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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
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  • 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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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Reviews (8090)
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Veronica M.
Phoenix, AZ
125 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This product is magic in a bottle! Use this over night to reduce size and redness of problem zits. Over the course of a few days zits disappear! Love and highly recommend! It looks like a tiny bottle, but you really don't need that much product!
Zully V.
Santa Rosa, CA
12 reviews
I love the smell of this!!!!!!!!! I like this product only thing is I wished it was a bit more stronger so it can dry out my more inflamed big pimples I get sometimes :/ .. it works for smaller ones .
Brooke R.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this drying lotion. It's so great for drying out and reducing pimples. Do not shake it though. Be diligent with the products on your breakouts each night and you will see results! Give it a try!
Crystal K.
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this stuff! I use it every night whenever necessary. I find that when I apply it to my acne it does a great job in shrinking or making it disappear. A little goes a long way. Would recommend!!!
Janelle D.
126 reviews
This is my favorite product ever. It works so good and I will recommend this to everyone. I put it on at night after my skin care routine and by morning my acne is practically disappeared.
Rebecca S.
Melbourne , FL
159 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have not been as impressed with this line of products as I had hoped. The drying lotion definitely dries active breakouts but I haven't experienced them going away any faster. I would not repurchase this product. 
Breonna D.
Corvallis , OR
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Love this stuff. Yes I feel a break up coming on or a pimple popping up I always use this on it. It works really well at drying it out and making it go away faster. Worth trying out and easy to find. 
Katie S.
Newport, TN
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Great for spot treating acne. I only use this in my nightly skincare routine as I'm unsure of how it would do under makeup. I purchased tutus as Ulta and would definitely repurchase! Highly recommend!
Meghan F.
Arlington, TX
5 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love all of my Mario Badescu products. This drying lotion is amazing when you need to dry out a problem spot on your face. My only complaint is that it really dries you out after the acne spot is gone.
Liliana H.
San Francisco , CA
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love this stuff. As soon as I feel a pimple I dab a qtip into bottle and apply to affected area. Mainly use it at night. I have dry sensitive skin and works well. It comes in a glass or plastic bottle. 
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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