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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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4.3

(based on 174 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (120)
  • Easy to use (114)
  • 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 (38)
  • Adult acne (36)
  • Oily skin (34)
  • Women (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (64), Budget shopper (63)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (44), 10 minutes (31), 1+ hour (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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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 1 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

       
      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.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

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              • 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
              • 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
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