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 8,187 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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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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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.
eva v.
san antonio
11 reviews
I cannot tell you jow much i loveeee this product. If I love it so much you're probably wondering why I gave it 4 stars. Well sometimes it doesn't get all of the white head but I think its because I wipe it off in my sleep hi other wise amazing. I love this brand!!!
Kayla K.
15 reviews
Gets rid of pimples or breakouts fast and sometimes overnight, cute packaging, the price is a bit steep but I bought it at Nordstrom a for fairly cheap. First time using but would buy again if I ran out had it for about 6 months and use regularly so worth the money!
Ariel M.
6 reviews
I could say so many amazing things about this product! I have used this since high school and it has never disappointed me. It's affordable and is gentle on my sensitive skin. My pimples are minimized after using this and within a day or two are gone completely! 
Victoria R.
Holmes Beach, FL
23 reviews
I saw this on Kylie Jenner's Snapchat and had to try it. I does work but it takes me two or three nights with it on for it to work. If you have dry skin I would be careful how much you put on because when I washed my face the morning after my face was very dry.
Amy M.
Los angeles, CA
15 reviews
HOLYGRAIL. I've purchased about three bottles so far and let me tell you, my skin is amazing thanks to this. Dries out my pimples overnight leading me to feel confident for a big day. Definetly recommend the plastic bottle rather than the glass, accident have occurred 😢 Pricey but a little goes along the way. 
Jennafer F.
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product works wonders is why It received five stars. The smell of the product would receive 2 because the smell is soooo strong!! It has very nice packaging. I would repurchase this item it helped dry up my acne spots. It would be highly recommended by me. 
Xao X.
Troutdale, OR
100 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
HOLY GRAIL but GODDANG it stings! I have sensitive skin and sometimes I'm tearing up from how bad it hurts from the stinging. Pain doesn't last very long but man it can get painful. But it hasn't deterred me from using, as I'm on my 3rd bottle! Really does work!
Jordan C.
Dallas, TX
178 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
In my experience, this stuff is MAGIC. Just dot it onto your blemishes and sleep in it. It will diminish significantly if not zap entirely your whiteheads. I don't necessarily recommend this for cystic or hormonal acne, but for smaller break outs it works great!
Kami C.
47 reviews
I get these cystic zits that never really come to a head. I thought this might help them come to a head but its never really done that. Sometimes, some...times, it will reduce some of the swelling, but it doesn't do much more
Sandra B.
Mississauga , ON
121 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I JUST bought this but haven’t tried it yet! Thoughts on the product?? :)
Nicole E.
1 review
I've been looking for a way to clear up my skin. I have very dry skin and was wondering if this would dry it up even more?
Savannah H.
52 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I used this last night along with the Mario Badescu drops for cystic acne and this morning I didn't see a big difference. I think it is because I didn't apply a lot, how do you apply it and how much? Thanks!
Isabella T.
Springfield , VA
70 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Will I have to wash my face after this? Also, can I apply moisturizer on top of it?
Kimignon W.
Longview, TX
236 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Would you apply moisturizer before or after applying this product?

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