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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
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4.53 / 5 based on 5,605 Reviews

Product Description

Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion - The Drying Lotion is a fast acting, effective acne spot treatment. Formulated with salicylic acid, calamine and other quick-drying ingredients, this product will shrink ugly whiteheads virtually overnight while you sleep. While other acne spot treatments can irritate and dry delicate or sensitive skin, this product is safe and effective for all skin types. - Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion see more...

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  • Is it worth the price? And I’m not quite sure if I got it right, ...3 Answers
  • Goes this really dry up pimple.!?6 Answers
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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Amanda V.
Edmonson, TX
110 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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This stuff is an absolute GODSEND for pimples/breakouts. I bought it from Ulta and was a little bit hesitant because of the price but it is worth every penny! I’ll tell you a little about the product before telling you about my amazing experiences. First of all, one thing you guys should know is that this stuff is very odd looking with the clear liquid and pink sediment on the bottom, but it’s supposed to be that way and they are NOT supposed to be mixed whatsoever. To use, you just dip a Q-Tip to dip down through the clear liquid and touch the pink sediment. The pink sediment will adhere to the Q-Tip and that’s what you will use to add to affected area. Another important thing to know is that this stuff smells EXTREMELY strong, but once you see how amazing it works, it probably won’t bother you. Another thing is that it doesn’t go on clear; it puts a pink layer over the pimples/breakouts so it’s not something you would want to wear during the day unless you’re staying in the house and not going anywhere. It’s more ideal to use before bed. My first experience was amazing! I tried it on a big nasty pimple the night I purchased it. It was one of those great big ones that’s extremely inflamed, painful and BRIGHT RED! I put some of the product on my pimple after my skin care routine and thankfully it dried up nice because I was worried about it transferring to my pillowcase or blanket but it did not. I woke up the next morning and to my surprise, the pimple was pretty much gone completely. No redness, no inflammation, no pain.... nothing. It was flat to my skin but not red at all so you wouldn’t have even known it had been a pimple the day before. I seriously couldn’t believe my eyes! I’ve tried it on smaller pimples and sometimes there is absolutely no trace the next day... it’s unbelievable! Even if you can still see the pimple the next day, it will be an EXTREME difference! Another thing I love about this is that the tiniest little bit goes a very long way so this will last you sooo long. I highly recommend this to anyone that gets occasional pimples/breakouts! It will be your best friend.
Naomi E.
Arlington, VA
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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Let me start out my saying, THIS PRODUCT WORKS. I decided to take photos over a five day period while testing out this product and I saw results starting the next day. After the first day, it had already started reducing the feel of the acne. By the third day, the redness started to disappear. By the fifth day, they're now almost all gone!

The Mario Badescu Drying Lotion works so fast. I put this product on overnight and rinse the residue off in the morning. It has a strong scent, but once it's on your face and fully dry it goes away.

