Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%


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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  • Would you apply moisturizer before or after applying this...4 Answers
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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Marg F.
31 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I feel like this product works for what it meant to do. It's meant to shrink pimples over night, yeah it does that but I feel like it makes the pimples last longer on your face almost like a scar that takes forever to heal and go away. Oh and also it smells like straight up rubbing alcohol ... but over all easy to apply and it does shrink big nasty pimples
Val V.
301 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is an over night life savor. This reduces the size of my blemishes literally over night. I put it on before bed and it dries out all the oils in the pimple. It's not exactly cheap but it does it's job. I highly recommend this if you get pimples every once in awhile. I wouldn't cover your whole face with this product because it is meant for single out breaks.
Melissa M.
Graniteville, SC
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I use this product when my face breaks out from hormonal issues. It's not a miracle product but it works ok. Although it normally takes it a few days to dry up my blemishes, I do feel that it shortens the duration of my breakouts. The smaller pimples will sometimes fade after one use but the larger ones take more time. It's an overall good product but it's not life changing.
Yadira O.
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This stuff is so great! It helps minimize and speed up the healing process on pimples. I tend to get a lot of pimples on my chin due to hormones and this treatment helps reduce them fast. I have also noticed the redness in my skin reduced. The only downside is the very strong smell but after a while you just get used to it. I definitely would recommend 10/10
Mandy P.
54 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product was recommended to me by a friend who swore it would get rid of pimples overnight.

That didn't happen for me.

It definitely reduced the redness around each spot but it wasn't an overnight fix and, aside from that, I didn't see too much of a different overnight. It could just be my skin but it wasn't the incredible product I expected it to be.
Tori J.
Norwalk, CT
106 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Looking for a spot treatment? Look no more. This product definitely confused me at first as there is pink residue at the bottom of the bottle. Simply dip the q-tip through the clear liquid to he pink residue and dab it on blemishes AT NIGHT. Fair warning, the product smells however it's magic. Totally worth it. Wash off in the morning and you're good to go
Nina E.
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I had high hopes for this product. I've been eeying it for years, and finally decided to buy it. Maybe it didn't work as well because of the type of breakouts that I had, but all it really did for me was dry the skin around my pimple, without really reducing the size of it. I probably wouldn't repurchase it since it didn't work well with my skin type.
Alexandra N.
Tremonton, UT
80 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I highly recommend this (and all the other products) in this line! This one specifically keeps acne and blackheads away! You have to use the moisturizer immediately after because it definitely drys out your skin like it supposed to. The price is great!
Sabrina M.
Sherman Oaks, CA
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This product is fantastic when you have a sneaky little monster that comes out of no where. It's pretty simple to use, reasonable price point and doesn't have an overwhelming smell. It didn't do that well on smaller pimples that where just forming, so that's why I took away one star. Also, you need to have your own q-tips in order to use this product.
Kate S.
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
My all time favorite spot treatment. This really does work. It was my first time ever using it and I immediately fell in love. I purchased this at Ulta for $17. I'm ordering another bottle online. I recommend this for anyone who has pimples. It truly does work.
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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