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Mario BadescuDrying Cream

Mario Badescu

Drying Cream

0.5 oz Item 2209806

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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 169 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (116)
  • Easy to use (110)
  • Good value (46)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Soothing (11)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (11)
  • Not effective (10)
  • Poor texture (6)
  • Smells bad (5)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (43)
  • Moderate acne (35)
  • Oily skin (34)
  • Adult acne (32)
  • Women (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (62), Brand buyer (61)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (44), 10 minutes (31), 1+ hour (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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4.0

Interesting smell

By Nykkiyo

from Reno NV

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

    I have been trying a lot of Mario's products as of late. I saw this and hoped it would help with my deep under the skin acne. It seems to pull everything up and make it a poppable white head. So, if thats what it is supposed to do, it works. The smells is terrible. Something mixed with clay. Doesnt smell bad once on the face.

     
    5.0

    Miracle Worker

    By KC

    from Altoona, PA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Inflammatory Acne
    • Moderate Acne
    • Severe Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

    This product works wonders. It cleared up most of my red splotchy blemishes in 2 uses. This has been the answer to my prayers in fighting my acne that hasn't left my face in years. It is drying but a good moisturizer combats that easily.

     
    5.0

    Helped my Stress Severe Acne

    By Katt

    from Aurora, Illinois

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

      I wash my face before going to sleep, moisturize my face and apply the drying cream and leave over night. In the morning, the pimple is gone or almost gone. I went through a BAD ugly breakout. I tried EVERYTHING and luckily a friend recommended this to me. It was and STILL is my life saver.

       
      5.0

      Dream Cream

      By Gigi

      from Atlanta, Ga

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Smells bad

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

      This product is absolutely amazing!!!! Works very fast for painful, deep cysts and doesn't dry skin out at all (don't let the drying part of the name fool you, it is very creamy). My only complaint about this product is the smell. I don't mind sulfur products, but this stuff smells like a battery had a baby with liquidsmoke and then someone went "oh, let's add something to mask this horrible chemical death smell". Seriously the smell is really bad, BUT, the smell fades in a few hours and more than anything, this stuff works. It has cleared up acne I have had for months that even proactiv couldn't clear up. I recommend putting this on as a spot treatment, letting it sit for about 10-20 minutes, and then using a moisturizer on top of your face and gently massaging the lotion all around your face to let it clear up small breakouts or whiteheads (also the moisturizer will help cover up the smell some).
      So basically, you should buy this product for sure but just be prepared for the worst smelling but best working product on the market for acne.

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By Kayla

      from Atlanta GA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

          I didn't really have any expectations for this product when I got it, I got it as a sample in the MB Acne starter regimen kit that I love & works wonders on my skin!! But I actually love this product & it even helps with my cystic blemishes & I love that you can wear it alone or under makeup, it almost acts a concealer for blemishes so I love feeling like I'm hiding the spot while healing it :) works super fast too! Will be buying full size when run out of sample

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          help!!

          By Mia

          from White Pine, Nevada

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

          • Blackheads & Whiteheads
          • Moderate Acne
          • Teen Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

          although this wouldn't happen to everyone im sure, but, i left this on overnight and i washed it off. my light was still off so i couldnt see my skin that well. but then i went out into the kitchen and my mom said 'why is your face so red?' and i went back into my room to see it, and it looks like i was out in the sun for WAY TOO LONG. i dont know if it's just because my room is the hottest room in the house and i was sleeping right next to a heater but, yes, it does get rid of acne, but it made my face red.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Magic cream

          By Angie

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

              I have a pimple every now and again and this works great. Just a little dab and the next day it's gone or almost gone. This my second tub because I misplaced my first one. I can't be without it.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Lifesaver for my teen

              By Jessica

              from Indianapolis

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Moderate Acne
                • Teen Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                My daughter bought an acne kit by the same manufacturer and received a smaller jar of this. She used every drop and requested more. It calms breakouts overnight and doesn't cause irritation.

