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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
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  • 2 Stars3%
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4.51 / 5 based on 8,069 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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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.
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.
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.
Sarah M.
Sherwood, AR
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This stuff it magical. It's helped keep my breakout down and even just my own all skin texture. You put this on with a q-tip before bed on any breakouts, and it helps bring them down by the time you wake up. The smell can be a little funky, but it works wonders.
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!
Amanda D.
Bradenton, FL
11 reviews
I love this stuff!!! I finally broke down and bought a bottle when they wouldn't send anymore samples. Its a little pricey but it works and the bottle lasts forever. Love, love, love it!!!!
Kat S.
Northfield, VT
657 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Go get this right now. This is a miracle worker. It smells like sulfur and it stings when you initially put it on, but other than that, I cannot complain because it is so great. Just make sure not to shake the bottle as the pink stuff will dry up the clear liquid
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!
Sydney H.
109 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
if you ever feels a zit coming on then you need this . i cant tell if its gentle or harsh that is something for a consumer to decide i got mine at ulta its really affordable. this is super effective it dries the zit out which makes it so much easier to get rid of  
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 
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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