The last year has taken a huge toll on us in so many ways, a major one being our skin. From fine lines to maskne, skincare has never felt more essential. Peace Out Skincare is known for their effective skin products at super affordable prices, and I can confirm it’s a fan favorite for good reason.
What skin types should use the products?
Whether you have combination, normal, dry, oily or sensitive skin, these patches work for everyone. I’m someone who gets pretty dry skin in the summer and was concerned that these patches would strip my face of its natural moisture barrier and cause me to dry out even more. To my surprise, however, I’ve found them to be quite hydrating upon removal. They may leave a slight residue behind once you remove them, but it doesn’t stick to your skin and can easily be rinsed off.
I loved the effects of these patches for the 11 lines between my eyebrows and my crow’s feet. I wore them twice a week overnight for three weeks and could visibly see my lines shallowing like they were getting injected with Botox.
How do they work?
They have microneedling bedded along the face-side of the strips that work their way into your trouble areas and dissolve by morning. They have retinol, vitamin C and peptides to plump and hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Each box comes with six patches and should be used twice a week for a minimum of six hours per use for optimal results.
Pro tip: Carefully cut the strips to fit multiple areas so you don’t have to waste more than one strip at a time. Oh, and sterilize your scissors first.
I use these babies on any acne scars and a patch of discoloration where I had a skin biopsy done. Giving these areas some extra TLC has greatly improved the evenness of my skin tone.
How do they work?
With over 430 microneedles, these little dots help your skin produce more collagen dulling the discoloration and brightening the overall appearance of the area. They also help absorb the brightening ingredients: Niacinamide, tranexamic acid and ferulic acid. Use these twice a week overnight for two weeks to start seeing the fading effects.
More dots! Don’t worry, you won’t look like you have chickenpox all over your face, since they have a matte, clear coloring they blend in well to your skin. These are by far my favorite acne dots I’ve used. If I develop a pimple during the day, I throw one of these bad boys on at night before bed and it fully brings the pimple to the surface and reduces the redness. Instead of waiting a week or so for my pimple to disappear, these stickers have mine gone in two days.
How does it work?
The combination of salicylic acid, vitamin A and aloe vera get deep into your pores to soothe redness and clear the skin. There is also a hydrocolloid polymer technology within these dots that extracts impurities and will create a barrier against environmental pollutants.
Pro tip: Wear under your mask to protect your current blemishes from getting further inflamed.
If your pores have grown and come out to play (thanks, masks) you are not alone. I don’t know about you, but I love the satisfaction of pulling off a pore strip and relishing the remnants that are no longer on my nose. These ones are no joke and will clean out all of the nooks and crannies.
How does it work?
Unlike most pore strips, you’re going to wear these for four to six hours and gently peel off. They soak up the oil and dirt in your pores leaving you feeling ten-pounds lighter (not really, but you know what I mean). Infused with the hydrocolloid polymer technology, DMAE and vitamin A, your pores will shrink and look squeaky clean just in time for summer. You’ll get four pore strips and four nose strips so you can customize the pore strips to wherever you need on your face.
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