Which Mighty Patch Is Best For Your Skin? Complete Guide

Mighty Patch

Are you here because someone you know recommended Mighty Patch as the solution to your acne? Hero Cosmetics, the company that makes Mighty Patch promises to provide you with “gentle and effective” solutions to clear your acne. 

But do they really live up to their claim? Let’s find out. 

What does Mighty Patch do?

Mighty Patch is an acne patch containing hydrocolloid – a plant-based fluid absorbing gel. When you stick the patch on acne after gentle cleansing, the gel absorbs and traps the gunk. When it turns white in six to eight hours, you know that the patch has removed the gunk and that it is time to peel it off. You will also notice that the acne has shrunk and flattened! The patch is also said to protect your skin from acne scars.

Some Mighty Patch products contain a few mild chemicals, and they are meant to treat specific conditions and not just acne.

Which Mighty Patch is best?

Mighty Patch Original is an award-winning product – it is a small disc that effectively flattens the acne on your face. Mighty Patch Surface can be used on your neck, chest, back, jawline, and just about anywhere. It covers a larger surface of breakout.

There are different products from Mighty Patch that are ideal for specific skin conditions and lifestyle needs. We list them below.

Which Mighty Patch is for the night?

To squash the pimple overnight, the best solution is Mighty Patch Original. It works on all types of skin and pulls off the pus in six to eight hours. It contains hydrocolloid – which not only clears the blemish but also makes sure that there is no scar on your skin.

If you want to treat a cluster of pimples, you can use the Mighty Patch Surface before you hit the bed.

Which Mighty Patch is best for daytime use?

Patch on Mighty Patch Invisible is ideal for use during the day since it is extremely thin and stays masked on your skin. It will clear off the muck in six to eight hours and turn white when the job is done.

The patch contains hydrocolloid, is allergy-tested, and is safe for all skin types.

What is the difference between the different Mighty patches?

Here is a list of different Mighty Patch products and what purpose they serve.

Mighty Patch OriginalContains hydrocolloid
Treatment for flattening pimples – Removes gunk
Best for overnight use
Free of chemicals and tested for allergies
Is a small round disc
Mighty Patch NoseContains hydrocolloid
Treatment to clean pores on the nose – Removes oil and gunk
Also works on whiteheads
Best for overnight use
Comes in XL size
Mighty Patch SurfaceContains hydrocolloid
Comes in XL size – covers a cluster of acne and pimples
Can be used on the neck, back, jawline, and chest to remove gunk
Mighty Patch InvisibleContains hydrocolloid
Is extremely thin and stays masked on the skin
Best for day use
Flattens pimples and removes gunk
Micropoint for BlemishesContains salicylic acid, beta glucan, totarol, hyaluronic acid, glycerin, tea tree leaf oil, sodium hyaluronate, caprylyl glycol, ethoxydiglycol, ethylhexylglycerin
Controls emergence of pimples
Softens red and dry skin
Removes gunk
Mighty Patch for Dark SpotsContains sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, ethylhexyglycerin, caprylyl glycol, trehalose, vitamin B3, propanediol, tranexamic acid, beta-glucan, 1,2-hexanediol, vitamin C
Lightens dark spots and post-blemish scars
Acts as moisturizer
Smoothens skin texture
Mighty Patch Dark Spot DuoContains glycolic acid, turmeric, vitamin B3, vitamin C, trehalose, coral seaweed extract, neem leaf extract, tributyl citrate, beta-glucan
Lightens dark spots
Removes scars caused by acne
Acts as moisturizer
Smoothens skin texture

Does Mighty Patch work?

Mighty Patch is recommended for a host of different skin conditions. Let’s take a look at what these skin conditions are, and whether Mighty Patch is a good solution. 

Mighty Patch for Cystic acne

Cystic acne look like large pimples on the surface but runs deep under the surface of the skin. It is caused by the build-up of dead skin, dirt, oil, and bacteria in the pores.

Mighty Patch Original or Micropoint for Blemishes are recommended for cystic acne. They work well to remove the pus from mild acne. However, if your cystic acne is adamant and resides extremely deep in the skin – you may have to pay a visit to the dermatologist.

