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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)
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!!!
Amber L.
San Diego , CA
156 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is an amazing product for spot treating! I have actually made my own and it works just fine so I don't purchase this anymore but if you've been eyeing it and haven't tried it I'd say go for it! Helps my pimples heal faster.
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!
Kristen D.
278 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Love, love, love this! It is worth the $17. When I get pimples, they're always really big and really painful. I'll put this on and they shrink in size over night.
Farrah Q.
Scranton, PA
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Use this if you want to get rid of a nasty whitrhead rather than popping and leaving a scar. This was my first product from MB and I am now hooked to this line. Def buy if you have problem skin and it lasts forever.
Denisse H.
Boca Raton, FL
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I mean!!!! Who has not tried this product before? If YOU haven't, you need to get one asap!! Is a drying lotion for pimples!! I apply it at night before bed, and i let it sit all night!! Don't forget to NOT shake it.
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!
Miranda C.
Pasadena, MD
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is an amazing product! It really dries up whiteheads and shrinks even the under-the-skin pimples. I find that it's a little too drying for my skin but not enough to stop using it. I would definitely buy it again.
Lisa B.
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Can't live without this item. There is nothing better it spot dries out acne over night it doesn't smell bad. It's light pink. Its the only thing that is actually effective and this fast. The cost isn't even that much for such a great product
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!
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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