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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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4.51 / 5 based on 8,089 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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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!
Kristie N.
Houston, TX
6 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I don't get pimples too often, but when I do it is always super ugly. Most of the time it is under the skin pimples that take forever to go away and is painful. Each time I apply it I can see the difference it makes on the pimple the next day. If I feel a pimple forming I apply it and it helps. 200% love it!
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.
Mary M.
Fort Collins, CO
31 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is a miracle worker. My boyfriend and I both used it when we were in high school and breaking out a lot. I would dip a q-tip into the jar and make sure it touched the product in the bottom the jar. I then applied it directly to my zits and let it stay there overnight. The only bad thing about this product is that it dries with a big white dot, but you will wake up without a zit the next morning so it is worth it. 
Shiloh S.
Fort pierce
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Omg if you haven't tried this yet what are you waiting for?! At the first sight of a pimple I plop this on and it is gone by the next day! The bottle lasts forever, I just replaced the one I had for 2 years bc it was getting old. Love this stuff. Staple product! 
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!
Zenobia R.
Casper, WY
456 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This stuff is amazing. Don't shake it. Simply dip a q-tip into the pink solution and pull straight out. Apply as a spot treatment. I use before bed especially for the large painful zits. Typically redness is gone in the morning and most go away after a couple days.
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.
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.
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
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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