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Mario Badescu

Drying Cream

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Mario BadescuDrying Cream
 
4.2

(based on 51 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (35)
  • Easy to use (32)
  • Good value (21)
  • Lightweight (17)
  • Smells great (3)

Cons

  • Not effective (6)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (22)
  • Oily skin (21)
  • Women (18)
  • Men (11)
  • On-the-go (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (20), Budget shopper (19)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (21), 10 minutes (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By drgran

from Port Jeff, NY

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Men
    • Women

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

    Heals blemishes quickly

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 Minutes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Yes!

    By McFurby

    from St. Louis

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

        I wish I knew how great this product is LONG before I actually bought it. I had spent almost $300 on a Dermalogica system and had depressingly ineffective results after almost a month of use. On a whim and a friend's recommendation I picked up the Mario Badescu drying cream (along with the Kiwi Face Scrub) and in less than ONE week my acne was almost completely gone.

        I don't know that I'd use it as a concealer because it's very white and thick. I only used it overnight and still had fantastic results. Highly recommend! :)

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 1+ Hour
         
        5.0

        Drying that works

        By Mitch

        from Brownsville, tx

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Weekly Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

          This cream works great overnight. Used it on a teen a twenty five year old and a 45 plus, worked for all of us.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes
           
          4.0

          A great concealer to wear under makeup

          By Beth

          from Oklahoma City, OK

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Redness-reducing
          • Smells Great

          Cons

          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin
          • On-the-go
          • Women

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

          I give this 4 stars only because I've never actually noticed any of my blemishes decrease in size or redness after applying this cream and wearing it a full day; that being said, this became a must-have in my daily routine a few months ago when I received a sample of it because of how well it covers blemishes AND covers scars/scabbed areas from popped or fading pimples. I prefer to apply it with a firm Q-tip to leave it slightly wet on my skin (rather than rubbing it in with my finger to fully dry it in place), which makes it easy to apply foundation and set coverage. I intend to buy the full size product now that my sample has run out (it lasted a good 3-4 months for a tiny trial packet). It does have a smell to it (likely due to sulfur as an ingredient) that is noticeable when first applied, but I personally like it.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 1+ Hour
           
          5.0

          Yes i will buy this product again

          By Jia

          from Snellville ga

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                I use every night this product is awesome

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 10 Minutes
                 
                4.0

                It actually works!

                By TS

                from Oh, USA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Night Before Bed
                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                  I tried it out because after 20 years of good skin, I have cystic acne. I don't love the tinted color so I only use it at bedtime. When I wake up there is either no pimple or a noticeably smaller one. It's the best thing I've tried & I've tried too many things to mention. & it's cheaper than everything else!!!

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 10 Minutes
                   
                  5.0

                  Great for all skin types

                  By College girl

                  from Modesto, CA

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Oily Skin
                    • On-the-go
                    • Weekly Use
                    • Women

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                    This is such a great product! I am 22 years old and have been having on and off acne problems since I was 14 years old. I have recently been trying out the Mario Badescu brand & love it! I apply this cream after my makeup removing routine at night. Anywhere that I have small or big pimples or emerging ones...I apply a layer of this cream. I sleep with it on overnight & in the morning, 95% of my acne is gone! I don't rub it into my skin, as it is somewhat of a thick paste. I only use this at night. Sometimes I forget to put it on & I don't have to have perfect skin when going to school. However, when I have to go to a party of wedding, I always make sure to put this on the night before I go to sleep. I have oily & dry skin and this leaves my skin perfect! It doesn't dry me out. It has an "organic" smell to it which I don't mind at all.

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 10 Minutes

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Love this stuff!

                    By GirlyGirl

                    from NC

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Effective
                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Oily Skin
                      • Women

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                      This stuff works! It will get rid of acne bumps faster than anything I've tried. I would have given this 5 stars but I wish there was a travel friendly option... A squeeze tube would be great for on the go or to keep in your purse. Also, this stuff lasts a long time and a tiny bit at the tip of a cotton swab is all you need for each use.

                      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                      • 30 Minutes
                       
                      5.0

                      Works well

                      By icart

                      from Missouri

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective
                      • Good Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • On-the-go

                        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                        Great for use when you start to feel a pimple coming up. When I use this product as I first feel a pimple, the pimple won't grow to the size of my typical ance without the product. It decreases the pain due to the pimple not doubling in size, and it decreases the length of time the pimple is there (which also decreases the pain). It won't keep me from breaking out, even when used consistently, but it decreases pretty much every symptom of my acne, and doesn't dry out my skin. Only need a little bit for each application. Does make your face white when it's on. The smel, lets say, is organic; like with all Mario products, no unnecessary chemicals or things in it, so I don't mind the smell since I know there aren't things added to it just for the scent, plus it works.

                        In short, make sure to use at first sign of acne flare up and it will decrease the size, pain, and duration--at least it does for me.

                        Great to use with other Mario products (I'm obsessed with this brand, almost everything I try of theirs is great on my skin, and makes it feel even better--while also being cost effective and more natural). For acne, I recommend trying the drying mask and drying lotion (used together for a 20 min mask) along with this drying cream.

                        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                        • 10 Minutes
                         
                        4.0

                        I would buy this item again.

                        By mabpta

                        from Harrisburg, PA

                        About Me Brand Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Effective
                        • Good Value
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Oily Skin
                          • Weekly Use
                          • Women

                          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                          Product works great! you can use as light weight concealer and as drying cream. great for oily skin.

                          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                          • 10 Minutes

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                          • Q:

                            Will this help with small bumps and whiteheads that are under the surface that haven't erupted yet?
                            Asked on 4/19/2015 by Kris2005

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Yes, Mario Badescu Drying Cream is an effective treatment to dry up small under the surface bumps and pimples.

                              Answered on 4/20/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Is the drying cream is good for congested and enlarged pores?
                            Asked on 3/11/2015 by Vee from KC, MO

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            Should I use this product before or after I moisturize?
                            Asked on 2/17/2015 by Kristen

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Mario Badescu Drying Cream works best when applied after moisturizer, before make-up.

                              Answered on 2/18/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Can I use this day and night? .... like, twice a day?
                            Asked on 2/9/2015 by gracygalloway from US

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Yes, Drying Cream is safe and effective for twice daily use.

                              Answered on 2/10/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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