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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 8,089 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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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.
Courtney N.
Somerset, KY
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have only used this product a couple times but I really can't say that it lives up to the hype I've heard about it. I definitely need to give it another chance before I throw it out and hopefully it works better for me.
Yani A.
Kissimmee, FL
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this when ever I get any type of blemish. I apply it before bed and when I wake up it completely dries out any pimple. I've repurchased this before and will definitely continue to repurchase. It's so effective!
Kristie L.
Mammoth lakes, CA
98 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Hated this product. It did NOTHING that it said it would. It smells and burns with zero results. It actually made my breakouts worst. I used it for two weeks with zero results. No good for me and my areas of concern.
Brianna M.
Austin, TX
4 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is a great product. The only thing I dislike about it is it is not very travel friendly. You also have to have a q-tip on hand to use. Great to keep at home! It does the job as well. If you travel a lot, maybe look into a different spot treatment, but if you're keeping it at home, it is great!!
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.
Stephany R.
Bronx, NY
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
i love this drying lotion! like most of us.. i get break outs here and there. I dab this on my breakout and sleep with it on my face over night and when i wake up the breakout wouldn't be swollen anymore. i love it!
Buse K.
Austin, TX
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It keeps its promise and it really dries the red acnes! I bought it from Ulta for $17. It is really gentle and it smells good. 50th year anniversary packaging is glass so it makes it better. I definetly recommend it.
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.
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.
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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