Acne Patches Worth The $$, And The One's That Aren't

We tested and ranked six acne patches; these are the ones worth your money, and the ones that aren't.
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Feb. 20, 2020
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you! All About Acne PatchesOne of the trendiest ways to heal acne, acne patches came onto the beauty scene a few years ago by way of K-beauty (of course!). Today, it seems like there's a new acne patch every week! In the sea of pimple-zapping patches, which ones actually do their job? We tried six acne patches based on performance, price, accessibility, and popularity, to see what deserves to be on your shelfie, and what deserves to stay in the store. If you are hesitating between the following brands, just keep scrolling down! - CosRX - Hero Cosmetics - Dr. Jart - TRULY - Starface - ZitSticka About the test: Three different users with different acne types tested out two patches each and chose which one, if any (or both!) deserve your hard-earned cash. Every patch was tested under the same conditions; overnight, on a cleansed face. Test #1: Mighty Patch vs. CosRX a.k.a The OG'sTester's skin type: Sensitive, acne-prone — Tester's acne type: Cystic and whiteheads
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"Both of these patches blend in well to the skin and stayed on all night. I definitely noticed my acne heal quicker than usual. I liked that CosRX comes in a resealable package and included different sizes, which is great for various acne. I tried two of each patch on the same night on some existing acne that needed some healing, and was really happy to wake up with all four of the pimples noticeably smaller! If I had to pick a winner, it would be Mighty Patch. The difference is slight, but there!"Test #2: Zitsticka vs. Dr. Jart + Focusspot a.k.a The MicroneedlesTester's skin type: Combination with oily T-zone — Tester's acne type: Hormonal and cystic
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"Both of these patches are made to work for 'underground' zits, like cystic acne, and acne yet to form. I first tried Zitsticka on an oncoming pimple. I wanted to avoid it becoming a cystic zit—which Zitsticka claims to do. Zitsticka comes with two steps; first is 'The Cleaner' which is a wipe with tea tree oil and other acne-fighting ingredients. After cleansing the pimple, you put the patch on, which has micro darts that help penetrate ingredients into your skin. I was surprised at how much I could feel the 'darts'. It wasn't uncomfortable, but I could definitely feel it on my face. After taking off the patch, there was still a bit of a mark left by it which took about half an hour to come down. Zitsticka brought all the gunk to the surface, turning my oncoming pimple into a whitehead, and then two days later it deflated."
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"Next, I tried Dr. Jart+ Focusspot on another soon-to-be cystic zit. I could feel it starting to form, and turned to Dr. Jart+ to end things before they began. Focusspot also has darts in it, but it sits really well and I barely felt it! You could still feel the darts, but it wasn't as noticeable as Zitsticka. I'm excited to report that the Focusspot prevented the zit from ever popping up!"Test #3 Truly Organic vs. Starface a.k.a The CutiesTester's skin type: Oily — Tester's acne type: Hormonal
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"I had a random, general breakout on my cheek the other day, with a particularly large pimple at the center of it all. I tried Truly Organic's <3 Your Imperfections on this zit because it was taking up precious real estate. These little hearts are so cute, and hydrocolloid is the ingredient that claims to protect and heal blemishes overnight. I put the patch on my pimple overnight and woke up with... the same pimple. Sigh!"
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"Next up, I tried Starfaceon a couple of pimples of similar size. Starface also uses hydrocolloid as the key ingredient in pimple healing, and the little stars are also so cute! I put one star over the two pimples, kept it on overnight, and... IT WORKED! Winner winner!"

Our Ranking

Based on our test above, we ranked the six acne patches based on how well they work, their value, and their accessibility (a.k.a how easily you can find and purchase the patch near you!).TO BUY:TO PASS:
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Double Your Lash Length With Sky High Mascara!
Double Your Lash Length With Sky High Mascara!
I bought this mascara after seeing a post about it on Facebook. I love trying out new mascaras but rarely do I find one that I will use regularly like my beloved tarte - Maneater Mascara However this stuff is good. MAYBELLINE - Lash Sensational Sky High Waterproof Mascara It gave my lashes so much volume & length they literally doubled in size! My lashes are already pretty long to begin with but this made them look amazing. The photo is after applying only one coat so I can only imagine how good they will look after two or three coats! It also didn’t clump up my lashes at all. I applied it really quickly & lazily too because I was in a rush to get ready & I was still amazed! I honestly think this is going to be my new daily mascara. It is waterproof but not the annoying kind that leaves your eyes completely black when you go to take it off. It came off really easily with my POND'S - Facial Moisturizers Dry Skin Cream which is what I’ve always used to remove my eye makeup, since I was a kid! @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
DISAPPOINTED BY THESE 100% NATURAL PRODUCTS 😩
DISAPPOINTED BY THESE 100% NATURAL PRODUCTS 😩
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Stay Young Forever? ✨
Stay Young Forever? ✨
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My Farewell To Cherie
My Farewell To Cherie
Follow me on Ig for more skincare since Cherie is leaving 😭 @naturedskinv This has been an amazing journey and I’ve made soo many amazing friends. Thank you for all the love, conversations, and just overall happiness I’ve experienced on this app. I’m definitely sad, a little upset, and a dash of confused, but thank you @cheriefor giving me such an amazing confidence boost and guidance. The way the app shaped my thoughts on skincare has been insane. I’m still willing to forget this and call it a joke if y’all are! 😭 Anyways thank you again and hopefully we can stay in touch 🙏🏾
HOLY GRAIL SPF 🌞🌞🌞
HOLY GRAIL SPF 🌞🌞🌞
Okay guys as I have said before I am guilty of rarely ever wearing sunscreen. I just never liked the feel of it on my skin. I always felt like it made me greasy & clogged my pores. However, once I heard about this product I was very intrigued. NIOD - Survival 30 It actually isn’t sold in the United States for some reason so I had to purchase it on a UK website. (Beauty Bay) It is an antioxidant serum with SPF 30. At first, it appears to be tinted but it’s actually not. On NIOD’s website they state: “The slight tinted appearance is derived from the active technologies including Lutein, Fractionated Melanin and Pycnogenol.” It blends in with your skin so easily & does not leave a white cast like some other SPF products. However this serum literally makes my skin tone soo even & perfect! It also contains silicone so it completely smooths over my pores. AND besides all that great stuff, it’s a mineral sunscreen! So it protects against environmental & lifestyle issues. Like UV rays, blue light, etc. I have never loved a product as much as this one! I literally cannot believe how good my skin looks while using this stuff! For a 30ml bottle, I paid $33 on the Beauty Bay site. For me, that is completely worth it! It comes in this adorable packaging & pretty glass bottle. It also has a pump dispenser & squirts out the perfect amount for a single use! I really can’t recommend this stuff enough guys! It’s wonderful!! @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick