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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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4.51 / 5 based on 8,096 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 (8096)
Q&A (357)
Media (356)
Jade W.
Chatham, Kent
98 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Okay I don’t know if I’m just using this wrong but it’s doing nothing for me. Am I supposed to stop doing my normal skincare routine when applying this?
Sharni H.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I occasionally suffer from severe hormonal acne, and this product is a life saver! It is a little fiddly to use, but so worth it! Really affordable too.
Naila M.
143 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love this product so much! This is a great quick fix for small/new pimples/acne. It's been working really well for me and I would highly recommend it.
Sabrina K.
67 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Didn't do anything for my breakouts. Neither did the Kate Somerville one. Tried it on tiny pimples and big cystic breakouts and did nothing for either.
jenn R.
Windsor, ON
8 reviews
Just bought this from Ulta a little more than a week ago. I've been constantly using it on my breakouts and it doesn't seem to be doing all that much.
Emma B.
1 review
Used this a few times and I absolutely love it, dried out my blemish very quickly and the blemish disappeared almost over night, would highly recommend 
Tzipporah S.
Monsey, NY
166 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Mario Badescu's best selling product! I have seen amazing results from this drying lotion. Doesnt smell bad and gets rid of zits without leaving scars!
Maria L.
11 reviews
Awesome for drying out pimples overnight. The only downside is you are left with a dry patch and a scar which is hard to then cover up with foundation.
Zoe F.
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is the best product I have ever tried on breakouts! Put this on before bed and when you wake up the blemish is gone. Highly recommend this product
Jackie 💫.
10 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is great for getting rid of big spots but not small pimples, would recommend for the painful spots. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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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