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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 8,090 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 (8090)
Q&A (357)
Media (356)
Emily C.
4 reviews
I think this product is very effective and clears my breakouts over night. The only thing I would say is that it is quite messy and may rub off during the night. However, overall if I do not sleep in the product it seems to dry out any blemishes almost instantly.
Hannah D.
6 reviews
Awesome product! All of Mario Badescus products are very nice. This is useful for moderate to severe oil and greases. It's best when you wake up and have that thin layer of oil on your face.
Karen R.
11 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Great for the odd spot or hormonal breakouts, just put this on before going to bed and the size of the spot is greatly reduced the next morning if not gone altogether.
MissInformation A.
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Literally saved my skin. If it wasnt for this product, my skin will be a disaster now! Im thankful that I encountered this product. It dried my huge acne in a day or 2.
Zara Y.
Renfrewshire, Houston
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This drying lotion helps to clear unwanted breakouts SUPER fast! Pop this on overnight and in the morning the breakout will be gone or majorly reduced, so amazing! 5/5.
Ioana B.
4 reviews
This is heaven in a little pot. I have suffered with breakouts for a few years now and this is the only facial product that can effectively diminish or even get rid of all the bumps on my skin. It is a total saviour and I honestly couldn't live without it now
8 reviews
Best spot treatment I've ever used, dried up my spots overnight and doesn't dry up any surrounding skin. Amazing value compared to the other similar products on the market and will forever use this as a holy grail product
Amelia A.
97 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Good product but so expensive, for the price it isn’t as good as I’d want it to be but it does clear come blemishes. I will repurchase but the product does seem to last for ever!
Great product, helped to reduce the look of my spots over night and helped to clear up my skin.  I think It is pretty good value for money and would definitely recommend. The packing is small and sleek so great for traveling and would definitely buy again. 
Philomena M.
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Everyone raves about this product and I can see why, I purchased it online and the packaging is perfect, great value also as there is a lot of product , it really does what it says and I would highly recommend it to others who have problems with their skin
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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