Peace Out Skincare is quite an interesting brand that appears to fill the annoyingly barren area of the skincare market for those of us who still struggle with tricky, spot-prone skin and can’t blame our teenage hormones for such issues. Peace Out Skincare has a range of products designed to help target and treat both spots and ageing, so there’s a good mix of goodies to help with both. I was sent three of the patch sets that I’ve been testing out over the last few weeks, so here’s a little look and review of each set:
Peace Out Acne are treatment patches designed to go directly on spots to basically do a mix of treating them with an active (salicylic acid, very happy to use anything contain SA as it’s sooo good for spots) and suffocating any remaining bacteria so that it can’t continue to thrive. I had mixed results with these patches and I find that they are better at speeding up the process once the spot has started to decrease, rather than helping with spots when they’re at their worst. Slip one of these bad boys on just as the spot is starting to settle and it’ll be gone within a day or two. These are £17 for a pack of 20. Boots currently have 20% off here – link.
Peace Out Wrinkles are, in my opinion, the most innovative of the trio I have as I feel like they’re a really sensible idea provided in an entirely workable format. These tiny patches contain 450 microneedles made from hyaluronic acid that dissolve throughout the treatment process, so they, theoretically, make tiny holes in the skin that allow the ingredients on the patch (mostly vitamin C and peptides) to penetrate further. This is the sort of product that needs to be used religiously for a good while to see the most benefits, but I used this on my frown lines (the grumpy “11” between my brows that came in my single mum starter pack…) and I was surprised to see a definite softening from just a single use…then I caught my son playing video games when was supposed to be doing homework and they were back again, but still though! Impressive. These are £25 for 6 here – link – so a bit of an investment considering you’d need to use a couple a week for decent results.
Peace Out Pores are my favourite of the bunch, which is a big surprise because I thought I’d like these the least! Remember those Biore strips that would go hard across your nose then you’d pull them off along with several layers of your skin and the occasion resigned blackhead? This is basically the same thing, but without any of the horror; these are soft, comfortable to wear and they work slowly over a good few hours, so I feel like they get to work by softening everything up so the blackheads slide on out, rather than get ripped out by the aforementioned versions. I use all of the patches overnight and I remove them first in the morning. These were a little uncomfortable to remove, but nothing terrible (certainly nowhere near as bad as the older versions) and the difference to my nose was a real surprise – the whole area was much, much clearer, the blackheads were significantly reduced, yet the skin looked calm and not at all irritated. Also, I accidently used this on top of a spot and it didn’t cause any problems with it, which I think proves how gentle it is. These are £17 for 4 pore strips and 4 nose strips here – link.
I’ve linked to Boots because they currently have 20% off the range, plus you get a free Peace Out Acne Serum when you spend £25 on the brand. Find the rest of the Peace Out Skincare range at Boots here – link.
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