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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 8,090 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.

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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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ali P.
5 reviews
One of my ABSOLUTE favorite products! Friends are asking to borrow it constantly and it clears up my acne over night, I use for spot treatment when I see acne appearing. Def would recommend!
Amanda B.
Redding, CT
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I love MB products! This has been my go-to spot treatment for almost 10 years! Exfoliate/wash your face & apply with a Qtip to problem areas before bed. Great results!
Teal B.
Jefferson , GA
156 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
BEST ACNE SPOT TREATMENT EVER. This stuff is literally magic. If you suffer from random spots this is the stuff you need. It's a great price and I think it smells great!
Tammy A.
Vienna, IL
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Seemed to dry up any acne spots a little faster that normal. But beware of the very strong smell. Purchased from Ulta and would consider repurchasing. For the price it's worth giving it a try.
gloria t.
54 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This may work on smaller blemishes but for big painful breakouts, it just kind of burns. I use the drying cream instead.
it also smells very strongly. Not good smelling.
Lexie B.
York, PA
28 reviews
I don't exactly know how to use the product but now after reading some reviews I know how to use and will definitely be retrying it and coming back to let yall know
andjela C.
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Heard great things, so I bought it at urban outfitters. But it smells really strong and isn't my favorite. For the price point it does well though. Just annoying to have to sleep with it on
Audrey L.
Magnolia, NJ
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Excellent for putting on hard to get rid of under the skin zits. My pimples stay half the time they normally would have. It dries them out and brings them to a head.
Josie A.
10 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This stuff is really good don't get me wronge but it is really drying If you use it more than ounce a day- I recommend the eratikate from Kate Summerville for an on spot acne treatment. This stuff really clears your skin
Alyssa S.
West Linn, OR
20 reviews
Amazing product. I put it on before bed, and just wash it off in the morning. I use it for spot treatment. It isn't too harsh for my skin, and helps clear up any troubles I feel coming.
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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