Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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4.51 / 5 based on 8,170 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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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Reviews (8170)
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grace p.
Pittsburgh, PA
54 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love using this stuff when I have a pimple starting to form. It helps reduce the amount of days it stays on my skin. If it's an ugly pimple, it won't get rid of it. It smaller ones, it does dry them up enough.
Marissa V.
5 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I heard a lot of hype about this product in the media but I wasn't expecting it to be so harsh on my skin. It just burned the top layer and didn't really help or shrink the pimple underneath and I couldn't use it the next day because my skin was so upset. Not a fan of it.
Charlotte C.
Chicago, IL
9 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is the only acne treatment I use and I absolutely love it! My friends make fun of me for walking around with pink spots on my face until they see that my blemishes are gone over night. I will keep buying until it doesn't work anymore! easy to use and not messy at all.
Keeley H.
Portland, OR
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Hands down my absolute favorite pimple spot treatment. Will most certainly be repurchasing once I run out. I also like the glass bottle. While it is a tad pricy, I think it is worth it. I always recommend this product to friends.
Katie L.
2 reviews
My favorite product!!! Whenever I have a pimple I apply it before bedtime and by the next morning the redness is gone and it has dried out the spot. It can be a little harsh smelling but it definitely improves a pimple. I would recommend this product to all of my friends 
Adrienne E.
Columbia, TN
143 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Anytime I have a problem area, this is what I reach for. This stuff is BOMB. The area disappears so quickly. It's not drugstore cheap but I still consider this very affordable. Miracle in a bottle.
Kristen M.
Brick, NJ
97 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Great for spot treatment. Love how easy it applies and how fast the spots disappear. Very effective for the few break outs I get a year. The price can't be beat with how effective this product is.
Sandra S.
Buford, GA
63 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This stuff is magic! When grandmas tell you to cover up your pimple in toothpaste, this is the real deal. Dries those pimples so fast, it fees a little tingly at first, but that means it's working!
Tamara M.
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Great drying lotion! Would recommend this over and over again. Being that this is only two ingredients ( salicylic acid and calamine lotion) this does wonders. Truly a blemish disappears over night
Mary P.
Bettendorf, IA
74 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
It's doesn't burn or tingle at all. It's just a cooling feeling. Put it on at night and the pimple is gone the next day. Awesome stuff!! It's a bit pricey though. But it will last you for a while.
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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