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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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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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Tanya T.
Cane Ridge, TN
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I get this from Ulta and it's amazing. For me it was okay on the skin. It did dry out my skin because it's drying out the blemish but not to bad. It's not a bad price and it's worth it. It reduces the size of my blemishes overnight. I would recommend this
Courtney B.
Ypsilanti, MI
17 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Absolute obsessed with this spot treatment. whenever i see or feel a pimple coming on i slap a dog of this drying lotion on before bed and it's non existent in the morning. Really great product that I have, and will continue to repurchase! Would recommend. 
Hannah R.
79 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
So glad I tried out this product after hearing about it for a few years. It dries up most pimples literally overnight! It can be quiet drying if used often, but I make sure to moisturize a lot the next morning. I will continue to repurchase this item! 
Yasmine C.
4 reviews
Okay, so I don't really tend to breakout but when I do find myself getting those stubborn pimples around my time of the month this is the go to product. It makes the blemish disappear in about a day and makes me not so worried about not having clear skin.
Brenda H.
El Monte, CA
93 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Yes yes and YES. This stuff is amazing. I was having bad breakout on my lower cheek area put in some of this bad boy and the next morning the breakout was less visible. Less red. And almost gone. I would definitely purchase again. And I highly recommend it.
Dakota B.
Circleville, OH
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Great spot treatment. DO NOT SHAKE. The two liquids need to be separated. Dip a q tip in both, dab on blemish, leave over night. Typically works for me within two nights. Worth the money. Dries up acne spots quickly and the bottle lasts a long time. 
Briana W.
Larkspur, CA
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Love this! My go to acne treatment for a few years now. It pulls all the gunk to the surface overnight, even with those deeper, painful spots. So easy to use and so worth it. Plus it's hard to beat the price with this product. Highly recommend it overall!
Ariana S.
Thousand Oaks, CA
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I bought this drying lotion purely from the hype surrounding it.  I found that sometimes it worked to dry out pimples but more often than not it didn't do much for me. I will continue to use this until I run out or give it away but I will not repurchase it. 
Lauren M.
207 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I wanted to love this after hearing so many people rave about it, but it was a miss for me. I put it on as instructed, and in the morning I didn't notice any change to my spots. I'm not sure if my bottle was just old or if this isn't an effective product.
Theresa S.
Brooklyn , NY
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is the other product for acne that I use pretty consistently. It has a very strong smell and feels a bit harsh but when worn overnight helps to dry blemishes and calm redness. The ability to tame redness is probably my favorite part about this product.
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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