Mario Badescu: Drying Lotion

I get occasional acne on my T-Zone area, usually on my forehead. I don't get a lot, just a few here and there. But just like a girl scout, I like to be ready and prepared. That's why I always make sure that I have an emergency spot treatment all the time.

I've been using Clinique Acne Solution for years and it works fine. But I've heard so much about Mario Badescu Drying Lotion and out of curiosity, I went ahead and tried it.

Find out more after the jump.

From the Mario Badescu website:
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.

How I use it (night time)
1.) After cleansing, toning and moisturizing, I dip a Q-tip inside the bottle down to the pink sediment.
2.) I directly dab the pink sediment on my acne, and I let it dry.
3.) I wash it off in the morning.

The first time I used this, I was overwhelmed with the "sulfuric" scent. I am a bit bothered especially when I apply it on my nose area. The good thing is, it does not sting like my Clinique Acne Solution. It's not such a huge thing to me because I have a strong pain tolerance, and the stinging from the Clinique Acne Solution does not really bother me.

MB Drying Lotion also does not peel off the skin area where I applied it.If you ask me if it's effective. Well, it helps. But it does not work like magic. It won't make your acne go away overnight. It actually takes days. I somehow feel that it actually takes longer than my Clinique Acne Solution. And I kind of like that the Clinique one peels off the dark skin patch that the acne left behind. So what I like to do is apply my Clinique Acne Solution in the morning and my Mario Badescu Drying Lotion at nighttime.

- Do not shake the bottle.
- Once the liquid part is gone, it's time to get a new one. Don't try mixing or adding water.
- If you decide to use a cotton swab, try taking off as much of the cotton as possible. This will prevent it from absorbing too much of the liquid.
- This can also be used to stop the itch from mosquito bites.
- Drying Lotion not working with cystic acne? Try Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion. I think that is specifically targeted for cystic acne as it penetrates deeply into skin.

Price: PHP 1095 (Around USD 25) from Rustan's

This product works fine and it does not irritate me. Although, I guess I'd pick the Clinique one over this. But if you're someone who can't take the stinging of other acne solutions, this is a good alternative.

Rating: Okay Kitty.


Aya said...

Do drying lotions work like tea tree oil? Coz tea tree oil can help dry out pimples to right? :/ :)

Catmare said...

@Aya, I think so. It's supposed to dry out and shrink your acne just like tea tree oil. :)

Gellie Abogado said...

i think i need to buy one for my sister :P

Lorsee said...

I thought this was going to be around 2k! Kind of affordable din pala.

sugar sugar said...

great review! i think i need this. i've been breaking out lately. :(

Catmare said...

@Gellie, hope it works out for her.

@Lorsee, yup I thought it'd be around 2k too. :D

@Sugar, hope it works out for you :)

mario badescu drying lotion said...

I agree with your review and have used this product before!

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