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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Julia B.
10 reviews
This is a blessing. Put it on right before i go to bed by using a Q-tip and put it on my pimples and they are gone the next day. Got mine at nordstrom rack and is very gentle. 
Kalen M.
8 reviews
This has been a life saver when i was in my younger years,i still use it for random breakouts or pimples. I would recommend this to a friend that needs a remedy immediately 
Melanie R.
17 reviews
I use this on my pimples every night before bed. It dries them out before I wake up in the morning. It doesn't clear them entirely but it definitely speeds up the process.
Martha T.
Oxnard, CA
1 review
Works wonders! I was going on a date early morning but I had a huge zit.. left it on over night & next morning wasnt so bad! Loved the packaging & the fact that it was pink! Will definitely be buying again! I would totally recommend this to anyone. Wont let you down!!
Martha R.
Woodlake, CA
97 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Love this so much. At first it did string but after a few minutes it was just fine. It works really good on those pimples that don't wann a go away and in coming pimples.
Samantha M.
Orlando, FL
9 reviews
THIS STUFF ACTUALLY WORKS!!!!! TOTALLY WORTH BUYING!! as soon as i put the product on it has like a tingling feeling like it works! i have breakouts and this controls them and im in love and i will forever buy this !
Tammy L.
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I like this lotion and I use it from time to time before I apply my makeup or after I cleanse my face. I don’t think it is a must have but it is useful in hydrating your face.
Gisel A.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I apply this to any acne I see before bed and when I wake up I can see a difference it's already smaller. My favorite acne produc. Bought this at ulta. Packaging is cute. 
Kellie M.
Louisville, KY
89 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Smells terrible but gets the job done like nothing else. Salicylic acid never did much for my skin but after trying this I found out sulfur is the way to go for me- always does the trick!
Jenna K.
219 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I love this product because it's effective but does not dry out the skin. I use this immediately when I begin to break out and I find it really works and it works quickly.
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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