Lose a Pimple Overnight? Yes Please! Votre Vu's Au Revoir Trouble Spot TreatmentThursday, June 10, 2010
Just looking at this little bottle, it sure looks like Mario Badescu's Drying Lotion, doesn't it? Both feature a liquid in which you find light pink powder. Neither are meant to be shaken. You dip in a (clean) q-tip, scoop up some of the powder, and apply to your spot, let dry. I apply at night before bed, and the next day it's gone (or at least well on its way to gone).
So, are these two treatments the same product?
Well, they pretty much are. Glance down at the ingredient lists below.
Votre Vu Ingredients
Water, Alcohol, Vegetable Glycerin, Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Camphor, Polysorbate 80, Salicylic Acid, Iron Oxides, Propylene Glycol, Sulfur
Mario Badescu Ingredients
Isopropyl Alcohol,Deionized Water (Aqua), Calamine, Camphor, Colloidal Sulfur, Salicylic Acid,Glycerine, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Talc
While not all of the ingredients are exactly the same (or in the same order, hence same proportions), they do look very similar. That liquid seems to basically be water, alcohol and Salicylic Acid. The powder is Talc, Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. Votre Vu added a little Sulfur (can kill off bacteria), while Mario Badescu added Camphor and Calamine (soothing).
I've tried out both products and they both definitely work. I was disappointed that the Votre Vu didn't feature more powder. I used it for breakouts over about a month, and I'm nearly out of powder. To begin I probably had a bottle that was about 25% powder. When I've used Mario Badescu in the past, my bottle started out easily 50-60% powder and it lasted much longer than the Votre Vu. The price points are pretty similar for a bottle, so keep that in mind when choosing a product.
Votre Vu Au Revoir! Trouble Spot Treatment