Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
4.51 / 5 based on 8,070 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.see more...
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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
I've been using this product for years. I bought this at Ulta after seeing a beauty YouTuber recommend it. I use it as a spot treatment on pimples. I apply it before I go to bed at night. By the next morning the pimple is smaller and drier than the night before. It usually takes 2-3 applications before the pimple is gone. It can be harsh on sensitive skin since it's mostly alcohol. But overall, I will repurchase once I run out.
This stuff is really helpful when you feel a pimple coming on. If I can sleep with this stuff on an oncoming pimple over night the zit will usually go away. I have less luck with using this product on existing blemishes. Smells weird, works great.
I purchased this for my boyfriend since he gets acne flair ups. While it doesn't prevent them, it does help them go away quicker. You really have to be persistent with using this (it isn't a one-time-and-done, you need to do it at least 2 days in a row) but the amount of time it takes for pimples to disappear is impressive!
This stuff works like no other. Can genuinely say a pimple will go away overnight with this stuff. Well worth the price. Has a strong scent but nothing unbearable.
This is the best drying lotion hands down. Anytime I have a pimple I just pop some of the lotion on every night and within a couple days my pimple is almost gone!
This is my favorite for pimple "removing " I put this on when I have an unexpected pimple and it's gone the next night! I think it's a great price for the effectivity of this product !
Very great product. Effectively dries out blemishes. Heals blemishes quickly. I like to wear it over night, and I find it works very well. I have woken up to blemishes being smaller or gone. I was very impressed. It is strong, upon application it stings- in a good way- like you know it's working. I only use it once a month or less, so it has lasted me a long time. I can see myself replacing it. It's a great tool to have.
This product is really great for those big, red, painful blemishes. It does sting when you first apply the lotion to a blemish (due to the alcohol), but that sensation quickly goes away. It contains calamine to help prevent one from scratching blemishes. It lasts a long time if you only get the occasional breakout. However, I would not recommend this for closed comedones as I feel this product does not do much for them. But overall a great acne spot treatment!
This stuff is a life saver! As soon as you feel a zit coming on or on a current pimple, I'd dip a qtip down into the powder and place onto the acne spot and by morning it was already diminished. DO NOT SHAKE THIS it's supposed to have the pink stuff at the bottom. Only negative is the brands packaging is awful
This has been my go to whenever I get any break outs. It does a good job drying up the pimple. Just be careful that you don't apply this on an open pimple you just squeezed/popped as you will feel a burning sensation. There is a strong smell to the product but to me that means it has the ingredients to zap those unpleasant visitors on our face.
Q & A
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 🙂
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