When you have combo or oily skin, you’ll try just about any type of acne treatment product to just get rid of those annoying blemishes. Sometimes they’re so bad that you just want to crawl back into bed and hide under the covers. But now there are so many options on the market for spot treating these imperfections and one of them that I tried were acne dots which seem to be all the rage. I wanted to do a little comparison testing so I opted for these two products – Peace Out Acne Healing Dots and COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch.
What’s the deal with these dots? Basically they are small, circular stickers that you adhere directly onto a blemish. This creates an exact spot treatment and if worn overnight, which I did, you’ll wake up with a smaller, less red zit. I kid you not!
Peace Out Acne Healing Dots ($19)
These small dots are a dream come true! They’re the first on the market of acne healing dots made of hydrocolloid dressing infused with an acne-fighting formula. This hospital-grade bandage material is comprised of materials which make the healing dot hydrating and that means it keeps that nasty blemish hydrated while at the same time removes the bad stuff that’s making your skin break out. This also means that you have a less chance of acquiring an acne scar and that’s a huge relief for me as I scar easily. But how do you know this product really worked? Two things that I saw happen – when I removed the dot, I saw a tiny white spot on it, which shows that it extracted the bad stuff out of my zit. It was fascinating – much like how I like to inspect the biore strip after removing it from my nose to see what gunk it extracted from my skin. Oh, and that second thing – I awoke to a smaller zit in the AM as this product is said to work as quickly as 6 hours. This is also attributed to their acne-fighting formula of salicylic acid and vitamin A which fight bacteria and gives that blemish-shrinking power a boost.
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch ($5)
Similar to the Peace Out version, these dots are also made out of hydrocolloid dressing so blemishes stay hydrated and protected. Again, the chance of scarring is lessened – huge sigh of relief. Unfortunately, the downside is that these little guys do not contain any acne-fighting ingredients which equals no antibacterial ingredients in their formula. I tested a dot out on a freshly formed zit and awoke the next morning to only find it slightly diminished, not quite as much as the Peace Out version plus no white spot on the dot unlike the other brand.
While a wee bit cheaper in price, I’d opt for the Peace Out version as the results were much quicker. And when you’ve got a nasty blemish a day before an important meeting or hot date, you’ll do just about anything to get rid it. Am I right?