Zap Your Zits with Mario's Magical Patches: A Review

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If you're part of the #acnepositivity movement, you know that pimples are a part of life. But that doesn't mean we can't try to get rid of them, right? As a certified acne expert at, I've tried all sorts of spot treatments, from home remedies to prescription creams like Aklief. So when I heard about Mario Badescu Drying Patch Blemish Covering, I was curious to see if it lived up to the hype.

First of all, let's talk about the packaging. These patches come in a cute little tin that's perfect for throwing in your purse or backpack. Each tin contains 60 patches that are 12mm in diameter, so you're getting a decent amount of product for the price. And speaking of price, at $0.28 per patch, Mario's patches are definitely more expensive than your average drugstore spot treatment. But if you're someone who struggles with pimples on the regular, it might be worth the investment.

Now let's get to the good stuff. These patches are designed to be worn for several hours (or even overnight), and they're basically like little vacuum cleaners for your zits. The adhesive is strong enough to stay in place for hours, but gentle enough that it doesn't irritate your skin. And because they're clear, you can wear them out in public without looking like you've got a bunch of dots on your face (unless, of course, you're into that sort of thing).

One thing I will say is that these patches work best on mild to moderate acne. If you've got a giant, throbbing nodule on your chin, these might not do much to help. But for smaller pimples on your forehead, cheeks, or even your chest or back, they're definitely worth a try.

- Strong adhesive that stays in place for hours (or even overnight)
- Clear patches that are invisible on the skin
- Comes in a convenient tin that's easy to carry around
- Contains vitamin C for an extra boost of brightening power
- Vegan and cruelty-free

- Expensive compared to other spot treatments
- Not as effective on severe acne like nodules or cysts

Overall, I'd give Mario Badescu Drying Patch Blemish Covering a solid 8 out of 10 stars. While they're not a miracle cure for acne, they're definitely a useful tool to have in your arsenal. So the next time you've got a flying exploding pimple on your chin (we've all been there), give these patches a try and see if they make a difference.

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