Say goodbye to harsh, drying acne treatments, and hello to hydrating, healing protection! Pimple patches have already reframed the way we treat acne, but the Acropass Trouble Cure takes everything you know about the ordinary pimple patch to the next level. These stickers use microneedling technology and can even treat hormonal and cystic acne. Curious? Keep reading to get the full scoop.
Not to wax poetic, but pimple patches are probably the love of my life. Ever since moving to New York City from the West Coast, my skin has been breaking out like nobody’s business, so acne-fighting stickers have become my godsend. I even wear them in the office (they’re clear!).
I especially love that when you apply one on a zit before bed, there’s a glorious chance that you’ll pull it off the next morning and find goo and gunk from the spot stuck to the back of the patch. Is there anything more satisfying? I didn’t think so until I met the Acropass Trouble Cure.
Unlike some pimple patches that work best on whiteheads, Trouble Cure works on all kinds of spots, even hormonal and cystic acne. How, you ask? With dissolving microneedle technology.
While the actual stickers are made of the same hydrocolloid material that most others are, the adhesive part has tiny microneedle structures that are actually crystallized serum created to dissolve when they come in contact with the moisture from your skin. It may sound scary, but in reality these “needles” look more like tiny bumps and are approximately 1/3 the thickness of human hair, so you don’t have to worry about any pinching or painful sensations.
The serum contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin, as well as “trouble-curing” ingredients like niacinamide. And because it dissolves directly into your skin, the product bypasses the general limitations that ointments and patches with active ingredients that can’t penetrate the skin barrier suffer from.
So how do you use one?
Unlike what you might have experienced with other pimple patches before, Acropass’ involves multiple application steps. The first step is to wipe the area you want to apply the sticker on with a simple cleanser that comes in a little paper pouch, similar to a wet wipe. It’s packed with ingredients like tea tree oil and salicylic acid to help combat your acne and vitamin E to protect from free radicals and other pollutants.
Once the area is clean, remove the patch from the package and place it sticky side down over the spot.
The longer you wear it, the better your results will be. At minimum, keep it on for two hours, but for maximum efficiency, we recommend putting one on directly before bed and removing in the morning.
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking for a simple way to target cystic or hormonal acne without drying out your skin, this is sure to become your new best friend.