Rated 3.95 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Patience is a virtue!
This product is getting a bad rap based on the reviews! People seem to expect a miracle overnight. That's not going to happen with any acne product that is currently available. What this product will do is help acne (especially cystic acne) from getting out of control. If used nightly (not just one night, people) on the spot(s), it will prevent the bacteria from spreading and from the cyst from imploding into a godawful mess (those with cystic acne know what I mean!). Use until the cyst is gone or almost gone, THEN discontinue use.
If you're on the fence between these and the Peter Thomas Roth ones, I've used both and they are IDENTICAL. Both come with the same ingredients and in two different sizes. I seriously can't tell a difference in the them except this one is much cheaper.
Worth it if you have cystic acne that you want to keep as calm as possible and you're realistic about the results!
Most Helpful Critical Review Not hydrocolloidal
So, my issue with these is simple. If u are going to make an acne sticker make it hydrocolloidal. If u are willing to place (willow bark) SA & other anti-blemish ingredients into a product made as a sticker, u have to allow the clogging material (dead cells, hardened sebum, baceria & lymp/white blood cells) somewhere to go. Not all spots just disappear, sone need to come to a head to push the infected plug out of the pore (follicle). If the sticker is blocking it's exit, then u can actually allow the infection to fester longer than needed. Hydrocolloidal bandages are very effective at pulling any infected material out while still keeping the area most so the spot doesn't dry out & get crusty. I'm an esthetician & thought I'd love these & be able to recommend them but for larger papules they just don't work. However, if u have a cyst that is just barely at the beginning stages, then the ingredients in this might be able to help it fade before it comes to a head. Quick lil #2 complaint, some of these essential oils in these can be irritating to some & a bit comedogenic themselves. So, they could actually clog pores beside the spot u have now. No fun!
Reviewed by 179 customers Fantastic!
Amanda from Tucson, AZ
Look, these are not a magic spell to fix your blemishes instantly, but they are quite effective and easy to use! They prevent scaring on me, and they drastically shorten the amount of time it takes for my pimples or zits to work themselves out of my skin and disappear. They're perfectly clear, just a little shiny on the skin so that's what makes them slightly visible. Overall, I absolutely love them and have already repurchased after a going through all 48 patches in a month or two. I recommend taking a blade and cutting them into smaller sizes to get more use out of them if your problem areas are quite small.
I honestly can't say enough good things. The ingredients are stellar and they really decrease even the amount of pain from those really painful deep pimples that are still deep under the skin. I joke that I would trust this brand with my life. I definitely like this more than the Mario drying lotion. That did not work for me at all.
I would buy again.
Lyss from Nj
I think people believe this will make there blemish disappear. What it does it help it not become so terrible and calms down the redness and swelling ness of a pimple. At least for me. And on top of that my pimple healing time is cut in half. It heals so much quicker. So don't think of this as a magic eraser but as a helping tool so your blemish doesn't go out of control.
swelling went down
lyss from NJ
now it didn't take away my blemish but it most certainly helped the swelling down and they healed in quicker time. I am very impressed. would absolutely buy again. skyn has never disappointed me.
I'll buy this product once more.
Jen from New York
I didn't intend on buying this product but, I was just scrolling through and came across this and because it's microneedling- I was sold. I'm not sure if this review will help, I do recommend to read more in depth reviews. I used this product overnight, and I didn't have a problem pealing it off in the morning. The needles felt like little stings, if you feel any at all. There's no pain and as I said, if you feel the little stings it's totally bearable. My under eye did turn read for the first 5 minutes but it went away. I slept comfortably with these on. I do see a bit of a slight brightness under my eyes and it feels tight- like I got enough sleep. However, right now for me it's nothing major. I do feel like you have to buy the Skyn serum to put under your eye before applying the eye pads. I didn't have the serum so I used the Olehenriksen one. I'm going to assume that's why it didn't work 100% for me. I will purchase this again as well as the Skyn serum to pair it together and see if it actually works.
Ari from Texas
These are just okay. You get a good amount for a good price which is why i tried these out. Had used another brand that worked amazingly well but Ulta does not carry them and I prefer to just buy from Ulta when possible. I did use them already and I will continue but they are not the instant fix that other patches will deliver. But they still are effective from the pimple getting any bigger.
Heather from Colorado
I wish I had come across these years ago. Work great on cystic acne.
JL from Florida
I've used other blemish dots with much success. These are useless.I bought them because they were on sale. I wish I saved my money. Will go back to Alba.
Only worked on beginning blemishes
kfort from St.Louis, MO
I would not purchase this product again. Only blemish it worked well on is one that I could feel before I could see it. Didn't reduce already forming blemishes. Liked that they came in two sizes but didn't like they didn't work.
Haven't seen any real benefit/change
Kate from Baltimore
I used it as directed, but I haven't seen a benefit in reduction of size/redness in blemishes.
These don't work
TheresaG22 from Pleasanton, CA
These don't work at all. They didn't shorten the amount of time or the size. Don't waste your money
I Love These!
Danielle from New Jersey
I don't breakout often, but when I do it's because of severe stress or forgetting to wash my face one night.
Work for me!
AgingSux from CO
Work better than any other medicated dots I've tried. And, better than most of the other topical treatments I've wasted money on.
For reference, I'm in my mid-40s and have never had chronic acne. However, the hormone monster has struck and these dots are the only treatment that rid them in two days or less.
I wished these worked for me!
kcaps from Michigan
I saw all.of the rave reviews and had high hopes. these did nothing for me. I wore overnight with no results.
