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Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion

Mario Badescu

Plastic 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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4.3

(based on 1056 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (656)
  • Effective (651)
  • Minimizes pores (120)
  • Soothing (99)
  • Smells great (40)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (168)
  • Doesn't work (85)
  • Irritates skin (49)
  • Bad smell (38)
  • Strong smell (14)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (479)
  • Adult acne (396)
  • Inflammatory acne (288)
  • Teen acne (273)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (220)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (444), Brand buyer (339)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tried many, this was the winner

By Rose

from Michigan

Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

I was on a hunt and finally found my winner. I have sensitive, textured, dry to oily skin. I usually mosterize and avoid acne spots and add this product to them every night. it's AMAZING. it's great for just pimples or even cystic acne.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product, and my preferred bottle

By Bannef

from Chicago

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective

Cons

  • Flakes on pillow
  • You will look like a spot monster overnight

Best Uses

  • Adult Acne
  • Moderate Acne

Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

I will only buy the plastic bottle in the future, it is very difficult to reach the product with a Q-tip in the glass bottle because it is too tall.

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing on stubborn acne and sensitive skin

By Emma

from Minnesota

Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

Highly recommend for anyone struggling with stubborn acne. I have had extremely sensitive skin my entire life and this product works extremely well without causing an allergic reaction. Results are shown very quickly. This product has cleared up some of my blemishes that have been on my skin for years.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing on stubborn acne and sensitive skin

By Emma

from Minnesota

Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

Highly recommend for anyone struggling with stubborn acne. I have had extremely sensitive skin my entire life and this product works extremely well without causing an allergic reaction. Results are shown very quickly. This product has cleared up some of my blemishes that have been on my skin for years.

 
4.0

This does what it advised

By Terry

from Edgewater, NJ

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Blackheads & Whiteheads

Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

it dryed my zit but it could dry out your skin i used it with a q-tip without shaking it ( I did the first time I'm terrible with instructions ) just spot treat it worked wonders for me.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

**actually WORKS**

By Jordyn

from Texas

Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

I was hesitant about buying this product bc of the price and bc i feel like my face is hard to treat I can't use the same stuff most people can use.. but my friend kept telling me how good it's suppose to be so I figured ill try it out. When I get a pimple, I put it on and sometimes by morning it's completely gone or almost gone! It truly has worked for me!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Jury is still out....

By 40 and Fabulous

from Arkansas

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Smells bad

Best Uses

  • Adult Acne
  • Inflammatory Acne

Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

So I just turned 40 and BAM I have adult acne out of nowhere! I have tried alot of different products and this one does seem to provide a quick fix for inflammation of acne. Not sure that this should be used all the time because I can see skin being dried out too much, but it is great for spot treating. I would definitely say if you are sensitive to harsh smells this is not the product for you, it has a very strong smell that lingers.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

love this!

By missad

from pensacola,fl

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Inflammatory Acne
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

    I bought this a few months ago, along with other mario products and I love them all. When I get a new breakout, I apply this before bed and its gone within 2-3 days. (which isnt normal for me). The ONLY thing i dont like, is the smell. I will defiantly continue to buy!!

     
    5.0

    LOVE

    By Angela

    from Niagara Falls, NY

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Moderate Acne
      • Teen Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

      Amazing, put on pimple or when you feel one coming on and will be gone over night or will minimize until gone!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      LOVE LOVE LOVE

      By Jan Jan H

      from Texas City, Texas

      Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

      I have been wanting to buy this for a while and I finally did I had just gotten 2 big bright red pimples on my lower chin & upper lip so I dotted this over them and a few other mild pimples and the next morning the redness was gone and the pimples were flat not fully gone, but mostly made it better I'm so happy with this product so far!!

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      • Q:

        Can I use this on cystic acne?
        Asked on 4/1/2018 by Michelle from undisclosed

        1 answer

      • Q:

        Can it be used in any other types of pimples not just whiteheads, for example when it's just a bump?
        Asked on 3/31/2018 by Evelyn from US

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Our Drying Lotion is suitable only for whiteheads. For red/inflamed bumps just under the surface of the skin, our Drying Cream is a better option.

          Answered on 4/2/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
      • Q:

        What's the difference between the plastic bottle and the glass bottle? Is it the same formula or different formulas??

        (I drop everything, so I guess I would need a plastic bottle, if everything is the same.)
        Asked on 3/29/2018 by confused from ohio

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          There is no difference between the product or ingredients inside. We offer the plastic bottle Drying Lotion for those that travel frequently.

          Answered on 4/2/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
      • Q:

        I've had this for 2 months and spilled a sunstantial amount of the clear liquid and am now running out. Is there anything I can use to refill the clear liquid because there is still a good amount of sediment left? I would like to not have to buy another bottle so soon.
        Asked on 3/28/2018 by Keeper21 from undisclosed

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          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 4/2/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
      • Q:

        I recently broke out with a bunch of little bumps on my forehead, i have pretty normal skin.( i have high hopes for this brand and really trust this brand) which product would you recommend to help get rid of these little bumps !!!!!
        Asked on 3/22/2018 by Angelica from fayetteville, NC

        2 answers

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Our Anti Acne Serum can be used on areas of small bumps.

          Answered on 3/27/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
        • Brand Expert

          A:

          For small bumps over large areas, we recommend our Anti Acne Serum. The Drying Lotion is better suited for whiteheads or breakouts with a white pus-filled center.
          https://www.ulta.com/anti-acne-serum?productId=xlsImpprod6200675

          Answered on 3/25/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
      • Q:

        Does it smell bad?
        Asked on 3/10/2018 by Tyra from El Paso,us

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          This product does contain natural ingredients which in the raw form may have a strong aroma.

          Answered on 3/11/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
      • Q:

        Is the smell of the drying lotion supposed to smell like nair(the hair removing cream) it's a sulfery smell or it it a bad bottle the smells really throwing me off ??.
        Asked on 3/3/2018 by Marisol from Manteca,ca

        2 answers

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Mario Badescu Drying Lotion does not contain any artificial fragrances so the natural scent of the ingredients is what you are describing. This product does contain natural ingredients which in the raw form may have a strong aroma, one of these ingredients is sulfur.

          Answered on 3/27/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Mario Badescu Drying Lotion does not contain any artificial fragrances so the natural scent of the ingredients is what you are describing. This product does contain natural ingredients which in the raw form may have a strong aroma, one of these ingredients is sulfur.

          Answered on 3/5/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
      • Q:

        What happens if the bottle get shaken
        Asked on 3/2/2018 by Mari from undisclosed

        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 3/4/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
      • Q:

        once the product is applied does it burn or hurt?
        Asked on 2/26/2018 by angiee.torres from US

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          The Drying Lotion should not burn or hurt when applying. This product should be applied only to whiteheads. It should not be used on breakouts under the surface of the skin or erupted acne.

          Answered on 2/27/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
      • Q:

        Is this used for pimples like a on the spot acne treatment?
        Asked on 2/17/2018 by Courtney from NJ

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Yes, the Drying Lotion is a spot treatment designed specifically for whiteheads.

          Answered on 2/19/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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