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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 8,090 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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  • Is it worth the price? And I’m not quite sure if I got it...5 Answers
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Reviews (8090)
Q&A (357)
Media (356)
Christa K.
Orange City
3 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I was so excited to try this because I suffer from hormonal cystic acne and the reviews said that this was the manic cure. Sadly, this did absolutely nothing to help those craters disappear any faster. I was so sad!!!
Yumsy L.
69 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
One of the best product of Mario Badescu!!! This is my miracle worker..Dab this at the first sign of acne and it is gone overnight. It can be drying though but nothing like a moisturizer cant do. Definitely a keeper!
Britney G.
9 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It was an expensive product I would say ranging from $20 for a very small bottle, I've been using the product for a month and haven't seen amazing changes. But it does seem to dry out some of my pimples. Making them smaller and less irritated. But it isn't something that has done wonders to my skin.
Stacey Y.
La Crescenta
3 reviews
It reduced the swelling and redness of my acne overnight! I use it whenever I have a pimple that's irritated and it's effective. The only thing I don't like is how it stings if the pimple is opened up and it is pricey for its size but I would buy again!
Breanna H.
South Beloit, IL
52 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff!! Always put on before I go to bed when I have a little breakout and I wake up in the morning and it's gone! Also do not shake this product it's not meant to be mixed together. I seriously love this stuff!
Luci W.
20 reviews
I use this once or twice a week on my breakouts and I don't barely have any pimples anymore! I got it at Ulta and it has hanged my life drastically. It's not the cheapest thing but I'm my opinion it's worth the price!
Joanne P.
7 reviews
OMG!!! This stuff is legit!!!
I would normally get zits here and there on the day of the month but it wouldn't just pop, this helps reduce the redness & the pain from the zit that popped pop on my face.
I love love love LOVE this and can't live without it!
Caroline M.
Arlington Hts, IL
14 reviews
Amazing product for those stressful and embarrassing pimples that are stubborn. this will take out moisture and dry acne up so pimples will flake off. It's pretty affordable and I buy it at a local ultra. This is revolutionary for emergency spot treatment.
Dana W.
Rensselaer, NY
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Great product!!! It works so well and despite being a bit pricey it works as a spot treatment so you don't need a lot of it and it last for a while! I bought mine at Ulta and will be buying again when mine runs out!
Simona Z.
Bloomfld Hls, MI
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This drying lotion is one of my favorite spot treatments. Using a bit of it dries up the spot quickly overnight; however, it's very important to not put this on broken skin as it can burn. I got mine at Ulta, and I would highly recommend it to everyone.
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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