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Drying Lotion



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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
January 2018
”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!
January 2017
”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
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

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.

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Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Sensitive
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Chinita

Effective but..

Macoconfirm ko na effective talaga ang mario badescu drying lotion. Other's claim na overnight lang dry na or wala na agad yung acne nila but for me, it will take about three to four days for my acne to finally dried up. It takes time to work but okay na din dahil effective naman.

6 days ago
  • Skin Type Dry
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 20

It’s definitely not a cure all, but it helps!

I was so excited to get this as I was very conscious about my face as I suffered breakouts back then, and I did my research and heard such G R E A T reviews about this. So I got mine and religiously applied it. At first, it kinda worked! My pimples got smaller but they didn’t really disappear tho. But it helped for those big ones as they became visibly smaller - BUT it certainly didn’t clear my face, okay? It kinda did but not as much as I hoped for. I shared it with my friends, it worked for some, for some it didn’t do anything. So I guess it really depends but I still think it’s worth a try if you have the money to spend! :)

14 days ago
  • Age 21

Not for me :(

I was thrilled to try this on my blind pimples (the ones that are painful and look like mountain. Lol) however i had breakouts the next day. :( there was just one pimple when i applied but then it multiplied the next day and got bigger acne. I guess it's not for me since i have sensitive skin and my forehead is prone to acne breakouts.

about 1 month ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena

Holy grail

This works like OMG my pimples are no match for this holy grail. Amen! It may not work as a miracle that dries my acne overnight but it reduces the redness remarkably which is fair. I have already repurchased, sadly, from sephora because they offer the set which includes the mist. Im hoping that beauty manila would also carry the same set.

about 1 month ago
Certified Buyer
  • Age 26

Give it a try!

The product says it's for blemishes. But some vloggers say it's for pimples. I tried this on my pimples and YES it works like magic! But not overnight. Give it 2-3days. Hndi tumutuloy ung malaking pimples ko. But there are times naman parang di naman nawawala ung pimples. :( but un nga, pang blemishes rin naman kasi daw to based on mario badescu website. I guess hiyang hiyangan lang. but i RECOMMEND this product! It will help u fade your WHITEHEADS! :)

2 months ago
  • Skin Type Sensitive
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 20

I want! Magaganda kase review sa YT!

Sana meron mas maliit, para affordable sya. Pero maganda daw to nag order pinsan ko dito sa BeautyMNL gumanda skin nya yung face nya bes Waley ng tigidig. Grabe Eto nga suggestion nya for me na product kaso too pricey Pero ok na sya kase worth it naman sa cousin ko.

2 months ago

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