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691 people found this helpful
on May 31, 2017
These are tiny hydrocolloid bandages, that are used to pull out fluid from a lanced/popped pimple, reducing size and inflammation. So far, I've used traditional hydrocolloid bandages (ones that are marketed specifically for blisters on your feet) and have had relatively good success. My main issue with the CosRx bandages is that they don't stick to my skin nearly as well as traditional ones. They come off super easy, which sucks since you need to leave these on for minimum 5 hours to see any benefit. I tried to use these overnight (which is usually the easiest way to get it on for a long time) and they came off in my sleep. Granted, I do roll around a lot, but the traditional bandages never came off when I slept with them on. In addition, the majority of the stickers that came with this were incredibly small. which is silly, because most white heads are not that small.
I do recommend using these to cover zits during the day, they're a lot more subtle than the traditonal bandages, and can protect your tender skin from the elements, and also helps me keep my grubby little fingers off my zits. Also, hydrocolloid bandages will not help with blackheads, and only marginally help with cystic, deep-under-the-skin acne. I tend to have more of the latter, and really I use these kind of bandages to seal my zits out from germs and it creates a sterile environment for my pimples to rise out of my skin, and then subsequently get their pus pulled out. It helps mostly with inflammation in my experience. I am going to try the Nexcare hydrocolloid bandages for acne next, since they manufacture traditional hydrocolloid bandages and I need something I can wear at night and during the day.