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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Kirsten K.
Bedford, OH
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff is great!!! Dries out existing and pre existing pimples over night! I usually buy mine at Sephora or ulta but I have gotten it online in the past as well. Definitely would recommend it to people with troubled skin
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
Alison H.
Los Angeles, CA
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff works! I have left it on a pimple overnight and woken up to it looking worlds better! I think this should be in every girls make up bag. Have recommended to many friends and would definitely buy it again and again.
Anna Scott N.
58 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This puppy does not play!!! This is such a powerful acne treatment! This is a must have if you have trouble with acne! You put a tiny bit on your breakouts and poof, they are gone before you even realize it!
Cari K.
Maryville, MO
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I've tried so many products to help my deep cystic acne that I often get and nothing has worked until I tried this! I just use this as a spot treatment twice a day and it has helped either dry it out and disappear or dry it out for me to pop within days! I never go far without this!! 
Courtney G.
Schenectady, NY
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this spot treatment! It's very similar to the EradiKate, but less expensive. It calms and soothes. My breakouts overnight and shrinks their size. My pimples usually disappear within a few nights.
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.
Deanna M.
Destin, FL
17 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have combination skin. I tried this product and I can't say that it worked for me. I bought it at ulta and I don't think I will be returning back for more. Other reviewing loved it so I guess if it works for you then go it!
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
Mia J.
Harrisburg, PA
5 reviews
Great for the occasional unwelcome pimple. Whereas it doesn't make them disappear overnight, I do see a noticeable difference in the size and redness the next day. I like to always keep a bottle on hand since your never know!
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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