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 8,184 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
Reviews (8184)
Q&A (359)
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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
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
Christie D.
Phoenix, AZ
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This drying lotion quickly dries out individual pimples. Dab it in place and leave it on overnight, the pimple will be drastically smaller if not completely gone in the morning!
Anissa G.
Pratt, KS
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is pure magic. When I have stressful weeks and start to break out pretty bad I use this at night after I clean my face and I'm the morning my pimples are almost gone. Love the glass bottle.
17 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I put this on stubborn acne after I wash my face at night, right before I go to bed, and it will either decrease it, or clear it completely. Either way, it's not that prominent.
Anna W.
183 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Very effective, and comparable to higher end brands for a fraction of the price! While I didn't find it to be a miracle worker, it did the trick. Not very effective on cystic acne.
Sukhpreet D.
12 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It is a great product. It helped with my pimples. It basically dries them up thus causing them to shrink. The only downside for me was how when i fell asleep at night the product would sometimes come off and smear on the rest of my cheeks. The price is good. It not too expensive.
Trinity N.
Cupertino, CA
104 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I use this product when I have a breakout and my morning my pimples shrink or disappear altogether. I find that it is hard to carry around when I travel because I can't mix it.
Laura S.
Harrisburg, PA
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love this product, it works wonders on acne breakouts and clears them up overnight. I will admit that it is slightly odd to use, but once you get the hang of it you are set.
madalyn s.
corvallis, OR
63 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Wish I could give this more than 5 stars... At first I thought this was going to be a hyped product but it is amazing... I put it on any blemishes before I go to bed and they are gone the next morning!!!
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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