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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
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4.51 / 5 based on 8,073 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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  • Is it worth the price? And I’m not quite sure if I got it...4 Answers
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Julianne R.
Dubai Internet City, Dubai
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This works every time my skin decides to go crazy. I just put it on and overnight my pimple shrinks significantly. I wish they could improve the packaging where I don't need to put a cotton swab inside to get the product or pour it out. Overall, it does not stop me from using this. I would always recommend this to anyone who has trouble spots 
Rachel J.
Toronto , ON
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
THIS IS MY HOLY GRAIL. I was having the worst few weeks with breakouts, I honestly didn't have seasonal skin change that bad ever before. This saved my face, and I can't get over how well it worked. This is the best to get rid of any kind of acne, even the stubborn under the skin ones it killed over a few days.
Arianna C.
San Diego, CA
120 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
this product if very ussefull if you want to dry your pimples overnight, this is my first time using this product and I highly recomend it. the packagin is vey conventional because it's a plastic bottle and it won't broke if you drop it. I´d buy it again to get rid of all my pimples whenever they come out!
Angelica C.
11 reviews
I was pleasantly surprised by this product. It works wonders on spots overnight. Great value and I see it lasting a decent amount of time since you only need little bits of it. Definitely something I would repurchase even though I hate ordering online.
Merna Y.
4 reviews
I bought this last minute because everyone was hyping it up after Kylie Jenner talked about it I would say this product is okay it only works on certain pimple and sometimes it would just sit on the pimple and do nothing the price isn't too bad but I would say that this product is really hyped up but I guess you have to try it to see if it works for you
Nina C.
Frankfurt am Main
144 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I don't know but this does not work for me AT ALL. I put it on my pimples and they are still there the next morning, some even grow and are even bigger and more disgusting. Everybody is raving about it and I am so sad that it does not work for my skin. Whereas tea tree oil is reducing my pimples immediately!
Vik M.
104 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I just recently purchased this product. I applied it last night to some spots and soon to be spots on my face after my usual routine and it dried them right out. Its made such a difference so far!
Jess H.
Kidderminster, England
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
magic potion in a bottle! if I ever get a break out this reduces the redness and dries it out. it is perfect if you ever have an event to go to and need to get rid of that spot this is the stuff you need! great value for money as you get a lot of product and it lasts forever as you don't need a lot!
Suzanne B.
24 reviews
Great product. Good price point, and lasts awhile. Great to pop on a spot that's developing or needs to be zapped overnight. Definitely makes a difference in the appearance of problem spots. This was my first time buying this and I would get it again. Bought mine at Urban Outfitters in Halifax. 
Kirsty H.
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Brilliant product. Well worth the price. Cleared my acne quickly but did not leave my skin dry or irritated which other products have in the past. Stings a little when applied but not too much that it puts me off using it. Easy to apply and dries quickly to allow you to apply right before bed
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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