Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lose a Pimple Overnight? Yes Please! Votre Vu's Au Revoir Trouble Spot Treatment

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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

7 comments:

Alexandra said...

I haven't tried this - I get a lot of samples at work with various products claiming to heal pimples overnight and they've NEVER worked. The most disappointing was this laser "gun" type device that applies high heat and costs like $200 - it did nothing!

This looks more promising though - I'm intrigued by the powder.

Allison said...

I just discovered your blog, and I think it's fantastic! I love your honesty about products and you great tips! I will definitely keep reading! Do you ever make your own products at home? I found this recipe for for silken finish setting powder (http://www.fitandfabliving.com/index.php/makeup-recipes/627-silken-finish-setting-powder.html) and wonder if that will really work? It would definitely be cheaper!

Steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

THanks, I didn't know about the Votre Vu. Ihad gotten a knock off product for about ten bucks a few years back but I can not recall it. It was almost a perfect match for the MB>

♥mily said...

that sounds nice. i still use toothpaste. but it just doesn't work all that well.
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Jeanice said...

Sounds like a really good product. I have a natural remedy for shrinking pimples overnight. On a clean face, dab honey and cover with a bandaid overnight. This really works for me and I've recommended this to some of my clients with excellent results as well.

Vonvon said...

Sounds like something I might need right now. Been having quite a bit of break-out lately. And the Kiehl's Acne Blemish Control Daily Clearing treatment which was my HG doesn't seem to work this time.

Stacy said...

I bought a bottle of Indie Lee Blemish Lotion like two days before I found out about Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. Indie Lee's lotion is also pretty much the same thing and its more expensive. It does work but when I run out I'm buying Mario Badescu's Drying Lotion.

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