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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 8,082 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
Reviews (8082)
Q&A (357)
Media (356)
Lauren H.
Columbia, SC
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
People swear by this product and I’ve had mixed luck. Sometimes it gets the job done, sometimes it takes several nights of applying.

The smell is overwhelming and tends to be similar t burnt rubber. Not a fan.
Marie s.
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product has saved my skin, and really glad I purschased it. It truly gets rid of any acne on my face, you need just a little and put it on the spot the night before. You will wake up with it gone, good product to have in your skin care.
Mandy W.
Lynchburg, VA
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This stuff is THE TRUTH. For real, stick it on a pimple that is starting to rise, over night, and in the morning it has fallen in defeat! It doesn’t dry out your skin either. It is PHENOMENAL, and it’s a really great price!!
Nathalie L.
13 reviews
Very effective. Affordable, bought it for 17 dollars. I use t overnight and wake up with cleared skin. It stung at first, but then it stopped. Smells nice but a little strong, kind of like calamine and rubbing akchohol. I Would buy it again when it runs out.
Kimmy 🌻.
91 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This drying lotion has saved me in so many occasions! If I feel a pimple coming or one has sprouted over night I throw this on and it seriously dries that pimple and makes it disappear 😍 I recommend 100%!!!
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!
Antonella C.
Roswell , GA
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
10/10 I can not recommend this enough. I tried everything to get rid of my acne or at least the dark spots and when I got my hands on this brand I saw results in just 1 night of applying. Definitely worth the money because I️t really works!
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!
Karina O.
115 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product works miracles! This has been so great for little breakouts that I get. I put this on and by the next morning my pimples are gone! Def worth the money and will be buying more of this product.
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.
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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