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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 96 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (68)
  • Easy to use (63)
  • 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 (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (41), Budget shopper (33)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (44), 10 minutes (31), 1+ hour (4)

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5.0

Would buy again

By Julia

from PC

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • when needed

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

    Have purchased from this line before. Liked the product. Decided to try other products in the line.

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 Minutes
     
    4.0

    Love!

    By Meg

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

      This products works wonderfully to dry up blemishes. The one major downside is the smell, although it isn't bad enough to keep me from buying it over and over again!

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 Minutes
       
      5.0

      Love love love !

      By Patsy

      from Houston

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

        Love this product ! I woke up with a huge zit on my cheek 5 days before my prom and I applied this and by prom day I had no trace of the pimple! Biggest life saver !! Would buy again

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes
         
        1.0

        Not what I expected

        By Linz

        from Tennessee

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Effective
          • Poor Texture

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            I accidentally purchased this instead of the drying MASK. This does nothing. I think it actually made my breakouts worse.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes
             
            4.0

            I would recommend

            By Monica

            from Ohio

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Slight unappealing odor

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

            Will last a long time based on how much is in the container and hiw much used.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes
             
            5.0

            Most Effective Product I've Ever Used

            By Sydneycc

            from Ann Arbor, MI

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

              I was going to buy the drying lotion to try and combat these annoying under the skin bumps on my forehead, but I saw this and read that it specifically targets those kinds of bumps. I am so impressed and I don't think I've ever had a product work so well. My forehead completely cleared up. So then I tried it on these tough little bumps I have on my jaw line that seem dry and are surrounded my a reddish patch (anyone else have this?) but moisturizer only makes it worse. From just one night's use of this cream they are gone and my skin is smooth. I just smooth a tiny amount over my problem areas and all is well in the morning. The smell is strong but I don't mind it at all. I have sensitive skin but I haven't had bad reactions. I'm just so happy I can finally get rid of those nasty under the skin blemishes!

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love this product and will continue to buy it!!

              By Suzie

              from Florida

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • There are NO cons.

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

              Product works very well. I love it!! I was not getting any results with any other products including prescriptions.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 10 Minutes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This stuff is amazing!

              By Monique

              from San Diego, CA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                I bought this for my teenage son. It does have an awful smell at first, but he's gotten used to it and it doesn't bother him anymore. He applies this at night and in the morning, the pimple is gone! This stuff dries out zits quickly and effectively.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Zit Miracle

                By DKH3Girl

                from Corona, CA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Good Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Men
                  • Weekly Use
                  • Women

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                  My Skin: Sensitive & Acne-Prone. My current routine is enzyme cleanser, seaweed toner, buttermilk moisturizer and this drying cream on any zit/when I feel one coming on. This drying cream says it's not good for sensitive skin but I haven't had any issues. I simply put a little dab on just the zit current/coming on in the morning and at night and it's not red and greatly improved if not gone within 24 hrs. You're also able to put your makeup on over it, as long ad you don't put too much. The bottle and the amount in it isn't a lot, but a little and I mean little goes a long ways. It took switching out a couple different MB products in my routine to finally get the right combination, but I'm thrilled. My skin is finally clear and I finally got my confidence back, instead of getting stressed when I see a zit, I put this on and know that it will do the job.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Really works

                  By Bassetma

                  from Avon ct

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • For those pesky blemishes that last too long

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                    I have occasional pimple/ cysts that spread slowly over face. This cream helps dry them out quickly.

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 30 Minutes

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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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