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When our skin is breaking out and over-the-counter treatments aren’t cutting it, we rely on pimple patches. These innovative little powerhouses are chock full of zit-zapping ingredients that work to calm inflammation deep in the pores and suck out all the gross pimple-causing gunk while you sleep.

Check out our top five picks!

Peter Thomas Roth Acne-Clear Invisible Dots $32

These clear acne patches are offered in two sizes and work to stop the spread of bacteria by covering zits completely. Salicylic acid and tea tree oil penetrate deep to reduce the size, while hyaluronic acid replenishes moisture to avoid flaking skin.

Alba Botanica Acnedote Pimple Patches $7.99

Super affordable and a total fan favorite, these literally fly off the shelves at Target. Each patch is transparent, draws out impurities, and prevents picking (which can extend the life of a breakout).


Truly #Heart Your Imperfections Blemish Treatment Acne Patches $20

Who said a breakout has to ruin your day? These adorable heart patches cover the angriest of zits, while also making you feel so cute.

Dr. Jart+ Focuspot Micro Tip Patches $18

Free of sulfates and other skin-irritating ingredients, these patches have self-dissolving micro-tips that work to brighten dark spots and give the skin a boost of antioxidants.

Patchology Breakout Box 3-in-1 Acne Treatment $20

When a breakout strikes, it always brings a friend, which is why we love this box that can tackle multiple types of zits. It has a mixture of salicylic acid dots, whitehead-absorbing hydrocolloid dots, and blackhead-clearing nose strips.

Rael Miracle Patch Duo $16

When you feel a new pimple just waiting to erupt, reach for this duo. The patch heals already surfaced blemishes, while the microneedle handles the underground ones by calming inflammation.

xx, The FabFitFun Team