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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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Hayley R.
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
HOLY GRAIL! Love this product, my cousin introduced me to it and I’ve always struggled with cystic acne and this is my holy grail for when I break out or have those pesky cysts. I would recommend this to anyone struggling with any kind of acne that needs dried up.
Liz T.
301 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
First time user of this product. It was extremely pricey. I purchased mine from Ulta. It does dry out any blemishes. Remember not to shake the bottle. It is meant to be separate with the pink stuff at the bottom. I would recommend if you the price doesn’t scare you off. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Amelia 🎨.
Orlando , FL
85 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This stuff really works! Its great for drying out stubborn bumps that you cant pop or just using on pimples to help them go away faster. Its a little weird to have to dip a q tip down into the sediment and I'd br careful with it if you're sensitive to strong smells.
Ashton V.
Easley, SC
129 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product! Makes even the smallest pimples go away within 24 hours. I am a repeat user, it definitely met my expectations. It's harsh, but it works so good, it's worth the dryness. The only improvement is that you can't shake it or
move it around too much.
Sabrina B.
Dearborn Hts, MI
170 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
One of my favorite products for acne spot treatment. I put it on at night before bed over problematic spots and troublesome zits. After washing it off in the morning my blemishes are almost completely gone. This product is one of my holy grail items for acne removal 
Chelsea H.
Phoenix, AZ
99 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Since I found this line, I have rarely had a severe breakout. If I feel something coming, this is my goto. Dries it up completely. It's a little hard to get to some of the dip but worth it when you do! Also great for my sons mosquito bites on these hot summer days!
Jessica C.
Tallahassee, FL
43 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I know people rave about this but I didn't get the best results. When I break out I put it on every problem spot and it burns a little then eventually you can't feel anything at all. It maybe clears one or two pimples but it never gets rid of a lot. Not a necessity.
Anna B.
Milwaukie, OR
79 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I use this product for pimples and it's so effective! I just put some on a q tip and dot it on the pimples and then go to sleep. When I wake up, the zits are reduced in size so much! I use this all the time!
Madeline G.
Lawton, OK
12 reviews
The only reason this doesn't have five stars is due to the sulfur smell. My sisters and I have used this product for years. While it might not get rid of huge zits overnight...they go down dramatically. I felt that this product dried out the pimple and not my skin.
Liz L.
9 reviews
The absolute best for acne! Reduces redness, irritation, and pimple size within hours after you use it- it's like magic. The bottle goes a long way, too- you only need a little bit since it's so potent! It does sting a bit so be sure not to apply it to broken skin.
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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