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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 Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 21

holy motber effin grail

I have sensitive skin and suddenly I suffered from cystic acne. I used this every night after washing my face and my god it cleared up my acne and whenever I get one it makes it smaller the next morning and relieves swelling. Since I started using this my pimoles become smaller and smaller. It also erases blemiches and help clear up pimple scars!!!!!! This is so worth it.

26 days ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Mestiza

The Ageless solution to Pimples!

This time tested product has been a staple in my pimple arsenal for the last four years, and it has never failed to cure my pimple woes! Now that is commitment to a promise of skin healing! The Mario Badescu brand is not as ubiquitous as the other pimple-fighting brands out there! Thankfully, BeautyMnl has made it way easier for me to get this product!

27 days ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 19

Does its job

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.

about 1 month ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Chinita
  • Age 29

pimple buster! 😊

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!

about 1 month ago
Top Reviewer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 27

Great product but manage your expectations.

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.

about 1 month ago
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Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Chinita
  • Age 36

So far so good!

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..

about 1 month ago