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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 8,096 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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Jade J.
New York
4 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product! It works wonders and clears up any breakouts pretty much overnight. The only thing that I dislike about the product is the smell - it has a very strange smell to it that you can't seem to really get past but the reason I keep going back to it is because it literally clears breakouts fast!
Nicole A.
Scotts Valley
2 reviews
I had a huge zit on my cheek 2 days before my wedding. I used the drying lotion and it worked like magic! The giant zit shrunk down to barely noticeable and the redness had died down. I continue to use this when I break out and it's amazing! A beauty life saver
Melanie L.
Saginaw, TX
4 reviews
DO NOT USE THIS ON OPEN SKIN. It will increase your pimple. I bought this on ulta for a good price but the bottle is very little. On the bottle it tells you not to shake it and unfortunately it had tipped over a few times and I think it ruined the solution. Make sure you do not shake or drop for best results.
Pa X.
Saint Paul, MN
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product. I have acne prone skin and this definitely helps reduce the size of my blemishes. I have been using it for two years now and it has become one of my holy grails. It does sting sometimes, so just a warning for those with a low pain tolerance.
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 
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! 
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.
Lauren H.
Sparks, NV
78 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Magic in a bottle. I woke up on my wedding day with two huge pimples that weren't ready to pop. I put this on that morning & 6 hours later when it was makeup time, they were dried out & just popped completely. My face was easily covered and clear. This stuff is BOMB. I'd recommend it to anyone and everyone!
Claire G.
['Guntown', 'MS'], MS
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
MUST HAVE! I literally keep this product on hand at all times. It helps to dry out pesky pimples over night. This product absolutely delivers and is my favorite in my skin care regimen. This is the quickest fix you will find to combat breakouts when the strike.
Katie V.
Tempe, AZ
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is my go to spot treatment when i get a zit here and there! I put on at night and the next morning it's almost gone! I must admit that I bought this two years ago after seeing Kylie Jenner use it on her Snapchat. And glad I did because it actually works!
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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