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
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Isa W.
21 reviews
AMAZING!!! Just apply some of the pink stuff on your whiteheads at night and wash it off the next morning!! This is the first time using it and I’m definitely gonna buy it again! It shows amazing results after JUST ONE DAY!!!
Bethanie G.
Island Brow, St Helens
104 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This product is a life saver! It really does help to dry and get rid of spots quicker. A little products goes a long way. The only issue is it may dry your skin out a little but nothing a little bit of moisturiser won’t help!
sloan p.
Airdrie, AB
232 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Purchased at: Amazon
I absolutely love this, it’s probably my newest holy grail. I put this on the night before, and my pimples are noticeably smaller/ or gone the next day! I highly recommend this, I will definitely repurchase when I run out!
Laraib Z.
68 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Amazing product to battle out acne. However it can become very drying hence the name and leave your skin with dry patches and more dry then usual. This is good for acne but can leave your skin dry. Lasted me a few months.
kate d.
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I really like this product however I don’t think it clears skin overnight. I would say you have to use it for a few nights at least. I have noticed a difference in the time it takes for a spot to disappear is quicker since using this but not instant.
Cybeee C.
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is a lifesaver!! I just love how it completely lessens inflamed pimples and redness. Perfect for emergency cases when you have to look good the next day! Been using it for years and it never fails!
 this product has cleared up my skin so much as this little  while I have been suffering from teenage acne. i would  recommend this product to anyone who has been suffering with acne or pimples.
Linda Iveth L.
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Esta locion es la maravilla de las maravillas, te desaparece los granos por completo, tienen que probarla, ultra mega recomendado, Ojalá pudiese probar otra vez productos así.
Sanjida A.
Gabalfa, Cardiff
129 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Bought this with the facial spray after hearing so many reviews about it! It's so little yet it lays ages because you only need a little. A little pricey but since it lasts forever you can't go wrong here.
Niki C.
Warwick, Warwickshire
5 reviews
I have suffered for such a long time with hormonal breakouts. I always got whiteheads popping up just when you didn't want them around the mouth/chin area. I decided to give this stuff a try after trying pretty much every spot treatment out there...and thank goodness I did! This little bottle has been a godsend. If I feel a pimple on its way I can stop it dead in it's tracks with an application of this. If I already have a breakout, I can apply this and overnight they will shrink down and dry up like nothing I've used before. If they're not gone in one night, they'll be really fine by the second. I can't recommend it enough. It does mean you have little pink bits of the lotion on your face so this is definitely an overnight kind of thing, not for daytime. Also, initial application can be confusing, you actually need to let the bottle settle and let the pink go to the bottom - not shake it up as you may expect. Then you want to dip in a cotton bud/Q tip ensuring you get both the pink and clear lotion on there and simply dab it directly on to the pimple. Yeah ok - so you look kinda silly for the night, I promise you when you wake up and that spot is gone you'll be thankful :)
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
217 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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