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Mario Badescu

Drying Cream

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Mario BadescuDrying Cream
 
4.0

(based on 20 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Effective (12)
  • Good value (9)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (8)
  • Oily skin (5)
  • Women (5)
  • Men (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (7), Brand buyer (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (8), 10 minutes (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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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
     
    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
         
        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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic for oily skin!

            By Finster

            from Pompano Beach, FL

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            I use this product every day under my makeup. I use a small amount on my T-Zone. I have incredibly oily skin and live in very hot and humid south Florida. It keeps my skin from being oily almost all day. Loving this brand. I'm hooked.

             
            5.0

            works great!!!!

            By JaiRai

            from Killeen, TeX's

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

              Works perfectly and dried up a pimple within two days and it was huge Lol!! Will buy again !

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good product

              By Shaun

              from Denver, co

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Effective
              • Good Value

              Cons

              • Smells A Little Sulfury

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                I actually like this product better than there famous pink drying liquid. It usually clears up my blemishes in 2 days. It will make larger ones come out quicker also. It smells a little, but it doesn't bother me. I'd rather use sulfur based products than benzoyl peroxide. I use it just as a spot treatment, a little goes a long way, so it last a long time. I rub it in till it goes clear usually just a night. I don't find that it conceals, but I'm on the tanner side, so maybe if you are fair it will conceal.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 10 Minutes
                 
                4.0

                Drying cream

                By Holly

                from York,Pa

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Men
                  • Women

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                  I have tried all kinds of acne treatment products, both over-the-counter and RX and by far this is the best. Use sparingly.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 10 Minutes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I wish I would have found this years ago

                  By Caitlin

                  from Logan, UT

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Weekly Use

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                    I have always struggled with deep cystic acne, but have never found any products that help. This drying cream has been a life saver. When I feel a pimple coming on, I put it on overnight, and it is usually almost gone by morning. It is excellent for when I accidentally pick at those blemishes, and it honestly conceals well too! LOVE IT.

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 30 Minutes

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The Perfect Spot treatment

                    By GoGreyhound

                    from Omaha, NE

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective
                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Breakouts
                      • Oily Skin

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                      Thia product is really good to spot treat individual breakouts. It doesn't cause irritation or dryness, but it helps shrink and heal breakouts, even the deep cystic pimples. You can tap it in until it disappears, or you can just put a spot onto areas as needed and leave it overnight.

                      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                      • 30 Minutes

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