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Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion

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Mario BadescuPlastic Bottle Drying Lotion
 
4.4

(based on 187 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (54)
  • Easy to use (48)
  • Absorbs quickly (36)
  • Long lasting (29)
  • Goes on smoothly (28)

Cons

  • Bad smell (32)
  • Doesn't work (9)
  • Dries out skin (6)
  • Irritates skin (5)
  • Strong smell (4)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (85)
  • Moderate acne (36)
  • Adult acne (29)
  • Inflammatory acne (23)
  • Teen acne (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (90), Brand buyer (51)

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4.0

Does the job!

By princesskristina

from California

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

      This product dries your pimples but you have to be diligent in applying it at night!

       
      2.0

      Didn't do anything

      By Maria

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

      I had high hopes for this product because the woman pushing the sale on me was really making it sound great. I regret making an impulse purchase based on a salesperson. I tried this a few different nights in a row and my whiteheads were not affected at all by this product. I was disappointed.

       
      5.0

      The best stuff ever if you want to get rid of a pimple fast

      By pat

      from largo fl

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively
      • Works Extremely Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

        Great pimple fighter

         
        5.0

        This stuff is awesome!

        By Kiki

        from Ontonagon, MI

        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:

          Great product! Use this every day since i got it and it has dried up every single spot i had on my face. It does not make your skin dry or flaky. Miriacle worker!

           
          4.0

          effective

          By julie

          from st louis, mo

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

            very easy to use and works well.

             
            4.0

            Mario badesco drying lotion

            By Sharon

            from Jacksonville FL

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

            • Inflammatory Acne
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

            It's odd the way you use this by dipping a q itip and not shaking it

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastically fast

            By Careful shopper

            from Arkansas

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

              After fighting stubborn pimples that would last for weeks, I had to try something. I was skeptical of this product, and thought it was rather pricey. However after trying it, I have now bought a second bottle. It has lasted a very long time, and works absolutely wonderfully. I was surprised at how fast the stubborn pimples finally went away! I was extremely pleased! I highly recommend it

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works Great!

              By Nicole123

              from Toledo OH

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Inflammatory Acne
              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

              I use this when I get a breakout and its inflamed. Apply at night and redness and swelling is reduced significantly, if not gone. Smells strong and can only be applyed at night. Does not prevent breakouts but treats them overnight. Used only as a spot treatment. Most effective treatment I have used whenever I get a breakout. The solution in the bottle tends to dry out over time though and I end up having to purchase antother bottle so it is expensive but really worth it if you do not want to deal with breakouts. Also I learned to use a Qtip to dip in the pink solution and apply to breakout, but do not put the Qtip back in the bottle after that because it will contaminate the solution.

               
              5.0

              This is the bomb

              By Ally

              from Vero Beach FL

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Moderate Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

                this product is wonderful does its job and gets rid of a pimple over night

                 
                5.0

                Works immediately!

                By JAG

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

                  Recently, I started having acne flare ups (1-3 cystic zits) every couple of weeks (due to stress or my time of the month). I have gone to the dermatologist numerous times and nothing seems to be working long-term. After reading the reviews, I gave this product a shot. After using it once, it dried up/eliminated the acne on my chin and dramatically reduce the very large cystic zit my on my chin. I use it whenever acne bumps start to show.

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                  • Q:

                    Do I have to use other products with this lotion in order to work ?
                    Asked on 7/21/2015 by Kaylov from Bellflower, ca

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      The Drying Lotion is a fast acting, effective spot treatment that can be used alone. It is designed to help shrink whiteheads virtually overnight.

                      Answered on 7/29/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    1. is this product ok for sensitive skin??

                    2. once you start using this product do you have to constantly use it or will it attack your skin like other product do once you stop using it??
                    Asked on 7/17/2015 by makayla from US

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      1. While other acne spot treatments can irritate and dry delicate or sensitive skin, this product is safe and effective for all skin types. It features Calamine to sooth redness and irritation.

                      2. We are not sure that we fully understand your question... The Drying Lotion should be applied as needed to active breakouts before bedtime. Because it is a spot treatment, the only time to use it is if you have a spot to treat! :-)

                      Answered on 7/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    I ran out of the liquid but still have the actual drying lotion. What is a substitute to the liquid?
                    Asked on 7/12/2015 by Camille

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Depending on how one dips the cotton 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 cotton swab straight down, all the way to the bottom and slowly pull it straight up. Once either the liquid or the pink sediment is all used up, it is time to purchase a new one!

                      Answered on 7/14/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    How often can this be used? Once a week? As needed (daily) until pimple/blemish is gone?
                    Asked on 6/11/2015 by Luci from California

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      This product should be applied nightly, directly to the blemish, until it has healed.

                      Answered on 6/15/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    What can i use for acne scaring
                    Asked on 6/1/2015 by sunshine

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    If you have a blemish but it is not necessarily a white head should I still use the product and it would help the blemish?
                    Asked on 5/23/2015 by savannah from Pomona, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      The Drying Lotion may be used on pimples, as long as the skin is not broken. For blackheads, instead use the Mario Badescu Silver Powder (Item #: 2209809) twice per week as a spot treatment to reduce blackheads and pore congestion.

                      Answered on 5/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    My daughter's skin I showing great results using this but the only problems is when the date of her periods near she ends up with really bad pimples n we keep using it even then but during that time the pimples dries out n over night she ends up with new one .what can we do to prevent it from happening?
                    Asked on 5/19/2015 by Hannah from Peoria,IL

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Is there a big difference in the plastic bottle and glass bottle?


                    Asked on 3/2/2015 by key from GA

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

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

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      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 Expert

                      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 Expert

                      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 Expert

                      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 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 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 Expert

                      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 Expert

                      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 Expert

                      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 Expert

                      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
                  • Q:

                    what is the size of this bottle? And how many sizes does it come in?
                    Asked on 8/28/2014 by Gavin from United States

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      This product comes in a single size: 1 oz.

                      Answered on 8/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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