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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.51 / 5 based on 8,090 Reviews


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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  • does this really works? I want to buy.6 Answers
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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Reviews (8090)
Q&A (357)
Media (356)
Arlem D.
Lemon Grove, CA
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Love hate relationship with this product! For some reason there's days were it works and days were it does not!! Not sure why this happens
Stephanie A.
Miami, FL
29 reviews
This helped heal my breakouts overnight!
I would not recommend it on open wounds because it will burn. But Definetly an overnight miracle!
Jasmina H.
Skokie, IL
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is great. I use it as a spot treatment. I suffer from hormonal acne so during that time of the month i put this on and zap those zits
Alyssa M.
Bronx, NY
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
My fave! Had this little bottle forever. Dries up my zits in no time. I put it on before bed and the next morning I see a huge difference.
Jordanna B.
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Hard to say how I feel about this product. It's definitely effective but everytime I spot treat it seems like it leaves a mark on my skin.
Stephanie P.
Los Angeles, CA
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Absolutely the best clears blemishes quickly but just use it when you are not going anywhere because makes you look like you had poison ivy 
Kamille D.
Olympia, WA
294 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This stuff works! It really dries out those unexpected big pimples when it is time of the month. I like how this always go on sale as well.
Casey F.
E Waterford, PA
83 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This product did absolutely nothing for my breakups. Its definitely not worth the price, I've had better luck with drugstore acne solutions
Adriana E.
Las vegas, NV
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product. You only need a little bit! I usually put it at night on my pimple and when o wake up its gone! This stuff is amazing!
Nicole M.
Tampa, FL
210 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I had two large pimples that wouldn't go away. I used this over night and they went away immediately Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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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