The invent of acne patches has undeniably improved our skincare routines. While masking and SOS spot formulas are great, spot patches have the ability to also prevent touching and picking around the area, as well as flooding the skin with effective ingredients. In this way, they have an edge over traditional spot treatments.
So it really comes as little surprise that one brand has seen their acne patches fly off the shelves in record time of late; in fact, one pack of the COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patches sells every 25 seconds, and is even Amazon’s #1 seller in the Beauty & Personal Care categories.
The impressive acne patches are perhaps so popular due to their affordable price point; at £5.99, you can pick up 24 patches, and still get change from a ten pound note.
The patches are made from a thin clear hydrocolloid material, and like hydrogel sheet masks, they adhere to skin really well (even staying on during showers and under makeup), cordoning off the targeted area perfectly to protect it from bacteria and dirt. They also work to absorb the ‘gunk’ from whiteheads overnight, and dry up all spots without dehydrating skin.
Each affordable contains three different sizes of pimple patch, meaning there’s one for every kind of acne, be it cystic or blackheads.
The patches are part of COSRX’s AC collection, which also contains a number of other acne-fighting products, which come direct from Korea. These include the COSRX Blackhead Remover Mr.RX Kit, the Blemish Spot Clearing Serum, along with an accompanying cleanser and moisturiser, all of which are just as well-priced.