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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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  • 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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Amanda B.
Huntingtn Bch, CA
91 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It's way way way better than the other products like this by other brands, why? The SMELL. This one has far less of that nasty smell other ones do. As for dying on those zits, it doesn't the job fairly well.
Sydney Z.
Deerfield, IL
124 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This stuff is my favorite for spot treatment before bed. It really drys out any large zits and does the trick for me. I put it on before bed and it is super effective. I have bought it again and I get it from Urban Outfitters.
Miranda O.
Medford, OR
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is hands down the BEST killer of acne treatment I have ever used. I know even after 1 use my zit has been zapped. It burns, but that helps me know it's working. It is a staple in my skin care routine!!! 
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
Celeste K.
Nine Mile Fls, WA
419 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Holy grail for those pesky pimples that won't go away! It works so well and dries up pimples overnight. Definitely don't apply to an open pimple (if you popped) because it will sting! Definitely check this out!
Natalie R.
Chino, CA
142 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Although this drying lotion isn't a cute look on the face, it's so worth using! This lotion is awesome for those deep pimples and even whiteheads. Price is decent. I would absolutely buy this product again.
Celinda C.
111 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I have heard good and bad things about this product and it's safe to say that it worked for me. I use this at night before I see a pimple burly growing out and by the morning it is dried up. I would recommend this!
Amy J.
Albany, NY
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is the original that Kate Somerville duplicated for a lot more money. It works great as an overnight spot treatment, but because of the calamine, it's not for daytime use or for prevention of breakouts.
austin g.
8 reviews
i started using this product a few months ago because my skin was very broke out with pimples. even though it is very pricey it is worth it! the packaging is okay im personally not a fan of the glass bottle. i would most definitely buy again.
Molly H.
7 reviews
This classic is hyped up for a very good reason.  Dip a cotton swab into the pink silt, tap it on top of a blemish and wake up with the blemish seriously less inflamed and bring any nasty gunk to the surface.  
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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