Drying Lotion by Mario Badescu

Drying Lotion

mario badescu

Overall Score

3795 Reviews
good for acne
redness relief
Contains Acne-Provoking Ingredients

What the reviews are saying

Good for mature skin

"...this product is amazing, usually my spot matures in 7 days, with this lotion, it just matures over one night and no redness..."

- Beautybay User

"...my "mature" skin and my daughter's teen skin both love this stuff..."

- Nordstrom User
acnegood for acne
"best acne product ever"
- Ulta User
"this is the best acne spot treatment ever"
- Nordstrom User
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rednessredness relief
"it’s honestly so good, i’ve been using it for almost 3 years and since my acne reduced amazingly"
- Sephora User
"if you suffer from acne even as an adult this stuff works over night to reduce inflamed pimples immediately, my skin has gotten so much better ever since i started using this"
- Ulta User
"i wash my face with my tea-tree face wash from oriflame and after air-drying it, i mist this spray on all over my face and neck and massage it in gently until it is absorbed"
- Ulta User
"i have combination/oily and acne prone skin and this spray has not irritated any of my acne but has rather improved it i think"
- Ulta User


Lara Janosz
sensitiveSensitive Skin
Redness relief, good for acne, gentle
this is a great spot treatment for sensitive skin! it effectively shrinks blemishes without causing too much irritation. i use this product on a regular basis and definitely recommend for those who have sensitive, acne-prone skin that are sick of getting chemical burns from harsher spot treatments like benzoyl peroxide.
combinationCombination Skin
Good for acne, good for sensitive skin
this is a really great product. if you have any big acne spots, put this on at night and it will be almost gone in the morning. there are other versions of this, but this one is great!
Ulta.com User
Bad for acne, abrasive, causes flare ups
My profile:- Oily Combination skin- Hormonal acne- Milia- Not sensitiveRoutine:- D Program Shiseido Cleanser- Shiseido Acne Lotion Toner- First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream- Shiseido Benefiance Ultra Concentrate Serum- D Program Shiseido AC ResetReview:My skin was breaking out from hormones for weeks, and turned into whiteheads or skin bumps near whitehead degree when I started using it. I followed all directions, and used it every night. Aside: the sediment sits pink and is not supposed to be disturbed or layered under makeup. The formula does burn, but it's bearable. Burning should stop within 30 seconds. The formula smells like rubbing alcohol, but we're not here to smell good anyway, so I didn't care. At first, the Drying Lotion seemed to work, and after a few days my acne did indeed go down a little; not all the way, but very noticably smaller. My skin was drying out a little, but my moisturizer balanced it out, and I didn't have many issues the first week of use. But by the second week, everything went downhill. My acne flared up twice as bad, was red from irritation, and started peeling like mad. The formula didn't do much to take down the flared whiteheads, and only dried them out even more, to the point of literal bleeding and scabbing over (I took a picture, but it was a little too gruesome. Let's just say it was BAD). I went in two weeks from a mildly annoying breakout to full out scabface. I stopped using the formula, let the scabs heal, and my skin has calmed down without the Drying Lotion after a couple days of healing. I used it again in hopes that it was just a coincidence that my Drying Lotion use was correlated with a flare up, but the formula seems to have stopped working on my skin now, and is only drying my skin more. Does not work for whiteheads, almost-whiteheads, the white spots under your lower lip on the chin, or on milia. If you still want to try a drying lotion, there are much cheaper options out there to experiment with. « less


Compared to other serums, the ingredients in this product contain a larger number of acne producing chemicals and irritants.
30 ingredients

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