Mighty Patch For Blackheads

A blackhead is a type of acne caused by the clogging of oil in hair follicles, overproduction of oil by the glands, accumulation of dead skin and bacteria in the pores, and hormonal changes.

Mighty Patch Original, Mighty Patch Nose, Mighty Patch Surface, and Micropoint for Blemishes work well for blackheads. If your blackheads issue is due to hormonal changes or other health problems, consult your physician.

Mighty Patch For Popped pimples

When you pop a pimple, it will result in infection and leave scars on the skin. You can use Mighty Patch Original or Mighty Patch Invisible to remove the residual pus from the popped pimple. For quick healing of the skin and lightening of the scar, you can use Mighty Patch for Dark Spots or Mighty Patch Dark Spot Duo.

Mighty Patch For Acne scars

Scars is caused by inflammation of blemishes or by the gunk that spills out of the pimples. To lighten and remove acne scars, you can use Mighty Patch Dark Spots or Mighty Patch Dark Spot Duo. They not only help you in getting rid of the scars but also heal the affected skin area.

Mighty Patch For Milia

Milia occurs in newborns and babies when small flakes of skin get trapped beneath skin surfaces. In adults, milia are caused by the trapping of dead skin below the new skin.

Mighty Patch Original or Micropoint for Blemishes can be used to treat milia in adults. However, we would not recommend Mighty Patch for babies. In most cases, milia in babies go away on their own.

Although Mighty Patch Original is made with a plant-based fluid that is potentially safe, the patch could still harm her delicate skin. Consult your pediatrician before using it on your baby.

Mighty Patch For Dark Spots

Hyperpigmentation or collection of melanin on a particular area of the skin can be a cause for concern. You can pick Mighty Patch Dark Spots or Mighty Patch Dark Spot Duo to treat dark spots.

The vitamin C content along with other ingredients will lighten the dark spots and give you clearer skin. However, if you are getting the dark spots due to hormones or other health conditions, Mighty Patch is not the treatment – you should see your physician.

Mighty Patch For Whiteheads

Whiteheads are a type of acne where the pore or hair follicle filled with bacteria, dead skin, dirt, and oil is closed. It can also be caused by the overproduction of oil by the glands.

Mighty Patch Original and Mighty Patch Nose work well on whiteheads. If there is a cluster of whiteheads, you can choose Mighty Patch Surface.

Mighty Patch For Blind pimples

These are hard and painful pimples formed below the surface of the skin. Since they are not visible on the skin’s surface, they are called blind pimples.

You can try Micropoint for Blemishes for blind pimples as it contains vitamin C and extracts of tea tree oil that are good for this condition. Further, the product is known to soften the skin and remove the pus.

Mighty Patch For Skin tags

These are painless extra growths on the skin consisting of fibers, nerve cells, and fat cells. Skin tags are usually caused by rubbing or folding of the skin. They are also prevalent among some older men and women with type 2 diabetes.

Mighty Patch may not be an effective treatment for skin tags. However, you can try Micropoint for Blemishes as it contains salicylic acid – the acid is known to result in drying and falling off of the skin tag.

Mighty Patch For Red pimples

Red pimples, also known as papules, or inflammatory acne are usually swollen and sore.  You can try Mighty Patch Original or Micropoint for Blemishes. If your red pimples carry infection and do not go away with these patches, consult your physician.

Mighty Patch For Cold sores

These are a cluster of painful blisters caused by a strain of the herpes simplex virus (HSV).

Mighty Patch is not an anti-viral and hence does not work for cold sores. You should visit your doctor and take topical and oral anti-virals to cure cold sores.

Here is a quick reference guide for which Mighty Patch product is best for different skin conditions.

