8 of the best pimple patches for killing zits fast
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / July 28 2022
Here in 2021, we enjoy a wealth of modern advancements that make life all the more easier than the generations that came before – and skin care’s no different.
While our grandmother’s might have been partial to slathering on an entire jar of cold cream before bed, and our mother’s went wild for zit-neutralising spot treatments in the ‘80s and ‘90s, when it comes to dealing with breakouts, us younger generations have a veritable sticker book collection of zit-zapping pimple patches on-hand for particularly pesky spots.
Here are the eight of the best blemish banishing pimple patches money can buy.
ZitSticka KILLA Clarifying Microdart Patch Kit
ZitSticka’s signature, self-dissolving microdart technology boasts potent, deep ingredient delivery that can target those particularly annoying early-stage blind zits. Each sticker comes with its own CLEANA swab, soaked in a cocktail of exfoliating and soothing ingredients, to be applied prior to your KILLA patch for bi-phase blemish banishment.
$39 at RY
PEACE OUT SKINCARE Acne Healing Dots
These cult-favourite patches combine hydrocolloid polymer technology and salicylic acid to minimise the appearance of pimples overnight (or in six hours if you’ve got an event planned and you’re in dire straits trying to ditch your zit).
$22 at Sephora
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch
One of the first pimple patches on the market, these hydrocolloid patches come in a variety of sizes, making it an absolute breeze to quickly soothe and minimise any potent pimples you’ve got on the go. Say buh-bye to unwanted redness and puffiness post-application!
$7.90 at Adore Beauty
MECCA MAX SPOT DOTS Blemish Busting Patches
If you hate pimples but equally hate the inevitable dryness that occurs when you spot treat, then these 100 per cent vegan and cruelty free blemish patches should be on your bucket list. They utilise an ingredient called polyisobutene, which conditions skin to prevent any potential dryness. Cheering.
$26 at MECCA
skyn ICELAND Blemish Dots
These anti-blemish dots combine beta-hydroxy acid, salicylic acid and antibacterial tea tree to help combat any raging zits that have taken over your face, shrinking the blemish in size and preventing further spread of bacteria to boot.
$31 at MECCA
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Skin Control Pimple Patches PM Overnight Wear
Designed to adhere to skin for a full night of snoozin’, these pimple patches help to cleanse the affected area of any pimple-causing bacteria, while minimising the appearance of any visible whiteheads too.
$5.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Skin Republic Spot Clear Salicylic Acid Patch
Formulated with salicylic acid, tea tree, volcanic ash and grapeseed extract, these pimple patches actively work to pull impurities from the skin, while reducing the size of your blemishes as you sleep.
$5.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.