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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  • Would you apply moisturizer before or after applying this...4 Answers
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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Yessi F.
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Personally, I felt this product worked best for me the first few times I used it. Afterwards, I felt that my skin became immune to it. When I don't use it for awhile and then come back to using it, it works sometimes. Kind of on the fence about it, but overall I would say give it a shot!
Jenna F.
Glen Burnie, MD
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
One of my favorite products. It's so good my mom is now addicted to it. DO NOT SHAKE THE BOTTLE. Stick a q-tip down to the bottom and just dap the product on your face. Fall asleep and your breakouts will be smaller by the morning, if not gone.
Lynda J.
15 reviews
There is a reason why people fave about this acne product. Because it really works. I put it on before bed and by morning it's usually dried and no longer red. My only complaint is that it's not clear that you shouldn't hake it. If the sales person didn't remind me, I would have shook it.
Chloe L.
Fate, TX
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This works beautifully. I've suffered from cystic acne for many years, and this helps keep it minimal and reduces redness and inflammation. I truly love this stuff, it works wonders on your face. And I know lots of beauty influencers love it too!
Wanda R.
Miami, FL
82 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Love that this line uses a lot of natural ingredients. Its amazing how you apply it on the pimple and it dries it . It's a must have I was very satisfied with the product so I would recommend it to everyone that is having trouble with their face
Breannan P.
11 reviews
This product is my holy grail! I had a lot of acne on my forehead so before going to bed I would apply this on my acne and I did this consistently  for about a week and saw that my acne spots were much smaller and going away! I would definitely recommend moisturizng your face after using this product since my forehead had some dry patches.
Sylvie K.
57 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Works amazing at treating the surface level parables, but is not able to penetrate down the service to more cystic acne. However it works amazing and I love it for most pimples. I bought it at old Time for $17, and I would absolutely repurchase!
Monica P.
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
love this product!! for some reason now that i turned 30 it seems like am in a second puberty lol i been braking out A LOT!! this product just makes it easy i put it on the blemish and within 2 or 3 days its dry and sometimes completely gone!!!
Isa S.
16 reviews
This completely dries out and kills breakouts. The packaging is very simple but still nice. It's a little pricey for the size but I'm hoping it'll last for a while. It isn't effective on under the skin acne which is something that I don't love.
Jen H.
118 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I wish I could say I absolutely love this product, but I don't think it's as effective on my skin as other products are. I don't think the salicylic acid works the best with my skin type so it doesn't diminish certain types of pimples overnight for me
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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