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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.51 / 5 based on 8,071 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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Lena K.
2 reviews
Clears skin quickly! I bought this at Ulta and it is the best spot treatment I've tried without over drying. I leave it on overnight and by the next morning I already see a difference.
Kate S.
Hopkinton , MA
137 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Omg I'm OBSESSED with this stuff. Nothing has ever worked so well on my pimples before. Worth every penny and honestly would pay more for it that's how good it is
Ashley M.
Safford, AZ
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this at night as a spot treatment and I swear when I wake up in the morning the zit is almost gone! No redness. Isn't too drying like other spot treatments.
Shoua L.
San Lorenzo , CA
86 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
can i just marry this product? it is by far one of my holy grail of my night time routine, i went without it for about a month and oh wow, i could see the difference. i love that there is an option of a plastic casing or the regular glass casing. i have purchased and will continue to purchase this product. when i get the few big pimples on my chin, i apply this at night and wake up to a different chin. it's so great!
Natalia P.
Orlando, FL
3 reviews
This product is amazing. This will not solve all our problems. Go to a dermatologist. This is for that time when you have a wedding the next and need a quick fix or if you're like me and get that one pimple on the time of the month. It work overnight. Of course it'll be different for everyone but I swear by it! I wrote a blog post with more detail and how to use it!

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Danielle C.
El Sobrante, CA
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Honestly this product isn't as effective as I hoped. I'd say there's a 50-50 chance it'll help with a pimple. It is extremely easy to use and is decently priced.
Melissa G.
Greeley, CO
9 reviews
This stuff is perfect if you're trying to get rid of pimples that you feel coming on. Just put it over the area, sleep on it, and everything is gone in the morning! I would definitely recommend this to everyone!
Kellie M.
Louisville, KY
89 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This sulfur based product is the best thing for zits. I've figured out sulfur works better for me than salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, and this is one of the few holy grail products I would recommend to someone who doesn't get the results they want from those other two more common acne fighters. Fair warning it doesn't smell great. I don't mind but my husband always notices. I just sleep with it on and wash off in the morning and I always see a reduction in size and redness.
charlie n.
3 reviews
I love this product it's amazing!!! My pimples are gone by the morning.i bought it at ulta. It was a good price and the packaging is amazing very clean and nice. Yes I would buy it over and over and over again!!
18 reviews
5 stars for a great product. I have been using this brand for over 3 years and still love it. Their products are awesome & great prices. The drying lotion works well I put a dab in at night and wake up awesome.
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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