Rated 4.27 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 1839 customers No difference
MB from CA
I wanted to love this product so bad. I tried it multiple times. It did absolutely nothing for any of my pimples. Not even a slight difference.
Emily from Salt Lake City
Tried for a few weeks and saw no difference. All hype.
UltaShopper2242 from California
I got this as an alternative to Kate Somerville since Mario Badescu is less expensive. The Kate product is better for me, as it is thicker and a little more effective. The Mario product is a little too thin and at the same time it's actually very hard to remove -when I wash my face, the product is still stuck to my skin. Also, both products seriously need to reconsider their bottle design as you have to use a q-tip and the bottles for both are too tall. I also wish both products had a different color rather than calamine lotion looking pink. Overall, this is good for spot treatment and prevents picking. Each person will have a preference for which brand. Hope this helps!
Wanted it to work
CWill from 53717
So many people in the reviews seem to swear by it, and I wanted to love it because it's so pretty, but I didn't see any noticeable improvement when using it. And I used it over the course of a month.
Incitatus from Ohio
I just wanted it for the occasional pimple, but this literally has no effect on anything. I should have returned it, but I just threw it out after a few months.
Must have for teens and adult breakouts
Soccer Mom from Michigan
Don't be fooled by its small size and strange appearance. This little bottle packs a punch and dries up pimples better than anything else I have tried.
I would buy this again but...
B1234 from San Francisco
This product is very good if you have pimples ones in a while but you shouldn't put it everywhere. One thing that I noticed when I got this product is it was kinda shaken up but I let it sit out and it settles back down. When I applied it to my face it stung at first but it went away, the one thing that really made me not like it too much is it strong Oder. When you smell it you will know what I'm talking about but the smell doesn't go away for a little while and it just made me kinda nauseous. Other than that, this is a amazing product and it work very well. I do recommend buying
I've never broke out so much from a product
Maddy from Tennessee
I've never had a product make my skin look so awful. I used it over 5 days and it made my skin worse and worse. It's the only thing different in my routine and it's made my skin look horrible. It's like a bad allergic reaction.
The product is Way far better that I expected!
Ana Akashi from Clinton, MA
I had some blemishs on my face and it work really fast without leave any marks.
Sam from Utah
A girl I follow on Instagram recommended this product and wow, I am impressed. This works so well at drying out and getting rid of pimples. Highly recommend!
treats and clears skin!
Whit from Asheville
I'm 41 and I rarely have breakouts, but I used to have them A LOT when I was younger. When I do have a blemish pop up these days, I use this lotion and it 1. helps prevent it from getting worse, and 2. helps it clear up faster. I even use it on random blemishes I get on my chest and neck, particularly during more humid months. I've probably purchased this 5+ times over the years.
It works so great!!
Abigai from Searcy,AR
Don't Shake it!! I know it is tempting but don't!
Harvey from Delray Beach, FL
I have been using this product for years...my go to zit zapper!
Cherry from Phoenix, Az
I love this stuff
I like it
Hien_nessy from MS
This is a nice product and I heard so many good things about it so I thought I would give it a try. I felt like it helped my trouble spots, but I didn't like how chalky it was. Definitely not the texture of lotion. It could be because of the generous amount I put on my face. The directions say to place a Q-tip at the bottom of the bottle, but for a spot treatment this is a lot of product. I felt like I used very little, yet wasted so much.
Really does dry pimples
Kimmy from Houston, TX
Used the product overnight and saw results in the morning
Hype is deserved
Spencer's mom from OC, CA
So glad that I finally tried this! I always shied away because of how you have to dip a q tip into it instead of just squeezing out from a tube like other products, but I'm so glad I got it. Really helps shrink the size of pimples overnight. I sleep on my back, so I can't speak for running off at night, but my fiancée rolls around all night and it didn't come off of his skin.
Magic in a bottle
J lynn from Atlanta, GA
This stuff works SO well. I've been using it for years, when votre vu made it, and it dries out every single one of my pimples! Cant live without it.
unbearable smell & ineffective
Abby from bakersfield california
this thing smells so strongly of sulfur, and i don't even know what sulfur smells like i just know it smells like it!! in other words, it smells very chemically so much that i can still smell it the next morning and it be stanking up my room. not to mention it literally flakes off of my face and all the flakes gets all over my bed sheets and pillow ): Honestly it really doesn't do anything for my zits either
Favorite Acne Treatment
Alyssa from USA
Anytime I get a breakout or feel a pimple coming through I use this and it's gone overnight! Completely dries out the breakout and allows for healing. I've found that if I use too much or too often it can leave the surrounding skin dry and flaky. I try to avoid makeup the next morning if possible to let it heal without anything overtop!
Amazing for mask acne!
Amazing from Fairfield, CA
This product has been such a life saver. I've spent tons of money on every product that the reviews claimed it helps clear up mask acne and nothing has really worked. I've been using this product for less than a week and my chin is almost completely cleared up and no new pimples or blackheads have appeared. Definitely recommend!
Miss Jae Marie from Franklin Ohio
I have used this product for the past 2 years. I use this whenever I have a pimple and I can wake up and it will be almost gone over night. The only thing is that if you use too much or you use back to back you might notice a dry spot. Overall I love this
GET THE PLASTIC BOTTLE
autumn from washington
i really did love this stuff. omg it worked so good, it got rid of almost everything, fungal acne, pimples, whiteheads, it was even good for my blackheads too. I RECOMMEND THE PLASTIC BOTTLE. just within 2 weeks of having it, i went to grab my toothpaste and it fell and broke. im still cleaning that pink joos up. it's stanky.
Good product but over priced
Beauty Guru from St. Louis, MO
Effective on spots, great to put on before bed and wash off in the morning. It's just expensive for what it does. Toothpaste on pimples works just as well. DO NOT SHAKE the bottle!!!
Ellie from USA
I do enjoy this product. I have normal skin and I'm not prone to breakouts but when I do get them, this definitely makes them go away fast. It's definitely something to be used during the night. I apply it with the end of a cosmetic brush let it dry for a moment and then go to sleep. I move around during the night so by the morning it's been wiped off but the zit underneath if not completely gone, is minimized insanely.