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 1764 customers Awesome!
no nickname from Auburn, Wa
This is magic in a bottle!
1Smash from OKC ok
I have bought many times.
Old school and effective
Sonya Blade from Detroit, MI
Idk if this is news to many, but DO NOT shake the bottle before use. You need to deep a q tip into the pinky substance at the bottom, and then apply that. This sort of thing (a zinc+alcohol solution) was something my dermatologist prescribed when I was 13 and had teenager acne. It helped a lot then, and it helps now when I'm 28 and have occasional blemishes. It's NOT a treatment for any underlying conditions like excessive sebum production, hormonal changes during your period cycle or dirty hands touching your skin, but once a pimple pops up, it dries it out nicely and quickly. Also, if you popped a white head by accident (or on purpose duh), that will both sanitize and calm the spot. I also use it on my back and shoulders spots if their occurre (usually from sweating in the summer), and it works
Best spot treatment I have tried!!!
Cortney from Louisiana
The best spot treatment. Hands down. Big improvement in just one night. I am impressed.
Please don't use this on your face!
aliyahirene from Palm City FL
yall although this product may work at the moment if you look at it in stores 70 percent of it is isopropyl alcohol that's the alcohol they use to kill all bacteria before they give you a shot. you DONT wanna use that on your face it may seem like it's helping but it's just drying your skin out more which will cause excess sebum production in the long run TRY THE ORDINARY
Flowerpower from Midland, tx
Bought this for my son ..
and let's just say he loves how effective it is
He removed his current pimples with it and now uses it every night to prevent future ones ..
Yadi from Watsonville, Ca
I had such a nasty pimple on the side of my face and I applied this for the first time and the next morning it was gone! It does have a strong smell but as soon as it dries it stops smelling. It also stings for about a minute and then it goes away. Totally worth it!
Gypsy5416 from Shiloh, Ohio
I use it twice a day until gone.
Worst Thing Ever
MK from Maryland
I have acne-prone skin and all my friends raved about this. This broke my skin out incredibly and made it super red. One of the first ingredients is Isopropyl Alcohol which is awful for your skin. No matter the skin type it's far too drying and will cause skin damage later. Not worth it whatsoever.
Ale from California
Love this product! But since it is very drying, it will leave white dry patches on your skin the next day.
Just for whiteheads
Abby from Indiana
Bottle says "helps dry up surface blemishes" and I assumed that meant your regular monthly red angry pimple.... it did not. I've used it a few times now on my "pesky blemishes" and... nothing. If I had known it was just for whiteheads I wouldn't have wasted my money. Terrible advertising as the bottle doesn't specify what kinds of blemishes it targets. :(
I wond rate this a zero it dose not work at all!
Lary from California
There is nothing good about it.
Ellen from Arizona
It really didn't do much for me, sometimes it would minimize my pimples the slightest bit max but most of the time it didn't do anything. I would just save your money and find something better.
i didn't like it
alli from texas
it really dried out my eyelids and my under eyes towards the point where it was flaky and i never had the experience before but it doesn't make the pimple disappear the next day for me it kind of just goes down a bit
Skylar from Kentucky
I adore this product! It dries up my pimples overnight! Best spot treatment I have ever used! I highly recommend this product!
Buy the Kate Somerville version instead
Tina from Wi
I used this hoping it was a dupe for Kate Somervilles drying solution and this really failed to compete. It was just ok but seems like it's much more harsh and would sting when applied.
Only product I use
Madeline from Minneapolis, MN
The only thing that's ever worked for me, better then anything I've been prescribed worth the price.
Your mom from Houston tx
It irritated my skin, painful definitely not worth it, if you google Mario badescu has even been sued in the past, wish I could have my money back
Did more for my skin than anything else
ihateacne from Asheville, NC
this product set up my skin more than three months of using other products
Don't bother with this
Rachel from Memphis, TN
I was really expecting this to work with all the good reviews but it doesn't do anything. My pimples are still there the next day after sleeping with it on. And it's extremely drying because it's basically alcohol. Seriously, don't buy this. It's awful.
Only thing that gets rid of my pimples
Mk from Florida
Will never go to another spot treatment!!
I would purchase again
New Mommy from Highland , IN
I use this product as a spot treatment. It works very well. I struggled with acne after I had my son. This drying lotion is amazing. I love Mario Badescu products. Would recommend
Abigail from Williamsburg, VA
I use this spot treatment on my cystic acne. In most cases, it reduces the bump significantly on night one. It completely reduces the bump in a couple days. The BEST!
Burn my skin a little
Lynn from FL
It made the swelling go down but burnt my skin a bit..just make sure to becareful if you have sensitive skin using this product.
kylizzlemynizzl from Lexington, KY
Just repurchased this. A saving grace when it comes to clearing up breakouts every month!!