Pimple patches joined the acne treatment world a few years back. Also known as hydrocolloid patches, they draw the junk out of your pores and into the patch to reveal spot-free skin.
But what was once a couple of big name brands now includes just about every skincare brand around.
With affordable, high-end, indie brands all taking their shot at the pimple patch game, are all created equal?
Let’s do some digging.
Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Original (Shop here)
This OG pimple patch is basic, but extremely effective. You can buy 36 or 72 patches in a box. These patches are small but as mighty as they are described. They prevent picking, they withdraw impurities, and they work on all skin types. You will see results in one night.
As long as you use these patches on major or budding whiteheads, these will shrink them fast. These are pure hydrocolloid, which is a flexible material that absorbs the bacteria inside a zit and keeps the site moist to spend up healing.
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch (Shop here)
COSRX is a Korean brand. As I’m sure you know, K-beauty is a huge trend because these products work. This brand was an early comer to the hydrocolloid pimple patch game and has always been effective.
Rael Spot Control Cover (Shop here)
For those with more than a few spots, these are the patches for you. Rather than covering and healing one zit you’re struggling with, these patches cover a larger surface area, helping removing excess oil from multiple zits and helps you avoid picking at the affected area.
If you have mascne, a cluster of chin zits or some blocked pores due to a night of snacking on chips, these patches fight the entire cluster of blemishes. But remember, these are for surface breakouts and won’t make much of a difference for cystic acne.
Dr. Jart+ Focuspot Blemish Micro Tip Patch (Shop here)
If you want a simple and mess-free solution for cystic breakouts, these are the patches for you. Although they are on the pricier side, they are effective at breaking into the deeper more stubborn zits.
Also, these patches contain micro-tips that dissolve into the skin to meltdown and penetrate the pores.
Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Invisible+ (Shop here)
Another winner from Hero Cosmetics is their Invisible+ version of their OG patches. Wake up with a zit and want it gone before you go out tonight? You can wear this at work, at the store, or anywhere without anyone noticing you’re secretly healing a zit beneath.
You never think something so simple could make such a difference in your skin, but try one of these and you’ll see your zit calm down and disappear right before your eyes!