Why I’m obsessed with dissolving microneedle patches


When I got word that my favourite skincare brand ESK was bringing out a range called Ageless: Dissolving Microneedle Patches, I couldn’t contain my excitement. I love micro-needling and I love ESK, so this was something I knew I had to try.

The patches are designed for the under-eye area and for fine lines and wrinkles anywhere on your face (think crow’s feet, smile lines, forehead wrinkles). For me, I wanted to concentrate under my eyes, and love that this was an ‘at home’ treatment.

These patches offer a more efficient delivery of traditional active ingredients for improved results, reduces fine lines and increased skin elasticity and volume and reduces pigmentation.

ESK Dissolving Microneedle Patches (the best beauty invention!).

ESK has combined technologies of micro-needling and the delivery of evidence-based ingredients to create patches that are infused with hyaluronic acid to reduce fine lines, and wrinkles, brighten and smooth the skin, promote collagen growth and improve skin cell turnover.

  • Each pack has 2 pairs of patches (i.e. 4 patches).
  • Each with 2000 dissolving hyaluronic acid microneedles.
  • Each hyaluronic acid needle is 0.3mm in length, long enough to help get passed the outer layer of the skin (whose job is to keep things out of our bodies), but a length that involves no discomfort (ie. Less than 0.5mm).
  • Each needle tip contains active ingredients.
  • Key ingredients are Retinal (Vitamin A), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Copper Peptide.

The cost of the patches are $39 and you get four in a packet.

Each pack comes with four patches

My honest review

As you all know, I love innovative new products that come onto the market, especially products that have had a lot of time, effort and research put into them, which is exactly what ESK products have.

As you can image the excitement levels were high when my package arrived and to say I wasn’t disappointed is an understatement.

Ease of use

These patches are super easy to use. Just take out of the packet, remove the white border and put onto your preferred area (mine was under the eyes). Pat the patches gently until you can no longer feel anything. It doesn’t hurt at all!

How they felt

I loved that you could feel a light prickle, but to be honest, it didn’t hurt and the fact I could feel something meant it was working!

What my skin looked like

I am noticing a difference after two weeks. I am really happy with the results. Clearer skin under the eye. Increased skin elasticity, reduced fine lines and brighter skin.

Who would I suggest use them

Anyone who has targeted areas on their face, that may need a little more help. These patches help deliver the active ingredients into the skin, via the tiny microneedles. For me, these are a must for under the eyes, or another great area would be the fine lines above the lips.

Would I buy again

In a heartbeat, in fact, I have already ordered more!


The co-founder of 50SoWhat has been in publishing for most of her working life. She was general manager of successful boutique media publishing house in New Zealand for several years and boasts an impeccable sales, marketing and management background. When she’s not road-testing the latest cosmetic procedures, or investigating the hottest lifestyle, travel, fashion and beauty trends for over 45’s, Jo is often back home catching up with family and friends, or working on her golf swing!