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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 8,083 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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Osiris R.
Bolingbrook, IL
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I wish this would have worked better with my skin because I've heard such great reviews on it. However, I feel like it is definitely OVER- drying on my skin. It does however calm pesky break outs. I just don't like how dry and flaky they get afterwards. 
Lexi W.
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product! I put it on any imperfections before I go to bed and when I wake up they're always gone or at least almost gone. It is a little pricey but it's definitely worth it. It also lasts a really long time. I've had mine for a couple of months and there's still plenty of product left.
Jessica M.
225 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This stuff is Amazing!! I was so shocked at how well it worked. It does a great job of minimizing blemishes and dark spots. It is a very good value for what you get. A little goes a long way everyone should own this just in case you have acne, or the occasional pimple comes up.
Sasha L.
Littleton, CO
97 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I know everyone loves this stuff but for some reason it didn't do much for me. I like how inexpensive it is but I much prefers my peter Thomas Roth spit treatment. I can wear it under makeup and that's something you definitely can't do with this product.
Jamie W.
St. Louis, MO
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff will literally stop your acne from growing the second you put it on. Sometimes I feel a slight burn when I put it on but the next day I wake up and my spots are gone. It's the only acne treatment I can count on. I will continue to repurchase.
Jessenia O.
Orlando, FL
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Such an amazing product for spot treatment! This is a cult favorite, and it deserves to be. I've had pimples where I place this product on it overnight, and the pimple actually becomes flat by morning! This is great to have just in case of emergencies.
Bre G.
Lynchburg, VA
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This drying lotion is a must have for hormonal breakouts! It is perfect for overnight acne treatment and so easy to use! The little bottle will last you forever. This is a must have for everyone, men and women. I would definitely recommend this product!
Alanna L.
Fairfield, CA
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff is great for tough hormonal acne. I get giant pimples on my chin around my time of month and this stuff really helps reduce the size and redness of the bumps. I put a few dabs on and leave it overnight. The only problem is it flakes off and irritates your eyes. 
Lauren S.
Rutherford, NJ
52 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This stuff is a life saver. I've been through about 3 bottles now and I'll keep purchasing it for years to come. It literally gets rid of spots overnight without drying my entire face out. I love that it doesn't stain anything either. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Melyssa M.
Lk Ronkonkoma, NY
388 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Very very effective! I have very oily skin which causes a large pimple here and there. I always keep this drying lotion on hand, applying it at night time before bed and by morning it is visibly smaller in size. I have never been let down by mb products.
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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