In just a few years, anti-acne products have become more varied and innovative than ever. But what if we only had to choose one? (You know, in case someone asks the hypothetical ‘what would you take with you to a deserted island’ question!) Honestly, we’d pick pimple patches in a heartbeat.
For those unfamiliar, pimple patches are hydrocolloid stickers that you can easily slap on breakouts for fast pimple relief. These circular bandaids are game changers because they absorb the fluid from within, flattening the area in as little as a few hours. Not only that, the patches keep you from picking at blemishes too, protecting it from bacteria and irritation.
And now with more brands catching on, there are tons of these beloved dots at your disposal. But that’s not to say they’re all the same! Take Happy Skin’s Invisible Patch, for instance.
The latest addition to Happy Skin’s beauty line, these patches claim to be invisible on skin. To us, that means there’s no need to disguise it with makeup to keep it from standing out! It does that all on its own. But first, we had to see if this was true. (Also, if it’s as effective as our favorites!) Scroll for a look!
THE HAPPY SKIN BEAUTY INVISIBLE PIMPLE PATCH
At first glance, it seems every pimple patch is made with the same cookie-cutter, semi-transparent design. But look past that and you’ll notice that even something as simple as the sticker’s width and finish can set it apart from the rest.
A set of 15 undetectable hydrocolloid stickers, its thin and matte design is a good balance of two strengths that make the Cosrx pimple patches so great. Pair that with a nearly transparent look and the stickers blend seamlessly into the skin in a way that appears completely natural.
Happy Skin also mentions that each one contains Centella Asiatica (a.k.a. Cica), a popular ingredient that soothes redness and irritation while it prevents scars from forming. This gives Happy Skin’s patch an edge because it’s now doubly effective as a spot treatment and does its job without being obvious. (Until the sticker reveals that familiar white dot, that is.)
So, let’s see how it all plays out! Here, we asked Kathy from the BeautyMNL office to test the Happy Skin Beauty Invisible Pimple Patch on a ripe pimple for a few hours and to share the experience. From first impressions to her final thoughts, peep the review, below!
KATHY SAYS: “The patch is thin, but it doesn’t feel flimsy. It sticks really well, too. It doesn’t easily budge. It kind of reminds me of the Cosrx Clear Fit Master Patch (Black) but matte. I think the matte finish helps it blend into the skin more. Actually, I can barely tell it’s there! Plus, the packaging is cute. I like it.”
FINAL THOUGHTS (AFTER 4 HOURS)
KATHY SAYS: “So far, it’s the best patch I’ve tried. I didn’t have any expectations going in considering all pimple patches pretty much do the same thing, but this one really wowed me because it was just as effective as Cosrx’s. Even better, it was undetectable on my skin. When I told people I had a patch on, they didn’t notice until I told them, and even then I had to show them where it was.”
KATHY SAYS: “By the time I took it off, I noticed that it really sucked all the gunk inside. And while utility-wise I understand how some people would opt for more popular brands, I was pleasantly surprised to see these patches over-perform. I would definitely repurchase.”
The Happy Skin Beauty Invisible Pimple Patch is available on BeautyMNL for only P175.
Think you’ll be trying out these new patches? Share your thoughts with us in the comments, below!
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