Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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4.51 / 5 based on 8,183 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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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.
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
nina j.
2 reviews
this saves my skin! whenever i have a blemish coming on, i dab this onto it and it shrinks it overnight! the last time I bought it it was at nordstrom rock. The only downside is it is a bit pricey for the amount that it contains. cute packaging though! :)
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.
Rebecca R.
Manhattan Beach
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product used to be my go-to when spot treating acne and would get rid of a zit in one to two nights. However, I noticed over time as the bottle got more empty it started becoming much less effective. Not sure as to why this is, but it is frustrating.
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. 
Pavee K.
10 reviews
I love the consistency of this product. I really shrinks my zit within the next day. It is quite strong so I would warn to be mindful of how much product you put on. But other than that it is basically a miracle in a bottle and very affordable as well.
Marina B.
San Diego, CA
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I HATE MY ACNE! But this helps !!! Just pop this on the area of concern and BAM! They're gone! It works super well just make sure you follow the directions on how to use it. I get mine at Sephora. Easy to get! Always available. I love this product must buy. 
Jean K.
70 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is my favorite acne treatment. Honestly, I think it's the only acne treatment that I have in my medicine cabinet. I don't typically break out much so when there is that one pesky zit that pops up, I immediately use this and it clears it up right away!
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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