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 8,165 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
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Steph C.
68 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This stuff is amazing! I have tried so many different acne products and this is one of the very few that actually works. I put it on my spots and it reduces or clears them overnight. Cannot live without it.
Sharon L.
Torrance, CA
105 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.
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.
Jane-Anna C.
Memphis, TN
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Good for zits and small spots of acne on my face. I hear a ton of people rave over this product- but it didn't meet the AMAZING expectations I had. I would use again but I'm not completely sold.
natalie a.
3 reviews
This product was very helpful! I would use this over night and it would dry out my acne perfectly ! The one thing you may need to know is, you have to continuously use it to see perfect results. I would buy this again for sure!
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.
Bailey W.
Muskogee, OK
2 reviews
I have bought about 4 or 5 bottles of this stuff. It's amazing! I can dab some on a huge pimple at night time and in the morning it came to a head where I can pop it, or it started as a small pimple and in the morning it's all gone and cleared up. 5 star product!!!👍🏻
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.
Kiana L.
San Antonio, TX
214 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This stuff is awesome!!! There is a drugstore brand that has a similar product to this. But this is really good for spot treatment. I usually use this before I go to bed. There is no smell or scent to this.
Karen M.
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love using this! Definitely helps with acne really quick! Only problem for me is that it burns really bad sometimes if you apply on an area that's open! Have to be careful when you're using this!
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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