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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 422 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (218)
  • Easy to use (211)
  • Absorbs quickly (36)
  • Minimizes pores (30)
  • Soothing (30)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (47)
  • Bad smell (35)
  • Doesn't work (21)
  • Irritates skin (11)
  • Strong smell (5)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (152)
  • Adult acne (135)
  • Inflammatory acne (93)
  • Bedtime (85)
  • Teen acne (82)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (183), Brand buyer (128)

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5.0

Great Product! Works better than RX medicine for my teens!

By Noel

from Pittsburgh, PA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Acne
    • Teen Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

    Dab on Q tip & apply on infected areas/breakouts

     
    5.0

    I love this product

    By Jazzarella

    from Burbank, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Teen Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

      Use it a night or in a relaxing Sunday.

       
      5.0

      Yes

      By Steph the dancer

      from Orange County, California

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Minimizes Pores
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Severe Acne
      • Teen Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

      I used this product when I had having a very bad breakout with large cystic acne that lasted months. Within 3 days my face almost completely cleared up.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Yes

      By Vina

      from Dallas

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Minimizes Pores

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

        Takes a week to start clearing but great

         
        5.0

        I LOVE this product.

        By Doctor Proctor

        from Tennessee

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • REALLY hurts on some pimples

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

        This product works incredibly well. I would recommend this to anyone with stubborn pimples. I am not sure how it works on cystic acne, but it has always worked on my acne without being too drying.

         
        5.0

        You need this if you have acne-prone skin!

        By Carson the Beauty Guru

        from Greenville, SC

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Blackheads & Whiteheads

          Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

          I absolutely LOVE this product. I have heard so many great things about this online so I decided to splurge (yes, this was a splurge for me lol) & try it. Any whiteheads or under-the-skin acne you have, just place the product on them before you go to sleep. The next morning, the blemish will either have turned into a zit you can easily get rid of or it has significantly shrunken in size - just depending on what kind of acne you have. It takes a couple days for the blemishes to really disappear, but it definitely speeds up the process of getting rid of your acne! Definitely a must-have for oily/acne prone skin!

           
          4.0

          Pretty good

          By Breanne

          from Texas

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Soothing

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

            Overall I am pretty impressed with this product. Sometimes it seems like it takes at least 3 uses to get a pimple to nearly disappear, while other times I apply it and the pimple is almost completely gone the next morning. I guess it depends on how bad the pimple it. Wish it worked a little quicker, but I would most likely buy again.

             
            5.0

            Healed my skin

            By Kim

            from Mooresville NC

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

              Don't shake it! Place Q-tip in bottle all the way to bottom
              dab on each bump and usually blemish dries up and goes
              Away in 2 days..

               
              5.0

              Drying lotion

              By MrsStarnes

              from La Crosse, WI

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Smells Great
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Moderate Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

                Worked well

                 
                5.0

                Love this!!

                By Bturbs

                from Raleigh NC

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Acne
                  • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                  • Moderate Acne

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

                  This product is great for drying up zits!! While it doesn't always work overnight on the big ones, it definitely hastens the process.

                  It's simple to use, though it does require a Qtip for application, and if you're traveling with it you need to let the ingredients re-separate before using if they were shaken up.

                  My skin does not tend to be dry, but I can see it drying out already dry skin, so it's pretty important to use this as a spot treatment!! That said, I've been using this as my sole spot treatment for almost a year and I've not been let down... Plus it contains salicylic acid instead of benzoyl peroxide, which I've found also effective but creates permanent stains on fabric!

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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    What is the difference between the plastic bottle and the glass bottle of this stuff?
                    Asked on 1/31/2016 by DubD from Chicago, US

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

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

                      Answered on 2/5/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    It says not to shake. The pink stuff is at the bottom and it gets clearer at the top so do I take the cotton swap all the way to the bottom so I can get just the pink and then apply it?
                    Asked on 1/12/2016 by Laura from Utah

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, exactly! 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.

                      Answered on 1/14/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    What is the easiest and most effective way of removing this in the morning without aggravating the doctored blemish?
                    Asked on 1/7/2016 by Seff

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      You can apply your toner to a cotton pad and remove it that way.

                      Answered on 1/14/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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