I bought a pack of 18 from sasa.com and even though they are fairly cheap, I went through the pack in a matter of days so it is expensive to use on a regular basis.
However, the patch does work. It seems to suck out all the pus and reduces the swelling, but it takes at least 3 days for cystic acne, along with your other acne treatments cos if you use these patches alone, I dont think they are as effective.
The box says that it should be used under makeup but makeup or no makeup, the patches shouldnt be worn in public! Although its yellow tone, once stuck on my face, you can see the patch a mile off.
UPDATE- I still think that it does not work as well on acne that has not come to a head but for the pimples with a head/ous (pustules ?), it works amazing. I had a huge spot on my nose and once it was yellow and had pus, I stuck a patch on over night and the next morning, it sukced out the pus and it was completely flattened out and the following day, its gone but has left a small little red mark
Nexcareô Acne Patch is a skin-colored, water-based material that acts like a sponge to absorb the oily secretion and pus. It acts as a barrier over the acne to reduce hand contact and infection. It is also waterproof yet breathable thus helps improve healing time while ensuring comfort.
When you see the acne patch turning from skin tone to white tone, this means that the oil secretion has been absorbed.
3Mís patented Tegasorb absorbs maximum oil secretion and pus spot-on and was traditionally a large medical dressing meant for pus absorption in large wounds. Nexcareô Acne Patch was introduced after it was discovered that nurses in the hospitals innovated the product by cutting the dressing into smaller pieces to address their acne problems.
Price: S$4.95 (18ís) and $7.95 (36ís) respectively from Guardian & Watsonís pharmacies
Review: This amazing product was recommended to me by my late friend, and I dedicate this review to her. *Hazel, hereís to you*
Iím not so sure what makes this small little acne patch work, but it sure does work. Just clean your face well, make sure itís dry and stick the acne patch over your pimples. It helps to absorb all the oilies and nasties out, and reduce swelling in the process. A huge pimple could be taken down in just 2-3 pimple patches (roughly a day or 2). Cost wise, it isnít that effective for acne-plagued people like me, as one will have to use up near to a large pack in 2-3 days. However, for the effectiveness, Iím willing to spend!!