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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 661 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (377)
  • Easy to use (372)
  • 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 (273)
  • Adult acne (242)
  • Inflammatory acne (166)
  • Teen acne (150)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (123)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (280), Brand buyer (203)

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3.0

Don't see much difference

By Acneface

from Los angeles

Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

I don't know if I am trying to convince myself that this works, but I definitely don't see the size of my pimples decrease and even after three days of use, I still see the same red acne on my face... not sure if this just doesnt do well with my skin

 
5.0

I am OBSESSED

By Lauren

from US

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:

    I cannot rave about this product enough! It has honestly become my favorite skincare product and I constantly use it!!! I have had acne for so long and constantly have pimples popping up all over my face and I have tried soooo many different things but none have been even close to as effective and fast working as I find this. I will definitely repurchase this many more times!!!

     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By jackie

    from Keizer Oregon

    Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

    This product is a life savior! I break out all the time and i can count on this to help reduce my pimple by overnight.

     
    4.0

    Don't shake

    By Saraaaaa

    from Visalia, ca

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Inflammatory Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

      I've been recently breaking out along my chin line due to hormones. I looked up products that help and it was this of the buffing lotion (made by the same person) I looked up reviews and went with this one. And I'm very glad I did!

       
      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.

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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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