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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
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violet G.
12 reviews
This product works wonders. Not suitable for sensitive areas of skin but amazing for bringing blemishes to the surface. You can feel the product working as soon as youve put it on your face. Super fast results when using this product- would use again. 
Vivian Y.
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
My holy grail for sure. I get anxious when I'm approaching the end of my bottle and I don't have a back up! I've probably purchased around 15 bottles of these in my lifetime! I find that it really does heal and accelerate the healing process for acne
Marta R.
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Bought this after a lot of people told me it worked and saw tons of videos about it but I was disappointed when I realized it really didn’t do much for me. After more than 3 uses I would still have some of the pimples I was trying to get rid of.
Larissa S.
Vancouver, BC
96 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
While my skin is quite clear for the most part, around my monthly cycle I will get large, painful, red zits and this product does wonders to shrink them! Literally a holy grail for girls like me who break out around their time of the month.
F L E U R V.
Farringdon, Sunderland
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Whenever I can feel a spot coming on I take a little bit of the drying lotion and put it on top of all the areas where I have spots etc and over night the lotion literally withdraws the impurity and clears my skin. It’s worked wonders for me.
Leah P.
Telford, Shropshire
15 reviews
ANAZING! Defiantly my holy grail skin care item, totally deserves all the hype you see in the internet! Gets rid of a spot in two days! First it takes the size down and drys the spot out then it magically makes it disappear! Worth every penny! Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Sylvia C.
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Same thing as eradikate by kate sommerville at a fraction of the price. Tough on those greasy pimples, price is fair, definitely a promising buy! I've recommend to my friends and have heard only good things. Will repurchase when I run out
Sarah L.
10 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Hands down the best thing to use on big lumpy under the skin spots. It kills them within a day and dries them out. Whatever you do, don't shake the drying lotion - instead just dip a q tip down into the pink part and leave it on the spot. 
Kinza Q.
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product probably doesn’t need a review but here I am 😬😬
I bought it online seeing beauty bloggers raving about it
Though I dont have much acne but as soon I get any acne I use this over night and boom 💥 the acne is diffused 😍
It’s one amazing product
Charlie R.
Grays, Essex
2 reviews
Absolutely love this product. If you feel a spot under the surface of our skin, then put this on and over night it will reduce. It is really gentle and doesn't hurt at all. Definitely will buy again - would love a bigger bottle next time.
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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