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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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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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Kenzie S.
Chamblee, GA
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this on my surprise acne spots and it really does work! It definitely has a small burning effect for me, but it's bearable and worth it. And a little goes a long way! One bottle will last you forever.
Holly H.
Shreveport , LA
82 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I. Love. This. Stuff! I recommend this to all of my friends. Complete game changer. Any time I have a pimple or feel one coming up, I apply this before bed and it's gone within a day or two. You have to try!
Rose A.
7 reviews
This is the best spot treatment I've ever used. I put it on before bed and in the morning the spot will be significantly reduced, if not totally gone. It's also fairly inexpensive and lasts for a few months.
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.
Thyla P.
Norfolk, VA
67 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is the best drying lotion on the market . It really dries up any problem spots as well as getting rid of it. Well worth the price and lasts forever ! All you need is a q-tip would definitely buy again !
Kira N.
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is ok. Has a strong smell but goes away. At first I was using the product incorrectly, had to search it on YouTube. It does work for small/ moderate acne... takes longer on cystic acne to work.
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!
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.
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.
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
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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