There’s a new Australian skincare brand called Vice Reversa that’s pretty much the love child of those two beauty treatments, offering micro-needling skin-fix patches you can do at home and they’re promising outrageously good results.
If, like us, you’re a fan of a sit-back-and-let-it-do-the-work face mask AND micro-needling, you might want to listen up.
They currently have two types of patches – one for zapping spots and the other for helping plump up your skin, with each little patch containing thousands of microscopic ingredients that have been crystallised to form into 380 micro-fine needles so fine you don’t feel a thing. Once placed on the skin, and this is where it gets better than just a normal face mask, the ingredients start to dissolve and penetrate the epidermis, where they really have effect, nourishing and replenishing cells and going deeper than your usual at-home skincare regime.
So, what do they actually contain?
The plumping ones are packed full of hyaluronic acid, amino acids and peptides to brighten, improve elasticity, hydrate and plump up tired-looking skin pretty much instantly, blurring fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, they’ve been so popular they sold out within 24 hours of launching. The good news is they’ve just arrived back online at Victoria Health (erm, what are you waiting for?)
The spot-banishing patches are ideal for anyone suffering inflamed breakouts – you know the ones, big, painful and angry. These contain totarol and salicylic acid help to unclog pores, slough away dead skin cells and rebalance sebum production, while Hyaluronic Acid hydrates your skin. Some users claim they have completely made their spots disappear (we hear Chloe Morello is a super-fan) after wearing a patch overnight.
The good news is that the patches are all vegan and cruelty-free and contain no parabens, preservatives, additives or fragrances.
Vice Reversa Micro-Needling Plumping Patches, £34.95, for eight patches and Vice Reversa Pimple Patches, £19.95, for eight patches, both sold exclusively in the UK for Victoria Health