Bye-Bye Pimples, Hello Flawless Skin!

I get so many requests of my readers asking me how they can get rid of acne, or they have a pimple that just won’t go away, and they really need a quick fix! I’m sure a lot of you agree that if a pimple pops up on Wednesday, it must be gone by Friday! Otherwise there is no ways you are stepping out to face the world. Say bye-bye to pimples and hello to flawless skin with Mario Badescu.

But you, my dears, are in luck! Because today i am going to give you some more information on my new best friend ‘The Drying Lotion’ by Mario Badescu. You might have heard of this Skin Care brand from The USA, which launched in 1967, and has finally made it to South Africa so we can all reap the benefits of beautiful skin.

Benefits Of Drying Lotion:

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) dip a cotton swab into the pink sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Apply a dab of this lotion directly on the whitehead. Do not rub in. Let it dry and rinse off in the morning. DO NOT shake the bottle; if contents get shaken during packing and delivery, place the bottle on a flat surface until the layers separate and the pink sediment rests on the bottom.


Isopropyl Alcohol,Aqua (Water,Eau), Calamine, Camphor,Sulfur, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Talc,Glycerin, Salicylic Acid

Questions & Answers:

Is it better to moisturize the pimples or to dry them out?

It is essential to moisturize your entire skin surface after cleansing, to keep the elasticity in your skin great. However pimples can get agitated very easily if they produce too much oils or become ‘soft’, so by drying them out they disappear quicker, and the Drying Lotion is made with a blend of Calamine and Salicylic Acid which helps soothes them.

Can i put the lotion on during the day?

The best time to use this lotion is overnight. It is a milky pink colour, so we don’t advise that you leave the house with the lotion on. It also must not be used under makeup or mixed with other pimple formulas.

A little bit more about the founder – Mario Badescu

Who was Mario Badescu?

Mario Badescu was a Romanian-born skin care specialist with a bold vision. Being both a chemist and a cosmetologist, Mario had a very unique perspective about skin care, appreciating both the chemical nature and complexities of the skin, as well as the desire and innate satisfaction and confidence that healthy, clean, radiant skin can give a person.

Mario opened his salon in New York City in 1967 and began to develop his signature skin care product line. The effectiveness of these products and his unparalleled European-style facials did not remain a secret — before long, Mario was rubbing shoulders with the most famous actors, actresses, and celebrities of his day, as they looked to his products and salon as New York City’s very own fountain of youth.

The Mario Badescu Vision:

Mario Badescu spent many years doing research in his laboratory and testing his innovative products in his salon, and the result of his hard work can still be seen today. Our botanically-based skin care line remains as Mario crafted it so many years ago, expertly designed to keep your skin luscious and beautiful. We pride ourselves in still offering the same personal, customized skin care treatments that were Mario’s patent offerings.

Our insistence upon holding true to Mario Badescu’s vision is the reason why celebrities around the world still love our products and our facials, and why hundreds of other men and women who appreciate how important healthy skin can be still look to Mario Badescu for their skin care needs.

Likewise, we have maintained Mario’s dedication to offering our skin care products at exceptional prices. We believe that everybody deserves good skin care, and have crafted our prices accordingly. Using simple, no-frills packaging is part of the reason we are able to do this. While other companies are concerned with fancy, shiny wrappers and bottles, the packaging of our products is not as important as the products inside them. This allows us to focus on providing a quality product at an affordable price.

And so we offer our mission, the same vision that Mario Badescu had when he opened his salon over 40 years ago:

To brighten up the world with our time-tested skin care products and treatments, in order to provide customers with the beautiful and healthy skin every human being is entitled to.

This product, along with others, can be purchased online at as well as the various distributors listed on their website for R360.00 

You can view their Facebook HERE 

You can view their Instagram HERE







Leave a Reply

Copyright © 2023 LIFE RETREAT - All rights reserved