So for a while my skin had been behaving and then lately, I was getting the occasional pimple that surfaced, which gave me an opportunity to test out the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion and see how it performs. My daughter on the other hand has been using this like almost every day.
What Mario Badescu says about the 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.
HOW TO USE: 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.
BEAUTY TIP: Great for back acne and breakouts on the chest. The Drying Lotion will also take the itch out of mosquito bites fast!
INGREDIENTS: Isopropyl Alcohol,Deionized Water (Aqua), Calamine, Camphor,Colloidal Sulfur, Salicylic Acid,Glycerine, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Talc
- It comes in either a plastic or glass container but my daughter decided to opt for the plastic container because she's such a klutz.
- 1 oz or 29 ml
- So as you can see from the picture below, there is a liquidy part and a solid part at the bottom of the bottle and you are not supposed to shake the bottle but instead only use a cotton swab and dip it to pick up the pink stuff. Once you get some of that, you apply it to your trouble spots and let it dry and sit on your skin overnight. It may sting a little if your skin is ruptured but it's not unbearable.
- The next day after application, I noticed a significant reduction in redness and it completely got rid of the inflammation. It looks like my pimple shrunk in half. I've noticed that when using the drying lotion, my pimple healed twice as fast and the scar is less visible than when I didn't use it.
- It does have a strong smell to it but doesn't smell bad and the scent doesn't linger.
Finally! I found a product that works for me and that I can see a significant change and quick result. The only inconvenience is that you can only use it at night or when you are home because you will be left with an obvious white paste where you applied the product. I'm ok with that cause it really helped promote quicker healing and less scarring.