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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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4.51 / 5 based on 8,089 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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sabeen C.
3 reviews
This drying lotion works so well! Anytime I see a blemish or pimple forming on my fave, I dab a little bit of this magical formula and by morning, it comes down! Meant for spot treatment and comes on quite opaque white, so you probably don't want to be seen publicly with it on. Works great.
Nadia S.
285 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is a really solid product for the right type of pimple. It's a spot treatment that rapidly dries out a pimple (usually after 8 hours or so). I've found that it works incredibly well on some pimples, but there are some that it won't affect at all. I'm not sure which is which, but it's definitely worth a shot!
juliana f.
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I WISH I COULD GIVE THIS 20 STARS! BEST ANCE SPOT TREATMENT EVER. you just apply this right before you go to bed and it works into the skin and the next morning the acne spot is nearly gone! this is the best product i've ever used!
kaley r.
Bloomfld Hls, MI
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
i love this stuff. i swear by it honestly. i dot it on all of my acne at night and see a noticeable difference in the morning. its not gone completely but it has been significantly reduced and is no longer bright red. i will be buying for a very long time. the best acne treatment I've ever tried
Alexandra B.
Williamsburg , VA
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is by far my favorite acne spot treatment . Sulfur reacts with my skin very will . Does not dry out my skin like other spot treatments have . Will continue to repurchase when I run out . My husband also struggles with acne by has very sensitive skin due to a skin condition and it works for him !
Krystal E.
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is a must have product. When I feel a zit coming I'll wash my face and put that on the zit itself overnight. And most of the time the zit will be dried out and pretty much gone, or at the very least the redness will be gone. My teenage brother uses it nightly on his acne and he looks bed it!
Tanisha M.
Amherst, MA
57 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Love this stuff and absolutely recommend!! Great spot treatment for those stubborn, painful breakouts! Definitely reduces them overnight and doesn't irritate my skin at all. I find it's way more effective than any gel I've tried and I find the brand to be pretty affordable in general for how great the products are!
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cincinnati, OH
2 reviews
Can always be trusted to do its job. Im a big fan of this product for drying out pimples. It does feel as id it is stinging when you first put it on so it may not be suitable to super sensitive skin. The bottle it comes in is convenient to travel with.   Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Tina N.
North Hollywood
11 reviews
My go to product!!! I always have at least two of these at home. It does sting a bit when you put it on break its that you pick at (I have a bad habit of doing this) but other than that it does not hurt. I usually buy it off the site since I have a spare but if I don't have it my go to is ulta. 
April M.
N Hollywood, CA
208 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Ive got this lotion. I use it more on clients Im spot treating before big shoots. I have this always on hand, though I really do think toothpaste does just as good a job on blemishes. Not sure that I would repurchase this or the Kate Somerville one. They are so so at really working in my opinion, but clients sure do love them. 
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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