Mario Badescu ‘Drying Lotion’ spot treatment review

All I seem to have been going on about recently is how tragic my skin has been. For the best part of the year, so far, I have been breaking out in those awful under the skin spots around my chin and it has drove me insane. It seems that no full-coverage foundation or concealer will cover them up and they’ve also been pretty painful. After trying multiple face masks, spot treatments and sudocrem (none of which really helped) I decided to cave and purchase the Mario Badescu ‘Drying Lotion after hearing so much about it recently.

Upon first impressions, it seems like you don’t get much product, since you only really use the pink sediment at the bottom, however you really don’t need to use much as a little goes a long way. Because my skin wasn’t really used to the strength of the products, the first time I used it, it stung like a bitch (however I found this weirdly satisfying because it actually felt like it was doing something).

Although I can’t say that this is an absolute miracle product and that it transformed my skin overnight, I can tell you that the ‘Drying Lotion’ reduced any spots in size and after repetitive use, they did disappear quicker that with other products I had been using. I tend to use it every other night, when I first find a spot coming through, as I don’t want my skin to get too used to the product to the point where it doesn’t work as well.


I’d definitely recommend putting this product on right before bed, as I found if I was sitting around the house with it on, it tended to crack and flake off when I would talk or move my mouth a lot (as well as the fact that I got some weird looks from my family).

While it is a little more expensive than most acne treatments you would find in the drugstore, retailing at roughly £16, I would definitely recommend the Mario Badescu ‘Drying Lotion’ to anyone that is struggling with those spots that just don’t seem to heal up. It has become a staple in my skincare collection.

Thanks for reading,

Emily X

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