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Drying Cream

Mario Badescu

Drying Cream

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Mario Badescu's Drying Cream is specially designed to help shrink the appearance of pesky red pimples and small clusters of acne. This unique product is formulated with sulfur and zinc oxide to clarify skin, drawing out pore-clogging impurities as a soothing blend of aloe vera, biotin, lemon extract, lysine, and vitamins B and E helps ensure that skin remains balanced.
Dab small amount onto affected areas at night until product blends into skin. Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water. Not recommended for use with topical prescriptions or sensitive skin. Avoid contact with the eyes. If contact occurs, rinse well with water. If skin irritation develops and persists, discontinue use.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Zinc Oxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Cera Alba (Beeswax, Cire d'abeille), Polysorbate 80, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Titanium Dioxide, Propylene Glycol, Sulfur, Oleth-10, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil, Huile Minérale), Ichthammol, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Cysteine, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Biotin, Arginine, Leucine, Lysine, Tyrosine, Valine, Glutamic Acid, Cellulose Gum, Polysorbate 20, Maltodextrin, Zinc Chloride, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Pyridoxine HCl, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

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Mario BadescuDrying Cream
 
4.2

(based on 179 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (122)
  • Easy to use (115)
  • Good value (46)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Soothing (12)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (13)
  • Not effective (10)
  • Poor texture (6)
  • Smells bad (5)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (43)
  • Moderate acne (39)
  • Adult acne (37)
  • Oily skin (34)
  • Women (29)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (44), 10 minutes (31), 1+ hour (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (65), Brand buyer (64)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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1.0

Made me break out

By Leah

from Florida

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

Got this product because so many people loved it, but it just made me break out worse. I tried to give it a fair shot but didn't see any improvement

 
4.0

great product

By yaya

from los angeles ca

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

goof product

 
2.0

Didnt work for me

By melox

from Nashville

Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

I have oily skin and i went to ulta to buy this cream because the feedback was mostly positive but it didnt work for me:(

 
5.0

Most definitely!

By Nicole

from Idaho

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Blackheads & Whiteheads

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

    I use this product on breakouts and on some bumps that appeared on my face, I applied it prior to bed, the next day they were reduced dramatically!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great product

    By Smitten

    from Michigan

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

      I rub a thin layer of cream onto area(s) of problem skin. The sulfur smell is strong so I would recommend using it at night. Years ago a dermatologist wrote me a prescription for a sulfur cream to help clear up acne however I never filled it because insurance didn't cover it. I was skeptical of how well this would work since it was OTC but it works great! After dealing with post-pregnancy, hormonal acne for the past 3 months, this has been a life saver!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Saving grace!

      By Alex

      from Vermillion South Dakota

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

        I'm 23 and am still getting acne. I use this almost every single night on blemishes and it is absolutely incredible. If I can see a pimple even slightly starting to form under the skin, I put this on it every single night and the pimple never even develops. And for those pimples that pop up suddenly, within three nights of applying this it is basically gone. I really don't know what I would do if I didn't have this, it truly is a lifesaver for my adult acne. One slight downside, it smells like literal cigarettes but for what it does I can fully look past that.

         
        5.0

        This is a staple in my skincare kit

        By MitchieL

        from nj

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Gentle
        • Soothing
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

          I always keep this product on hand for any acne flare-ups. You only have to use very little product, it works fairly quickly and it also helps to cover blemishes. It gently dries out acne without over-drying the rest of your skin.

           
          4.0

          Really is results overnight:

          By Katjo

          from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Clears up any acne regardless of age
          • Easy To Use
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

          I used this product in my early 30's, noticed product in Ulta purchased and please as I was years ago. Truly, works quickly. Thank you

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Its like Magic see Results after 2xs of use

          By Claudia A

          from Jurupa Valley California

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clears pimples
          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

          I began to break out from using a new cleaning facial product I walked into Ulta associate recommended I used as drying cream after putting it on for 2 days I saw the results immediately I'm almost cleared from my break out

           
          5.0

          A MUST

          By Diana

          from iL

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

          Definitely helps with acne, small bumps. First time in a while that I see my skin clear of acne. Will repurchase always

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          • Q:

            After cleansing then using this mask do I still apply toner then moisturizer ?
            Asked on 6/5/2018 by Lin from New Jersey

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Drying Cream should be used after cleansing, toning and moisturizing at night as a spot treatment for red/inflamed breakouts just under the surface of the skin. When using a mask, we recommend cleansing first, applying your mask and then following with toner, moisturizer and spot treatments after removal.

              Answered on 6/6/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            Can this be used for body acne?
            Asked on 5/21/2018 by Kayla from Boston, MA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              For body acne, we suggest either the Drying Lotion (on whiteheads) or Buffering Lotion (under the surface bumps).

              Answered on 5/22/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            What is the difference between the Mario Badescu Drying lotion and the drying mask?
            Asked on 5/12/2018 by Sasha from FL

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Drying Lotion is a spot treatment for whiteheads that can be used overnight. Our Drying Mask should be used 2-3 times per week after cleansing on acne erupted areas.

              Answered on 5/14/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            I get large, inflamed, under-the-skin pimples. Will this help?
            Asked on 5/12/2018 by pale_af from undisclosed

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Drying Cream can be used to spot treat red/inflamed bumps just under the surface of the skin.

              Answered on 5/14/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            I just started using the Combo/Drying kit but was wondering if I could use the drying cream or something else with the kit for small bumps on my skin. I Have keratosis pilaris and was wondering if any of your products work to combat it.
            Asked on 5/8/2018 by Beauty B from Lombard, IL

            1 answer

          • Q:

            Does this work for pustules?
            Asked on 3/28/2018 by Courtney from Kansas

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              We suggest our Drying Lotion to spot treat pustular acne.

              Answered on 4/2/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            Hi , which one of you guys products will get rid of blemishes and super small dark spots
            Asked on 3/16/2018 by Taylor from undisclosed

            2 answers

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be used 1-2 times per week to help reduce discoloration from acne scars and brighten the skin.

              Answered on 3/27/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
            • Brand Expert

              A:

              We recommend our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 1-3 times per week to help exfoliate the skin, reduce congestion/breakouts and minimize discoloration from sun spots or acne scars. https://www.ulta.com/glycolic-foaming-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200753

              Answered on 3/18/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Can I use this product for my chest acne?
            Asked on 3/13/2018 by Kathryn-Marie from TX

            2 answers

          • Q:

            I have acne breakouts all over my neck, would this product be suitable for that area?
            Asked on 2/22/2018 by Brikri from Ca

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Yes, the Drying Cream can be used as a spot treatment on the neck. We do not suggest applying this product to large areas of the skin.

              Answered on 2/25/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            How many times a week can you sue this product ?
            Asked on 2/17/2018 by alex from napa

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Drying Cream can be used nightly for the duration of the breakout.

              Answered on 2/19/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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