The New 'Microdart' Acne Patch Built for That Underground Zit

You are the skincare expert, and your clients come to you for professional skincare advice and cutting-edge, tech-driven solutions, right? So, what if you could empower them to resolve their one-off spots with one tiny patch?

What is the ZitSticka KILLA?!

It's an acne patch that resolves zits quickly and clinically at their source: Beneath the skin; where they form. It’s constructed using a hydrocolloid base (that’s the Sticka part) which is uniquely embedded with 24 active microdarts, feeding the heart of the problem with targeted ingredients and halting its life cycle.


Does it work on all pimples?

KILLA works best on pimples in the early stage of their life cycle, actually. Deep, upcoming, early-stage acne. Those newfound jerks lurking just beneath the skin. The cystic suckers that ascend in the same spot at the same time each month. If your clients can smother their underground zit with a KILLA patch within the first day or two of its existence, they’ll be able to block its progression and stop it in its tracks.

How exactly does it work, though?

Magic! No, we’re kidding. Science is the short answer. Here’s the essay-ish answer:

When your clients place a ZitSticka onto their pimple, they’ll first notice a satisfying, tingly feeling—that’s just the 24 teeny, tiny microdarts creating microchannels for targeted delivery of the KILLA zit-zapping elixir.

Around two hours after a ZitSticka is applied, the microdarts self-dissolve, serving the zit a potent elixir of acne fighting ingredients: hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, salicylic acid and oligopeptide-76. Soon after (we unpack the timing particulars down below), both pimple size and inflammation are dramatically reduced.

Hyaluronic Acid does a lot of the heavy lifting, utility-wise. The substance helps retain over 1,000 times its weight in water, so it’s the conduit for all those other acne-hating ingredients to accurately reach the zit in high volumes. But it’s Oligopeptide-76 that deserves a lot of the credit, a little known antimicrobial ingredient that’s hugely acne-averse. However, unlike its acne fighting peers, OG-76 is super gentle and without harsh side-effects—Benzoyl who?! It’s also a peptide (a type of protein fragment—which you already knew) meaning it firms the skin’s appearance.

This whole affair can be summarized using one word—Stickatech—which is our signature technology. Fancy! The more you know, eh?

How does ZitSticka differ to other pimple patches?

Glad you asked! Like we said earlier, ZitSticka’s base is a hydrocolloid sticker, within which 24 microdarts are embedded, within which all the cool tech stuff takes place.

For more traditional zit patches, the mechanism typically starts and ends with a hydrocolloid patch. It’s true that these more one dimensional patches have one cool benefit—they’re able to draw the moisture out of a zit from the surface, usually after it’s been pierced. However, they aren't able to work on the hard-to-reach pimples that ZitSticka was constructed for.

And so, we like to think of ZitSticka as being active, not passive.

Microdarts you say. That sounds technical.

You're right! We refer to KILLA as a tech-meets-skincare zit patch. Or, if we're playing cupid, your patch made in heaven. Science can still be cute.

How long should my clients leave KILLA on?

It all depends on the severity and type of the pimple. Technically, the microdarts dissolve within two hours of application, and continue to work after the patch is removed. The patch, though, serves to cover and protect the site, so leaving it on overnight or until your client can feel the zit has flattened, is wise. In exceptional cases, a zit can require a second KILLA application.

Can I start selling KILLA to my clients?

Absolutely!  You are the expert, forever searching for the coolest, smartest skincare solutions to share with your clients, right? Register for a wholesale account here. Once approved, you can check out all the volume based wholesale discounts available for licensed professionals like you, to stock your shelves and start zapping all your clients’ unwanted viZITors.

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