A few weeks ago I ran out of my tried and true Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. I happened to be at Sephora and saw a similar product by Kate Somerville so I thought why not.
Lets see who came out on top.......
Ingredients: Sulfur, Isopropyl Alcohol, Water, Camphor, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Salicylic Acid, Iron Oxides (Cl 77489, Cl 77491, Cl77492, Cl 77499), Zinc Oxide (Cl 77947).
While both products contain acne fighting ingredients (Sulfur, Salicylic Acid) Mario's drying lotion just plane works better... Kate's version flakes off almost immediately after drying. Night after night I would give it another try, and I would wake up to pink flakes everywhere and my eyes would be irritated. It wouldn't stay on the skin let alone a blemish. While Mario, on the other hand would stay put where I placed it. Mario Badescu is cheaper and comes in at $17 for a 1oz vile. Kate Somerville goes for $22 same 1oz vile. Save the few dollars and go with Mr. Mario Badescu. Your wallet and pesky blemish will thank you......