I get really bad, very red, raised acne around my jaw. I have tried so many products to help reduce the appearance of acne, but sometimes I start to lose hope and patience when I don't see immediate results. If you are thinking about trying any acne product, this is the only one you need to try!
Cassie B.
San Diego
111 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I used to have acne, all the time! I would get huge pimples on my forehead. This is the one thing I would use that actually made a difference. I would do this on my pimples with a qtip at night and in the morning would wash any remaining product off. This would help dry my spots up quickly without making a scene (causing acne scarring like past products I've used). Now if this hasn't already talked you into trying this product, listen to this. My husband even likes this product when he has a spot. We are talking about the lowest maintenance military man that uses one product in the shower, the cheapest body wash at the store to wash even his face and his hair. A man who refuses to use lotion when his skin is dry because "it's not manly." He took my last bottle of this and used it up. Now, go get you some.
Cayleen C.
77 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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This is amazing!!!! You can really see results come in after sleeping with one night!!! This dryin lotion has stopped so much acne problems for me and has also prevented the growth of pimples! At first the product may sting to the pimple but it is normal ! You will i promise you see a result in deduction of pus and size by the next morning! You can sleep through this mask which is amazing! I bought this product at Ulta for roughly less than 20 dollars and let’s just say I’ve been using it everyday for 2 months and still haven’t finished half way through it!!!! It is so worth it!!!! It works on all skin types and I do have sensitive skin but it did not irritate or dry it too much! I would recommend this product along with their moisturizers and sprays for working progress! From a person who had bad acne to almost no acne I recommend this product to everyone!!!
Emmily P.
Goleta, CA
17 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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TBH I didn’t get good results from this. I tried using this on areas that were both red and inflamed and areas that were yellow and almost ready to pop. It didn’t work for any type of acne I had. In fact, the pus filled acne would harden and remain on my face as red angry spot for weeks afterward! All of my acne seemed to remain the same size after usage. But I have seen glowing reviews from people who say it works for them and their type of acne so maybe this is just not right for my skin or it’s some other factor. For background, I have combination skin that gets oily in T zone and dry in cheeks but I mainly get acne near my eyebrow zone and my mid cheeks.
Gina J.
Scotch plains , NJ
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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I was given this product for promotional purposes so I was a first time user. Since it is an acne product I couldn't use it right away- I had to wait for a pimple to test it out! Well- am I impressed. I had a big zit right near my eye so I just dabbed a little on before I went to bed, waking up the next morning it was practically gone! I knocked it down a star because the smell is very harsh and since I needed to use it near my eye, I teared up a bit. The packaging is beautiful as it comes in a nice glass bottle. A little goes a long way with this so be careful! Overall would definitely recommend.
Cassandra N.
Plymouth, MA
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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If you have acne prone skin and you don't use this, you are seriously missing out. This product has been a total game changer for me. I suffer from hormonal acne that is particularly triggered by dairy products, resulting in pimples and occasionally cystic acne. My pimples are large, deep, red, and usually need to be extracted or they will sit there for weeks.

After being told by a friend about this stuff I bought it off of Amazon and OH MY GOD. At first I applied it when I had a pimple and found it healed in half the time it usually does. Then I used it when a pimple first started to appear. Then I used it on some clogged pores.

This stuff draws out whatever is in your pore and sends it packing. I actually found the more I used it the less I needed to later- my skin has calmed down so much since using this proactively on my spots. 

Buy this product, it just may change your life. I apply it with a q-tip at night and wash off in the morning. It will leave a pinky-white spot over your skin when it dries (looks like calamine lotion over a bug bite) so don't expect to use this under make-up or during the day when you are out and about. 
Sarah M.
198 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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I really love this product ! Even after using it 3 times it has made such a difference in my skin! I apply it at night with a q-tip like the label says and sleep with it on over night. I find it works best on smaller zits/acne. For me at least the bigger the white head, the longer it takes so i have to use it on that area repeatedly. the only thing i don’t like that i noticed right away is that when dried, this leaves my face with such a weird and unpleasant smell. besides that i would recommend this to anyone struggling with acne and blemishes
Kristina L.
New York
4 reviews
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You know what I hate? Breakouts! You know what I really hate? When they linger around for WAY too long. That's where this nifty little bottle comes into play. Once I see a breakout coming I simply dip a cotton swab into the bottle (you don't want to shake up the product!) and dab the pink cream onto the spot. I prefer to do this overnight so that it has time to dry out the pimple and really reduce it to the point where it's hardly visible come morning. This has saved my face time after time.
Jenn B.
Cochranville, PA
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
A simple yet amazing acne product. I have used many different products with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid throughout the years, with varying degrees of success. While this product has a tiny bit of salicylic acid, the main ingredients are natural, like calamine, camphor, and zinc oxide. What I love about this product is that it works well on both small blemishes near the surface and deeper cystic acne (best if you can start applying it as soon as you feel something starting to appear). I don't mind the smell at all, but some may be put off because it does have a strong antiseptic scent from the camphor (kind of smells like eucalyptus or tea tree oil). It can sting a tiny bit when you first apply it, due to the alcohol, but it goes away right away and doesn't dry out your skin terribly like some one-the-spot treatments. A little bit goes a long way since you only use it overnight (because it leaves a chalky pink residue on the skin. Definitely worth the price!
Gaby O.
Burlington, NJ
12 reviews
I've heard a lot about this drying lotion or like other girls call it "pimple cream". How many of you have tried it and honestly have had a good out come? Would be nice to hear from the girls next door 🙂
Gina d.
Branford, CT
109 reviews
About how long does this bottle last you?
Tina N.
61 reviews
Is this item worth the hype?
Heather C.
15 reviews
Has the alcohol in the product irritated your skin?
Miranda L.
Placentia, CA
11 reviews
Is this good for dry skin?

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