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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 508 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (278)
  • Easy to use (268)
  • Minimizes pores (45)
  • Soothing (44)
  • Absorbs quickly (36)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (64)
  • Bad smell (35)
  • Doesn't work (24)
  • Irritates skin (14)
  • Strong smell (6)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (201)
  • Adult acne (177)
  • Inflammatory acne (126)
  • Teen acne (108)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (95)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (222), Brand buyer (155)

Reviewed by 508 customers

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5.0

3rd bottle purchasing and I don't think I'll ever stop

By Elly

from Dallas Tx

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

    The only product that has severely helped w any acne! Don't use every night but when I have a pimple I put this on at night and it's gone by the morning. 10/10 would recommend

     
    5.0

    Love this!

    By K

    from Florida

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Minimizes Pores
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Funny odor

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

    It will dry out a breakout overnight.

     
    5.0

    Loved this product!

    By Mel

    from South Texas

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Inflammatory Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

      I saw a friend use this product on snapchat. I decided to give it a try and it worked. At first the smell was kind of strong but eventually you get used to it. It minimized and dried up my pimples.

       
      5.0

      I love it

      By Bernadette J

      from El Paso, TX

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

        I'm in love with this stuff. It actually works! I don't see myself without it.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        terrible

        By jg

        from mcallen

        Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

        none of these products worked my face got worse

         
        5.0

        Great product.

        By Jen

        from Kentwood, MI

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Moderate Acne
          • Teen Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

          I bought this for my teenage son, he used it and I could see a difference in his acne the next day! I have used the Mario B line in the past and they never let me down.

           
          5.0

          Worked like a charm!

          By Glam and Geek

          from Kansas City MO

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Inflammatory Acne
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

            Bought this to use before a wedding. Completely dried out the pimple so that pictures turned out great.

             
            5.0

            Effective!

            By Mulala

            from Grand Rapids, MI

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Soothing
            • 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 is really good for decreasing healing time of any bumps on your face. You use a cotton swab to get the settled product at bottom of bottle and dab on the pimples overnight. Even better is if you feel the bump underneath the skin before it comes up and start using for me 8/10 the bump never showed up to the surface of my skin!❤️❤️

             
            5.0

            Magic in a bottle!

            By Steph

            from Corona, CA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Hydrates Skin
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

              I love this drying lotion! It honestly is my secret weapon. Whenever I feel like a little pest is about to pop up on my face I just do a spot treatment at night and in the morning I wake up with no appearance of a new pimple forming, it's amazing!

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would not be without this product; it is that good!

              By None

              from Boston MA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

                I use this product as soon as I see/feel a blemish forming. It can be used under make-up as well as on clean skin.

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                • Q:

                  Are you supposed to let the clear liquid and pink sediment separate or should it be shaken to mix well before applying?
                  Asked on 9/18/2016 by Wen-chan from Michigan

                  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 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 9/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  How many times should I use this?
                  Asked on 9/8/2016 by Kay from Florida, US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This should be used nightly on blemishes that have come to the surface. You should only use this as a spot treatment while the problem exists.

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

                  I am 38 years old and recently been dealing with subclinical acne on my forehead. The rest of my skin is pretty clear. Which product would you recommend for me to try out since I have never used Mario Badescu products before?
                  Asked on 9/1/2016 by Analso

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Once the pink sediment is "used up", does the remaining liquid have any use? I mean, I'm sure it isn't as effective as the pink part, but can it be used rather than wasted or is it literally useless?
                  Asked on 8/29/2016 by BurnBlisterPeel from CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The Drying Lotion performs at its best when both the pink sediment and clear liquid are used together. When either one of these runs out - its time to buy a new bottle.

                    Answered on 9/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Is it safe to wax your eyebrows while using this product?
                  Asked on 8/6/2016 by GraceBeauty

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    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.

                    Answered on 8/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Will this work on reducing the size of a pimple that hasn't formed a whitehead yet?
                  Asked on 8/5/2016 by Tammi from San Jose, CA

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  what are the percentages of Sulfur, Zinc Oxide and Salicylic Acid ?
                  Asked on 7/25/2016 by Tu Quyen from HCM,VN

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion has a sulfur content of slightly less than 3%, a Salicylic Acid acid content below 0.5%, and a Zinc Oxide content of 1%.

                    Answered on 7/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  If I pop a pimple and put the treatment on after will it still dry out and reduce the pimple?
                  Asked on 7/16/2016 by Clarissa from WI

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Resist the urge to pop! Our Drying Lotion should not be applied on broken skin - aka pimples that have popped. Rather, before bed (after cleansing and toning) dip a cotton swab into the pink sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Apply a dab of this lotion directly on the whitehead. Do not rub in. Let it dry and rinse off in the morning.

                    Answered on 7/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Can you put the Mario Badescu drying lotion on your scars, pimples and whiteheads?
                  Asked on 6/13/2016 by Dreams88

                  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.

                    Answered on 6/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Can I use mario badescu lotion for acne I have some acne on my skin?
                  Asked on 6/10/2016 by tanna from Bangladesh

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our effective Drying Lotion helps dry out surface blemishes and balance oil in the skin. Contains natural ingredients to help draw impurities from the skin.

                    Answered on 6/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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