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.

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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Kaylie A.
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
By far the best spot treatment I have ever used! I was a fan of the essential oils blend for acne but the spot treatment from Mario badescu diminishes acne spots to nothing overnight!
Courtney V.
Moncks Corner, SC
159 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I've tried this product a lot over the past few months and I just don't notice it working. I know some people swear by it but it's not worth the $17 in my opinion.
2 reviews
Honestly this stuff is magic I'm so glad tp have discovered this. I've been using it for a while now and repeatedly purchising this at my local Ulta. It is highly effective and all my friends are hooked on it as well.
Michelle & Rachel W.
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
At night, I will use this drying lotion when I have any breakouts on my skin.  This product seems to do a pretty good job at drying out the breakouts.  
Cammi M.
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love, Love, LOVE this product. I put it on my spots at night before bed and it clears my whiteheads by the morning. This product is totally worth the cost and lasts me nearly a year.
Danielle V.
Tullahoma, TN
6 reviews
This product really works wonders over night! I sometimes get cystic acne and even then it really helps reduce inflammation, redness, and clears my skin quickly!
Cindy P.
Naples, FL
21 reviews
Amazing for acne. Keeps pimples under control and sometimes even gets rid of them over night! I usually put it on when I feel a pimple coming under the skin and it clears it all up
Caitlin B.
5 reviews
This product has seriously been a life saver for me. I have hormonal breakouts every month and this drying lotion is very helpful in keeping those breakouts to a minimum.
Emma R.
7 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff WORKS WONDERS!! Best spot treatment i've ever used. Strong but effective. I put it on all of my acne after I wash my face at night and most of the time it's decreased or pretty much gone in the morning. I love it
Jackie D.
San Gabriel, CA
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is fantastic. At night I put a q tip in it and spot treat all of my active blemishes and places where I can tell blemishes are about to grow. It is significantly smaller the next morning. I will continue to use to product for as long as they make it
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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