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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
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4.51 / 5 based on 8,090 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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  • does this really works? I want to buy.6 Answers
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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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haylley T.
Reynoldsburg , OH
68 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is a wonderful product if you have zits pop up! I don’t have terrible skin, but I do deal with the monthly hormonal breakouts. This is perfect for them! You just need to be careful to not overuse.
Shailinh H.
Dudley, MA
12 reviews
I was expecting some kind of miracle when I bought thos, while it wasn' a miracle it does work fairly well. I've used this on some of those horrible deep cystic zits and it helped to bring them to the surface after a few uses. It does sting like a mf especially when you walk and the breeze got a it.
Amy N.
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This product is GODLY. I will sometime stop using it for awhile and forget about it, and then I'll have a bad breakout, and boy did this save my life! Got those stubborn pimple that hurts and can't pop? Put this on and it will be so much better in a couple of hours. Definitely worth the price!
fabi v.
Calhoun, GA
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Okay at first I thought it has overhyped but the more I kept using it, i noticed it actually starting to dry up my blemishes. I like how it diminished the redness and swelling of them after the first use. I’d definitely repurchase and I recommend you try them for those hard to get rid off blemishes
Sarah H.
Lynbrook, NY
476 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I really enjoy this product!! I feel it dries out my pimples perfectly. It is fairly inexpensive for the product and works very well! It lasts a very long time and I’d say I break out as an average person would. I use it all the time!!
Dani S.
Richland, MI
195 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is good at drying out deep, under the surface pimples. I can't use this everyday because it is too drying. When I first notice a pimple, or I know that one is coming, I put this on the area and it makes the zit disappear much faster. I have had this several times, and I think its great. 
Minah H.
116 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this drying lotion! It has a strong smell, but it gets rid of any spots within 2 days. I have a lot of acne and I've been using it of and on for a couple of months now and there is still loads of product in the bottle. I really recommend this drying lotion and I think its worth the money.
Alanis D.
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Really amazing spot treatment! It dries up pimples really well, especially ones that have come to a head. I will continue to use this for as long as I get pimples. 😊
Danielle R.
Natick, MA
21 reviews
I am so happy I found this product! It reduces the size of pimples on my face over night and has really helped clear up my skin fast. It doesn't leave my skin overly dry like some products, but drys out the problem areas. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone struggling with acne.
Ellie C.
127 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Never thought this could dry up my pimple quickly. I got this at Ulta. One of the ladies recommended it to me and loving it so far. Just dip a qtip, dont shake the bottle okay! Apply it to the affected area, minimizes@contamination in the other parts of the skin thus making it hygienic too.
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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