We think there's nothing more annoying than waking up and finding out a pimple has sprouted on your face overnight, especially when you've been so good and consistent with your routine. Our first instinct is to pick at it to make it disappear *quicker*, but we all know that's only going to do more damage—it will leave behind a scar or a dark mark in its wake.
All hope is not lost, though. Your new best friend? Pimple patches. Not only will they help camouflage the zit, but they also block the area from external irritants such as dust and dirt. They also help in scar prevention which can lead to dark spots. All of these are possible because these little stickers are formulated with blemish-busting ingredients that help you zero in on your problem areas.
Below, we list down the ingredients you need to look for when shopping for pimple patches, plus some product recos to get you started:
What are the ingredients you should look for in pimple patches?
Salicylic acid is a type of BHA that goes deep in your pores to clear them of gunk and grime.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is one of the most popular blemish-busting ingredients in the market right now, and for good reason, too. It’s a natural remedy that’s loaded with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that help calm down irritated skin.
Benzoyl peroxide helps in reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria on the skin, which prevents breakouts in the future. It's dermatologist-approved, too.
Centella Asiatic, more popularly known as cica, is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties to prevent scarring and hyperpigmentation—no more acne marks, yay!
Ahead, we list down the best pimple patches that can flatten your pimples and heal them overnight:
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch
These COSRX hydrocolloid stickers will soothe your blemishes and reduce any redness. Each patch can protect the zit from getting more infected.
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch, P200, LazadaContinue reading below ↓
Luxe Organix Hydrocolloid Acne Patch
These thin and ultra-clear patches absorb pus and oil while protecting your skin from dust and bacteria that might worsen your acne. Each sticker blends so well with your complexion that you can put makeup on top of it and won’t even be noticeable!
Luxe Organix Hydrocolloid Acne Patch, P199, WatsonsContinue reading below ↓
Miacare Spot Care Patch For Day and Night
These Miacare spot care patches come in “Day” and “Night” varieties. The first one comes a little thinner, making them undetectable, while the latter are thicker and loaded with more potent ingredients so that your skin can heal overnight.
Miacare Spot Care Patch For Day and Night, P229, LazadaContinue reading below ↓
SOME BY MI Clear Spot Patch
This pack by Korean brand SOME BY MI contains 18 patches that come in small and large sizes. They work great, especially if you want to cover a bigger surface area or multiple zits at a time.
SOME BY MI Clear Spot Patch, P250, LazadaContinue reading below ↓
Sephora Collection Anti-Blemish Patches
If you’re bored with transparent stickers, you may want to try out Sephora Collection’s Anti-Blemish Patches. Aside from the usual clear adhesives, they also have fun, decorative ones! They are formulated with salicylic acid and green tea extract to help speed up the healing process of your pimples.
Sephora Collection Anti-Blemish Patches, P153, SephoraContinue reading below ↓
Mediheal A-Zero Shot Trouble Dressing Spot Patch
Mediheal’s acne patches are infused with tea tree extract to fast-track the healing process of your zits. You can keep them on your face for up to eight to twelve hours, and you won’t even feel that they're there!
Mediheal A-Zero Shot Trouble Dressing Spot Patch, P349, WatsonsContinue reading below ↓
Happy Skin Invisible Pimple Patch
Happy Skin’s version of pimple patches are infused with complexion-loving Centella Asiatica, a soothing ingredient that is compatible with all skin types!
Happy Skin Invisible Pimple Patch, P175, LazadaContinue reading below ↓
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