It really happens: an angry red zit shows up on the side of your face just before a big date or a job interview. Pimples can pop up at the most inopportune time, and can be especially troubling when you’re particular about your skin.
Spot treatments have been on the market for a while, but there’s really nothing else like an acne or pimple patch to calm an inflamed zit. While spot creams and serums normally work to dry a pimple out, acne patches can come in the form of a hydrocolloid dressing, long used for wound treatment in hospitals, that works to absorb excess fluid and debris from the breakout and provide a protective layer against dirt. These patches also prevent you from picking on your pimple, and some of them are sheer enough to wear under makeup!
Ready to stock on pimple patches in case of a breakout? Give some of these brands a try.
Mediheal A-Zero Shot Skin Dressing Patch
Translucent enough to wear under makeup, this acne patch from Mediheal can be worn during the daytime and contains tea tree extract to soothe the redness.
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch
The Pimple Master Patch from COSRX is a holy grail product for many skincare enthusiasts, which promises intensive acne healing overnight — perfect for large breakouts!
Purederm Spot Reducer Gel Patch
At only P129, these flesh-colored spot reducer patches from Purederm are a complete steal. They definitely come in handy in case of an acne emergency!
Kocostar Face Spot Mirror Patch
Thin, tiny and transparent, this patch set from Kocostar contains tea tree leaf oil, salicylic acid, and grape seed extract to calm redness and irritation. It also comes with a mirror inside the package so you can apply the patch more precisely!
Happy Skin Beauty Invisible Pimple Patch
Happy Skin always has the Filipina in mind, and their Invisible Pimple Patch answers your blemish woes. First off, the hydrocolloid patch is easy to peel off making it a cinch to use. Each bandage also contains Centella Asiatica that melts upon contact, seeping into the skin for better treatment and preventing scarring. Once the patch turns from transparent to white, that means it’s time to take it off!
Patchology Breakout Box 3-in-1 Acne Treatment Kit
For different kinds of impurities, reach out for the Patchology Breakout Box. Aside from pimple patches, the kit also contains other spot patches for blackheads and whiteheads, as well as nose strips.