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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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4.51 / 5 based on 8,089 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
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Jeniese H.
18 reviews
Cult product! All time favorite and it works like a dream! Super inexpensive and worth every dollar! It's not harsh, but effective in getting rid of pimples. 
Jazmin Z.
Carson City, NV
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Literally a life saver, it works overnight, I wouldn't use it on a daily basis because it is really drying, but for those pesky pop ups this is your best friend!!!
Shelby W.
Sunnyvale , Ca
48 reviews
I finally gave in a bought this after hesitating for so long because of the price ($17.00 I think..) for a small bottle, but it was SO worth it. I've used it on my face and chest for small problem spots and it cleared up my skin in a day if not two. This is great because I usually get impatient and pop or scratch at my acne but this lotion is soothing and prevents me from doing that. Such a life saver. In the future I will get the plastic bottle and not the glass one because it's easier to travel with.
Alli M.
Suwanee, GA
493 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I love Mario badescu. This drying lotion saves my life. I'm an Esthetician and I have used way more expensive drying lotions, but for $17 this one is just as good. Make sure you don't shake the product they need to stay separated. Also do not double dip! I have the plastic bottle but they do have glass for the same price. I was just worried it would break in my product bag!
Ariana V.
8 reviews
It works pretty well. Sometimes it doesn't dry them out completely but other tomes it works really well. Its definitely a hit or miss kind of product. You have try it out for yourself.
Stephanie W.
Brooklyn, NY
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Got this product recently at Ulta and the alcohol smell is pretty strong. Used it for a few days so far and I haven't seen a large significant difference yet but I do see a shrink in size for some of the blemishes.
Crystal C.
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Was a fan of this awhile ago, but tried this recently and didn't really do anything for me! Was very sad because I used to love it! But maybe it'll work for others
Lindsay C.
18 reviews
Used this as an overnight treatment for acne breakouts. Stung a bit when applied. Didn't noticed much of a difference after using. It seemed to just make me drier.
Ale V.
Hanover Park, IL
13 reviews
took this tip from Kylie Jenner herself and went out and got it afterwards , put this on my pimples, slept and woke up washed my face and BOOM my face was clear!!
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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