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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 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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Avery B.
Bakersfield, CA
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It dries out my pimples and they are gone within a few days. It stings a bit when you first apply it but this goes away within a few minutes. I am a first time user but i would use it again. It has a good value for the amount that you receive. It could be a little more sanitary.
Amy A.
Hobart, IN
53 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
A good temporary fix for acne. It helps reduce redness and the appearance of breakouts and is a very good price. It's not going to help get rid of them completely or prevent them but it is a good quick fix. I keep it on hand for when I have some sort of event and get a breakout.
Lydia D.
Lacey, WA
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I was curious to see how this drying lotion would work and I was really surprised by the results they gave me. I noticed I had some acne on my face and I put some of the drying lotion on and left it overnight and when I washed my face the next day, my acne was hardly noticeable. It's a skin care must.
Luxmae C.
Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I like this drying lotion. I finished my bottle of drying lotion from acnecare and i heard that mario badescu has one of the best drying lotion so i decided to purchase online. I like how it peels my pimples after it gets dry since it doesnt leave dark spots on most of my pimples.
Kim T.
5 reviews
Great product! Definitely worth the money. Whenever I have a big pimple I dot it and it goes away instantly the next morning! I've used it for about 2 weeks now and I love it. It's a great product that isn't that expensive. This product is a miracle for getting rid of big pimples. 
Michelle I.
Harrah, OK
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is seriously one of my favorite holy grail products. As soon as I see a pimple start popping up, I dot a little bit of this one there, and bam! It starts drying it out immediately. I don't know what I would do without this, nothing I have ever tried before even comes close. 
Tayler J.
4 reviews
Definitely did it's purpose with getting rid of blemishes overnight. Definitely not something that I am able to pack on the go or for traveling because you cannot mix the sediment and serum. Created dark marks after the blemish went down which caused more issues in the long run. 
Laura T.
Indianapolis, IN
31 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I'm assuming that the majority of beauty and skincare lovers have used Mario Badescu Drying lotion at some point in their lives. It is a classic for a reason. When I have a bad breakout this is what I reach for even at almost 30. I always try and have some on hand, just in case. 
grace z.
Bayside, NY
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I absolutely love this product. This drying lotion is amazing because it does wonders. When I see a blemish I apply this product and within the next two days it is either improved or not visible anymore. It give a nice cooling feeling and there is no strong odor. As long as I have acne I will continue to purchase this product!
Lisa D.
117 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
If you don't have this, go out now and buy it.  I get it at Ulta.  Anytime I have the start of a blemish, I dab the pink stuff on with a q-tip, and in hours it is gone!  This really works, and lasts forever.  Worth every penny.  Magic in a bottle!!!
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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