Mario Badescu • Drying Cream • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I had high hopes for this product. I ran out of my Drying Lotion and I hated that I couldn't use it during the day (well, obviously unless you're okay with having pink dots all over your face!), so I picked this stuff up to see how it does.
Now let me say this, it's NOT a miracle product by any means. It worked very very slowly for me. I used it beginning on Sunday night for a cluster of stubborn pimples and by Friday (using twice a day) they were nearly gone. Of course the benefit of this is that you won't have those pesky acne marks (don't pick!) since it works so slowly, giving your skin a chance to heal.
I like that I can use it throughout the day, but I don't use it as a concealer at all since it's way too light. I don't mind the smell at all and this pot will last you for a very very long time since a little goes a long way. I also love that if I have a pimple that has a whitehead and I have (gently) extracted the gunk, this stuff dries it up significantly. With whiteheads either they enlarge after you pop them or they shrink. With this stuff it gets in there and shrinks them nicely.
I took the two lippies off because it doesn't work overnight and the product can be a little more user-friendly without the white wash you get after applying. But if you have patience and use just a dab, you'll be good to go!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I have rosacea and use the drying cream daily. My face hurt for years, felt lots of pressure from the fluid under my skin. Since I have been using this drying cream I have no more pain. I highly recommend this for the treatment of rosacea (check with your dertmatologist, mine is amazed!). I no longer have to take the antibiotic pills that I was on for the past 30 years. By using the drying cream I have minimized the fluid pockets that form under the skin and cause the acne, red looking spots on my face. I am now 51 years old and was diagnosed when I was 17 years old. I really wish I started using this drying cream many, many years ago. Try it! I'll never go without it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
This stuff is great in small doses. It works wonders and comes at such a reasonable price. It doesn't have a pleasant smell, but it's not something you put al over your face anyway so that shouldn't matter much.
I use it for two different things; when I pick a pimple to deal and leave an unecessary lesion on my face, and when I have pimples and/or acne marks on my face but want to go out in public without makeup. For the blemishes I attack, this heals and calms them quicker than leaving them alone does. Which is a lifesaver for me. And it covers spots well in a concealer-type fashion. I don't wear it under makeup, though. I have before and it creates a splotchy appearance.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Like other reviewers said, this makes pimples disappear. It does smell bad, but I only use it at night. One jar of this lasts me a full year. Absolutely a great product! Nothing else had worked on my skin until now. :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy Eyes: Green
This review is for a generous sample size I received. Sulfur seems to work for me. I like using this as a spot treatment at night. Spots definitely dry up overnight! There may be cheaper sulfur alternatives but I quite like this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Amazing product. I got rid of almost all the bumps in just a few days. I use it at night.
I RECOMEND IT!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This product WORKS, overnight I apply this with mario badescu's glycolic gel and my pimples are flat in the morning and if not hugely reduced in size. It smells a little funny but feels nice on the face. Has a little sting to it but that always makes me feel like a product is working. HIGHLY recommended (I've tried everything!)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Sulfur is a tricky thing. It either works against blemishes beautifully or it has no effect at all. I am one of the lucky ones that sulfer products work extremely well for. If you do not know how your skin reacts to sulfur I would reccomend the Queen Helene Mint mask because that is cheaper.
I bought this treatmment while I was experiencing a fairly bad break out about two weeks ago. I applied this cream to each problem area over night and after two days even my worst zits had completly dried out. The bad news is that the product does what it says and dries the skin around the zit too, so be very cautious when using. Especially if you live in a dry climate or during the winter.
The actual product comes in a small screw top jar which I don't really mind a ton but of course I would prefer a squeeze tube or something else slightly more. There is a large amount of cream in the jar considering you only need a small amount to cover a spot.
It comes slightly brown toned so do not be alarmed. This is caused by the titanium dioxide in the formula and I think it was put in there to help the zinc in the formula blend better with the user's skin tone.
Some people claim that this can be used as a concealer but unless you are an undead level of pale this will stand out a bit. So blend it well or cover it up if you need to go out with the drying cream on.
The cream does not smell very pretty but what can you expect from a sulfur product? For the results I am happy to deal with the scent
Overall I am very pleased with this product and my skin is healing with no new break outs.
I purchased this at Ulta for $14 USD and it is also available online.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This stuff has saved me from many an inopportune pimple. I apply it as a spot treatment whenever I feel like a pimple is starting to form, but hasn't come to head yet. I usually leave it on overnight, and by the morning-- what pimple?? When my breakouts were more frequent, I would use it as a mask, and it helped clear those up, as well. It does dry up after a little while because it's made with simple ingredients, but I just add a little water (distilled water if I have it) back into the jar and it's as good as new. I'll keep a jar for nearly a year without problems. I do wish it came in a tube, but that's not enough to ever stop me from purchasing this great product. Oh, and it smells awful because of the sulfur in it, but it works!