Ohio

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

              Awful I had an big pimple on my chin, woke up the next day still there. Tried it the following night, still there. The 3rd night I put my tea tree oil on it, gone. This stuff does not work for me personally, kinda disappointed I wanted a good spot treatment....

               
              3.0

              it's okay

              By anna

              from Tennessee

              Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

              I had high hopes for this product bc of all the rave. It honestly isn't strong enough for me personally. It also tends to flake off a lot. I'm going to keep using it but I'm going to find another "on the spot" regimen for pimples.

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              64 Questions | 64 Answers
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              • Q:

                Can I use this product on blackheads?
                Asked on 1/7/2017 by Miranda from US

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I have rosacea and oily,sensitive skin will this product irritate my skin or be ineffective on my skin?
                Asked on 1/5/2017 by Jessica

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Drying Lotion is recommended for use on all skin types and should only be applied sparingly to 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.

                  Answered on 1/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                What's the difference between the plastic and glass bottle drying lotions?
                Asked on 12/29/2016 by Anita from Florida

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The product is the same. We offer it in a plastic bottle so it is travel friendly.

                  Answered on 12/30/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I have pimples which is very painful and after some days the pimples changes to zits.. will this drying lotion work ?
                Asked on 12/25/2016 by Suzy from Fujairah,UAE

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I have whiteheads that come up under my arms(arm pit area), which would be the best product for my problem?
                Asked on 12/12/2016 by Britt from Knoxville Tennessee

                1 answer

              • Q:

                What is the percentage of salicylic acid in this? In the past I've had a severe reaction to 2% salicylic acid toner and I cannot use anything over 0.5%.
                Asked on 12/10/2016 by kboggs48 from Chicago, Illinois

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The Salicylic Acid content is 0.49%.

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

                What is the percentage of sulfur in this product? I've found a similar product and I am curious about the difference.
                Asked on 11/30/2016 by Alena from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The sulfur is 2.99%. The secret to this award winning product is the combination of ingredients.

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

                Is this supposed to be so watery and liquidy? Mine came like water, I thought it was a lotion/cream
                Asked on 11/30/2016 by d27 from NY

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  It is intended to have a liquid on top and a pink sediment on the bottom.
                  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.

                  Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.

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

                What is the difference between the glass bottle and the plastic bottle?
                Asked on 11/16/2016 by Beauty Beginner from Gadsden,Alabama

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The product is the same. We offer it in a plastic bottle so it is travel friendly.

                  Answered on 11/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I just bought this to use for spot treatments and I've heard good things so I'm hoping it works! Do you have have reccomendations from this brand for blackheads on the nose ?
                Asked on 11/9/2016 by CoriJayne

                1 answer

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