Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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4.51 / 5 based on 8,167 Reviews


The award-winning on-the-spot solution. Helps dry up pesky problems overnight. Features Salicylic Acid, Sulfur, and Calamine.


Isopropyl Alcohol, Aqua (Water, Eau), Calamine, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Sulfur, Camphor, Talc, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid

How To Use

DO NOT SHAKE THE BOTTLE. Before bed (after cleansing and toning), dip a cotton swab into the pink sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Dab directly on the surface blemish; do not rub in. Let dry and rinse off in the morning. Do NOT use on broken skin.

Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.

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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Tiff C.
Oakdale, PA
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Okay so first thing is first, this is not an overnight fix all. But what is? It does significantly help to cut down on how long my breakout hangs around. And it totally burns, so prepare. But if you are like me, you will love the tinting sensation because it feels like something is totally happening.
Melissa G.
Atlanta, GA
122 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
My go to product when a pimple or whitehead pops up on my face. Easy to use, just dip a q-tip into the bottle and dab on the pimple before bedtime. In the morning, it has basically disappeared on its own. It's a bit pricey but well worth it, in my opinion.
Jessica S.
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Great spot treatment for pesky spots. This definitely speeds up the healing time for any acne. My only gripe is that if I dot this on before bed I will often wake up with all of the product off my skin and on my pillowcase. I wish the formula held on longer through the night as the bright pink color isn't something i'd feel comfortable wearing out in public!
Hanah F.
Quincy, MA
125 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
 This product is about $17. And I must tell you that it works! It is pretty effective and somewhat affordable. I bought it from the actual website but I figured that all Ulta also sells them. The packaging is simple it makes you think that everything is natural.
Lyna N.
San Jose, CA
14 reviews
HELL TO THE YES YES YESS!! This saved my skin so much! Make surenot to shake it though because you're supposed to dip in with a cotton bud. You can put this on pimples and it will shrink it overnight. It's more efficient than putting tea tree oil on your pimples. I noticed that if you put this on blackheads then they can easily come off with a peel off mask. 
Allison B.
81 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is my HOLY GRAIL for spot treatments. A little can most definitely go a long way. It has healed my massive sized pimples overnight. I bought it at Ulta and the scent isn't overbearing what so ever and this is my second time purchasing it and I will forever repurchase it.
Rae D.
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Got those small pimples growing on your face? This is the PERFECT product!!! The moment I heard about this, I bought it online and had it shipped across the world. It works perfectly because when you wear it overnight, the next day - the pimples are either completely gone or stopped growing! Isn't that amazing?

A little advice though, do NOT shake the bottle!
Samantha D.
Miami, FL
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Saved my face! Anytime I feel a blemish forming I put some drying lotion on it and it disappears. It works so fast! It has helped me from picking at my face which was something I struggled with. It prevents blemishes from getting bigger and shrinks ones that are already there. I can not live without this product. It has helped me to finally clear up my face!!!
Jennifer W.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I am pretty sure I have already rated this product, but it is so good, it is an honor to do it again. I love it, it will literally take a stubborn pimple and zap it away overnight. At least that is my experience with it. The smell is a little hard to get used to at first but I don't mind it so much now. I have and will purchase this product again and again.
Marissa F.
Sacramento, CA
7 reviews
This product is great for spot acne treatment. I've used this many times before and I put it on all my acne spots and not all, but most were significantly smaller and already healing! It does what's in the name, dries up your acne. This could be annoying because you have to go through that weird dried acne spot stage but nothing a little moisturizer cant do! 
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 🙂
Tina N.
61 reviews
Is this item worth the hype?
Gina d.
Branford, CT
202 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
About how long does this bottle last you?
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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