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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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Alexis L.
Spring Hill, FL
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I really love this product as well as others by this brand . I've tried quite a few of their products and I've yet to be disappointed. It has helped tremendously to clear up my pimples and problems areas . It works quickly and it certainly is effective , I would certainly recommend this to anyone ! It gives me peace of mind knowing if I have a bad break out , it'll be quite short lived
Katie B.
Jacksonville , NC
667 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This drying lotion by Mario Badescu is LIFE! If I get a pimple or even feel like I am getting one in my skin I use this spot treatment on top overnight and it drys out all the nastiness to prevent from getting any marks or helps to vanish them away! You can literally feel it sucking in your skin when you apply it and that's why I love it so much!
Toni T.
Minneapolis, MN
58 reviews
I bought this from Ulta a while ago and love it!! It really helps dry up those pesky and embarrassing pimples on your face. Even if you feel one coming, put this stuff on your face over night and it will be gone in the morning. Remember not to shake the bottle! This is a life saver of mine!
mackenzie t.
Coral Springs, FL
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I originally bought this because my friend and I had used it at her house, and it got rid of a lot of my whiteheads in just one night! I saw about 15 less whiteheads on my face after the first week! The one thing about this is that if you are traveling, remember to bring q tips with you, because If you forget them, and dont have anything to scoop the product out with, then you cant use it.
Jessica V.
577 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I love this stuff! I found mine at ulta! You just grab a q tip and tab it on your pimples and it dries them out. It defiantly dries them out faster than if you would leave the breakout on its own. You only need a small amount of product so that's really good. If you have breakouts and you're looking for some sort of spot treatment I would recommend trying this out! I hope this has helped.
Brittany A.
Sherman Oaks, CA
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Best spot treatment ever. Has chamomile lotion in it which is really soothing and a great way to naturally get rid of any irratance a tuff spot may be giving you!
Carly H.
Indianapolis, IN
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff works great! I used it on some pimples that refused to go away for a week or so and they were gone overnight. I like to put this on before bed and let it work overnight. It does rub off a bit while you sleep though. My main complaint is that it has a super strong smell that isn't pleasant. Would still recommend.
Savannah K.
Commercial Pt, OH
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It's a small glass bottle, but it last a very long time. To use, you dip a cotton swab into the bottom of the container, DO NOT shake. Apply a small amount to the effected area, it will burn though.Personally, I love this product. It works great for me and it last throughout the night when I apply it before bed. Sometimes I even apply it under my foundation to conceal and treat my acne.
Lexy G.
Fontana, CA
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
10/10 would recommend to anyone struggling with acne!! I tried this for the first time when my skin was breaking out really badly and this exceeded my expectations! It improved my skin overnight and began to dry up any and all acne on my face. absolutely love this product and I would definitely repurchase
Angela A.
Spanish fork, UT
413 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This is THE best acne spot treatment I have ever used. I used to see it in the back of magazines all the time, and was always skeptical. I got mine at a department store, and I am forever grateful I finally purchased it. It dries your blemishes overnight! Product of the year!
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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