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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
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  • 2 Stars3%
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4.51 / 5 based on 8,090 Reviews


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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  • does this really works? I want to buy.6 Answers
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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Alyse N.
52 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is a great spot treatment for a great price.  I use it when I feel a pimple coming or if it's already come up and by the time I wake up in the morning it is either gone or have significantly reduced in size.  I have repurchased this product and will continue to do so.
Tamara K.
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Hands down my fave on the spot treatment. It's basically magic. So simple to use and you don't have to worry about over applying. Twice a day for like 1-2 days and your blemish is gone. It works amazing for me. Doesn't over dry your skin, just the blemish.
Martha C.
Hemet , CA
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Y'all! I LOVE THIS ! Uhm if you don't have it, you need to go out and buy it...like yesterday lolITS MAGIC IN A BOTTLE! I purchased this at Ulta , and it's by far the best. It dries out the pimple overnight. Put a little dab with a q tio and you're set. 
Karley R.
5 reviews
This product was literally so amazing I drying out my acne spots it was so fantastic and I saw a huge improvement just in a five hour overnight period! It's amazing would recommend to anyone that has active acne and is looking to get rid of it overnight
Geeta I.
369 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This is a fantastic product! The packaging is convenient and easy to use. The best thing is it will dry up any mild blemish overnight. The calamine soothes and protects the blemish which makes it unique from other products. Overall, I highly recommend!
Stephanie W.
Riverside, CA
7 reviews
Best product for drying out acne. Just dip a cotton swab all the way into the bottle until you reach the pink matter then dab on any acne spots and leave it to dry. Very gentle and definitely feels like it's working under your skin to banish the blemishes!
Carissa K.
74 reviews
This is seriously the best for shrinking pimples fast! No it's not a miracle worker but it greatly reduces the size of pimples overnight. It definitely lives up to the hype. I purchased mine at ulta in the plastic bottle and it is very reasonably priced ($17). Will continue to buy over and over!
annie G.
Los angeles, CA
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This. Is. Amazing. Seriously, this drying lotion is incredible. It's on the pricey side, but one little bottle will last you a while. All you do is dip a q-tip into the formula WITHOUT shaking the bottle, and dab on pimples. Leave it overnight and voila.
Julia K.
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I wouldn't go out of my way to repurchase this specific product. I didn't notice that it dried my pimples out like it advertises, and I am personally not a fan of the smell. I like other products in the Mario Badescu line, but this one isn't my favorite!
Hailey H.
Whitesburg, KY
124 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I mean first off can Mario products even be wrong? I don't think so. I love this stuff to dab on spots over night and I always wake up with any blemishes I had the day before; vanished. Mario products are some of my go to skin care products for any occasion!
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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