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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Sarah P.
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I used this product bc I saw Kylie Jenner using it. It honestly didn't totally dry out my zits like I expected it to, and the bottle dried out before I could finish using it - and it's pricey for that to happen.
Addy B.
17 reviews
This does make my blemishes noticeably smaller the next day after application. I recommend not applying too much as it will dry out your skin. It works best if you apply it as soon as you feel a breakout coming on.
Karlie K.
Saint John, IN
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff works amazing! It definitely is strong and does sting. Smells super strong, but works great overnight. A little goes a long way. I’m obsessed, perfect for blemishes that pop up. Definitely worth the buy!
Alexia D.
Lake Worth, FL
130 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
A makeup artist's staple. A q-tip dab overnight and whatever blemish was forming is gone. It's inexpensive, good quality and tried and true. Try this! I recommend spot-treating only as it can dry out skin.
Emily H.
Bellevue, WA
7 reviews
I use this as spot treatment when I have any pimples. I'll apply it overnight and by the next day its gone. I use it with a qtip and just put a small amount and dab it on my pimple. 
Jamie M.
los angeles
10 reviews
I really like this drying lotion. Once you see a any pimple forming on your face you can go ahead and put this on and it will disappear the next day!!! I'm telling you I would totally recommend this to anyone
Megan S.
Hilton Head, SC
100 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff is as close as it gets to magic. Holy moly. Without a doubt there's a difference from a pimple overnight. My painful deep pimples dry out and there's a vast difference.
Shannon W.
Centreville, VA
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is perfect for spot treatments. I usually put this on spots before bed and wash it for in the morning. Definitely worth the cost. It sort of tingles when you first apply but you can tell it is working.
Molly M.
Pittsburgh, PA
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Obsessed with this stuff!!! Just a little dab on a zit will clear it up by morning. The smell is oberwhelmingly pungent, but it's worth it for what the product does. 10/10 recommend. 
Karla L.
La Puente, CA
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This drying lotion really does wonders. Apply it right before bed and the next day you wake up feeling amazing because your acne has went down. It's that amazing. It comes with a lot of product but I will be re purchasing.
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
217 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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