Raise your hand if you’ve popped a pimple before. That makes…almost all of us at one point or another (so, no judgement here). Unfortunately, messing with zits can cause scarring, irritation, and swelling. But there’s another way to quickly zap blemishes without the harmful effects: Pimple patches with darts.
You’ve probably encountered countless people wearing pimple patches without even knowing it, which is one of the reasons we love them. You can rock them while running errands, exercising, or just lounging around while they do all the acne-fighting work.
Another reason why we’re leaning on pimple patches with micro darts is that the darts penetrate your skin deeper than a serum or other topicals can, releasing ingredients (like salicylic acid and hyaluronic acid) that simultaneously target blemishes and hydrate your skin. These are infused into the site of the blemish, helping to squelch the bacteria and other impurities responsible for your breakout. These patches are small and nearly invisible, but the work they do is mighty. Don’t believe us? Try them out for yourself.
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1. Acnemy Zitless Microdart Patches 10-Pack
As soon as you feel a pimple coming on, grab these Acnemy patches. They work by penetrating the first layer of skin and releasing retinol, salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and oligopeptide-76 to target under-the-skin blemishes.
2. Dr. Jart+ Focuspot Blemish Micro Tip Patch
You can rest assured that your breakouts will be under control when using these Dr. Jart+ patches. The micro darts deeply latch on to the surface of your skin, targeting and prevent blemishes. They’re made with 65 percent hyaluronic acid, vitamin B3 to prevent dark spots, and polypeptide to hydrate your skin. For best results, apply before going to bed and remove the following morning.
3. Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Micropoint For Blemishes
According to the product description, this salicylic acid patch features 173 micro darts that work together to “deliver blemish-bursting ingredients right to the source.”
4. ZitSticka Killa Kit
The name alone lets you know exactly what to expect—RIP acne. The micro darts target the early stage of acne, releasing hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, salicylic acid, and oligopeptide-76 into the skin to calm, treat, and fight the blemish. This kit also comes with Cleana swabs to target blemishes. If you’re prone to breakouts, we recommend the 20-pack, and if blemishes like to pop up every now and then when it’s least expected—because that’s how it always goes—we recommend keeping the eight pack on deck.
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