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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 8,101 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 (8101)
Q&A (357)
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Stephanie D.
Harlingen , TX
70 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
 This stuff is amazing and works so great. I Always put it on before bed and when I wake up my pimple is almost gone.  I've had a hard time trying to find a spot treatment and I finally found one!  I would recommend this 100%. 
Allison B.
Nutley, NJ
117 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Coming from someone who has adult acne flare ups, this is a life saver. If I notice a pimple, I dot a little of this on before bed and I wake up with either no pimple or a significantly reduced one. I will forever buy this
Stephanie R.
Miami, FL
144 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
One of my favorite products ever one word to describe this is magic! Works miracles when i leave it on over night i wake up in the morning and my pimples are gone I recommend this to everyone and the price is totally reasonable!
Stephanie V.
Seattle, WA
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff is the real deal. Dab on overnight and in the morning it has reduced redness and size. I've been buying this for months and even though it's a bit pricey I haven't found anything else like this on the market.
Samantha R.
Baldwin Park, CA
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This was a really great product for small acne, it has a good value not to pricey I really liked this it had a nice feel to my skin, I purchased this product at a Sephora and I think think product has some great pros !
Grace B.
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I've been using this as a spot treatment for a week, and haven't been seeing consistent results. Product sometimes aids in clearing blemishes, and other times the blemishes seem to be worse after using the drying lotion.
Chevy H.
83 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I'm so I love with this product I've honestly only ever had sample sizes but I want to buy the full thing because it works so well. I break out a lot and this helps you just dot some on go to sleep and when you wake up your break out is already going away/drying up
Jenni C.
Santa Clara
14 reviews
I've been using this for my pimple and I see a big difference i hope it keeps working for my face and I would totally go back to get one I feel like it's kinda pricey for the amount but it works so I think it's worth it.
Patrice C.
Wilmington, DE
5 reviews
Gets rid of oil patches fast and super easy! Do not shake the bottle! Best applied if used with a Q-tip. Dip q-tip straight down in bottle without touching sides and pull out. Apply in a blotting or rolling dashing to affected areas only. Love it
Brooke W.
Ridgeland, MS
11 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Great product if you have a problem with pimples randomly popping up. This product will literally get rid of pimples overnight. It does tingle a bit and could be harsh to sensitive skin but not too overwhelming. I would totally recommend to anyone with acne prone skin.
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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