Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%


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 1,248 Q&A

  • Would you apply moisturizer before or after applying this...4 Answers
  • does this really works? I want to buy.6 Answers
  • I’ve been thinking about getting this for a while but it’...6 Answers
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Reviews (8,292)
Q&A (405)
Media (370)
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
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
Emma B.
43 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This works so great and is so affordable!! DO NOT SHAKE. If you have sensitive skin it might sting but not too bad. I bought mine at ulta. But you can get it at a lot of other places. Would definitely reccomend.
Leea L.
Grovetown, GA
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
At times, I will get large stress acne spots that never really amount to anything. They're just annoying and very painful. This product dries up the acne spots within a night or two of use. Love it and will purchase again
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.
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
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.
Melissa A.
70 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product works so great if you just have a blemish pop up here and there if you put this on before make up and bedtime usually by the next day it's pretty much gone.
Merari M.
Watsonville , CA
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product was a bit tricky at first until I followed all directions.. this product is great for blemishes you want to get rid of right away!! One dab of the product and by the next day the blemish is dry and gone!
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 🙂
Gina d.
Branford, CT
202 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
About how long does this bottle last you?
Tina N.
61 reviews
Is this item worth the hype?
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!

Influenster Cashback
We recorded your visit.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

ULTA was opened in another window. If you made a purchase Cash Back will be automatically added to your Ebates account tomorrow.

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.