This post is a review about the Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch.
The Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch has had a lot of hype over the years, I thought it was too good to be true so I was very skeptical.
These patches claim to be an overnight fix that makes blackheads, whiteheads and pimples disappear by morning.
In my experience, when a product is too good to be true it's because it is.
I decided to give the Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch a try because I have acne prone skin and after taking Accutane it became extremely sensitive so having these patches for emergencies would be awesome.
If you're interested to know whether these patches work then keep reading!
To really test this product and make sure it really worked, I repeatedly used it on several different types of acne pimples.
Dealing With Acne
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, there are more than 50 million people who suffer from acne yearly.
Acne is a skin condition that affects from puberty to perimenopause and can have a negative impact in your self-esteem, confidence, social life, and even the way you interact.
When I was younger and just hit puberty, acne did affect me emotionally because I felt I had to look a certain way to be able to appeal to people which in turn made me a really shy person.
Studies show that acne, even in mild forms, affects all areas of a patients life, specially physiologically causing an impaired quality of life. However, a proper topical acne treatment can alleviate it.
COSRX is a South Korean brand built from experience in cosmetic industry and product development.
The brand has been committed into making high performance products with safe and natural ingredients that are skin-friendly.
As a result, it minimizes the possibility of side effects for all skin types while yielding the best possible results.
The Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch
The Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch are a vegan, cruelty-free, hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested patches that were a 2019 Soko Glam Best of K-Beauty™ Winner.
The Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch comes with a fragrance-free sheet of 24 different sized (3 to be exact) patches; to cover numerous pimples at once.
The concept behind the patches is that it treats breakouts by eliminating infection and bacteria, breaking down debris from blackheads and absorbing gunk from whiteheads overnight, flattening and healing acne faster. Read more about how hydrocolloid patches work.
It contains liquid paraffin to form a protective barrier and lock in moisture for the skin, betaine salicylate to exfoliate the skin and white willow bark to treat acne with its anti-inflammatory properties.
It's formulated without sulfates, parabens, oils and fragrances.
The Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch can be used on the face or body.
The colors of the packaging just make perfect sense, white signifies perfection and red action; basically taking action to reach perfect skin or at least that's the way I see it.
Due to the size of the package, it's obviously very lightweight which makes it travel friendly.
The fact that it comes with 3 different patch sizes is very convenient for acne of different sizes.
The patches have enough glue that allow them to stay put for a long time without irritating the skin.
These acne patches can be worn daily and in bright daylight because their transparent design makes them barely noticeable.
These acne patches contain ingredients that provide the skin with benefits:
- Increases the amount of moisture in the skin.
- Tightens and minimizes the pores and rough bumps.
- Acts like an antibacterial barrier.
- It's water resistant.
- Moisturizes the skin.
- Protects wounds.
- Boosts the sun protection factor.
- Filters UV rays
- Locks in moisture for the skin.
- Prevents skin itching.
- Fortifies the natural moisture barrier.
My Experience With Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch
The Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch was a 2019 Soko Glam Best of K-Beauty™ Winner for a reason.
I was surprised by that fact that it adhered so strongly to the skin, I washed my face in the morning and it stayed put.
Despite taking care of my skin, I occasionally get a few pimples here and there and when I do, whether I extract it or not, I am left with postinflammatory erythema which are pink/purple flat patches.
The Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch, are made of hydrocolloid dressing which draws out moisture from within the acne wound absorbing the excess fluid pulling oil and dirt.
I was most excited when I could see white specks on the patches and noticed that they helped heal my previous breakouts faster than usual, diminishing the postinflammatory erythema effect.
Also, I have used these patches on more severe acne since it breaks down debris and it heals it.
The Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch are a great way to stop picking on your skin, otherwise, it can lead to increased inflammation, risk for infection, discoloration and scarring.
The patches have star ingredients but there are a few you may want to watch out.
The American Elements has listed Tetrakis Methane as a hazardous material that is fatal if inhaled, in contact with skin or swallowed and may cause organ damage and I found no information related to petroleum resin.
Unfortunately, I could not find any other information related to these ingredient so I'm unsure whether they are safe or not for use.
Personally, I don't think it poses a threat to either your skin or overall health because the patches contain low volumes of the ingredients.
With that said, it's up to you whether you want to try the Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch or not.
If you suffer from severe acne, these patches do help but are definitely not the solution.
The Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch are not cost effective for cystic acne sufferers. You need to maintain a constant skincare routine focused on treating your acne and at time oral medications may be necessary.
I was disappointed because the patches had been advertised to help with blackheads and whiteheads which is simply not true, at least I did not see any difference.
Why Should You Use The Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch?
You should use the Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch because it is the fastest and quickest acne treatment for healing acne overnight:
- Promotes faster and better healing by creating a moist environment.
- Delivers and penetrates active ingredients more effectively.
- Protects from rubbing and touching which can lead to infection and scarring.
- Protects from UV light which can decrease pigmentation.
When Should You Use The Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch?
You should use the Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch when your acne is filled with pus.
How Should You Use The Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch?
The Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch are easy to use but follow these steps to get the most out of them:
- Cleanse the area gently with a mild cleanser.
- With a clean towel, pat dry the area.
- Once you have found the right patch sizes, apply the patches over the blemishes and press firmly for 3-5 seconds.
- Leave it on overnight; make sure the patches aren't worn over 12 hours as it could irritate the skin.
- When the patches change color to white remove them to proceed with regular skincare.
For How Long Should You Use The Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch?
To be able to experience good results from these patches, you have to use the acne patches for at least over 4 to 8 hours or overnight.
Precautions Before Using The Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch
Precautions to take into consideration before using the Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch are:
- Avoid contact with eyes.
- Avoid using on irritated or inflamed skin.
- Patch testing is recommended.
- If signs of irritation or allergies appear discontinue use.
- Store in cool and dry places.
I thought that I was going to be very disappointed because this product was too good to be true, so I didn't set any expectations.
I have been impressed by the Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch and how fast this acne treatment delivered results.
Within the first night of using it, the patches broke down debris and absorbed all the pus and oil from the acne which promoted faster healing.
These patches act like a protective barrier which is a great way to stop picking your skin to prevent redness, irritation, inflammation and scarring.
If you're looking for a fast overnight acne treatment then I recommend the Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch 100%, but if you suffer from severe acne the patches help but are not the solution.
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Have you tried these patches before? How was your experience? I would love to read more!
Frequently Asked Questions
The best Cosrx products are:
- COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch
- COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser
- COSRX Advanced Snail Mucin Power Essence
- COSRX Two in One Poreless Power Liquid
- COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner
- COSRX One Step Original Clear Pad
- COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream
- COSRX Centella Blemish Cream
- COSRX Oil-free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion
- COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
Acne patches should't be worn over 12 hours as it can irritate the skin causing an adverse effect.
No, cystic acne forms from underneath the skin, the only short-term solution are cortisone shots which help reduce redness, swelling, and pain from inflammation.
HOWEVER, the Cosrx acne pimple master patch has healing ingredients to help calm inflammation and prevent further irritation.
Yes, you can put makeup over the Cosrx acne pimple master patch because their patches are thin and translucent making them almost invisible at sight and their glue is strong enough to hold it in place.