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✨I've had the chance to try @zitsticka SKIN DISCIPLINE, as you know I was always breaking out for different reasons as hormonal, diet-related, or stress-induced, in this journey, this has changed and I’m so excited to share my experience. Taking it daily took a few weeks to adapt -- a lot of reminders and alarm. But in the second month, it became a staple in my routine. In the first month, my skin was purging. I was aware that it wasn’t a reaction or anything bad because when you’re taking care of your skin from the inside it shows. As you can see in the before my skin was dull and I had hyperpigmentation and comedonal acne. In the 3rd-4th month, the hormonal breakouts and inflammation were on a low scale. I was surprised because my period always greets me with a big and red inflammatory zit on my chin (which I’m still working on to fade the scar) and I was so excited about this major change ✨ Now in the 8th-9th months on this regimen, I'm so amazed by the level of improvement my skin has made -- the glow, the fading, and looking back at the beginning of the year I see a lot of change. Also, due to the mask and all the new stress, I had few breakouts on a bigger scale but nothing like before, with the “maskne” I started using the KILLA patch and they work like a charm under the mask. I'm excited to try HYPERFADE on my scars!ZITSTICKA - SKIN DISCIPLINE
Beginning new routine PM BIODERMA - Sensibio H2O Soothing Micellar Cleansing Waterto remove makeup PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliatorto tone LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatmenton top to treat Cetaphil - Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion on top to moisturize Aquaphor - Aquaphor Healing Ointment on lips to moisturize AM Dewy·er - Spirulina Face Wash The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% plus Cetaphil - Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion plus what’s left of my iNNBEAUTY PROJECT - Slushy Serum Moisturizer Crush (did not see much change with this, just cute packaging and advertising but does not go a long way on the skin) COOLA - Suncare Face Mineral Sunscreen Unscented Matte Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 last step or I use this CeraVe - Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 for Body with Zinc Oxideon my face Finally after eating I have ZITSTICKA - SKIN DISCIPLINEI am on my second month and am either having a fungal breakout or my skin may be purging from this stuff. Hopefully clears up very problematic combo skin. Then probably going back to third round of accutane.
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🥊 Battle of the Pimple Patches! 🥊
🥊 𝗪𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐫𝐨 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐭/𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐫𝐨 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬! 🥊 ↖️In one corner corner, we have the Hero Cosmetics 𝐌𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐲 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐌𝐢𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐬, weighing in at $12.99/6 patches, and a whopping 173 hyaluronic acid micropoints. ↘️And in the other corner, we have ZitSticka’s 𝐊𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐊𝐢𝐭, weighing in at $29/8 Killa patches + 8 Cleana swabs. These bad boys sport 24 microdarts filled with hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, and niacinamide. 🥊𝐑𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝟏, 𝐅𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓! Round one is about effectiveness. After using nearly the entire box of Zitsticka and then trying only 2 of the Mighty Patches, Hero Cosmetics came out ahead with more effectively reducing those pesky under-the-skin pimples I’ve had. After feeling a bit let down by the Killa patches, I was blown away by how effective the Mighty Patches were. 🥊𝐑𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝟐, 𝐅𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓! Round two is all about the moolah. It’s pretty clear who is the winner here, as the Hero Cosmetics brand is much more affordable in general. I also was able to pick these up at my local Target which is a HUGE benefit! No waiting or paying for shipping! 🥊𝐑𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝟑, 𝐅𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓! Round three is packaging. I feel that although ZitSticka’s packaging is definitely sleek, it is super wasteful. Each patch comes individually wrapped inside a plastic case (to protect the micro darts, no doubt) which is then put in an individual foil pouch. Great for taking on the go, not so great for the environment. I like that the Mighty Patch comes 6 to a plastic package, and that it also sports more darts overall to cover more area. 𝐈𝐧 𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐲: In this fight, 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐂𝐨𝐬𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐓𝐊𝐎 over ZitSticka, which I wasn’t expecting! Both products were reimbursable through my FSA, which is a win-win. While Mighty Patches packed a bigger punch for me overall, I think both are worth trying and seeing what works best for you! 𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴? 𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦??
I Tried It All & An Acne Victory Emerged!
