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Mario Badescu

Drying Cream

Item #: 2209806

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Mario BadescuDrying Cream
 
4.0

(based on 26 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Effective (15)
  • Good value (11)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (10)
  • Oily skin (8)
  • Women (8)
  • Men (6)
  • Acne (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (10), Brand buyer (7)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (10), 10 minutes (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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1.0

Smells awful!

By Brownkel

from Indianapolis

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

        I was so excited to try the Drying Mask because I love MB products, but the smell was unbearable. I have tried countless masks and this was by far the worst. Basically your face smells like a stale ash tray mixed with furniture polish..don't do it!

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes
         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Toni

        from Passaic, NJ

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth Leaves Skin Softer

        Cons

        • Smells A Bit Like Sulfur

        Best Uses

        • Before bed
        • Daily Use
        • Men
        • Oily Skin
        • On-the-go
        • Weekly Use
        • Women

        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

        get clearer skin without overdrying it

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes
         
        4.0

        Good, control the oil

        By JY

        from Fremont, CA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

          It is an good product. Controls the oil and can be use a a skin lightener.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great product

          By klyno724

          from Washington, PA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Works Well

          Cons

          • Smells Like Sulfur

          Best Uses

          • Acne
          • Daily Use
          • Men
          • Oily Skin
          • Women

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

          This is the only product I have tried that actually does what it's supposed to. Dries up pimples practically overnight. Best my skin has looked since developing acne in my teens. The smell takes some getting used to but it works wonders.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          wonderful product

          By KB

          from Iowa

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

          I have had acne since I was about 12. It gets worse at time and clears up sometimes...but there are ALWAYS active breakouts. I take very good care of my skin and only put products on it that I feel make a difference. My skin has been in a major breakout phase for about 7 months now, and in the last week and a half I've had the drying cream it has cleared up tremendously. I don't really even notice the smell, it's not overwhelming or anything. Make sure to put a generous amount on, but don't glob it on otherwise it will dry your skin out. I cannot recommend the product enough!

           
          5.0

          Love it!!

          By Pita

          from Bluffton, SC

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value
          • Work Fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne
            • Men
            • Women

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            This product is amazing! It is easy to use and makes a huge difference overnight. If you have issues with random breakouts this product will most defiantly help. I use it at night by covering all my problem areas and go to sleep. I know the directions say rub it in but i usually do not and use it as a mask. In the morning the spots are usually gone or diminished greatly depending on how bad the area was. Just keep in mind it takes time for your skin to heal itself so do not get discouraged if it is not gone right away. stick with a good routine and let the product do its job.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Could not get over the smell

            By Your Friend

            from Salt Lake City, UT

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Bad smell
            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

              I am not a fan of the drying cream, which is a bummer because I love MB! I just could not get past the smell. Which is saying a lot since I use the drying mask 3x weekly. The cream smells so strong and lasts all day. I dotted it on bad spots and kept it overnight. I rinsed my face in the morning, absolutely no change in my blemishes, and I am still left with that stink! And because I slept with it on my face, I ruined my pillowcase. It's been through the wash 3x (with bleach!) now and it still smells just as strong. The smell is that strong and that bad. In the end, the results are not worth the stink.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Didnt work for me ...

              By ALEX

              from lake elsinore ca

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Complicated To Use
                • Not Effective
                • Real Thick
                • Real Think
                • Smell Lingers
                • SMELLS BAD

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                  I reallly really wanted this product to work. let me start by saying that I am 25 and I have acne prone skin and I have very oily skin, in my T zone especially. I HAVE TRIED MANNNNYY products and was hoping this one would finally be it. I tried getting the acne kit and the drying cream came along with it. I placed a very small amount on a pimple i felt coming out and left only for about ten min. It says to leave for about 20 min. As soon as i washed it off my skin was so DRY it was literally peeling off :( i had to moisturize at least 3x a day for about a week and a half for my skin to return to its normal texture without any peeling or dryness. its too strong and the smells lingers so bad. i put it on one of my boyfriends pimples and even he said it smelled like his face was burning off. Hope it works for anyone else. suggest you by a smaller portion and trying it before commiting to a larger one. goodluck

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This stuff is magic

                  By Bekahgirlie

                  from Delray Beach, Fl

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                      This stuff is the most effective spot acne treatment that my husband and I have ever tried. It's so great that we seriously call it "magic juice". Put it on as a spot treatment at night and it is waaayyy better the next day! I have tried the buffering lotion from Mario Badescu as well, and it hardly seems to work in comparison. It's so necessary to us keeping those occasional breakouts under control that we ran out before taking a trip recently, and had to track down an ulta while we were gone because we couldn't go another day without it. Definitely call the store before going to get this though, because it is very often out of stock. I guess that makes sense, since it's a HG product. It really bums me out though, that it contains propylene glycol since I am trying to go as clean and non-toxic as possible for my beauty products and I would hate to stop using this.

                      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                      • 30 Minutes
                       
                      5.0

                      Skin Saver

                      By Taylor

                      from Austin Texas

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective
                      • Good Value
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Bad smell

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne prone skin
                      • Cystic Acne
                      • Daily Use
                      • Hormonal Acne
                      • Men
                      • Oily Skin
                      • Women

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                      As is the case with many acne sufferers, I was skeptical to try yet another product promising to deliver clearer skin. However, I can honestly say this is the best $17.00 I've ever spent on my skin. A little bit goes a long way. Works on small bumps, white heads, and even the big cystic under the skin zits. My skin looks and feels amazing. So happy I found and tried this product. Will be a life-long user.

                      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                      • 30 Minutes

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