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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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4.51 / 5 based on 8,091 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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  • Is it worth the price? And I’m not quite sure if I got it...5 Answers
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Kim P.
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love this product. Quite pricey but considered to be the Kate Somervilles dupe this is def a bang for your buck! U will def c a diff the next day. Apply with a cotton swab. Do not shake it up or redip the cotton swab into the bottle. I put it on active pimples and if there's any left I dab onto some of my scars. After that I layer some aloe Vera gel on top and the next morning you will c some diff!
Caitlin T.
Saskatoon, SK
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
A simple classic.  Every brilliant beauty enthusiast i know has this in her cabinet of goodies.  Started used it years ago and will never stop.  So effective and so reasonably priced.  It is a gem of a product and cures all those little blemishes over night.  Perfection!
Chantelle W.
East bowling , Bradford
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I tried this product out as I saw reviews on here about how good it was and I was struggling with breakouts! It is literally amazing what a life saver from the first use the spots look much calmer and give it a couple of days and there completely gone! I bought it online at ASOS it is a little pricey but honestly is worth it and I would deffo recommend and will be purchasing again.
Elisha J.
Portobello Street, Hull
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is AMAZING! It gets rid of your spots so fast! The packing is so sleek looking and looks lovely on your bathroom side. I bought mine from Beauty bay online I believe and I couldn’t fault it at all!
Aoibhín L.
Carrickvale Avenue, Lurgan
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I've been using this for a few months now for my skin. Espically on those spots that are hard to shift and don't want to pop incase they leave scars. To be honest I don't see the whole big hype about this product. Yes it's good but I get the same effect if I put a dab a bit of toothpaste on my spots like the old fashioned way.
monica j.
8 reviews
This product works, as it dries out your problem areas within the night. Although it doesn’t disappear overnight as what some youtubers state. Depending on how large your problem area is. I would recommend this product to those whom want to help make your problem area disappear a bit quicker than usual.
caro l.
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The drying lotion really dries out a pimple after popping it but I personally have more problems with little pumps on my face and not with red pimples so it doesn't help with that.
•• N.
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It really does dry out the blemish and if anything is still left after you have squeezed the zit, this product will definitely help bring all the junk out to the surface. I would buy this again, i think its suitable for all skintypes. I think it has a fair price aswell. 
Paige F.
Cantley, Doncaster
6 reviews
This stuff drys up my spots and also helps prevent getting future ones. I don't like to use it all the time as it is quite strong, but I do use it when I can see something coming or have a spot and it does get rid of it. Do recommend getting if you have problems with spots!
Jenna B.
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I was sceptical of this product because of the price. But this stuff works miracles. Completely reduces red spots. I do get really bad break outs and this stuff has just saved my life. Be sure not to shake the bottle, it doesn't work if you mix up the powder and the liquid.
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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