Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Why Cherie Love ItThis award-winning on-the-spot solution is renowned for its ability to help dry up surface blemish overnight. Featuring a blend of Calamine, Salicylic Acid, and Zinc Oxide, this fast-acting treatment helps draw impurities from the skin and is super gentle to apply.
What It IsTarget pesky problems with the original, on-the-spot solution. This is a fast-acting formula that helps dry up surface blemishes overnight¿earning Drying Lotion renown as an iconic, award-winning must-have.
What Else You Need to KnowThis is an effective spot treatment formulated with salicylic acid, sulfur, and zinc oxide to help draw impurities from the skin. It cares for surface blemishes as calamine and camphor help to cool and soothe the troubled area—revealing a clearer-looking complexion after as little as one night.
Exfoliating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Inflammatory
Soothing, Anti-Inflammatory, Comedogenic
BEST Acne Spot Treatments and How They Work
👩🏻⚕️Everything you ever wanted to know about acne spot treatments, ingredients and more! 🔑P. Acnes/C. Acnes is the bacteria responsible for causing acne. 🔑Rx Retinoids, Differin (Adapalene,) and retinols should not be used as spot treatments. See my previous post for information about these. So what's in spot treatments and how and why do these ingredients work? proactiv - Emergency Blemish Relief ✅Rating 9/10 ✅More penetrating, less drying 5% BPO formula ✅Goes on clear and can be worn under makeup ✅I’m allergic to BPO but can sometimes use this sparingly 🧪Benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is considered the gold standard in treating acne. BPO works by penetrating clogged hair follicles to kill the bacteria that causes acne within the pore, P. acnes. In addition, BPO is anti-inflammatory, and continues to fight acne after it has cleared. New studies show lower concentrations of BPO are just as effective as higher concentrations and cause less irritation. ✅Best for: inflammatory acne, blackheads, whiteheads, pustules/papules, mild cystic acne ORIGINS - Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel (1.5% SA) ✅Rating 9/10 ✅More concentrated formulation ✅Works quickly ✅Goes on clear and can be worn under makeup 🧪Salicylic acid is (SA) a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that acts as a skin exfoliant. It works to clear acne-causeing debris from pores, such as dead skin cells. Dead skin cells then shed and pores appear smaller, tighter, clearer and more youthful. It's important to note that it does not kill P. acnes, the bacteria that is linked to acne. ✅Best for: oiliness, blackheads, whiteheads, large and congested pores Kate Somerville - EradiKate Acne Treatment ✅Rating9/10 ✅Dries quickly and doesn’t flake ✅Works quickly ✅Combines sulfur (10%), salicylic acid and Zinc Oxide 💁🏻♀️I like it better than MARIO BADESCU - Mario Badescu Drying Lotion (Combines sulfur, salicylic acid and calamine) 🧪Sulfur works similar to benzoyl peroxide and fights P. acnes. However, it appears to be more gentile and has less irritant effects. Sulfur also promotes the top layers of skin to dry and peel off. The effect dries up pimples and prevents future breakouts. In addition, sulfer reduces excess production of sebum oils that can cause acne causing debris when they mix with dead skin cells. Overall, sulfur is excellent at unclogging pores. ✅Best for: sebum-induced acne, blackheads, whiteheads, large and congested pores yesto - Triple-Threat Acne Treatment Kit ✅Rating 9.5/10 ✅Combines charcoal, sulfur (4%) and which hazel ✅Dries and works quickly ✅Smells heavenly boscia - Charcoal Spot Corrector ✅Rating 8.5/10 ✅Combines charcoal, willow herb extract and salicylic acid ✅Dries and works quickly ✅Good for sensitive skin 🧪Activated charcoal works by picking up and removing bacteria, oil, toxins and other cellular debris. It is a good anti-inflammatory, exfoliant that clears pores, increases pore tightness and reduces pore size. It works similar to sulfur in that it can balance sebum production. But, like salicylic acid, activated charcoal has no effect against P. acnes. ✅Best for: inflammatory acne, blackheads, whiteheads, large and congested pores 🚨All of the ingredients and products can have side effects such as dryness, itching, redness, flaking, irritation or allergy. Be sure to test a small area on skin 24 hours before applying to your face.
boscia-Charcoal Spot Corrector
Are These Hyped Up Skincare Products Worth It?
