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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
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4.51 / 5 based on 8,102 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
Reviews (8102)
Q&A (357)
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Josie C.
Edinburg, TX
127 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I usually get in grown pimples before getting my period, and I'm sorry if that's TMI, but it's true. I usually get a cotton swab and just poke the end of the bottle till I get some pink stuff and on my pimple I'll add the pink stuff. Not even kidding , in two days your pimple will be gone!
Madison L.
4 reviews
I heard about this product online and wondered in it was worth the hype. I purchased it and I am so glad. Not only does it smell amazing but it leaves your skin feeling better than ever!! You can use this before makeup or for a setting spray! And a bonus is it works great on all skin types
Sophia B.
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Most of the time, this gets rid of pimples pretty much overnight, or at least decreases their size. I prefer the glass bottle over the plastic, it feels much sturdier. I wish it didn't flake off so easily once it dries, it feels like I'm not getting the full effectiveness once it's gone!
Alyssa J.
Des Moines, IA
86 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This stuff is seriously God in a bottle, I use it every single time I have a breakout and it's gone overnight! It's a miracle worker. It's pretty cheap too especially if you buy the plastic vs glass bottle. Make sure you don't shake it up, and it's really easy to apply just with a Q tip!
Kelsey L.
Rncho Cordova, CA
197 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Works well, but mostly on smaller pimples. The bottle lasts a long time. Comes in plastic and glass bottles, I bought the plastic because I didn't want to risk dropping it but I think the next one I buy will be the glass just because I like the feel .
Katherine C.
103 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
A classic! This drying lotion WORKS. Worth the money because it will zap your blemishes away. I first came across Mario Badescu at Fred Segal eons ago but you can find now at Ulta, Nordstrom, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. Definitely a medicine cabinet essential for managing zits!
Riley B.
Las Vegas, NV
22 reviews
His drying lotion really works. If you are someone likes me who wants to get rid of acne the moment they see it... Put this stuff on your face when it’s clean before you go to bed and you will immediately start to feel it working and making a difference. You’ll wake up with it looking much smaller and after a day or two it will be gone.
Naara Q.
Mesquite, TX
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is a magical product! I don't tend to have many breakouts, but when I do I just apply a little of this product on the problem area and let it set overnight. It tremendously reduce the bump and in so cases it prevent them from piping out. I just love it! It does have a strong smell.
liilly s.
363 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion Can i just say love love love it is like magic u put a little pink dote in affected area and by next morning is like gone it has help me when i need to look my best but then i have that annoying pimple that won't go away only with this little miracle jar
Heaven B.
Grayling, MI
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This does exactly as it says if I have a surfaced pimple or a brewing one I'll dot this on with a q-tip and it dries it right out. It's a good value for the price. I would say that the scent is super heavy alcohol which the fumes from irritates my eyes a little. But other than that it's a wonderful product.
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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