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Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion

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Mario BadescuPlastic Bottle Drying Lotion
 
4.4

(based on 128 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Absorbs quickly (36)
  • Long lasting (29)
  • Goes on smoothly (28)
  • Not greasy (28)
  • Effective (14)

Cons

  • Bad smell (32)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (85)
  • After shower/bath (18)
  • Acne (6)
  • Adult acne (6)
  • Moderate acne (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (63), Brand buyer (38)

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4.0

Awesome

By fit life steph

from Corpus Christi Tx

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

        This product Was simple to use and affordable.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        miracle product!

        By beautymom

        from Chicago

        Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

        I have been using this product for almost a year. I put this on as soon as a blemish develops. The smaller ones clear up overnight And the deeper ones clear up within a few days. This is the only thing that works

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        This was just okay.

        By Blonde4Ever

        from PA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Ineffective
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

        This product was not great, especially for the price. I have very sensitive skin so it seemed to overdry my skin too much and caused a lot of irritation. I used it only at night as directed, but did not see very much improvement to the areas I applied it to. I am disappointed with this product after the hype the sales person told me about it. Won't be purchasing again. :(

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product

        By Shelbs MUA

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast results
        • Price
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

          This product is amazing, works overnight on small or forming acne. For stubborned acne I used it for multiple nights in a row and it highly reduces them or gets rid of them completely. I have had zero reactions to the product. It is a bit expensive but well worth the money and for a small bottle lats a really long time.

          I honesty have nothing bad to say. It can dry out your skin if you are using it on areas without acne, hence the name drying lotion. I place it on areas of acne after my serum and mosturizer and in the morning I do not have dryness issues.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The best drying lotion ever!

          By JR

          from Paso Robles, CA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Inflammatory Acne
            • Moderate Acne
            • Severe Acne
            • Spot Treatment
            • Teen Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

            I dab a bit on a blemish as an overnight treatment. Typically, the blemish disappears within 1-3 days. This is a powerful spot treatment only. DO NOT try to use this on your whole face; it might irritate your skin if you do.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome!

            By Amy

            from Lake Geneva, WI

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Visible On Skin

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Inflammatory Acne
            • Moderate Acne
            • Reducing Drying Out

            Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

            This is truly the only "spot treatment" for acne that I have ever used that delivers on it's promise. The only drawback is that it's pretty much usable for evening only as it's very visible wherever you apply it. That said, I highly recommend this product. BECAUSE IT WORKS!

             
            2.0

            Nothing special

            By Soccer Mom

            from Albuquerque

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Ineffective
              • Not Effective
              • Smelly

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

                Neh...a little too expensive for something that only works marginally at best. I tried on several pimples in various development stages, and didn't see any real change in the morning. There are more effective products on the market, (especially those containing sulfur and clay) that don't require such an odd application process (i.e. q-tip dipped through the alcohol into the product settled at the bottom of the bottle).

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                awesome!

                By lovetoworkout

                from Gainesville ga

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

                  Great for cystic acne. Have suffered for 3 years now I have tried all kinds of different products. I will never go without this one again. HUGE improvement in skin and overall acne in just couple days. Simply dip Qtip down to bottom (DO NOT SHAKE BOTTLE, PRODUCT IS LIKE WATER AND OIL, USE AS IS) and then spot treat all cystic spots. Product dries quickly, so move fast or continue w new Qtips.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good product

                  By sweetandfine

                  from Madison,WI

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Minimizes Size Of Acne
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                  • Not An Overnight Miracle

                  Best Uses

                  • Moderate Acne

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

                  I have to admit I don't use this every night. So maybe that is why is not as effective.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Spot Treatment

                  By ClimberGirl26

                  from Medford, NJ

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Minimizes Pores
                  • Soothing
                  • Works Effectively
                  • Zaps Those Dang Pimples

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

                    I bought this as part of the Acne Repair Kit and it was so worth it!! I use all 3 products (Drying Lotion, Drying Cream, and Buffering Lotion) when I have a few pimples or cystic acne. It is one of the best spot treatments out there!

                    I have some bad cystic acne around my chin. For the past 2 -3 days I've been washing my face at night, and applying the Drying Lotion (do not shake bottle, just dip q-tip in it), and by morning it had reduced the size, and today (3rd day) it's gone. During two of the days I also used the Buffering Lotion and Drying Cream for about an hour, and then washed it off, and the Special Cucumber Lotion as an astringent.

                    Some reviews are complaining about a "bad smell" which is the sulphur. But sulphur is very effective at clearing up acne. If you can't get passed it though, you might want to try 100% tea tree oil.

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                    • Q:

                      does this product really make whiteheads go away???
                      Asked on 2/19/2015 by missy from Il.

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes, Drying Lotion works quickly and effectively to eliminate whiteheads. We recommend reading the ratings and reviews at ULTA.com.

                        Answered on 2/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      If we use up the pink lotion, what do we do with the oil/liquid sitting on top?
                      Asked on 1/20/2015 by JC from Michigan

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Depending on how one dips the swab into the sediment for each application, one may run out of liquid before they run out of pink sediment and vice versa. We advise that you dip the swab straight down all the way to the bottom and slowly pull it straight up. Once either the liquid or pink sediment is all used up, it is time to purchase a new one!

                        Answered on 2/3/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      What is the percentage of salicylic acid?
                      Asked on 1/20/2015 by Joan

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        The Drying Lotion has a Salicylic Acid Content of below 0.5%.

                        Answered on 2/3/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Is this different from the Glass Bottle Drying Lotion? Is there any reason to buy the plastic vs the glass bottle?
                      Asked on 12/30/2014 by natasha186 from Los Angeles, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        The plastic bottle is offered for travel purposes. The product is the same in both types of containers.

                        Answered on 12/31/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Will this product help with reducing redness/scars?
                      Asked on 12/26/2014 by fiesty fran from Richmond, VA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        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 1/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Do you apply the pink sediment onto the pimples or the oil on top?
                      Asked on 10/25/2014 by Christy

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Apply only the pink sediment on the skin.

                        Answered on 10/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Does this product work on cystic acne?
                      Asked on 10/14/2014 by Christina from Ramona CA

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Will this product work on blackheads too?
                      Asked on 9/24/2014 by Alaina from United States

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        The Drying Lotion is not formulated for blackheads. You can use Mario Badescu Silver Powder (Item #: 2209809) twice per week as a spot treatment to reduce blackheads and pore congestion.

                        Answered on 9/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      how do you apply just he pink portion without the oil getting mixed in?
                      Asked on 9/17/2014 by judi from florida

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        We do not suggest mixing the product. You would dip a cotton swab into the bottom of the container and pull the sediment up.

                        Answered on 9/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I accidentally let this bottle jiggle around in the backseat of my car. I have let it sit for about 4 hours and it doesn't look identical to the picture, will it still work?
                      Asked on 9/1/2014 by Margo

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        From Mario Badescu: "Our Drying Lotion needs to be separated with the pink sediment on the bottom and the liquid on top. You can go ahead and re-shake it up (in case any sediment stuck to the sides of the bottle) and let it re-settle, and then you will be good to go!"

                        Answered on 9/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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