Woah there, it looks like your browser is out of date.

To get the best experience, please update your browser.

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 8,078 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.

see more...

Top Questions See all 1,182 Q&A

  • does this really works? I want to buy.6 Answers
  • I’ve been thinking about getting this for a while but it’...6 Answers
  • 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 (8078)
Q&A (357)
Media (356)
Melody C.
Salem, MA
5 reviews
Picking up this little pink bottle feels like a beacon of light when I have a breakout. I've used this consistently for years, and recently had to pick up a drugstore brand spot treatment when I was in a pinch and WOW YIKES! I had forgotten how truly superior this stuff is to literally everything else. My only qualm is the white plastic cap always seems to break on me.
Samantha A.
Sun city, CA
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This honestly doesn't do anything. I put it on my breakouts and wake up and they aren't even a little better. It also burns really bad on open skin and it smells awful. I was very disappointed with this product and wouldn't recommended it to anyone.
k s.
Brooklyn, NY
111 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I dont usually get acne , but when i do this has become my go to product . I dab a drop or two with a ear bud on the pimple and leave it over night and my pimple almost dries out by morning .
One bottle lasts forever !
Melody M.
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I can barely put into words how much I love this drying lotion. It works so well on all different sorts of acne spots. It really is a life saver and helps so much. The smell is very pungent, but it is so worth it. I recommend this product to all my friends when they ask for advice with skincare.
Ivy D.
Scottsdale , AZ
300 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I like this a lot, for my non cystic acne break outs. It's lasted forever, and smells kind of good. It's a bit expensive, but I love that it's cruelty free. I wish it didn't come off of my face so easily sometimes.
Maria Z.
Indio, CA
152 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This works so well , it dries your blemishes ! It's very affective , love the bottle it comes in. It's more on the pricey side but it's still amazing , it's such a great value . I would definitely repurchase this.
Christina O.
91 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I swear by this stuff!!! Use some at the first sign of a pimple and it doesn't even have a chance. I have used it many times overnight and the next morning it was like nothing was every even growing in that spot:
Leslee H.
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is the best invention in the entire world. Literally erases spots overnight! Not to mention it is very affordable and easy to apply. I would definitely buy again and again.
Ashley A.
Freehold, NJ
99 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Best treatment for acne. Put it on before bed, and when you wake up redness and the pimple will be gone. It is a bit pricey, but occasionally will go on sale at Ulta. Be sure not to shake it! Must keep it upright
Nzinga D.
Bronx, NY
192 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Love to use this on my breakouts because by the time i wake up it either squeezable which i know you shouldnt do or the pimple isnt as inflamed any more. The one thing with this product us that it flakes off the face.
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?

Sign up to join our community!

BackInfluenster Cashback
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

Please confirm your email.
If you have an existing Ebates account, make sure to enter your Ebates email

6 characters minimum. Password must consist of letters, at least 1 number and 1 special character.