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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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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
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Taylor H.
Lakeland, FL
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is great, it clears up the smallest of blemishes and shortens the length of deeper ones. This drying lotion is subtle but effective. DONT SHAKE, use what settles on the bottom for you face.
Niveen W.
Ridgefield, NJ
8 reviews
This product is great for calming down Pimples/ allowing the product to peel your skin a bit and reveal a new layer of skin I would def recommend this to someone how gets small breakouts once in a while
austyn l.
Trenton, MO
20 reviews
Finally decided to try out this product to see what the hype was all about and It is so popular for a reason! This is a holy grail skin product that anyone with any level of breakouts will love. The first night I used this my face was covered in pink dots, and in the morning ALL of my blemishes had disappeared. I use this every single night now on any spots I have( which are fewer since I have started treating them nightly) and I get so excited using it knowing that in the morning I will be blemish free. I cannot rave enough about this product.
Lauren T.
Virginia Bch, VA
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This. Product. Is. Magic. I first heard about it on a radio show, and I decided to try it out. It definitely helps reduce acne and it's kinda fun to put on!
It's supposed to be separated! Would definitely recommend!
Luz H.
856 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This lotion is good it seems like it is helping drying out my blemish but it is not as fast working as I would love to, it is good cause I can use it with makeup
Katelyn B.
Richmond, KY
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is a great product for anyone with reoccurring breakouts, put a little of the powder on before you go to sleep to dry out the acne. And wake up with a heeled treated area.
Danielle K.
Idaho Falls
11 reviews
I love this product so much! Put it on a zit overnight and it will be gone by the morning! I definitely recommend this if you have bad acne or even if you just get zits that pop up every once in a while!
shabnum f.
17 reviews
i use this every single night before i sleep or if i have time to spare at home i like to put this one on my pimples. i’ve been using it for the past year and it works so well and you can see the drastic change from using this for a year!
Ashley G.
Rio Rancho
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This burns just a little bit it did your breakouts up real fast. Of course you have to keep from touching your face. Use at night and leave it on while you sleep.
Katie B.
Oklahoma City, OK
5 reviews
This is hands down the best OTC acne spot treatment in the market. Yes, the price is slightly higher than your average drug-store product but the amazing results are completely worth it. It's gentle yet effective even on the most sensitive skin types. It may sting at first if you have picked at your zits and have broken the skin but it only lasts for a few seconds. It dries up your blemish overnight and significantly reduces the redness and inflammation. The camphor smell is pretty heavy but it doesn't bother me. Highly recommend!
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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