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Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion

Mario Badescu

Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion

1.0 oz Item 2209807

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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 the whitehead; do not rub in. Let dry and rinse off in the morning.

Precautions: Do not use on broken skin. Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
Isopropyl Alcohol, Aqua (Water, Eau), Calamine, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Sulfur, Camphor, Talc, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid.

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4.3

(based on 879 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (533)
  • Effective (532)
  • Minimizes pores (90)
  • Soothing (78)
  • Absorbs quickly (36)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (137)
  • Doesn't work (71)
  • Irritates skin (37)
  • Bad smell (36)
  • Strong smell (12)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (391)
  • Adult acne (336)
  • Inflammatory acne (242)
  • Teen acne (220)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (174)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (380), Brand buyer (274)

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2.0

Frustrated & Disappointed

By Sarah P.

from Texas

Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

I got this based on the reviews and I wanted to love it so bad but unfortunately it didn't work on my stubborn cystic acne prone skin. I gave it "points" for reducing the pimple size but it took about 3-4 days for one particular pimple to barely somewhat go away.

 
2.0

Frustrated & Disappointed

By Sarah P.

from Texas

Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

I got this based on the reviews and I wanted to love it so bad but unfortunately it didn't work on my stubborn cystic acne prone skin. I gave it "points" for reducing the pimple size but it took about 3-4 days for one particular pimple to barely somewhat go away.

 
1.0

I would not buy this product again.

By Jm

from Oklahoma

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

    • Teen Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

    Does not work

     
    5.0

    Really works!

    By Misty

    from Kansas City

    Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

    This stuff really works! My teenage son was having bad breakouts & we saw immediate results with this. The smell is potent, but it's still worth it.

     
    1.0

    Did not work for me

    By Sara AC

    from Albuquerque, NM

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Ineffective
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

      I bought this because my acne spot treatment hasn't been as effective lately (I use Clean & Clear spot treatment) so I was looking for something new. I don't have severe acne but usually break out a bit when I'm stressed. Everywhere I looked pointed to this product as a holy grail but unfortunately it did not work for me. It smells strong, stings when I use it and ultimately my pimple did not even shrink one bit.

       
      5.0

      Wish i had found sooner

      By Carly

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

        There is probably some DIY cheaper version of this, but at 17ish dollars, it will probably last you more than a year. It actually works. No other spot treatment has ever worked for me. Will continue to buy. Works on my adult hormonal acne monsters. I have clear skin otherwise.

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By Zhane

        from Oxford,MS

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Blackheads & Whiteheads
          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

          I put this on all the pimples I have at night, and I definitely wake up to less acne.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This product is amazing

          By Madi

          from San Antonio, Texas

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

            This stuff is amazing! all you have to do is get a q-tip and dip it into the solution and put it on your problem area over night and bam it's pretty much either smaller or gone the next morning! I would recommend this to anyone!

             
            5.0

            Definitely a must

            By Xzaviers.mommy

            from Rpaid City, SD

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Severe Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

              This is definitely a must in my skincare routine. Normally a budget buyer. But I heard great reviews on this, and had to buy it. It definitely works for me. I have seen a difference in my acne when using this over night. I'm so glad it works for me!

               
              5.0

              A life-saver for oily skin

              By Autumnfrore

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Severe Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

              This product is great for blemishes or oily patches/pimples. It definitely dries out your skin (so I use it as a spot-treatment for acne) and it will burn if you have torn skin on the spot (if you have a scab or popped a pimple). This stops zits in their tracks.

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              • Q:

                What is the difference between the plastic bottle drying lotion and the glass bottle drying lotion? and which is more recommended/ works better, if there is a significant difference?
                Asked on 8/12/2017 by Nadia from San Antonio, TX

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  There is no difference in the product or sizing. We offer the plastic bottle for those that frequently travel!

                  Answered on 8/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                what do i do if the liquid on top of the drying lotion is running out?
                Asked on 7/27/2017 by sam from chicago

                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 7/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Ive been taking teenage son to dermatologist for well over year without much improvement. Theyve changed products multiple times and just not seeing results we expect. Doing my own investigating of products and came across yours but i have a drawer full of money wasted. So if i was to purchase one product to try im thinking drying lotion. What would you suggest?
                Asked on 7/20/2017 by Mom of a teen from Harison twp, michigan

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Depending on your son's breakouts the Drying Lotion would be a great option. This can be used overnight after cleansing, toning and moisturizing to spot treat whiteheads. If you are looking to invest in our line, I would suggest starting with our Acne Starter Regimen Kit. This contains all necessary products to help reduce and prevent breakouts.
                  http://www.ulta.com/acne-starter-regimen-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200813

                  Answered on 7/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • 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

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