skip to main content
ULTA
  • Home
  • / Skin Care
  • / Treatment & Serums
  • / Acne & Blemish Treatments
  • / Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion

Mario Badescu

Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion

1.0 oz Item 2209807

Find in Store-

The Drying Lotion is a fast acting, effective acne spot treatment. Formulated with salicylic acid, calamine and other quick-drying ingredients, this product will shrink ugly whiteheads virtually overnight while you sleep. While other acne spot treatments can irritate and dry delicate or sensitive skin, this product is safe and effective for all skin types.
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.

Precautions: Do not use on broken skin. Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
Isopropyl Alcohol, Aqua (Water, Eau), Calamine, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Sulfur, Camphor, Talc, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid.

Details+

How to Use+

Ingredients+

Shipping & Coupon Restrictions+

Reviews

Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Mario BadescuPlastic Bottle Drying Lotion
 
4.3

(based on 875 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (533)
  • Effective (532)
  • Minimizes pores (90)
  • Soothing (78)
  • Absorbs quickly (36)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (137)
  • Doesn't work (70)
  • Irritates skin (37)
  • Bad smell (36)
  • Strong smell (12)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (391)
  • Adult acne (336)
  • Inflammatory acne (242)
  • Teen acne (219)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (174)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (380), Brand buyer (273)

Reviewed by 875 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
1.0

Did not work for me

By Sara AC

from Albuquerque, NM

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin
  • Ineffective
  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

    Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

    I bought this because my acne spot treatment hasn't been as effective lately (I use Clean & Clear spot treatment) so I was looking for something new. I don't have severe acne but usually break out a bit when I'm stressed. Everywhere I looked pointed to this product as a holy grail but unfortunately it did not work for me. It smells strong, stings when I use it and ultimately my pimple did not even shrink one bit.

     
    5.0

    Wish i had found sooner

    By Carly

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Soothing
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Severe Acne
      • Teen Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

      There is probably some DIY cheaper version of this, but at 17ish dollars, it will probably last you more than a year. It actually works. No other spot treatment has ever worked for me. Will continue to buy. Works on my adult hormonal acne monsters. I have clear skin otherwise.

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By Zhane

      from Oxford,MS

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

        I put this on all the pimples I have at night, and I definitely wake up to less acne.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This product is amazing

        By Madi

        from San Antonio, Texas

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Blackheads & Whiteheads
          • Moderate Acne
          • Teen Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

          This stuff is amazing! all you have to do is get a q-tip and dip it into the solution and put it on your problem area over night and bam it's pretty much either smaller or gone the next morning! I would recommend this to anyone!

           
          5.0

          Definitely a must

          By Xzaviers.mommy

          from Rpaid City, SD

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Blackheads & Whiteheads
            • Severe Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

            This is definitely a must in my skincare routine. Normally a budget buyer. But I heard great reviews on this, and had to buy it. It definitely works for me. I have seen a difference in my acne when using this over night. I'm so glad it works for me!

             
            5.0

            A life-saver for oily skin

            By Autumnfrore

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Severe Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

            This product is great for blemishes or oily patches/pimples. It definitely dries out your skin (so I use it as a spot-treatment for acne) and it will burn if you have torn skin on the spot (if you have a scab or popped a pimple). This stops zits in their tracks.

             
            1.0

            Disappointed

            By BMR

            from Seattle, WA

            Pros

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin
              • Ineffective
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

                After reading all of the positive reviews about this product, I thought this would help me out with some break-outs showing up lately. It did the opposite and made them worse. In the morning, any acne I had put this product on was worse than the night before. And the smell is horrible and awful.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Helps dry out blemishes

                By Stacey in San Diego

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                • Dries Out Skin

                Best Uses

                • Moderate Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

                Whenever I get a blemish I put this product on my skin and it helps dry out the blemish and clear it up faster. Great to have on hand if you are prone to breakouts.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                HOLY GRAIL

                By AubreyS

                from Milton. WI

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Soothing
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Acne
                  • Inflammatory Acne

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

                  I had read great reviews on this drying lotion on Ulta.com but didn't like the price tag. I had a super inflamed pimple and wedding to attend, so being desperate I bit the bullet and spent the money. This is my HOLY GRAIL. This got rid of the one of worst pimples I have ever had in THREE DAYS! I have extremely sensitive skin and had no issues with this product whatsoever.

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this stuff

                  By Madison

                  from Atlanta georgia

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Acne
                    • Inflammatory Acne
                    • Moderate Acne
                    • Severe Acne
                    • Teen Acne

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion:

                    I use it before bed as soon as I can feel a pimple coming on. Sometimes it flakes off by the morning but it still works!

                    Displaying reviews 1-10

                    Back to top

                    Previous | Next »

                    Q&A

                    Product Q&A

                    Ask a question

                    Do you have questions about this product?

                    Get answers from in-house experts.

                    102 Questions | 102 Answers
                    Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »
                    • Q:

                      What is the difference between the plastic bottle drying lotion and the glass bottle drying lotion? and which is more recommended/ works better, if there is a significant difference?
                      Asked on 8/12/2017 by Nadia from San Antonio, TX

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        There is no difference in the product or sizing. We offer the plastic bottle for those that frequently travel!

                        Answered on 8/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      what do i do if the liquid on top of the drying lotion is running out?
                      Asked on 7/27/2017 by sam from chicago

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The Drying Lotion performs at its best when both the pink sediment and clear liquid are used together. When either one of these runs out - its time to buy a new bottle.

                        Answered on 7/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Ive been taking teenage son to dermatologist for well over year without much improvement. Theyve changed products multiple times and just not seeing results we expect. Doing my own investigating of products and came across yours but i have a drawer full of money wasted. So if i was to purchase one product to try im thinking drying lotion. What would you suggest?
                      Asked on 7/20/2017 by Mom of a teen from Harison twp, michigan

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Depending on your son's breakouts the Drying Lotion would be a great option. This can be used overnight after cleansing, toning and moisturizing to spot treat whiteheads. If you are looking to invest in our line, I would suggest starting with our Acne Starter Regimen Kit. This contains all necessary products to help reduce and prevent breakouts.
                        http://www.ulta.com/acne-starter-regimen-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200813

                        Answered on 7/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Can this be used in conjunction with a retinoid cream at night?
                      Asked on 5/25/2017 by coll from Philadelphia

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is a spot treatment to help dry out a blemish. It should be used alone as a spot treatment directly applied to the affected area.

                        Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Is there anything i can use for neck discoloration? Or scars from pimples on my back?
                      Asked on 5/18/2017 by Marisol from Texas

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Can this product be used for acne scars and blemishes ?
                      Asked on 5/9/2017 by Beauty

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The Drying Lotion is an effective spot treatment for whiteheads. This product should not be used on acne scars. To help reduce the appearance of discoloration from acne scars our Whitening Mask can be used. http://www.ulta.com/whitening-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200747

                        Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Does this product work for body acne as well?
                      Asked on 5/7/2017 by Ray

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

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

                        Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Can you use this on pimples as well?
                      Asked on 5/1/2017 by CapricornLove

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Drying Lotion should be applied to whiteheads only.

                        Answered on 5/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      What product is good to use on small bumps?
                      Asked on 5/1/2017 by Marie

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Will this product work on under skin acne, or skin colored bumps? I have been trying everything to treat the small under skin break outs I have but nothing works. I use this product when acne has broken the skin but will it help the other acne?
                      Asked on 4/25/2017 by strawbuml from NewYork US

                      1 answer

                    Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »

                    Do you have a question about this product?