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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 8,082 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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Laura M.
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
If I could give this any more stars I would! This is MAGIC. I simply dap a bit on the effective area before I go to bed, or if I’m just pottering around the house and let it work it’s magic. The improvement just after one use is amazing, and it doesn’t irritate the skin.
Emily M.
2 reviews
I’ve used this product for a couple of months and I find it does make a difference. If you have a spot pop up all of a sudden, just dab a bit of it on before you go to bed and the redness and inflammation should have died down.  Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Molly L.
Acklam, Malton
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I honestly couldn't live without this product. It is worth the money and completely clears up any spots or acne that you have. It last a very long time and is such an incredible product. I suffer with bad acne and this did absolute wonders. Couldn't recommend it more.
Soupeara B.
184 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I dont have acne but I have been using this as spot treatment (ever since Kylie Jenner raved about it) and it does live to its expectations. The only reason I have not given it a full 5 stars is that its a bit pricey and my pure tea tree oil pretty much does the same as this drying lotion for a fraction of the price.
Alice G.
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love this product!!! Clears up any spot, takes a few days to work but this is incredible for spots and I do think it’s worth the price lovely lovely lovely! Make sure not to shake as the product loses it’s function great with the other Mario acne skin care products💜
laura g.
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff is a miracle worker for spots! Whenever I get one I just dab abit on and go to sleep and by morning it has gone down in size! The drying lotion also reduced the redness of spots too and I also use it on spot scars as it reduces the redness on scars too!
Finonacci K.
Winnipeg, MB
95 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This product does help drying out the pimples. I sleep with a dot of this on my pimple and it does help reduce the size by the next morning but I’m the type of person who gets loads of pimples and this lotion is not a permanent fix. Overall, still a nice product.
Fildzah F.
53 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Got a really high expectation when i try this product because my friend's review said that it works like magic but when i use this i can feel that my acne started to dry but not really dry honestly i hope that i dries my acne superfast because my friend said so
Vivien F.
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I've always had slight acne prone skin. I believe this product was pretty effective and helped fight spots that were giving me trouble, in no time. I bought the product from a beauty website based in Germany. I would totally buy this again, any day I could.
Chloe G.
204 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Really liked this! It worked very well on my spots and was good how you can leave it on over night. It may be small but it lasts a very long time! Ive had mine for a while and its no where near empty. Worth a try as it does help your skin and its affordable. I got mine off beautybay
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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