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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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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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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Anna Mae M.
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is a great over-night spot treatment. Just take a q-tip and and pick up some of the sediment on the bottom, it's so easy. It dries breakouts right up! Practically overnight! The only thing is the scent is super strong. But it works, I'll continue to use it.
Brittany D.
Ellerslie, GA
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I live by this stuff!! Anytime I get stressed out or have a pimple pop up out of nowhere, I dab this stuff on it and in the next morning it's so much smaller if not completely gone! I always keep it on hand and don't leave overnight without it.
Carly M.
Chicago, IL
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Love this. I use this to dry those stubborn spots that just won't go down. Typically it reduces the redness pretty well. I keep this on overnight and alternate this and Benzyl Peroxide every other night until it goes down. Lots of hydrating lotion in AM
Kaileen C.
8 reviews
This is definitely a holy grail product and life saver. A nice big pimple appear the day right before a special event? No problem, apply the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion the previous night and the next morning, your bump will be gone! I incorporated this in my weekly skin care routines and the small bottle lasted me approximately 8 months.
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.
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!
Lauren B.
San Marcos , TX
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Perfect for getting rid of those stubborn acne spots. This product works overnight and helps dry up the worst of pimples. I would recommend this to absolutely everyone it can save you from so many pimples popping up all over your face. 
Laira E.
San Diego, CA
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I swear by this drying lotion! It's always in my medicine cabinet. After cleansing my face and toning, if I have spots or can feel a breakout coming on or even black heads, I'll put a dab on the area, go to sleep and wake up with smooth skin!
Julie N.
Denison, TX
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The best spot treatment on the market ! This little gem is a lifesaver . Sulphur based - what you want ! For drying up those little spots . Package is perfect . Small jar- lasts for a long time . Def would buy again and would highly recommend
Jane M.
Tucson, AZ
12 reviews
I really like this product for small breakouts. They really do dry out overnight, and typically that means they shrink with it. Its one fatal flaw is that it drys everything else out along with it. My skin surrounding that zit and under the zit will occasionally peel and feel tight.
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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