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
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Fatima K.
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I tried to love this product because everyone raves about it but it did not do much for me. It made my pimples swell up and then it took even longer than usual for them to go away. I’m not sure why it doesn’t work for me but I didn’t enjoy it.
Grace S.
Old Saybrook
281 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this product for when my skin is on the oilier side! It clears up my breakouts so quickly, it's insane! When it's dryer it's not something that I use on my problem spots.
Sausan I.
Columbia, MD
17 reviews
This stuff is magic! I use a q-tip and dab it on any pimples I have and it completely dries out the pimple in no time. Just make sure you use a new q-tip each time to keep the rest of the product bacteria free. It is a bit drying, which is its job, so just moisturize afterwards. 
Sarah C.
Newport, RI
12 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I can't believe I didn't use this product for so long. This brings my pimples either to a head within a few hours or flattens them right out. This is truly my miracle product. It has a slightly high price point, but it honestly lasts forever.
ItsAllieKat '.
Eagle mountain
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
For some reason my face started freaking out and breaking out. I finally found this baby and it has seriously helped so much. I spot treat any breakout at night and then wash it off in the morning and my pimple shrink down by alot with this.
Sarah H.
52 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
this product is a miracle worker for my acne spots. I put dots of it right on my breakout spots before I go to bed and by the morning time my acne is already better than before. DO NOT SHAKE the bottle, its supposed to stay separated and it will work wonders.
anael s.
San Diego
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This smells like a hospital, first of all. And I don't like hospital smells. And it felt nice and cooling on my acne, but it made me break out more. I think it's way too overhyped, honestly. It only made my skin worse, and it's overpriced.
Kaiti M.
Commerce Twp, MI
96 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This product smells very strong but it works very well. It dries up a blemish without totally drying out your skin. My fiancé and I are on our first bottle still, so a small bottle lasts a long time since we bought it about four months ago.
Danella M.
Windsor , ON
73 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
When I say best spot treatment for a pimple... I mean the best.. they have a new plastic bottle which I like better.. it's gentle on the skin.. apply at night.. wake up with that nasty blemish gone.. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Jessica Y.
Greenville, SC
215 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I have multiple friends that swear by this stuff when a pimple comes up, but it’s never helped me! I will continue to use it just because of the price point and hope for something. Maybe it’s my skin type that it just doesn’t work well with.
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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