What It IsA patch from the future that puts your zit in the past. Sounds like horoscope jargon but nope. ZitSticka have harnessed the latest in dermatological science and cosmetic technology to develop a patch that blends perfectly-picked ingredients with a stupidly smart delivery system. A ZitSticka.
Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Comedogenic
Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
An adhesive patch with 24 dissolving micro-darts (a clever technology used in medicine) that penetrate the stratum corneum + epidermis to deliver ingredients into the skin to target under-the-skin pimples. The microdart delivers a nice balance of active + soothing agents, with Salicylic Acid doing the heavy lifting in dissolving build-up within the pore, Niacinamide to reduce inflammation, Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate + Oligopeptide-76 that can potentially target breakouts due to its anti-microbial properties. It’s a step-up from your traditional hydrocolloid pimple patches + definitely an interesting technology making its way into skincare! 🔍 HOW TO USE: The patches also come with pre-treatment wipes with Alcohol, Salicylic Acid + Tea Tree Oil. These are recommended to be used first to sanitise the area before using the patch. Personally, I wasn’t a huge fan of these wipes + after 2 uses opted to use the patch on its own on cleansed, dry skin. After removing all the packaging, press the patch onto the breakout for atleast 10-15 seconds for good adherence. I prefer to use them overnight, but they are pretty imperceptible so can be used in the day too! The micro-darts take approximately 2 hours to dissolve (it’s quite cool - you’ll see it happening) so it’s recommended to leave the path on for a minimum of 2 hours. 🔍 MY EXPERIENCE. When they work, they are ace. In my experience, cystic pimples are almost impossible to treat topically with traditional ingredients (Salicylic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, Retinol, etc) - I’ve only found success with LED treatment which can still take a week or so with daily use to completely flatten a cystic pimple. If you catch it early enough with a Zit Sticka Patch, overnight the inflammation is visibly reduced and sometimes, completely flattened. On the occasions where the inflammation is reduced, 1-2 more treatments with the patch usually completely flattens the cyst. The downside is that I find it to be a very small window to catch the zit. I’ve found if it’s applied too late, it instead doesn’t work or brings the inflammation to the surface. This isn’t always a bad.
Stick It To Those Zits
Finally bringing you my review on these KILLA acne patches from ZitSticka. The packaging is super cute and I LOVE that they add the wipes into the package to help wipe the area clean before applying. Let me just say that I LOVE these patches so so much. They really work with decreasing your pimples over night. I would ONLY say...for the price of $29.... I would’ve liked to have MORE pimple patches than cleansing wipes. There are only 8 patches & 8 wipes in each box. It does seem a bit pricey... but I’ve also been testing other less pricey patches and these are still in my top 3 for SURE!!! Is there a true price tag when it comes to clear skin?!?! 💕Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Oligopeptide -76, Salicylic Acid, Niacinamide 💕 Prevents skin picking (especially at nighttime) 💕 Infiltrates the zit and dries it out over night **Most traditional zit patches are made from a simple hydrocolloid sticker, and can be effective on surface level zits or those that have come to an obvious head. KILLA is embedded with microdarts that release targeted ingredients into the heart of a deep, upcoming zit. ZITSTICKA - Killa Kit
🥊 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??
