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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
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4.51 / 5 based on 8,098 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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McKenzie L.
Portland, OR
7 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Most amazing product I've used so far on my face to clear my acne. I apply it at night before going to bed to dry out my pimples and by the morning they have almost disappeared, reducing in size, and no longer red and irritated. It works like it should, and it's fantastic. 
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.
Hayley M.
12 reviews
I'm a teenager so I tend to get a lot of acne. I usually just have red pimples or whiteheads. This drying lotion makes them smaller. I put it on before bed but I'm a restless sleeper so when I wake up some of it has flaked off. Sometimes when you put it on it stings but it's a small price to pay if you want a quick fix for some pimples. I think it's best for if you want to get rid of a couple pimples before an event.
Leeanna L.
Spanaway, WA
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Just started using this a couple weeks ago cause a lot of my friends were raving about it. And it really is amazing. I don't breakout terribly but I do get the occasional big pimple of my cheeks (the worst place ever) and I'll put this on at night and my pimple will be gone or almost gone by morning. Literally heaven! I'll be a returning customer I also bought the rose water spray and am obsessed with that as well. Now I know why people love this brand so much
Brooke P.
Huntsville, AL
89 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This stuff is worth every penny you spend on it. Simply place it on an unwanted pimple and bam within 24 hours it's GONE!!!! I absolutely love this product and recommend it to everyone!!
Sabrina T.
123 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I bought a bottle of this stuff because I remember seeing somewhere in Snapchat , some discover page was saying how Kylie Jenner used this and swears by it whenever she broke out.

I genuinely believe this is an amazing product bc I've used it when I broke out and the effects of it are so drastic that you don't have to worry about your breakout acne the next day. It's a very small bottle but honestly a little goes a long way.
Monica T.
16 reviews
The name is right, it definitely is drying. But if you have a major blemish that you need to tackle, this is my go to. But don't over do it because it will dry out your skin instantly! My whole family uses this product.
Matthew G.
La Porte, TX
237 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
At first I was skeptical, but the drying lotion really does work! Whenever I get a zit I apply this lotion and leave it overnight, and it's gone in the morning. I am a repeat customer and recommend it to anybody who suffers with acne. Do not shake this up, stick a q tip into the pink solution in the bottom. If you shake it will not work.
Liz J.
Chicago, IL
5 reviews
This product works (temporary) miracles. It definitely decreases the appearance of whiteheads overnight and so it comes in handy in cases of emergency. However, it doesn't heal acne -- I've been using it for a month and if I go a day or two without it, the problems reappear. I have started using MB's other products, so maybe that will help. This product does what it says it does! It's just not the end-all, be-all to acne treatment (for me, so far). I recommend it for spot treatment though!
Elizabeth H.
Carthage, IN
292 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This has been hands down the best thing I have ever used on my face. It does work and it works great. When those devils pop up put this on the effected areas before bed and they are so much smaller. I do this for about 2 to 3 days tops and that's it then there gone. Seriously hands down one of the best products I have ever purchased.
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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