The Acne Patches That Will Zap Your Zit Overnightby | July 08, 2019
It’s hard to imagine that there was a time when we survived without K-beauty innovations such as sheet masks, that have now become a staple in our Sunday self-care routines, and that we have come to depend on. But our latest obsession after lip masks and eye masks are the revolutionary acne patches. We hope for your sake that you never have to use these, but pesky pimples have a way of surfacing when you least expect it. And it’s at those exact moments that we turn to these acne patches that are known to zap a zit overnight.
Essentially spot treatment but in the form of stickers, these are clear and circular hydrocolloid bandages that absorb fluid from the pimple. How do you know its working? The clear sticker turns white with time and expands. How do you apply it? Just slap it onto your zit. You can wear this through the night, or wear it all day long since these clear stickers in varied sizes also multitask as a concealer. What about the results? Remove it after a few hours to notice reduced redness and inflammation. The pimple would have flattened considerably, without looking flaky. Any added advantages? The multitaskers that these are, they also restrict you from touching your zit often or worse, popping it, preventing the infection from spreading.
So, if you’re sold on the innovation, here are a few acne patches that we recommend you give a try.
Peach Slices Acne Spot Dot Patches, Peach & Lily
From the popular K-beauty brand Peach & Lily, these acne patches come in three sizes to tackle even the most stubborn and angry pimples. These hydrocolloid bandages are thin and act like great concealers without garnering too much attention. You can wear these adhesive dots during the day or at night, with or without make-up. I, for one, have skin that refuses to obey treatments and a skin routine. I got the Peach Slices acne patches as a gift, and while I can’t say that they zapped my pimples away overnight (a tall order), they did reduce them visibly. I can definitely vouch for them as being great concealers.
Deets: 30 patches across three sizes of 15x7 mm, 6x10 mm patches, and 9x12 mm patches
The brainchild of Australian skincare brand ZitSticka, KILLA is a zit patch that features 24 microdarts that have zit-combating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, and niacinamide. The microdarts melt two hours after application, flooding the zit with the ingredients that help towards busting it. The kit comes with swabs called CLEANA that are soaked in exfoliating and de-stressing ingredients for priming a deep zit before the application of KILLA. It can also be used independently to placate a superficial zit.
Deets: 16 piece kit with eight Microdart KILLA patches and eight spot-clearing CLEANA swabs
Acne Pimple Master Patch, COSRX
Avoid secondary infections and heal the scarred area with this master patch by K-beauty company Cosrx. Cleanse the infected area before and slap the patch on to the pimple. The patch will turn white as it absorbs exudates. Perfect to heal and protect your skin simultaneously.
Deets: One sheet with 24 patches across three sizes.
Clear Blemish Patches, Miss Spa
These acne patches by Miss Spa have bacteria-absorbing volcanic ash, inflammation-fighting tea tree oil, and infecting-fighting salicylic acid that are an overnight solution to acne problems. The salicylic acid goes deep inside to reduce redness and restore your skin. Value for money, you can experiment with these before you make up your mind about these.
Deets: Two strips of 12 dots in two different sized patches.
Acne Absorbing Cover, Nexcare
These hydrocolloid bandages by Nexcare act like a sponge that soaks up the excess oil and puss from the affected area. They also reduce redness while protecting your skin from secondary infections.
Deets: 36 patches with 24 small and 12 medium stickers.
Acne-Clear Invisible Dots, Peter Thomas Roth
Available in two sizes, these acne patches by Peter Thomas Roth contain 0.5 percent concentrated salicylic acid that effectively targets acne and blackheads. It is formulated with tea tree oil, hyaluronic acid as well as a natural humectant that helps retain the moisture. Each adhesive patch is a fully contained treatment to penetrate pores and clear up acne.
Deets: Six sheets with 12 dots (72 total) across two sizes.
Mighty Patch, Hero Cosmetics
With 36 stickers of the same circumference, these Hero Cosmetics vegan patches absorb oil and pus, while also preventing you from picking at your face and the affected area. Plus, the patches have a matte finish that help them blend into your skin seamlessly.
Deets: 36 stickers of the same size.
Dr. Belmeur Clarifying Spot Patches, The Face Shop
These patches by The Face Shop use mild plant-based ingredients and a low irritant formula that is perfect for all skin types. It’s a two-step spot soothing and protecting patch kit. Step 1 is to use the Spot Plaster Band that contains salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and willow herb to calm your skin. This step protects your skin from external contamination. Step 2 is applying the Spot Hydrocolloid Band that protects the wounds while absorbing the discharge.
Deets: Spot Blaster Band: 40 patches in one size of 10mm
Spot Hydrocolloid Band: 40 patches with 24 stickers in size 10mm and 16 stickers in size 12mm.
Spot Bean Home Medi Care Acne Spot Patch, Neoderm
A K-beauty product, these dermatologically tested acne-spot patches by Neoderm help to prevent further external damage to the infected area. They combat the germs and keep your skin hydrated by preventing excessive dryness.
Deets: Two sheets with 24 stickers each.
AC Control Spot Patch Acne Pimple Patches, TonyMoly
Containing salicylic acid and tea tree oil, this TonyMoly sheet consists of 10 patches that are suitable for all skin types. The patches are designed to take care of pimples or fight damage caused by bacteria or dirt. They’re a great solution for treating pimples individually.
Deets: One sheet of 10 patches of the same size.
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