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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  • Would you apply moisturizer before or after applying this...4 Answers
  • Does this irritate your skin?4 Answers
  • does this really works? I want to buy.6 Answers
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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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.
Lauren G.
Elkhart, IN
184 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Can't go without this! Works great on little pimples and cystic acne! It's been my saving grace for the deep cystic pimples. Use it a couple of nights in a row, and it's significantly better!
Tiff C.
Oakdale, PA
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This works really well for smaller breakouts. It does sting a little bit and is hard to remove from the bottle unless you have super long q-tips. Ulta sells this and always has it in stock. I would definitely but it again!
Lindsay H.
Finksburg, MD
350 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Dab a little of this on a zit overnight and watch it disappear completely or diminish it significantly. Make sure you DO NOT shake the bottle and just stick your qtip all the way to the bottom 
Karin H.
7 reviews
This is good for clearing out already popped pimples but it does make my skin really dry. Takes about 2-3 consecutive nights of use before seeing a difference but I would recommend since it prevents scars from appearing.
Sara M.
Bremen, Oh
138 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
If you have acne, you have got to try this. I get a pimple, like one of those deep painful ones; at night I put this one, and by morning the pimple is a tiny little dried out bump. Not noticeable, and long lasting bottle.
Jenny B.
130 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I love their drying lotion and their buffering lotion. They are both great for getting rid of acne spots quick! If you have cystic acne I would go with the buffering lotion it works wonders.
zoë g.
Austin, TX
9 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
LOVED THIS!!! This product zaps any zit no matter what. I see the biggest difference in the matter of a day/ I would recommend this to anyone who wants a easy and aawesome product to get rid of any pimple. Some take 2-3 nights but it truely works really well.
Anya C.
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I found this very drying on my skin and I was often left with flaking patches of dry skin around my spots. I also didn't feel it reduces my spot size much and I much prefer the cos Rx Spot stickers 
Emily H.
Lakeland, FL
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff works amazingly well! I've struggled with some cystic acne before, but this along with some other Mario Badescu products cleared my skin up right away! I was highly impressed and will recommended it to others.
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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