Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%


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...4 Answers
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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Reviews (8,280)
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Eliza C.
17 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Great if you have one of those annoying pimples that you just need to get rid of quickly. Amazing overnight remedy if you have somewhere to be the next day
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?
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
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.
jennifer l.
138 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I don’t like this drying treatment. It doesn’t work for me, it does nothing to my pimples and leaves my skin dry. It has a strong smell and it flakes.
Rina B.
Montreal, QC
368 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I honestly feel like this product is over hyped for nothing. It doesn’t do anything to my skin. Tea tree oil definitely works better for my blemishes.
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
Kelsi M.
8 reviews
Love this product, it is the best for clearing spots. I put it on before I go to sleep and when I wake up the spots are gone. It's sooo worth the money
Cara J.
17 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Doesn't seem to do much for large, cystic pimples but for smaller pimples or even blackheads and oily areas it does a good job. Reasonably priced too.
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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