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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 8,099 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
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Kharine C.
Davenport, FL
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This little jar holds miracles. I use a cotton swab and dip it in the pink magic, apply it to my problem area overnight. When I wake up it's gone! I love this brand and I'd love to try the honey almond non abrasive facial scrub :)
Karina J.
Stockton, CA
62 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I don't know how effective this drying lotion really is, there were times when it would bring down my pimples but there were more times when it would do nothing. I haven't really reached for it lately for that reason.
💕Cristina V.
Austin, TX
8 reviews
This stuff was a miracle worker when it comes to drying out pimples! I bought this at Ulta! It works great just wish the bottle was bigger! It worked overnight to dry things out. I definitely would recommend to others!
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. 
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.
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. 
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!!!!!
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.
Malia R.
Notre Dame, IN
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product really helps to minimize the appearance of my pimples! I honestly swear by it for a breakout! It does tend to leave a little dry spot behind, however, so you need to exfoliate and moisturizer after use.
Valentina S.
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This product works fantastic with white heads aka monster pimples. However, I found that it wasn't as great when dealing with minor blemished and so. Still a great product that dries out painful blemishes overnight!
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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