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
  • Does this irritate your skin?4 Answers
  • does this really works? I want to buy.6 Answers
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Jacquelyn J.
Mountain View
6 reviews
This clears up my pimple in just a couple of days. I often get some random large pimples somewhere and when I apply this overnight I can see a hinge difference in the morning. It helps to reduce the size and the redness of the pimple overnight.
Taylor P.
Lake Park, FL
160 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Mario badesco has amazing products in general. I've been using the drying lotion for years now and it's the only thing that can tackle my blemishes while not drying surrounding skin. I recommend this product to those who are struggling with acne.
Emily C.
Los Angeles, CA
15 reviews
If you have stubborn pimple that won't go away, this is seriously your new go to product. I've used this product a few times when I have a bad zit. I'll take a q-tip and dab the product onto a certain area and in the morning my zit will be gone!
Kate H.
Omaha, NE
112 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Love this! After applying to my face at night and using for several days, the blemishes start to go away. It does sting a bit if there is a break on the skin, so be careful where you apply it. I believe it is a good value and would recommend to others. 
Nicole G.
San Bruno, CA
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is honestly my favorite product when it comes to acne. I started buying this when I was 13 and it had yet to disappoint. It is very very effective and easy use. A 13 year old can do it! It is a little pricey but definitely worth the price.
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!
Rene A.
Lawrenceville , GA
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this almost every night on an incoming pimple and I swear it slows it down. I wash my face at night and moisturizer before using it. Depending on the pimple size I can feel it working because it's a cool tingling sensation that I feel. I will for sure buy some more when the bottle I have now runs out.
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
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!!!
Jaqueline L.
South Sioux City, NE
21 reviews
Love this product for those annoying white heads. I just put it on at night, go to sleep and wake up and its gone or almost gone depending on how big it was to begin with. My skin is dry so I try to put it on just the blemish or else ill wake up with dry skin around the blemish. Love it!
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
217 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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