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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 8,087 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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  • Is it worth the price? And I’m not quite sure if I got it...5 Answers
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Reviews (8087)
Q&A (357)
Media (356)
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.
Mariana R.
Indio, CA
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is amazing! It really drys the acne out and i have a hard time getting rid of acne and this has really cleared me up! Anyone who has trouble some acne should try this its great for the price !!
Samantha C.
Council Blfs, IA
287 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Dont understand the hype with this. I applied this to a few pimples at night and slept with it on. Woke up with no difference at all, still just as red and still the same size. I would not recommend this.
Vanessa A.
Los Angeles, CA
193 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This stuff is great! If you feel a pimple coming on, put this on overnight and it will dry it out and help it heal faster. Seems a little expensive but for how much you use it will last a long time!
Danielle M.
Brick, NJ
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This I'll deminish any pimple overnight it's the real real. It is very strong smelling of alcohol but that 's cause it's gonna suck every oil in the pimple out of the pimple and flatten that sucker.
Logan P.
Jamestown, NC
402 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Great stuff for drying out a pimple but if you go overboard then it will dry out surrounding skin which could create dry patches that foundation might cling onto. Used sparingly it's a great product.
Jill P.
7 reviews
This is the best overnight acne treatment. I literally put it on before bed and the next morning the pimple is flat and much easier to conceal, since at the point there's only redness and no bump. Will continue buying this product!
Bryana V.
4 reviews
A very good soothing product that actually works good. I feel moisturized using it. It was a great value and very affordable. I’ve bought it from ulta online. Honestly have to say it is my favorite and would definitely get it again
Bianca R.
13 reviews
This is either a hit or miss for people. Unfortunately for me it was a miss. Paid 20$ for a very small bottle but like I said it was effective for me. Tried it multiple times and I never saw a drastic difference. A good alternative if it doesn't work for you is tea tree oil.
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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