Rated 3.89 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 192 customers These work!!
Jessica from Costa Mesa, CA
I was a little hesitant to try these because I was worried the salicylic acid might over sensitize my skin, but they're super gentle and effective! Seriously, I can see a noticeable reduction in redness within hours of applying. Also, these are super thin, so I can wear them out of the house and not feel like it's totally obvious, and they stay in place, which is definitely a must. It's the best patch I've ever used. Totally worth the price.
Trisha from AR
I received these in a sample box. I've always been skeptical of blemish dots, but WOW, these made me a believer. I've made a routine of putting them on where needed before bed. When I wake up the next morning, the blemish that was there is almost non existent!
Of all the prescription gels and lotions I put on my face from my dermatologist, these random blemish dots I found by happy coincidence give me the most satisfying results.
My Mom Noticed a Difference
lyyoso from Los Angeles
After a week, my mom said, "Your skin looks better." :') These stay on so securely that sometimes I forget to take them off, shower with them, and they're still on. I even use my SKYN oil before, and they just ✨stick✨ so I'm not sure what other people are experiencing, but they work well for me!
KathyL from Phoenix, AZ
I'm a big fan of Skyn Iceland's Glacier products. I use the Glacier Face Wash and it makes my skin feel deep down clean without stripping the moisture. I really looked forward to using these blemish dots but I could not get them to stay on. I've used multiple brands of blemish dots. They would stay on for a minute or 2 but just started lifting at the edge. The next thing you knew they were gone. The first time I thought I'd maybe did something so I tried it a second time. I made sure the area was completely dry with no products on it before I put it on and held it for 5 seconds. Then I watched it and sure enough, it did the same thing and I watched it fall off right in my sink. Really disappointed.
Make no difference and won't stay in place
Ruby from Tennessee
These dots will NEVER stay in place when I put them on. They're so thin and flimsy. You could barely touch your face and the dot will just slide right off.
And when they do stick, they don't make a difference at all- no matter the blemish. Whitehead, pustule, cyst; it never sucks up anything.
I cannot stress enough how much I hate this product. I have tried several blemish dot brands and these are by far the worst. Guess I'm going back to good ole mighty patch.
autumn from oregon
i bought these for my acne-prone bf + started using them when i broke out as well - we've already bought a second pack bc they work so well ! when i leave one on a pimple overnight, it's noticeably less red, irritated, + painful the next morning. for the record, neither of us have sensitive skin, so i can't attest to that aspect, but they work amazingly for us.
Can't use under foundation
Zari from Los Angeles
The only reason I bought this was to try to cover pimples from showing under my foundation, however it doesn't work for that. Foundation on the blemish dot strip won't match and blend into the rest of your makeup so it's very noticeable and just looks like a circle stamped on your face.
I didn't notice anything
Gigi from California
I didn't notice anything different when I used these. I stuck them on my pimples overnight until the package ran out and never noticed any difference after use.
Delaney from Okc
these worked well enough, but the cosrx dots are much faster. these work, but they take longer. I do like the 2 sizes.
jess from Dallas TX
I am 39 and recently started breaking out like a teenager ugggg. I got these as a sample with their face lotion. Wow they are great. Mind you it's not a magic eraser. It helps the pimples look less swollen and red. They are amazing.
Penelope from Kansas
These work great for me. I sometimes get huge stubborn pimples and I put these on over night. The size usually goes down by next morning. These are expensive but worth having for the bad ones.
Liv from Florida
I tried clearasil ones a few months ago I got on the clearance rack that worked amazing, so when I wanted to try other brands I looked them up and decided to try these. DID NOT WORK AT ALL. Didn't stick to my skin with damp skin. When I took it off it was oily and gross, pimple got worse.
NettyK from Ohio
I bought these for my daughters and they both said the patches don't work as well as others I've bought for them in the past.
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.