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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 8,090 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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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Juliette D.
11 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Definitely dried up zits instantly! I love this product! You will look a little crazy when you wake up but once you wash the residue away you're left with clear skin no breakouts and no acne at all!Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Marielis F.
Paterson, NJ
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Drying lotion are really easy to use and be results are even better just take a cotton swab and apply on affected area or pimple and it will soon be gone , highly recommend to anyone that has affected areas
Hayley H.
Lakeland, FL
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This drying cream is great for sporadic breakouts. I bought it at ulta after the summer heat in Florida caused my skin to get too oily and break out. Dabbing in on affected areas and leaving it overnight worked wonders on tough, under the skin zits. 
Lorena I.
Davis, CA
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have always had clear sink & breaking out for me is very rare. Whenever I get a small pimple or two, I just place this magical product on my face & the next morning the pimple is completely gone. Amazing!
Deanna L.
Morristown, NJ
100 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is my favorite product for acne. The key is to not shake the product. Just dip a Q-tip into the product and put it on your pimple. The next day your pimples are dried up and virtually disappear like magic!
Aliza M.
Elmont, NY
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is the best product out there for any pimples or soon to be pimples you may have! I apply it at night before going to sleep & it keeps my breakouts at bay. I bought mine from ulta & would definitely recommend it to anyone who breaks out.
Danielle C.
jersey city , NJ
10 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this product whenever I have a stubborn pimple. I use it as a spot treatment and it works over night. When I wake up, my pimple has either shrunk half its size or it nearly gone. I highly recommend !!!
Roxan S.
Brunswick, GA
54 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Amazing! Clears up pimples overnight! Use a q-tip to dab a little on each breakout and I sleep with it on overnight. Rinse it off the next morning and the pimple will be significantly smaller or even gone! I would definitely I rely recommend this to others!
Sara C.
Harrisville, PA
167 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This works well. You basically use it as spot treatment. I bought it at ulta. I love Mario badescu products. Great for the price. This product did dry out my blemish. Therefore it does exactly what it says.
Blair S.
Cincinnati, OH
10 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Very specific instructions - You MUST have a q-tip on hand. Make sure not to shake the bottle up or store the bottle upside down. Best used on whiteheads. Not effective on pimples that haven't fully erupted. 
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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