Christina Butan
September 16, 2019 11:13 am
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It doesn’t matter if you have acne-prone skin or not—pimples can surface on any type of skin, at any time. We’ve all experienced a pesky pimple that appeared on our face overnight, and absolutely nothing worked to get rid of it. I’ve tried my own fair share of spot treatments, from good old toothpaste to Mario Badescu’s raved about drying lotion, but nothing has worked as effectively or quickly as I’d like. I’m holding out hope, though, because over a thousand Amazon shoppers seem to have found what they consider the best spot treatment of all time: the Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch

You’ve probably seen these pimple patches pop up somewhere on your social media over the last year or so: That’s because they’ve become super popular since their release, so much so that a single box sells every two minutes on Amazon, according to the brand. The patches work differently than most spot treatments, which focus on drying out the pimple to get rid of it. Instead, the Mighty Patch is made with hydrocolloid, a fluid absorbing gel that draws out impurities contained in the pimple, which in turn reduces the blemish size and speeds up the healing process.

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Shop it! Mighty Patch Original, $12.50; amazon.com

“While stuck to the skin, acne patches also have the added benefit of preventing you from picking or trying to pop the pimple—which is good because picking a pimple increases inflammation and healing time and increases risk for infection, discoloration, and scarring,” dermatologist Dr. Hadley King previously told HelloGiggles.

In particular, these patches have racked up over 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, making them the number two best-selling “pore cleansing strips” on the site. Shoppers are obsessed with the results they see after using the patches, saying they’ve worked miracles on even the angriest of acne.

“I do not claim to understand the science behind these tiny miracles, but they have changed my life. I spent my workday looking forward to going home and putting one of these bad boys on my newly erupted Mt. Zit and the overnight results were shocking,” one user wrote. “Not only is it grossly satisfying, but it saved me several days of walking around with a bloody crater in my face because my previous method of dealing with unsightly blemishes was to pick, pick, pick.”

“If getting older wasn’t depressing enough, I have to now deal with ‘adult acne.’ From drugstore to dermatologist, it’s sent me scurrying in every direction to try and clear my acne. Unlike my teenage years, the problems I deal with now are not straight-forward zits,” another shopper wrote. “My pores get clogged but they’re stubborn buggers and don’t like to be extracted. The Mighty Patch has been great because it actually succeeds in bringing all that grossness to the surface. From there, it’s easy just to extract and blast off. I’ve already gone through one sheet!”

For anyone with frequent breakouts, the Mighty Patch might just be the overnight miracle worker you’ve been searching for. And even if you don’t commonly experience breakouts, having a box handy in your skin care cabinet isn’t a bad idea for those inevitable emergency zit situations.

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