Drying Lotion: To Shake or Not to Shake

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You tote it, pack it, stash it, and sometimes even snatch someone else’s, but as much as this little life-saver is loved and used, the question we hear most frequently from our customers is, “Do I shake the Drying Lotion?”

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, cotton swabs

Dip. Don’t Shake.

Ah, yes. To shake the Drying Lotion, or not to shake, that is literally the question. Ask anyone in our customer service department, or on our sales team, and they will tell you this is easily the most frequently asked question in Mario Badescu history. “Why?” you ask. “Aren’t there directions on the bottle?” you ask. Yep, there sure are. But it’s not that simple.

There is just something about that separation of pink sediment at the bottom and clear liquid on top that makes a segment of our customers feel like they just have to shake. No question about it, no need to consult the label. On the other hand, that same bottle makes some so apprehensive that they barely breathe when moving their Drying Lotion, lest they disturb the sediment and cause the solution dust up into the clear liquid above.

So, which is it? Drumroll please. . .

The answer is, no. You do not shake the Drying Lotion.

Think of it this way: The pink dot you make on your face works like a teeny overnight mask that gives targeted attention to your blemish. You want the product to be clay-like when it is applied so that it goes on opaque and pink, completely covering the bump. When you shake, that sediment becomes diluted. Voilà! You now know how to get the best results from your bottle of Mario Badescu Drying Lotion.

With that settled, we can’t help but wonder what Shakespeare would think of all of this? Much Ado About Nothing, perhaps?

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