You ever get to a point with your skincare stash where you start asking yourself if certain products were worth the hype or not? After a certain point of using them you either see the hype or wonder what everyone is seeing that you’re not. One item I completely found not worth the hype was the Milk MAKEUP - Cooling Water . I had wanted to try this for the longest time and I finally got the chance with the Sephora birthday gift last year. Above I have the mini which is $15 for .21 oz of product (the full size is $26 for 1.2 oz). Milk claims this cooling under eye stick helps reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles with caffeine while hydrating with seawater (which sounds weird to me). My issue with this product is the stick doesn’t have enough glide. It skips across the skin and I feel like I have to tug too much at the delicate under eye area. It’s just too much trauma to the under eye. It’s a little cooling but not enough for it to be in the name. I don’t find it hydrates well either. It has no detectable smell. Overall this product is completely not worth the hype. Another product that is super hyped up is the MARIO BADESCU - Mario Badescu Drying Lotion . I bought last year around Christmas after hearing all the buzz about it. It was $17 for 1 oz of product. I will say that for the most part it does work but as I went to esthetician school I realized how bad this is for your skin. Yes, this will dry out a pimple but it also dries out your surrounding skin and can in turn damage it. When I did use it I used to spot treatment by sticking a cue tip in the suspension and grabbing some of the pink solution and applying to the blemish. It has this very STRONG smell of alcohol I didn’t like. I like to spot treat before I go to bed and I found when I was sleeping this would just flake off. It just irritated the skin and made it inflamed. I would not recommend this at all for acne. Like the whole range is really bad. Salicylic acid is a lot better of an option. This definitely was not worth the hype.
Milk MAKEUP-Cooling Water
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion 🧴
The product: The Mario Badescu drying lotion is a salicylic lightweight product that is designed to help dry up surface blemishes for a shorter recovery time. Not to mention it is also an award winning solution! 🥇 My impressions: I had first tried this product after it was referred to myself from beloved family and friends. They claimed it as their holy grail and when I first tried it, I was so surprised with how well and quickly it worked. In the bottle, it is half the drying lotion and at the top, salicylic acid. The process is super simple by which you dip a cotton swab into the pink colouring and dab it on to any blemishes. It did sting for around 5 seconds the first few times, but my skin became immune to the product. The drying lotion also dried within 10 seconds, so it is not like a face mask where you are waiting for it to dry, which is a bonus. When it does dry, it becomes chalky and essentially flakes off after a while. You can then wash it off or sleep with it on.This Mario Badescu product smells minty and lasts along time, since a little bit goes a long way! And one thing, DO NOT SHAKE IT! 🤍 How it worked on combination skin: Considering this is a drying lotion product, it did not over dry my skin. If you stick to putting it on your blemishes, you should not have an issue. It also did not strip the natural oils from my face or cause any unwanted imperfections! 💕 Skin type for Mario Badescu, Drying Lotion: 🙌🏼 Normal 🙌🏼 Combination 🙌🏼 Dry 🙌🏼 Oil Length of Use: 11 months Cost: $18 / 29ML Target Areas: Blemishes! 🎯 Recommend: If you are one struggling with any blemishes or imperfections, I highly recommend trying out this product. It is a true life saver and works so quickly and effectively. No matter the skin type, there has been positive results for everyone! 💕 Overall Rating: This Drying Lotion definitely deserves the five star rating. It is not too costly which is always a positive, as well as the process is simple, yet effective! ⭐️ MARIO BADESCU - Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
MARIO BADESCU-Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
updated night skincare routine 🌙
I thought I would show you my updated, current night time skincare routine !! -the products shown in the video- DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cleanser The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution peach slices - Snail Rescue Blemish Busting Toner COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil innisfree - Jeju Cherry Blossom Dewy Glow Jelly Cream MARIO BADESCU - Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
The Ordinary-100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
