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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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  • 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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Isabel F.
Hialeah Gdns, FL
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I don't ever get pimples. I have very good skin and I'm not trying to sound conceited but the few times I do, this always makes wonders for me! Please keep this at home cause you never know when a sucker is gunna come out and surprise you.
Stephanie A.
Cedar creek , TX
95 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I usually get pimple once it's that time of month and let me tell you that I put this over night and it's like my pimple was never there , I love it it's just an amazing product I have purchase 2x and will always purchase it a miracle drying lotion
Adrienne E.
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is ESSENTIAL. I am blessed with very good skin, but even the luckiest of us get blemishes during PMS week. This stuff has saved my face (literally) so many times. A big, nasty, juicy pimple becomes a barely-there red spot overnight.
Laurie H.
Tuscumbia , AL
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I get cystic acne due to PCOS. I feel on coming and I treat it with this ASAP. I leave it on all night and it seriously shrinks the acne overnight. It really helps. We all hate how acne looks but if you get painful breakouts then try this!
Hira Q.
Fredericksbrg, VA
111 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This is great for #stubborn acne! In combination with the buffering lotion from the same brand, I find this to be very #effective on my combination-oily, dehydrated acne prone skin. It doesn't strip my skin but helps fight stubborn acne!
Callie M.
Texarkana, AR
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I really love this stuff. I apply it to spots after I finish my nightly skincare routine right before bed. I do notice a difference by morning. It really does help dry then out and keep spots from growing more or getting out of hand. And it much better than constantly picking at your face.
Mahwish N.
Knoxville, TN
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have dry combo skin with the occasional breakouts. I bought this to spot treat but found that it didn't really make them go away, if anything I felt the pimple lingered on my skin longer. Haven't really used it much since I noticed that.
Patsy B.
Olympia, WA
202 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
THIS STUFF IS AMAZING! It's a staple in my skin are for those nasty hormonal breakouts that we all get. My fiancé loves it as well. I put it on my spot before I go to bed at night and when I wake up there's always significant improvement!
Dana W.
Rensselaer, NY
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Amazing product!!! I don't really have too much of an issue with consistent breakouts but when I do get a pimple this drys it out immediately. It's a bit pricey but I haven't found a better product so I definitely will be purchasing again!
Wendy G.
89 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I have used this stuff for years! I saw an article in Glamour magazine years ago and gave it a try. This stuff is amazing! It gets rid of pimples literally overnight.
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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