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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 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)
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Lora D.
15 reviews
I have been using this product for years to get rid of stubborn pimples. It is a good price and lasts forever if you take care of it. I have repurchased several times. I usually buy mine at Ulta and I always recommend it to other friends and family members.
Lillian K.
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is great for acne and pimples that pop up. I just dip a q tip in and then dab it onto my pimples and let it sit overnight. Then I wash my face in the morning and the pimples will be small and will start to heal.
Ashley W.
Norfolk, VA
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love everything Mario Badescu. I apply this to a problem spot to keep it under control. I purchased it at Sephora as a set with the rose spray, this is my first bottle. I'd recommend it!
Raysa C.
Pasadena, CA
12 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Just dap the end of a q-tip inside the bottle without mixing the product and apply to area. My pimple magically reduced in size, almost disappeared over night. 
Bellyni M.
Columbus , NE
170 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This has not worked for me whatsoever but instead it burns like hell. Maybe I have sensitive skin. This didn't really do much for me. It worked alright for my husband.
Caroline G.
Huntington, NY
5 reviews
I recently picked up the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion from my local Urban Outfitters and I can't say enough good things about it! I am a first time user and Im hooked on it! It has a good value for its price of $18 and I will definitely recommend to others!
Samantha T.
Farmers Branch, TX
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this product it really does work. It dries my pimples out over night to get rid of them. It's kinda pricey but worth it. Also it lasts quite a while so it really is worth the price
caitlin w.
Visalia, CA
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
this product has been a life saver SO many times! all you have to do is dip a q-tip down into the pink lotion and put it on your breakout and let it work it's magic.
Nikki H.
18 reviews
This stuff is great at drying out pimples. My pimple will be noticeably small the next day. The only thing is is that it seems to disappear at night and I think it gets all over my pillow.
Bri O.
1 review
I love my drying lotion!!! My fave randomly started breaking out once I moved back to school. Nothing was working, I tried so many different acne medications! I decided to buy the drying lotion and it cleared up my face! Finally a product that works, it might take a few days for your acne to heal and dry up. But this is the best product I have used thus far! My acne was cystic, hormonal, and white heads. The drying lotion worked on all of them!!
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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