Rated 4.28 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Performs like a pro
With less than 60 days before my wedding, I've been panicking because I've been breaking out every month this past year in the same areas (chin & jawline.) I've done everything financially feasible: handfuls of different acne gels from various brands, a professional facial, 10-step Korean skin care routine EVERY night for the past three months, switching to sulfate-free/all natural products, clay and peeling masks during the week... YOU NAME IT. This is THE only one-step solution I've tried so far that has significantly reduced and dried out my acne. By day three, there were no traces of my recent breakouts after my usual make up routine of foundation and concealer. You can tell it's working as soon as you put it on because your skin gently pulsates at first. You simply cannot beat the price for the results.
Most Helpful Critical Review Didn't work for me
I've basically finished the entire glass bottle of this drying lotion, I originally heard about how great it was for spot treatments, therefore I bought it for when I get that one zit that randomly pops up, but it did nothing for me. I don't think it did anything negative, however, it was ineffective FOR ME. I would dab some on with a cotton swab, and leave it over night (around 6-7 hours) and in the morning when I wash my face the zit(s) appeared the exact same as the night before. No difference. I'm still looking for another one that might work better.
Reviewed by 1802 customers Great product
Qqq from MA
Used this since I was a teenager. Really good for oily skin. My acne definitely looked a lot better after just one night's use.
Shells from Tx
Tried this multiple times and it absolutely made no difference on my pimples. Read other reviews and YouTube gurus on different ways to use this for a positive effect with no luck.
kavya from mn
i have horrible breakouts that just won't get better and this is a holy grail. i don't understand why this isn't more expensive but im glad it's not! it's perfect and makes me feel like i am taking care of my face
Great when used correctly...
Kat The Red from Cool, CA
Apply nightly before bed or whenever you can sit and soak. Don't wear to bed...it is calamine suspended in isopropyl alcohol so it's literally calming the irritation normally caused by applying straight alcohol to your face. Before bed, remove this and then apply Mario's Buffering lotion which does not flake or crumble to dust. I use the acne wash, the rose water toner on a cotton pad, then apply this product, remove before bed to apply the buffering lotion. That combo of exact products won't work for everyone: I have extremely oily t zone and cheeks afire from rosacea...throw in deep headless cystic acne on the bridge of the nose and throughout the brow ridge area and that's me. Any glycolic acid or other light acids like vitamin A or C breaks me out in a swollen red rash... translation I'm super sensitive. If any of this describes you, I'll say don't skip a night or morning. Morning wash, tone, and moisturize and evening on the tough spots use this pre bed...for night wear use the buffering lotion. Using that way and no skipping applications, I'm acne free for weeks on end. Note...if this product is irritating I'm truly sorry, you have skin so sensitive it's kicking back calamine...that's pretty extreme.
Asoul from California
I love this product works great for me I apply it every night I feel a pimple coming up and for the most part they don't develop after that and yes it's expensive but worth it!!
Can live with out it, my daughter and me use it.
mcat from Humble < TX
Please do not discontinue the glass bottle!!!!!
Plastic NOT GOOD.
Lulu from Lansing, MI
This stuff works reallllllyyyyy well! The smell is pretty strong but it fades as it dries.
Liz from New York
This is a great product. I have noticed it works quicker on some spots compared to others for me. It works the fastest on my white heads and a bit slower on my blackheads, but it is more geared towards surface pimples so I'm happy to see any progress on my black heads. It has reduced the number of breakouts on my face drastically, as well as any leftover breakout's redness, swelling and oily appearance. I use this alongside the special cucumber lotion and green tea facial spray (both from Mario as well).
Jessica from Georgia
This is the only product that I have found to actually work over night to clear up acne. I put it on every night after I take off my mask (my chin is usually clustered with acne by the end of every night 🙄)and my face is almost clear the next morning. I have wasted so much money on products to help my acne, as I don't have insurance for a dermatologist, and this ACTUALLY works as well as something a deem could give me I think!
Did not work
Pey from Chicago
Affordable compared to other drying lotions, however, I have not seen any changes in my pimples' sizes.
It's definitely doing its job
Sweetthi from Davenport, IA
I'm seeing the red spots going away slowly. It's drying up the red spots. The only downfall is it burns when you apply it
Kayla from USA
Helps dry out the most painful cystic zits so much faster than other acne products. I always make sure to use a thick moisturizer once the zit has dried out to make sure my whole face is the same level of hydrated
This is Great
Nicole from Ohio
I have combination skin and acne prone. This stuff has cleared up my breakout in two days. It's absolutely amazing! Make sure you read the directions first! I shook this up and then realized, that's not how you're supposed to do it...
My skin does NOT like this.
Alex from Baton Rouge
This didn't work for me. Aside from the pink spots all over my face freaking my husband out when I went to bed, I woke up with tiny red bumps all around where this had been placed. Returning this.
worked like a charm
paiveen from nashville tennessee
i applies if after i did my entire night skincare routine. it dried quickly so i didn't worry about it slipping off my face or getting my covers dirty. although my blemishes did not completely vanish. they decreased in size and redness.
Good, I loveit
kat from Carpentersville
Yee from brf wis
Overnight treatment and my acne is calmed down and not as bad.
I would buy this product again
PRlady from Matthews, NC
Before bed, I wash my face and apply Mario Badusco dry lotion on infected areas with a Q-tip
Follow the use-case and it's great!
Amanda from Illinois
For most people I've heard that use this and don't see results it's because it hasn't actually surfaced yet. Drying lotion is definitely meant to be used once a whitehead has appeared so that it actually has somewhere to penetrate and essentially dry. Whenever I have a full break out with a white head or a head of some sort and put this on it literally within 1 to 2 uses of it, it's gone. I don't have to use it much but I love it!
Emily from Kentucky
This stuff is great. Dab a qtip down to get the good stuff then dot it on. It helps dry out any issues that pop up very quickly!
Em from Chicago, IL
I heard a lot of great things about this product and everything everyone said about it was true. It works fast and it does wonders.
This stuff is a miracle
Devon from Ohio
I'm on my third or fourth bottle of this stuff. It really works. I've put it on whiteheads and nasty hard pimples and by morning they are either gone or significantly reduced. Just be sure not to shake it.
Not only for my pimples but also on my bug bites!
Addie from Yorba Linda, CA
I rarely do get any major breakouts but keep a bottle of this at all times in my bathroom for those pesky bumps that do come around right before my period. Aside for using it on my pimples I discovered that I can use this during the summer when I get really (and I mean really) bad bug bites. This formula has similar ingredients to plain calamine lotion but the itching from my bug bites don't go away from regular calamine lotion. It also helped to reduce the swelling from my bug bites and lessen the itch!
Mari from Indianapolis,IN
I use this after my cleanser for spot treatment of pesky acne. I leave it overnight, and the spots have drastically reduced! By 2-3 days, the spot if gone. The only downfall is the strong smell of alcohol. It subsided after a couple of minutes. No irritation to the skin.
N/A from N/A
When first opening the product I was excited seeing such great reviews but unfortunately after several days of trying it out I noticed my eyes getting extremely irritated when I applied the product between my brows where I get most acne blemishes and once dried it flakes and there's dust from said product all on my face and gets in my eyes and I didn't see any visible results so it personally didn't work for me but I'm very disappointed given such high expectations