Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Mario Badescu Drying Cream ($12.00)

When it comes to small, flesh-colored acne, this is the king for me. Whenever I spot any that crop up, I’ll smear a little of the Drying Cream on the area before I go to bed. In the morning, they’ve totally vanished, and I mean vanished! I’m pretty skeptical about acne spot treatments, especially how their ability to work quickly, but this one delivers (at least for me).

In fact, I noticed a few small fleshy bumps last night, put this on the area, and voila–no troubles this morning. I find this to be less drying than the Drying Lotion, which means I can use it more often and without fear of getting dry patches in exchange for clearer skin. (The Drying Lotion is fab, but I find I need to use it every other day or two to avoid drying my skin out too much!) This is also my go-to acne spot treatment if I “feel” one coming on.

Mario Badescu offers several acne spot treatments, and so far, I’ve liked all of them and found them to work on different types of acne. I know some of you would rather an all-in-one spot treatment, but in a way, knowing that each one is designed to work with specific types of acne makes me feel like they’re more efficient.

For $12 you got a big tub of Drying Cream–seriously, this will probably lose efficacy before you finish using it. I would prefer tube-packaging over an open jar, but it’s cheap enough where I don’t feel I’m breaking the bank rebuying it after a few months, you know? So any issue with packaging isn’t enough to keep me from loving this product.

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18 thoughts on “Acne Spot Treatments: Mario Badescu Drying Cream!

  1. Lucy

    Cool I’m going to try this, I have acne problems on my chin

  2. [email protected]

    I go through a jar of this every 6 months b/c you have to toss it – it separates and dries out but it’s the best product for painful, underground acne. I’ll never use anything else for this.

  3. Jessica

    thank you so much! I often suffer from these small flesh colored bumps, but now I know what to do!

  4. Rachael

    So where can I get this?

  5. aradhana

    are the ingredients listed anywhere online?

  6. Zahra

    omg yes,where can we get this?

  7. Mikki

    That probably won’t help for my dry, anti-acne skin lol

  8. Mela

    I really wanted this to work but it didn’t for me I have used it since Friday (Sunday now) and my pimple still has not gone away. Maybe I was expecting it to vanish by now not sure if it is still too soon.

    • tinkerbell

      2 days is pretty short for you to give up on a product. I would give it 2 weeks to do its thing if i were you.

  9. Nunuiviet

    This stuff is great ,I have the drying lotion as well but I think that the drying cream works much better on me and doesn’t leave any red marks.for me this stuff works for any kind of acne! I love this stuff, will definitely rebuy once it is expired and I mean expired coz the pot contains a lot of product and lasts only for 6 months , and you only need to use a tiny amount of the product! This only downside to the product is the smell, it really smells awful, but you get used to it with time.