Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.51 / 5 based on 8,166 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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Liv S.
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It clears your acne overnight! The only bad thing is that once there’s only a quarter left it doesn’t work as well for some reason. If you struggle with acne you should get this!!
Vicki W.
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Love this product for the occasional blemish that pops up unexpectedly. Very effective over night as usually it is significantly improved wth jus one treatment. This product lasts forever and I love that it's available in a plastic bottle now!
Maci F.
10 reviews
I purchased this product ages ago. It was pricey at the time but I've realized it has last me literally forever. I bought it at sephora. This a miracle worker for those terrible trouble zits that are deep and painful. It brings the blemish to the surface and dries it up within a day. 
Nadine C.
9 reviews
This item can be a hit or miss... some days it works great but other days it doesn't even make a dent in preventing a pimple. I would recommend it to a friend though because I've had success 60% of the time.
Ashley S.
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Amazing for a spot treatment!! It can make you look a little crazy going to bed since you dab it on and let it dry over night, but works so well and is my go-to product for spots.
Avital E.
137 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is a pretty good product except for the fact that it is very harsh on your skin. The scent is harsh but other than that it it burns your skin( and I don't have sensitive skin so this is not common for me at all). But it usually helps me when I use it. 
Samantha A.
San Diego, CA
24 reviews
This is my go to product when ever I get a break out! This does wonders for my acne and I love that it's a product that dries and doesn't come off on your sheets when you sleep
Giselle O.
246 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I use this product only when i have pimples since it works so well it's gone the next day . It's a bit pricey but worth it because when using you only need a little bit of product
Kaylyn B.
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Perfect for those pimples that won't go away. Just a little dab of it can make such a difference. You would instantly see a difference within a couple of days. Highly recommend
Jenifer Q.
Lancaster, CA
173 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love this product!! It's so little but so effective. Definitely recommend to try it if you haven't. Just put a little on acne and it will prevent the acne or lighten any marks
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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