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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 1096 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (687)
  • Effective (675)
  • Minimizes pores (124)
  • Soothing (104)
  • Smells great (42)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (176)
  • Doesn't work (89)
  • Irritates skin (52)
  • Bad smell (38)
  • Strong smell (14)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (502)
  • Adult acne (412)
  • Inflammatory acne (305)
  • Teen acne (286)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (232)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (461), Brand buyer (349)

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1.0

Doesn't work at all, overhyped product

By S

from CA

Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

Thank goodness I bought this when it was on sale. I would have hated to pay full price for this bottle of nothing. It does nothing. I don't have acne but I do get 1-4 pimples every month. I got this because I thought it would work great for me. I thought wrong. At first I thought it was going to work because when I applied it, my pimples stung. However after using it, I was only disappointed. After using this product about 15 times, I never saw any improvements. This product is way overhyped.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Life changer

By haywee

from Scottsdale, AZ

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

    I have never wrote a review about any product before but I want to help those who were just like me. For years I suffered with cystic acne around my period that would last until my next period. I just turned 21 and this past year I ended up getting cystic acne all over my face to the point where I wouldn't leave the house from embarrassment. I went to the dermatologist and took oral medication, used topical creams, and changed my eating habits. NOTHING HELPED. Finally my friend told me about this product and I ended up stopping everything else and using the drying lotion with the buffering lotion. Using these two products my skin is as clear as could be. I have never had such nice, smooth, clear skin in my life! I do have some scars on my right cheek from the acne but it is slowly diminishing. The products took about a month to completely clear all my acne!!! Whenever I feel a pimple start to come in I put the drying lotion on and the next morning it is either gone or noticeably smaller. I wish I took before and after photos for everyone to see the difference it made in my skin. I really hope this review convinced anyone to try this product.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Miracle worker

    By Amy

    from Massachusetts

    Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

    Wow. I am beyond impressed with this product. I have struggled with acne and breakout since I was a teenager, now 32 I still struggle with regular breakouts. Used this overnight for the first time and it shrunk my breakouts on my chin and nose area unbelievably well! I am so thrilled. Also happy this product is cruelty free.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not for everybody over 20

    By Brand Buyer

    from Texas

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Ineffective
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

      I'm in my mid 40s and for the first time I began getting breakouts on my forehead and just on my forehead. I saw the samething happening with a beauty blogger I follow on YT and she swore up and down on this product which did help clear her up in 2wks. It's been 3mths of me applying this products every night and all I get is dry dark flaky spots which look worse than the white head or bump which by the way is still there underneath it all. Either I don't really have acne and it's something else or this stuff is just a pink lotion to make you feel better.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Kinda disappointed

      By Anne

      from Cleveland, Ohio

      Pros

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

        I had really bad cysts when I started using this product and at first I was amazed. This made my cysts a lot smaller and helped speed up the process of clearing up my skin. As I kept using it, it stopped working as good as it did the first time and I ended up switching to a different product.

         
        5.0

        Works great!

        By Shifty

        from Arizona

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Moderate Acne
          • Teen Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

          Great product

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          i'm honestly surprised

          By lilmama

          from iowa

          Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

          i'm really surprised that i didn't love this product! i don't know if it's because i have combo/oily skin or what the deal is. i think it's kind of glorified.

           
          5.0

          Works GREAT

          By Mrs. M

          from Las Vegas, NV

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

            This works better than anything else I have ever used for spot treatment!

             
            5.0

            Really works!!!

            By Azka

            from Maryland

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Inflammatory Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

              Used it on my husband's pimples and they are definitely getting better and almost gone.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Holy grail

              By Samantha

              from Baltimore ohio

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Minimizes Pores
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Inflammatory Acne
              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

              Finally decided to give this a try and I was so sad I didn't learn about it years ago!! I LOVE this product. I've had pretty moderate acne since my early teens ( about 15 years). This stuff works wonders! I use it every night ( I moisturize first) over most of my acne prone areas. I sleep with it on. No it does not stain my white pillow case. Washes off very easily from the face. It shrinks pimple size, if not vanishes them, over night. It makes my huge pores less visible. My skin is smoother, and finally my acne is maneagable!! My skin has become so much clearer. It's amazing!

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              • Q:

                can this product be used during the day time? to quickly get rid of pimples before going somewhere?
                Asked on 6/8/2018 by rach from undisclosed

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Drying Lotion is best suited for overnight use. It may take several nights of use to help fully diminish the breakout.

                  Answered on 6/10/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
              • Q:

                Will this help me to get rid or fade my dark spots
                Asked on 5/3/2018 by Kaylah from Texas, US

                1 answer

              • Q:

                If I wanted to moisturize my face before, would it still work?
                Asked on 5/2/2018 by ky from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We recommend applying this product at night, after cleansing, toning and moisturizing, directly onto whiteheads.

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

                Do you use hot or cold water to rinse off the product ?
                Asked on 4/24/2018 by fabi from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We recommend using your daily cleanser in the morning with warm water to remove any left over Drying Lotion from the previous evening.

                  Answered on 4/25/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
              • Q:

                so i have blackheads does it helps them shrink or do something idk
                Asked on 4/19/2018 by suarez from orlando,florida

                1 answer

              • 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
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