Blemish Control, Face

Mario Badescu Drying Cream


Mario Badescu Drying Cream, $14

Let’s keep this short and sweet. This stuff totally works. You should buy it.


Hahaha! Jay kay! You know I can’t stop talking. But, since I’m on last minute vacation with my MANTASTIC MANIMAL, I am going to keep this short, by my standards.

I got a little sample jar of Mario Badescu’s Drying Cream at Ulta last week. It was a gift with purchase sample, obviously, since yet another shitty thing about Ulta is their refusal to give out samples.

Ulta – 1, Sephora – 1,000

I gave Ulta a point because they never had me in for a bunch of interviews, talked scheduling with me, and then DIDN’T HIRE ME. Minus one point from Sephora, plus one for Ulta.

Anyways, that was years ago, I’m past all that now. My righteous anger boycott of Sephora only lasted a couple weeks.

Mario Badescu Drying Cream is a blemish cream that dries up your zits so you can move on with your life. Most blemish creams dry up and flake off once they’re on your skin; this one is sort of weird because it’s creamy like makeup, and it stays that way on your face. Their site says you can use it under your makeup to conceal and heal your blemishes, so that’s pretty cool. On Wednesday, I got this really angry looking pimple on the side of my nose. It was really big, like the tip of a pencil eraser. And, of course, I couldn’t stop touching it, even thought I totally know better. Before I went to bed that night, I remembered I had the Drying Cream, so I put a little on my zit. When I woke up in the morning, it was almost completely gone! It had shrunk way down to just a little dot, and it wasn’t red and pulsating anymore. Science is amazing, right? No more having to suffer through embarrassing adult pizza face. The only down side was, since it doesn’t dry down, it’s easy to smear. The first night I had it on, I kept saying to myself, “What is that weird smell?” and wiping my nose, like an idiot. It doesn’t actually smell weird, I’m just forgetful.

I love this product! It’s really fantastic. But, the joke’s on them! I only used a teeeeeeny bit, and it worked right away. I’m going to use this free sample forever!

For some reason, Mario Badescu doesn’t allow Sephora and Ulta to promote these on their websites. So, you can buy Drying Cream directly from Mario Badescu’s site, HERE. Or, you can buy it in store at Sephora and Ulta.