Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

$17.00/ 1 fl. oz. (Prices vary on where the product is purchased.)
@, Ulta, Amazon (Also found at other stores)


How it claims to work:

This is our award-winning, go-to spot treatment for pimples. Renowned for its ability to help dry up whiteheads overnight, our iconic Drying Lotion continues to reign as a best-selling favorite amongst beauty editors, celebrities, and professionals worldwide. This fast-acting, effective spot treatment is specially formulated with Salicylic Acid, Sulfur, and Zinc Oxide to help draw impurities from the skin and target pesky pimples while you sleep.

#MBSkinTip: No matter how tempted you are, don’t shake the bottle. Don’t worry if you do—simply set the bottle on an even, flat surface. Leave it undisturbed overnight and voilà: your Drying Lotion is settled and looking brand new.

You can use your Drying Lotion to target surface blemishes on the back, chest, and neck, too.


I had always heard good things about this product. After my skin started going crazy, I needed to try it. For those who aren’t quite sure how it works and how to apply it, I can explain it to you.  I use a Q-tip to dip down into the mixture. You want to make sure you do get some of the pink Calamine as well and place it on a pimple. You will experience some burning, but that is completely normal. I normally make sure it burns a good bit (I like to feel that it’s working). You will want to do this at night before bed and leave it on until it’s time to wash your face in the morning. I always pop any pimples before applying because ultimately, it helps the acne treatment get to a pimple faster (do this at your own discretion). The treatment will completely dry out a pimple you have. It dries out whiteheads faster than any cystic acne (acne under the surface) because cystic acne is harder to combat and will take longer to dry out. Sometimes I go overboard and apply it to an entire problem area, but do what’s best for you.

Ratings and Comments:
The ultimate spot treatment for acne! I would totally recommend this for any skin type that is in need of a quick pimple killer. This product will dry out whiteheads overnight and cystic acne within 3-4 days. I will continue to purchase this because it gives great results every use.

I give this product a 5 out of 5.





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