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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
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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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Kathleen I.
San Francisco, CA
155 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Ah, the famous drying lotion. This stuff does what it says it will do- it dries out your pimples! It's great as a spot treatment, but don't use it as a preventative measure. I'd recommend putting a dab on before bed and rinsing in the morning. It's affordable and powerful!
juliette a.
135 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
i love this spot treatment! been using it for the past 2 years. i heard so many great things about it so i knew i had to try it! it might look funny, with all the pink spots. but it works magic. it really takes down the size of a zit, and makes white heads disappear. 
Stephanie R.
Miami, FL
144 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
If you haven't tried this already what are you waiting for this is literally magic in a bottle it truly works miracles overnight I believe this product is about $20 and it is worth every penny I would recommend this to anyone that is breaking out! Would definitely purchase again!
Sabrina W.
16 reviews
I feel like this is a dupe for the eradikate drying lotion. I feel like it really would dry out any acne spots I had but it would chip and flake off if I put it on before bed. I have bought this several time and I would purchase it again. It feels like it really does work. 
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!!
Natasha B.
Brooklyn, NY
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I've seen so many good reviews about this drying lotion so I decided to buy it and try it out. I don't get much acne but on occasion I do. I placed this drying lotion on some of my acne and it did seem to dry it out some but I didn't see too much of a result with using it.
Victoria R.
17 reviews
It's amazing how this product works. I have tried many things and nothing would ever get rid of my breakouts. This product was very effective!! You can order it from Ulta, or even go to Nordstrom to buy it. I would definitely buy this again. Great night time pimple killer.
Nicole B.
Vancouver, WA
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is my overnight miracle for pimples. This stuff is strong. You need to put it on overnight because there is no way to hide it. But it works. When I star to feel a pimple come in I use it for 1-3 nights as a spot treat. Works every time.
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. 
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!!
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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