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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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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Natalie G.
7 reviews
This product is everything I have tried many acne products and they never work for me but this is very effective it helped me get rid of my acne/breakouts and it is kinds pricey but it was totaly worth it because it hot me a flawless skin and I love that it doesn't irritate the skin it is a very great product I live and the omy one that helps me with my acne/brekaouts.
Jessica A.
53 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I tend to get cystic acne near my chin area and it's so painful. But if I put this stuff on the second I feel one coming on, it begins to dry it up before it gets bad. I have had far less breakouts since using this to do my spit treatments. And since you only use a Q-tip' s worth, a small bottle last a long time.
Laura C.
8 reviews
It helps take the swelling and redness down from ginormous pimples overnight. I tend to prefer natural products and this one seems like it could be dangerous to use while pregnant or breastfeeding.
grace ✭.
1 review
This is the best zit cream I’ve ever used by far, the product is so simple you just plot it on a pimple and go to sleep then the next morning the zit is gone and you are ready for your day, though the smell is very overwhelming at first but you really get used to it and it goes away as your pimple starts to dry.
Shehed A.
6 reviews
Absolutely amazing! I cannot beileve how fast this product worked. It worked in 2 days, and it showed amazing results! I have used it for months, and planning to use it more often! I used this for my cheeks, since I have rosacea and pimples with that Rosacea, and this product helps remove the rosacea as well!
Andrea A.
Spring, TX
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product was very overhyped. I saw many reviews for it saying that it removed whiteheads overnight, but for me it didn’t work like that. I had to apply the product every night for 3-4 nights before my whitehead went away. it worked well and didn’t give me a bad reaction, it just took longer for it to work.
Izamar R.
Farmington, MN
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is my current go to! I hardly get any breaks out. But lately I’ve notice I keep getting too many from what I’m used to. This baby helps my skin clear when I need a quick touch up! I highly recommend it. The price is also worth the try!
Emily M.
139 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This stuff really works! When I dab a little bit of this on a bump, it is completely dried up and significantly smaller by the next morning. I have found that this works for all types of blemishes on my face, not just white heads. This is the best spot treatment I have tried, and the amount in this bottle will last you a long time!
Alex A.
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Holy Grail Product! Whenever I get a breakout, I apply this as spot treatment and sleep with it overnight. In the morning my breakout is less red and is gonna within a day or two. Please not- do not shake the bottle, use a Q-Tip to apply. It may sting a little at first but this product is a lifesaver!! 
Kailey G.
Detroit, MI
18 reviews
Been loving this stuff. Found out about it from a friend who swears by the whole line! The first night I used this, I had a really gross and large zit that wasn’t quite to the surface. I woke up in the middle of the night to a Whitehead that I was able to take care of before going to work! My skin looks so much better without the bumps. Thank you, Mario Badescu!
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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