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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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Mario BadescuPlastic Bottle Drying Lotion
 
4.4

(based on 810 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (487)
  • Easy to use (479)
  • Minimizes pores (80)
  • Soothing (69)
  • Absorbs quickly (36)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (121)
  • Doesn't work (59)
  • Bad smell (36)
  • Irritates skin (32)
  • Strong smell (12)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (359)
  • Adult acne (303)
  • Inflammatory acne (217)
  • Teen acne (199)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (154)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (350), Brand buyer (251)

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5.0

Long time favorite for a reason

By Choosy Lover

from Washington DC

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

    I use this whenever I have a breakout. So happy it comes in plastic now. This is definitely a go to for when you have a breakout

     
    5.0

    Definitely heals breakouts fast

    By Leeann

    from Santa Fe, NM

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

      On small pimples it dries them out overnight. On more inflamed pimples it takes longer but does help with the inflammation. I would definitely buy this item again.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I Love This Product! But Smells Bad!

      By Bri

      from Montana

      Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

      It worked wonders on my acne, and oily areas on my face! But the reason I gave this product a four star rating is because of the smell! It smells HORRIBLE! A really bad, STRONG chemical smell. I could even taste IT when I tried to breathe through my mouth. So if smell is a main priority, I suggest not getting this.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good but not in the way I had anticipated

      By Jennifer

      from Idaho

      Pros

      • Minimizes Pores
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

        I thought the primary function of this was to minimize zits overnight. This didn't do that for me, as I would see little to no change in my zit spot-treatments using this product. HOWEVER, it TRULY does minimize pores if that's something you're looking for!! I struggle with larger pores on my nostril areas + have been using Biore strips weekly for years. However, they have shrunk significantly within a week of applying the pink sediment in a thin layer nightly! I know apply it nightly over any areas of my face with larger pores (inner cheeks + chin) & my complexion is looking smoother + prettier!

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Useful but very drying

        By Solana

        from Twin Falls, ID

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

        I have used the product a couple nights and it does get rid of acne, but extensively dries out a large surrounding area as well.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this so much

        By Taylor

        from Westerville, OH

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Moderate Acne
          • Teen Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

          Used for 3 days and my acne is gone . Love it

           
          5.0

          Great product!

          By Gina

          from Compton, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Teen Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

            I use it at night before bed and they usually clear up by morning.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome product!

            By Nikitn

            from Norwood, MA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

              The seller recommended me this product when my face has a lot of inflammatory pimples with pus. I use the Q-tips and cover the pimples after my nightly regimen. the next morning, the redness, the bumps, etc are gone! It doesn't disappear right away but, it will disappear at least by 70-85 percent-- making it practically invisible. It's cheaper than most popular brands due to the packaging. The company is more focused on the product and how effective it is rather than the design!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Sooooo good

              By Kris10

              from Clovis ca

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Inflammatory Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

                Very effective, dries out pimples without leaving skin dry

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing

                By Dee

                from Vacaville

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Moderate Acne
                  • Severe Acne

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

                  I've never heard about this product until one of the Mario lady's showed it to me. One works AMAZING

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                  • Q:

                    Can this be used in conjunction with a retinoid cream at night?
                    Asked on 5/25/2017 by coll from Philadelphia

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is a spot treatment to help dry out a blemish. It should be used alone as a spot treatment directly applied to the affected area.

                      Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Is there anything i can use for neck discoloration? Or scars from pimples on my back?
                    Asked on 5/18/2017 by Marisol from Texas

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Can this product be used for acne scars and blemishes ?
                    Asked on 5/9/2017 by Beauty

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The Drying Lotion is an effective spot treatment for whiteheads. This product should not be used on acne scars. To help reduce the appearance of discoloration from acne scars our Whitening Mask can be used. http://www.ulta.com/whitening-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200747

                      Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Does this product work for body acne as well?
                    Asked on 5/7/2017 by Ray

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      You can use your Drying Lotion to target surface blemishes on the back, chest, and neck.

                      Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Can you use this on pimples as well?
                    Asked on 5/1/2017 by CapricornLove

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Drying Lotion should be applied to whiteheads only.

                      Answered on 5/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    What product is good to use on small bumps?
                    Asked on 5/1/2017 by Marie

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Will this product work on under skin acne, or skin colored bumps? I have been trying everything to treat the small under skin break outs I have but nothing works. I use this product when acne has broken the skin but will it help the other acne?
                    Asked on 4/25/2017 by strawbuml from NewYork US

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    does this help milia?
                    Asked on 4/23/2017 by Sad with Bad Skin from Atlanta

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Drying Lotion is designed to be applied to whiteheads only.

                      Answered on 4/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Can I use this
                    If I have oily skin ?
                    Asked on 4/9/2017 by Julissa from Fort Worth Tx

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes! Our Drying Lotion can be used on all skin types and is an excellent product to spot treat whiteheads.

                      Answered on 4/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Do i use moisturizer before or after the drying lotion ?
                    Asked on 4/7/2017 by yazmin from Texas. US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The Drying Lotion should be applied after cleansing, toning and moisturizing as your last step in your skin care routine.

                      Answered on 4/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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