Which Are the Best Acne Patches and How Do They Work

Are you troubled by acne and have you tried various remedies or advice that don't work? A quick and effective solution you may not have heard of yet is acne patches. The biggest hit among acne patches are nanofiber acne patches. Why? Nanofiber patches for localized acne treatment are 100% natural, composed of  herbal extracts, vitamin B3, and salicylic acid, effectively penetrating the skin where they help heal acne. In this article, you'll learn how acne patches work and how they can help you.



What Are Acne Patches

There are various types of patches, but it's commonly understood that they provide spot treatment to the affected area, covering the pimple and preventing bacteria from entering, thus speeding up healing. Some patches also contain active ingredients, such as vitamins, plant extracts, and acids, which directly target the affected area of the skin. These acne patches are designed to absorb excess sebum and impurities, helping to cleanse and soothe the affected skin. Thanks to localized acne treatment, they are a very effective way to get rid of acne. 

How Acne Patches Work

Among the most effective acne patches are natural nanofiber patches, which contain natural ingredients and no preservatives. Due to the use of nanofiber technology, these patches are composed exclusively of active ingredients.

Once the nanofibers come into contact with moistened skin, they dissolve and the active ingredients penetrate through the skin's protective barrier. The active ingredients continue to work for several hours after applying the patches, utilizing up to 90% of the active ingredients, compared to regular masks which only achieve 50-70% utilization efficiency.


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Types of Acne Patches

There are several different types of acne patches you may encounter on the market. Each of them may be designed slightly differently and contain different active ingredients, but they all have the same goal - to combat acne. 

Nanofiber Acne Patches

This type belongs to the most modern types of patches. They are made from natural nanofibers that help absorb excess sebum and impurities from the skin, but most importantly, they contain active ingredients that help speed up healing. When applied to water, they are immediately absorbed, but they act deep in the skin all day long. This makes them extremely discreet during the day. While when applied to oil, they are much more effective, forming a solid crust and staying on the skin throughout the night. 


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Hydrocolloid Acne Patches

Hydrocolloid patches are made of hydrocolloid material, which is a polymer material that reacts with fluids on the skin. After use, they begin to react with fluids, such as sebum and pus, found in pimples and acne, drying them out. This process creates a tight barrier that helps cleanse and protect the affected skin. They can effectively absorb and isolate impurities from acne, thus accelerating healing. For some, this type of patch may be irritating, especially when used overnight.

Micro-carbon Acne Patches

Micro-carbon patches contain microscopic carbon particles that have exceptional absorption abilities. They have a microscopic structure of carbon particles with a high surface area and the ability to absorb oil, impurities, and toxins from the skin. These particles are activated upon contact with the skin and start absorbing impurities. They are suitable for emerging acne as well as deep acne, as the small needles begin to penetrate even below the surface of the skin after application, where you may feel a slight tingling sensation. This allows the active ingredients to penetrate deeper.

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Which Acne Patch Is the Best?

Whether you're choosing creams, cleansing gels, or acne patches, it's important to follow your skin type, as different products may be suitable for different individuals. Nanofiber acne patches suit almost everyone as they have purely natural composition. Micro-carbon and hydrocolloid patches can be problematic as they may irritate some individuals. Moreover, they often completely prevent air access to the pimple, which can sometimes cause moisture. 

What Ingredients Are in Nanofiber Acne Patches [n]Acne from nanoSPACE Cosmetics?

We've already discussed that the most effective acne patches are those made of nanofibers. What ingredients do they contain? Nanofiber acne patches [n]Acne from nanoSPACE Cosmetics have 100% natural composition:

  • Pullulan: It has antioxidant effects that help protect the skin, firm it, and may prevent wrinkles.
  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, improves the skin's barrier function and regulates sebum production, which is important for preventing clogged pores and blackhead formation. It also has anti-inflammatory effects that help especially with inflamed acne and also promotes faster skin healing.
  • Salicylic acid: It belongs to beta-hydroxy acids (BHA) and has excellent ability to penetrate skin cells, exfoliate the skin, and soothe inflammation. This helps cleanse and renew the skin by breaking down dead skin cells that can clog pores. Salicylic acid also has anti-inflammatory effects that prevent acne formation. TIP: What are the effects of salicylic acid on the skin?
  • Rosehip extract: This extract is rich in vitamin C and helps accelerate scar and damaged skin healing after acne. It has a high content of vitamin C, which promotes collagen formation.
  • Evening primrose extract: Evening primrose extract has excellent moisturizing properties and is rich in fatty acids. It helps hydrate the skin, rejuvenate it, and promotes healing after acne.
  • Arnica extract: Arnica has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It also soothes and regenerates the skin.
  • Calendula extract: Extract from calendula flowers has healing effects and is known for its ability to soothe irritated skin. It helps reduce inflammation and promotes skin regeneration.
  • Magnolia extract: This extract has strong antimicrobial effects and effectively fights microorganisms that cause acne by penetrating damaged skin. 
  • Chamomile extract: Chamomile extract calms the skin and helps hydrate it.


