Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


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4.51 / 5 based on 8,167 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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  • Would you apply moisturizer before or after applying this...3 Answers
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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Reviews (8167)
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keyshla r.
Liverpool, NY
136 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is like magic, you just put one dot if the powder where you have or think you are going to have a really bad pimple and the next day it's dry.  
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.
Holly W.
3 reviews
SO GOOD! The only thing is is that it doesn't work overnight for myself, it takes a few nights but it definitely minimises overnight, works like a dream
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.
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?
Tzipporah S.
Monsey, NY
171 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!
Amanda G.
52 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I usually put this on my spots before bed (or anything that looks like it could be a spot in the morning) and it does prevent them from becoming worse.
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.
5 reviews
It worked very well to dry out my spots it took a few days to do get tid of it but im pretty happy about it. Also it looked nice and was easy to apply
Shi V.
1 review
very nice product .i have us this many times and looking for mr .its soo ggod and not harmful to the skin makes youe skin glowyyyyyyyyy. just luved it
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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