As a relatively new skincare company, Patchology is trying to wiggle its way into the daily skincare routine of people by making products with new, innovative techniques for ingredient delivery. Their interesting approach was inspired by the medical patches they were once creating.
After running many trials, they’ve made several products that deliver on the promise that you “Only need five minutes” for your beauty routine, and we have decided to look further into this. Keep reading as I bring you my review of Patchology and its products.
Before I get started though, I want you to know that I was able to quickly find the website associated with this site. Most of the time when I do these reviews, I end up on the Amazon listing before everything else. Well, not in this case – nope. I actually ended up on the official website of Patchology and I noticed that they had tons of positive product reviews out there too.
The Patchology Company
Before diving into the products, here’s what you need to know about the Patchology skin care company. The company began as a producer of medical transdermal patches that have actually become very popular. Some of these include nicotine patches and birth control patches. There are many other forms of transdermal patches that have been made to deliver specific ingredients to the skin via the patches. These patches are used in order to control and prolong the delivery of the necessary ingredient, allowing for a more precise method treatment and delivery of ingredients.
Here is where the people at Patchology got the idea…
They created a skin care patch that would deliver the active ingredient without any additional fillers that would hinder the effectiveness of the product, as well as a patch with a higher concentration of the active ingredient that can have a more lasting and improved efficiency.
The company is based in Norwood, Massachusetts, and all the products are made here in the United States. Their policy stated that they make targeted skincare treatments that truly deliver, and based on our research, I can state that I fully agree with this.
As far as buying the products, the Patchology goods can be bought on the official company website, as well as at large retailers like Neiman Marcus, Cos Bar, Nordstrom, Blue Mercury, and Amazon.
Patchology products are made with highly concentrated ingredients that are said to deliver a better effect than most. Are they more effective than all the others available within the marketplace? It’s really tough to say, but they do work and here’s a full rundown of what you need to know about them. Take a look at the main active ingredients used in their products.
- Hyaluronic acid – I’ve covered this a millions of time. It’s meant to help deliver much-needed moisture in the skin. This acid is often the main ingredient in many moisturizers and the Patchology moisturizing products are no exception.
- Vitamins – A, B, C, E… – These vitamins are necessary for the normal functioning of the skin. Smoothing, refreshing, softening, healing, rejuvenating, brightening, each vitamin has its own unique benefits.
- Peptides – These are small chains of amino acids that help boost moisture levels, boost collagen production, smooth out wrinkles, and remove fine lines as well as even your skin tone.
- Collagen (hydrolyzed) – The is an essential protein that’s necessary for good skin. The ingredient helps control moisture content, smooth the skin, and it makes your skin more elastic and firm. The end result is fewer lines and wrinkles.
- Minerals – There are several minerals out there which are very beneficial for your skin. These minerals often help with cleansing, exfoliating, detoxifying, purifying, and balancing. Some of the minerals that the Patchology products contain are volcanic ash, kaolin, and activated charcoal.
- Plant Extracts – FYI, different plants have different effects on the skin. The Patchology products contain different plant extracts such as purslane, licorice, grapefruit, green tea, coconut, Asiatic pennywort, arnica, cucumber, cedar, coffee, cottonseed, aloe vera, Schisandra berry, neem tree, and others that are known to help protect and fix your skin.
I know what you’re thinking, but Patchology products are not limited to patches. There are also creams and gels which they manufacture. Keep reading below to get a sense of what the best-selling products are that they sell.
Flash Masque Hydrate 5 Minute Sheet Masks
According to the advertising put out by the company and the content provided via the website, this is a remedy for those with parched skin. The Flash Masque Hydrate takes only five minutes to act, delivering much-needed moisture, as well as an array of other useful ingredients.
The skin will feel instantly plump, hydrated and refreshed. These masks contain hyaluronic acid, Vitamin B5, betaine, as well as Baikal skullcap root extract and grapefruit seed extract for added benefits, refreshed, supple and hydrated skin.
Flash Masque Illuminate 5 Minute Sheet Masks
This mask is intended for evening the tone of your skin. Made with licorice and grapefruit extracts, this mask is loaded with Vitamin C which brightens any dark spots, refreshes dull-looking skin, and is also a powerful antioxidant fighting environmental pollutants that commonly damage the skin. It also contains the HydraSurge5 Moisture System which really hydrates your skin.
Wink Wink Flash Patch 5 Minute Hydrogels
This is a two-in-one product that’s a combination of night-time and day-time hydrogel patches. The night-time hydrogels contain retinol and peptides that smooth wrinkles and restore the skin around the eyes. Day-time hydrogels are made with caffeine which helps “wake up” the skin, and with hydrolyzed collagen that helps hydrate things, making it more elastic, and visibly smoother. These contain lavender extract, castor oil and chamomile extracts for soothing the skin and reducing redness and inflammation.
Smart Mud No Mess Masques: Detox Sheet Masks
No mess mud masks. Indeed. These face masks are made with a wide variety of natural ingredients that absorb the toxins, refresh the skin, balance the oil content and more. They do this all without drying the skin, and they cleanse the pores as well as remove the accumulated dirt and impurities from them.
These masks are made with bentonite (a type of absorbent volcanic ash) that cleanses the skin, kaolin clay that detoxifies the skin, and activated charcoal that balances the oils and clears away the dirt. The Smart Mud Masks also contain hydrolyzed collagen which smooth and plumps the skin, and lastly, they contain glycerin.
Should You Try The Patchology Skin Products?
In short, why the heck not? The Patchology skin care company has taken a medical technology and transformed it into an effective everyday skin care technology. The patches made by Patchology take about 5 minutes to activate and work their magic. This is enough time for the active ingredients to work their magic, resulting in skin that’s in great condition. There are many positive reviews regarding these products, with most having average ratings of 4.8 out of 5-star rating.
Many consumers have reported that their skin is left deeply hydrated, plump and fresh after using the Hydrating Sheet Masks. They also report feeling cleansed after using the Smart Mud masks. Many consumers have reported that the No Mess Mask Sheets make an otherwise dreaded ritual actually enjoyable and effective.
However, there are some negative reviews stating that people are unsatisfied with the results as they were expecting a miracle (which is something the marketing “kind of” promises). Only a fool would take this type of thing literally though.
The prices are very reasonable and they fall within most people’s cosmetic budget. From what I know so far, I can say that I definitely like the Patchology patches and recommend that you give these products a shot.