I was on good old Instagram the other day and I spotted a famous Instagrammer, Chloe Morello (I think) putting acne patches all over her beautiful face. I was VERY intrigued.
I mean they make total sense right… I often recommend to Cheeky’s and even remind myself to put a dollop of my acne medication when I see a fresh zit pop up and either leave it on overnight or let it sit as long as possible until I wash my face again. The acne patches follow a similar thought process. And I certainly have had success with the whole dollop business.
How Does It Work?
Most commonly made of hydrocolloid, which is a substance most used in medical dressings for the way it absorbs any excess fluid. These guys are placed on top of blemishes to suck out all the gunk so, makeup, dirt, and impurities and even the grime/pus within the zit, making it smaller or less pronounced than before. Here’s where it gets cool…they then turn those impurities into a gel-like form that adheres to the sticker, which stays tightly sealed beneath the patch’s protective barrier to keep it out of your pores and off your face.
Could they really be a product that could take away our acne woes and save the day with a little patch? Reviewers and acne suffers sure as heck believe in these guys. They’ve even got the Dr. Pimple Popper-like photos to prove it ;-)!
Let’s check out our 3 favorites. We looked high and low for the best ones to consider & we think these guys work well!
Many consider these COSRX patches to be the best & first folks to come out with the idea. One really cool thing about this product is it even helps heal ‘picked at’ zits which I personally think is fascinating.
‘Finally, an acne treatment that treats acne for what it really is, an infected wound. These little pimple patches are an overnight fixer to make whiteheads, blackheads and picked zits disappear by morning.
The thin clear hydrocolloid patch feels similar to a hydrogel sheet mask in texture, adhering your skin strongly. It’ll stay on through showering and washing! It treats breakouts by eliminating infection and bacteria, which is what causes them in the first place. It’s able to breakdown debris from blackheads and absorb gunk from whiteheads overnight, so you won’t experience a harsh dry patch from using this. It even helps flatten and heal cystic acne faster!’
Another highly-rated product from Korea, are the shit when it comes to pus and fluid. The all-natural formulation — which doesn’t include any alcohol, parabens, and sulfates – the bad stuff – making these patches extra gentle, ensuring that, in the process of absorbing excess fluids, they won’t irritate your skin!
‘Pimples and blemishes always show up at the worst time – before a date or an interview or just about any time you need to show your face in public. That’s why we created MIGHTY PATCH™, a new way to battle those pesky blemishes without harsh chemicals or drying formulas that can show results overnight. ‘
‘We’ve all experienced that embarrassing and annoying moment of having acne or unwanted scars on our face. After years of endless skin troubles, we’ve decide to come up with our own solution – Avarelle Acne Patch. Avarelle is created for people who suffer from troublesome skin or blemish issues in order to lower the unwanted stress levels and to boost your confidence for a cleaner, happier skin. Avarelle is made with Tea Tree Oil, Calendula Oil & Hydrocolloid Dressing. Simply apply Avarelle whenever you see an unwelcoming acne coming up or you just want to hide that awful acne scar. No matter the issue, Avarelle will help your skin look brighter Day & Night.’
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