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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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4.51 / 5 based on 8,074 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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Stephanie K.
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It’s AMAZING! this product dries up pimples overnight. Stings a little bit but effectively gets rid of big pimples without over drying my skin. I bought it at ulta! 
Angelina S.
9 reviews
I use this whenever I feel a pimple coming on or just whenever there is an actual pimple on my face. It is the absolute best it makes my pimple go away over night. This drying lotion is a savior.
Vanne C.
13 reviews
Helps with my pimples. I absolutely love this product. It helps me so much. It’s gentle in the skin. It only drys the pimple out. This is very effective. For being a first time user it works great. I would totally buy this again I love it!!! I recommend this to anyone.
Krista W.
24 reviews
This drying lotion is my absolute go to when it comes to getting rid of my acne. I use a Q-tip and put it on right before bed. It sucks the pimples dry over night. 
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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