Thursday, 25 August 2016

Mario Badescu, Drying Lotion


Is this magic in a bottle? I think so. Does it work? Yes. 

I have been having some serious breakouts and I mean serious. Spot after spot. I had seen this everywhere and seen Kylie Jenner and Desi Perkins use this on their snapchat's and I was intrigued. I did some research and seen nothing but good reviews, so I bit the bullet and ordered it off beauty bay for €15.80. Which, for me is a steal if helps my spots. You get 1fl oz and I cant see me using this all up anytime soon. 

I have been using sudocreme for years and this did the trick for the odd spot that I used to to get. I mean it was once in a blew moon and now its spot after spot. I find this a bit greasy though and wipes off the face too easily. 

So lets jump right in to how to use this and the review. 

First off I am going to start with the most important part of this product. DO NOT SHAKE THE BOTTLE. The alcohol and water sits on the top of the chamomile and anti-inflammatory concoction on the bottom. 

Here is a pic of how the product should look: 


The next step is to take a cotton bud and simply place it in the container until it hits the pink lotion. 


You then take it out and the cotton bud will have the product on the tip of it, like this: 


Then you dab the product on to your spot .

** Another very important part of this product is NOT to double dip. Once you have used one end to put the product on a spot, do not use that end again. This will contaminate the container and you then will be spreading the bacteria from the spots you already treated. Simply turn around to the other end of the cotton bud or use a fresh one. One dip will cover a good few spots anyway.

Once the product is on your skin it will look like this: 


This product will dry hard on the skin and the spot will significantly be reduced by morning if used at night. 

The technical stuff: 

From Beauty Bay: An excellent spot treatment made with a blend of Calamine and Salicylic Acid, Drying Lotion clears up and soothes unsightly whiteheads overnight without irritating the surrounding skin.

This is so so true. It reduces the swelling of the area and sometimes for me they are gone over night. Sometimes it takes a few evening's of use for a very stubborn area. The other thing I like is that if treated properly, this doesn't leave that area that you treated flaky and dry. 

I honestly don't know what I would do without this product now.  It has been a life saver for me and my breakouts. I highly recommend this product to anyone who suffers from frequent breakouts. 

The only con to this product is travel. You obviously cant shake the bottle or it wont work. It sat nicely in the console of my car on a recent trip to Dublin to keep it up right. 

Now I have dropped this and it arrived shaken up, from its very vigorous postal journey. Don't fret though, if it does mix. Just set it somewhere, upright and it will settle into the proper state after a couple of hours and then can be used. 

Do you have this product or is it something you are interested in? 

Alanna xxx










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