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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 Stars21%
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  • 2 Stars3%
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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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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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B S.
63 reviews
Great on spot treating acne. But be warned, will dry out area very quickly so use sparingly. I know they are now lower priced dupes but something about this works better for my acne prone skin.
Amber K.
Flushing, NY
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
THE BEST IVE EVER USED FOR PIMPLES. Great for spot treatment. Do not shake the bottle! Simply dip a q-tip and put on your blemishes overnight. Doesn't smell to great and it burns but it really does the job.
valentina r.
Staten Island, NY
9 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
HOLY GRAIL! Consistent part of my skin routine, it literally dries any incoming icky pimples over night. The price is really amazing compared to other products on the market and nothing works as well as this
Brenda G.
Hayward, CA
15 reviews
This stuff has saved my skin. You just use a Q-tip and dab those little pink dots on your blemish areas and I swear I wake up the next morning with my pimples visibly going away
Grace C.
Lowell, MA
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I bought this because i read many good reviews about it but for me it doesn't really work that fast.i apply it at day and night time everyday and my pimples still take long to go away.my pimple gets dry but not the next day or 2nd day..
Olivia G.
Brooklyn, NY
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
When I break out, which is rare, I use this drying lotion to target those tricky blemishes. It's small and great to take with me when I travel or at home (it lasts me forever). I use it overnight and it dries them out in an instant! Love it!
Kayli I.
Lima, OH
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is a great product I use anytime I get a pimple! It not only helps to reduce the size by drying the pimple but also helps the overall redness. You have to try it yourself!
Mariana Z.
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The drying lotions works wonders! You have to use it religiously on your break outs though, it does take some time for it to get rid of the break out and I do see that it does leave some hyper pigmentation in my skin once the breakout is gone
Nohemi C.
Baldwin Park
63 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product really does work!! I rarely break out but when I do it's very red and noticeable!! I apply this and it helps calm it, its obvious it's not a miracle worker but it makes the problem time speed up
Kelly O.
83 reviews
Love love love this stuff! It truly works wonders overnight on my pimples. They shrink in size and using this 2 nights in a row almost completely removes the new pimples! This is a staple in my skin care routine
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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