CLAIM TO FAME: Mario Badescu’s award-winning spot treatment for whiteheads
FAST FACTS: Helps dry up pesky pimples overnight; draws impurities from the skin with salicylic acid, sulfur, and zinc oxide; relieves any itchiness or discomfort with calamine; original, fast-acting formula makes it an effective spot treatment to remain a best-selling favorite amongst beauty editors, celebrities, and professionals worldwide
PERFECT FOR: Minimizing red, inflamed pimples
Best spot treatment I’ve ever found
”I’ve had severe acne for 5 years and every spot treatment I’ve tried just leaves my skin dry and irritated. This one ACTUALLY gets rid of the pimple. Practically overnight. I will repurchase this.”
–Zoey the skincare enthusiast (from mariobadescu.com)
I use this product every night!
”At night after I cleanse and moisturize, I apply Mario Badescu Drying Lotion on affected areas. This stuff works so well and I always expect real results. Over the course of five days, this product has minimized acne to the point where it is almost untraceable! I am actually excited to wake up in the morning and see the results. As long as acne is at bay, I will always keep using this product!”
–Hannah M (from mariobadescu.com)
WHAT YOU GET: (1) Drying Lotion
NET WEIGHT: 29ml
INGREDIENTS: Isopropyl Alcohol, Aqua (Water, Eau), Calamine, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Sulfur, Camphor, Talc, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid
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. Do NOT use on broken skin. Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
No matter how tempted you are, don’t shake the bottle. Don’t worry if you do—simply set the bottle on an even, flat surface. Leave it undisturbed overnight and voilà: your Drying Lotion is settled and looking brand new.
Mario Badescu had a vision to bring to New York City his European-style facials—and it was in 1967, out of his two-room Manhattan apartment, when the world-renowned salon and product line were born. News of his unique philosophy and loyal following (which included a star-studded roster of in-the-know New Yorkers) quickly spread and Badescu’s home-turned-studio flourished.
Over 50 years later, Mario Badescu is the name that continues to transcend generations and span the entire life-cycle of skin: from powerful acne solutions to potent anti-aging treatments, Mario Badescu customize regimens for every skin type and concern imaginable. Simple, gentle, and effective skin care—that’s the Mario Badescu philosophy for skincare.
I bought this because I wanted an instant solution to my hormonal acne. It does its job of reducing the size of the pimple by the next day. I have been using this for almost a month now and it seems to react well with my skin. However, the pungent smell is definitely something that takes a while getting used to. If you apply this product too much or too often, the area starts to peel off. I recommend using this as a first step for emerging/full blown pimples and then following it up with acne patches after.5 days ago
This helps drying out my pimples in just 2-3days (may probaby vary per person). I usually apply this at night, after toner. DO NOT SHAKE THE BOTTLE - the pink sediments at the bottom are your best friend. :) Its a good thing that it also makes the pimple marks less visible after it dried out, unlike other products that leaves dark pimple marks. Just take note that it stings upon application. Price is a bit steep but it goes along way. Definitely works!6 days ago
The product name literally says DRYING lotion so expect it to make the area of application dry. Don't use on popped breakouts as this stings a lot; probably due to the alcohol. Better use a patch for that. This works well on breakouts that are well on their way to being ripe. Personally i don't think it works well for cystic acne. Don't overuse this as it will just make things worse since it's really drying. My max is using it twice for the same area and that rarely happens as I just usually use a different product a second time once this drying lotion has worked its magic.10 days ago
I bought this weeks ago for my husband. Read a review about it, that even some Hollywood stars use this product. Waited for few weeks before I made a review just to see if it really works. I asked my husband, if he noticed changes in his acne-prone skin. He said, his breakouts are diminishing. He uses this alongside with Body Shop tea tree products. His pimples dried up gradually. You really just have to be consistent in using this to get results. It stings a little though.. But overall, it is a great buy! I will buy this again once he finish his bottle..11 days ago
To me, it works like magic but not in a instant. I also use the CosRx pimple patch when I’m extra patient, but this drying lotion is exactly what works for me when I only have 7-8 hours to get rid of my pimple. And just as the pimple patches work, this only works for pimples with visible puss already. Be extra careful not to use it on area you don’t want unnecessary dryness.29 days ago
I’ve been using this drying lotion for a bad bout of hormonal acne. It’s my first time to use a spot treatment so I don’t have anything to compare this to. But it really does dry pimples overnight! Not gonna lie, it does sting. When I first tried it, it stung so much, but when I got used to it, it’s not that bad anymore. There’s also a strong alcohol smell to this because obviously it has alcohol. And for me it leaves dark spots after completely drying a zit — not really an issue though because I also use a Vitamin C serum for acne scars. Besides all those, I’m satisfied with the results of this product. I was a little hesitant because of the steep price for a small bottle, but it’s worth it.about 1 month ago