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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 8,090 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
Reviews (8090)
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Sally H.
99 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love using this for when I have one of those big painful pimples. I really helps drying it out and quickens the process! Omg downfall is when I sleep with it, my face gets pretty oily and it doesn't stay on
Taylor R.
Woodbury, NJ
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Like it a lot for pimples with heads on them. Doesn't really work for pimples under the skin which I get a lot of! Thought it would be a miracle product but only works for a pimple that already has a head!
Ashley M.
Atlanta, GA
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I don't get pimples that often, but I have used this multiple times and love how fast-working the product is! People, including myself, swear by it and the price is just right! Would definitely use again!!
Lauren J.
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This was great for a spot treatment on any pimple that is emerging. Stops the pimple in its spot. It does burn a little but when applying and the smell isn't to pretty, but the results justify all of that.
Mackenzie C.
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Did not help me very much. Only made a little difference. The price isn't bad. I do not think I would recommend again. Maybe for people that have rare break outs. Not all the time ones. Still not that bad.
Jessica H.
Los angeles, CA
17 reviews
I love this drying cream. It's the only thing that gives my cystic acne any relief. When I have a flare up, I immediately reach for this product. It cuts the time it takes to clear my skin in half, easily.
Lauren B.
South Windsor , CT
96 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This product is a lifesaver when it comes to treating whiteheads. It does a great job of drying out the pimple and reducing the size. I just wish it was more of a nude color so I could use it during the day.
Katie P.
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
my friend had this at her house and I stayed a week and they're having nasty pimple, I used it a few times and it was really nice & dried out my pimple however I think there are other items on the market that do the same thing for cheaper.
Mallory H.
Washington, DC
170 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
My miracle worker! I've even turned my husband onto this product when he has a pimple pop up now and then. I've had success minimizing and healing occasional pimples and blemishes using the drying lotion.
Jill F.
7 reviews
I use this product whenever I feel like I have a pimple coming out or already have one. It makes the blemish noticeably smaller overnight! It's not a complete miracle worker, but it does make a difference.
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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