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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.51 / 5 based on 8,101 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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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Reviews (8101)
Q&A (357)
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Daniella V.
Groton, MA
81 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This takes its time to work. You can automatically see it draw the bacteria of the pimple to the surface. It's a tad pricey but so worth it! I love the clear container so you can see the product! I for sure recommend!
Rhonda H.
Rockford, MI
54 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This stuff is amazing if you start to notice you are getting a pimple on your face. Just take a little dab, leave it on, and it goes away. Love this! My daughter enjoys it too because it is such a great spot-treatment. 
Tricia W.
6 reviews
The drying lotion is perfect for a spot needed acne treatment. I picked this little guy up at Nordstrom Rack for about $18. Yes, expensive for the tiny amount is what you think but it lasts FOREVER! Make sure you only put it on intact skin or else it burns.
Marylee E.
Navarre, FL
104 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This really works the way it says it does. It dries out the pimple within a day. I recommend using this product at night as it does leave a slight pink chalky residue on the skin. It's quite pricey, but worth the cost.
Rachel R.
Santa Cruz
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I recommend this product to anyone who ever gets break outs! I would give it 5 stars but unfortunately it doesnt work wonders on my cystic acne spots. I do love that it somehow doesnt dry my skin out when I use it even though it is drying out the blemish!  
Lulu ❤.
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This little bottle is a miracle worker. It dries up blemishes overnight, and last a very long time. I was skeptical when I saw the size of the bottle and the price, but I have not regretted my purchase for one second.
Amy B.
Springfield , VA
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This products works amazing and you see results in minutes ! 🙂 It's a little pricey I think but it's worth it ! I love this drying lotion especially because you can put it on at night and *POOF* your problems are gone 
Jessica J.
1 review
Best blemish fix ever.  It dries pimples up quicker than anything else I have used. A little goes a long way, so it lasts for a long time.  It is a little pricier than a drugstore brand, but totally worth it.
Alicia B.
Killeen, TX
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
My husband and I LOVE this product, it's our go to when it comes to a pimple popping up out of no where and those underground ones that cause all the pain. Apply it at night and by morning it's nearly gone! Love this!
Marge D.
Columbus, OH
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff is amazing! It zaps away tough acne and dries it out really well. You have to be careful not to put too much on because it can really dry out your skin and then you will have to fix that with moisturizer! Used in moderation, it works really well!
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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