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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Amy K.
10 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I had severe acne for 6 years. I tried 4 different medications and after 6 months of being on roaccutane, finally my acne disappeared. However I still get the odd break out, nothing as severe as the acne I had. This product is my favourite product to use when I get these break outs. Super affordable, easy to use and no really strong chemical smell. 10/10!
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.   
Isis P.
10 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
When I used this I didn't see results overnight. My zit just shrunk a little and the redness was still there. I saw result after two days when my zit flattened but the redness was still there. When I put it on it kinda felt tingy which I think is a sign that its working. This product is great for flattening acne fast but not in getting rid of the redness.
Thea V.
2 reviews
this product is one of my holy grails , if i could only have one item in my skin care rutine its this. the fact that it can get rid of any spot over 1 or 2 nights is just amazing and its not like any other acne treatment its not harsh on the skin actually the complete opposite and it works amazing on my oily skin , would go crazy without this product  !!
Kahmilla C.
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product. I dries out pimples overnight and works wonders. It is a bit pricy but it lasts a very long time because you only need small amount. Be careful if you have picked at your pimple because if the skin is broken then IT STINGSSSS like a lot so that is the only thing to watch out for. It also says this on the bottle but watch out for that.
Kelsey C.
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product does such a great job at minimising the appearance of blemishes. I can always rely on this product to shrink and dry out any breakouts. I am a repeat user and recommend this product to anyone who says they have skin issues. The only con to this product is that it can get a little messy sometimes as the powder sometimes flakes off as it dries. 
Brittany L.
Mannville, AB
131 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I only gave this Prost for Stars because r REALLY does what it is supposed to. When you put it on a acne spot it will definitely dry it the area and heal the acne in a hurry. Be careful to only get the product on the acne or you could get a dry spot on your skin. I will continue to use, buy and love this product but for a first timer, make sure to only use on the problem area.
Anna M.
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Three words; amazing, amazing, amazing! Putting this over my spots in the evening before I go to bed. When I wake up the next morning the pimples is dryer then the Sahara desert. If it's not completely dried out, it's definitely ready to pop easy and painless. Recommend this to anyone who struggles with a little acne. Goodbye spots, hello clear skin!
Hannah K.
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is my saviour when I'm having problems with my skin. I have used it for a few years now and it really helps diminish my blemishes. I just apply it at night after my skincare routine and wash it off in the morning. Some blemishes disappear over night and some need a couple treatments from it - none the less, it's a great product! I highly recommend
Kiran K.
14 reviews
I really like this product as it has cleared up my acne prone skin almost completely. I had heard many good reviews about it before using for the first time but was skeptical to try because of my sensitive skin, however it proved to be successful in what it is advertised to do. I have purchased this product many times from Beauty Bay's online website.
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 🙂
Gina d.
Branford, CT
202 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
About how long does this bottle last you?
Tina N.
61 reviews
Is this item worth the hype?
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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