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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 8,100 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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Q&A (357)
Media (356)
Eva F.
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I give this a 4 star because although it does take away the zit it takes a while for it to. Example if I would apply it on Monday night by Thursday it would be completely gone. Bedsides that it works well and it doesn't break me out.
Pittston, PA
605 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Love this drying lotion it's not heavy on your pimple and the next day you can't even tell you had a pimple that's how fast it works , I wear it on spots at night wake up with no pimple , excellent product would recommend it
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.
Alejandra R.
5 reviews
I love this stuff. Really helps soothe a bad pimple and dramatically decrease the size overnight. I got this on Amazon and just finished it, will definitely re order, it lasted a long time and was well worth the price. 
Alicia C.
224 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This is the best zit spot treatment I've ever used. It shrinks my zits overnight. I don't think I'll ever use another spot treatment. This helps heal zits for me in 2 days. Definitely a must buy. I will be re purchasing.
Xitlally R.
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
WOOO HOOO I LOVE THIS PRODUCT it is AMAZING!! It is super effective I used it for a month and it definitely met my expectations!! The packaging is super nice and I totally recommend this product 10/10 GO AHEAD AND PURCHASE IT you won't be disappointed!!!!!
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!  
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. 
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!
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.
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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