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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Gala R.
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Best product for acne, I have ever tried. It is kind of expensive, since is $17 for a small bottle, but it's worth it, perfect for under skin acne, it will reduce it visibly by using it one night, the only bad thing is it can dry your skin a little.
Amber H.
Knoxville, TN
14 reviews
This product was like a miracle worker the first month I used it. It cleared up acne spots quickly but after about a month it wasn't as effective. Now I use it a few times a month and the effects are fair.
Morgan F.
Orlando, FL
11 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This spot treatment is one of the best I've used. I'm used to my skin drying out when using these types of products but this one doesn't make my skin flake or dry!! I love it!!
Anastasia C.
17 reviews
I just bought this product for serious cystic acne that popped out of no where. I applied it as an overnight treatment, and within three days it was barely visible. I have a good feeling about this one!
Carley S.
Anderson, SC
104 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Seriously an amazing product! Can tell a huge difference after one use! Also, one bottle will last you a very long time!! Will definitely be purchasing this product again and again!
Alexandrea C.
Manchester, NH
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I didn't believe the hype but you all should. I finally broke down and grabbed this at ulta for cheap and I'm so glad I did. It demolished a monster zit on my chin over night.
Tonita V.
Robstown, TX
7 reviews
This product is a life saver!! If I have a blemish, I dabb this on it, and the next morning it seriously gets so small. It’s hardly noticeable and sometimes it even vanishes. 
Mitchelle M.
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
It does such a great job of clearing my skin from pimples. I just dab a little bit with a qtip over the pimple at night and the next day I wake up with it being almost gone
Kathia  R.
Miami, FL
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is AMAZING!!!! I apply it at night on any spots I have, and by the morning time things are clearing up! Really blown away by this product, would definitely repurchase it!
Jess H.
Milford, MA
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff is a life saver. It smells a little funky but that’s okay if it works. Just dip a q-tip into the pink and dab it on the pimple and sleep it away! The price is perfect too
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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