Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%


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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Chelsea H.
Phoenix, AZ
99 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Perfect for any blemishes you start feeling on your face. I love how it’s just a simple dab on a Q-tips® Precision Tips™ and that’s all it takes to dry out the little problem growing.
Sandy P.
Chicago, IL
54 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is awesome for breakouts. It really dries them out while I sleep. If you pop one and is open it burns lol but the price value is great as well I like the glass one better than plastic idk why but they both work the same
Kayla T.
beverly hills , CA
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
The product is good and will minimize your pimple. However I don't think it fully gets rid of the pimple and I feel like I have developed a scar from it. The smell is also strong and it does burn but it's a good short term solution
melody b.
4 reviews
this caught my eye , everybody was talking about this so i decided to give it a try . it was a little pricey but i used this at night and it dried out my pimple . so it definitely worked . i would buy this again but i'm sure this little bottle would last me a while 
Gilda N.
18 reviews
I apply this every time I get a pesky pimple and it always does the trick after a few applications. You can;t go out in public after applying it though so best to do at night or when you are staying home.
Taymie V.
202 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I used this product because of the good reviews and I know everything works different in every skin. But this for me was a nightmare or burn chemically my skin. My face hurts so bad using this.
Cheyanne C.
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I can't stand the smell of this but my face is really sensitive and sometimes when i use this it causes a really bad burning sensation and makes the pimple even more red than it originally was!
Britta B.
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This works great to get pimples down quickly if you need too. Just put it on at night and in the morning it will be in its final stages. I've also used this on under the skin acne to get it dealt with quickly and it worked well. I would totally purchase this again.
Jayme L.
Billings, MT
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have cystic acne and absolutely nothing has helped until my husband picked this up for me. Within a week my face is 90% clearer. The packaging is easy to use and I will continue to purchase!
jessica m.
4 reviews
This honestly magic in a bottle. I have battled acne for years, and this drying lotion works wonders over night. Drying the pimple fast but without excessive drying your skin. I love it. 
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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