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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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4.51 / 5 based on 8,089 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
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Sophee M.
11 reviews
Amazing! This product is great to use! I will put it on and then moisturize the spots around it and being an acne prone teen, it shrinks my blemishes over night. And one bottle lasts me forever!
Taylor G.
Paducah, KY
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Best. Stuff. Ever. If you put this on an open breakout it will be gone by the next morning. Such a good product for a good price. It's very affordable at Ulta. I always have this on my vanity for emergencies
Sarah N.
99 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Everyone needs this, and I'm sure most have tried it. It takes a pimple away in 2 days - quick working. It's worth the price because it's a miracle worker. Easy to use and apply, just wash off.
Kaylynn R.
Cridersville, OH
322 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I use this product religiously when I even feel a pimple coming on. I do think that it clears up any acne quicker than if you used nothing at all, but I was expecting it to be a little quicker.
Amber Z.
118 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
love this product, but it don't see immediate results after using it. i have to use it over the spot for a couple of nights before the pimple goes away. i will definitely be repurchasing though!
Juliana S.
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I personally do not love it on my skin type. I do have young skin that's oily and prone to acne, it does not banish a zit over night but after a few nights it may disappear. Overall I have not had the best luck with this product
Maylee C.
Dallas, TX
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Absolutely a price-worthy product! This product has done wonders for my skin, and I don't have to worry when a spot comes up, because I can just use the dying lotion and it's gone the next day! It's a bit harsh on the skin, but it's definitely worth it. 
Anna Lee H.
Florence, SC
4 reviews
This is the best way to get rid of a pimple! If you have a spot pop up, put it on before you wake up and you will not be disappointed. Effective, but gentle. It didn't dry out my skin or make me irritated, and for someone with sensitive skin, that's a big deal!
Erika E.
10 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I put this on whatever pimple I may have and leave it on overnight, and I almost always wake up with the pimple greatly reduced in size. I would recommend to anyone that gets random pimples.
Sarah Y.
Burleson, TX
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is my favorite spot treatment. You simply apply it at night and by the time you wake up in the morning, the spot is significantly smaller. As someone with very dry skin, I haven't had a problem with it drying out my skin. I would definitely 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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