A big waste of my money
Madison from Birmingham al
I've always thought of skyn Iceland as a good brand but the acne patches are terrible. They simply don't work. I was in need of a quick way to get rid of some bad bumps so i bought these because they were the only ones i could find that were clear at ulta. Way too exspensive and does not benefit your skin at all. These patches did nothing that it said it should do, my acne had no progress the next morning and actually throughout the day looked worst than they did before i used the patch. Worst acne product i have ever tried, which is saying a lot because i have tried so many different things to help my face. These were awful, no difference.
I NEEDED these in my life!!!
Liz from Birmingham
I have mediocre acne on my face (occasional break-outs but big, under the skin bumps when I do break out). I use these patches on every bump I see forming and they 100% reduce or even eliminate the bump. I usually wear the patch for longer than two hours (I'm wearing one right now that I put on before I went to sleep) but if I wake up before work and see a bump, I put a patch one for about an hour and a half and the effects are still noticeable. These patches are almost invisible, I've gone to work wearing two on accident before. I'd highly recommend these to anyone who has occasional bumps and doesn't want to use harsh creams.
Still have zits
Sam from Atlanta
I usually use Peace Out acne dots but I ran out and didn't feel like going to the mall or ordering online BUT I SHOULD HAVE... I gave three stars because the price isn't too bad and they stick well overnight... otherwise I still have two pimples that are still red and still raised. Usually with the Peace Out dots they suck out the stuff and shrink them... I wish ulta carried those instead!!!
These didn't help me and I got a rash from the adhesive
Jess from New York
I generally don't write bad reviews because I know everyone is different but these were just awful. I have good skin generally but get the dreaded period pimples sometimes and that's what happened this time around. I ran out of my regular Peach and Lily peach slices that I use so I ran out and got these. It's like putting a piece of clear tape on your face. It didn't help with the size of the pimple and I'm left with a rash presumably from the adhesive because it's SO STICKY in the shape of the circle. If you have sensitive skin I suggest looking elsewhere.
Don't work and difficult to get off the backing
sarcazm from Lewisville, TX
I am so disappointed that these don't work at all as I waited for a very long time for them to be restocked. They're also really hard to get off the plastic backing without squishing/wrinkling the tiny bit you're trying to peel off because of how thin they are - which would be great in concept if removing them was easier so that you could go about your day with clear dots on your blemishes, however, they're also shiny so quite obvious. All they seem to do is tone down the redness a bit if you keep re-applying a new patch every 6-8 hours or so for a few days, and if you have oily skin you need to keep replacing them frequently because they fall off. I am definitely going back to a brand of hydrocolloid patches I like during my next breakout when I feel I can justify wasting the money I spent on these.
Annon from Myrtle beach
Great for painful pimples. Patch it up over night.
Underwhelming. There are better products out there
Danice from los angeles
It only worked somewhat. Dr. Wonder works much better and blends more with the skin. I'd skip on this and get something else.
Does offer some benefit
Jocelyn111 from Amherst, NY
I have used the dots a few times only so far. They seemed to shrink blemishes somewhat. The dots did not make blemishes invisible after a few uses, but did seem to offer some benefit. They did not irritate my skin at all and were comfortable to wear overnight. I even forgot to remove one before I took a shower. I've tried almost every acne product out there and this one was worth trying, although it is expensive. They did not dry out my skin. Seem to work better on a pre-emerging pimple, so be proactive and use early.
Thank you Jesus
joco_mom509 from Olathe, KS
I am a 35 year old woman struggling with cystic acne and nothing seems to help... until now.
I decided to get these from Ulta last night. Came home at 6pm, washed my face and put 4 of these babies on. 2 of the cysts were flat by morning!! The other two cysts were "new" and now they seem to be much further along in their life cycle. In fact, one of the stickies had grossness on it, like it had pulled the inside of the cyst towards the surface. No bleeding, just seemed to be pulling out gunk from the pore.
The stickers are matte and REALLY hard to see. My husband didnt even notice I had them on. And today I decided to wear two to work and aside from seeing my blemish because I didnt put make up on it, you cant see the blemish dot sticker. These things stick really well and they do not come off while sleeping. I had to pull pretty hard to remove from my skin this morning (but it didnt hurt).
I'm sold. I love SKYN under eye patches and so I'll just keep adding SKYN to my arsenal for skin help.
Dang they work!
Mature skin pro from Florida
I got these in a subscription box and tried them and wowie they worked! I don't really have acne just occasional single zits from lord knows what. I put one of these on at night and by morning blemish was almost gone, just a hint of red left. I have used them multiple times with same excellent results. Now buying to keep them around. They won't stick on top of oiled or greasy moisturized skin (like duh) so plan accordingly. I'm impressed!
Erin from Arizona
Whenever I get a bad cystic zit, these are the only things that work for me. Put them on, and it sucks out all the yuckiness. They're perfect to wear outside out and about to protect from germs + pollution. Highly recommend.
This product WORKS.
Justine from NYC
I woke up one morning with a really painful, large, cystic pimple under the skin with no head to pop and a ton of redness and swelling. I put a drop of Murad Acne Spot Treatment on the area with one of these over it and within 2 days it was completely gone. No pain, and it never came above the skin. You cannot even tell you're wearing one of the patches and I was able to wear makeup without causing more irritation. Definitely recommend this for people who do not have normal breakouts but get large painful pimples from time to time. Will definitely buy again.