I bought the Beauty Pie This Should Hit The Spot Pimple Patches back in November, at a time when my skin was being particularly problematic, and I was intrigued to see what they would be like.
The reviews on the Beauty Pie are pretty mixed, with them having a rating of 3.9. 3.9 isn’t a *bad* rating as such, but it’s a low rating compared to most Beauty Pie products, as almost all of their products have 4.5+ with glowing reviews.
“Powered by active-intensive microdarts that dissolve into the epidermis and deliver targeted breakout-tackling Salicylic Acid, Madecassoside and Niacinamide, they’re engineered to literally ‘hit the spot’. Every bathroom needs a box.“
The Beauty Pie This Should Hit The Spot Pimple Patches are £11.33 for members, and they’re £30 for those that aren’t a member of Beauty Pie.
If you’re new to Beauty Pie, they’re a subscription beauty brand where you pay monthly, or annually for access to the reduced prices, and you can find out all the details on how Beauty Pie works right here.
Many of the Beauty Pie products are said to be dupes for higher-end products, and the Beauty Pie This Should Hit The Spot Pimple Patches are very much *inspired* by the ZitSticka Killa Microdart Patches (which I’ve tried and reviewed right here).
You get a box containing four individual sachet packets, and inside each packet you get four microdart blemish stickers in a clear plastic tray.
It’s a lot of packaging for 16 blemish stickers. I can’t help thinking all sixteen could’ve been put in one tray to reduce the need for all this extra packaging.
To use the Beauty Pie This Should Hit The Spot Pimple Patches, you have to tear open the pink sachet packet, and remove the clear plastic tray.
Each of the stickers have a white disc which you peel off to reveal the adhesive part of the stick, and the textured surface in the centre of the stickers is where the ‘microdarts’ are, and it’s the microdarts which are placed against your blemish / breakout.
When you first apply the sticker to the skin, the tiny, tiny microdarts feel a little sharp, but they literally dissolve whilst you wear the sticker, with the actives penetrating the skin to treat the blemish.
For me, the Beauty Pie This Should Hit The Spot Pimple Patches just aren’t sticky enough. The adhesive is only the border of the sticker, and over time the edges constantly lift up, and I have to keep pressing the edges down throughout the time I’m wearing them.
It’s not a major issue, but ZitSticka’s version adhere a lot better to the skin. I also find I need to wear the Beauty Pie version for longer than I do the ZitSticka version.
These patches do make a noticeable improvement in size and inflammation of blemishes, but they don’t work miracles. Whereas the ZitSticka stickers really are fantastic.
I will finish the remaining stickers I have left, but I just prefer the ZitSticka version as they’re much stickier, and offer more noticeable results in comparison.
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