In 2017, our founder Ju Rhyu started Hero Cosmetics with just one goal in mind: to share the magic of hydrocolloid patches with people who were struggling with acne. As our brand and fan base grew, we had the chance to hear some powerful stories. Memories of struggling with severe acne as a teenager. Tales of embarrassment about adult acne in the workplace. And those stories drove our desire to do more. Hero started as a hydrocolloid acne patch brand, but we decided it was time to go deeper.
This year, we’re going full force in the fight against acne, and that means building a complete system for your skin. Products. Routines. Education. We’ve got a lot of good things planned for 2020, so keep an eye out! 😉
Mighty Patch goes deep
Mighty Patch Original is well known in the acne community as the pimple patch. We pride ourselves in creating high-quality hydrocolloid acne patches that absorb 50% more pus and gunk than other patches. Because hydrocolloid attracts water and fluids, Mighty Patch works best on whitehead pimples.
But what if your pimple hasn’t come to a head yet? Blind pimples (a.k.a. hidden pimples) are also a huge problem for acne sufferers. According to dermatologists, it can sometimes take weeks for a blind pimple to come to the surface. Whether they are invisible or look like a small bump, they are usually painful and irritating.
And that’s why we came up with the newest Mighty Patch.
Introducing Micropoint for Blemishes
To tackle a pimple that lies deep within the skin, we knew we needed a physical element that could also go deep. Micropoint for Blemishes has 173 Micropoints that dissolve powerful ingredients straight into the source of a pimple. Our Micropoints are made of hyaluronic acid that is molded to work like microneedles. Their unique pyramid shape and ultra-fine tips allow for smooth and deep penetration.
Along with the physical element, Micropoint for Blemishes employs a powerhouse of effective (but safe) ingredients to fight blind pimples. To highlight a few:
Salicylic acid - This primary active ingredient eliminates the dead skin cells that are clogging your pores and causing pimples to develop in the first place! And since we used a concentration of 0.5%, Micropoint will not irritate sensitive skin.
Beta glucan - While this skin-soothing agent is not as commonly known as salicylic acid, it is beginning to garner attention as a beneficial ingredient for sensitive, acne-prone skin. Beta glucan not only calms irritated skin, but also helps to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier.
Hyaluronic acid - It’s all over the internet (and store shelves), and for good reason. Not to be confused with a harsh acid, hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance known for its ability to attract and hold 1000x its weight in moisture. Micropoint uses the salt form of hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate, which is a smaller molecule and can penetrate the skin even deeper.
tl;dr? To attack early stage pimples, Micropoint is formulated with the pimple-fighting trifecta. Salicylic acid exfoliates dead skin cells, beta glucan soothes irritation and hyaluronic acid replenishes lost hydration.
Accelerate the pimple lifecycle
Now that you know everything that goes into each Micropoint (pun intended) and how it fights acne, let’s talk about what to expect.
Micropoint for Blemishes helps early-stage pimples to heal faster. It speeds up the pimple lifecycle, so you don’t have to wait around forever for a hidden pimple to come to a head. When you see the whitehead, just pop on a Mighty Patch Original or Invisible+. After six hours, peel it off and voila! Pimple? Pus? Totally gone!
Pro Tip: If your pimple is verrrry early stage, Micropoint for Blemishes might even completely eliminate it without a whitehead!
The ultimate two-hit combo against your pimples.
To sum it all up, Micropoint for Blemishes penetrates and dissolves acne-fighting ingredients deep into a blind pimple to expedite the healing process.
If a whitehead emerges, use a Mighty Patch Original or Invisible+ to finish the job.
Until now, people have been relying on topical skincare products in an attempt to reach those painful, under-the-skin pimples. It’s time to go deeper with Micropoint.