Beauty

4 celebrities who swear by Mario Badescu Drying Lotion for nixing pimples

Is this product the solution to all our problems? Probably…

By Erin Cook

Fact: Waking up to find a giant pimple on your chin is the WORST. One minute, you’re in a deep slumber, unaware of the fact there’s a planet growing on your face. The next, you’re awake, tired, and you have a zit to deal with before work.

Sigh… What’s a gal to do? Well, according to these celebrities — including Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner — Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is the best pimple-fighting product of them all.

What is Mario Badescu Drying Lotion?

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, $24 at Mecca, is a cult-classic spot treatment. This product uses salicylic acid to exfoliate, encourage cell turnover and treat congestion. The addition of calamine lotion soothes the skin, draws out whiteheads and reduces redness.

Warning: Whatever you do, resist the urge to shake the bottle! Instead, dip a cotton swab into the pink sediment at the bottom and the bottle and dot onto skin.

Who uses it?

Bella Hadid

Just this week, Bella uploaded this Snap of her most recent Mario Badescu haul. Bella made sure her fans knew the post wasn’t sponsored: “This is not an ad. My favourite skin care just sent me the best care package ever before my flight.” Let’s just say, girlfriend has friends in all the right places.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner has been using this pimple-zapper for years. Fortunately for us, Kylie shared her skincare secret with her fans via Snapchat.

Zoë Foster Blake

Former Cosmo beauty director, ZFB, has been onto this shit for years. In a 2012 post for Mamamia, Zoë said described the product as, “My beloved Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion (a small bottle of magic with a calamine and salicylic acid lotion to soothe and calm the skin down while purifying it, and a pink ‘clay’ made of zinc oxide and sulfur at the bottom to draw the whiteheads out.)”

Lili Reinhart

Riverdale star Lili Reinhart always uses Mario Badescu Drying Lotion — and she’s got the pics to prove it!