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
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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kristin D.
Chicago, IL
11 reviews
I'll usually put this product on before bed and then will sleep in it overnight. It never transfers to my pillow and I'll usually wake up and just wash any remainder off. It sucks up all my zits and will leave my face feeling much fresher. I'm almost out and can't wait to buy my next bottle
Indira H.
New Prt Rchy, FL
520 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
No doubt it is one of the favorite products of this year, I feel my face fresh and soft every time I use it, I always spray a little in the morning. I use it on my hair and also as a primer before makeup, it is a wonderful product and I love the smell of roses.
Kelly F.
San francisco, ca
3 reviews
What I like about this brand is that it is widely available (Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, etc)  and sold at a good price point.
But I didn't see a difference in my acne and I don't love all the ingredients they use. I want to be a fan of the brand but I would buy this product again
Daniela C.
390 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I have the occasional breakout here and there but i make sure i apply this on it as soon as i get one, it really does the trick over night.. after cleansing and toning my face i apply this on the breakout and if its not gone by the morning by the next day it will be. for $17 not bad either :)
Renata L.
Bloomfield, NJ
112 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This product is an actual miracle. I don't understand why it works so well, but it reduces the size and redness of pimples overnight. The only bad part is it's messy. It's awkward to get the product out, and then you have to wait a while until it dries on your face before you can lay down. 
Ellie C.
128 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Purchased at: Macy's
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.
it really should come with instructions, cause at first i was really confused about it. it was effective but i think it could’ve done bette, price is definitely overpriced. i didn’t meet my full expectations but it’s decent. i would buy it again though.
Isabelle B.
S Milwaukee, WI
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I LOvE this. I have struggled with acne my entire life. This product let’s me fall asleep with acne then wake up the next morning with noticeable improvement with my acne size going down. I recommend this to any of my friends
Priya P.
Clarksville, MD
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I’m so glad that I finally started using the the drying lotion. The packaging can be in Glass form or plastic form. It was way better babe I expectedly to be and it try’s my pimples down and prevented them from getting bigger.
Kendall K.
Fremont , IN
315 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I was excited to use this product. I had heard great things about it and figured it would be perfect for the occasional pimple I get. However, it didn’t do anything for me. It didn’t make my pimple get any bigger, but it definitely didn’t really help anything either. Pretty disappointing.
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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