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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.51 / 5 based on 8,096 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
Reviews (8096)
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Radhika P.
Stoke on trent
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This immediately kills acne and reduces the size of pimples drastically! I would highly recommend this product for a quick, easy, and effective technique to clean acne pimples!
Ashley Q.
West Lothian , Bathgate
69 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Fantastic for any small break outs you may be having especially when it's that time of the month. Works quickly and effectively, definitely a product that I can't live without! Would recommend this 100%
Lindsay A.
toronto , ON
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
AMAZING! If you get whiteheads or big red pimples this is a must. it dries out in 1-2 wears and mine has lasted forever despite how often i use it. will definitely buy again.
Darianne K.
Gillingham, Kent
9 reviews
I discovered the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion when it was endorsed by several celebrities, something which would ordinarily make me skeptical. I decided to give it a try anyway, purchasing it online from Beauty Bay. I have just two qualms with this product; the bottle is unexpectedly small for the price (1oz) so is easy to get through quickly, and I didn't feel that the instructions for use were made clear enough when purchasing the product. The bottle is not meant to be shaken before use, something which I only discovered after watching Youtube videos on the application of the product. Aside from these issues, the product does work EXTREMELY well! Just a dab of this on a pimple before bed will cause it to lessen significantly over night. For particularly large/stubborn pimples, you may need to use the product over two nights. A very strong smelling, but effective product
Miya L.
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is great for removing any redness of spots and reduces the spots size over time. One of the best treatments for getting rid of spots hygenically and efficiently. 
Chelsea B.
6 reviews
Great for those pesky pimples and spots that pop up all of a sudden!! Applied it after my normal skincare routine overnight. Let it work its magic and wake up with less redness and nearly gone spots!!
Andrhea C.
11 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Great for getting rid of small and upcoming pimples, doesn't irritate the skin at all. Packaging is very clear so you can see where how far to dip your q-tip in. Definitely would recommend to others.
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is a product that everyone needs. If you get a spit and apply this to it. The spot will either be gone or greatly reduced by morning. Love this and have used for years.
Stella G.
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff is theeeeee best! This will clear a pimple in 10 minuets. This product completes the job fast, and doesn’t leave your skin damage with peeling skin or dark marks.
Shannon C.
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Product is amazing! Stops blemishes turning into a problem over night! I will always repurchase this. Great price for the amount of product. And the packaging is so sleek!
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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