Skin ConditionRecommended Mighty Patch 
Cystic acneMighty Patch Original
Micropoint for Blemishes
BlackheadsMighty Patch Original
Mighty Patch Nose
Mighty Patch Surface
Micropoint for Blemishes
Popped pimplesMighty Patch Original
Mighty Patch Invisible
Acne scarsMighty Patch Dark Spots
Mighty Patch Dark Spot Duo
MiliaFor Adults –
Mighty Patch Original
Micropoint for BlemishesFor Babies and Children – Consult a pediatrician
Dark SpotsMighty Patch Dark Spots
Mighty Patch Dark Spot Duo
WhiteheadsMighty Patch Original
Mighty Patch Nose
Blind pimplesMicropoint for Blemishes
Skin tagsIt may not be an effective cure
Try Micropoint for Blemishes
Red pimplesMighty Patch Original
Micropoint for Blemishes
Cold soresNot an effective cure

How to use Mighty Patch?

These steps will guide you on how to use Mighty Patch.

  • Wash your skin with a gentle cleanser.
  • Apply a thin layer of moisturizer.
  • Allow the moisturizer to get well absorbed.
  • Stick the Mighty Patch product chosen for your skin condition.
  • Peel off the patch after six to eight hours – by this time, the patch would have turned white or opaque.
  • Do not leave the patch on your skin for more than 10 hours as it could infect the surrounding skin area.
  • Apply a prebiotic moisturizer or any hydrating lotion.
  • The company recommends using the patch one-two times a week.

Is Mighty Patch good for your skin?

Most Mighty Patch products contain hydrocolloid, which is only a waterproof dressing with a plant-based gel. Hydrocolloid does not stick to the wound – it promotes healing and protects new tissues. It also helps to keep the wound free from bacteria. The gel is safe to be used in the case of acne and blemishes. In very rare cases, it causes contact dermatitis.

Other Mighty Patch products like Micropoint for Blemishes, Mighty Patch for Dark Spots, and Mighty Patch Dark Spot Duo contain few chemicals – but they are safe for the skin.

You can safely use all Mighty Patch products even if you have sensitive skin. Nevertheless, you can stick to hydrocolloid-based ones to stay safer.

All Mighty Patch products are gentle and tested for allergies. Further, there are no reports of adverse skin reactions from the use of Mighty Patch products.

Is Mighty Patch hydrocolloid?

Yes, Mighty Patch is a hydrocolloid – it is a waterproof patch containing a fluid. Most products contain only the plant-based gel, while Mighty Patch products like Micropoint for Blemishes, Mighty Patch for Dark Spots, and Mighty Patch Dark Spot Duo are made of other ingredients to treat specific conditions.

Is Mighty Patch safe during pregnancy?

Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause breakouts. To have an acne-free pregnancy, you can use Mighty Patch. If you are worried about using chemical-based products, use plant-based hydrocolloid products. They are free of chemicals and safe for use even during pregnancy. 

Can Mighty Patch be used on tattoos?

Inking your skin can cause breakouts and acne if your skin is sensitive. Further, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, or blemishes can appear on the tattooed skin because of the accumulation of oil, dirt, and bacteria. So, can you use Mighty Patch to treat these conditions on the tattoo?

It is best to consult your tattoo artist before sticking the patch on the ink. While hydrocolloids and other ingredients are safe for the skin, they may damage the tattoo by causing spots or discoloration.

Is Mighty patch vegan or cruelty-free?

Mighty Patch is both vegan and cruelty-free. It does not contain any animal product, nor does it undergo any animal testing.

Where to buy Mighty Patch?

While you may buy Mighty Patch from any of your trusted retailers, the following is a list of authorized Mighty Patch sellers. The manufacturers do not provide any guarantee for the quality or efficacy of the product purchased from other retailers..

Mighty Patch Authorized Retail Dealers
CVS Pharmacy
Free People
Blooming Dale’s
The Detox Market
Neiman Marcus
Urban Outfitters
Thrive Market
Liberty London
Von Maur

Does Mighty Patch expire?

Yes. Mighty Patch expires three years after the date of manufacture. You can find the expiry date printed on the box. Using the patch after expiry may not provide effective results. It may not be safe too as the hydrocolloid may not remain sterile.


  1. https://www.herocosmetics.us/products/mighty-patch-original
  2. https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/products/937719-Hero_Cosmetics_Mighty_Patch_Micropoint_for_Dark_Spots/
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