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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 8,096 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 (8096)
Q&A (357)
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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!!
Sarah B.
Chico, CA
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
10/10 my most favorite thing to dry out my acne! I used to use toothpaste (oops) which made my skin worse and BURNED. I recommend only dipping the Qtip once, so you might have to use a couple of them to keep the product clean.
Sharon L.
Torrance, CA
104 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This product works well today out pimples. However, the base ingredient in it is calamine which is the same pink lotion we used to chicken pox. You could buy a bottle for cheap and use that as a dupe.
Rukee L.
114 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I really love this brand. It's inexpensive and just a great product! It actually works and I don't feel like I'm breaking the bank to get great skin. I apply this over night and it works wonders.
Erica G.
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I bought this because I wanted to believe when people said it dried out their breakouts over night. It didn't for me but I'm trying to use it every night on one spot to see if it will do anything
Kate S.
Hopkinton , MA
137 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
If I could give it infinite stars I would it is AMAZING! It is the only spot treatment (and I've tried MANY) that truly gets rid of my acne in hours. I will never be able to buy anything else now it's worth every penny and more
Tabitha M.
Lake Stevens
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
By far my favorite acne spot treatment only $17 and you dab it on your problem areas before bed wake up the next morning and your acne has by far subsided or is completely gone. It's like magic.
Ayla H.
New Albany, OH
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is a staple in my skin care routine for when a pesky pimple or sit pops up. It's very gentle yet effective and this price point is great. I definitely recommended this for an occasional breakout I don't know how effective it would be for chronic acne though.
Aly L.
18 reviews
This stuff really works on whiteheads! But it doesn't do so well on other kinds of acne (cystic, hormonal, etc) and honestly you can't really travel with it because it has to stay standing up, which is a huge bummer from me. //:
Gina G.
4 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love this! Anytime I have a problem pimple I use this product and it's gone the next day! It might sting a little but it's a good sting. A little pricey, but completely worth it! I will always recommended this product and brand.
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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