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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Taylor A.
Buffalo, NY
122 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Great for clearing up tough spots. Don't over do it! A small amount will do the trick and it can be drying. It's similar to the Kate Sommerville formula but at a lower price point. Highly recommend! 
Kat M.
Los Angeles, CA
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is the holy grail of spot treatment. It works overnight and dries up the spot without damaging the skin around it. I've been using this for probably 10 years now! Don't shake the bottle!
EmaLee Elizabeth U.
Eagle Mtn, UT
89 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Dries my pimples out so well without leaving extra dry skin around the area of where it's placed. Seriously amazing. Lasts forever. I've had mine for 4 months and it's still got 80% in there.
rachel s.
63 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this product! It is a bit pricy but i feel like it will last me a long time. I usually use it as an overnight spot treatment and it doesn't necessarily "remove" my acne but it calms it down makes it easier to cover.
Nora N.
Northville, MI
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is a magic product. I recommend this product to everyone because it works and works quickly. You just have to make sure to dip a Qtip all the way to the bottom and spot treat it to the acne at night!
Angie M.
Monroeville, PA
96 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is so good. It will dry out my large pimples before they can become a big problem! It takes them down and some times completely away by the next day this is always in my skin care drawer
Gloria B.
1 review
This is a great product. It really works. It's more then I expected. When I have a bad zit I go to sleep with it on and wake up the next day,and it's almost all gone.
Michelle R.
Miami , FL
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
THIS PRODUCT WORKS MIRACLES! I put this on overnight and in the morning my pimple had dropped like 10 dress sizes! It's incredible. 10/10 recommend, PLEASE to buy this! It's a godsend and it's perfect for when u have to be somewhere the next day and a pimple shows up on your face
Brittany S.
Ladera Ranch, CA
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I've used this a handful of times so far and I'm not impressed. I've applied it to small pimples overnight and even then it hasn't had any effect the next morning. I've tried better products.
Mary M.
Miami, FL
31 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I am in love with this product. I have had trouble with my acne for 10 years, and this was the first product I found that could actually get rid of a zit overnight. I use a q-dip and dip it into the bottle to the bottom, but do not shake it. The only downfall is that it dries as a big white dot on your face. 
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
217 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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