14 Beauty Patches That Fix Every Skin Concern—From Pimples to Fine Lines
As much as we love classic catch-all beauty products like the iconic eight-hour cream (which we use to treat chapped skin, de-frizz flyways, and condition our cuticles, just to name a few), things finally got interesting when skincare became totally customizable. We can pick ingredients that are hyper-specific to skin concern and localize application to the tiniest problem area—which brings us to beauty patches.
It all started with pimple patches, which cover, treat, and soothe blemishes overnight while you sleep. Now you won’t find a skin concern you can’t patch up like a souped-up Band-Aid.
It’s actually as easy as 1, 2, 3: Apply, go to sleep (or make your coffee!), and reap the beautified benefits. Bust those pesky blackheads, de-puff those eye bags, banish every soul-crushing blemish, and plump those dry, crusty lips. Ever the multi-taskers, we’ll admit to using more than one (three?) at the same time, if duty calls.
If only more serious matters could be solved with a handy-dandy patch, we’d have it all. For now, we’ll settle for blemish-free skin, brightened-up eyes, plumped lips, and a firmer neck. Follow this guide to find the perfect skincare patch to fit your needs, and call us in the morning with rave reviews.
Best Budget-Friendly for Blemishes: Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch
This cult-favorite pimple patch was one of the first to hit the beauty scene, and shoppers can't get enough of its blemish-fighting ability and budget-friendly price tag.
BUY IT: $6; ulta.com
Best Drugstore for Eyes: Pixi FortifEYE Firming Collagen Eye Patches
You'll find two powerhouse ingredients in these drugstore patches: collagen and retinol. It's basically the skincare dream team. These eye patches rejuvenate and re-hydrate your eyes with a caffeinated kick of firming collagen.
BUY IT: $28 for set of 60; target.com
Best for Dark Spots: Peace Out Microneedling Dark Spot Brightening Dots
Hyperpigmentation—i.e. the dark spots left behind after blemishes are gone—is frustrating enough to make Mama borderline-blasphemous (we said borderline!). It's stubborn and largely untreatable. That is, until now. Pop one of these microneedling brightening dots on each of your problem spots, and after a few uses you'll be ready to go concealer-free.
BUY IT: $28 for set of 12; sephora.com
Best for Dry Lips: Patchology FlashPatch Hydrating 5-Minute Lip Gels
Dry, cracked lips are not exactly what we like to pout around with on a daily basis, and these lip gels are here to moisturize and smooth. Prep your pout before applying a power red lipstick, or simply soothe bone-dry lips during the wintertime. You'll find plenty of reasons to put on these pretty pink lip patches.
BUY IT: $15; nordstrom.com
Best for Dark Circles: Beautybio Collagen-Infused Brightening Colloidal Silver Eye Patches
Dark circles are the bane of our existence, but these collagen-infused patches perk up those peepers in just 10 minutes. It's the secret weapon to pull out when you need to show up early looking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
BUY IT: $40 for set of 15; sephora.com
Best Drugstore for Blemishes: Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Zit Zapping Dots
For breakout-prone skin, these zit-zapping dots come in handy. It'll make treating while you sleep so, so easy. Each dot contains a mix of charcoal, salicylic acid, and tomato extract to help banish breakouts overnight.
BUY IT: $8.99; target.com
Best for Fine Lines & Wrinkles: Dr. Jart+ Focuspot Micro Tip Patches
When your skin needs an anti-aging pick-me-up, look no further. Fine lines are about as stubborn as it gets, but these dermatologist-developed patches put up a good fight to improve skin elasticity and reduce signs of aging. Each patch is fortified with a set of self-dissolving micro-tips that melt deep into the skin surface.
BUY IT: $18; sephora.com
Best for Aging Eyes: Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches
You're in for some much-needed pampering with these 24K gold eye-contour patches. They're formulated to target loss of firmness and elasticity, while de-puffing and prepping like a dream. Think of it as your fairy godmother before any occasion.
(Hot Tip: We suggest Southern brides and her bridesmaids split a set to make sure everyone is fresh-as-a-daisy on the Big Day.)
BUY IT: $75 for set of 60; sephora.com
Best for Cystic Acne: ZitSticka Killa Pimple Patch
This one comes out swinging. Each patch is covered with dissolving microneedles that are filled with blemish-busting ingredients, like salicylic acid, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid. The brand supplies an accompanying cleansing cloth to soothe and prep your hard-to-reach, anger-pulsing blemish for the total and utter devastation to come.
BUY IT: $29 for set of 8; urbanoutfitters.com
Best for Pores: Peace Out Pore Treatment Strips
A word to the wise: Never, ever look at your pores with a close-up mirror. If you do, go ahead and order a set of these pore-refining, blackhead-busting patches. You'll thank us later.
BUY IT: $19; sephora.com
Best for Puffy Eyes: No7 Instant Results Revitalising Hydrogel Eye Masks
Two words that we like to see: instant results. Nothing gets us down like waking up with puffy eyes and dark shadows. Besides an ice bath and a large coffee, we need a brightening, de-puffing tool to get us going. That's where these drugstore patches come in.
BUY IT: $11.99; target.com
Best for Aging Lips: Skyn Iceland Plumping Lip Gels
These lip gels were made to target three age concerns: line and wrinkles around the mouth, dry skin, and loss of fullness in the lips. Get to plumping!
BUY IT: $28; ulta.com
Best for Tired Eyes: Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches
Didn't get much sleep? Nobody has to know. These cooling, hyaluronic-acid-infused eye patches wake up your undereye skin and give it a surge of moisture.
BUY IT: $52 for set of 30; dermstore.com
Best for Anti-Aging: SiO FaceLift Patches
If this kit looks serious, well, it is. Potent, medical-grade silicone patches work together to firm, plump, and reduce the appearance of aging around your neck, forehead, and eyes—all while you sleep! That's a hardworking beauty rest if we've ever heard of it.
BUY IT: $39.95; siobeauty.com