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Glass Bottle Drying Lotion

Mario Badescu

Glass Bottle Drying Lotion

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The Drying Lotion is a fast acting, effective acne spot treatment. Formulated with salicylic acid, calamine and other quick-drying ingredients, this product will shrink ugly whiteheads virtually overnight while you sleep. While other acne spot treatments can irritate and dry delicate or sensitive skin, this product is safe and effective for all skin types.
DO NOT SHAKE THE BOTTLE. Before bed (after cleansing and toning), dip a cotton swab into the pink sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Dab directly on the whitehead; do not rub in. Let dry and rinse off in the morning.

Precautions: Do not use on broken skin. Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
Isopropyl Alcohol, Aqua (Water, Eau), Calamine, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Sulfur, Camphor, Talc, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid.

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4.5

(based on 1041 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (742)
  • Effective (741)
  • Minimizes pores (120)
  • Soothing (112)
  • Smells great (40)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (203)
  • Doesn't work (75)
  • Irritates skin (41)
  • Bad smell (14)
  • Bleaches fabric (13)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (559)
  • Adult acne (466)
  • Teen acne (331)
  • Inflammatory acne (326)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (265)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (474), Brand buyer (378)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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5.0

Love it

By Curly

from Chicago

Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

I've used the EradiKate for years so I expected this a to be pretty much the same. Well this is even better bc it's not so drying to the skin, the other one really gets stuck in your pores and hard to take off. I remove this with miceller water. And it's cheaper!

 
5.0

Amazing product

By domaneekk

from Monterey Park CA

Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

Works awesome! Totally worth it, drys up whiteheads. Just don't shake it.

 
3.0

Not sure

By m

from NY

Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

don't know how I feel about this.. came in mixed with clear and pink but I let it set and it separated over time. I dipped it on a spot w a q tip. burned a little, woke up with a bigger spot. I decided to try it again , woke up with dry lotion on my face and it got smaller. It just burns when you apply it and then settles while you sleep. maybe because I have combo sensitive skin

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great product, inconvenient bottle

By Bannef

from Chicago

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Effective

Cons

  • Flakes onto pillows and sheets
  • Glass bottle is poorly designed
  • You will look like a spot monster overnight

Best Uses

  • Blackheads & Whiteheads
  • Moderate Acne

Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

First, the bottle, and my one complaint: I tried the glass bottle this time, and I wish I hadn't. It is just tall enough that reaching into to the bottom of the bottle with a Q-tip (the prescribed method of applying it) is awkward, since it is hard to hold onto the Q-tip. I will be switching back to the plastic bottle when this one runs out.

Now, onto the product: I love the stuff. I used to buy it from a facialist to use after facials on the extracted areas, and it really helps dry out whiteheads and pimples that have come to a head. It is not meant for use on deep pimples (the painful type with no head), Mario Badescu sell a buffering lotion for those which I have not yet tried.

If you wear it overnight as prescribed, you might end up with pink flakes on your pillow case and sheets. Definitely put a towel over your pillow or use an old pillow case. I have seen no staining, but my sheets are dark colored cotton, I wouldn't want to risk white or silk pillow cases. And I have still found it effective despite some of the product flaking off at night.

But if you sleep on your back all night, or wear it around your house while not sleeping, you might have discovered that the leftover product turns into glue when you add water and will refuse to budge. I have found the trick: if a lot of product is still present when you want to wash it off, you can gently rub the spots with a dry tissue or cotton swab BEFORE you wet your face, and most will flake right off. You can then wash your face as usual, which will get whatever is left.

 
3.0

worthless

By Jena

from CT

Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

I purchased this product along with the Moisture Magnet moisturizer. I had just gotten my hormonal acne under control and was experiencing some dry skin as a result of winter climate and the castille soap I use to wash my face. The moisturizer made me break out after just a few uses, I put this product on the blemishes for a few nights and it did literally nothing. Completely worthless. Returned both products and won't be trying anything more from this brand.

 
5.0

Its AMAZING!!

By Emo Thug

from Magna, UT

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • It kind of burns

Best Uses

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

Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

I LOVE IT, it helped clear my acne up ALOT.

