Once you stick ‘em on your zits, the hydrocolloid patches work by gently pulling out gunk to heal each pimple. Plus, they prevent you from picking which can cause scarring. Associate editor Abby Hepworth is also a fan of the Mighty Patch, but she prefers the Micropoint version which penetrates the skin to deliver acne-fighting ingredients under the surface.
They’re perfect for a single, large spot, but you can also use one patch to target an entire cluster of pimples at once. These are also ideal for chest acne, back acne, or anywhere else on your body where breakouts tend to take up more real estate.
"There are a must-have for anyone who breaks out. They prevent me from touching and picking at my zit, they stick so well compared to other brands, and they really suck out the pus. It's pretty gross to see but when that happens, the zit is flattened and sooo much better than previously. It really does help speed up the healing." —NYCGirl13