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Friday, September 16, 2011

Kikay Friday: Drying Lotion by Mario Badescu

I've had my share of skin problems, specifically pimples, when I was a teenager. It wasn't very bad like my face was all red with pustule and you couldn't see a clear spot anymore, but rather occasional outbreaks and one or two big zits that took days to heal. Thankfully, when I entered college my skin cleared up, I enjoyed many years of clear skin bliss and got hooked in make up and beauty products.

So imagine my frustration when I got preggy with my son and my skin took the beating of pregnancy-related outbreaks. I had acne (although moderate), dry skin on my chin, and oily patches on my nose and forehead. I've tried many skin care products before but the one I trust best is Mario Badescu.

Prior to pregnancy, I was already a user and fan of Mario Badescu Skin Care products. I'm an avid fan of their Seaweed Cleansing Soap and I love the supple feel of my skin after using it. Mario Badescu is more popular for their acne management products and I wasted no time in ordering their popular Drying Lotion online. In the Philippines, only Rustan's sell Mario Badescu products (at a premium price compared to the US) so even if I had to wait for a gracious friend to send a box to Manila from the US, I'd rather order online.

Mario Badescu's Drying Lotion delivers exactly what it promises - a dry and healed pimple after applying the solution overnight. It's amazingly effective and works like magic.

Benefits: The Drying Lotion is a fast acting, effective acne spot treatment. Formulated with salicylic acid, calamine and other quick-drying ingredients, this product will shrink ugly whiteheads virtually overnight while you sleep. While other acne spot treatments can irritate and dry delicate or sensitive skin, this product is safe and effective for all skin types.

How to Use: Before bed, after cleansing, toning and moisturizing apply a dab of lotion directly on the whitehead using a cotton swab. Do not rub in. Let it dry and rinse off in the morning. DO NOT shake the bottle and apply only the pink sediment on the skin.

Beauty Tip: Great for back acne and breakouts on the chest. The Drying Lotion will also take the itch out of mosquito bites fast!

Ingredients: Isopropyl Alcohol,Deionized Water (Aqua), Calamine, Camphor, Colloidal Sulfur, Salicylic Acid,Glycerine, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Talc

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If you order online, the 1oz bottle is priced at US$17.00 plus shipping fee. Mario Badescu products are also available in Rustan's Department Store and last time I checked the Drying Lotion sells for Php1200.


Anonymous said...

Hi, ask ko lang if I ordered it online and asked a friend to send it here sa PI, will I have to pay customs fee? Na-trauma kasi ako nung nagorder ako last time, half of what I bought ang binayaran ko. Anong shipping company ang ginamit nyo, aroung how much ung ginastos nyo and gano kabilis nyo nakuha ung item. Thank you very much! :)

BratinelangKikay said...

Hi, I did not pay any customs fee. Balikbayan box kasi. I'm not sure of the shipping company. Better siguro if you know someone who is going home on vacation here, maki pabili ka nalang :)

Hope this helps.

Unknown said...

hello ! Ask ko lang ung site kung san ka umuorder ? Thanks! :)

Unknown said...

Yung friend ko ito rin ang ginagamit, and effective daw talaga siya. Medyo mahirap nga lang hanapin sa beauty kiosks.
~Pauline @Eucerin Philippines

BratinelangKikay said...

Hi Maricris, I order from the Mario Badescu website ( and have it delivered to my friend's address in US (free shipping). Then my friend sends through Balikbayan box or if may pupunta, ipapaki uwi.

BratinelangKikay said...

Pauline, you can get them at Rustan's :)

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