Local of Purchase: AntonG
According to Mario Badescu's webpage:
Acne cream that conceals! Drying Cream is an effective treatment to dry up small under the surface bumps and pimples. Just a few dabs smoothed on the erupted areas prevent pimples from getting larger and spreading out of control. Aloe rich cream conceals and heals erupted pimples.
How to Use: Apply sparingly on pimples by dabbing with fingertip until cream blends into the skin. Best when applied after moisturizer, before make-up.
Deionized Water (Aqua), Zinc Oxide,Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice) Gel,Cetyl Alcohol,Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum) Extract, Colloidal Sulfur,Ervol,Octyl Palmitate,Ichthammol,Polysorbate 80, Titanium Dioxide,Polyglycerylmethacrylate (and) Propylene Glycol
Recently I've been breaking out more than usual, so the hunt for acne related stuffs has started again.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is a staple item in my bathroom cabinet, and I can't do without it. I always repurchase when I'm about to run out, and while I was restocking, I've picked up the Drying Cream as well.
While the lotion is amazing, it's gunky and pinkish, so I can only use it at home. As a result, I've needed something that I can wear in the morning. The sales lady told me the cream serves the same purpose and since it is translucent I can wear it in the morning.
I've been using this for nearly a month, and have concluded that these 2 products serves different purposes, while the drying lotion will dry up the acne over night or significantly reduce the lifespan of an acne. (is that an appropriate description for an acne??? never mind, as long as you got what I mean), the drying cream works more like a prevention.
I've been dotting the drying cream around the center of my face and chin, where the pores are more prominent and prone to acne, and since then my face has started to clear up. I haven't seen any new break outs and I have my fingers crossed. This product doesn't feel dry, it actually feels abit heavy, but I've noticed that I've been oozing less oil. I think this product is actually balancing oil secretion and keeping my pores unclogged.