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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
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  • 2 Stars3%
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4.51 / 5 based on 8,098 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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Gracie S.
St Louis Park, MN
199 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I saw so many people raving about this I decided to give it a try. It will definitely help diminish your pimple but make sure to not over use it or it can just cause more harm than good.
Chintil G.
179 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is a great product! It's a wonderful toner, skin refresher and it smells wonderful. I love using it after cleansing and before applying my moisturizer. It's also great to use before applying makeup.
Esperanza M.
Bermuda Dunes, CA
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Immediately addressed my acne spots, effectively removing them right away. I had heard about this product for quite some time and was eager to try it out. So glad I did! Such a great tool for my arsenal of skin care: I do not breakout often, but this was the perfect spot treatment.
Shannen N.
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
A skin care staple. Unfortunately for someone who suffers from cystic acne, this product works much for effectively on a Whitehead pimple that’s ready to pop. Something thats under the skin, this won’t have the most impact. Don’t apply to broken skin either, it will burn like a mf!
Rachel M.
Granada Hills, CA
57 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I've mentioned this before about Kate Somerville's version but I don't think sulfur is the right ingredient for my acne-prone skin. I know it works wonders for some, but for me personally it did not. It may have helped reduce it just a tad bit, but I can't say it's done anything miraculous. 
Ivonne H.
4 reviews
I love Marc bedesco brand. It works miracles for me and some others that I know. It can be pricey for some but it is worth it. It is very gentle on the skin. The packaging is very well, it is in a glass bottle. To me the product does not need improvement. It works very well as it is.
Lewisberry, PA
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I FINALLY got my hands on this bad boy and I am definitely satisfied. I feel like it brought my blemishes to the surface if they needed the help. My only problem was that I didn't know what to do with them when they surfaced, haha. I am a picker, unfortunately. This product definitely did not dry out my skin, either. Would definitely recommend and repurchase!
Madhuri P.
147 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have a love hate relationship with this product. It works on pimples over night but I can’t stand the smell for some reason once it dries. I put it on at night and when I wake up it get all over my sheets. If you can get past that, it will definitely work and help any cystic acne
Amanda W.
Columbus, MS
112 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I feel like this drying lotion really helps take the redness down! I sleep with this dotted on my pimples and i can notice a difference by the morning time. I only have a few trouble spots ever so often and this is my go to when I have a breakout. I will continue to use this product.
Bethany N.
Lynnfield , MA
75 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
MAGIC IN A BOTTLE! Put on blemish before bed and wake up with it almost or completely gone! It's a little princely for the size, but well worth it. I'll keep repurchasing and have recommend it to everyone I know.
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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