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Does anyone remember when pimple patches were popular… in the late 90’s?!? It makes me feel old, but I believe Clearasil had them and they did work, but I feel like now pimple patches are everywhere and it’s not as embarrassing if you have to use one… or five.
I will say, though, that in middle school (in 1998), I had a zit on my nose that was there for months. I never bothered with it, but a friend said, don’t you want to pop it? Instead, I used a pimple patch… and it revealed THE largest blackhead I’ve ever seen in my life.
The pore from it remains large enough for chip dip, but that’s life. Now, I’m 36 and still dealing with clogged pores and zits — it’s the same, but different.
So, pimple patches are back and I’ve tried a handful of them when a zit pops up. These are the ones that gave the best results.
Mighty Patch Original | $13 for 36 patches
I’ve tried the Mighty Patch Original and the Mighty Patch Invisible. The Original is technically for nighttime and is a peach color, while the Invisible is clear and for day. But, the Original sticks much better and if you work from home, it doesn’t really matter what color it is! Like most pimple patches, this one has plant-based hydrocolloid that sucks up the gunk and doesn’t give life to the zit… so when you peel it off after 6+ hours, it’s usually gone.
Miss Spa Star Power Hydrocolloid Blemish Patches | $7 for 20 patches
Leave it to Miss Spa to offer a stylish and sparkly way to fight pimples! These Star Power Patches are shaped like stars, they are in cute colors like purple, turquoise, yellow… and there’s a rhinestone in the middle. They have the same plant-based hydrocolloid, but are a little smaller in size compared to the Mighty Patch. Perfect for small zits, and definitely perfect if you can use them with a costume or for Game Day makeup!
Zitsticka KILLA Kit Deep Zit Microdart Patch | $30 for 8 patches
Okay, this patch is a bit different than the previously listed ones… those are for standard zits. As the name suggests, the Zitsticka KILLA is for those deadly deep ones that live under the skin and you anticipate how awful they’ll be. These patches have self-dissolving darts that stab (not really) the incoming zit… and this kit comes with CLEANA Cleansing Swabs to help the situation. Not going to lie, the first time I tried one of these, I was like holy shit, it has teeth! Ha! But, it did the job.
Skyn Iceland Blemish Dots with Salicylic Acid | $22 for 48
One of the cool things about these is that one pack comes with different sizes, so you can use one that actually fits the pimple. The other thing about these that blew my mind was just how CLEAR they actually are. I kept having to feel my skin to find where I put it. So, if you need a patch to wear during the day, I’d go for this one.
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