COMPEED Total Care Cold Sore Patch Trial Team
50 female reviewers aged 18-49 who are prone to experiencing cold sores, and who are concerned about the look of a cold sore and how they feel while they have one. The product was tested once the first signs of an outbreak such as tingling, itching and burning sensations occurred, as well as once a cold sore had appeared if this first sign went unnoticed.
Overall star rating during this trial*:
The COMPEED Total Care Cold Sore Patch is the first clinically proven healing patch for cold sores. It provides seven benefits in one patch, including the ability to help heal cold sores faster, hide the cold sore in a discreet way, relieve pain, reduce redness and swelling, reduce tingling, itching and burning, prevent scabbing, reduce the risk of wound contamination and boost self-confidence. Make-up or lipstick can also be applied over the patch to help the user feel more confident while you’ve got a cold sore. This enables the patch to be worn both day and night, and thanks to its adhesive qualities, the patch can also be worn while eating and drinking.
Those testing the product were delighted by how fast their cold sores healed while using the patches. Instead of taking weeks, most found their cold sore never lasted more than a few days. And although the patches can be worn during the day as well, most found using them during the night only worked best for them. Some did mention the patches could have been slightly smaller in size, however most were pleased with their ability to stay put on the lip area in a discreet manner during the day.
"I was positive that it limited almost all the bacteria, and I could feel a slight tingle of the patch working on my lips and my cold sore was gone within two days!" – chocolatelover.
"You just peel off the adhesive and place over the cold sore like a bandaid. This allowed it to heal and no germs could further agitate the cold sore. Within a few days I was happy to see it go away!" – jewl.
"Surprisingly, they were comfortable to use and I didn't even realise that I was wearing one! I felt that my cold sore did go away much faster and protected me from touching it." – akira.
"The patch was very hygienically packaged, and very easy to apply. Although not completely invisible, I was impressed with how discreet it looked. It adhered well and stayed on all day." – bebeautiful34.
"Although the patch felt slightly uncomfortable at first, the sensation of the cold sore gradually disappeared and became unnoticeable. After three or so days, my cold sore was already healed!" – WhoAmI.
"I felt the tell-tale tingle in the same place I always get cold sores, so I applied a patch as soon as I got home and left it on overnight. It developed into a small red lump, however it never progressed any further…" – Catn2kittens.
*Rating refers to the 50 members included in the trial and is correct as of May 2 2013.
Do you suffer from cold sores? Have you tried the COMPEED patches before? Are you keen to try them out after reading the reviews