Mario Badescu • Drying Cream • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||63%|
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I received this as a sample after a friend recommended MB to me. I can't speak for the packaging, as I'm not sure what the full sized packaging is like. Anyway, I ended up with a horrible breakout after using a new face makeup. This came just in time, so I thought I would give it a go. I used it after washing with the enzyme wash and toning with the cucumber toner. I followed the directions as printed, and went to bed. In the morning, it seemed like the blemishes went down a little. So, I decided to use it again the next night. The following morning, not only did it not do anything, but I had MORE breakouts. I immediately stopped using it, and now I'm finding that they're healing much better without this cream. Maybe this works for others, but I'm glad I didn't have to buy the full size of this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I LOVE this product. I've literally tried everything for acne; prescription tretinoin cream, 20% benzoyl peroxide gel, antibiotics, and practically every OTC thing I could get my hands on. The Mario Badescu line is the only thing that has made my pimples go away, even the tiny unpoppable ones. I got the drying cream after trying the cucumber face wash, and this cream has been a lifesaver. I've used this for over a month, and my face has cleared up completely. Even my skin tone has evened up and I don't have to use as much foundation.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I seriously read reviews on everything! No acne spot treatment ever did anything impressive for me and I got to a point where I was frustrated and fed up. I came on MUA and after reading reviews, I bought he drying cream. Wow! Seriously my skin had been missing this for years. I just dab a little on the spot where I feel a breakout coming and in the next 1-2 days the pimple doesn't even surface, it just completely goes away. Awesome product!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
When I first used this product I had purchased it with the acne relief set by MB. One of the associates at Ulta had raved about it to me and I just knew I had to try it. AMAZING. My skin has done a 360 in the last month or so. I had been using Clinique's acne line but my skin had plateaued. This is the perfect spot treatment for me. If I see a pimple about to surface I just put a tiny ( extra emphasis on tiny ) dab on it and its goes away overnight. Cystic pimples... buh-bye. Its pretty slow but you can bet it will be smaller every day you use it and in no way painful!
p.s. I don't care for the packaging b/c it is not hygienic. i compulsive wash my hands prior to applying.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I recently started using the Mario Badescu line when I broke out pretty badly. I was reccomended by a worker at Ulta, so I went ahead and bought the Drying Lotion. It cleared out my breakout in about 3 days, I was so impressed! Then I bought the Drying Cream yesterday for a more convenient and inexpensive spot treatment. I put it on last night and woke up with my skin almost perfectly clear! I have had issues with little flesh colored bumps on my face, and this got rid of them! I have NEVER tried a better spot treatment. I highly reccomend this!!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This cream is great! I didn't really have high hopes for it but since the ingredients look good, it's tinted, and it's relatively cheap and I don't have a spot treatment-why not? Well it worked! I had two pimples last night but this morning they are gone! The fact that it's tinted makes it great for day time use too if you want to forego concealer, but be warned-it is VERY light. I'm NC15/20 and this was light for me.