Hydrocolloid was originally designed for use as a medical bandage or dressing for wounds. It has a gel layer that’s formulated with pectin or gelatin and other ingredients that attract water and absorb fluids (such as pus). Mighty Patch is not made with gelatin and therefore is vegan-friendly. As the hydrocolloid draws in fluids or pus, the patch changes from transparent to opaque white, which is all the gunk that was pulled from the pimple. Read more about hydrocolloid and how it works here.
Mighty Patch Face absorbs pore & pimple gunk, hands-free (and pain-free). No picking, squeezing, or popping needed. The overnight patches with 6-hour gunk-absorbing power. Handles pores, pimples, and excess oil in one patch.
We recommend using the Clear Collective Cleanser and Balancing Capsule Toner to prepare your skin.
We recommend you consult your doctor before using any prescription drugs with Mighty Patch.
If you've worn the patch for over 6 hours and it hasn't absorbed anything, it can mean a few things:
- The pimple does not have fluid in it so it's not "ripe" yet or not the right type of pimple
- The pimple does have fluid in it but the fluid is deep in the pore. The patch can help coax the fluid to the surface and then coax it out but this will take 1-3 days depending on how deep the fluid is.
- The patch needs easier access to the fluid. Some customers have seen that popping or pricking the pimple can help draw out the fluid faster onto the patch.
We advise you wear the patch for 6-8 hours or until the patch has absorbed the gunk out, whichever is first. If after 6-8 hours, the patch has not absorbed anything, please see above. Let us know if you have other questions!
Here's a blog article that explains the reasons why the patch may not have worked and how to fix it.
First, wash your skin using a low pH-cleanser, followed by an exfoliator. After skin is dry, use a moisturizer to nourish your skin. Read more about post-patch care here.
We suggest the Clear Collective Prebiotic Moisturizer, any of our Rescue Balms or your favorite hydrating product. Finish with Force Shield Sunscreen during the daytime.
We recommend 1-2x a month.
Avoid for 1 week after using retinol products and 6-8 weeks after using chemical peels. Not recommended for dry or extra-sensitive skin.
No harsh chemicals or formulas that dry out skin
Won’t irritate sensitive skin
Acts as a protective barrier against germs and bacteria
Prevents touching and picking, which can worsen blemishes or cause scarring
Visibly shows that it’s working by changing from transparent to white
Easy to use, small, light and portable
100% safe and FDA-approved
Safe for pregnant women and nursing moms
Yes! Mighty Patch is cruelty-free and vegan-friendly as well as latex free. We do not test on animals in any country, nor do we work with suppliers or manufacturers that test on animals. The products we create represent our values, including the belief that animals should not be hurt at the expense of good skin.
Yes! Mighty Patch is not formulated with harsh chemicals, so it's the perfect acne spot treatment for pregnant women. We interviewed dermatologist Dr. Jenny Liu during her pregnancy, and she recommended Mighty Patch as a safe treatment for pregnant women. Read the interview on our blog here.
That being said, we suggest confirming with your doctor since every pregnancy is different.