Do you suffer from cystic acne or occasional breakouts and have tried all methods to get rid of them as soon as possible, but nothing has worked yet? Here is the quick and easy solution.
Are you one of those who suffer from stubborn acne breakouts on your chin and jaw area? We can well sympathize with your frustration!
However, we also have good news for you. Voila, the K-beauty innovation: acne pimple patches—affordable, effective and discreet acne treatment from the leading Asian beauty world, South Korea.
Not only do they work quickly, but they are gentle enough to be used by literally anyone - for any skin type, including sensitive skin.
What exactly are pimple patches?
Pimple patches, another name for anti-acne stickers, are small, thin, usually circular hydrocolloid sheets that are applied overnight to reduce the appearance of pimples by morning.
What are the main features and benefits of pimple patches?
These lightweight hydrocolloid patches cover the affected area to protect it from bacteria, external irritation and contamination and reduce the risk of further infection.
The little pimple patches absorb excess sebum, pore impurities and bacteria that cause acne breakouts, providing fast wound healing and easy and effective control of skin blemishes.
Acne patches are more effective for mild breakouts and superficial pimples such as small whiteheads and pustules that have recently popping up or having come to a head than for deeper, cystic lesions.
(A related blog post: Do Korean Pimple Patches Work? How To Use Them?)
Best-Selling Korean acne patches to get rid of zits
Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch
These Korean patches are currently one of the hottest acne treatments on the global beauty market. Many Youtubers, influencers and Redditors claim that this patch is their holy grail item and its recognition and hype are rightly deserved.
The vegan patches, which resemble the texture of a hydrogel mask, help reduce and heal active acne faster while preventing additional infections. They can be applied under makeup and you can keep them on while showering as they are waterproof.
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Dr. Jart+ Focuspot Blemish Mirco Tip Patch
Dr. Jart Mirco Tip Patch contains 65% hyaluronic acid, vitamin B3 and peptides to prevent pigmentation and reduce breakouts. The tiny Mirco needles ensure that the potent ingredients can penetrate deep into the skin to treat stubborn problems faster and prevent scarring.
Pyunkang Yul Acne Spot Patch Super Thin
Pyunkang Yul's patches are ideal for those who need urgent acne treatment, but also want natural-looking and inconspicuous coverage with or without makeup. The ultra-thin and soft patches feature a strong waterproof adhesive that adheres securely to the skin.
Developed by the Pyunkang oriental medicine hospital, the product is part of the brand's acne care line, which also includes acne toner, cleanser, spot cream and facial moisturizer.
💘 Check out Pyunkang Yul Unltra Thin Pimple Patch
Nexcare Acne Absorbing Covers
These non-medicated patches may be less well-known in the Western beauty world, but they are among the best-selling acne treatments in South Korean cosmetic stores.
Made by wound-care bandage brand 3M, the patches soak up excess oil and exudate like a sponge, helping to dry out the pimple.
Easy Derm Beauty Spot Patch
The product, launched by Daewoong Pharmaceutical, is suitable for all skin types and is allergy-friendly. Along with Nexcare patches, they are one of the most popular spot treatments for Korean women and men plagued by acne breakouts.
Acropass Trouble Cure
If you're battling with tenacious skin troubles, especially hormonal and cystic acne, this micro-dart patch will be your lifesaver.
This two-step treatment consists of a pre-soaked pad (with hyaluronic acid and tea tree) to disinfect and cleanse problematic areas, and a premeasured patch to tackle bacteria and inflammation.
These are very small microneedles that prick the acne and deliver effective zit-reducing ingredients such as salicylic acid and niacinamide.
Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots
These small clear patches, launched by popular K-beauty retailer "Peach and Lily," serve as a protective cover that aids in the healing process and prevents subconscious picking and touching.
They are available in different sizes, so you can choose the most suitable patch for the affected area.
Some By Mi Clear Spot Patch
These breathable patches are one of the newest additions to the brand's famous AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Routine series.
All products in this collection are designed to treat blemish-prone or damaged skin. They are water-resistant and translucent, blending seamlessly into the skin while protecting the wound from bacterial infection.
The patches are infused with salicylic acid, tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil, as well as other anti-inflammatory ingredients, making them suitable for those prone to infected and pustular acne.
Tosowoong SOS Repair Cica Clinic Acne Patch
These strong adhesive patches contain waterproof hydrocolloid components that help drain away skin impurities and provide the skin with a "sealed" environment for self-healing.
Neogen Dermalogy A-Clear Soothing Clear Spot Patch
These easy-to-use, slim patches have thin edges that can be applied to uneven skin and provide long-lasting, strong adhesion. They help absorb fluid and excess sebum, preventing scabbing and scarring.