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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)
Q&A (357)
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Julisa M.
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I just purchased this product from Nordstrom . I heard so much about it . I was in search of something to combat the acne flare ups that sometime appear on my face . This little beauty did just the trick
Teresa R.
Corp Christi, TX
142 reviews
As soon as I feel a zit coming out I just put a dad of this on and leave it on overnight. The next morning it would be gone. You get a great amount of product for the price. Definitely would recommend it.
Tayler C.
Mesa, AZ
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I don’t know how I went my whole life with out this ! This is the best spot treatment ever ! It definitely makes your pimples visibly smaller and less red overnight ! It’s a bit pricey but so worth it !
ChelseyRae M.
winter haven
85 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
My all time favorite go to product for those gross pimples or breakouts that ruin your day! I bought mine from ulta and will continue to repurchase. Never fails! Highly suggest. Definitely worth the hype.
Ashley M.
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Honestly one of the fastest and BEST ways to get rid of acne. I've been using this product for maybe 2+ years and it honestly has me convinced that Mario Badescu is some kind of crazy magic! If you haven't tried it yet, add it to your wish list STAT!
Sage N.
15 reviews
Love this for my pimples. I leave the product on my pimples over night. Then in the morning minimizes . It help me get no acne scars. I always use this product. It will probably last you a year or more depending how many time you use it.
Erin G.
Fort Worth, TX
57 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This stuff is amazing! I rarely get pimples, but when I do, they're BAD! I dab some of this on at night and notice a huge difference by morning! After a few days, I'm good to go!
Alissa H.
Evansville , IN
342 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
AMAZING! Dries blemishes overnight. Great value, you only need a little and it goes along way. Packaging is nice and convenient to use. I purchased online through the site directly.
I'll be buying more.
Cara F.
Saugus, MA
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Even with a moisturizer it dried my face out. Not to mention it burned to put on. It made my face super red and irritated. I would recommend it for people with sensitive skin. It was pretty cheap but you don't get that much in each bottle.
Morgan K.
Tomball, TX
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love this stuff!!! I use this anytime I have a zit and the next morning it looks so much better and less red! It's easy to use and the scent doesn't bother me. I would def recommend this spot treatment!
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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