- Best Acne Patches and Stickers
9 of the Best Acne Patches That Clear Pimples Overnight
You've finally overcome those teenage breakouts (even if it did take every spot cream, lotion and potion in mum's bedside drawer). Now you're in your 20s, enjoying the clear and calm complexion that you deserve. That is until a big, fat, juicy pimple - or two - appear overnight and freak-out mode is swiftly reinstated.
Adult acne is currently one of the most common skin concerns that people deal with. With covid face masks having become the latest accessory, many of us that outgrew teen acne (or never suffered with it at all) are experiencing breakouts across our nose, mouth, cheeks and chin.
Luckily, the skincare industry has come a long way since we celebrated our sweet sixteen. Homemade spot-busting solutions – we’re looking at you toothpaste – are a thing of the past and we can now tackle unwanted zits, spots and blemishes with innovative treatments, such as acne patches. Much more effective than popping and picking, pimple patches absorb fluid, dirt and oil from acne spots, leaving skin less inflamed, less red, and in a better position to heal.
Sound like something your skin would appreciate? Keep scrolling to discover the best acne patches that clear pimples overnight - or throughout the day, they're not picky when it comes to blemish-busting!
If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to acne patches, make CosRx your first port of call. Boasting stellar reviews from the skin savvy, these hydrocolloid bandages are one of the best for busting breakouts. With small, medium and large patches all up for grabs, you can tackle whiteheads, blackheads and open cysts in one go.
A cocktail of charcoal, salicylic acid and tomato extract will have you saying yes to these zit-zapping dots, each and every time. Simply press the acne stickers over your blemishes and leave them overnight for a smooth, detoxified and clearer complexion.
It’s no secret that unwanted breakouts can bring down your self-esteem. Squish Beauty’s Flower Power Acne Patches make the process of dealing with breakouts much more fun. The colourful, flower-shaped patches not only protect and heal blemishes, but they also help you decorate your newfound friends so that you can feel confident in your skin.
As tempting as it is to squeeze your spots, it can actually cause more harm than good to your skin. Florence by Mills presents these adorable pimple patches so that you can fight the urge to pick and pop, as well as keep blemishes protected from bacteria. The cloud, dolphin and butterfly stickers are saturated with salicylic acid to exfoliate, whilst peppermint and tea tree oil calms inflammation and hydrocolloid seals each spot.
More dots for spots come from skincare giant, Peter Thomas Roth. These clear adhesive patches have been expertly designed to contain the acne affected area and can be worn overnight, as well as throughout the day, to reduce and heal blemishes.
Revolution come through with budget-friendly blemish patches so that you don't have to fork out a fortune for acne treatment. The Pick-Me-Not pimple patches are enriched with salicylic acid to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. By the time morning rolls around, the appearance of pesky blemishes are reduced and you can flaunt a clear, calm and collected complexion.
Save stressed-out skin with these nifty little patches from Oh k!. Made with Korean technology, these acne stickers act as a miniature shield against grime and dirt, allowing spots to heal quickly and effectively. Tea tree and salicylic acid power the patches, making them a great option if you’re trying to combat under-the-skin lumps and bumps.
Australian-based skincare brand ZitSticka utilise blemish-banishing ingredients such as niacinamide, salicylic acid and hyaluronic acid to banish breakouts. Their signature microdart technology ensures that the ingredients penetrate deeper layers of the skin in order to stop spots from growing.
Patchology’s Breakout Box is home to not one, not two, but three types of acne patches. Take your pick from the blemish-shrinking salicylic dots, whitehead-absorbing hydrocolloid dots or detoxifying charcoal nose strips and watch your complexion clear up in no time.
We love acne patches as they're not only fuss-free, easy-to-use and effective, but they also teach us to have fun with our breakouts. We guarantee that you won't want to treat your zits, spots and pimples any other way but if you are looking for more skincare for acne, why not take a look at The Best Acne Scar Treatments for Blemish-Free Skin.
Written by Carly Cochrane
Carly is a beauty editor at Cosmetify and has been a part of our family for three years. She has over five years of experience in health, beauty and wellness writing.