Review of Abreva Conceal Cold Sore Patch

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Posted May 7, 2014 by in Patch
Abreva Patch

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2/ 5

Overview

Brand: Abreva
 
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Positives:

Best used at night in conjunction with Abreva cream
 

Negatives:

Generally ineffective. An unattractive and obvious patch
 
Overall

Given that this is an Abreva product, and their cold sore cream is a good product, these patches are disappointing.

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Abreva Conceal Cold Sore Patch

Abreva PatchThese clear non-medicated patches are designed to conceal and protect your cold sore. Minute microair technology allows for air to flow in while at the same time keeping contaminants out.

Each patch will stay on for up to 8 hours and apparently you can even apply make-up over the patch, to help cover-up and disguise your cold sore. In practice however, many customers have left reviews to say that this is not the case.

We’ve found the patch wrinkles badly when you move your face, and it is sometimes difficult to get all of the edges to stick down properly.

Many women have reported that it’s not really possible to apply make-up over the patch either – the slick plastic-like surface means that make-up easily smears off it, and it doesn’t look consistent with the surrounding skin on your face.

And, despite the fact that some users have trouble getting the outer edges of the patch to stick down properly, the main area can almost be “too sticky”. When you remove the patch it can really yank on the skin and cold sore, sometimes with enough force to remove any scabbing or crusting. This does not seem to promote the healing process!

Being non-medicated it does not do much other than protect the skin. The best use for the Abreva Cold Sore Patches would be at night, in conjunction with Abreva Cream. Applying cream first, then sticking a patch on top would protect the sore and also mean that the patch is easier to remove in the morning. It would alsoreduce cross contamination and stop the spread of the cold sore virus onto your pillow and other areas of your face.

But given the generally negative feedback these patches have received, we would recommend Johnson’s Compeed Cold Sore Patches as a much better alternative – read our review of Johnson’s Compeed Cold Sore Patches

 

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Our Verdict

Given that this is an Abreva product, and their cold sore cream is a good product, these patches are disappointing.

One customer has even described Abreva’s Cold Sore Patches as “the worst” cold sore treatment they’ve tried.

We would recommend Johnson’s Compeed Cold Sore Patches as a much better alternative – read our review of Johnson’s Compeed Cold Sore Patches

 

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