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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 8,093 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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Lindsey T.
Hernando, MS
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Great product for small acne flare ups. I put a tiny dot on before bed and the next morning, the spot is smaller. One bottle lasts months so it's good for the price. It can be very drying to use more then a time or two in a row for me. 
Tanya K.
Antelope , CA
63 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Best pimple cream ever. It dries out your big nasty red pimple and leaves just a little scab in the morning and by the next day nothing is there anymore. Works amazing even o pimples that are on your body, not necessarily on your face
Payton S.
Fishers, IN
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Not kidding. This stuff is a miracle in a bottle. I continue to repurchase. Do not shake it though. The contents need to be separate. It dries out my acne and makes them disappear so much faster!!!
Megan K.
92 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I really like this product and feel it is extremely effective. However I shook mine before use which you are not supposed to do! So I may have not gotten the full effect out of my bottle! Also wish it wasn't as hard to get my hands on!
Briana V.
Lake Worth, FL
460 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
When I first tried it, I did NOT use it on a severe blemish and therefore I can't say it made a dramatic difference however I'm willing to try it out again on a big red pimple that clearly needs assistance haha. Knock on wood, my face has been pretty clear lately (:
Liliana C.
Sinking Spg, PA
6 reviews
Works pretty well on pimples that are starting to emerge! Definitely not on existing pimples that you would want to dry out, therefore a docked it a star. Love the glass packaging. You have to make sure you aren't shaking the bottle.
peyton b.
San Diego
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff is great for stubborn pimples. I just put a little bit on any pimples and leave it overnight. Don't apply too much of this or it will really dry your skin out. But it does a great job of getting rid of pimples. I would recommend unless you have very very dry skin
Peyton C.
Marysville, WA
43 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I liked this product pretty well. I felt like it had a lot of potential but I did not really See it working a whole lot. You get a good amount of product for the price. It has a strong smell and burns when put on open blemishes or acne
Nadine L.
La Habra , CA
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is my absolute HOLY GRAIL product when I have a blemish that I want to get rid of overnight. I don’t suffer from terrible acne, although I do break out during that time of the month & this is my savior! I recommend it to everyone
Katie C.
St Augustine, FL
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I think this product and its reviews/popularity speak for themselves. This is AMAZING. For anyone with pesky acne, they know how hard it can be to find a product that significantly helps relatively quickly. This product definitely deserves the hype it receives. Really amazing! 
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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