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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 Stars21%
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  • 2 Stars3%
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4.51 / 5 based on 8,078 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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Roxy M.
Northfleet , Kent
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product made my skin glow it had never been so healthy. It literally helped draw out all of my impurities and kept my skin looking young. I bought this product in urban outfitters for under £20. I think it's definitely worth the money and has lasted a very long time and the ingredients are also a little bit more natural.
Katie E.
4 reviews
WOW! this product is insane. all you do mistake a cotton swab and place it into the bottle to collect the pink liquid at the bottom. apply to a spot, and then go to sleep. The next morning i wake up and they are all gone! I was thats amazed i game it to my partner who suffers with acne and it cleared up his spots in just a few doses. Its defiantly worth the money.
Joseph H.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Was recomended this while working on a big budget film in 2014. I have had this in my kit ever since. Actors always are wearing loads of makeup day in and out. Their skin tends to flair up once in while becuase of the stress and long days in cosmetics. Put this on at the end of a long day, when you see something happening, and BAM ! Gone the next morning. 
Taylor B.
7 reviews
Love this stuff so much! I saw this on beauty bay and was a bit sceptical to begin with as I have used to many spot treatments in the past. This blew me away! I put this on when I can feel a blemish coming or on top of an existing blemish and by the next morning it is either gone or has reduced in size! Would highly recommend to anyone with acne prone skin!
Paulina P.
Toronto , ON
54 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Now this product is a lifesaver! If you're struggling with residual acne and small pimples, this product is perfect for your needs. A small amount dries out everything overnight! The formula comes in two phases that shouldn't be mixed. Be Careful if  you're intolerant to talc. 
Libby M.
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Amazing! Best drying lotion I have ever used I have sensitive combination skin so when I used this I was scared it would leave dry patches on my skin but to my surprise no traces where left just shake it up and use a cotton bud to the affected area I've told everyone I know about this and the people who tried it? They loved it great investment last a long time 
Danielle G.
6 reviews
The best spot treatment I have used in a long time! I have suffered with acne for 10+ years so I feel like I have tried and tested a lot of products! This lotion dries out a spot over night so the next morning you are left with a small scab, and with repeated use the area becomes flat and less redness. It's amazing! I want to try other products from the range.
Lynley B.
Hilliard, OH
199 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
If you have a blemish this is the closest this there is to a miracle cure. I've tried countless products to get of the ever dreaded pimple, but nothing seems to work quite like this. I can't imagine life without this product. I've used the Kate Somerville version of this, but I've found this one is far more effective. Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment
Tiffany J.
165 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is NOT drying lotion, this is " facial spray with aloe, herbs and rosewater"
I also tried to review "facial spray with aloe, cucumber and green tea", which you don't even have listed, so not sure where you get your knvertory from.
In any case, both of these products are amazing!!
Eltham , London
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Okay, I tried this but I'm still not convinced. I was using the Malin and Goetz drying lotion before and until now I think I might be going back to it. I bought mine at UO and I also purchased the Facial spray, which I totally love and will definitely buy again. So looking forward to try another things from the brand and will give this one another chance.   
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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