Review: Zitsticka Killa Kit

KILLA is a zit patch powered by ZitSticka’s signature microdart technology. These tiny microdarts self-dissolve to flood the epicenter of your early-stage zit with targeted ingredients, clearing the upcoming drama before it gets real.


Seeing all the great reviews and ubiquitous ads, I decided to give ZitSticka’s Killa Kit a try, hoping it would prevent some upcoming acne bumps I saw on the horizon. The application process consists of two steps: a cleansing wipe (15 second drying period) and then the patch. As I’ve found to be typical with patches, using this at night would be preferable, as mouth movement tend to cause the patch to slip and move, regardless of how much pressure was applied initially. Though I’ve tried the patches on different areas and types of acne, I’m sad to say that the Killa Kit did not perform very well for me – causing bumps to harden rather than dissolve or even manifest completely into acne.

Ingredient Pros and Cons

Ingredients: (Wipe) Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil, Vitamin E, Alcohol (Patch) Hyaluronic Acid, Oligopeptide -76, Salicylic Acid, Niacinamide

Significant Pros

  • Niacinamide (brightening, anti-acne, and moisturizing)
  • Salicylic Acid (ph balancing / acne-fighting, and exfoliant)
  • Vitamin E (moisturizing)
  • Hyaluronic Acid (hydrating humectant)
  • Maybe Tea Tree Oil (acne-fighting, but in high concentrations can be sensitizing and drying)

Significant Cons

  • Alcohol (drying, but anti-bacterial)
  • Maybe Tea Tree Oil (acne-fighting, but in high concentrations can be sensitizing and drying)

The Takeaway

ZitSticka suggests using the patches twice on the same area for persistent acne spots, however, this unfortunately did not improve the product’s performance. The Killa Kit tends to pause my acne rather than decrease or increase its growth, making the results somewhat frustrating to witness. The ingredients don’t exactly reveal anything malicious, and I know I’ve been using it correctly (applied at first sight of a reddened bump), so my explanation for its ineffectiveness may simply be the temperament of my skin. In any case, I won’t be repurchasing — my routine on its own is much more effective (both in results and cost-wise). If you’re feeling desperate for a one-stop-shop acne-stopper and you’re willing to splurge then you’re welcome to try this, but for the casual user looking to improve their routine I would advise to improve or work on what you already have.

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