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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion Reviews

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    Recommended? You Betcha!
    November 27, 2020
    United Kingdom

    Best overnight / quick zit zapper!

    I swear by Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion for if I get the sudden appearance of a whitehead type spot or zit. The combination of calamine lotion and isopropyl alcohol rids the spot of bacteria and soothes at the same time, actions which are all important in combatting spots that have that gross pus inside! Contrary to popular belief you’re not supposed to shake the bottle, the layers are not supposed to be combined. Insert a q tip through both layers but leave the bottle standing still so the layers do not mix. This is a cult product, loved by many celebrities and make-up artists to the stars. It works overnight if you have a stubborn spot you need to send packing.

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    5.0/5
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    November 06, 2020
    Canada

    Works overnight!

    This drying lotion is great and works overnight. I apply it with a q-tip to the spot then head to bed. The smell is pretty terrible, but it definitely works well and is inexpensive!

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    3.2/5
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    June 10, 2020
    Ontario, Canada

    Wouldn't Buy Again

    I always heard such great things about this spot treatment. It was recommended by a friend, so I decided to buy it during Sephora's Beaty events. I would have to say I'm disappointed. It's $23, which is reasonable, but seeing that it did nothing, makes me regret it. I tried this out for 3 weeks, and nothing, literally nothing! This is meant more for pimples, over acne (just a heads up), but even then I had no results. On the bright side, it lasts a VERY long time, so if it does work it is worth the buck. I usually have problematic/hormnal skin, so wouldn't say it's too effective for that skin type. Instead, I tried the Neutrogena spot treatment, and within 2 weeks I could see an effect -it was cheaper and more effective. I would say make sure this product matches your skin type before purchasing. Also, if you don't like chemical scents like me, then this product is not for you either!

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    5.0/5
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    May 22, 2020
    Ontario, Canada

    would buy again for sure

    this is my first ever drying lotion and I had my doubts at first but it really does work! any bumps under my skin were gone in a day. just make sure you don't use on any open wounds or active acne.

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    4.7/5
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    March 28, 2020
    British Columbia, Canada

    Mario badescu drying lotion

    I heard good things about Mario products so I saw a box set and purchased it. I was so shocked at this product I almost fell over! I had to share with my partner. It actually worked! It is very strong! It will give a quick little burn almost like a cleaning sensation then calms with the calamine lotion in a way. It works! It takes care of those pimples that drive me nuts. I personally use it even during the day! I use it at night and I love it. My skin doesn’t get dried out either which is nice. Honestly this is a miracle worker so try it out! It helps with break outs, redness and blackheads. Great product.

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    5.0/5
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    March 17, 2020
    Ontario, Canada

    Pimples beware

    This stuff is magic. I have occasional pimples and when I see one starting to surface I will take a qtip and dip into this product. I then lightly go over any pimples with the qtip. Leave it on over night and it either reduces the pimple drastically or helps it not grow any larger

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    3.0/5
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    March 11, 2020
    Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Good for shrinking pimples overnight

    I go back and forth on this product, I don't feel like it fully heals the pimple, as I often get recurring pimples in the exact same areas. However, it does bring the size of the pimple down considerably, so if you need it hidden for a special occasion it is a good product.

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    4.7/5
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    March 11, 2020
    Manitoba, Canada

    Good product!!

    comes in a pretty small bottle and is pricey but it works really well as a spot treatment for acne, and a little goes a ling way so it does last a long time

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    0.8/5
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    January 29, 2020
    Ontario, Canada

    Hyperpigmentation

    So this seems to work quite well. The only thing I'm concern about is if it will give you scars, irritation or pigmentation issues. I will update and let you guys know.
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    Also, I would advise getting a good moisturizer as it drys your skin a lot. The next morning after using the product overnight, rinse it with warm water, clean your face with a good cleanser and then use a GOOD moisturizer.

    Only use the product where your acne or whiteheads are with a Q-TIP! This product is to treat acne not to prevent it. It claims it helps to prevent it but it's false.

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    Additional information:
    -The ingredients of this product scare me a little.-

    ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL (BAD):
    •It can cause dryness, irritation, and breakouts.

    CALAMINE (NOT TERRIBLE):
    • Will treat acne.
    • Always use it with a moisturizer as it will dry our skin
    • It may cause irritation

    CAMPHOR: (NEEDS TO BE BELOW 11% FOR IT TO BE SAFE)
    • It has antibacterial and antifungal properties that make it useful in healing infections (not proven)
    • Ability to increase elastin and collagen production
    • Can cause Irritation

    SULFUR (GREAT)
    • Exfoliate dead skin cells
    • Can help with whiteheads & blackheads
    • Can cause inflammation and irritation leading to acne

    OXIDE TALC
    • Helps irritated skin

    GLYCERIN (GOOD)
    • Moisturize skin
    • Nourish Skin
    • Heals skin
    • Protects skin
    -Product has a low Glycerin amount-

    SALICYLIC ACID (GOOD):
    • Helps with blackheads & whiteheads
    • Dissolves skin debris that clogs pores
    • Helps red inflamed pimples
    • Breaks down the connections between skin cells
    • Promotes exfoliation.

    Summary: This product has a lot of ingredients that may cause irritation to your skin. Be aware of this.

    ****Only use this product TWICE a week. Not more. Use a good cleanser followed by a good moisturizer*** ***

    Update: The product leaves acne scars. If you have the type of skin that gets hyperpigmentation from the sun or when you get an injury, this product is not for you.

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    5.0/5
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    January 20, 2020
    Ontario, Canada

    best spot treatment

    this is the best spot treatment i have ever tried (and i have tried many) i find it helps heal anything that i pick or that comes up way faster than anything i have tired, its super easy to use and lasts a long time, since you only need to use a little on each pimple, it also dries really fast which is nice

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