So I frankly don’t give a rats ass about what Beautypedia has to say about Mario Badescu. I absolutely love the whole range and for a number of reasons. First of all, this cruelty free skincare brand was established back in 1967 NYC by the chemist with the same name. Mario aimed to create a botanically based line available to treat a number of skin conditions. The line is extremely affordable and I cant help but actually liking the packaging despite the lack of luxurious feeling.
This little friend, the Drying Lotion is an acne spot treatment that is supposed to clear whiteheads in a flash. The pink sediment at the bottom of the bottle contains salicylic acid to clear pore blockage and calamine which the company claims sooth redness and inflammation. It also holds collodial sulfur and zinc oxide.
Yes, this product is harsh to the skin. It contains alcohol and I would absolutely not use it as an acne treatment for cystic acne or all over the face. I use it very sparse and pin-point where I want it to go. This way, it works miracle.
It is of highest concern that the bottle never gets shaken up; the pink sediment shall be unstirred at the bottom of the bottle and with a q-tip you just dip it and apply onto the spot. It’s advocated to sleep on it, but I never do, I just let it sit for a little while and then rinse off with lukewarm water.
I can’t really understand why it works so good, the salicylic acid comes quite far down on the inci-list and all scientific facts should tell me that it’s too drying and too harsh. But it works. Every time. If I get a pimple on my back or chest it’s gone the next day. So, there it goes, straight on to the shelf of my unsung heroes.
Thank you, Mario!