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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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4.51 / 5 based on 8,096 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
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lindsey s.
132 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This product is hyped for a reason. I have battled acne for many years and besides prescription spot treatment, not much has been successful in shrinking/preventing my spots. But this product is incredible and within 1-2 days my spots are gone if not shrunken incredibly. I just dip a cotton swab through the liquid into the sediment and apply the sediment/cream directly to my spots (if you haven’t read the bottle, DO NOT SHAKE). Be careful not to apply to broken skin because the ingredients meant to dry your pimps out (isopropyl alcohol) will burn. I would highly highly recommend this to anyone with stubborn acne or even just a couple of whiteheads. Just note—if you have cystic acne, check out the Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion instead or with the Drying Lotion. As long as I have skin, I’ll be repurchasing the Drying Lotion!
Nathaly A.
Garfield, NJ
9 reviews
The Mario badescu drying lotion is an amazing product for those stubborn breakouts that show up un invited in the worst moments possible. Whenever I get a blemish or feel one coming I just dab some of this drying lotion on it overnight and wake up with my blemish a little smaller and less noticeable. The blemish is still there however the product helps it go away sooner than expected which is amazing. I purchased mine at lord and Taylor but that's not the only place it's sold. You can find the Mario badescu drying lotion in stores such as Nordstrom, urban outfitters, ulta, and many more locations. I simply can't live without this product after have trying it I'll never go back to any other drugstore blemish treatment such as one that I used in the past by clean and clear which works quite good as well; however nothing compares to my new found love and appreciation for the Mario badescu drying lotion.
Nicole C.
63 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I’m someone that struggle with acne and this stuff works amazing. I use it every night before I go to bed and wash it off the next morning. It is a little expensive but I think it’s worth it.
Nava B.
Morgan Hill, CA
8 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This used to be my go to product for breakouts.  It would literally clear a breakout overnight. But, I guess they changed the formula because no it does nothing.
Cayleen C.
242 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is amazing!!!! You can really see results come in after sleeping with one night!!! This dryin lotion has stopped so much acne problems for me and has also prevented the growth of pimples! At first the product may sting to the pimple but it is normal ! You will i promise you see a result in deduction of pus and size by the next morning! You can sleep through this mask which is amazing! I bought this product at Ulta for roughly less than 20 dollars and let’s just say I’ve been using it everyday for 2 months and still haven’t finished half way through it!!!! It is so worth it!!!! It works on all skin types and I do have sensitive skin but it did not irritate or dry it too much! I would recommend this product along with their moisturizers and sprays for working progress! From a person who had bad acne to almost no acne I recommend this product to everyone!!!
Erin D.
Trenton, NJ
80 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Zip zap gone pimples. Works like a charm. Just don't shake it. Dip straight down into the pink with a q tip. Dab on pimples go to be, wake up and pop those suckers.
stephanie g.
New york, Ny
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is literally a miracle in a bottle whenever I get a pimple that’s the first thing I put on it . And I get results literally in a few hours my pimple had dried up and shrunk.
Hey C.
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is actually a miracle! Put it on at night and in the morning, your pimple will be significantly smaller. The price kept me away for awhile, but it is worth it. I recommend!
Savannah B.
Katy, TX
149 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Found out about this from Kylie Jenner Snapchat screenshotted and decided to try for myself. Now any time my skin is inflamed u just fall asleep with this on and it's fine when i wake up
Gabby W.
3 reviews
This stuff is absolutely AMAZING! Gets rid of all my pimples as they come in. Lives up to the hype and totally worth it. I saw so many reviews on this and had to try it, great purchase.
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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