Why Your Skin Needs These Vegan Microneedle Patches

If you’ve ever wanted to give your skin a vegan microneedling treatment at home, then  Vice Reversa has the cure for what ails you.

Called “Micro Needling Plumping Patches,” the cruelty-free product is made with hyaluronic acid, amino acids, and peptides that are said to brighten, plump, and hydrate skin. It’s ideal for all skin types and free from parabens, preservatives, additives, and fragrance.

“Because sometimes tell-tale fine lines express a little too much and permanently exhausted is not the look you are going for,” reads the website. There’s also a version that targets acne for those who deal with frequent breakouts. It’s formulated with spot-fighting ingredients like totarol and salicylic acid to help unclog pores. Both products launched earlier this month and sold out within 24 hours.

Vice Reversa’s vegan microneedling patches are said to work within hours | image/Vice Reversa

How Do Microneedling Patches Work?

The original process of the microneedling skin treatment involves using a roller with very fine needles on it that creates tiny skin punctures. The minimally invasive process is said to promote skin renewal, boost collagen production, and combat acne by kickstarting the body’s wound-healing process, according to Harper’s Bazaar.

Needle patches and creams, which you may have already seen in the skincare aisle, are becoming a popular alternative to the clinical procedure. Instead of needles, the topical products use ingredients that mimic how microneedling works. Australian brand ZitSticka and Goldfaden MD’s Needle-Less Line Smoothing Concentrate are other examples of the trend.

Each Vice Reversa patch contains thousands of crystallized microscopic ingredients that firm into 380 micro-fine needles when placed on the skin. According to Glamour, there’s no pain involved — once adhered to your face, the ingredients dissolve, leaving skin feeling plumper and nourished.

Australian blogger Chloe Morello said she noticed a difference on a persistent spot when she gave Vice Reversa’s vegan acne patch a try. “I don’t know what they’re from but they’re under the skin and never come to a head, and it sometimes takes over a month to get rid of them. I (usually) have to go to a skin clinic to get them removed,” she said.

Vice Reversa patches are available online.