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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 657 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (376)
  • Easy to use (370)
  • Minimizes pores (67)
  • Soothing (57)
  • Absorbs quickly (36)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (90)
  • Bad smell (36)
  • Doesn't work (35)
  • Irritates skin (20)
  • Strong smell (9)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (272)
  • Adult acne (240)
  • Inflammatory acne (165)
  • Teen acne (149)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (123)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (280), Brand buyer (203)

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4.0

Great if you catch them early

By Jasmine

from Parker, CO

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Doesn't work if caught to late

Best Uses

  • Adult Acne
  • Blackheads & Whiteheads
  • Inflammatory Acne

Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

Works great but you have to catch the pimple before it is too late otherwise it just dries out your skin like crazy.

 
4.0

Love this product!

By PattyM

from Poughkeepsie, NY

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Moderate Acne

Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

Smells like Calamine Lotion but works great!

 
5.0

New favorite

By Ekztawas

from Minnetonka, MN

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

    This is possibly the best acne spot treatment I've found. I think it's reasonably priced for the amount of product you receive. It works best on pimples, but not on the deeper, hurtful cystic bumps that I get occasionally. I've applied it to the latter a few days in a row and the bump reduces, but the hurt is still there. I will say the product does wear off during the night because it dries and starts to flake. Assuming by that point the active ingredients have already penetrated the skin.

     
    5.0

    Saved my face

    By Kels

    from Hutchinson mn

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

      Put this on my face after the shower (5pm), then left it on my face throughout the night, my little bumps on my forehead were gone within 2 uses! The only bad thing is, it says leave it on overnight, it dries on, and flakes off. But other all it's the best acne product I've ever had.

       
      2.0

      The smell!

      By Manda

      from KCMO

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Bad smell

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

        I cannot get over the smell. I'm not usually too sensitive to smells but this is so strong and offensive. I'll try it again... but this may be going back to the store.

         
        4.0

        Does wonders!!

        By T Monay

        from Hayward,CA

        Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

        I love this product and the brand. I started using this 2 weeks everyday religiously because I had a really big pimple on my chin and now it's almost gone. I literally shrank it 3 times smaller. I wouldn't say this
        works over night though in which I wish it did.

         
        5.0

        Yes!!

        By ALayne

        from CT

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

          I have moderate adult acne with big once a month flare ups. This stuff has helped me so much. It's the only effective spot treatment I have found that I am not highly allergic to. I put it on at night before bed and when I wake up my face has little to no blemishes on it. It's pretty awesome stuff. Whenever I have a big event coming up, I always make sure I apply this for a few nights in advance to even the slightest hint of a blemish to stop it in its tracks.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Mom

          from Arizona

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

            My teens have tried everything including prescription creams. Which they do work but also dry and irritate the skin. This one minimizes the blemish if not completely over night! Does not over dry the skin. Great for teens and adults!

             
            5.0

            Worth every penny

            By Princesswy

            from Casper wy

            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:

              This little bottle of pink magic, is worth every penny. It will last quite a long time with occasional breakout users. Dries the pimple up without leaving peeling, red skin behind.

               
              4.0

              Works well enough!

              By MaggieT

              from San Mateo, ca

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

                  It doesn't completely make your acne disappear but it does a good job of minimizing it a lot! It does tingle by the second use on your acne. I used it for about 3 nights in a row and it subsided enough for my liking

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                  • Q:

                    Drying lotion can it apply direct on break out n acne , red bumps?
                    Asked on 2/8/2017 by Gov from Singaporean

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Will this help with cystic pimples?
                    Asked on 2/5/2017 by Kay from Indianapolis

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Can this be used with cystic acne, for example on the jawline?
                    Asked on 2/3/2017 by sMell

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    I've always heard that this was a good product for acne.. but I'm seeing that it's actually only for whiteheads. What is a good replacement to use for regular breakouts besides this or the buffering lotion because the buffering one is for cystic acne.
                    Asked on 2/2/2017 by Melanie from Boston Massachusetts

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Different types of blemishes require different spot treatments.
                      Drying Lotion = Whiteheads
                      Buffering Lotion = painful under the surface bumps
                      Drying Cream = small clusters of small under the surface bumps
                      Anti Acne Serum = nightly preventative product for acne prone areas

                      Answered on 2/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Can this be used on rosacea? Someone asked in a previous question but it wasn't answered. Thanks
                    Asked on 1/30/2017 by Lisa from GA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Mario Badescu Drying Lotion should not be used to treat rosacea, but we do recommend its usage for all skin types to target whiteheads. If you do have a whitehead pop up, you can apply the Drying Lotion directly to the whitehead only and leave on overnight. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.

                      Answered on 2/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Can I put drying lotion on a pimple I recently popped?
                    Asked on 1/24/2017 by gretchenwestley from state college, pa

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Next time resist the urge to pop and apply the Drying Lotion instead! We do not recommend using Drying Lotion on skin that is broken or pimples that have been popped.

                      Answered on 1/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    How many times can this product be used??
                    Asked on 1/23/2017 by Tina from Arizona,US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Drying Lotion should only be applied to the white part of the whitehead - so a little goes a long way. The 1oz bottle should last at least a month or more. The actual usage depends on the number of whiteheads you have.

                      Answered on 1/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Does it help with acne scars?
                    Asked on 1/21/2017 by Alexandra from Magnisia

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion is only recommended for active blemishes that have come to the surface and have developed into a whitehead. It is not to be used on acne scars.

                      Answered on 1/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    I accidentally dropped the bottle and some of the pink powder is now mixed in with the liquid can I still use it or do I have to buy another one
                    Asked on 1/19/2017 by Bri

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes you can still use it! Simply set the bottle on a flat surface and allow the product to naturally settle before using.

                      Answered on 1/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    how much salicylic acid is in this product?
                    Asked on 1/14/2017 by molly from Delaware, US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The Salicylic Acid content is 0.49%.

                      Answered on 1/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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