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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
Reviews (8090)
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Media (356)
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
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
Amber M.
Placentia, CA
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I've been using this stuff for 15 years. It's one of the only things that (for me) will effectively diminish breakouts overnight. One bottle lasts a really long time, so it's a great value. I've even gotten my boyfriend hooked on it. Love it!
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!
Ashley H.
Clay Center , OH
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Dries up any acne overnight. It works so well with my acne prone skin. I used it for the first time about a month ago and I really love it so far. I got it from urban outfitters and it was very inexpensive.
Jamey E.
Cottage grove, WI
9 reviews
A friend from work recommended this to me and I am so thankful! It has a very strong smell and stings when applying but it works so well! Sometimes it does rub off on clothing and bedding but it's worth it!
Erin K.
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This really works to dry up any spots you have. Just put it on before bed and it gets rid of any problems overnight. The only problem is that rubs off while you're sleeping and can get all over your pillow.
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
Charlene M.
115 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I really like this product and can't even with how amazing this brand is in general!! I dab this on my zits and it drys it right up over night. This little bottle lasts a long time which I also appreciate.
Amelia Q.
Cutler Bay
2 reviews
This product is the BOMB, it's the first time I've purchase this product & I honestly can't live without it. I use it at night if I have any white heads. I bought mines at ulta & I definitely do recommend ☺👌
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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