Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Product Review: Nexcare Acne Patch by 3M

At a Glance:
Price: RM11.75 (approx. US$3.26)
Website: Nexcare-acnepatch.com
Weight: 36 pcs
Made in: NA
Likes: Sucks out the pus from pimples, great way to prevent contamination from touching!
Gripes: Does nothing for "headless" pimples
Repurchase: No
Jenn's Rating: 4 Stars! Me Likey! :D

Polyisobutene, Polyisoprene, Cellulose Gum, Croscarmellose.

Product Description:
You don't have to cancel all your date and hide in the room. Use Nexcare™ Acne Patch to get rid of your acne problem.

Nexcare™ Acne Patch is a water-based material that absorbs the oil secretion and pus from your acne. It also acts as a protective layer that prevents bacteria infection.

With Nexcare™ Acne Patch, you can treat your acne and meet your friends with confidence!


  • Waterproof and breathable
  • Prevents infection
  • Fast absorption of oil secretion
  • Soothes burns and aches
  • Convenient & easy application

Actual Product Pic:


This patch feels kinda "springy" and it's thicker than the usual band aids! It adheres to your skin well (make sure that the area's dry before applying!) and it stays on the whole night! The instructions say that you should apply this patch before makeup, but i DO NOT recommend wearing this patch out because yes, people CAN see it from a mile away:

I censored my face because i look really constipated *slaps forehead*


I bought the pack of 36 one. It comes in a yellow cardboard box! The actual patches are found in a sterile pack within:

The patches:

This pack of 36 ones have patches of two sizes, so use them according to the size of your pimple! :D

Time Test:
It took only one night for this patch to get rid of all the pus from my pimple!!

Price & Availability:
This pack of 36 costs RM11.75 (approx. US$3.26). There're also the pack of 7 which costs RM3.80 (approx. US$1.05) and the pack of 18 which costs RM6.70 (approx. US$1.86). They're available at most Watsons outlets.

I stick this over pimples that have a "head"!

My $0.02:

I bought this after i tried out the Garnier Pure SOS Blemish Clear Pen. While it did work fast to make my zits less angry, it took almost 2 weeks to clear off all my acne, which is really just too long! I've been seeing this around in Watsons for sometime, and so i decided to give it a try!

I'm glad to report that it DOES work wonderfully, BUT ONLY on those pimples with a "head" aka pus aka "riped ones". Within one night, it sucks out all the pus into the patch:

It's not very nice to look at, but you get the point. lol!

However, it does nothing for my pimples after that. Pics to prove:

As you can see from the pics above, the "head" disappeared after one application, but 5 days later, those "bumps" were still there!! Bummer...

So my conclusion is, this is a wonderful solution for those of us who LOVE to pop our pimples! Since squeezing zits (though fun!!) causes bacteria contamination and sometimes leaves a scar, this is a perfect way to prevent that yet still gets rid of all that gunk! I will not repurchase this simply because i find that the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask works better and faster to heal my pimples completely!

Read what the other bloggers have to say about this product:
Beetrice from Beetrice's Reviews
Connie from Skin Deco
Kahani from So Loverly

Credits: Product photo from Nexcare-acnepatch.com.


  1. wow! wonderful review and the Helena mask sounds wonderful !

  2. i definitely like this one! gets rid of my pimples in like 2 days!

    no scars, no bumps no nothing! :D

    now the 36 pack is going to last me a long time... since i rarely get that pimples! except for some weird cases >_< i wish this cud extract blackheads tho!

  3. Nikki: yes, the QH mask is geat!! :D Works better and this one IMHO!

  4. Plue: wah!!! it works so well on you ya!! i alos rarely get those pimples with pus.. but once i get them, it takes DAYS for them to go away! So painful... :(

    i still like squeezing my blackheads though! haahahaha!!

  5. yeah im glad that this works in sucking out puss
    but i usually get those bump-y one without head.
    those with pus is easier to get rid cause all you have to do is pop it.
    but the head-less one you'll have to wait.
    and wait and wait and wait and wait!

    aih, wish they would create something for headless bumpy pimples

  6. For those pimples without head, you may wanna try out the Queen Helene one or Aspirin mask!! These two gets rid of them rather quickly! :D

    I also usually get those bumpy headless ones!! >.<

  7. I have to use a few patches to get bigger pimples to completely heal.

    I can't use those masks frequently because my skin gets terribly dry and the condition gets worse :(

  8. icic... guess this is a better choice for you then!!

    The QH one is still ok, but the aspirin mask is quite drying if i were to do it more than twice a week! It amazes me how some people can use it everyday!! :S

  9. OH MY GOD Since when we have this in Malaysia!??! I didn't know we have that! I had to ask my Taiwanese friend to bring it in for me when she went home. (According to my Taiwanese friends, every girl is using this in Taiwan!) Well, at first she let me had some of hers to try out and I thought it was good. But I think it's only good for small pimples, not huge one. But still, good stuff! :D

  10. I think i've seen this one around since late last year!! So its still not too late la!! :D

    Wow, seems like its really popular in TW ya??

    Yah it takes more time for those bigger pimples to heal! For my case, they stopped working after the head is gone! lol! :D

  11. i usually like to use this after i squeezed my pimples. sometimes when i think it's all clear, the patch still manages to suck out some.. so i use them as a 'just in case i didn't squeeze cleanly' measure now! =D


  12. Icic... thats a great idea too!! I personally love squeezing my zits!! hahaha!! :P

  13. great review!! I luv how u included pics!

  14. thank you!! Glad you found it useful! :D

  15. Actually, I found that those 3M acne patches help big cystic pimples without any 'heads'- as long as you put some form of acne cream (like Neutrogena Spot On) and use the patch to seal it in. I love these patches, I started to use them 2 years ago and I can't believe I ever lived without them!

  16. Icic!! Thanks for sharing! :D

    I guess i stuck to the instructions of applying the patch on dry skin, hence i assumed that i must not put anything underneath! Will the patch adhere well to your skin if you put some kinda cream / gel underneath?

  17. wow nice pictures! i love the patch, it works really well! my pictures didn't turn out as clear as yours..

  18. Wow, one night is pretty quick to get rid of the pus! Those patches definitely looks interesting! Great review!


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