                 
                5.0

                It's great for acnes. It dries them

                By Eevet

                from Hayward, CA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Acne
                  • Moderate Acne

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                  Every night after washing my face by Enzyme cleansing from same brand

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Confusing

                  By johannsebastianb12

                  from San Jose

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dries Out Acne
                  • Minimizes Pores

                  Cons

                  • Dries Out Skin

                  Best Uses

                  • Moderate Acne

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Drying Cream:

                  My skin normally is pretty clear, but recently I have gotten many inflamed bumps. I tried this product and I'm not really sure if I like it. When I first opened the package, the first thing I noticed was the smell. It smells awful, but I am getting used to it. I applied it on my forehead and went to bed. When I woke up, my forehead was very dry, even though I moisturized a lot the night before. I noticed that my acne appeared to be less than before. Once I washed my face, the acne reappeared. I'm still trying to figure out how to use the product, though I have been noticing that each morning, at least two pimples will flake off. Is this a good thing? I'm not exactly sure if that's what is supposed to happen. I guess this product is good overall, but I don't really understand how to use it.

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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    Can I use this under the drying lotion ? Basically both together . What can I use under the drying lotion that cures acne ?
                    Asked on 2/2/2018 by Shahana Aktar from California

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      We do not recommend layering spot treatments. Our Drying Lotion can be used to spot treat whiteheads. You can use the Drying Cream for bumps just under the surface of the skin.

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

                    The product has mineral oil.Does it clog my pores? Because Mineral oil is comedonic!!!
                    Asked on 1/11/2018 by nicole from spain

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      We appreciate your interest in our products. Mario Badescu Skin Care considers our formulas and the methodology behind ingredient inclusion proprietary information. Since ingredients may have different functions in products depending upon their combination with other ingredients, the percentage of specific ingredients in any given product is not a measure of the ingredient's efficacy. It is the unique formula and technology that provides the desired result.

                      Answered on 1/14/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Can you use this cream after you do the steps of the starter acne kit? Or when is it best to use the drying cream
                    Asked on 1/9/2018 by Taylor from Irving tx

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, the Drying Cream can be applied to breakouts at night after cleansing, toning and moisturizing.

                      Answered on 1/10/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Does this product reduce redness from a pimple?
                    Asked on 12/16/2017 by Molly from TN

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Our Drying Cream is a wonderful spot treatment for small clusters of acne or bumps just under the surface of the skin. You can use our Healing & Soothing Mask 2-3 times per week to help reduce redness from acne erupted skin.
                      http://www.ulta.com/healing-soothing-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200733

                      Answered on 12/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Can this product be used after toning, or do I have to moisturize before applying it?
                    Asked on 12/11/2017 by Maddie from Oxnard, Ca

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, on very oily skin the Drying Cream can be applied after cleansing and toning. If you have drier skin it can be used after moisturizing as a spot treatment.

                      Answered on 12/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Can this be used during pregnancy?
                    Asked on 11/29/2017 by Nicole from Pennsylvania

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      We recommend bringing the product or list of ingredients to your doctor for approval before using any skin care products while pregnant. We suggest this because recommended products or ingredients can vary slightly from doctor to doctor and only your physician knows your medical history.

                      Answered on 11/29/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    I'm still not sure if my acne is a cystic or papules. It is quite large, painfull to touch and it is bumpy red. I also have a healed acne that now leave a brown/blackish bump (not a hyperpigmentation, because its bumpy skin). So which one should i use, drying cream or buffering lotion? Thank you
                    Asked on 8/19/2017 by BTS from Jakarta

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      For large painful breakouts, our Buffering Lotion would be a better option to apply overnight. Our Healing & Soothing Mask can be used to help balance the skin after breakouts. We suggest this product 2-3 times per week after cleansing.
                      http://www.ulta.com/healing-soothing-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200733

                      Answered on 8/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Can this be used over night ??
                    Asked on 8/17/2017 by Ash from Indio

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, the Drying Cream is recommended for overnight use. This product should be applied to red/inflamed bumps just under the surface of the skin or small clusters of acne after cleansing, toning and moisturizing.

                      Answered on 8/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    I have small bumps under the skin and clogged pores, but my skin is on the combination dry side... can I still use this product?
                    Asked on 8/15/2017 by ari from Dallas, TX

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      For dry skin with congestion our bumps, our Anti-Acne Serum would be a better option, this contains the exfoliating power salyclic acid to help reduce congestion and small breakouts. This can be used nightly on areas of congestion and breakouts. You may layer this product under your night time moisturizer or cream as well.
                      http://www.ulta.com/anti-acne-serum?productId=xlsImpprod6200675&sku=2209804&_requestid=809174

                      Answered on 8/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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