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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion: Gwyneth Paltrow and Naomi Campbell’s Fav

May 22, 2023

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Some things we can’t part with when it comes to our skincare routine. Whether it be that face and body oil TikTok pressured you into buying or the moisturizer you’ve religiously bought since high school, there are some things that can’t change. But then there are the 10 nearly full bottles of spot treatment that haven’t worked out. One is too drying, one smells weird, and almost every product you’ve tried is a bust. Whenever you’re in a skincare rut, it’s normal to want to know what the stars are using for their perfect skin and this star just revealed what her holy grail spot treatment is.

Gwyneth Paltrow just dropped what spot treatment she uses and as if the stars were aligned, it’s on sale for Amazon Prime Day. In an interview with Byrdie, Paltrow divulged one of her many secrets to her flawless skin: the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. “I always just use the same pimple thing from the facialist in New York I’ve had forever—that chalky Mario Badescu… Mario Badescu is the best one.”

Other stars obsessed with the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion are Naomi Campbell, Heidi Klum, and Kylie Jenner, to name a few. Klum even revealed it to be one of her favorites when fans caught a glimpse of her routine through Instagram, per Women’s Health. (And a bunch of stars adore the brand like Jennifer Aniston, Martha Stewart, Drew Barrymore, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Christina Hendricks, Charlize Theron, January Jones, and Zendaya!)

Mario Badescu Glass Bottle Drying Lotion ULTA.

The Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is a fast-acting lotion that can diminish the appearance of blemishes. Made with powerful ingredients like Salicyclic Acid and Zinc Oxide, this skincare staple also can help customers with excess oil, pores, and stubborn whiteheads.

The brand recommends a few things when handling the cult-favorite lotion. The biggest takeaway is: don’t shake the bottle. It’s designed to act like tiny face masks, so you want it as concentrated as possible. Applying it is simple: dip a cotton swab into the bottle and dab onto the blemish — then wake up to clearer skin!

Now, Amazon shoppers are also obsessed with this lotion, with one reviewer even saying it’s “magic.” They said, “Honestly, I assume that this dainty bottle is powered by some sort of magic because this stuff is truly ah-mazing!”

Another shopper said, “this stuff is GOLDEN,” adding, “I’ve found something that actually does what it says it does…Just use the qtip to “dot” your pimple(s) and within 48 hours they vanish.”

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