16 Things I Did to Clear Breakouts for Good!
**Diet** 1. Stopped eating processed & added sugar. I eat a ton of natural sugar everyday and it doesn’t give me any issues! 2. Limited drinking to about once a month (HUGE difference) This got rid of my facial redness. 3. I recently went vegan, but I had great success on a limited dairy diet. **Makeup** 1. Stopped wearing liquid foundation and switched to bare minerals. 2. Retired all beauty sponges and got serious about cleaning makeup brushes AND my hands before touching my face. **Supplements** 1. Started taking Now Foods Pantothenic Acid everyday. I attribute this product a lot to my success. I saw results after 1 month but month 3 I saw the most changes. 2. STOPPED my excess of B12. I was getting over 1000% daily, between eating too much Tuna and my pre-workout haha. I found out it can be very problematic for cystic acne. **Skin Care** 1. Retired all skincare and makeup products that could cause breakouts. I use cosdna.com. I punch in the product’s ingredient list and I don’t use the product if it has a 2 or over in the acne column. It’s strict, but it has worked wonders for me. 2. Using the system above, I compiled a skin care routine that I stuck to for one month with no changes. No exceptions. Switching skincare a bunch won’t get you anywhere. Our skin and hair really need an entire month (at least) of consistent use before you really start seeing results. 3. Educated myself on Purging vs Breaking Out and surrendered to the fact that it will get worse before better. 4. Started using The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% and Zinc 1% serum. Another HUGE success from this puppy. I use it in the morning under my SPF. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 5. I wash my face twice a day no exceptions. Skin care is my obsession now lol. Never ever sleep in that makeup or SPF - that is so important for us acne prone gals. 6. Started wearing SPF everyday. Inflammation from the sun can cause acne. Not to mention gnarly premature aging and skin cancer! I put it on every two hours every day haha. This cleared up my brown patches and age spots nicely. DRMTLGY - Universal Tinted Moisturizer SPF 46 7. Adopted and stuck with spot treatments. In the past I would use a spot treatment for one night and then forget about it. ZITSTICKA - Killa Kit ZITSTICKA - Hyperfade **Other** 1. I trained myself to sleep on my back for the first half of the night lol. The second half I switch to a pillowcase with silver woven in to combat bacteria. (Silvon Pillowcase). 2. Found patience. I told myself that it was going to be a journey, and to not be discouraged if I didn’t get it right the first time. It took me 3 months before I was consistently not breaking out. It also took me about 3 months to perfect my skincare routine - trial and errors are a big part of the journey!
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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Hyram Approved🎉🎉Pick The Best Type of Pimple Patch for Your Skin!
You might be confused by Hydrocolloid patches and Micro dart patches, and had a hard time to choose from when acne occurred. Hyram just taught us how to pick the right pimple patch for your skin, and I've listed the benefits and reasons underneath. Hydrocolloid patches: for medical purposes, and they are originally created for ulcers. Essentially they serve as a protective barrier overtops of a wound to suck out all the nasty fluid from the wound and to help accelerate the healing process. Hydrocolloid patches help to reduce trans epidermal water loss (TEWL: the loss of water that passes from inside a body through the epidermis to the surrounding atmosphere via diffusion and evaporation processes.) thereby hydrating those areas to accelerate the healing process. They create a barrier between you and the pimple to avoid them to be exposed to pollution, dirt, bacteria, and us touching it. Hydrocolloid patches are most beneficial for pimples that really juicy and oily, and some ones that are producing pus so that we need something to really protect the opening on top of the skin ones. They are best for people who already have pimples that have come to the surface of the skin, that have erupted, that are risking bacteria and dirt exposure. Product Recommendation: COSRX - Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch($6): contains a variety of sizes. Put them on before you go to sleep, and the next morning you will notice the redness and pus have gone down a lot. Micro-Dart patches: the difference between hydrocolloid patches and micro-dart patches is that micro-dart patches contain the beneficial ingredients that are typically found in acne treatments, which are arranged into micro dark shapes on the surface of the patch to be able to be pressed into the skin and deliver those benefits deeper. It typically makes sure that the acne-treatment serums can go deeper into our skin to prevent pimples from getting worse and for treating those under the skin pimples. Using them when you experience the pain under the skin breakout or you really want to take care of a pimple fast. Product Recommendation: ZITSTICKA - Killa Kit($29): it contains the ingredients like salicylic acid, which is great for exfoliation, Niacinamide, which will not only control the oil and sebum production in that area but also brightening any scars or dark spots, and tea tree oil. The primary difference between micro-dart patches and hydrocolloid patches is the price point. Because of the technology and the serum, micro-dart patches tend to be more expensive than a standard high patch. Check the link below to watch more from Hyram https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP2ldqrtN7U&feature=emb_title Comment below to let me know your thoughts and experiences. 💖💖
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