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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
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  • 2 Stars3%
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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
Reviews (8089)
Q&A (357)
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Alexis B.
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
So far it has not done amazing but it's still day 3 ! Definitely NEED qtips when you buy this for the best application! Also it has a REALLLLY strong smell, kind of like caladryl for allergy skin issues!! Hopefully I continue and fine better luck with time!
Maya L.
Mono, ON
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I tried this spot treatment and the origins one and I do like the origins one a little bit more just because it does reduce the redness of the pimple a little bit more than this one, but this one is still great for reducing the swelling
Justine N.
Ottawa, ON
96 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Absolutely love this stuff. It gets rid of pimples quick and it seems to last forever. One downside is that it's hard to travel with because you're not supposed to mix the contents but I can get over it - I just wish I could take it everywhere!!
Luvann C.
4 reviews
this product is really good for when you get those pesky pimples that annoy you. it makes those whiteheads come out overnight! it really is worth every penny :) yes i would recommend it to others. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Zoe B.
Twelve acre crescent , ['', '', 'Farnborough ']
43 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Clears up my spots so quickly! The smell is quite over powering but when your having to dry something in guessing that you need something quite strong. Easy to use and barely need any product. Feel like it's going to last me forever!
Baochau T.
Garland, TX
69 reviews
I found out about this product after watching kylie snapchat. I used it on a big red pimple over night and woke up and that monster was gone. it left a red dot on my face but no big pimple anymore.
reemy w.
83 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
this product is extremely amazing! i have tried so maannny products to help me with me and my sister's acne ,, and this is the only thing that really works! it completely vanishes the acne the next day! grateful for this product !
Taya S.
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Doesn't get rid of the pimple straight away it brings it to the surface and makes it ready to be popped (even though you should never pop pimples)
Very expensive for what it is and how much you get but will last you for a life time
Kiran A.
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I absolutely love everything about this product. This was my first time using the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, as I saw it have numerous positive reviews on Beauty Bay. I paid £16.00 for the bottle, which I don't mind as I know that this works! I definitely would reccomend this to others.This is the real deal when it comes to tackling those spots.

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Kayla M.
Dubuque, IA
9 reviews
This product is an ESSENTIAL for ANYONE'S medicine cabinet. I have terrible skin and this stuff has never let me down. Even on my biggest, most painful acne I have been able to put a dab on before bed and physically see and feel a difference when I wake up! After a few days, even the monster sized ones are gone!
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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