Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
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  • 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
  • Does this irritate your skin?4 Answers
  • does this really works? I want to buy.6 Answers
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Emily P.
Fort Thomas, KY
147 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is the best possible thing you could use on your face if you have blemishes. Overnight it makes your blemish disappear. Amazing stuff if you get occasional random giant pimples. I would absolutely recommend trying this or any of this brands other products.
Karla S.
Granada Hills, CA
86 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I thankfully have really good skin and hardly break out. But when I indulge in a piece of chocolate. This is my go-to product, I dab a q-tip into it and put a drop on my acne. When I wake up I wash it off, and I like the fact that this product dries out my acne. Makes the swelling of the pimple go down and easier to cover with foundation.

Within a matter of days my acne has gone away.
Alissa C.
Dorchester, MA
301 reviews
I tried this because I seen Kylie Jenner post about it so I went and looked at reviews and they were all great. I have used it a few times and could definitely see the difference in my trouble spots and how it slightly reduced the size of my acne. I would recommend
Easy to use and I see major improvement over night on blemishes. If I catch it just in time, sometimes the pimple stops forming all together and disappears completely!
Althea S.
Mount Vernon, NY
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this stuff! Great for those annoying pimples. It's perfect as an overnight treatment. You just put your qtip straight to the bottom of the bottle and put the pink solution on the affected area. Let it dry and work its magic! Also very affordable for the effectiveness of the product 👌
Ashley Z.
Laredo, TX
24 reviews
After years of hearing good things about this product I decided to try it myself. First of all the product has an unusual scent, and is very finicky as to how to store. I also don't think it worked. I wore it overnight and didn't notice a difference on my spots.
Cassidy L.
52 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this drying lotion so much! It is super cute, and although the bottle is small, it will definitely last for quite a while. I have used this at least ten times, and I still have plenty left! I dab this onto my problematic (usually pimple) spots and I see a difference the next morning when I wash it off. If used a lot in a specific area though, it may dry out your skin, so be sure to use accordingly and to moisturize well.
Rayven R.
Cumming, GA
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Salycitic Acid just doesn't work for me. Sulfur is the only thing that will make a difference! I put this on before bed and in the morning, my zit will look SO much better. It's less red and inflamed. It will be flatter and sometimes even gone! If I put it on a zit that's not visible, but that I can see under the skin, it will bring it to a head. It's an actual miracle!
Alexandra A.
Cleveland Hts, OH
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is my go-to for when I can feel a breakout coming on. I usually use a q-tip to just dab it on before I go to bed and when I wake up I can usually notice a difference! Sometimes it takes a couple of applications, but overall I love using this as a spot treatment. Might not be the best for super sensitive skin because as it's supposed to, it can be very drying!
Anna H.
Seattle, WA
52 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It's true what they say! This really is the ultimate solution for quickly zapping away any zit you have surfacing OR is stubbornly still on your face. I love how effective it is without being super harsh on your face like some other zit creams can be. I have dry, sensitive skin and this product hasn't made me flaky or red even with repeated use on one spot like some other creams have. This is a staple in everybody's bathroom!
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 🙂
Gina d.
Branford, CT
217 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
About how long does this bottle last you?
Tina N.
61 reviews
Is this item worth the hype?
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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