Ugh, acne sometimes sucks, right? For us, it’s not so much the appearance of a zit as the pain that comes with it. Whether it’s visible or not, when you have a big, hormonal break-out, it can be super painful to bear witness to. Our go-to products to deal with a pimple are usually topicals, like sulfur or a retinoid, but there’s a new guy in town, the pimple patch. The pimple patch, according to Healthline is the following:
“Hydrocolloid dressings are meant to soak up liquid to dry pimples out. By adsorbing the toxins trapped under your skin, while protecting the zit from external bacteria, sunlight, or face picking, the pimple patches can accelerate healing.”
The triple-peat combo! You have medication, protection, and extraction all in one. We’re obsessed with popping these on in the morning and waking up to a world of a difference the next day.
We’ve made a list of five of our favorite pimple patches for you to try out! Keep reading for more.
Our Favorite Hydrocolloid Pimple Patches
Good for acne and cute to boot! We’re obsessed with these cute star patches that protect acne, absorb fluid, and shield spots from outside bacteria. They also protect your face from skin picking. We love how fast and well these work.
This KILLA patch is unlike the rest. It is able to detect new, below the surface pimples. Best for zits that are not superficial, pop this patch on when you feel a big one coming on.
Definitely the most fashionable patches out there, we love these acne fighters from Squish Beauty. Drug-free, non-irritating, non-drying, and amazing for sensitive skin.
The most cost-friendly on the list, this is actually one of the originators of the patch. Korean skincare companies were the first to launch this type of acne fighter. We love the cost, ease, and effectiveness of this pimple patch.
This patch is our favorite for day-to-day wear. When you put on the Peter Thomas Roth pimple patch, it’s clear so it blends into your skin color. Add fast-adding ingredients and you’ve got a winner!