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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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4.51 / 5 based on 8,082 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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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Jazmin O.
6 reviews
I can't say enough about this product, obsessed with it. One of the best drying mask out there. Works wonders overnight and it smell fantastic. I purchased mine at urban outfitters
Brookelyn J.
16 reviews
This product is a life saver! I would say do not over use this, it does contain alcohol so it can be quite drying if you tend to pack it on. So less is better with this product, but it defiantly does the trick
Kalia Y.
7 reviews
Best drying lotion ever. The smell isn't overwhelming and it's very easy to apply. How the application goes on is very sterile. This really helped me make my pimples and random bumps go away. Please take in consideration that I do have combo to oily skin and acne, pimples, etc. has been an issue of mine. Also, this isn't an over night miracle. You do have to use it every night until the pimple or bumps go away. The longest time it took for me was 4 days.
Riley B.
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This stuff is the holy grail is big or small painful
Blemishes, even cystic acne! I use this around 2-3 days before I notice how small the pimple or cyst has become. Now it lies on top of the skin and gets in the pore obviously, but does not get rid of the issue, just makes it smaller so know that. Use an anti acne product with this from your doctor or an over the counter one. I have noticed I have even picked less with this stuff! Once you get past the floral/botanical size it's amazing.
Chelsea J.
Memphis, TN
91 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love this stuff! Whenever I had a breakout it would help to clear it up or at least reduce the redness while it healed. It can be a little expensive some places, but it's worth it!
Jennifer M.
Greenwich, CT
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The best drying lotion! I pop this on as soon as I feel a pimple coming and it zaps it away. It dries quickly as well, but I usually leave it on overnight to get the most out of it. 
Mandi B.
Edgewater, FL
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The perfect "fix it" for a pesky break out! I preferred the product in the glass bottle. Although it was harsh on my face it definitely got the job done. I'll continue to purchase!
Emma Y.
Washington, DC
132 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
the only Mario Badescu product I will use. This is an effective treatment for helping dry out whiteheads, and also to bring cystic acne to the surface where it is easier to treat! The smell is pretty strong, but worth it for such an effective product.
Bobbie M.
Kennewick, WA
123 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Really does dry out acne blemishes and help them disappear faster. This is a great treatment to do at night and the next morning the pimple is smaller in size or possibly even gone!
Molly H.
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This product is amazing and worth every penny, I have been battling cystic acne for years and i have tried everything in the books to control it. This was a total game changer. After just a few uses I have already noticed a major difference and I finally feel like I have some control over my skin. If you have troubled skin definitely give it a try!
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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