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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
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4.51 / 5 based on 8,098 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
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Rhea R.
155 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is a holy grail product for me. I use it almost nightly and it lessens and eventually fades away my acne over time. It's definitely worth the 17$ so investment because it really does work as a spot treatment.
Emma R.
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this stuff so much. I really feel like this helps improve acne overnight. It works best on surface pimples, not deep cystic acne. I bought mine at Ulta and was able to use a coupon. I will definitely repurchase.
Lauren S.
Green Bay
10 reviews
This is one of the best products I have used. I was not sure if it was going to be worth the price, but it definitely is. The packaging of the product is great and the bottle will last you a long time. This is something that I would buy again!!
Brooklynn M.
Kingston, NY
32 reviews
The drying cream is a dream for anyone with minor breakouts or big pimples. I use this lotion whenever I have a minor breakout and I sleep with it on my face. I can always count on it to decrease the inflammation and help get rid of my acne quickly!
Tarryn J.
10 reviews
This is really good for getting rid of whiteheads overnight. I only have to dab a little bit on and make sure I don't smudge it while it's drying down, and when I wash it off in the morning the whitehead is gone.
Autumn F.
Laurel Hill , NC
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I really love this stuff and it’s helped a lot with stubborn acne on my forehead. When I first got it I was struggling with some spots that wouldn’t go away but after applying it overnight, everything went away.
Cortney C.
San Diego
216 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This stuff works well on Whiteheads but doesn’t touch cystic acne. It’s pretty gentle if you use it once a day but is very drying if used more often. I would recommend this to people with few pustule acne spots.
Olivia M.
7 reviews
This stuff absolutely works so amazingly. On my skin it significantly diminishes blemishes and break outs or completely causes them to disappear. I was so skeptical but am absolutely satisfied and will continuously purchase this. Highly recommend
Maddie H.
Pilesgrove, NJ
5 reviews
Love this product!!! Absolutely amazing for clearing any spot over night!! Works absolutely amazing and is like the holy grail of my skin care routine! I recommend it to everyone I know and they all love it to!
Lauren H.
Columbia, SC
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
People swear by this product and I’ve had mixed luck. Sometimes it gets the job done, sometimes it takes several nights of applying.

The smell is overwhelming and tends to be similar t burnt rubber. Not a fan.
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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