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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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4.51 / 5 based on 8,091 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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Chandler C.
Marietta, GA
91 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is the best thing for acne! I get cystic acne and this helps pull it to the surface so it will finally pop. Cystic acne is so painful and this is the only thing I have found that helps. Whatever is in this stuff is magic. I will definitely repurchase when I have run out. 
Hannah S.
Brooklyn, NY
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this drying lotion almost everyday. It is cheap and effective and so easy to use. I would recommend this to all my friends with acne and I know other companies make this but it's all just the same thing so get Mario badescu for a quarter of the price! DO NOT shake it up though because then it becomes ineffective
Amy A.
Draper, UT
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I always heard really great things about this, but for some reason it never really made a difference on my skin. I have dry, acneic skin so that is probably why. I bet if you have oily skin it would work well for you. If it doesn't I would recommend a Salicylic product.
Elizabeth T.
3 reviews
This little bottle works wonders at clearing up my acne overnight. The first time I used it I was super impressed, it really does dry out your pimples overnight and was very effective. It did however dry out my skin so use with caution, but I would definitely buy again!! 
kate a.
10 reviews
After seeing all the hype for this product, I decided to try it. It smells really strong, which I kind of enjoyed, and it was easy to apply. When I washed it off the next morning, some of my pimples were more subtle, but most of them were still there. Not too impressed.
Rosa G.
Dallas, TX
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I bought this drying lotion after getting a couple large acne breakouts on my cheeks. The packaging is glass and has a nice look to it. It is not too pricey and dries out the active breakouts. Make sure to really moisturize after using if your skin is on the dryer side.
Caroline P.
Denver, CO
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Hands down the best spot treatment i've ever tried. I've tried at home remedies and in store spot treatment like from neutrogena, acid toners but none of them work as much as this product does! Seriously recommend it to anyone!
Hillary H.
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I know this works for a lot of people but this didn't do as well of a job as I'd hope. Sure the redness went away but I didn't really see any difference in the overall appearance of the pimple. Also was not a big fan of the smell. I'll stick to my CosRX pimple stickers!
RiMi C.
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Its a superb product who have acne appearing out of nowhere...its a spot on treatment so i apply it on a clean face at night on the pimple nd it dries my pimple in the morning.yes i would love to buy it again.and i would definetly recommend other people about it..thanks
Amanda S.
Louisville , KY
68 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I discovered this on one of my favorite you tubers channels. I have had the same bottle for almost a year. This lasts and the packaging is cute. If I have a pimple I just dab some of this on, go to sleep, and wake up to a noticeably reduced pimple. I will purchase again.
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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