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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  • Would you apply moisturizer before or after applying this...4 Answers
  • Does this irritate your skin?4 Answers
  • does this really works? I want to buy.6 Answers
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Tammy A.
Vienna, IL
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Seemed to dry up any acne spots a little faster that normal. But beware of the very strong smell. Purchased from Ulta and would consider repurchasing. For the price it's worth giving it a try.
Teal B.
Jefferson , GA
156 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
BEST ACNE SPOT TREATMENT EVER. This stuff is literally magic. If you suffer from random spots this is the stuff you need. It's a great price and I think it smells great!
lexie r.
7 reviews
this dries up your pimples and makes them go away almost completely overnight. i definitely think it's worth the money because you get a couple months out of it. i would recommend it to others
Audrey L.
Magnolia, NJ
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Excellent for putting on hard to get rid of under the skin zits. My pimples stay half the time they normally would have. It dries them out and brings them to a head.
Abby E.
Wilder, KY
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Dries my acne out and leaves them flat and colorless! Love putting this on either all day or when I'm sleeping because it drastically reduces the lifespan of my acne!
Josie A.
10 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This stuff is really good don't get me wronge but it is really drying If you use it more than ounce a day- I recommend the eratikate from Kate Summerville for an on spot acne treatment. This stuff really clears your skin
Alyssa S.
West Linn, OR
20 reviews
Amazing product. I put it on before bed, and just wash it off in the morning. I use it for spot treatment. It isn't too harsh for my skin, and helps clear up any troubles I feel coming.
Leea L.
Grovetown, GA
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
At times, I will get large stress acne spots that never really amount to anything. They're just annoying and very painful. This product dries up the acne spots within a night or two of use. Love it and will purchase again
Samantha D.
Clermont, FL
17 reviews
Put this on a blemish the moment you feel it coming and you'll be glad you did! This lotion draws out any impurities and dries out the pimple asap! Love this stuff :)
Angelica Renae D.
86 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
this is a holy grail product of mine. i apply this on problematic pimples and leave it on overnight, in the morning i wash my face and the pimple has noticeably gone down in size. the smell of this is quite strong and smells a bit like mint, but it still tolerable, even for a person like me who gets headaches from strong scents. when the product dries down, the scent becomes less prominent.
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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