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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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Priscilla B.
181 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love the pink lotion inside of the bottle! it's kind of a cute way to solve an very not-so-cute issue. I find the drying lotion to be effective but your skin gets used to it after awhile so breaks in using it is necessary. I purchased this product at Anthropologie
Cassidy O.
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is a god sent when it comes to active breakouts! I use it at night and by the next morning the breakout is already dried out and on it's way out the door. It can sting a little if you've messed with the area at all but it only last for a few seconds.
Katina B.
Scott Depot, WV
80 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
IN LOVE WITH THIS PRODUCT! I never ever used to have skin issues until recently when I had a terrible flare up of cystic acne and I've only been using this for maybe four days and it's worked wonders. It's definitely worth the price and I'll be using it forever
Amanda W.
627 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I absolutely love this product. You apply a little bit of the liquid on acne before bed and it literally dries it up over night. Super gentle and great for sensitive skin. It’s a little pricey but it is definitely worth it. I will continue to purchase this product!
Pearl H.
Boston, MA
176 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I always have those annoying pimples that come up randomly and i use this during the night and the pimples mostly go away the next day. The only con is that this is very drying as the title so make sure to put alot of moisturizer the next day or it can be patchy.
Bethany G.
Irvington, KY
203 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I know that this and the one from Kate Somerville are supposed to be amazing, but I'm not sure I saw a difference. Like I would use it as soon as I felt a pimple coming, but it still formed and was on my face for days. I don't really think it helps all that much.
Taylor J.
Miami, FL
12 reviews
Works very well for spot treatments. I use it at night after I wash my face on any larger pimples I have. I've repurchased this a few times. Even if it doesn't completely dry out the pimple, it is at least noticeably better by the next day. Def recommend. 
Kaitlyn M.
7 reviews
This product is extremely effective if you only get one or two pimples at a time. I use it right when I feel a pimple. The smell is very harsh but it gets better as it dries, I bought a bottle at Ulta quite a while ago and it lasts forever! Very worth the price
haniyah z.
Chicago, IL
10 reviews
Kylie Jenner and a lot of other celebrities talked about how good this product is and because of that I bought it . So i used to have a lot of whiteheads on my cheeks , i know it sounds gross , but i had like tiny little white bumps and this product is the only thing that worked for me . I really love this brand , and can't wait to try everything else.
Sonia M.
Los Angeles, CA
93 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
If I could give this product all the stars in the world I would. I have nothing but good things to say about this product. I will put this on a pimple and it will dissapear overnight. Its a life saver. I go through so many bottles and I will not stop buying it.
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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