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How to Properly Use Acne Patches?

Skin care is an important part of the daily routine and should always include skin cleansing and subsequent care according to skin type. Acne patches are a simple and quick solution in caring for problematic skin. 

Regular Skin Care

Do you know how to properly care for your skin? Here are a few steps that should be part of it.

  • Skin cleansing: Before applying the patch, thoroughly wash your face and apply the acne patch to moist and clean skin. Then continue with your usual skin care routine. TIP: Do you know how to properly cleanse your skin?
  • Skin preparation: After washing your face, facial tonics are great helpers that prepare the skin for creams and masks.
  • Hydration: Don't forget to provide your skin with hydration in the form of creams or hydrating masks containing hyaluronic acid. High content of active ingredients is also found in facial serums.

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Application of Acne Patches

Using acne patches is a very simple, convenient, and effective solution. Always follow the usage instructions found on the packaging of each product.

Generally, remove the patch from the package and separate the protective fabric. Then, apply the patch with the nanofiber membrane side onto clean and moist skin, pressing it gently to adhere thinly to the skin. Then simply remove the top protective fabric and let it sit for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.

With our nanofiber acne patches, the patch dissolves immediately upon application with water and when applied to oil, it leaves a crust on the face, which needs to be peeled off or washed off with water.


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Benefits of Acne Patches

In skincare, acne patches can be a great helper with many benefits.

  • Quick Effect: Patches can quickly reduce swelling and inflammation of acne.
  • Easy Application: Using patches is very simple and does not require any special skills.
  • Scar Prevention: By absorbing pus and sebum, patches can help prevent scar formation.
  • They Are Invisible: Transparent patches can be almost invisible, so you can wear them publicly.
  • Reduced Irritation Risk: Patches usually have a milder effect on the skin than some creams.

Who Are Acne Patches Suitable For?

Nanofiber patches are suitable for all skin types, and active ingredients can penetrate deep into the epidermis. Being entirely made from natural ingredients, they are also suitable for people with very sensitive skin. Micro-carbon and hydrocolloid patches are not usually suitable for people with sensitive skin and allergies.

What Else Helps with Acne?

If acne patches are not the ideal choice for you due to deep acne or allergies, there are other options to fight acne.

  • Acne Creams: Effective ingredients are also contained in acne creams, which can help with long-term acne problems through regular use. 
  • Acne Masks: If you need to address acne urgently, acne masks also work great.

Other ways to get rid of acne include laser therapy or chemical peels. However, it's always best to consult with a dermatologist who will suggest acne treatment individually.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I use makeup with nanofiber patches?

If you plan to use makeup, apply the patch with water and wait until it completely dissolves and absorbs into the skin. Then, you can apply makeup. Keep in mind that it's not advisable to use makeup on inflamed pimples.

How quickly will I see results after using acne patches?

It depends on the type of acne. Acne patches work very quickly, so results can be seen within a few hours to days. However, there's no miracle solution.

Can I use acne patches every day?

You can use nanofiber patches multiple times a day as needed.

What is best for acne?

The best products for acne are those specifically designed for it. They usually contain salicylic acid, which is very effective in treating acne. Nanofiber masks for acne, acne creams, acne patches, and other products that are gentle on sensitive and irritated skin work great.

How can I get rid of acne as quickly as possible?

If you want to get rid of acne quickly, use topical acne treatments applied directly to the pimple. Acne patches or masks for acne work quickly due to their active ingredients that can penetrate the skin, absorb sebum, and treat acne.

How to calm acne?

With acne, the skin is often irritated and red. To calm the skin, it's important not to squeeze pimples and to use gentle skincare specifically designed for acne. Various plant extracts and extracts included in acne products help soothe the skin.

What vitamins are good for acne?

The most important vitamins for skin health are vitamins of the B group, which can affect sebum production and accelerate the healing of acne scars or irritated skin.


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Lucie Konečná, from nanoSPACE
Lucie Konečná has been working in the field of nanotechnology for 7 years. She is a co-author of the Czech is Nano project and has been involved in building public awareness of nanotechnology. Lucie has been managing operations of the nanoSPACE e-shop since May 2020.