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I can't remember the number of times acne patches saved me from making sudden mistakes and now I can't live without them. I always make sure I'm fully filled with acne patches and I never forget to bring a sheet for overnight stays. ACROPASS takes this holy grail for acne-prone skin to the next level with its patented microneedle technology. I was excited to see how a microneedle plaster would work and tried the brand's Trouble Cure Set for Acne, the Soothing Q-Set for Insect Bites, and the Line Care Set for Wrinkles.
What is microneedling?
The word “needle” can evoke thoughts of pain or acupuncture, but microneedling has nothing to do with these concepts. The microneedles used by ACROPASS, called microcons, are made of soluble substances and are only 1/4 the width of human hair, which means they won't cause pain or injury to the skin. They help inject potent ingredients directly into the skin for faster, more effective absorption. The microneedles are evenly spaced in the center of the patch and are surrounded by a hydrocolloid that traps moisture and wards off bacteria.
The method of application is almost the same as that of normal acne patches. Before use, clean the affected area and make sure it is free of sebum, moisture, or skin care products that may prevent the patch from sticking well. Remove the two backing sheets from the patch without touching the center of the microneedles and gently press them onto the skin. After two hours, gently peel it off without pulling on the skin and voila, your acne will have flattened out if it's not gone! The best part? It also works for cystic acne with closed pores!
Microneedle plaster for common acne plasters
Microneedles inject ingredients instead of absorbing pus as standard patches do. In the end, instead of seeing a point of swollen hydrocolloid in the middle, you see that the microneedles have dissolved and gone, leaving only the plastic. These patches do not adhere to the skin as well as normal patches. Although Trouble Cure and Soothing Q are twice the size of traditional acne patches, they do not adhere well and tend to slip off after the microneedles dissolve in the skin. They're also thicker than common acne patches so I wouldn't wear them on the street or under makeup. I usually use them at home or under a face mask.
This jumbo set contains 22 individually wrapped wipes and patches. There is also a regular version with six sheets and patches. The alcohol swab contains tea tree oil and salicylic acid to soothe, disinfect, and exfoliate the skin, but all I felt was the alcohol. It has a strong smell of alcohol and a slight stinging effect. I therefore recommend cleaning your face thoroughly with your usual cleanser instead of the wipe if you have sensitive skin.
Each patch contains 24 perfectly aligned microneedles in the center. Strong ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, oligopeptide-76 and niacinamide penetrate the skin via the microneedles to promote skin regeneration. The carrier foils are easy to remove. There was no tingling sensation when I pressed the patch against my skin. Instead of letting it sit overnight like other acne patches, I usually removed it after two hours as it kept slipping off longer.
Each pack consists of two pairs of banana-shaped patches that are similar in size and shape to eye patches. Each patch contains 80 microneedles fortified with collagen, ascorbyl glucoside (which is converted into vitamin C in the body) and three types of hyaluronic acid, as well as acetyl octapeptide-3 to stimulate collagen synthesis and firm skin.
Wrinkles have always been a problem for my dry skin, especially now that I'm in my 30s. Instead of placing spots just under the eyes, I placed them at the corners of my eyes and mouth where my wrinkles are most evident.
Each pack consists of two pairs of banana-shaped spots that are quite similar in size and shape to the eye patches. Each patch contains 80 microneedles enriched with collagen, ascorbyl glucoside (which is converted into vitamin C in the body), three types of hyaluronic acid, and acetyloctapeptide-3 to stimulate collagen synthesis and firm skin.
Wrinkles have always been a problem for my dry skin, especially now that I've passed my 30s. Instead of placing the spots just below the eyes, I placed them at the corners of my eyes and in my mouth where my wrinkles are most obvious.
Of all three, trouble cure is undoubtedly the one to invest in. It is much more effective than regular acne patches, which often require three to four pieces to cure cystic acne. On my first attempt, a brewing pimple was flattened overnight.
The effects of calming Q and line care are less obvious. Soothing Q shouldn't be used as a replacement for Trouble Cure, even though it's half the price.
Some might say that these patches are too expensive, but as someone with constant cystic acne, I would say the trouble cure is worth it. Just get the Jumbo instead of the regular bundle – it's more economical and only costs about $ 1 per patch! While common acne patches cost less, they are far less effective. You will see the difference if you try! I just wish the packaging could be less bulky and greener. The alcohol wipes are probably unnecessary and can irritate the skin.
Microneedling is a very promising technology and I hope to see more ways to use it.
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