Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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.
Price $17 for 30 ml
Before bed, after cleansing, toning and moisturizing apply a dab of lotion directly on the whitehead using a cotton swab. Do not rub in. Let it dry and rinse off in the morning. DO NOT shake the bottle and apply only the pink sediment on the skin.
Isopropyl Alcohol, Aqua (Water,Eau), Calamine, Camphor, Sulfur, Resorcinol, Salicylic Acid, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Talc, Glycerin
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion – Review
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion comes in small translucent plastic bottle. Traveling with this lotion can be a little tricky. To use the product effectively, you should NOT shake the bottle and get the pink sediment and liquid mixed. They need to stay separated. I hardly think that’s possible to maintain if you are traveling around with it. If at all you want to take it on the go, make sure to let it stand for a couple of hours so that the pink powder can settle down at the bottom. This lotion is formulated with salicylic acid which I think is one of the best acne fighting ingredient but unfortunately they haven’t mentioned the concentration. Calamine helps in calming and soothing irritated skin. Zinc oxide soothes redness and reduces the size of the breakouts and helps in drying them up faster. It has an intense minty/eucalyptus fragrance with a hint of calamine. While I still use my trusted Body shop tea tree oil on the first sign of any zit or pimple, there are a few that misses your radar and are well on their way to fully blossom. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion works brilliantly in drying up and almost completely getting rid of these issues. However it doesn’t fully remove the redness or the discoloration from the area. It is a bit stinging when you apply but the sensation wears off quickly. This works only if the zit or pimple has fully emerged. It gets rid off whiteheads overnight. For a fully bloomed moderately sized acne, it takes about 3-4 nights to shrink. It doesn’t work on cystic under the skin bumps – your only hope is a good over the counter salicylic acid prescription. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is a spot treatment and should be used as such. The ingredients can be quite drying so moisturize well in the morning.
This drying lotion helps in calming active acne. It completely busts whiteheads overnight and soothes acne issues after a few night’s application. This however doesn’t work in treating or clearing up the discolorations. So though its not the ultimate product for addressing targeted skin problems, this works great where something like tea tree oil won’t work or stops working.