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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 8,089 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
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Paige W.
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is amazing for spot treatment and works overnight ! On more problem areas it may take more than one treatment. I purchased this on the Mecca online website and it is amazing ! Would definitely buy again
I received this on the 8th July and I have been using it on blemishes and have fallen in love! It has a strong smell in the bottle but isn't overpowering on the face. It really dries and gets rid of spots within a matter of days.
Zainab K.
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
14 reviews
Loved this product. I recently had forehead acne and found this drying lotion very effective. I tried not to use it every night as it was very drying for the rest of my figurehead and my skin felt a little sore but it did the job!
Maya m.
114 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is a drying lotion so it will dry you out. I use it on spots only and the smell is very strong, reminds me of camphor oil. My mum agrees too. I think it does help- but isn't a miracle product as some describe it to be. It's been three to four days and my spots have minimised 1/3 of their size. I must add they were only red spots before the use but next day had white heads which really annoyed me.
Athena M.
5 reviews
Absolutely amazing product! This works so well, I have fairly dry skin and it doesn't dry out the skin atall! it has honestly changed my skin and skin care routine, it works so well to clear skin. I couldn't recommend it more!!
alyssa m.
239 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
ok honestly who hasn't heard of this product?? it is the best product out there for clearing up acne spots no if ands or buts! i don't think i'll ever find anything better than this everyone should splurge on it!
Molly T.
Southwell, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
7 reviews
I bought this a few months ago after reading numerous 5 star reviews on it. This product is target to help get rid of those large annoying spots that pop up out of nowhere. I love the fact that the packaging is a plastic bottle as it means there is no way it can smash or break if traveling with it. The product itself however wouldn't get 5 stars from me, I have suffered with mild acne for a few years now and it didn't seem to help get rid of any spots for me, big or small. I still have quite a bit of product left and will continue to use it until it runs out and see if my opinion changes.
Rachael B.
2 reviews
this is a super gentle, yet effective product. I use It to spot treat at night, it works quickly and effectively to dry out the spot or blemish, a little goes along way.
Elaine O.
2 reviews
This is an amazing amazing product!
Such high quality, great for breakouts or the odd blemish! Comes in a glass bottle! Very good for oily or combination skin! Could come with a little more product but well worth the price
Sharnie H.
3 reviews
So far I've only been using the Marino Badescu Drying Lotion for 1 week and it has done amazing!
On the pimples that were only just starting to come through, it got rid of them over night.
On the larger ones that had been there 3+ days, after 2 uses of the drying lotion, they disappeared.
It's even great in black heads!! As I have a very oily Tzone my nose is covered in black heads. I noticed that after just one use, the size of my black heads had halved!!
110% recommend this product to EVERYONE!!
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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