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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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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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Taylor K.
78 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff is AMAZING. I actually went and bought this when Kylie Jenner recommended on her snapchat and was not disappointed. The drying lotion clears pimples on the spot. Put this stuff on before bed and you wake up on the morning blemish free! Seriously recommend to anyone!
Taylor C.
Cincinnati, Ohio
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love love love this product. It's easy to use and effective. I put this on my pimples before I go to bed and in the morning it is almost clear to completely gone. I use it so much, I have gone through at least two almost three and I've been using this for almost three years. 
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!!!
Alyssa P.
Newtown Sq, PA
20 reviews
Having dry skin I was a little skeptical about a "drying lotion", but this thing is a life saver. Spot conceal pimples overnight and watch them diminish in size by morning. I've been using this for about a year now, and a little goes a very long way, definitely worth the price! 
Shraya P.
Irving, TX
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product was very hyped by many individuals and as someone with acne prone skin I gave it a try. I was surprised to see that the results were amazing the next morning and my pimples had shrunk. One flaw would be that it did dry out my skin, so if your skin is on the drier side like mine, just remember to moisturize extra!
Isabel S.
Phoenix, AZ
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I absolutely love this product. When I have a pimple I put this product on before I go to bed and when I wake up it has gone down in size by half. It dries out the blemish throughout the night so you can wake up with a blemish free face. It is a very affordable product as well.
Jacelyn O.
Plainfield, IL
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT THIS THROUGH MY WORST BREAKOUTS. This stuff is literally magic. Whenever I have a bad breakout, I do my normal skincare routine, and then I apply this directly on the pimple with a q-tip. My only advice would be to not put on a recently popped pimple. It will burn .
Darlene M.
Fontana , CA
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Worst product ever. I've used it so many times & it never works for me. I thought maybe I'm using it wrong, went on the website & followed the instructions. Days later nothing. So I googled other ways to use it. Same results, as in no results at all. So I give it a thumbs down
Bailey S.
9 reviews
Doesn't leave my skin extremely dry when I take it off, usually put it on after I moisturizer and I'm getting ready for bed! I don't use it daily, because I have already normal to dry skin and I don't want to dry it out anymore, but for my bad days this is definitely my go to!
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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