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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
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  • 2 Stars3%
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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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Lenny &.
12 reviews
This is the best over night acne drying solution that I have tried. I was surprised with the results the first time I used it. With one application, I wake up and my zit has dried out. If I feel a pimple forming under my skin, I apply this on and the pimple goes away and never makes it to the surface. This product is a miracle saver. There are times where I have a giant red pimple. I apply this on every night and it shrinks the pimple down. I highly recommend this for everyone.
Thea R.
Meridian , ID
224 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Love this stuff. You put it on at ur pimples at night before you go to sleep and when you wake up the next morning you wash it off and ur good to go. The pimples are less noticeable less red and disappear completely within a day or so. It's a bit expensive for the size of the bottle but u barely need any when applying. Definitely recommend
Kate H.
North Salem, NH
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is magic in a bottle. I used to get really bad breakouts and nothing seemed to work. Enter this drying lotion. I'd put it on at night before bed and in the morning it was better than the day before. After two days it was completely gone! I don't use it was much now but when I get the occasional breakout I apply this right away.
Chizoba E.
Hampton, GA
11 reviews
Wow, just wow. I was skeptical at first, so many products say they zap pimples overnight, but I've never had any luck with them. Then I tried this product - it truly works overnight to at least reduce the pimple by A LOT, if not all the way. I don't put it on nightly, it will dry my skin out, but when I need it, it does the trick. Worthy of noting though, it does sting sometimes when you put it on. It's definitely tolerable, but just so you know! absolutely love this product!
Leonora D.
Brooklyn, NY
28 reviews
This potion right here is a miracle! Pimples ain't got nothing on it. Seriously, dab a little of this liquid magic on a qtip, rub on a pimple and hours later it's gone! It might seem pricey but a little goes a long way and it really does work. Here's a tip- use it before bed, because it doesn't dry clear but leaves your skin a little milky (kinda like calamine lotion)
My N.
San Jose, CA
22 reviews
Life saver! I never broke out before till earlier this year and I was freaking out. Thank goodness my roommate recommended this and my breakouts were nearly gone. You can see results immediately the next day where the pimple dries out and apply it for 2-3 more days till the acne disappears. Ofc there's going to be some redness as a result. My biggest mistake was switching to a different brand and my skin got worse but I'm back to this product now and absolutely love it.
Leah R.
Huntington, NY
215 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I read SO much hype about this product and saw so many great reviews about it that I bought it with such high expectations. I've now used almost the entire bottle and can honestly say that I did not see any results. I used it on multiple different occasions and never saw a difference in my blemishes. I am super super disappointed in this product.
Callie S.
Dallas, TX
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff is the real deal! I mean, it is AWESOME!! If I feel a zit coming on I dip a Q tip into the pink stuff and dab it on. I let it dry over night and by the time I wake up the zit has pretty much disappeared. It's pricey but it lasts a really long time and a little bit goes a long way. It's pretty intense so if your skin is naturally dry or if you're prone to dryness it might be a little harsh. Overall I highly recommend this product because it works so well!
Jennifer C.
Ansonia, CT
107 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This stuff is the best for getting rid of pimples. I convinced my boyfriend to try it and he was skeptical, however it is now his number one necessity for skin care. He has oily skin and I have dry skin, but we both find this effective. I use this more as a once in awhile spot treatment while he uses it almost weekly. We actually just bought more. I think the calamine in this works great.
Maria M.
E Brunswick, NJ
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Whenever I have a breakout, at nighttime I apply some of the drying lotion directly on the spot and leave it on overnight. In the morning it is ALWAYS smaller than it was and after a few nights it is completely gone. I have already repurchased this product and my first one lasted me 6 months! I would definitely recommend this product to anyone that gets frequent small breakouts. It is an easy overnight remedy to help reduce the appearance of random pimples.
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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