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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
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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Amanda M.
Union City, CA
99 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is the best for those overnight emergencies! I like to put it on and depending on the pimple's location, secure it with a bandaid. The next morning, the pimple is noticeably smaller and less angry. I make sure to keep this in my bathroom and keep another for when I travel. 
Olivia G.
Stafford, VA
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I bought the Drying Lotion a couple days ago and has already done wonders in getting rid of my acne!!!!! I bought the glass bottle container and it definitely met my expectations from all the rage about it!!
TheLipLair E.
Lakewood, CA
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Ok this is miracle stuff in a bottle. Zaps a honker of a pimple over night!! Even my husband was impressed. It didnt come off on my pillow or anything. I wake up to a visibly reduced or ready to pop blemish. Highly recommend this to everyone! Get one for those PMS weeks
Peyton G.
Pinson, AL
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I LOVE THIS STUFF!! It is very affordable. I use this every time i have a blemish that i need to go away very fast! I just put it on my face at night with a q-tip and sleep with it on my face. Usually when i wake up my blemish decreases in size or almost is gone! I love it!!
Adriana C.
Kingsville, TX
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I saw every youtuber use this and I finally decided to give it a try and I fell in love it drys out my pimples pretty fast easy to use you dip your cotton swab inside the bottle you don't shake it and then apply to your blemish. I've notice it helps my skin recover faster.
Ariel A.
Bayonne, NJ
13 reviews
This is an interesting product. I was looking for a dupe for the Kate Somerville product and this was it. It has a super strong scent, which can get intense but it does the job. It dries up any pimples you might have by the morning. For the price, it's definitely worth it. 
Maddie R.
Goleta, CA
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This drying lotion is like magic in a bottle. When you feel a pimple starting to form all you gotta do it use a q-tip and apply it on the pimple and overnight it dramatically decreases in size and reduces the redness. This also works great on acne scars and stubborn pimples.
Neisha O.
Louisville, KY
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is one of my go to for pop up acne problems. It is very gentle but effective. It has a bit of a sting on initial contact, but I am bad about picking at my face when I have a zit. I almost always see a significant reduction the next morning. Love this brand and product. 
Brittany B.
Joliet, IL
144 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
When I see a pimple coming I will grab a qtip
Dip it in the solution and apply it to just the pimple. The reason why I gave it 2 stars was because I wouldn't recommend this product to people with sensitive faces like mine. Seems to make the pimple burn and hurt the next day.
Rebecca P.
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I don't have acne prone skin at all, but I have the type of skin where I get one REALLY big and ugly one every once in a while and want to get rid of it as fast as I can and OH MY GOD does this stuff do the trick! It helps dry it right up and zaps it away so much quicker than if I just didn't do anything at all. Love it and always will!
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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