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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
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  • 2 Stars3%
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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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Kara N.
West Chester, OH
57 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
There is probably some DIY cheaper version of this, but at 17ish dollars, it will probably last you more than a year. It actually works. No other spot treatment has ever worked for me. Will continue to buy. Works on my adult hormonal acne monsters. I have clear skin otherwise.
Rhyan C.
Chino , CA
20 reviews
Whenever I have a deep cystic pimple that does not have a head to pop, I apply this overnight. When I wake up the cyst has shrunk severely. I keep doing this for a few nights till the cyst has flattened. You can buy this at Ulta, highly recommend for deep pimples!
McKenna T.
6 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I feel like everyone raves about this product so I wanted to love it, but it did nothing for me. I gave it several chances, but I never saw the visible results I was look for. It never shrank/got rid of my spots. I was disappointed this product didn't work for me.
Sarah R.
Balko, OK
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is my holy grail product when it comes to eliminating painful or stubborn blemishes. This stuff has never let me down. I'll put some of this on a blemish and by morning it is dried out and after another day or two it's completely gone. I just love this stuff!
Liel M.
Altamonte Spg, FL
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff is great ONLY if you use it correctly. I personally find it most effective if you put it on the spot where you feel a pimple starting to come. When it's underneath the skin. If you put it on a pimple that's already out, it won't work. Other than that, great product.
Kimberly B.
Royalton, IL
99 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Great for the price! It is 17 dollars but it has lasted me for about a month now. I've bought it 3 times already. I put it on my blemish right before I go to sleep and I wake up the next morning to the blemish gone, or at least smaller than it was the night before.
Jennifer R.
4 reviews
I think this is great for break outs! However, the smell is too strong and even bothers my eyes. When I put this on my face, I can smell alcohol and then my eyes start to tear. I'll probably finish the bottle since I'm already half way through, but I'll have to find something else that doesn't irritate my eyes.
Amanda L.
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I've always heard such great things about this product. I don't know why, but my blemishes seem to never really go away while using this. I keep it on overnight so maybe it rubs off on my pillow. I feel like I have better luck using toothpaste to dissolve my blemishes instead of this
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.
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.
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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