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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mario Badescu - Drying Lotion

I am sure many of you have heard of Mario Badescu's Drying lotion, a favorite and a "life-saving" product for so many. It helps to keep breakouts at bay and zaps those bumps before turning into a full blown pimple.

My skin has tendencies to be problematic at times so I decided to purchase this after reading so many raves about it.

Ingredients: Isopropyl alcohol, Aqua, calamine, Camphor,
colloidal sulfur, salicylic acid, glycerin, talc, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide

You're supposed to wait for the pink substance to settle in the bottom of the bottle, get a q-tip and dip. Apply the pink substance on your blemishes and leave it on. I did this nightly, because well I dont want to look like a dalmatian.

For a week, I did this. Applied on little bumps here and there...And what did I get out of it? I broke out!! I kid you not, it made my skin much worse. It was not like other creams where it made the area where I applied it extremely dry, but I noticed I ended up with more bumps on areas where I applied the drying lotion.

Mind you, this isnt exactly cheap. It costs 1,095 pesos and you get about half a bottle worth of the pink substance. I couldve gone with panoxyl instead! haha. A friend told me, to give it more time so I did and uhhhh it isn't working at all!! What a waste!

So there you go...Just because you read on someones blog that something worked for them, it does not mean that it will work for you!

Maui Manalo


Crystal said...

too bad. i had this way back then. this worked for my small zits but not on my big ones.

Maui (Suushh) said...

I really was hoping it would work! :/ oh well hehe

Rae said...

Somehow, I'm not surprised. In a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being most acnegenic. Isopropyl alcohol ranks 4 in Zerozit's list of irritants that could cause acne. Here's the link:

And this is very expensive for something that consists mostly of alcohol.

Maui (Suushh) said...

Yeeek! I was actually surprised to see Isopropyl Alcohol on the ingredients but didnt think much of it then. I now some people put alcohol on zits, that seems to work for them. But i'll keep that in mind, thanks!! :)

Makeup by Kim Porter Blog said...

I picked this up for my sister. She said it worked for her. I guess it depends on your skin type and sensitivities.

Maui (Suushh) said...

Yeah, think so too! im probably sensitive to one of the ingredients.

Kat K. said...

I can't believe they sell it for 130% more that it actually cost. I gave this one a try before and it didn't work on me either. Hated the smell of it too.

Try shiseido pureness blemish clearing gel. It might work for your sensitive skin. :)

Maui (Suushh) said...

Now that you mentioned it, I could probably make this myself with some of the key ingredients haha! Thanks for the suggestion, will try to look for that :)

runningtindera said...

ive been deciding for years whether to buy this or not because its too expensive.. thanks for the input. ive settled for panoxyl and clearasil since its cheaper and ever reliable.

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Sheyz said...

Mauitot try the M2 (formerly MaMa Lotion) line. It's available thru Sophie of Beauty and Minerals, and whatever she doesn't have, you can get at this shop near Pure Beauty in Serendra!


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