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
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Cheyanne T.
333 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I will always always always have this stuff in my skincare regimen. If I get a breakout I dab this on at night and I wake up to the breakout being so tiny you can barely see it, if not completely gone.
Jenny W.
Brooklyn, NY
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this stuff. It works the best on whiteheads and when you feel a pimple coming up. It's gentle on the skin and it's great for everyday use. I have repurchased already and will keep repurchasing.
Caitlin G.
Garland, TX
13 reviews
Smells absolutely awful, but it works! My white heads will be gone within hours. However, it doesn't work for cystic acne and black heads which is disappointing, but understandable.
I recommend trying it for a week to see your results.
Chloe M.
Winston Salem, NC
8 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Works very well and does what it claims to do. I use it at night on my pimples and most of the time in the morning they are cleared up. If not over night, they dont take more than a few days to vanish. 
Samantha C.
Council Blfs, IA
288 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Dont understand the hype with this. I applied this to a few pimples at night and slept with it on. Woke up with no difference at all, still just as red and still the same size. I would not recommend this.
Jill P.
7 reviews
This is the best overnight acne treatment. I literally put it on before bed and the next morning the pimple is flat and much easier to conceal, since at the point there's only redness and no bump. Will continue buying this product!
Mariana R.
Indio, CA
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is amazing! It really drys the acne out and i have a hard time getting rid of acne and this has really cleared me up! Anyone who has trouble some acne should try this its great for the price !!
Michelle L.
139 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love this for small breakouts. If you put it on overnight your breakout with reduce half in size. It will not completely go away. It can sting a bit if your skin is sensitive but it does work well!
emma c.
Owensboro, KY
8 reviews
If I could rate this product a 10/5 I would. 2 words: life saver. This product is perfect for the girl that has occasional pesky breakouts. Put it on at night before bed & wake up to transformed skin
Estelle S.
Weehawken, NJ
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Even with the rave reviews, I use this when I have a bout of cystic acne, and I haven’t seen many results. I bought this with a gift card and I don’t see myself using enough of it to purchase again.
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 🙂
Gina d.
Branford, CT
217 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
About how long does this bottle last you?
Tina N.
61 reviews
Is this item worth the hype?
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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