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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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4.51 / 5 based on 8,083 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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  • does this really works? I want to buy.6 Answers
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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Danielle M.
Atlanta, GA
57 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have been using this product since a teenager and have recommended it to many. My sister was the one who introduced it to me and I can honestly say that no other acne product works better. Anytime I have a blemish I put a dot of the stuff on it and by the morning it is gone. It's a miracle worker
Elissia P.
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Great product! My pimples disappear a lot sooner than without this product. The good thing is I don't usually see break outs in the same area for a while. This product does start to dry and fall off of your face so it can be a little messy. It's totally worth it to me. I recommend giving it a try.
Sabrina R.
512 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I love this drying lotion. I put it on a few acne spots at night and by the morning my acne has significantly diminished. I did notice though that some of the acne would come back throughout the day. I wish it dried a little quicker because I keep forgetting it's on so it wipes off throughout the night.
Alexa M.
Park ridge , IL
125 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I have normal to sometimes dry skin. I don't ever breakout but on the rare occasions that I get a blemish I reach for this guy! It totally gets rid of blemishes over night! The only downside is the overwhelming scent which isn't very pleasant. I purchased mine at Ulta Beauty and will continue to repurchase!
Heather H.
Toledo, OH
17 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This works great!! Does an amazing job at drying out pimples. Try to use it at the first sign so you have the best results! The only bummer is that since it dries pink, it's best to use at night or in non-obvious places. One bottle lasts forever too!! Great value! #influenster #mariobadescu #positivereview #buyityouwontbesorry
Morgan B.
San Jose, CA
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
YOU NEED THIS- seriously, if you get even the occasional pimple you need this. It clears OVERNIGHT and is probably the most effective product I have ever found for acne. My acne is cystic, it takes forever to go away but with this it cuts the time in 1/10! JUST try it! Also less expensive than the Kate Somerville version and exactly the same product. 
Zoe N.
7 reviews
whenever I get pimples I put some of this on it, go to bed, and the next morning it's either looking a lot better or already gone. i love this product, it works really well. I just wish the smell wasn't so strong
Marissa E.
Buffalo, NY
138 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This product is great for when I have a random pimple pop up. If I use it right as I'm getting it, I can usually prevent it from getting too big. If I have a large one that's deep in my skin, this helps to get rid of it so I don't pop it. It lasts forever and it doesn't really dry out my skin around the pimple either.
Sofia S.
Dallas, TX
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
bought this at anthropologie because kylie jenner recommended it and it exceeded my expectations. I just put this on and the next day I have almost clear skin. It does burn a little but I love it!! Will buy again!
Kelsey S.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product either works or it doesn’t. The smell is very strong and unpleasant but unless you’re sniffinf into the bottle, the smell should go away. If you don’t read the directions on how to use it it can look pretty intimidating. All together I think that this product has great potential. 
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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