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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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.
Marayah V.
Antioch, CA
143 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
LOVE LOVE this stuff! It is a must have! There's a lot of products that claim to help with pimples but this one really lives up to its claims!!! I dap a small amount on a pimple that is swelled or fresh and when I wake up in the morning I am amazed at how this product shrinks it!! My pimples are nearly gone after about 2 days of dabbing this on them. I love this!
Jasmine G.
Chico, CA
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This will literally slay your whole life and get rid of every annoying pimple and acne you may have! Every time I see a pimple rising, I place this and the next day it's already almost disappeared. So good and totally affordable for what it's worth.
Yazleen L.
Miami, FL
7 reviews
Dried my blemishes over night and had them appearing smaller the next day ! Not pricey, highly recommend ! It comes in a small bottle so it's great for traveling and a little goes a long way so it will last you.
Kathy T.
Garden Grove, CA
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This drying lotion is a miracle to all prone acne sufferers! People tend to use tooth paste to dry out their pimples and the oil, but the harsh chemicals aren't good for your skin! This is a perfect alternative for that! I apply it before I sleep to problem areas. The next morning the size of my blemish is reduced or it's totally gone! Miracle product!
Eva C.
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This product is actually pretty good, it definitely shrinks the size of some pimples - really stubborn ones however, you might just have to wait out. It doesn't dry my skin out at all, which is great. It is a little expensive, but probably worth it.
Cristina R.
8 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is definitely a MUST have in your skincare routine whenever you have even the slightest breakout. Just dab this on any blemish overnight and you will notice any redness or swelling will diminish the next morning. The scent is a little strong when applying it but goes away once it dries, if you don't mind the smell it's such an amazing product!
Jenny Y.
New York, NY
52 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I am still experiencing large breakouts on my cheeks even though I think I have my acne on control. This product is very effective in drying out any upcoming pimples without causing any other irritation. I learned that it's best to use this right when the pimples are coming/emerging out or it won't work as well! The smell is a little strong. 
Jenifer N.
82 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Wow. This. Product. Is. AMAZING. I purchased this on Amazon. And the first time I used it, it was mind blowing. I placed it on my acne and the next day, the pimple diminished. I was amazed. Make sure not to shake the bottle. The pink stuff is meant to be at the bottom. & sometimes offer a discount on Mario's product. Just be on the lookout 
Bri R.
Rocky Top, TN
372 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Just gotten a sample of this like 3 days ago and it actually helps my acne! I suffer from bad breakouts that other face lotions just didn't seem to clear it up! I'm defiantly recommending this to everyone with acne like mine because it works amazingly! :)
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
217 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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