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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 8,096 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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  • does this really works? I want to buy.6 Answers
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  • Is it worth the price? And I’m not quite sure if I got it...5 Answers
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Amika F.
Los Angeles, CA
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Great stuff! I love that it isn’t as harsh on your skin as many acne creams are, since you only dot this right on the spot. It may seem a little pricey, but such a tiny bottle has lasted me a year! And I use it regularly :)
Katy L.
252 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I think this product is great. I use it when I have a breakout and it is very swollen and red and gross. I put this on before bed and when I wake up the size of the blemish has diminished. However, it doesn’t erase the blemish but it does help the healing process.
Kristina V.
Warminster, PA
92 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This stuff works! A little pink dot on a zit dries the crap out of them. It's very effective and it's worth $17 for sure. The packaging is cute just because you see it all over Instagram, and I will definitely buy it again.
Monica A.
Commerce City, CO
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is the best spot treatment for breakouts! You don't shake it up, dip a Cotten swab to the bottom, and apply the pink to all your pimples. I use this at night before bed and when I wake up, my breakouts are much better!
Shanna F.
Spokane, WA
54 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I felt at times that this just made acne worse. I like the concept and the feel of it on my skin, that feeling you get when something is working? The price is decent too, just don't expect fabulous results after the first night.
Marissa H.
Norristown, PA
110 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I just bought this because I had a huge blind pimple and I wanted to eliminate it. It’s kept it from
Exploding and getting a white head. This is my new go to pimple stuff. I bought the plastic bottle
For fear of dropping it
Jerry P.
24 reviews
My go-to pimple eraser! I dot a cotton swab sized amount on my blemishes before bed and this stuff works overnight. I wake up with a blemish that is less red, smaller in size, and sometimes almost gone. One of my favorite products that I continue to use for years! Received complimentary from influenster.
Charlie A.
Columbus , OH
651 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Get rid of pimples over night .. now not the big cystic acne ..but those little pesky irritating ones .. that you need gone by the next day for that important interview kind .. can pick up at any local ulta store .. great buy
Lisa D.
Wyandotte, MI
68 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This stuff works great for breakouts. I just put a dot on it and when I wake up it is mostly gone. It does dry your skin out (hence the name) so I cant use it for too many days in a row if I'm having a particularly bad breakout. But other than that it works great for those days when you wake up with a zit 
Rue M.
Manchester, MO
152 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This is a miracle worker to get rid of overnight pimples! It's a very good price for such a good product, and compared to the Kate Somerville EradiKATE, which is essentially the same thing, it's a lot more inexpensive and effective.
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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