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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 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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Cecilia G.
Corp Christi, TX
110 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
What a great product! After seeing Kylie Jenner use this I was very interested in this product. It really exceeded my expectations! I am a repeated user and once I am out of this product I will be repurchasing. Really dries out pimples fast and well! Love this!
Anna R.
62 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I LOVE this product. It burns a little when you first put it on, but I personally like that because I feel like it's actually doing something, haha. It definitely shrinks my bumps after one use, but it's not completely gone overnight. Would definitely recommend!
Courtney G.
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I loved this. I always come back to this. It drys very fast and it doesn't make my face have dry spots and it does make my whiteheads smaller ever time i use it. I would love to try their other products because i am a big fan of their drying lotion. 10/10 review. 
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. 
Karin W.
Carbondale, IL
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This product is amazing. Especially if you have stubborn pimples. It is effective in helping to dry out pimples and even reduce the size of them. I have acne prone skin so I would definitely recommend it to people who suffer from acne. I purchased mines online. 
Casey B.
5 reviews
I love this product! It is not a super high price and a little goes a long way. It was gentle and I have very sensitive skin. The way it is presented is very clean and classic. I would 10/10 recommend this product the only problem I face is finding it in stores.
Lanie H.
Omaha, NE
86 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
THIS STUFF WORKS!! I bought mine at Ulta and was seriously amazed. It is easy to use and really dries out the pimples. Just be careful not to overuse this because too much can do damage, especially if your skin is dry like mine. But besides that, it is the best!!
Shannon T.
Twinsburg, OH
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Miracle worker. Put this on a fresh zit (it HAS to have a whitehead or forget it) and overnight it worked beautifully to calm redness and puffiness. When I have a new breakout happening, this is where I run to. I have been buying this for years and it is worth every penny! 
Valentina M.
Concord, CA
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
i absolutely love this stuff it shrinks my pimples over night ! it’s just a bit pricy for the size of the bottle but it’s totally worth it . i bought it at my local sephora . the only thing you have to be careful with is keeping it sitting up . i would recommend 
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! 
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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