Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

The Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is a product I’ve wanted to try for a long time after reading so many glowing reviews, and I finally decided to purchase it last month after spotting Mario Badescu being stocked on BeautyBay. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is a spot treatment that contains a blend of salicylic acid and calamine, and claims to clear up and soothe whiteheads overnight.

The bottle is very tiny with only 28ml, and the bottle is divided into two sections; three thirds of the bottle is a yellow tinged liquid, and the bottom third is a pink sediment like product, and you mustn’t shake the bottle. To use the treatment, you use a cotton bud and dip it into the bottle, and into the pink sediment at the bottom of the bottle and then dab the pink lotion directly onto blemishes.

Mario Badescu Drying LotionMario Badescu Drying Lotion

I’ve been going through an awful time skin-wise lately, with horrible cystic blemishes on my chin and jawline which are so painful. I’d tried a number of blemish treatments that I already owned, but nothing was touching them so I decided I wanted to try the Drying Lotion to see if it would be the miracle I very much needed, and I had very high hopes.

When I put the pink liquid on my blemishes with a cotton bud, the liquid really stings and most blemish treatments sting, but this is a whole another level, it makes my eyes water as it hurts so much. Once I’ve applied the pink liquid to my blemishes, it does dry and leave a pink mark on your skin which is very attractive before bed.

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

So did it work? Sadly not. I have tried it so many times and I never notice any difference or improvement to my blemishes whatsoever, no matter how much I apply. I’m so disappointed that I haven’t had any success with the Drying Lotion, especially as it’s such a raved about product.

Since the Drying Lotion was a complete letdown, I’ve gone back to my Clinique Clearing Gel which I’d forgotten about and luckily I’ve finally seen an improvement in my skin in the last week. If you have any blemish treatments that you’d recommend, I’d love for you to comment below and let me know so I know what to try next…

The Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is available to purchase from BeautyBay for £16.



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