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Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion

Mario Badescu

Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion

Item #: 2209807 Size: 1.0 oz

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The Drying Lotion is a fast acting, effective acne spot treatment. Formulated with salicylic acid, calamine and other quick-drying ingredients, this product will shrink ugly whiteheads virtually overnight while you sleep. While other acne spot treatments can irritate and dry delicate or sensitive skin, this product is safe and effective for all skin types.
Before bed, after cleansing, toning and moisturizing apply a dab of lotion directly on the whitehead using a cotton swab. Do not rub in. Let it dry and rinse off in the morning. DO NOT shake the bottle and apply only the pink sediment on the skin.
Isopropyl Alcohol, Aqua (Water,Eau), Calamine, Camphor,Sulfur, Resorcinol, Salicylic Acid, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Talc,Glycerin.

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Mario BadescuPlastic Bottle Drying Lotion
 
4.4

(based on 442 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (228)
  • Easy to use (220)
  • Absorbs quickly (36)
  • Minimizes pores (34)
  • Soothing (33)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (50)
  • Bad smell (35)
  • Doesn't work (24)
  • Irritates skin (12)
  • Strong smell (5)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (161)
  • Adult acne (139)
  • Inflammatory acne (99)
  • Bedtime (85)
  • Teen acne (85)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (190), Brand buyer (134)

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5.0

Great for breakouts

By Shefrito

from Nashville, TN

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Soothing
  • Works Effectively
  • Works quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Inflammatory Acne
    • Moderate Acne
    • Severe Acne
    • Teen Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

    I am 51 years old but have always had oily skin, especially in my T-zone. Sometimes I get a cystic like breakout that stays under my skin. Mario Badescu works quickly. You don't need much product. I almost always have breakouts along my nose. The product does have a light color to it so you have to wear it at home, or under a concealer.

     
    5.0

    Easy to use and works

    By Nicole

    from saint louis, mo

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Moderate Acne
      • Severe Acne
      • Teen Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

      I try and stay away from higher priced items, but I do by some. I heard good things about this so I went ahead and bought it, and love it.

       
      5.0

      Amazing

      By Brenna

      from Seattle

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Minimizes Pores
      • Smells Great
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

        Does exactly what is claims to do and more

         
        5.0

        New obsession

        By Ally

        from Conshohocken, PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Spot Treatment

          Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

          This product dries out pop up problems quickly and without irritating the surrounding skin.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          works

          By tj

          from miami

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Inflammatory Acne
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

            It works on those inflamed cystic acne. Need to use multiple time.

             
            5.0

            Love this!

            By Cat

            from Gilbert, AZ

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Moderate Acne
              • Teen Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

              Purchased this for my daughter (15 y/o) and it works great! It prevents breakouts and stops those that do start.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Hidden Gem

              By ktrs9114

              from Minnesota

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Minimizes Pores
              • Soothing
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Inflammatory Acne
              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

              I kept seeing this item used by various celebrities, so I did some research. Figured I would give it a shot & try it out...I mostly get random, large acne flare ups so I figured it would be a good spot treatment to try. I am now obsessed with this product. Anytime I feel acne starting to form, I cover it with this product before bed and the next day the acne is almost completely gone. It works well with big blemishes in minimizing them faster than other facial products. The only downfall I can see is that it does dry out your face in the spots you place it, but that's the product at work. I would highly recommend this product for spot treatment/minimizing inflamed, red, acne.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Wouldnt buy this again

              By SarahToRecord

              from Nashville

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

                This smelled like calamine lotion, and brought back the days I was covered in chicken pox in the early 90s. It didn't dry out any of my pimples. :(

                 
                5.0

                This drying lotion is amazing

                By Amy

                from Scottsdale, AZ

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Inflammatory Acne

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

                  I had a crazy breakout caused by stress I am sure, a friend told me about this product to use....couldn't believe how fast and how effective it worked just after one night of using it

                   
                  4.0

                  Actually works!!

                  By Emma

                  from Naps

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Minimizes Pores
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                  • Dries Out Skin

                  Best Uses

                  • Moderate Acne

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

                  I use this when I spy a zit coming on and it's only been a week but my skin is clearing up and dark marks are fading! Be sure to use lots of lotion in between uses though

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                  • Q:

                    Can you put the Mario Badescu drying lotion on your scars, pimples and whiteheads?
                    Asked on 6/13/2016 by Dreams88

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion is only recommended for active blemishes that have come to the surface and have developed into a whitehead.

                      Answered on 6/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Can I use mario badescu lotion for acne I have some acne on my skin?
                    Asked on 6/10/2016 by tanna from Bangladesh

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Our effective Drying Lotion helps dry out surface blemishes and balance oil in the skin. Contains natural ingredients to help draw impurities from the skin.

                      Answered on 6/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Do you put this on before or after moisturizer?
                    Asked on 6/4/2016 by Deva1510

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      You can skip the moisturizer on nights that you use the Drying Lotion.

                      Answered on 6/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Does the lotion leave an acne scar after applying ?
                    Asked on 4/28/2016 by Lucy from New York, NY

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion should not be applied to broken skin. Rather, it should be dotted directly onto the whitehead and allowed to sit on the blemish overnight. Do not pop, poke, or squeeze the blemish and there will be no scarring.

                      Answered on 5/3/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    What is the percentage of sulfur in this product?
                    Asked on 4/27/2016 by TripleBK

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion has a sulfur content of 2.9%.

                      Answered on 4/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    What happens if I accidentally shook the bottle? Will the product eventually settle and I can use it?
                    Asked on 4/10/2016 by Haley from California, US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes! Simply set the bottle on a flat surface and allow the product to naturally settle before using.

                      Answered on 4/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    What product of Mario bases y can I use for redness scars ?
                    Asked on 3/30/2016 by Maria from Texas US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The Calamine within this product's formula will help to reduce redness and irritation. This product is not indicated to treat acne scarring.

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

                    Can I use this product in the morning? And have it on the whole day?
                    Asked on 3/29/2016 by Megan

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      We recommend that you use Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion once a day at bedtime.

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

                    Can I use this for small under the skin bumps? I have them all on my cheek. But I am not sure if this is for that as well..
                    Asked on 3/11/2016 by Drea from Houston TX

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion is only for blemishes that have come to the surface (whiteheads). Mario Badescu Drying Cream is what you should use on those small under the surface bumps.

                      Answered on 3/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Does this product work on oily skin that's acne prone?
                    Asked on 3/8/2016 by Sydney from Orange County, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This product is a spot treatment that works on all skin types. This is not a preventative product. Only apply to blemishes that have come to the surface.

                      Answered on 3/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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