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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 8,096 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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Emily D.
Fort Stewart , GA
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
During vacation this summer, I ate like crap and came Home with some unwanted visitors(acne). A friend recommended this product and tried a sample one night. Oh my, the acne started to clear up within that day. Going to purchase!
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!
Dana G.
Miami, FL
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is the holy grail if you have acne. I cannot speak for a full face of acne, BUT, if you are someone that gets a pimple here and there a few times a month, this is the thing for you. Just dab it on at the first sign of a pimple and continue every night until it is gone. Most often the pimple will not come to a head and you have avoided it all together! Recommend 100000%!
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!
98 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
If you have any zits or dark spots, THIS IS AMAZING!!! You take a cotton swab on you rub it onto your acne and the product will literally dry it away the next morning. This is great if you suffer from acne prone skin like me!
Devi S.
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this drying lotion and I actually do think it helps my pimples. When I notice a pimple on any part of my face I put some of this drying lotion on my face and leave it on overnight. My pimple takes a day or two to go away
Abbey E.
Saint Louis, MO
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product! If I have a pesky pimple, this is what I grab. You just need to use a q tip and dip to the pink- make sure not to shake! I put it on before bed (because it's pink and makes me look like I have the chicken pox) and when I wake up the pimple is noticeably smaller
Jessica M.
Danbury, CT
14 reviews
right when you buy it remember not to shake it if you shake it, it won’t work correctly you don’t want them to mix. this has removed so many pimples from my face and i recommend it to everyone with acne because it works wonders
Michelle C.
Woodhaven, NY
6 reviews
This product is only good for spot treatments. It's really good for those people who tend to touch their pimples a lot. After using a full bottle of this I stopped touching my pimples as much and as a result less acne problems!
Alina A.
Sunny Isl Bch, FL
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
At first when I purchased, didn't expect to see results as I have been struggling with some back acne and have tried almost everything. But I have been using it for about 2 weeks and seeing major results. Everything has dried and and disappeared and no new breakouts.
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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