 
1.0

Use Product With Caution

By JacylnJ

from Houston

Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

This is not a good product for sensitive skin. Test the product on a small portion of your skin before you put it on your face.
It broke me out so bad and once I put it on my face it was burning and make skin turn so red

 
5.0

This stuff is magic

By Emily

from Colorado Springs, CO

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

    This stuff works so well I almost can't believe it! I put it on at night on my acne spots and the next morning they are gone or dramatically minimized!

     
    5.0

    Zit be gone !

    By Jen

    from Rancho Cucamonga

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Blackheads & Whiteheads

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

      Works amazing! Will either shrink pimple or bring it to a head within a day or two. I've also used it on cystic acne and it does help reduce inflammation .

       
      5.0

      Works like a charm

      By Sara C.

      from NC

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion:

      It's so easy to get a small breakout on your face and go into overdrive with using harsh products and drying out your entire face - which only makes things worse for your skin. Spot treating is where it's at. It works in a day or two and I'll never be without a bottle in my bathroom.

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      • Q:

        Will this product transfer/ruin/stain pillows or clothes while sleeping with it overnight?
        Asked on 4/3/2018 by Kailee from Chicago, US

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          It should not change color of fabric. Please allow the product to fully dry before heading to bed.

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

        Im trying to choose a toner to add to my routine along with 2 different spot treatments for my 2 different types of blemishes (if necessary). Might I add that I am happy with my current cleansers and moisturizers.
        Based on the research I've done on your toners, I've decided the Mario Badescu special cleansing lotion C or special cucumber lotion would be best for me. (maybe you can help me decide which one?) I'm combination/oily and my main acne concerns are closed comedone clusters and cystic pimples.
        it seems to be that this drying product spot treatment is specifically for surfaced white heads. my closed comedones usually dont come to head. I plan to get the buffering lotion as spot treatment for my cystic acne. so would the acne serum be best for my closed comedones? or what do you reccommend for them?
        Asked on 3/7/2018 by alyssa from Youngstown ohio

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Since you are combination/oily skin our Special Cucumber Lotion would be a great option for you. This will help reduce congestion and breakouts without over drying combination skin. For small closed comedones, our Anti Acne Serum would be the best option we offer.

          Answered on 3/7/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
      • Q:

        Does it dry out under the skin whiteheads
        Asked on 2/19/2018 by Edelia from El Paso, Tx

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          The Drying Lotion is best suited for surfaced whiteheads. For under the skin bumps or breakouts, our Drying Cream can be used.

          Answered on 2/20/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
      • Q:

        What happens if you run out of the clear liquid in the bottle and only have the pink sediment
        Asked on 2/5/2018 by Isabella from Corpus Christi, tx

        1 answer

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          A:

          The Drying Lotion performs at its best when both the pink sediment and clear liquid are used together. When either one of these runs out - it is time to buy a new bottle.

          Answered on 2/6/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
      • Q:

        What is the percentage of silicic acid?
        Asked on 1/25/2018 by hayley from California

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          The Drying Lotion contains 0.48% salicylic acid.

          Answered on 1/28/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
      • Q:

        What's the difference of the glass drying lotion and the plastic drying lotion?
        Asked on 1/21/2018 by Mary from Clarksburg, Maryland

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          The product inside is the same. We offer a plastic bottle version of our famous Drying Lotion so that it is convenient for travel.

          Answered on 1/22/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
      • Q:

        Is this product safe to use while pregnant?
        Asked on 1/19/2018 by Kelsey from Owasso, OK

        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 1/21/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
      • Q:

        What do you do if your drying lotion got shaken?
        Asked on 1/13/2018 by Joanna from California

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          If contents get shaken, place the bottle on a flat surface until the layers separate and the pink sediment rests on the bottom.

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

        This may be a dumb question, but with other spot treatments it talks about being able to get rid of post-acne darkness, and I was wondering if this also did that? Thank you!!
        Asked on 12/7/2017 by Isabel from Raleigh, US

        1 answer

      • Q:

        Should I use this if I have pimples between my eyebrows, around mouth, and my chin? (Not whiteheads)
        Asked on 11/28/2017 by Johnny from US

        1 answer

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