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Bye-Bye Breakouts: How This Pimple Patch Cleared My Skin & Why I Love Hero Cosmetics

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March 21, 2022

Let's face it: acne sucks, big time. It's simply the worst when you wake up to face an angry, painful pimple right in the center of your face- but, what if I told you that with a simple sticker, that nasty zit could be gone within hours?

That's right: in a cleverly efficient way that'll have you instantly obsessed, Hero Cosmetics will have any tricky situation under control. Because of how well it worked, it quickly became my hero; seriously, it's unbelievable how many times it's saved my skin.

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Whether you're struggling with breakouts, almost-here-pimples, or post-pimple scars, Hero Cosmetics is here to save the day- one sticker at a time. I can't help but honestly rave about this brand because their affordable and easy pimple patches have done me wonders. Consider me a fan forever!

Who Nose How To Get Clear Skin?

Yep, that pun was intended. Believe it or not, your nose needs some care, too! This nose strip is "a safe, gentle hydrocolloid nose patch that soaks up gunk and improves the look of pores overnight."

Gone are the days when you have to painfully strip off the papery nose strips- the Mighty Patch Nose is all about safely and gently taking off all that gunk. Made with "100% pure medical-grade hydrocolloid, a naturally fluid-absorbing gel that traps oil and pimple gunk like a sponge"- this nose strip takes quality to heart.

Shop the Mighty Patch Nose here.

The nose strip comes in a super stretchy, flexible material that easily molds to the shape of your nose. It's perfectly thin so that it's not too noticeable, and has a matte feel to it. The strip folds over all the curves and crevices of your nose shape. It's so comfortable that you won't even remember that it was there!

To use this nose strip, follow Hero Cosmetics's instructions below:

  1. Start with clean, dry skin.
  2. Apply the patch and leave on 6-8 hours (until it turns white with gunk).
  3. Now the fun part – peel it off.

In addition, the brand includes some advice to make sure you maximize the results:

  1. Peel the backing from the center first. Get the patch in place, then smooth down the sides.
  2. Patching a pimple cluster? Mighty Patch works best on whiteheads!
  3. For extra-satisfying results, exfoliate before you patch – it helps loosen up the gunk.
  4. Need to re-patch? Wait at least 6 hours (to let your skin breathe).

In just 6-8 hours, this nose strip will absorb all of the nasty gunk, turning the material into a cloudy color. When you take off the strip, it comes off just as a sticker would minus the pain. Plus, it leaves no residue, so you don't have to scrape off any leftover stickiness. Talk about effortlessly amazing!

Plus, this box is seriously generous. Each box includes a content of 10 patches that'll last you for a good amount of time, and will keep you prepared for any nose emergencies!

The Big Bad Pimples, Begone!

Anyone who's experienced a massive breakout knows that it can definitely be a hassle. Sometimes, a single pimple patch just won't do- bigger problems require bigger solutions. In this case, the Mighty Patch Surface is exactly what we need.

Shop the Mighty Patch Surface here.

When a pimple sprouts on our skin, sometimes it comes along with its entire squad of friends. To get them all at once, simply place the Surface Patch over the cluster to bid it all goodbye!

The patch is made with hydrocolloid- "a plant-based gel that gently absorbs and traps gunk"- and has been sterilized, clinically tested, and is of medical grade. It's stretchy, thin, and clings to your skin just right so you don't have to worry about it coming off.

The rectangular shape is an ideal fit for getting all of the pimples, and I love how it's truly big enough to cover just about anything. Plus, because it'll safely cover all the breakouts, it'll prevent you from picking at it (which would have made it worse).

To use the Surface Patch, first, cleanse and prepare your skin. Apply the patch wherever you need. Once it turns opaque, that means it's ready for you to peel it off. As gross as it sounds, it's so satisfying to see the remnants of the strip!

You might recognize how its effects are similar to those of Hero Cosmetics's original Mighty Pimple Patches- and that's because they're exactly the same material, minus the size difference.

The Surface Patch comes at a sizable fit at over 2 inches. It's perfect to cover just about anything, and it's not only limited to your face; anywhere from your back, neck, chest, butt, or jawline is a great fit for this patch!

No Place for Blemishes

It's great to rid the pus from the pimple sites- but sometimes, they leave behind a mark, which is a huge no-no. To get rid of the dark spots and blemishes, Hero Cosmetics has developed a special blemish patch with 173 micropoints to brighten up your skin.

Shop the Micropoint for Dark Spots here.

Curious what a micropoint is? We got you: according to Hero Cosmetics, "the patch uses tiny dissolving microneedles to flood dark spots with a deep dose of brighteners to even skin tone quick." (No need to be scared, though; you won't feel a single thing!)

