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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 8,096 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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Media (356)
Hana A.
Chicago, IL
62 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Helps shrink random zits that randomly appear. Not as instantly gratifying as the reviews said. I also hate that the calamine was visible even after drying. However it is gentle and easy to apply

Dyani H.
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I really do like this product, but it doesn't seem to be my miracle product. Although it does clear up a breakout in about two days, it doesn't zap it away overnight like everyone raves.
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
Hannah G.
Ardsley, NY
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I like this. It smells not great, but its super effective. After just a few days it shrunk the size of my pimples. Its not very effective for deep rooted pimples, but good for white heads
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.
Sarah P.
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I used this product bc I saw Kylie Jenner using it. It honestly didn't totally dry out my zits like I expected it to, and the bottle dried out before I could finish using it - and it's pricey for that to happen.
Katie V.
corona, CA
6 reviews
I have used so many drying products in the past 10 years and I have never found anything as great as this product . You put it on a spot and it's almost gone the next day . It's so great my fiancé even steals it !
Cherie S.
15 reviews
This drying lotion is my go to when I have a pimple. It is a very pretty pink color and is in a cute bottle. It was very very effective. I repeat using this every time I have a pimple. I would definitely buy again.
Sami B.
Roswell, GA
5 reviews
Love this product. I have to have it stocked at all times. If I have a pimple, I dab some on over night and the pimple is either gone or half the size by morning. Definitely recommend
Santos M.
Orlando, FL
62 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This stuff is amazing. I noticed a difference within the first week of using it. It only keeps making my skin even better. Definitely worth every penny. Not at all difficult to use.
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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