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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
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  • 2 Stars3%
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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
  • I’ve been thinking about getting this for a while but it’...6 Answers
  • 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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Maisie C.
13 reviews
This product WORKS. I find it works best when a spot hasn't yet risen to the very surface of your skin. If I feel that a spot is starting to appear, I will make sure I put this lotion onto it as soon as possible and it guarantees that said spot has no chance to make an appearance! The only thing I dislike is that it makes the skin around the blemish very dry the next day, but I just make sure to moisturise excessively in that area to solve this.
Jade L.
13 reviews
I find this product sometimes works amazingly and other times does nothing! I don't know whether it's because of when I apply it or what but sometimes it's frustrating. I have acne-prone skin and for the most part if I catch a blemish when it's popping up in time, it will totally get rid of it! But sometimes I find the blemish still pops up and continues to be a pain in the butt!
Megan F.
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Every night, I wash my face and simply dip a cotton swab straight into the bottle and straight out, I then apply it on as many spots as i can and DO NOT re use that same cotton swab. I do this on all of my spots and then wash it off in the morning. I have been using this for about 2 weeks and already I can see a difference, although not majorly, it has helped. The redness has decreased and my spots have shrunk. This product is definitely worth it ✨
Grace C.
1 review
This has been my skin saviour! This miracle lotion has reduced my spots just overnight & prevents new breakouts appearing. Not only is a pretty & pink but it's affordable & lasts weeks & weeks. A staple to my skin care routine & something that I will always re-purchase.
chloe j.
Central avenue, Telford
8 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Stop what you're doing! And go and buy this drying lotion! I couldn't live without it and don't know what I ever did before it! If anyone out there struggles with blemishes like I do then you need this product. Whenever I have something brewing under the skin I pop this on with a cotton bud before bed and in the morning it's either significantly smaller or completely gone! 
Dara J.
139 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I think this product works well however I have a medicated cream that works better for me. Do not put this on and open impel or cut pimple it will burn like no tomorrow it says it on the bottle wooops it has a strong smell and dries nicely on the skin. Great product and worth the price. I bought this at the store Anthropologie because this brand is hard to come by in Canada
Agnes L.
Atlanta , GA
177 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I've seen a lot of YouTubers going on about this so I thought I'd try it out seeing as I do get some really bad acne. I MOST definitely understand what the hypes about. I've had a few under the skin type of spots and the next day it's just a red dot. I've had acne cream from the doctors and none of them have worked as good as this. Worth all the money you pay for it. Wouldn't love without it
Rachel E.
6 reviews
They say that good things come in small packages and they weren't lying! Mario Badescu's Drying Lotion has been my saviour for the last few years, managing to dry up zits overnight. Following the theme of the all-white packaging within the range, it definitely doesn't shy away from the high standards that Mario Badescu set as a company. I would definitely purchase again!  
Aimée B.
Toronto, ON
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is the best product for problem zits! A little bit goes a long way, and a dab before bedtime seriously reduces size and redness overnight. Definitely exceeded expectations when I first used it, and have gone back time and time again when a little guy rears his ugly head (usually when I least need a pimple in my life *ahem* my birthday party this year). Works wonders!
Renee T.
2 reviews
The drying lotion is brillaint because as I am a teen I tend to struggle with my skin with spots and blemishes and I have particularly oily skin and spots are hard to get rid off! Just pop the lotion on before bed and it drys out any oils and sooths the spot and it goes down leaving no scaring or irritaition! For the price is good  if you are impressed by its performance. 
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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