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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 8,100 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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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Reviews (8100)
Q&A (357)
Media (356)
Sania K.
Chattanooga, TN
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Highly recommend this product for drying out pimples. It retails for around ten dollars which is typical of a benzoyl peroxide cream. What I like about this product is that it reduces redness. It does have a very strong chemical smell that makes my eyes water when I first apply it. That is the only downfall I believe it has.
jess a.
11 reviews
this dries out all my pimples and works amazing. if i have a breakout and input this on the next day you wont even be able to tell it was there. great for white heads and hormonal breakouts, not so much cystic acne.
Maya M.
109 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
this is great it definitely works. it doesn't completely get rid of the pimple but it definitely shrinks it the next morning. i tried my friends but i really want to purchase myself.
Keelin G.
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I use this everytime I have a flare up of pimples. It is the best, I go to sleep with pimples and wake up with a clear face, I have been using this extremely effective product for years. I cannot recommend it enough!
Julie O.
Concord, CA
101 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I've tried so many kinds of acne treatments and none of them work as well as this for sure. I absolutely love this product. It definitely improves my acne quickly and efficiently. I'm so glad this product is a thing.
Tess W.
Newport News, VA
97 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This stuff is seriously my superhero in a bottle! The formula packs a powerful punch and stings a little when you put it on a newly extracted blemish. It will dry it out over night and within a few days, it will be gone! It is around $17 at Ulta Beauty.
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.
Damian D.
La Puente, CA
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It smells really good if you like that medicinal tincture sort of scent. I love the color and how the product disappears in the morning. I just spot treat at night and the spots are visibly smaller the next morning.
Tenny R.
Portland , OR
154 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love using this product on my pimples. It significantly reduces the size of them over night and even gets rid of them completely after a few uses. However DO NOT shake the bottle. You want the clay to be at the bottom.
Lauren H.
Clermont , FL
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I always recommend this product to friends who have pop up acne. Just throw it on at night and wake up look clear and gorgeous. It's also very easy to use and plus it's fun to put pink dots all over your face. Ha ha.
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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