Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Invisible+, $18, herocosmetics.us
While all acne patches purport to be clear—and there are even amazing YouTube video tutorials on how to effectively cover acne patches with makeup—the Invisibles from Hero Cosmetics are truly invisible. When I tested them out one morning, I went out to a few meetings with zero recollection I was wearing them and could not spot them in the mirror when I finally remembered in a cab home. The tapered edges are what help them blend seamlessly with your skin.
For the 20th anniversary of Health’s Beauty Awards, we decided to focus on the products that got our beauty team the most excited over the past year. The skincare award winners are the ones that at times, editors fought over who would get to take them home—yes, really—they’re that good. We were conscious of every price point and made sure to include everything from a trusty everyday moisturizer (with SPF of course!) for someone who likes to keep things simple, to a powerful new retinol cream at a wallet-friendly price point. Below, our top picks for the best skincare products of 2018.
#10. Mighty Patch Invisible+ Acne Patches
Place a sticker on a zit—it’s made from absorbent hydrocolloid to suck out impurities.
If you have body acne that has already come to a head, a great alternative is the chemical-free Mighty Patch, which withstands the clingiest clothing and even manages to stay on my skin through showers.
Add What You Need: “I basically keep the same routine as usual with a few extras: La Roche Posay cleanser is great for acne and gentle; La Mer Moisturizing Cream;Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask, which works wonders after you’ve been traveling on a plane or otherwise feel like you’re wreaking havoc on your skin; Mighty Patch pimple stickers to get rid of whiteheads overnight and trusty Elta MD sunscreenfor the AM. I like to think I’m minimalist, but my definition of ‘minimalist’ is likely more extra than most.”
Senior Beauty Editor at ELLE.com
They’ve had so much success with their patches that their latest launch, the clear Mighty Patch Invisible, had a 3,000 person waitlist—yes, really. It has the same acne-fighting, hydrocolloid-based prowess, but is more discreet—so you can wear them wherever you go.