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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 8,090 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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  • 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
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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.
Rylee S.
13 reviews
An amazing product for people with oily or combination skin. I always apply before my daily makeup. Doesn't dry my skin out too much but enough for my makeup to look matte all day. Could never do my makeup without this product again.
Krystal R.
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I absolutely love this drying lotion! I've been using it for the last 14 years and I swear by it. If I have a pesky breakout, this bad boy comes in and gets rid of it. I love it!! Usually I get the little tub of it because it's great to keep on hand!
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.
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
Thais C.
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is really helpful. It doesn't eliminate your problem spots completely but it does reduce them pretty fast. It's easy to use, has a strong scent. Small bottle but since you only need to apply a small amount it does last.
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.
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!
Emily B.
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
this product is an over night wonder. if you put on a little with just a cotton swab on any problem areas you have and leave it over night it'll take care of everything. It's magic in a bottle. I would buy it a thousand times over.
Chandler S.
Huntsville, AL
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The makeup artist for one of my best friend's weddings used this on each bridesmaid. It seemed like a wonderful product and my makeup stayed great throughout the day--even with the southern humidity!
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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