Beauty Skincare

Hero Cosmetics Review

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Hero Cosmetics is a skincare brand that I discovered accidentally in Target. I was planning to go to Sephora to buy Peace Out Skincare Acne Healing Dots in 2019. (side note these work great too!) But I ended up stopping by Target before planning to visit the mall and came across the Mighty Patch Duo. They looked like the same thing as Peace Out so I decided to give it a try and I ended up liking it! This was the only main product they were offering at the time.

But flash forward to now Hero Cosmetics is offering a lot more products and I purchase A LOT of their stuff! I was gifted some stuff from Hero Cosmetics which is super cool! These were gifted to me through the Hero Skin Squad which is free to join. In this blog post, I will be sharing my Hero Cosmetics review based on the different products I used.

collection of hero cosmetics products
Here’s a collection of some products I have on hand. As you can see I try to stock up on those Mighty Patches.

Is Hero Cosmetics Korean?

The founder of the company, Ju Rhyu, is Korean and their first product does originate from Korean skincare. The headquarters is in New York and some of their products say made in the USA but some also say made in South Korea. However, the brand never advertises itself as Korean skincare. In conclusion, I would say the brand definitely has Korean influences but is not entirely Korean.

Is Hero Cosmetics Good?

rescue balm and mighty patch Micropoints for Blemishes

I have had a great experience with most of their products! There are a few that I’m not a fan of so you can read my reviews below on the products I like and dislike. Hero Cosmetics tries to focus on creating solution-based products from what I have noticed and that’s my favorite part about it. They are always trying to give you some results instead of putting broad claims about how it will make your skin better. The brand is mostly geared towards people with acne so if you don’t have acne or breakouts then this brand is probably not going to be any good to you.

FSA Eligible Skincare

Hero Cosmetics has some products which are FSA eligible. FSA stands for flexible spending account and it’s a pre-tax account that allows you to spend on medical expenses. Some products count as medical skincare and can be paid for using an FSA card. Below are links to Hero Cosmetics products that are FSA eligible. Please note that not all retailers count them as FSA-eligible so double check before you buy.

Target FSA/HSA Eligible: Mighty Patch Duo, Mighty Patch for Blemishes, Shield Superlight Sunscreen SPF 30, and Mighty Surface Patch

Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Original

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Mighty Patch Original is now my go-to when I see a whitehead on my skin. Younger me needed these in her life so badly but I’m glad I at least found them in college. I used to use COSRX pimple patches because those are cheaper by unit count. However, I switched back to Mighty Patch because these are FSA eligible. All the patches are the same size and they work great. Just apply it on the pimple and take it off 6-8 hours later. I often leave them on overnight or put them in the morning and take it off in the evening. They do stick well to the skin and I have never had any issues with them coming off. To help it stick better use them before moisturizer and after you cleanse so the skin is clean and dry. 

Hero Cosmetics Invisible Patch

⭐⭐⭐⭐ I have tried the invisible patches through the Mighty Patch Duo and honestly didn’t see much of a difference between the original and invisible ones. The invisible ones still work great but they’re just a little more transparent. Someone can still tell you have a pimple patch on.

Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Duo

mighty patch duo

⭐⭐⭐ The Mighty Patch Duo is not bad it’s just expensive compared to the original and invisible. Plus you don’t get a lot of patches. This was the first product I ever bought from Hero Cosmetics so I did have a good experience with it. The total cost of this product is $7 on Target which is cheaper than the original patches from a total cost perspective but if you look at the price per patch it is more expensive. It is a good intro inro pimple patches if you want to try them out for the first time. The packaging is also slimmer which makes it easy to use for travel. It’s also perfect as a cute gift to put in a gift bag.

Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Micropoints for Blemishes

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I have repurchased Micropoints for Blemishes over ten times which is not something you will find me do often! Blind pimples are the worst and this is the only product I have found to work. A blind pimple is a pimple underneath the skin that hasn’t come to the surface yet and tends to be painful. I have tried Rael’s Micropoints but I didn’t like them at all. And Dr. Jart makes these too but they’re pricier. This seems to be the best option for blind pimples on the market. I do hope they come out with a bigger box of these because I always run out so I like to buy multiple boxes at once. Generally, I use them overnight and take them off in the morning.

