This Hero Drugstore Brand Literally Clears Pimples Overnight


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A few years ago, I struggled with the worst cystic acne of my life. At that point, clear, glowing, and radiant skin seemed like a pipe dream I would never achieve. If you've ever dealt with acne, I'm sure you can relate. Finding skincare products that work and don't anger your sensitive skin can be a long and frustrating process. And when blemishes do rear their ugly heads, you need to have a quick-clearing solution on hand that won't further irritate or dry out your skin. 

That's where Hero Cosmetics comes in. The drugstore skincare brand offers effective acne solutions for less than the price of getting regular professional facials. Although I love getting the latter, facials aren't cheap, and it's nice to have something to use nightly at home to clear pimples in a bind. I'm always skeptical about trying new acne-fighting products because, as I said, my skin can be extra sensitive, but I decided to give this buzzy brand a go. Keep scrolling if you're curious about my experience testing a few of the brand's star products. I'm breaking it all down below.


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I'll preface this by saying I'm not usually one to use things like drying lotions and pimple patches on my blemishes because I've never found ones that work and don't make things worse. My skin is sensitive and can definitely react to things, so I have to be careful about what I put on it. Due to this, I started to resonate with the "less is more" philosophy and would leave any active blemishes alone to let them clear on their own. However, now that I've tried a handful of patches from Hero Cosmetics, I can confidently say I've changed my tune.


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Before using Retinol Rescue and Lightning Wand:
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One week after using Retinol Rescue and Lightning Wand:
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Shawna Hudson
Associate Beauty Editor

Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.