Hormonal acne is extremely difficult to completely eliminate unless you treat the cause- which, my hormone fluctuations aren’t going anywhere, so I’d gotten pretty good at controlling breakouts via salicylic acid and niacinamide while I used azelaic acid and alpha arbutin to fade any leftover spots. But nothing has helped minimize my hormonal breakouts quite like Tretinoin 0.05%, a prescription that was previously unattainable thanks to the $200 copay for the dermatologist visit and the $180 prescription cost. Apostrophe doesn’t require you to have insurance- they have a flat rate $20 “visit fee” during which you fill out a questionnaire (including your health history) and send a dermatologist photos of your skin. Then that $20 goes towards your first prescription fill in their pharmacy, which is only $60 the first time and $90 after, though each lotion bottle should last about 3+ months with recommended use. $30 a month for the gold standard topical anti-aging ingredient and clinically-proven acne treatment? Sign me tf up. After just a month using Apostrophe - Topical Formula , I saw a difference in the frequency of my blemishes, though with stress and mask wearing lately I’ve been breaking out again. So my doctor added Clindamycin into my mix... at no extra charge, just the flat $90 cost. For those with insurance, you can have your prescription filled at the pharmacy of your choice (with your insurance if it covers it), making it super convenient for those that don’t want to wait on shipping times, which was only a couple days for me. The entire process, from survey to first product application, took only a week. I didn’t experience much irritation when introducing Tretinoin, as I eliminated all exfoliants and a lot of the products I was using to reduce risk of sensitizing my skin- plus I didn’t (and still don’t, even around six months later) use it daily. My skin is now less oily, less prone to the small colorless bumps that plagued my forehead, and I don’t really get blackheads anymore. For the anti-aging aspect, I’m 27, so I have few signs of aging as far as my skin goes- I have noticed some slight improvement in a crease in my forehead I’ve had since I was 16, which is promising! I just can’t emphasize enough how, while this didn’t cure my acne or the cystic blemishes I get around my period, this lotion has been the best acne treatment I have tried so far. #CheriePartner
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I tried pimple patches for the first time
🌼Tried the @zitsticka HYPERFADE microdart blur patch for dark spots. 🌼Since I was testing the product out I made sure to try it on a specific dark spot so I could get consistent results.I also tested it twice a week for three weeks. 🌼 While the dark spot has not completely faded, it is a little brighter. 🌼each patch has a list of brightening ingredients like tranexamic acid and vitamin c. 🌼I am not sure that I would purchase it, but I am glad I got to try it. 🌼 Have you tried this product? Did you like it *I won this item in a giveaway. #zitsticka #hyperfade #zitstickakilla #blemishpatch #blemishcontrol #skincarepatch #skintreatment skincarecommunity #skincarecollection #skincare101#affordableskincare #skincare #skincareroutine #skincareproducts #skincareblog #skincareblogger #ihaveathingforskincare #vitaminc #selfcare #glowingskin #deciem #skincarecommunity #skinessentials #skinessential #skincarereview #skincareregimen #skincareaddict #skininsta #hyperpigmentation #acne #discoverunder1k
Do these acne scar fading patches work?
Let's talk hyperpigmentation! If you've been following me for a minute then you probably know it's my biggest skin concern. Some people bruise like a peach, I get hyperpigmentation like nobodies business! One thing I've learned while dealing with it is that it takes attacking it from all angles. That's where the ZITSTICKA - Hyperfade patches come in. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The HYPERFADE* patches are full of microdarts that melt into the skin and release brightening ingredients (niacinamide, vitamin C, arbutin, licorice root extract, and kojic acid to name a few) that dilute PIH from the inside out. I've been wearing them during the day since I've been working from home. I apply and then forget that they're there, letting the patches work their magic. I apply the patch every few days and stick to my normal routine between patches. PIH is stubborn and the patches have definitely helped to speed up the lightening process. They've got a permanent spot in my PIH fighting arsenal, so I'll be picking up another box during the Zitsticka sale going on right now! 👀 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *gifted by the brand
So I try a lot of acne patches because although my skin is usually fine, as a woman we get periods and those hormones cause me to break out. I usually use HERO COSMETICS - Mighty Patch Original for Madewell and get this off of Amazon but I found it to be on the tad expensive side even though it does work. I then also bought the ZITSTICKA - Goo Getter which I have yet to use and is also not super cheap but I think it will work as well. I recently purchased the CRÈME shop - Cotton Candy Skin Hydrocolloid Acne Patches and the CRÈME shop - Dreamy Skin Hydrocolloid Dark Spot Acne Patches after seeing one of my fav youtubers talk about it and well, it’s not only affordable but it works! I got it directly off their site and it works amazing not to mention that it smells great and looks cute! They’re like $4.50 each so I bought a few and I would totally buy more! Don’t spend a lot when there are affordable options! My dark spots are clearing but slowly (after a few days) and my acne just vanishes! I definitely recommend this!
INSTANT PIMPLE RELIEF!
i think we can all agree that pimples suck but the big fat ones are always the worst. they can be painful and sensitive, and there’s nearly no way to cover them up due to the raised texture. when i saw the overnight results— literally overnight lol, i applied the patch as i slept— I was So happy with them! i used ZITSTICKA - Goo Getter and the before + after definitely shows the big results! i also included a photo with the patch on to show how thin/undetectable it is. this is their newest release and i was happy to see a much more reasonable price compared to their other products ($19 for 36 patches, all one size). these patches are specifically designed for juicy zits and do a great job of sucking out goo. it also has ingredients to aid the healing of the zit with niacinamide, salicylic acid, and vit c— all i can say is not only did it clear out the whitehead but the texture was MUCH flatter than before. after removal, it became a simple red spot that faded & quickly moved on to the healing process. it stayed put all night (and even survived me rubbing my face) and was super easy to use. i remove one star only because $19 is still a lot for acne patches (though with its specific purpose, I’ve used it over a month, through a hormonal breakout and am not even halfway done with the pack yet) and I wish they came in various sizes for differing pimple sizes otherwise i have no complaints and have had great results on multiple breakouts! note: this was sent to me to try for free BUT all opinions are strictly my own!
