Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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  • 4 Stars21%
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  • 2 Stars3%
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4.51 / 5 based on 8,182 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 (8182)
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Cecille V.
Miami, FL
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This works like magic. Besides the peculiar smell, it works really well on drying out pimples overnight. You can also apply when you start seeing signs of a pimple trying to peep through (redness).
Diana R.
Royal Plm Bch, FL
86 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This product works great for my acne. It's my last step whenever I have a white head. I use a qtip and dab it on my Affected area and the next morning my pimple is smaller. Definitely a must have.
Ciara W.
Kissimmee, FL
106 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
LOVE. THIS. PRODUCT. Holy moly, I never thought I'd see the day when my face wasn't broken out - but hallelujah it has arrived! The packaging is nice. The smell is a little strong, but I love this product!!
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.
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.
Caroline C.
Larchmont , NY
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product! It works so well! I've been seeing so many people post about it and how it works great for them that I decided to give it a try. Sometimes I break out and needed a great spot treatment and this did the trick!
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.
Jill D.
Hyde Park, MA
82 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It does work, but it's essentially calamine lotion. I would buy a bottle of that instead. Don't spend $30 on this tiny bottle, go to CVS and buy a bottle of calamine 4x bigger for 1/4 of the price
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
Anika A.
16 reviews
Originally, when I first began use with this product, I was under the impression that you could apply the solution on any type of acne that you had, but after reading through the directions and suffering from a pimple, I learned that the product is intended for under the surface bumps and whiteheads for the most part. 
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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