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Mario Badescu

Drying Cream

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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.

(0.5 oz.)
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
 
4.2

(based on 81 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (57)
  • Easy to use (53)
  • Good value (37)
  • Lightweight (23)
  • Smells great (4)

Cons

  • Not effective (8)
  • Poor texture (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (35)
  • Oily skin (30)
  • Women (25)
  • Men (18)
  • On-the-go (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (35), Budget shopper (29)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (36), 10 minutes (27), 1+ hour (4)

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4.0

Love

By Monkey Mama

from Apple Valley

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

I got this as a sample and it works great. Some have said they like the Burts Bees better, but the smell was awful and it did nothing. Two days with this and a large zit was feeling and looking so much better. I would certainly get this over the Burts Bees any day.

 
5.0

Mario mag

By Mag

from Boca

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Less Sulfur Than Pinkario

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

      Mario products don't over dry and can be applied to a tiny pinpointed area without big dryness

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      I hate it! It smells so bad!

      By Tiff

      from Albuquerque

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • I Don't Know

      Cons

      • Not Effective
      • Poor Texture
      • Smells Bad

      Best Uses

      • I Don't Know

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

      I couldn't even try it!It smelled so bad when I opened it I just want to return it

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      5.0

      Best ever

      By Cmb23579

      from Shoreline Ct

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

        Gets rid of all sensitivity and redness. Plus blemish clears up very quickly

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes
         
        5.0

        WONDERFUL!

        By Danni

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Men
          • Oily Skin
          • Women

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

          I have been using this for just over a week now and I love it! The smell is not great I will admit however that is one of the draws of this brand is that it is a no frills product and I do not have to worry as much about an allergic reaction to "fragrance"

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes
           
          3.0

          Cant decide

          By JordanNichole

          from Texas

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

              I am not sure how i feel about this product yet, i had a recent break out and every review everyone mentioned they used it as a spot treatment overnight so i did just that. the first night it helped very little. i wouldn't say that i noticed a huge difference. it maybe diminished the redness some, my biggest complaint is this smells AWFUL!!!!!! To me, it smells like an ashtray for cigarettes. Ugh disgusting. But i fought through to smell in hopes that i found a good spot treatment. Will try again tonight and hope for better results.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 1+ Hour
               
              5.0

              Perfect under makeup

              By angelm

              from Florida

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight
              • Smells Great
              • Use Under Makeup

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Apply Before Makeup
              • Daily Use
              • Men
              • Oily Skin
              • Women

              Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

              I have been applying this before I put my makeup on; it has a slight skin-tone color to it. It is great to know that I have medication under makeup and zits are healing, not getting worse from makeup use.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes
               
              4.0

              Great Product

              By Courtney

              from Romulus, Michigan

              Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

              I just bought this yesterday and, although I have only used it twice, I can honestly say I already see a difference. I won't lie, the smell is very off putting, but don't let that deter you from trying it. I would definitely recommend this product. It's a great spot treatment!

               
              5.0

              This stuff WORKS!

              By Jessica

              from Indianapolis, IN

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Men
                • Oily Skin
                • Women

                Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                I rarely review products but this one was so good that I felt I should review it. To keep it short and to the point, this stuff WORKS! I mean works like nothing I've ever used before....and I've tried every cream, toner, wash, you name it to clear the nasty little bumps all over my forehead. I put a little on after I let my moisturizer sink in at night, rubbed it in really good and in one night the bumps were 50% less the next morning! On night 2 I woke up to almost completely clear perfect skin! It didn't dry me out like ever other acne treatment and the results were so fast I could hardly believe it. Anyway, this stuff has been like a miracle product in clearing my forehead acne/bumps!

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes
                 
                5.0

                Miracle product

                By Jeanne

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Good Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Men
                  • Women

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                  This is the only thing I have found that actually works on blemishes to dry them out, without drying my skin. It's a spot treatment. It literally works over night!

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 10 Minutes

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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    I don't have acne I just get zits once in a blue moon that are dreadful to see. Can I still use this product or might it be too harsh for non-acne prone skin?
                    Asked on 8/10/2015 by rubyraspberry from Florida

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Because this is a spot treatment applied directly to blemishes, it should not be too harsh for you to use. Additionally, it is enriched with hydrating aloe to counteract excess dryness.

                      Answered on 8/10/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Do I just let it fade when I use it in the morning? Or do I have to wash it to take it off?
                    Asked on 7/19/2015 by Coleen from Las Vegas, NV

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      If applying in the morning, Mario Badescu Drying Cream works best when applied after moisturizer, before make-up. You do not need to wash it off.

                      Answered on 7/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    I went to get a product that helped old acne scars, the employees at ulta recommended I use this. I don't see anything for getting rid of acne scars. Has it worked for anyone?
                    Asked on 7/11/2015 by Sarugh from Rhode Island

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Actually, the Whitening Mask may be a better option to fade post-acne discoloration:
                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6200747

                      The Whitening Mask features kojic acid, licorice and mulberry to naturally lighten discoloration from acne scarring.

                      If you have active breakouts, the Drying Cream works wonderfully to clear them, so you can use both masks as part of your regimen for healthy, clear skin. We hope this info helps!

                      Answered on 7/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • 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 Expert

                      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
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