Dark spots may just be one of the hardest things to get rid of- even a consistent routine with cleanser and cream sometimes needs something more- and the Micropoint for Dark Spots fulfills its job to perfection.

After you've zapped your pimple, simply identify your blemish and place this patch over it, while gently pressing for 15 to 30 seconds. After 6 hours, gently take off the patch. It is recommended that you "use twice a week until the post-blemish brightens."

Blemishes have been no fun at all to deal with, but after giving these Micropoints a try, I was delightly surprised and pleased. The dark posts really do fade away, and nothing has been more effective than these patches.

Part of that has to be credited to the powerful healing properties of the ingredients- all of the best quality, because you shouldn't expect anything less from Hero Cosmetics. Made with ingredients such as the below, this tiny little patch (okay, well, actually, it's pretty well sized- about a penny, maybe) is mightier than it looks.

Vitamin C- The ultimate brightening antioxidant

Niacinamide- Smoothing, fortifying, and clarity-boosting

Tranexamic Acid- Visibly brighten dark spots and evens out skin tone

Sodium Hyaluronate- Moisture-locking super-hydrator

The patch looks pretty complex and detailed with its miniscule points and matte feel, but it's oh-so-easy and painless to apply. If there's ever a blemish situation, these patches are our best bet.

A Little Of Everything, Please

For a bit of everything, Hero Cosmetics offers a variety pack that includes their Mighty Patch Original, Invisible+, and Surface. This pack is perfect for whiteheads that are ready to be zapped, as compared to those that haven't risen to the surface yet.

Shop the Mighty Patch Variety Pack here.

Every single one of these patches is made with "plant-based hydrocolloid – a natural fluid-absorbing gel" - and is perfect for all skins and all people. "Mighty Patch is medical-grade, non-drying, allergy tested, and great for sensitive skin," shares Hero Cosmetics.

The Original Patch is a medium to thin, circular patch that is perfect for sticking onto a pimple that needs to be zapped. Just as with other Hero products, it's perfect to patch on overnight to wake up to a much less bothered skin.

The Invisible+ Patch has all the powers of the Original, but offers a thinner material that makes the patch barely noticeable. If you have a busy day of school or work, you could place this on and go about your day- that's really how invisible they are!

The Surface patch, as shared above, is the jumbo patch that takes clusters of pimples out all at once.

With these range of patches, in no time, your pimples will be left visibly flatter, less red, and on their way out of your skin! Every single one of them offers a special power, and work beautifully together.

I just adore how convenient this pack is. It seriously has anything you could ever need for any situation, and is unbelievably handy!

Happy Skin, Day and Night

The ultimate AM/PM routine to get rid of post-blemishes is the Rescue and Redness Duo, hands down. I said what I said! This dynamic duo consists of the Rescue Balm and +Red Correct Balm.

Shop the Rescue and Redness Duo here.

So, what does each balm do? According to Hero Cosmetics, "Rescue Balm takes the night shift and +Red Correct green-tinted balm blurs redness all day long." Together, their powers combine to make for the most effective blemish-eraser ever.

AM: Use Rescue Balm +Red Correct to camouflage redness and replenish skin.

PM: Apply Rescue Balm to nourish dry, flaky, post-breakout skin overnight.

The Rescue Balm

This handy-dandy cream is perfect for applying right after you've popped a pimple. It almost feels like ointment compared to a beauty & skincare product, because of how effective it is.

Shop the Rescue Balm here.

The tube squeezes out in small portions for you to apply to your skin- and it immediately absorbs the balm. Made with zero fragrance or irritating ingredients, this balm takes it right away from the popped pimple site.

I just love the matte feel of this balm, because greasy creams are a big no-no. It's so soothing and calming, and even moisturizes the dry, flaky parts of your skin. If anything, it's a true multi-tasking hero.

The Rescue Balm +Red Correct

This balm is perfect for making dry skin feel smoother and more hydrated, and taking red, uneven skin under control. "A cult-fave has a brand-new super power: nourish post-breakout skin and camouflage redness with a color-correcting green tint for fair to light skin tones," says Hero Cosmetics.

Shop the Rescue Balm +Red Correct here.

In the mornings, our skin can be a little inflamed- hence why this is the best go-to AM balm. This green tint will turn all the redness of your face to a much more calmed-down, natural color, just like magic.

So, what are their key differences and similarities? For one, the way their balm works on your skin: "Rescue Balm’s formula is emollient and rich to replenish post-blemish skin, while Rescue Balm +Red Correct’s color-changing tint is feather-light and breathable."

Plus, "both balms include our moisture-infusing trifecta: Panthenol to soothe dry, flaky skin, Beta-glucan to replenish and visibly renew, and Oligopeptides to fortify dry, depleted skin."

Keep Up With Hero Cosmetics

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Kate J.
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Kate is the Marketing Director of The Teen Magazine.