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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 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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May W.
San Francisco, CA
217 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
this thing is amazing! it is a 2 part solution, the bottom pink half is calamine and the top is a liquid watery layer. You would dip your qip into the bottle until you hit the pink solution, DONT MIX OR SHAKE BOTTLE. I use it for big under the skin pimple that really hurt and it really helps to calm and make it less big the next morning. I typically dab it onto my problem areas before I go to bed, so I could wash it off the next morning. It really calms and decreases the size of the pimple dramatically, but one thing I don't like about this is how the liquid disappears quicker than the calamine pink solution, leaving ti really dry and a waste after that, but it wont stop me from repurchasing all these years
Isabelle M.
3 reviews
this product remove the acne that As no other product removes. Is the best for acne, and to dry pimples, you really can feel it acting on your skin, sensational, i can't not live without this product.
Jordan W.
Boston, MA
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This works so well! A great spot treatment that helps reduce pimples in their tracks! You look a little wacky with pink spots on your face, but worth it! Very gentle on skin, as opposed to prescription treatments. Great for sensitive skin, and sold at lots of different places.
Stefanie S.
Chicago, IL
85 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
MY HOLY GRAIL! I get breakouts here and there, randomly. I've been searching for a good spot treatment and this has helped A LOT. Easy to use and isn't harsh on my skin. I love it. will continue to buy it!
Sarabeth O.
Los Angeles, CA
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Nothing will ever compare to how effective this lotion is. Not really a lotion at all, but I’m forever shocked with how well this stuff has helped my skin. It even helps with older blemishes and scars.
brooke c.
Imperial, MO
91 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
this is the best for all types of acne! this dries out my pimples overnight and it gets rid of my pimples within 1-3 nights of applying this on my pimples. i recommend this for everyone because it's a quick way to get rid of a pimple!
Hannah M.
4 reviews
This product works well at minimizing specific pimples and is very nice quality. It stings when first applied but seems necessary. It is a good value although a little on the expensive side. I would recommend this product to a friend.
I use this every night and it’s been helping my skin so much. when I wake up in the morning my skin is so hydrated and refreshed. I bought it at ulta , I did a bunch of research before I bought it and it’s so good!! highly recommend
Jenna F.
Davenport, FL
3 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this product! I used to have it a few years ago and just recently purchased it again. I forgot how much I loved it. This really helps killing pimple before they get horrible. It's a bit drying but I have oily skin so I need it.
Amanda C.
Somerville , MA
110 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This drying lotion is pretty good, but expensive. I've used better products with a cheaper price. My issue is that it doesn't completely draw out the pimple overnight like other drying options do for me
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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