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 8,165 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
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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.
Becca C.
Spencerport, NY
91 reviews
Reduces inflammation and redness very similar to Kate somervilles spot treatment. Didn't work to clear my skin bc my skin is very bad but ideal for someone who gets breakouts every once and a while. Would buy again.
Gabriella B.
Eugene, OR
193 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I get really bad breakouts and nothing I have used has helped my breakouts as much as this drying lotion! Literally dab on such a small amount and by the morning my breakouts are so much smaller and less inflamed.
Victoria T.
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This immediately works and I see a reduction in spots the next morning. The only downfall is that it stings and takes some work to reach the pink area. It also doesn't travel well because it needs to stay up right
Caitlin L.
14 reviews
My absolute favorite product for sudden breakouts. I just apply a dab of this with a cotton swab at night, and I wake up with the pimple either gone or diminished greatly. LIFESAVER!
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.
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 !
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
Shannon W.
Centreville, VA
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is perfect for spot treatments. I usually put this on spots before bed and wash it for in the morning. Definitely worth the cost. It sort of tingles when you first apply but you can tell it is working.
Diane F.
Alexandria , VA
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have used this product in the past, and it works like a miracle for those stubborn pimples. It does have a weird smell when you first apply. Overall it's great for acne treatment.
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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