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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 8,096 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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Taylor C.
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I bought this after many recommendations but it didn't really work for me so I won't be repurchasing. Once you get towards the bottom, q tips don't reach the pink treatment so it's hard to use it all up.
Sarah D.
Santa Clara, CA
123 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This product is very drying on my blemishes without actually clearing them up completely. It is very harsh on my skin, and I prefer a product that will heal blemishes without completely drying out my skin.
Catherine D.
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product! I recently just got it but I put it on my pimples before I go to bed and wake up with them half the size. It really dries them out and makes them less noticeable. I will definitely buy again once my bottle runs out!
Brooke S.
Atlanta, GA
206 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Overnight sit zapper and blemish dryer-outer! I can't live without my Mario Badescu drying lotion. It has a very distinct calamine scent that I didn't particularly care for at first but I actually have grown to love it! Definitely a must have product for your skincare regimen.
Melody G.
12 reviews
This lotion is very good. If you have a pimple just put the lotion on the spot and it will dry it out. I have got some of my friends on it and they love it. If you have acne problems I totally recommend.
Alyssa K.
9 reviews
I love this soooo much!! It helped with my acne very well!! I will use this forever!! It was very effective, made my acne disappear almost overnight! It was kind of pricey, but it had an AWESOME value!!
Virginia M.
3 reviews
There was so much hype about this product. So I decided to try out the product. I finish the whole bottle. I didn't see any difference in my skin. So it's definitely something I wouldn't purchase again.
Annie M.
Akron, OH
602 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
LIFE CHANGING EVERYONE NEEDS I LOVE this brand prices are SO fair I mean wow I put this on a breakout sleep wake up it's gone! Majority of the time sometimes it doesn't work but 9/10 is good enough for me!
Carol L.
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Holy grail product. It works wonders with new pimples - can make it vanish overnight! It is not a product to wear outside though since it leaves an unpresentable spot on your face so best used overnight!
Miri W.
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I haven't used it in a long long long long time but I absolutely in love its this product it is magic in a bottle it does have everything I want it to do it's outstanding I love it to death I recommend it completely and will continue to recommend this rocking product 
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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