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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 8,075 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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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Helena C.
San Francisco
22 reviews
This product works amazingly for people with acne. When you put it on, it dried in about 2-3 seconds so you don't have to worry about it wiping off on your pillow at night. While it stings a little bit, that makes up for the results that it gives you - clean & clear skin!
Sara S.
79 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
A fantastic alternative to the Kate Somerville kind. So good for quickly reducing break outs, or proactively getting rid of them if you can feel one coming on. It eventually smears off since you wear it overnight which I don't mind, but you may not like that
Julianna Y.
Berea, KY
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Smells really badly of sulfur (which is the main ingredient), which I personally can't stand. It's expensive, and I can't really tell that it works at all. It had no effect on my acne and bumps. I received a free sample, but I probably wouldn't purchase this.
Hilary S.
Belton, SC
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is the best spot treatment that I've used.  It's totally effective and does exactly what it says that it's going to do, which is clear the acne spot that you have.  I've been exclusively using this spot treatment for a couple of years now, and I probably won't ever use another one.
Sam L.
Morgantown, WV
201 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Holy grail! Minimizes my pimples quickly. I put it on before bed and they're practically gone by morning. Only con is the packaging. Makes it impossible to get the last of it out. You have to reach the bottom with a qtip and apply it that way. Don't shake it!
Katy O.
Randolph, NJ
13 reviews
Ever since I purchased this, I swear by it. I suffer from painful cystic acne and this lotion has saved me from my suffering. Simply apply it before bed, let it dry, and when you wake up the blemish is significantly reduced or gone. I have also noticed it will work on any redness on the face. Overall, this is the most promising skin care product I have ever used and it is so easy.
Sarah D.
Dallas, TX
12 reviews
Perfect for blemishes. I get one or two blemishes during my time of the month. I take a q-tip and dip it into the pink powder and apply it to the affected area and it will be gone in a few hours. It's definitely a drying agent, so be sure to moisturize after.
Tania G.
Salida, CA
115 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Love the drying lotion. It really does work and sometimes it lowers the pimple or goes away the next day. I mainly use it for acne that is very flared up since it does say to use it for white spots, but I feel like it works for the flare ups because they dry out!
Abby S.
Franklin, MA
92 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I think almost everyone I know has tried this product at least once in their lifetime. Its an alcohol and calamine lotion solution that is used to kill bacteria and dry out pimples. I find this works extremely well if used in moderation. This is one those products that your skin can get used to..
Natalie C.
Olympia, WA
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
My holy grail acne product. This is the only product that clears up my blemishes without damaging my skin. I have seen a decrease in scarring since switching over to this product. It's on the pricey side for how little product you get, but as it is the only thing that works I will continue to use 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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