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 1790 customers 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
Finally! A blemish product that works!
Denise from Idaho
This worked on day one! I love it!
laylact20 from Chicago, IL
I apply it at night and the next morning my blemish will be ready to disappear
A Great Spot Treatment
Robin from WORTH, IL
I put this on top of acne spots that haven't come to the surface yet. I wake up after putting it on to all the gunk at the surface of the skin.
Ang from Arizona
There's cheaper and better alternatives for this. This burns and dries your skin . I'm aware this is what it says but too much drying can be the cause of more acne.
jenny from apex,nc
WHEN I FIRST GOT THIS I DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD WORK BUT AT NIGHT I TRIED IT, BUT IT SMELLED WORSE THAN ALCOHOL! BUT THE NEXT MORNING... I CHECKED IN THE MIRROR AND I SAW A BIG DIFFERENCE! MY PIMPLES HAVE GOTTEN SMALLER IN THE PAST 10 HOURS!! I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!
dis really works
Kim Impossibable from SoCal
I've hormonal, cystic acne with white heads that can both be so painful. Dotted this on overnight and saw the size and color dramatically decrease the next morning. Sure, it's pricey for a tiny bottle but it really works on my stubborn acne and is the most effective spot treatment for me to this day. And it can last you awhile when you take care of the product.
Not the best
Maddi from Idaho
This only works on my skin sometimes.
Faith from Tulsa, OK
I don't think I've ever done a review on Ulta, but I have to say this stuff really surprised me. I pair it with the buffering lotion, which I don't think is recommended but it's works AMAZINGLY for me. I have the most stubborn acne of anyone I know and break out daily. I take off my makeup, wash my face, then use my clean hand to put the buffering lotion all over my face like a moisturizer. Then I use the drying lotion on the actual spots. Together, they practically clear my skin overnight and I'm glowing in the morning. I don't know how long this success will last but it's been going strong for a few weeks and if I don't use it for one night I notice a significant difference. I'm super oily so I don't find that these products dry out my skin. If you're the same maybe try them together and see if that works for you. They're like my tiny superheroes
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An Amazing Spot Treatment!
Ava from USA
This product is my absolute favorite from the company! It's a simple pink solution that you use on dark/acne spots. Dip your cotton swab in, dab it on the spot, clean it off in the morning, and poof! Overnight, I saw how light those dark/acne spots got! I appreciate how it is in a glass bottle, as opposed to the un-environmental friendly plastic bottle. There is plenty of solution in the bottle, mine has last for a good time. Just a tip, do not shake the bottle. If you do, don't worry leave it on a flat surface and it will be fine. I highly recommend the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion for people with stubborn dark/acne spots!
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Worked so good at first I loved it. But two, three months later. I'll get a blemish and use the drying lotion and it does nothing.
Does not reduce pimples
Morgan from USA
I've used this for over a year and I am underwhelmed. It dries out your skin but does nothing to reduce pimples, for me anyway. When you get to the end of the bottle, the liquid on the top is gone, but there's still a ton of the pink stuff in the bottom, but there is no way to get it out without the liquid. Seems wasteful. Will not purchase again.