So, it’s been now over two weeks and these are the fab 5 that have helped my skin SO much from all my “facemask-acne”. Yes, it’s taken a little while, but I am happy that my breakouts are almost completely gone (except for a very stubborn one near my mouth). Please note: I do NOT recommend any of these products for anyone with sensitive skin, except for the face spray!! Ok, let’s go product by product now: NEOSTRATA - Foaming Glycolic Wash I LOVE this face wash! Everything from the super soft foam texture, the small amount you need, and the barely there scent is great about it. The 4 and not 5 stars?? If you overuse it (like I have 🤦🏻♀️) it’ll dry out your skin a bit. So, careful !! MARIO BADESCU - Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater This little spray is everything to me. The main reason: it does NOT have any alcohol in it and therefore doesn’t dry my skin out. I like to use it as a “toner” in between my wash/treatments/moisturizer, but when I need a bit of hydration through the day, I just do a couple of sprays 😊 Kate Somerville - Liquid ExfoliKate Triple Acid Resurfacing Treatment Ok, first things first: the one thing I CANNOT stand about this product is the smell 😩😩😩 It’s super strong and definitely not pleasant. However, when it comes to its effectiveness, I must say it’s great. My skin does feel clean, like I’ve taken away a thin layer of extra whatever was there (sorry lol, it’s hard to explain). It burns a bit on my breakouts, but it has helped reduce them too. Once again, another product NOT to be overdone, it’s a strong formula that contains Alpha Hydroxy Acid, which can be damaging to the skin when not used properly. PLEASE use at night only, and REMEMBER to use SPF during the day as well as minimum sun exposure for the sake of your skin staying healthy and getting the most benefit out of AHA’s!! NEOSTRATA - Acne Clarifying Solution This solution right here is bomb! Yes, I said it. Has to be the best acne solution I’ve ever used. It does work great for my skin. I only dab a saturated cotton pad where I need it (breakouts mostly and oily parts of my face). It burns my breakouts, yes, I literally DO feel the burn lol, which it also means it’s working, right? 🤔 It’s also helped with my redness and the breakout bumps minimize noticeably! And last, but not least MARIO BADESCU - Mario Badescu Drying Lotion Yes, another cult fave that I HAD to try myself lol. I think it’s effective and it does a good work by drying out breakouts (or anything that’s a pustule or such). My only complaint is that it takes a while to see the results. Maybe I was expecting it to be one of those “overnight miracle” products, but it just isn’t. It’s also recommended to be applied and left overnight, which I did, but in the morning my ugly little bumps were still there, just in the slow process of going away...
NEOSTRATA-Acne Clarifying Solution
Review of Clinique’s clearing gel
I’ve decided to do a multi-part post where I review and breakdown the products in my everyday skincare routine (see first post for routine). This is Part 1! The spot treatment I’ve been using is CLINIQUE - Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel This has been a true game changer, especially with my hormonal acne. I bought this through Ulta when they had a special sale on Clinique products. I will admit when I purchased this I didn’t look at the size. It’s SMALL, like fits in my palm, mini, little bottle and it’s not necessarily cheap. But since I got it on “sale” I decided to still try it. I actually love the formulation and don’t mind the small packaging now (super easily to travel with!!), you also only need a very small amount. It’s a clear gel liquid that dries fast. I apply it only to problem areas (cheeks, jaw, upper forehead)/any new arising acne. I apply this after cleansing and use it in my my morning and night routine. It has a mild tingly/tight sensation when the skin is first soaking it in, but it isn’t uncomfortable at all. There’s a slight shine left on the skin after soaking in, but I apply my serums and moisturizer after this so it goes away. Since using this in addition to my usual routine my breakouts are super minimal and can be quickly and easily stopped in their tracks. I was getting terrible hormonal acne on my cheeks and jaw but I haven’t since using this! I 100% recommend to anyone looking for a better spot treatment. It’s well worth it! **Previously I used MARIO BADESCU - Mario Badescu Drying Lotion this stuff worked ok at first but I’d have to apply it every night and it would get on my pillow and really dry out my skin/make me itchy. Eventually I felt it was only drying my skin out and no longer providing any benefits.
CLINIQUE-Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel
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