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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 8,102 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 (8102)
Q&A (357)
Media (356)
Melanie M.
Fort Myers
24 reviews
Whats a pimple? just kidding but really. This stuff drys up the most annoying of all pimples. it is easy to use and you dont need a lot. i would suggest to moisturize after you remove the drying lotion to avoid super dry skin. I would for sure re buy again!
Anna S.
179 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This drying lotion deserves 10 stars! I don't have bad acne, but this works wonders on acne when it does pop up and it works SO quickly!  A big huge two thumbs up for this one!! One bottle lasts me over a year. I recommend this to my friends all the time!
Shannon H.
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product. It magically gets rid of pimples over night. I continue to purchase it. It works better than any acne creams I have been prescribed by the dermatologist and for only a fraction of the cost. I recommend this to anyone with acne prone skin
Meredith B.
54 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
As the product says, it is drying. It did dry out my pimples but it didn't dry them out overnight like they claimed. It would clear them in a couple of days but it left my face so dry that it would be obnoxious. I would by it again because it helped a lot.
Rose C.
Pensacola , FL
415 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Beautiful product. I really don’t think I’ve gotten anything from this brand that i haven’t been completely in love with. Smells amazing, and works instantly. Good price for the value. I would definitely buy again!
Katelyn Z.
Pleasantville, PA
154 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I like this product, I used an entire bottle and haven’t bought anymore because I’m not as acne prone and would repurchase if I need to in the future. The packaging is beautiful and easy to use too.
Melanie R.
118 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I'm actually wearing this right now. It may look weird because the ingredients in the bottle are separated but that's how it's supposed to. The clear liquid is going to dry out the pimple and the pink cream is chamomile which will help calm the pimple.
Kayleen M.
Oradell, NJ
53 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love using this product when an unwanted pimple suddenly appears on my face. Been using this product for about 4 months now and I swear it dries your acne out in the matter of hours. I dot in on before I sleep and when I wake up my acne is almost gone!
Chris W.
los angeles, CA
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Bless Mario Badescu wherever he is.
I need to go buy another as soon as i am able to: This helps with my breakouts in what feels like lightspeed! It is gentle on my face but dries and targts my breakouts with ease. The pink color is just a cute bonus 💖
Erin C.
643 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I’m so surprised that everyone seems to love this and it just doesn’t work for me. Every time I use this the pimple gets super dry and seems to possibly even get worse? It’s just odd. I’ve tried this so many times but for my dry, acne prone skin it’s a no.
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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