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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
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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Caley W.
Springville , AL
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I actually have this stuff on right now!! I love it so much. It was recommended to me by a friend and I will continue to buy it!! Be sure you read the directions, as it is not meant to shake up. It's very inexpensive for such a great brand!! LOVE!!
San Diego, CA
57 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Great product to have on hand when a white head pimple show up ! I like the choice of glass or plastic bottle ! Glass on my vanity and plastic for travel. You don't shake it, you take a qtips and dot.when you need it. It's very affordable under $20
Yanira G.
Los ebanos, TX
145 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is the best acne product i've tried. I use it at nights with a cotton swap, i use a little product and leave it on overnight and this lotion dries out my new friend and when i wake up he is gone. I absolutaly recommend this product and it is very affortable!!
paola r.
Coachella, CA
43 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
used this product at night after washing my face and before going to bed. Minimizes acne significantly in the morning. This is one of my 3 holy grails for clearing up my face (in the process) would definitely recommend to anyone with acne struggles
Hannah W.
Cincinnati, OH
63 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Honestly this isn’t my favorite product. Obviously it’s a drying lotion and it’s supposed to dry up pimples, but in my experience it dries a little too much and makes a scab. That or it doesn’t do anything at all. The packaging is so cute though!
Diane D.
Mount Vernon, NY
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I cannot say enough good things about this product. I have been using it over 20 years. At the first sign of a blemish this lotion helps dry up the pimple and reduces your suffering time. I have introduced so many friends to this beloved product.
Stephanie G.
San Antonio, TX
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Holy grail product! I've always suffered with acne and this has surely helped me out a lot. My blemish will almost go away after a night or two it's pure magic in a bottle. I love it so much I've even gotten my mom and boyfriends sister hooked!
malisa p.
Petal, MS
166 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is pretty good for the price. I've tried this many times on small breakouts. It's good at reducing the swelling but doesn't help long term. I find it works better in small periods of time. But it has an excellent price point and it's cruelty free !!
Kristen G.
Los Angeles , CA
89 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
CULT FAVORITE! I have acne and this is one of the tools that helped me get control of my face! Drying mask is also great! Best part of MB is that most acne products don't depend on your skin type, so even though I have combo skin I didn't dry out!
Stephanie V.
Davie, FL
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Deff cult classic. I use this atleast once a month due to AF lol. It's simple and effective. I usually get it at ulta or Sephora. It's great value since it lasts for such a long time. If u have a lot of hormonal breakouts I deff recommend this.
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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