Woah there, it looks like your browser is out of date.

To get the best experience, please update your browser.

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.

see more...

Top Questions See all 1,185 Q&A

  • does this really works? I want to buy.6 Answers
  • I’ve been thinking about getting this for a while but it’...6 Answers
  • Is it worth the price? And I’m not quite sure if I got it...5 Answers
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Reviews (8090)
Q&A (357)
Media (356)
Taylor A.
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
One of the best spot treatments I’ve ever used. It’s so awesome at decreasing inflammation and preventing pimples (especially cystic acne) from getting to big and really helps to clear them up over night.
Eliesha D.
Evans, GA
128 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Love this product for on the spot treatment of pimples. It’s not super harsh or burning and doesn’t make my skin dry. I apply at night and in the morning the pimple is gone. This has been a life changer!!
Nicole M.
99 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
It’s amazing how well this stuff works.. i put it on with a qtip before bed and wake up to the pimple nearly gone! works best on whiteheads.. if you have under the surface pimples use the buffering lotion!
Solanye C.
Miami, FL
2 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Awesome product! I apply it on the affected area at night and when I wake up in the morning it is completely dry. The only con I find is that it can make your skin a little dry but I just apply moisturizer in the morning and I’m good to go!
Shelby B.
mill city
62 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is my holy grail product it really does work overnight! It’s very simple to use (don’t shake it!!) and go to sleep and you’ll see results in the morning. It’s perfect for break outs. I love this stuff
Kickfull T.
Wolcott, CT
89 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Use this every night for your acne and face errors 😍 you skin will be so clear especially when used with the acne cleanser. The price is a little up there but trust me it’s worth the $17 dollars . It can make any huge zit go away in a night
adrian a.
11 reviews
Mario Badescu drying lotion is one of my all time favorite acne get aways! I use it every single night, and it had never let me down if i have an acne spot on my face! This is the perfect acne treatment!
Megs ☀.
23 reviews
This stuff literally saves lives. I had a huge cystic pimple coming in and out this on overnight and it decreased tremendously and was completely gone within days instead of a week+ with other products! If you have acneic skin, BUY THIS!
Elisabeth B.
Tallahassee, FL
122 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
It does what it says it does, dry! If you have a fresh blemish, put this on it and the next morning it’ll be half the size. I only use the tiniest amount of this when I need it, and it really does work!
Logan S.
Pittsburgh, PA
69 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
When I heard of the product I wanted to know how it would work. This is very effective. There is a small burn but the blemish goes right away. I use it on small blemishes before they become problematic
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?

Sign up to join our community!

BackInfluenster Cashback
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

Please confirm your email.
If you have an existing Ebates account, make sure to enter your Ebates email

6 characters minimum. Password must consist of letters, at least 1 number and 1 special character.