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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
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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  • Is it worth the price? And I’m not quite sure if I got it...5 Answers
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Reviews (8090)
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Kayla T.
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Sometimes it helps stray pimples, sometimes it doesn’t. It’s alright. There are so many great reviews, so i finally caved but i think it only works on certain acne.
Jennifer T.
141 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
LIFE. CHANGING. It works miracles I swear. I use it whenever I have a evil face demon come to visit and it usually gets rid of them in 2 days if not on the 1st day.
Tatiana M.
Hustonville, KY
98 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I love Mario Badescu products period! But this is my absolute favorite thing to use on my breakouts. If I catch the breakout when it very first starts this has sometimes got rid of the pimple by the mourning time! But sometimes if I didn't catch the breakout til a little later I'll spot it on my breakouts before I go to bed at night for a couple of nights and it usually rids of the breakout in a couple nights! Love this stuff!
Amanda F.
225 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
In my opinion this is the best spot acne treatment on the market right now. So far I have loved all of the Mario Bedescu that I have tried. It's a wonderful brand!!
Paulina G.
Arlington , TX
83 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
1 word! MAGIC this worked amazing overnight even though it is a little expensive it is worth it for those times that you just need a lil something the night before
Oddymar B.
Miami, FL
160 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Excellent product, the day after the application can notice a slight disinfection of acne, and two days you can notice how it disappears .. leaves the skin smooth
Irene M.
Pomona , CA
146 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I apply this drying lotion on pimples it does help dry them out quicker. Got it at Ulta, the price is good for the amount of product you get and don't need very much
Jessica C.
Englewood, FL
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This stuff actually didn't work well with my skin, but worked well for a friend. It has a strong smell, but I think if I hadn't had oily skin it would work better
Danielle B.
62 reviews
This could have been worse, but I don't think it is worth the price. The smell is super strong, but you get used to it. I would put this on at night if I have a pimple and the next day I notice that it more so speeds up the pimple process rather than gets rid of the pimple. It takes at least a week for me to get rid of the pimple using this stuff every night, but I had to stop using it because it was making my pimple and the skin around my pimple so dry and flakey. I just don't think it is worth the $17.
alyssa a.
Key Largo, FL
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love this stuff, doesnt really work with under the skin acne but good with topical.  Smells awful but the product is awesome and good price for the amount you get.  
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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