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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 8,090 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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Alanna T.
62 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Went to Ulta to buy face masks to help with a random breakout and one of the girls told me about this product.  I couldn't believe how it worked immediately order night to help clear up my face.  It may be a small bottle, but you only need a little bit to use.  Very happy customer! 
Nikki D.
Hixson, TN
143 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This acne drying lotion is AMAZING! I have always been a Neutrogena fan, but this drying lotion is PERFECT for drying up an acne blemish ASAP! Literally overnight you will see a difference in your skin's appearance! The scent is super strong, but well worth it to dry up an acne blemish sooner, rather than later.
Jessica S.
17 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
one of the greatest products i have ever used for spot treatments. I put it on before i go to bed when i have a spot or feel one coming on, wash the excess off the next day and in 1-2 days the spot is gone. On open cuts, it does hurt because it contains alcohol but as long as you're careful, it'll be a worthwhile purchase!
Darriyen I.
Nashville, TN
146 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I bought the plastic one at Ulta I stress literally all the time for no reason and I get white heads, for me it's SO SO effective. Yes it's pricey but most acne treatments are. I will definitely buy again when I run out :)
Katie G.
69 reviews
This is Magic in a bottle I love this stuff I literally put it on any kind of blemish that I have on my face and literally overnight it disappears and The price is not bad at all very affordable and the product actually last a long time
Jen K.
Alhambra, CA
110 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I use this as a quick zit zapper. Using a qtip. I make sure to get the pink stuff on the bottom to spot treat zits and blemishes. This bottle can definitely last a long time and can also be shared as long as you use a clean qtip each time. Works well and I wish I had this sooner!
debra d.
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I love it because i can use this before bed and it will help my skin look it's best.
It drys out the nasty whiteheads.
Noone Likes those pesky whiteheads.
So i use this at night and go to sleep and wake up with healthier looking skin. It doesn't irrate my skin which is a big plus.
Lydia C.
Mooresville, NC
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This stuff really works! However, I would only use it as spot treatment, and not everyday as it will dry your skin out. It's affordable and works so well. I purchased mine from Ulta, but you can also order it from Amazon. It works well for little pimples and also big under the skin pimples.
Emily W.
171 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This acne spot treatment is great for those blemishes that are the size of Mt. Everest. I simply cleanse and tone, and finish off with this drying lotion at night. In the morning, my acnes scars and blemishes are definitely reduced!
Courtney T.
Farmersville, TX
2 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
If you have bad acne in your life you NEED this in your life. I can truly say this product helped my skin be what it is today. If you have a pimple, you put this on at night in the pimple will be vertically be gone in the morning. I recommend this to anyone that needs a quick fix. 
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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