Beauty Problem Solver of the Week: Mario Badescu Drying Cream

The product: Mario Badescu Drying Cream, $14

Why: In short, it cuts the life of a juicy pimple in half.

My skin has been a disaster lately — lots of hormonal breakouts on my chin and jawline. Not fun. That’s when I reached for this colloidal sulfur, zinc, aloe and beeswax-infused pimple drying cream. I apply it day and night to large underground pimples and it helps draw them closer to the surface, and to pimples that are pop-worthy (though I never pick my skin for fear of scarring) and it dries them right up. If you’ve never used a sulfur-based acne fighter before, I highly recommend them. Colloidal sulfur is a natural element that reduces oil glad activity and it helps break down dry, dead skin cells. I personally think it works better (or faster, I should say) than benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid-based spot fighters.

Do you have an acne fighter you swear by? I MUST hear about it.

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