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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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4.51 / 5 based on 8,096 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 (8096)
Q&A (357)
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Kelly S.
14 reviews
I love this product. Normally if my face breaks out, I'll buy this and put it on my breakouts before I get into bed, and in the morning they will be either gone or almost gone! It works wonders
Kayla V.
Ridgewood, NY
11 reviews
Love this so much. It has helped me so much when I break out last minute. I put it on at night on breakouts and when I wake up they are gone. It's very gentle and I would buy this again. It lasts so long too and stays good .
Lindsey T.
112 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Love love love this drying lotion. After a few nights of use, my breakouts are almost always cleared up! SUCH a good price for the quality, definitely recommend.
Sabrina A.
5 reviews
This is a great product for drying pimples. A little pricey for the amount of product you're getting but is worth it. After putting on the night before you wake up with the pimple almost gone! I would recommend it to others
Imelda M.
134 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
For years I've been hearing such good things about the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, and I must say I am so happy I finally decided to try it out! This drying lotion is a fast acting, effective acne spot treatment. Formulated with salicylic acid, calamine and other quick-drying ingredients. This product will shrink pimples overnight while you sleep. I've put this drying lotion on at night, and the pimple or pimples I had were nearly gone by the morning! The swelling goes down significantly and my face feels so much smoother. Let's just say the hype for this drying lotion is real!
samantha t.
Chattanooga , TN
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This knocks a pimple out over night! I'm serious it dries it up so quickly it's impressive. And it also helps with the redness as well. I would repurchase and recommend
Samantha H.
Flint, MI
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I'm obsessed with this drying lotion. I swear it's magic in a bottle. Just dab it on your blemish with a q-tip and I promise it will practically be gone in the morning.
Kasey G.
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product was a bit pricey for a small bottle but it is very effective. It cleared up some of my acne but after a constant use the effects of it started to wear off.
Amanda N.
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product. It helped a lot of my blemished heal faster and cleared up my skin. I have repurchased several time and need to always make sure I have it on hand.
Cydia N.
Rch Cucamonga, CA
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Whenever I get a pimple, I dab a bit of this product with a q-tip on my pimple. I'd sleep with it over night and next morning my pimple is noticeably decreased the size
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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