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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 8,086 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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Q&A (357)
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Michelle W.
Aston, PA
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I would put this stuff all over my face if I could. This is the only thing that dries up the pimples before they even form. I love how I can just go to sleep and wake up without any pimples. Great product and the plastic bottle isn’t pricey.
Stephanie S.
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I am new to this product and I love the results so far! If I feel a zit coming on, I use this in the evening and when I wake up, the area is flat and calm. This product prevents my acne and calms my skin.
Sonam S.
Gaithersburg, MD
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Works amazing as a spot treatment for the occasional pimple. Packaging is cute, make sure not to agitate it before using it! Bought it at Ulta, price point wasn't bad for the amount you get/use since you only use a little bit at a time.
Julia S.
Radcliff, KY
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This isn't an overnight miracle worker but it does do a nice job over time reducing pimples. DOES NOT WORK ON UNDERSKIN PIMPLES AT ALL. But surface pimple like whiteheads and blackheads works just fine on.
Anum R.
Houston, TX
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is the greatest thing I have truly ever come across and I'm pretty sure this will be a staple in my life for forever! I put this on at least 3 or 4 times a week. Even if I see a small tiny little bump forming, I smack some of this on and go to bed. Next morning, my skin is smooth as heck! 
Dustin M.
Oklahoma City, OK
4 reviews
I have used this product before for pesky blemishes and I would have to say that it works spectacularly. After applying to spots on my face and letting it dry it is almost like it just erases my blemishes.
Sydney K.
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product. I get acne spots in various places on my face. I put this on and overnight they are dried up and almost gone. It can be very drying so I try to use it sparingly but I really like it!!
Ashley H.
141 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I actually get some acne not on my face exactly but my body and this if you put it on overnight it brings the skin to a whither for drys it out by the next day! I really enjoyed and would keep buying this
Ruby R.
Proctorville , OH
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This stuff is amazing!!!! I use it on blemishes overnight and it does great things by the morning time. It is super drying so you can get a little flaky around the pimple, especially if the skin is broken. But, this greatly reduces the number of days that I am cursed with a blemish. 
Hannah V.
Berwyn, PA
316 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
My favorite acne spot treatment! This is amazing! One dot of product applied before bed and the next morning the blemish is noticeably smaller and less painful! This is perfect for people who have the occasional pimple!
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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