How do pimple patches work: Best Acne Ingredients Reviewed

How do pimple patches work: Best Acne Ingredients Reviewed

According to Spate, this might be the most searched for product form: Pimple patches.

Pimple patches work by absorbing excess oil and pus from pimples

This absorption leads to a shrinking effect and it lessens inflammation.

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They’re commonly made of hydrocolloid, which is gelatin based or Vegan hydrocolloid. Both are gel-forming materials originally used for wound healing. 

Hydrocolloid may draw out impurities from pimples while providing a moist environment that can help acne spots heal faster.

And because the patch is covering the pimple, it forms a protective barrier that prevent infection.   And you’re less likely to pick at it.

Patches can be infused with acne fighting ingredients like Sal acid and Benzoyl peroxide.  Or actives like Glycolic Acid or Niacinamide.

Pimple patches can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, matte or shiny and fun colors too.

Look for brands like Hero Cosmetics, ZitSticka, StarFace, and Bubble.

Have you used a pimple patch?

- Ron Robinson, BeautyStat Founder & Cosmetic Chemist