If you’ve ever struggled with pimples, you’re probably very familiar with the staggering range of products on the market designed to help treat and/or conceal blemishes. And though these products have come along in leaps and bounds over the last few years, having a big ol’ pimple (or a few) can still make you feel like hiding away at home.
Why? Because, for some reason, breakouts have always been surrounded by social stigma – which is totally unfair. As any derm will tell you, acne is not caused by the acne-sufferer.
But now there’s a quirky new pimple-treating product in town that’s creating waves in the skin positivity movement and it’s set to help make having pimples no longer taboo. In fact, it’ll have you practically Instagram-ing your breakouts.
Introducing: Starface Hydro-Stars™!
“It’s a subtle accessory—a little accent piece that you see when you’re face to face with somebody—and it’s super photogenic and cute,” said the brand’s co-founder Julie Schott, who was inspired to create the product after experiencing her own struggle with acne in her previous career as a beauty editor.
“It made me feel like I was not an expert at this thing that I was supposed to be an authority on—I was supposed to be answering other people’s issues about their skin, and then my own skin was still really problematic,” Schott told Vogue US.
“What I learned is that it’s not my fault or anyone’s fault, [acne] is the number one skin care concern in America. The thing that’s really changed is my understanding of how to take care of it, but also my attitude toward it—and that’s what we want for other people, is to change their attitude about it,” explained Schott.
And thus, a star was literally born!
If you’re looking for more information on fighting breakouts, find out what face mapping is and how it can help you understand what’s causing your pimples here.
Do you think you’ll get on board with the Starface Hydro-Stars™? Let us know your thoughts on this new concept in the comments.
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Isobel is a Digital Content Editor at BEAUTYcrew, marie claire and InStyle. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously BEAUTYcrew's Junior Beauty Writer.