Kylie Jenner and Bella Hadid Swear By This $24 Acne Treatment
What do Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner have in common? (Well, we mean besides their fame and influence…) If you're stumped, we don't blame you. That's a rather unlikely grouping of celebs since they work in such a diverse set of industries—modelling, beauty and social media, and television, respectively.
As it turns out, they have a favourite skincare product in common. That's right, they all share swear by the exact same acne treatment for a clear and even complexion. The best part is that it's not a super exclusive or insanely expensive product; it's only $24. You might recognise it as something of a spot treatment classic (plus, our editors are OBSESSED).
The product in question is Mario Badescu's Drying Lotion ($24), the cult favourite pink liquid is a mixture of calamine and salicylic acid (along with a few other blemish diminishing ingredients). Simply take a cotton swab, submerge into the pink liquid that sits at the bottom of the bottle, and dab directly onto a blemish. Leave it on to dry overnight and wash off in the morning. We can assure you that it shrinks the size of blemishes and calms redness kind of dramatically. Some people even swear it can make blemishes completely vanish overnight.
Kylie Jenner certainly agrees, as she's been really vocal about her love for the product on her app, her Snapchat, and in certain magazines. She's even shown her fans how she applies the mixture, like in the image above.
A post shared by Mario Badescu South Africa (@mariobadescusa) on
Lili Reinhart shares a similar love for the product, sharing snapshots of her pink-speckled face on her social media channels, like this one above (friendship spot treatments anyone? We're in). Though Bella Hadid has never been photographed applying the product, she also showed some love for it on her Instagram story a couple of weeks back by sharing a picture of all of the Mario Badescu products she loves most. Alongside this very drying lotion was Mario Badescu's famous Aloe, Herb and Rosewater Spray ($9), which is soon set to launch in a lavender scented version in the very near future.
We love learning about celeb's favourite products and recommendations, but we love their transparency even more. It's nice to see celebrities being so open about their own acne, and not hiding it away. After all, it's something we all struggle with, some more than others, so why not talk about it and share advice, right?
Next, read about six natural remedies for acneic skin.