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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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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Areli R.
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Amazing! Gets rid of blemishes after a couple of uses and actually does a great job. Even noticed it's gotten rid of some of my acne scars. For only $8 I believe it's extremely worth it and more. I suggest you give it a try
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 !
Tricia B.
Worcester , MA
106 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This baby is damn GOOD! When I see a zit or pimples about to come visit...I zap it with this goodness. I was shopping at Urban Outfitters & came across this beauty. I have nothing bad to say about this product. Zit Zap Gone!!!
Angie T.
5 reviews
This product keeps my skin glowing and moisturizer throughout an entire day, it lasts through the harsh environment of a humid and muggy school, and even a regular day outside! I will definitely buy it again, and I recommend it for everybody’s use!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Amanda G.
Weslaco , TX
89 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
The Mario Badescu drying lotion works miracles! It is hands down my holy grail skin care, and even beauty, product in general. I would put this product on at night and in the morning my breakouts would be gone!
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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