The €20 acne product that beauty editors everywhere rave about 4 years ago

The €20 acne product that beauty editors everywhere rave about

Have you heard of it?

When beauty editors world over and celebrities constantly praise a product, and it gets stellar reviews across the board, I have to find out all about it.


Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is one of these beauty buys but it's not a new fad by any means, it was first established in the 1960s and has become somewhat of a cult product since.

An acne product that's said to dry up spots almost instantly without any irritation, the drying lotion is made of calamine and number one spot-fighting ingredient salicylic acid.

The calamine calms the red patches that tend to accompany spots while salicylic acid unclogs pores and helps to treat blemishes.


Kylie Jenner, Bella Hadid and Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart are just some of the celebrities who have raved about it on their social media accounts.

It's also been a favourite of many beauty editors and writers down through the years with many people saying that it's fantastic for banishing spots overnight.

You apply the solution to spots with a cotton bud and it works while you sleep, helping your skin to look clearer and brighter on waking.


There's one top tip though and that's to never shake the bottle for it's designed to be used as a 'bi-phase' solution. The liquid is not designed to be diluted as when you apply it, you want it to set and completely cover the spots that are troubling you.

Depending on where your purchase, it's available for between €20 and €25 on many websites and as mentioned above, people rave about its success and how quickly it works.