When concealer can’t help anymore, this is the only acne spot treatment that actually works for me.

By Madison Alcedo
Updated: May 15, 2019
Amazon

It’s time to say goodbye to any other adult acne treatment you’ve ever used. If you’ve tried everything from benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid creams to at-home DIY treatments such as baking soda and water (or even toothpaste on your zits!), I may have just found your new favorite product—one that actually works and is even easier to use. Adult acne seems to strike at any time, and there’s nothing worse than waking up with a huge zit that definitely wasn’t there the night before. When you need fast results for these annoying flare-ups, let me introduce you to the genius Mighty Patch pimple patches from Hero Cosmetics. To put it simply, I don’t think I’ll ever use another acne treatment again.

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Gone are the days when you have to hide your face while wearing a spot treatment—these pimple patches are almost completely invisible and stick directly onto the affected zit (just be sure to wash your face first before applying). What’s even better is that the Mighty Patch pimple patches work on any skin type, and they are natural, drug-free, cruelty-free, and vegan-friendly. While you may want to try to treat your cystic acne with these patches, they ultimately work best on with pimples that are clearly filled with pus and have come to head.

Once applied to the affected area, you can tell the patches are actually working because you’ll see a white dot appear after just a few hours (the instructions say to wait at least six, but I noticed the white dot sooner when testing). This white dot is how you know that the patch’s only ingredient, hydrocolloid (a fluid-absorbing gel that draws out pus from your pimple), is working its magic by extracting the impurities from under your pores. Once the patch has turned opaque, take it off to reveal a pimple that is almost 100 percent healed. Plus, if you’re super prone to picking your pimples, these patches act as a cover to help you avoid scraping or popping, which often leads to scarring.

I tested the pimple patches in several spots on my face and back (yes, Hero Cosmetics also has larger versions called the Mighty Patch Surface that can be used for different areas of your body), and after sleeping with the patches on, my pimples that were swollen or had been popped the night before were practically closed up and the swelling was gone—no more whiteheads either! Don’t just take it from me, the patches have been reviewed more than 1,100 times with 900 five-star reviews on Amazon. Others love the patches for their small and discreet size and their staying power—they are sticky enough that they don’t slip off during the night. The only words I have left to describe these brilliant patches are: game changer. Plus, Mighty Cosmetics offers a box of 36 or 72 patches on Amazon, so that you’ll always have plenty stocked in your skincare supply, ready for those pesky pimple emergencies.

Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Acne Pimple Patch Spot Treatment

To buy: $12 for a 36-count box; amazon.com or $20 for a 72-count box; amazon.com.

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