They come in all sorts of shapes, colors, and styles and we often hear about these pimple patches from our favorite Content Creators: but what are they and what are they for?
The main purpose of pimples patches is to protect the imperfections and ensure that we, the serial killers of pimples – we can see you!- do not crush them and increase the risk of worsening the inflammation. Moreover, these almost invisible patches, a feature that makes them perfect to wear even when we go out, under a layer of foundation, are often infused with salicylic acid, which speeds up the healing of our unwanted friends. But let’s be clear: pimple patches are not indicated for the treatment of acne or acne imperfections, but they can help with temporary and sporadic imperfections and especially protect against inflammation or from contact with makeup and skincare. So, if you are looking for a product that “treats” acne, unfortunately, patches are not indicated! On the contrary, they are perfect for us to keep our hands “in place” and leave imperfections in a “safe place,” giving them time to heal.
Let’s have a look at our favorites!
Cosrx, Ac Collection Acne Patch
Well-known all over the world, Cosrx patches conquer the podium:
always at the forefront of beauty innovation, the South Korean brand has created the AC Collection Acne Patch, which includes a series of transparent hydrocolloid patches of various sizes that protect blemishes from infections, reducing inflammation and neutralizing bacteria. In addition to that, the hydrocolloid is effective for bringing imperfections to the surface – even the cystic and deep ones – while a complex with the Centella Asiatica at its core, salicylic acid and Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) helps to get rid of pimples!
Good Light, Luna Pimple Patches
Specialized in highly effective formulas for all skin types – regardless of gender – the Good Light brand promotes a more inclusive definition of beauty that reflects the diversity and fluidity of the world. These vegan patches, in fact, are made for everyone and are made of hydrocolloid, a material that retains moisture and in a short period eliminates dirt and pimples inflamed. Available in 2 different sizes – 10 mm and 12 mm – these patches can be used on the face, neck, or any other body part!
Fusidium, Clear Spot Patches
These hydrocolloid tissue patches absorb the purulent fluid – sorry for that – coming out of pimples, prevent bacterial proliferation, and keep the area isolated to heal faster (and without the risk of scars caused by our hands!). The package contains 60 water-resistant patches in two different sizes. In addition to that, these patches do not slip, they remain well adherent to the skin and last all day!
Zitsticka Killa, Clarifying Microdart Patch Kit
A set equipped with a biphasic system to calm inflamed pimples: the Clarifying Microdart Patch Kit contains 8 patches + 8 pads soaked in highly soothing ingredients that are infused into the epidermis.
Water-resistant and almost transparent, the patches help to decongest the pores and eliminate bacteria thanks to the tea tree contained inside, preparing the affected area for phase two. Instead, the patented buffers are characterised by tiny, self-balancing micro-darts, that flood the nucleus of the pimples at the initial stage with active ingredients such as niacinamide, salicylic acid, and hyaluronic acid. Then, apply them on top of each other (their shapes are created to fit together and form a single patch), place them on the affected area, and in just 2 hours, you will already see results!
Mario Badescu, Drying Patches
Drying patches that eliminate the most stubborn impurities! What do they contain? The detoxifying formulation within these pimple patches is all to be discovered! The infused ingredients are tea tree oil, perfect for reducing inflammation, Fitosfingosina, our beloved niacinamide, antioxidant vitamin C, and moisturizing hyaluronic acid!