your next sheet mask purchase✨
i had to get my skin affairs in order and PRESS REFRESH lol // the ZITSTICKA - Press Refresh has been a favorite of mine, but i haven’t used it in a while and BOY WAS IT NEEDED😅 think of this mask as a quick & easy ‘pick me up’ for your skin with benefits that are almost instant & long lasting! i’m not wrong right out all the ingredients/functionalities of this product, but here a few things the ZITSTICKA - Press Refresh mask does for me: ￼cleared away majority congestion on my forehead, chin, & around the temples of my face. ￼tons of dead skin around my nose & in between my brows (super dry areas for me) sloughed off. ￼much smoother texture all across my face. ￼no itchiness or irritation so i would say fine for sensitive skin (but pls try at your own risk and be safe💕)
[REVIEW ft @zitsticka] So let me start of by saying, I would love if my acne prone gals (like me) can listen in and let me know if you agree with me! I love zitsticka! I’ve been trying out their KILLA patches for early stage zits for quite some time now. But let me tell you, it’s costing me quite a buck. I love how it takes me maybe 3 patches to either shrink down ONE zit I feel under my skin tremendously or make it practically disappear. Sounds great right?! It is great. BUT when you’re acne prone like me and I mean ACNE prone, where you get 5-8 blemishes coming out ALLL AT ONCE, what am I supposed to do? Zitsticka retails for $30 for only 8 PATCHES, 8 !!! And it takes 3 patches for just ONE to go away, but I have 6-7 other zits to tend to? I’m spending like $60 on two packs to help with 5 blemishes total but I sometimes get more than 5 at once.🥺 It makes me stressed because I love how fast the results are but I don’t think I’ll be paying that anymore! What are your thoughts? I hope I explained myself well. 😂 I’m unsure of what other microdart patches to use, any recommendations? Side note: I know these are the small size, the Ulta by my house doesn’t have the full size in store.🤦🏼♀️ ZITSTICKA - KILLA Spot Clarifying Patch Kit ZITSTICKA - Killa Kit
Will be trying @zitsticka’s newest product: Skin Discipline for the next 30 days. I typically don’t see noticeable changes from supplements and don’t invest in them, but I think I’ll be able to tell if I like this one more easily. It claims to “minimize breakouts, regulate sebum levels and balance skin-supportive bacteria” along with other benefits. Personally, I think $36 (subscription) or $44 (one time purchase) every month is a little pricey for me. According to @zitsticka, the first month of taking these is only when your skin is getting acclimated to it, so you’ll see subtle changes. I’m going to keep a close eye for these changes and maybe by the end of the month I’ll be a little more convinced to keep going 😅 nevertheless, I’m excited! — gifted
Anti-Redness, Clear Complexion + Even Skintone
These pills by ZitSticka are amazing! Been trying them out for about 2 weeks and am already starting to notice my skin becoming more even in color, brighter and clearer! Not to mention the minty flavor of the pills are a wonderful start to my morning routine!ZITSTICKA - SKIN DISCIPLINE
I’ve been trying out the @zitsticka patches for a little bit now. I really like the feeling of the little darts once you put it onto the pimple. Is that weird?? It gives you a little stingy feeling, but I like it! All my life I’ve been looking for a magical product... but still haven’t found it, most likely because it doesn’t exist lol! It did a good job of calming down the pimple after the second time using it. I would recommend these for a quick and easy fix!
Killa - Wanna get rid of Acnes overnight!
Like many women I get acnes around my period time! If that wasn’t bad enough, I also have party to attend in the next few days! Luckily I have Microdart Zit Patch to rescue me from this suffering. I put the patch on overnight and my acnes got less aggressive and dried out the spots. Love it! Packaging is design to carry with you everywhere and so easy use. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5 stars
Zap ⚡️ those zits!
Wow! I have a lot to say about these amazing stickers! At first, I wasn't fully convinced it would help with my cystic acne that I get here and there, but overnight it reduced the size and reduced it's redness a ton. Usually when I get a cystic pimple, it take about 2 weeks to go away 😰 with this little patch of love(and salicylic acid), it was gone within 4 days. WHICH IS INSANE! Love these. 12/10. ZITSTICKA - Killa Kit
not-so-killa zit stickers
I won this Zitsticka Killa kit in a giveaway and was so excited to try it. At $29 for 8 patches and 8 pre treatment wipes, it is veryy pricey in my opinion. I have used four patches so far, each on different pimples at different stages of development. These patches are supposed to be used on pimples before they reach the surface, but I wanted to see how they worked during every stage. Long story short, I was disappointed every. single. time. These patches really did nothing to help with the redness and sensitivity, and my pimples stayed the same as before. I slept in these patches each time so I know they were on for long enough to do what they were supposed to do. I was super disappointed by these and I wouldn’t recommend. I love the idea of them I just don’t think they’re effective!:(
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