Product Review: AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion

Thursday, April 28, 2016

     Looks like there's another pimple and zit buster in town. Vida Nutriscience Inc., the makers of AcneCare Capsule and AcneCare Soap made their own version of Mario Badescu Drying Lotion but for a fraction of the cost. Last year, (yes, this is a long overdue post) Vida Nutriscience Inc. sent me the newest addition to their anti-acne skin care product line to try. I received boxes of AcneCare soap which I will just give a short shout out in this post as I haven't use a bar until now.

     This post will mainly focus on AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion which I presume that is receiving positive reviews from other bloggers who have tried it. I've been using this product once a month, pre-menstrual or post-menstrual period where one or two cystic pimples appear either on my chin or cheeks. So without further ado, here is my honest to goodness review of AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion.
Product Review: AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion
     AcneCare Drying Lotion is a fast acting, effective acne spot solution for all skin types. Here are the key ingredients:

  • Zinc Oxide- It helps clear up acneic skin due to sun's UV rays, pollution, harsh weather, dry air, bacteria, viruses, chemicals in personal care products, poor diet, stress, and lack of exercise can all damage skin on a daily basis.
  • Titanium Dioxide- An active ingredient that is used as coloring agent, whitener, thickening agent, and sunscreen.
Product Review: AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion
size: 55 ml / 1.86 fl. oz

price: 299 php (Around $6.30+)

place bought: Free
Available in Mercury Drugstores, Watsons, and Southstar Drugstores nationwide. Also available in LCC Essentials, Bicol
You can also buy online here:

instructions for use: Dip a cotton swab into pink sediment. Dab on affected area after cleansing of face and let it dry overnight. Wash off in the morning.

ingredients: Water, Alcohol, Zinc Oxide, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Poly Sorbate 801Sulfur, Salicylic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf Extract, Cinnamomum Gamphora Bark Oil, Phenoxyethanol/Ethylhexylglycerin,CI 77491, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol, Sulfonate, Buteth-3, Tributyl Citrate, Capryloyl Glycine/SarcosineJCinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Decylene Glycol
Product Review: AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion
Product Review: AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion
Use a cotton bud to get the pink sediment. 
Product Review: AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion
L- small pimple, it's already on the 'hinog' stage.
R- how it looks like after application of AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion.
What I like:

  • The price is very affordable if I'll do the math because I only need a little amount to cover my zit/s.
  • A little amount goes a long way.
  • There's a minty and cooling sensation once the product is applied on my angry, reddish, and painful zit.
  • Doesn't burn or peel the site where I applied it.
  • Dries quickly upon application.
  • It can dry up small pimple overnight.
  • There's a minty and cooling sensation that I felt upon application. It's soothing and can calm redness.
  • No further irritation, breakouts, or whatsoever.
  • Batch, manufacturing, expiration date printed on the bottle.
  • Easily accessible.

What I don't like:

  • The packaging is flimsy.
  • I wish it's in a more decent bottle packaging.
  • Always OOS. (out of stock)
  • There's a herbalish scent that my nose can't tolerate.

Will I repurchase? Yes, but not for now as I still have a back-up bottle in my stash.

     I give this a 4.75/5 rating. This is a bit tedious to apply because you have to shake it, get a cotton bud and apply the pink sediment to your pimple/s. I highly recommend this product because it really works. For small pimples it will take overnight but for those with moderate case, it takes two to three days in my experience before the pimple/s shrink in size and totally dry itself.

     Even though the recommended dose of application is once a day, I apply it twice especially if the pimple is big and painful. What you need to do if you're just staying at home is apply this after bath and after washing your face at night before bedtime.

Have you tried AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion before? If yes, share your experience below :)

For more information about AcneCare, visit their website:
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DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by Vida Nutriscience for a review. The thoughts expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. What works for me may not work for you or vice versa. 


  1. I need this! Buti na lang it's available at Watson's and Mercury Drugs.

  2. Good review! Though, you're not supposed to shake it. :) You're supposed to dip the cotton bud into the pink sediment at the bottom. (Just like how the Mario Badescu one is used. Don't shake.) :)

    1. Hi,

      Thanks for the kind words. Yup, I'll edit my post. At first kasi I shake it. Then I discovered to dip the cotton buds to the pink sediment na after the fist week of use.

  3. miss just want to ask if this product can remove dark spots?

    1. Hello,

      For drying of pimples and acne po ito. This will not remove dark spots.

  4. pwede po ba gumamit ng moisturizer and sunblock after using the soap? TIA :)

  5. Pwede po ba ito I-apply sa morning or talagang everynight lang? Thanks :)


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