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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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  • 5 Stars68%
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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
Reviews (8090)
Q&A (357)
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rachel g.
Ocala, FL
6 reviews
I recently found this at Ulta the other day by the register and it has turned out to be one of the best and most effective product I have bought in a very long time. This stuff seriously drying out blemishes over night it is insane.
Kayleigh W.
Ferndale, MI
13 reviews
I've used this since I was a teenager! It actually helps pull gunk out of whiteheads and dry them. Some people are opposed to the sulfuric smell of the product but it doesn't bother me. I've even gotten my boyfriend hooked on it!
Chelsea F.
Akron, OH
74 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
The lotion works for part of the day, but I find by the end of the day after using it the acne is just as visible as the night before. It stinks a little when applying, but oddly in a good way. I recommend it for small breakouts.
Asia P.
Chicago, IL
10 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
great product great product great product great product great product great product great product great product great product great product great product great product
Madison W.
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product clears up any spots you have and dries them up so you don't have it for long. This is one of my favorite spot treatments. It isn't super expensive only $17 dollars. I recommend this product to everyone it works so well.
Elizabeth P.
Crawfordsville, IN
198 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
The scent is a bit strong but the results are worth that small inconvenience. Dries quickly and stays put. Lotion works on most stubborn blemishes and cuts healing time. A little pricier than comparable brands but worth the splurge.
Monica C.
Edinburg , TX
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product! However, if I use it for a couple days in a constant matter, I will break out. But it does help my blemishes disappear or reduce in size overnight. Definitely a repurchase!
Nicole L.
San Diego, CA
134 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I had a friend who turned me onto this product and swears by it. I like Mario Badescu products because they are very affordable to use and try. I feel like 50-50 sometimes this product works for me and sometimes it doesn't seem to do anything to my acne.
Paige B.
27 reviews
This drying lotion has saved my lift. I usually put it on problem spots before bed or after a shower. It stings a slight bit for a second, but I think it's because of the drying part of the solution. Either way, it dramatically reduces my zits!
Kimberly C.
Carmichael, CA
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Great spot treatment, it really dries out my acne and helps it heal faster. I have even used this on cold sores and it works really well. It will get to the ugly stage really fast thought but I had it get rid of one in a few days!
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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