Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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4.51 / 5 based on 8,174 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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Miranda T.
Carthage, MS
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is most amazing product for acne or pimples I have found!! Great value for you money. It is $17 but you get so much product and it works amazing. It does burn slightly when first applied to a pimple but works amazingly. No room for improvement!!! 
Alyssa J.
Cotati, CA
7 reviews
I honestly don't know what to say about this product. It is fantastic I tried it in an Ulta in my area, put it on about 3-4 pimples, and writhing 12 hours (when I woke up the following morning) my pimples were completely flat and almost colorless! I returned that day to purchase two bottles.
Vania L.
Penndel, PA
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This worked so well on my cystic acne that I don't get them anymore! I used to have one on my chin that would keep coming back after going away and once I used this, it was gone! Make sure to use this before bed because it's very obvious on your face.
Sierra M.
4 reviews
I absolutely love this drying lotion. Whenever I see my face starting to break out, I put a dot on the affected area at night before I go to sleep and it dries it out before I even wake up in the morning! I will absolutely buy this again when I run out. My mom recommended it to me because she used it when she had chronic breakouts, and I would recommend it to anyone with oily skin who has blemishes like I do!
Jordan C.
De Soto
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Got a pimple? No problem for this. It dries it out quickly. I love it. Packaging is great, easy to use. Helps stop pimples from coming it fully. I bought mine at Ulta. I've gone through a few bottles of it. I highly recommend. It's an amazing product. 
Kelli S.
Olathe, KS
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
when I put this on after moisturizing before I go to sleep, it made my acne reduce in size! even though it's a drying lotion, it doesn't make the skin around the pimple dry at all which I thought was amazing. it's definitely worth the price too which is a plus!
Lauren G.
11 reviews
This was recommended to me from a famous YouTuber. She said it worked magic, and she was right! This is a great product for every day type pimples that may pop up. A little tip is to apply it after the shower so your pores are open and it can sink in.
Brittany W.
Doraville, GA
280 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I think this is a great product for very oily, acne prone skin. I used it when I was dealing with bad cystic acne. It helps dry up whiteheads quickly. I have extremely sensitive skin though and found this to be too drying for me to use on a regular basis.
Matt B.
6 reviews
I use this to reduce redness, especially when I know a pimple will be coming. A little painful but worth it. I keep it on all night after using the cleanser and primer. It can be a little pricey and you have to make sure it doesn't irritate your skin
Lizzie M.
Los Angeles, CA
11 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff is amazing. I use it on all my blemishes and pimples and overnight this lotion reduces any swelling and size magically. It doesn't give me a rash like I've seen other people say, and I have very sensitive, oily skin. I absolutely love this!
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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