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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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  • 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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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. 
Jordan R.
Irmo , SC
8 reviews
Perfect for stubborn breakouts! Clears up over night. Definitely met my expectations as a first time user and I would highly recommend for anyone dealing with breakouts. Easy to use and works wonders
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!
Nur C.
7 reviews
THIS WORKS WONDERS! I really don't understand how but I'll put it on at night before I fall asleep and when I wake up, my skin is clear. Yes, it's very pricey for the size and product, but it's worth it. Buy this! You won't regret it.
Veronica L.
20 reviews
Greatest spot treatment ever! After I go about my skin care routine, I dab a bit on any problem areas with a Qtip. I notice a huge difference each morning when I wake up.
Kayla G.
Adams, MA
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The best thing on the market to help the redness and painfulness of a pimple that hasnt broken through yet. This is such a holy grail for me I own 3 , one for my bathroom one near my bed at my house and one for my college dorm. (:
megan Z.
Chesterland, OH
112 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Every time I have a pimple I put this on it at night it goes away though out the night and a good value works really good I love it and it does have a weird scent and I've bought this about 4 other time and will continue too
Genesis R.
Bronx , NY
63 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This little bottle should last you a very long time. If I have any new breakouts, I simply dip a swab in the bottle and dab it on the break out. By morning time you will see a HUGE difference. 
Sarah N.
Tazewell , TN
183 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Not gonna lie this dries me out pretty bad but if I get the point q-tips and be precise with it you can’t even really tell I have a teeny tiny dry patch and it does well drying up the zit really fast!
Mikayla H.
12 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It got rid of a few of my acne spots pretty quickly, and didn't irritate the skin. I got it at an Ulta, can't remember how much though. I was pretty impressed by it, I've gone through two bottles.
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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