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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 916 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (562)
  • Effective (561)
  • Minimizes pores (98)
  • Soothing (81)
  • Absorbs quickly (36)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (146)
  • Doesn't work (74)
  • Irritates skin (40)
  • Bad smell (37)
  • Strong smell (12)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (408)
  • Adult acne (347)
  • Inflammatory acne (251)
  • Teen acne (233)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (185)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (397), Brand buyer (287)

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5.0

This product really worked.

By Mrs. M

from New Jersey

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Soothing
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Inflammatory Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

    I don't breakout often but this time when I did I decided to use this product that I had heard about.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Causing irritation and red spots

    By Dee

    from CT

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Dark spots
    • Dries Out Skin
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Blackheads & Whiteheads

    Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

    This product works on my acne sometimes, but I found that it dries it out a lot and leaves it extremely red and irritated. It makes my face look worse than it was before. I would say this is good for an overnight pimple or two but not multiple and would not use every night.

     
    5.0

    This product is amazing!

    By Kiley

    from Texas

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Moderate Acne
      • Teen Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

      You just get a q-tip, dab it in and put it on your acne and after using it 2-3 times a week your acne disappears!! I used this for 3 months and had absolutely NO acne. After i ran out i began getting pimples and didn't have the drying lotion to help so they never went away. This stuff is a miracle worker!

       
      5.0

      Best spot treatment on the market

      By Aalexan2

      from Colorado Springs

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Will ruin your finger nail polish

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

      I've tried many spot treatments, none that worked as well as this. Glad I purchased the plastic bottle rather than the glass bottle again because it is short enough where a q-tip can actually touch the product when it's running low. It will flake off if touched so put it on and leave it alone. Will burn but tome that means it is effective. Wont get rid of blemishes completely but will reduce the size and some of the redness and for that I am grateful!

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Lex

      from Denver Co

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Severe Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

      This product is worth the price. You do have to use it a few times but I see results after the first use.

       
      4.0

      Works great, smells bad

      By Kaleigh

      from Maysville, Kentucky

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Bad smell
      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Moderate Acne
      • Teen Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

      Works really well for drying out pimples and making them less visible overnight. However, it smells really badly. Almost like B.O. the smell isn't bad enough to make me stop using it, but it is quite unpleasant...

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Sensitive skin buyers beware

      By Jules

      from Lewisville, TX

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

          I am 42 & suffer from adult acne. This product burned so bad it felt as if it were close to being a chemical burn. It may be great for others but I thought it was awful.

           
          1.0

          Not worth buying

          By Nesse

          from Hiram

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

            This product was hyped up. It did not work at all for me.

             
            4.0

            dries pimples after 2 days, shrinks them the first!

            By America

            from phoenix, arizona

            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:

              apply on pimples

               
              4.0

              It cleared my skin

              By Alina S

              from Detroit, MI

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

              This completely cleared my skin!! I always apply this every night after my skincare routine, and it gets rid of my pimples overnight, or af the very least reduces them severely. I use daily to get a cystic acne pimple once in a while, and within 2-3 days this helped clear it up completely. Definitely worth the money!! It saves my skin.

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              • Q:

                What is the difference between this and the acne facial wash? Which one should I use to help get rid of acne quickly?
                Asked on 11/26/2017 by Meghan from undisclosed

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Drying Lotion is a spot treatment that is designed especially for whiteheads or breakouts with a white pus filled center.
                  To help reduce and prevent breakouts our Acne Facial Cleanser can be used. This is a daily cleanser suitable for combination to oily skin types that contains Salicylic Acid to deep clean and a soothing blend of botanical extracts to help improve the look of troubled skin.

                  Answered on 11/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Does this product bleach? I've had overnight products bleach my sheets and wanted to know if I should be careful with this product doing the same.
                Asked on 10/30/2017 by B from East Coast, USA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  This product should not bleach fabrics. We do suggest letting the product fully dry before going to bed.

                  Answered on 10/31/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                how many times a week can i use this product?
                Asked on 10/23/2017 by aly from Chicago,us

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The Drying Lotion can be used nightly, after cleansing, toning and moisturizing for the duration of the breakout.

                  Answered on 10/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I just found out salicylic acid helps close enlarged pores. Since the drying lotion has salicylic acid, can I put it on my enlarged pores?
                Asked on 8/27/2017 by DJ from undisclosed

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The Drying Lotion is not recommended to help reduce the appearance of pores. The Drying Lotion should be used to spot treat whiteheads. Our Acne Facial Cleanser would be a great option as your daily cleanser if you have combination to oily skin - this contains salicylic acid to help reduce congestion and acne. http://www.ulta.com/acne-facial-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200757

                  Answered on 8/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • 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
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