You know when you have a pimple coming on, especially if it’s cystic. It sits under the skin, just waiting to come to the surface — and other times, it never does rise. It stays under the skin, which somehow is even more annoying. I’ve been there, and so have countless Amazon shoppers, and that’s why so many of them recommend the Hero Cosmetics Micropoint for Blemishes Hydrocolloid Acne Spot Treatment Patch.
Essentially, it works a lot like the brand’s standard pimple patches, flattening and pulling gunk out of pimples overnight. The difference is that the micropoint patches also target early-stage or cystic acne. Each patch contains 395 micropoints that dissolve into the skin and deliver salicylic acid straight to the pimple. The patches also contain ingredients like niacinamide and willow bark to control oil production and moisturize at the same time. And, of course, it’s still a hydrocolloid patch, so it will draw any fluid out from your looming pimple.
According to the product’s instructions, you can put one of the micropoint patches on at the first sign of a zit and press on it for 20 seconds, then let it sit for six to eight hours. You can also reapply patches as necessary until the zit disappears.
A lot of Amazon shoppers say these stickers helped flatten zits — even painful hormonal cystic acne — overnight. However, most complain that they’re a little bit expensive. For about $12, you only get eight patches in a pack. Still, a lot of people think they’re worth the money.
“I have the kind of cystic acne that takes weeks sometimes to come to head,” explained one Amazon reviewer. “They are painful as could be. Gave this a shot and have to say the very first patch relieved the pain in one night. The next day it was still a little red but completely flat and not painful anymore. Completely healed in four days. If they weren’t so expensive I’d be raving about these. Only complaint I have is the price.”
“After getting a cystic spot on Monday, and wearing COSRX patches throughout the day, I noticed little to no difference in the size of my new ‘buddy,'” wrote another person. “I was seriously so frustrated that I was about to pay my dermatologist to give me a cortisone shot. Then, I remembered that I had a few of these patches, so I plopped one on before bed last night, and when I woke up, it was basically flat! I put on another Mighty Patch before I left the house, and no joke, the zit is basically gone in less than 18 hours!“
As one reviewer mentioned, getting a cortisone shot from your dermatologist may be an option for bad cystic acne, but it can cost a lot of money. If you only experience cystic acne once or twice a month, or even less, these micropoint patches are definitely the cheaper option. And with over 7,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, you know that they’re most likely going to work.
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