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
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Jadiena D.
268 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I don't get a lot of acne but when I get, this is my go to product to stop the acne to blow up. It's a little bit pricey but it's worth the money. I bought in Anthropologie. It was $18.00.
Angie M.
Wildomar, CA
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is my all time favorite acne spot treatment! You put this over any red spots or little pimples and they will be gone in the morning! This cream has saved my life multiple times! I need to buy more asap since I've used so much
Hannah G.
Ardsley, NY
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I like this. It smells not great, but its super effective. After just a few days it shrunk the size of my pimples. Its not very effective for deep rooted pimples, but good for white heads
Taylor W.
1 review
use this almost ever night to dry out blemishes. works wonders! it's not too drying and is very effective. it lasts a long time because a little goes a long way. many of my friends also use this product and enjoy it.
Katie G.
Tuckahoe, NY
20 reviews
I wouldn't say this is a miracle product since it takes 2 to 3 nights of continual use to see a reduction in my blemish but it gets the job done without over drying the rest of my face.
ellen 💋.
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I got really bad acne from switching off/on birth control IN A TWO WEEK period. It lasted 7 months. I finally bought this and it helped overnight. I use it still when I get pop ups from period acne
Hana A.
Chicago, IL
62 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Helps shrink random zits that randomly appear. Not as instantly gratifying as the reviews said. I also hate that the calamine was visible even after drying. However it is gentle and easy to apply

Marsha A.
Livermore, CA
73 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is the best spot treatment I've ever used! If you need a good spot treatment to dry up fresh zits, this one is perfect. I follow it up with a good moisturizer in the morning and I'm so thrilled that I have it a try.
Joanne H.
52 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
My favorite for pimples! I put a little over my pimple before bed and when I wake up its gone! Unless it's one of those big ones then that takes a few days but this stuff really works!
Dyani H.
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I really do like this product, but it doesn't seem to be my miracle product. Although it does clear up a breakout in about two days, it doesn't zap it away overnight like everyone raves.
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
217 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?

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