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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 Stars21%
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  • 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
Reviews (8090)
Q&A (357)
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Natalie H.
Laurel, MS
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Works great for spot treating over night. I purchase this at Ulta and the price is not bad at all. A little goes a long way. I like to use a Qtip to apply the product.
Jade M.
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Breakout? Dab this stuff on before bed and bam! In the morning they are pretty much dried out. I've gone through 2 bottles and onto my third. Love this spot treatment!
Huda A.
Springfield , OH
79 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love the Mario Badescu facial sprays so when I tried this drying lotion out, I knew that I could trust this product! It is fast acting and works for all acne problems!
Marleny S.
Inglewood, CA
1 review
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Definitely a "drying" lotion. Dries out any zits you may have. Can be left on over night. But does not do the job on its own. For that a little disappointed due to the fact that it's pricey.
Teni O.
18 reviews
idk if it's just me, but this doesn't seem to do anything for me. i put it on before i go to bed and when i wake up nothing has changed. tip: do not put this on breakouts that you pick at, the sulfur in this will make it sting so badly lol.
Kayla S.
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The best drying lotion! Makes my white heads go away over night. Sometimes it brings my deep pimples to a head then I can use a warm washcloth to take the whitehead off
piper j.
new lenox, IL
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
My absolute favorite product ever I literally love this… I spray it on my face every night before I go to bad and it helps my oily skin feel moisturized without making it worse. I would highly recommend because this has helped clear my skin so much!
Erika M.
Los Angeles
12 reviews
These are great for drying out pimples!
But they did stop working towards the end, and my friend said the same thing too.
If you are looking for something to treat acne though, give it a try!
Elizabeth H.
Virginia Beach , VA
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is amazing!! It definitely helps when you want to get rid of a pimple over night. It was very gentle as well. It can be pricey... it's around $17.00 but it's definitely worth it! I would totally purchase again.
Elizabeth R.
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is the holy grail of acne skincare products. Your zits and pimples will literally disappear overnight. I can't say enough amazing things about this drying lotion.
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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