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Mario Badescu Drying Cream

Mario Badescu

Drying Cream

Item #: 2209806 Size: 0.5 oz

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Acne cream that conceals! Drying Cream is an effective treatment to dry up small under the surface bumps and pimples. Just a few dabs smoothed on the erupted areas prevent pimples from getting larger and spreading out of control. Aloe rich cream conceals and heals erupted pimples.
Apply sparingly on pimples by dabbing with fingertip until cream blends into the skin. Best when applied after moisturizer, before make-up.
Deionized Water (Aqua), Zinc Oxide, Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice) Gel, Cetyl Alcohol, Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum) Extract, Colloidal Sulfur, Ervol, Octyl Palmitate, Ichthammol, Polysorbate 80, Titanium Dioxide, Polyglycerylmethacrylate (and) Propylene Glycol.

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Mario BadescuDrying Cream
 
4.1

(based on 106 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (71)
  • Easy to use (66)
  • Good value (46)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Smells great (4)

Cons

  • Not effective (10)
  • Poor texture (6)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (43)
  • Oily skin (34)
  • Women (29)
  • Men (21)
  • On-the-go (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (42), Budget shopper (34)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (44), 10 minutes (31), 1+ hour (4)

Reviewed by 106 customers

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5.0

Love it but...

By Holdinghope

from Louisiana

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Adult Acne

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

I love this product. I brings those cystic acne areas to the surface - the ones that normally flare and go down but never completely seem to resolve. However! Buy the hydrating - healing and soothing mask with it. I did not know any better and half of my chin peeled and was very irritated for a day - all the cystic acne came to the surface, dried and healed but the surround skin was very angry. The healing mask seems to combat this!

 
5.0

This stuff works and it'll last a long time.

By Kel

from Oregon

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

    Dab a tiny bit on pimples to stop oozing and start drying and healing. Covers redness as well. Love it.

     
    5.0

    Wonderful for breakouts!!

    By 30 something Gal

    from New Orleans, LA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

        Use over night and it really helps to dry out breakout areas

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Disappointed

        By Pam

        from Los Angeles, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            I have cystic acne and get about one of them a week. Started researching for an effective spot treatment and found this product that had pretty positive reviews. Unfortunately it didn't have any effect on my ance. So maybe it's not catered for cystic acne.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My sensitive skin loves this product

            By astrid a

            from houston, tx

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Hydrates Skin
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Smells Bad

            Best Uses

            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            My sensitive skin is normally cooperative, but occasionally gets breakouts related to stress, hormones and the environment. I have always had a hard time finding acne products that controlled the breakouts without irritating my skin (salicylic acid destroys my skin, leaving it red and flakey and worse off than before), and this Drying Cream was a godsend. I don't know how it works, but it does. I put a light layer on any spots before going to bed after cleansing and moisturizing my skin, and, by morning, my spots are smaller and my skin is clearer and, weirdly, moisturized. If I have an especially bad spot, I put a very thin layer of this on it in place of concealer during the day (I realize this may not work for people whose skin tones are drastically different from the cream, but it works for me) and it helps speed up the process. Several ladies at my local Ulta prefer the Drying Lotion, but it was way too harsh for my skin. Just a heads up, the sulphur in this product does give it a slightly unpleasant smell; however, if you can get past that, I recommend trying it out, especially if you have sensitive skin like mine.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Melissa

            from Winnsboro, SC

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            I use this product to dry up pimples

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            2.0

            Eh. Sticky and smells bad

            By jen

            from san fran

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            i dont like the smell- it's not bad just not good, like sulfer. i feel like it never worked for me and never completely dried.

             
            5.0

            Definitely buying again

            By fer

            from south gate

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            Really helped clearing up my skin!

             
            5.0

            Best blemish remover

            By Steph

            from Connecticut

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            I frequently get blemishes and pimples and at the first sign I put this on. By the next day, the blemish is reduced in size and by the second day it's barely visible. There is an odor that comes with this that is not the best, but nothing that can't be accustomed too. I also bought this product a year ago and still haven't run out so it's definitely worth the money. I would recommend to every one and will buy again!!

             
            4.0

            Love it takes care of my imprefections

            By No

            from Iowa

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            Will buy agin

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            17 Questions | 17 Answers
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            • Q:

              I have small skin colored bumps/pimples on my forehead and around my nose, they are not white heads or black heads they are just bumps and they aren't painful. They cover easily with makeup but in the sun you can see the tiny bumps on my face,will this help treat and get rid of these small bumps? Or will the drying lotion?
              Asked on 4/25/2016 by V makeup from San Diego CA

              1 answer

            • Q:

              I would like to know how much sulfur is actually in this particular product. As I see it listed in the ingredient list but with no percentage.
              Asked on 3/30/2016 by TeTe3 from US

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Our Drying Cream contains 2.9% Sulfur.

                Answered on 3/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Does this work for back acne and scarring?
              Asked on 3/25/2016 by Chloe from New Orleans

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The Drying Cream may be used to target under-the-surface bumps and blemishes on both the face and body.

                Answered on 3/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Do i wash this product off my face after cleansing at night/morning?
              Asked on 2/21/2016 by Makenzie from Horseheads, NY

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                You would apply this product at night after cleansing and toning. It can be removed in the morning when you wash your face.

                Answered on 2/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Is this product gluten free?
              Asked on 12/26/2015 by Amy from Chicago, IL

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Mario Badescu Drying Cream is not gluten free. It contains Wheat Starch.

                Answered on 12/30/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
            • Q:

              will this work for cystic acne?
              Asked on 12/2/2015 by Ji from Dallas, GA

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Is this drying cream only for under the surface bumps or will it work on whiteheads that have already came to the surface?
              Asked on 10/11/2015 by Tee from Baltimore, MD

              1 answer

            • Q:

              On a clean face at nighttime should I apply this before a serum. Or just use this on its own maybe alternating nights with the serum?
              Asked on 9/18/2015 by Lynn

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Mario Badescu Drying Cream is an effective treatment to dry up small under the surface bumps and pimples. We would not advise using a serum with this product unless it is an acne serum. If you are only experiencing small isolated troubled areas, you may use the Drying Cream on those spots and then use the serum on the remaining parts of your face.

                Answered on 10/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
            • Q:

              can I use this under makeup?
              Asked on 8/30/2015 by melanie from US

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Yes. If applying in the morning, Mario Badescu Drying Cream works best when applied after moisturizer, before make-up.

                Answered on 9/1/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
            • Q:

              i have lots and lots of under surface bumps all over my cheeks and chin area. will this work better if i use it before moisturiser on a fresh clean skin? Is it important to apply after moisturiser, will it work?? Thanks a mil
              Asked on 8/25/2015 by Madiha from Dublin

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Mario Badescu Drying Cream is intended to control clusters of tiny bumps due to an over-production of oil. This is usually on the forehead and chin. If you are experiencing clusters of these tiny bumps, you can apply the Drying Cream at nighttime, on a clean face, to these areas and leave on overnight. We would not recommend using a moisturizer when applying the Drying Cream before bed. You can apply a daytime moisturizer after washing your face in the morning.

                If you are experiencing tiny bumps all over the face, we would also recommend a proper skin care regimen. This can include the correct cleanser and toner for your skin type, along with regular use of Mario Badescu Flower & Tonic Mask to draw impurities from the skin.

                Answered on 8/28/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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