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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Rylee S.
13 reviews
An amazing product for people with oily or combination skin. I always apply before my daily makeup. Doesn't dry my skin out too much but enough for my makeup to look matte all day. Could never do my makeup without this product again.
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!
Faigy B.
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Everyone raves about this product but the second I opened this bottle and put the tiniest bit on my face, I took it right off because it smelled so horrible. I read a ton of reviews and no one ever talks about the smelll. Maybe they were able to look past it, but I wasn't.
Jackie S.
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
If you get random pimples every once in awhile, this dries them up nicely and quickly. My teenage sons love it and they laugh at themselves because they have pink dots of product all over their face.
Bianca R.
13 reviews
This is either a hit or miss for people. Unfortunately for me it was a miss. Paid 20$ for a very small bottle but like I said it was effective for me. Tried it multiple times and I never saw a drastic difference. A good alternative if it doesn't work for you is tea tree oil.
Charlotte P.
Monroe Twp, NJ
139 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Holy cow! This is my miracle product. It's perfect for those big deep pimples that don't come to the surface. I put it on before I go to bed and when I wake up it goes way down. Just don't shake it!
Emily C.
Parker, CO
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is magic. I put a dab on a q-tip and then apply to my acne spots and within two treatments sometimes even one, the pimple is gone I would recommend this to anyone with any level of acne!
Tylar R.
Reno, NV
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is a miracle worker! I use it on the pimples that I pop at night, and then by morning it has all dried out. It still has to heal but it is always flatter. Be careful, don't use to many nights in a row, your skin will get to dry
Bibi M.
Lynn, MA
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Loveee this lotion.. I put a dab with a q tip ( making sure grab a little of the pink part) and put it any pimple before going to bed and that's it .. next day it's gone!! I used on my husband too !
Sharon K.
Hillsdale, NJ
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I bought this because so many people have raved about it saying how it totally dried up their breakout spots. I didn't notice any dramatic differences in my skin and I've used over half of 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 🙂
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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