Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%


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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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Joyce S.
4 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It is a good product for acne. When applied on pimples it reduces the redness and size of the pimples. For some stubborn pimples it takes about a few days to reduce in side.
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The best spot cream I’ve ever used saw such a difference in just a month been using for probally about a year now and absolutely love just put on the clay and at the most ur spots gone in a week
13 reviews
The best product I ever have used! I swear by this. Great for targeting blemishes and even better for drying out ingrown hairs! I use this product for absolutely everything and it works wonders! The price is amazing, the smell is a little bit strong but definitely bearable for the overnight results that this product leaves.

TIP: DO NOT SHAKE THE BOTTLE. I like to apply this with a Q-tip, as all the active ingredients are the at the bottom of the bottle. You want to take the pink "goey like" substance and apply it to your problem area, whether that be a blemish or even an ingrown hair. I promise you that when you wake up in the morning it will have reduced inflammation, if not fully gotten rid of the blemish! 
The only downfall I will say, is that it does dry out your skin so ensuring that you hydrate your skin with a moisturizer before applying to the problematic areas will definitely be beneficial for you. 
Go go go and get this product if you are one who suffers with stubborn acne and ingrowns! The price is right and the product is ahhhhmazing! 
Brittany S.
2 reviews
This product is a miracle worker! It’s completely cleared up my pimples, redness and scarring after only 4 weeks of using it daily. So extremely happy with my purchase!
Andie S.
10 reviews
This drying lotion is the best of its kind - it really does work! I apply the lotion with the end of a cotton bud. I simply dip the end into the pink fluid and dab onto my worst areas where I feel I need it most. I use it before bed if I have a spot on the top of the skin / arriving on the skin, and by the morning it will have dramatically reduced in size. It is extremely affordable for the results you get. I got it from Urban Outfitters, with student discount, so I believe it costed me just £15. I have had it for over a month now and there is still a great deal of product left to use. I recommend this to everyone and anyone I meet - it's better than any serum or treatment I have received from my Doctor also. I recommend leaving the bottle upright, in order to keep the pink fluid at the bottom, as this is what you apply to the face. The only small downside with this product is that it isn't great for travelling as it is not possible to always keep the bottle upright, and hence, the pink fluid separates amongst the white liquid. Other than that, love it!
Zahara N.
New York
2 reviews
Nowadays, Acne represents a major problem for pretty much all the teenagers and adults also , It can be hard physically and emotionally,with the bully thing and all the negative things that people with major acne problem are forced to hear .
I , as a person who has suffer from acne , know exactly the struggle , I tried pretty much all the treatments but none of it worked , one day I was watching hudabeauty snaps and she also did suggest this mario badescu drying lotion it's a highly coveted acne treatment that refreshes and repairs the complexion effortlessly.

An excellent spot treatment made with a blend of Calamine and Salicylic Acid, Drying Lotion clears up and soothes unsightly whiteheads overnight without irritating the surrounding skin.

Suitable for all skin types, even those with the most sensitive of skin types, Drying Lotion provides immediate relief from break-outs and blemishes, making it a certified skincare must-have.

Revolutionising the way skincare professionals approach the treatment of acne, this innovative elixir is effortless to apply and delivers powerfully effective results whilst remaining gentle and soothing.
Good luck
Tatiana F.
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Doesn't work on my acne. It never did. Been trying this for ages when zit is growing but the skin is intact and nothing happens, not even reduction the inflammation.
Isabella F.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
holy grail !! Dries small spots up over night and acne in a few weeks. Whilst the smell is a little strong and the bottle is a bit inconvenient compared to other spot treatments , the product is incredible 
Keeley G.
1 review
amazing! very good for clearing up odd spots that i get! the packaging is nice and basic. Their products never fail to impress. Definitely worth the money and would pay again. Didn’t expect it to be so good but after seeing reviews i had to trust!
Ivanna Jane T.
Al Ain, UAE
181 reviews
I find that this dries out majority of my pimples overnight! But for slightly bigger ones, it might take 2 nights though. I love this product for spot treatments. Im
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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