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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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4.51 / 5 based on 8,102 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
Reviews (8102)
Q&A (357)
Media (356)
Stephanie S.
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product! I just tried it for the first time recently when I felt a breakout coming on. Overnight, it calmed everything down and I woke up with no acne and smooth skin. This will be my go to at even the hint of a breakout!
Briana V.
Lake Worth, FL
461 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 (:
Maura J.
Altadena, CA
312 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Use it all the time for those pop ups that I need buzzed away for the next day. I actually tried this product because I saw it on Kylie Jenners Snapchat. I'm so glad I did.
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
Melissa L.
Orlando, FL
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is the holy grail! Kylie Jenner uses this so you know it's good haha. I always apply it when I have a stubborn zit I don't want to pick at. It's effective at reducing size and redness! I absolutely love this product and always have it on hand.
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
Jodi F.
Lockport , NY
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is my rescue product!! When I have a pimple or feel one under my skin it will be gone the next day just by using it overnight. This little bottle will last as a little goes a long way but when I run out I will for sure repurchase.
Sara S.
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product was an absolute game changer for me. Hormone imbalances cause me to get really difficult breakouts seemingly out of nowhere and this spot treatment has been a go to for me for months. It's inexpensive and while I have sensitive skin, it's never done anything but clear up my worst spots in a matter of a few days! 
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
Sammi N.
3 reviews
Absolutely love this!! Really has helped every one of my breakouts heal quick! I struggle with white heads every now and again and as soon as one appears it's gone over night! 10/10 recommend  Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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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