Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%


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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Roshni S.
96 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I think this with the drying cream is the best thing for any pimples. I really like you can feel this working as it dries up any pimple you have. I have tried the Kate Somerville one that is similar concept but I feel that this one is a lot better. 
Stacy G.
Oakhurst, NJ
124 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I've been using this for years, it's one of my holy grail products! A little bit of this gets rid of a blemish overnight, and it will also prevent one from forming if you feel a pimple coming on. It's also extremely reasonably priced considering it can last for so long.
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.
Ruth Z.
135 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Whenever I feel a pimple coming on before bed I will for this all on the pimple and by mourning it's less. It won't disappear completely so you have to put it on again. That's how I feel it works best on me. No improvement needed the product does wonders
Madeline K.
Naperville, IL
67 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I've only been using this product for a couple months and so far I like it. I put on blemishes that have been bothering me for a long time and this product drastically reduces them. It doesn't completely get rid of the spot, but it reduces it for sure.
Bethany L.
Chicago, IL
52 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is the ultimate cure for any and all acne blemishes. It dries them out like the sun, (though you will look like you have the chicken pox when you go to bed at night, be warned). Even my most stubborn zits have been vanquished by this drying lotion!
Danielle L.
9 reviews
This stuff is a constant best seller for a reason! the calmine lotion drys up your ugly whiteheads almost overnight. I am probably on my 4th or 5th bottle of it. I apply it at night right before going to bed after washing my face and it works every time.
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!
Vanessa D.
Baldwin Park, CA
7 reviews
I love this product so much because it helped with my acne so much throughout the year. Whenever I pop a pimple, I will put this on my face and the next day, it will shrink and almost disappear. I also put this on my redness and when I have red bumps on my face and it really helped cleared my skin.
Taylor G.
New Port Richey, FL
11 reviews
Such an great products for people who have occasional pimples, It works wonders on those pesky pimples and drys them out pain free. i purchased mine at Ulta and it worked amazing and took care or all of my break outs!  works very well i will buy it again 
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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