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Drying Lotion



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CLAIM TO FAME: Mario Badescu’s award-winning spot treatment for whiteheads

FAST FACTS: Helps dry up pesky pimples overnight; draws impurities from the skin with salicylic acid, sulfur, and zinc oxide; relieves any itchiness or discomfort with calamine; original, fast-acting formula makes it an effective spot treatment to remain a best-selling favorite amongst beauty editors, celebrities, and professionals worldwide

PERFECT FOR: Minimizing red, inflamed pimples

Best spot treatment I’ve ever found
January 2018
”I’ve had severe acne for 5 years and every spot treatment I’ve tried just leaves my skin dry and irritated. This one ACTUALLY gets rid of the pimple. Practically overnight. I will repurchase this.”
–Zoey the skincare enthusiast (from mariobadescu.com)

I use this product every night!
January 2017
”At night after I cleanse and moisturize, I apply Mario Badescu Drying Lotion on affected areas. This stuff works so well and I always expect real results. Over the course of five days, this product has minimized acne to the point where it is almost untraceable! I am actually excited to wake up in the morning and see the results. As long as acne is at bay, I will always keep using this product!”
–Hannah M (from mariobadescu.com)

WHAT YOU GET: (1) Drying Lotion
INGREDIENTS: Isopropyl Alcohol, Aqua (Water, Eau), Calamine, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Sulfur, Camphor, Talc, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid

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 whitehead; 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.

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.

Mario Badescu

Mario Badescu had a vision to bring to New York City his European-style facials—and it was in 1967, out of his two-room Manhattan apartment, when the world-renowned salon and product line were born. News of his unique philosophy and loyal following (which included a star-studded roster of in-the-know New Yorkers) quickly spread and Badescu’s home-turned-studio flourished.

Over 50 years later, Mario Badescu is the name that continues to transcend generations and span the entire life-cycle of skin: from powerful acne solutions to potent anti-aging treatments, Mario Badescu customize regimens for every skin type and concern imaginable. Simple, gentle, and effective skin care—that’s the Mario Badescu philosophy for skincare.

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Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena

Holy grail

This works like OMG my pimples are no match for this holy grail. Amen! It may not work as a miracle that dries my acne overnight but it reduces the redness remarkably which is fair. I have already repurchased, sadly, from sephora because they offer the set which includes the mist. Im hoping that beauty manila would also carry the same set.

13 days ago
Certified Buyer
  • Age 26

Give it a try!

The product says it's for blemishes. But some vloggers say it's for pimples. I tried this on my pimples and YES it works like magic! But not overnight. Give it 2-3days. Hndi tumutuloy ung malaking pimples ko. But there are times naman parang di naman nawawala ung pimples. :( but un nga, pang blemishes rin naman kasi daw to based on mario badescu website. I guess hiyang hiyangan lang. but i RECOMMEND this product! It will help u fade your WHITEHEADS! :)

about 1 month ago
Certified Buyer
  • Age 33


I tried it once because it has good reviews and it really dried up my pimple overnight. It doesnt sting and its doesnt leaves dark spots on the pimple area. the price is reasonable too because one bottle lasts up to 1 year with minimal use. Just make sure to leave the bottle in an upright position and dont shake the contents. I will definitely repurchase after using up my first bottle. two thumbs up!

about 2 months ago
Top Reviewer
  • Skin Type Dry
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 20

Works... but with limitations

I first heard this product from kylie jenner and i was so skeptical in buying this one. tbh it doesn't fade cystic pimples overnight, just the small ones that you wanna get rid off, but it works for my redness around my nose and white heads as well. tip: never shake the bottle because the only thing that works is the pink liquid at the bottom! this is my 4th bottle but it's always sold out here so i buy it off ebay or amazon

2 months ago
Top Reviewer
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Dry
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 19


ok first of all the product has very strong alcohol content so if you have sensitive skin this might not be for you. i on the other had loves it!! the best time to apply it is qhen ur pimple has fully grown out onto ur skin, when its so visible and it hurts. Apply a swab of this product to that pimple overnight and TADA when u wake up that pimp is dry!!! so great it takes my pimple 2 days to dry completely tops with only one night of application A M A Z I N G.

2 months ago
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 17


Expensive yet effective. I used a lot of pimple minimizer and pimple eraser products. This minimized my pores for two nights. I’m using this without toner since when I used it with toner it wasn’t effective (I was using Eskinol pimple fighting). Now I’m using this every night and my facial wash is Neutrogena and it is working. Say good-bye to breakouts na.

3 months ago
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