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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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4.51 / 5 based on 8,091 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
Reviews (8091)
Q&A (357)
Media (356)
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!
Rachel H.
College Sta, TX
115 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Haven't noticed this does much. If you are thinking about finding something to spot treat, just go with a good ole retinol. It dries the pimple out way better than this. You'll find more success in a retinal.
Ariel C.
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Awesome overnight treatment. Definitely drying so I wouldn't really recommend it for those with already dry skin unless you are prepared to deal with a brief flaky patch. Really great product altogether!
Michelle L.
138 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love this for small breakouts. If you put it on overnight your breakout with reduce half in size. It will not completely go away. It can sting a bit if your skin is sensitive but it does work well!
Alexis M.
Albuquerque, NM
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Now this is a miracle product. I wasnt aure how everyone used it. Asked around and was told to place over breakouts over night and I did and when I woke up the area was clear or the pimple wad gone.
Allison H.
Normal, IL
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
There's a lot of hype around this. This is great for one or two pesky pimples however I put them on my spots as night treatment and woke up to it being kind of hard to remove and not as drying as I hoped
Lorena R.
Northridge, CA
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
i love how fast my pimples disappear from my face. From 1 to 2 nights for the pinples to go away. Gentle on the skin, it does burn if you apply it over an open pimple. I have been using this as spot treatment for 4 years now. I love it
Amanda C.
3 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this mask on my problem areas. On areas of breakout and my t-zone. It can sometimes be too drying but I feel like it gets rid of my zits WAY faster than just leaving them alone. Very effective.
Melissa A.
Lyndhurst, NJ
112 reviews
LOVE LOVE LOVE! I've been using this product for years!!! If you have problems with acne or just random breakouts say good bye to long lasting never disappearing blemishes. They disappear almost overnight
Emily C.
Parker, CO
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is magic. I put a dab on a q-tip and then apply to my acne spots and within two treatments sometimes even one, the pimple is gone I would recommend this to anyone with any level of acne!
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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