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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
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Brittany T.
Waldorf, MD
90 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This stuff is like magic in a bottle. I will continue to purchase this and use it on all my blemishes. It reduces the size and redness immediately. It's a bit drying but that's the point.
Cate G.
146 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
if you're looking to clear up your skin overnight.... this is definitely the product for you. this product works wonders in such a short amount of time, and a little goes a long way. clears up your skin like no other !!!!
Mariah S.
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is a great lotion for those pimples on your skin that are forming and you can feel them coming to the surface. it is super effective and for the price you pay I think it is a great value. This product is a staple and I would forever repurchase this.
Sarah R.
10 reviews
The first acne product I tried and I love it. It made my whiteheads disappear although some did get a bit bigger but with the Drying Cream, they went away! Recommend to anyone acne prone
Jadiena D.
267 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I don't get a lot of acne but when I get, this is my go to product to stop the acne to blow up. It's a little bit pricey but it's worth the money. I bought in Anthropologie. It was $18.00.
Katie C.
Saint Albans, WV
103 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is really good for acne that just pops up out of nowhere you put it on before you go to bed and it's gone or almost gone the next day. It's not cheap but not expensive. I would recommend.
ellen 💋.
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I got really bad acne from switching off/on birth control IN A TWO WEEK period. It lasted 7 months. I finally bought this and it helped overnight. I use it still when I get pop ups from period acne
Taylor R.
Greensboro, NC
7 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Amazing product, really helps clear blemishes. First time using it and I will definitely be purchaisng again in the future!!! I had heard about it from a friend which made me want to try it out and I am so glad I did! Another success for mario badescu!!!
Katie G.
Tuckahoe , NY
20 reviews
I wouldn't say this is a miracle product since it takes 2 to 3 nights of continual use to see a reduction in my blemish but it gets the job done without over drying the rest of my face.
Ashley I.
Cincinnati, OH
52 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
If I ever have a bad spot on my face this seriously clears it up over night even the most stubborn spots. I get bad cystic acne on my skin right after my period and it even clears that up
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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