Hero Cosmetics Micropoints for Dark Spots

mighty patch micropoints for dark spots

⭐ Unfortunately, I did not like these! This was sad because it’s always been a product I have been dying to try out for my Hero Cosmetics review. I purchased a pack and used the whole pack on one area but I didn’t notice any improvement in my skin. 

Hero Cosmetics Lightning Wand

hero cosmetics lightning wand mini and regular

⭐⭐⭐⭐ I got the mini lightning wand from Hero Cosmetics as a gift and I was super excited because I always wanted to try it. Afterward, I purchased the regular lightning wand. The mini comes in a rollerball format and the formula is a lightweight clear liquid. It’s easy to apply and doesn’t burn or feel tingly. Since it contains Vitamin C make sure you’re cautious of what other skincare ingredients your routine has. Not all ingredients mix with Vitamin C and are sure to wear sunscreen if used during the daytime. I have found that this does help with dark spots and is much more effective than Micropoints for Dark Spots. Also random side note, I just realized lightning sounds close to “lighten” which is what this product does for dark spots.

Hero Cosmetics Rescue Balm

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rescue Balm is one of my favorite products because after pimple skincare is not talked about! Most products focus on getting rid of the pimple or acne but no one seems to have products that help with the healing process. This product is easy to apply and can pretty much be used with anything. It also prevents the pimple from forming again from my experience. Rescue Balm is like a lightweight ointment so it absorbs into the skin fast and you don’t need a ton of product. I recommend getting the regular size as the mini will run out fast. But if it’s your first time trying it then you can try with a mini Rescue Balm. 

Hero Cosmetics Force Shield SPF 30

hero cosmetics force shield sunscreen

⭐⭐⭐ I have been gifted two small samples of this product from Hero Cosmetics and overall had a good experience. These samples were received at different times so this is my updated Hero Cosmetics review of the sunscreen. This is designed to help people with redness so it comes in a green-tinted color. Since I don’t have redness on my skin I can’t speak to how well that works.

I did notice a slight white cast but if you blend it in well it’s not that noticeable. That being said I have found it challenging to blend in at times. The product does have a weird finish to it after application because it also doubles as a primer so if you’re not wearing makeup this can feel weird. However, that aspect of it is only noticeable if you’re touching your face. I appreciate how it’s fragrance-free so it doesn’t have that typical sunscreen smell. I recommend trying this if you have redness or acne-prone skin. But there are other sunscreens I like more than this. 

Hero Cosmetics Gentle Milky Cleanser

Hero Cosmetics Gentle Milky Cleanser

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I got this product gifted from Hero Cosmetics and I have been using it in the PM and my regular acne cleanser in the AM. It’s super helpful to alternate this with the acne cleanser so the acne cleanser doesn’t dry out my face. The formula is lightweight and I would recommend this to anyone who has sensitive skin because this is gentle enough. It’s fragrance-free and has colloidal oatmeal in it. If you are traveling then I recommend putting a little bit of this cleanser in a smaller container since it comes in a pump. But on an everyday basis, the pump is perfect for using this product.

Hero Cosmetics Brave Body

An Instagram story of gifted Hero Cosmetics Brave Body products

⭐⭐⭐⭐ I was gifted all of the products from Brave Body when they first launched. These products were gifted So far I have repurchased the Brave Body Power Wash as it’s definitely my favorite and I use it the most. Since these products deal with body acne you can read more about them in my body acne post on back acne. It’s a pretty good system overall but you can choose an alternative for the moisturizer.

Where to buy Hero Cosmetics?

Hero Cosmetics is sold at a lot of places. I have previously purchased from Target, Amazon, their website, Neiman Marcus, and Madewell. They recently just launched at Ulta too! Target and Amazon offer most of their products while the others don’t offer as many. However, you can get free shipping with Neiman Marcus or join Madewell Insider to get free shipping with Madewell. For in-store shopping, I recommend Target and then Ulta.

Hero Cosmetics Student Discount

If you are a college student then you can get a discount on Hero Cosmetics but it only works if you buy it on their website. All you need is a Student Beans account and you sign in with that to get your discount. 

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That’s the end!

That’s my Hero Cosmetics review! I hope the reviews on those products are helpful. They do have more products that I haven’t tried and I may try them down the road so follow me on Instagram to stay up to date!