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
  • Does this irritate your skin?4 Answers
  • does this really works? I want to buy.6 Answers
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Chelsea M.
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
What a difference this little guy makes! I like to put this on my congested, hormonal breakouts and leave it on overnight. The next day the redness is gone or at least 90% reduced and the bump of the breakouts is reduced significantly. Highly recommend to everyone!
Kris Lovelle R.
Makati City
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Best drying lotion out there. It's very effective in drying out my pimples quick. I wish the bottle contained more of the product because the bottle is really small. I'm in my 4th bottle already. It is a bit pricey for me but it really works so I'll keep buying it.
Marina L.
Maple, ON
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
The best overnight spot treatment I've used to date. Effortlessly brings whiteheads to the surface and dries them out by the time i wake up. Also helps with large bumps or cystic breakouts!
Rioghnach N.
Derry, Derry
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The best thing I've ever used. Hands down. I've suffered with bad skin for around 8 years and after 2 months of using this my skin is clear as day. It went above and beyond my expectations. I bought this on beauty bay and the delivery time was great! I'd definitely purchase this again but it lasts for so long! 
Gianina L.
30 reviews
Lo uso cuando me salen granitos porque lo seca muy rápido y al día siguiente  parece que ya no tengo nada y que mi cara esta limpia y fresca. Creo que este es unos de los productos que si supero mis expectativas,es bastante bueno con la piel,no daña la piel.
Meredith H.
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Perfect for them big zits you can't get rid of just add a dab of this and they vanish in thin air. It doesn't sting it doesn't hurt and it is so effective. I didn't expect this product to work aswell as it did but it helps a lot with keeping them big stops at bay 
Nina G.
15 reviews
So sad, had such high hopes and it did nothing. I bought this in hopes that it would help all types of acne. However the first two pimples I got to test these on were the typical whiteheads that this is prescribed for. Did nothing. Not a miracle solution for me :(
Aimée C.
5 reviews
Best thing for getting rid of blemishes over night. It is gentle on the skin and definitely worth the money. Would 100% recommend to anyone with any skin type. The packaging is very nice and I like the fact it comes in plastic and glass.
Tiana P.
Edmonds, WA
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I can notice a difference after just dabbing the product on blemishes over night! I wake up and the spot is a lot smaller and a lot less red and noticeable! It has a pleasant smell as well! Would definitely recommend to others and would definitely buy again!
Bianca M.
1 review
Holy grail, doesnt work on open wounds though, dries out 90% of pimples overnight.Works on all skin types in a sleek glass sulfur is activated in the alcohol.would definately use again, pairs perfectly with kate sometvilles exfolikate daily cleanser. 
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
217 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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