One of the many K-beauty revolutions is making its way West. Acne is a universal phenomenon, impacting 90% of the world at some point in their life, and the pimple-prone are looking for alternative solutions. Pimple patches are small, hydrocolloid bandages designed to absorb fluid from the zit, while preventing contamination. Imagine dot stickers, but transparent and surprisingly good for your skin.
What’s next: Companies are starting to launch specialized product lines, by incorporating healing chemicals like tea tree oil and hyaluronic acid. Others, like Starface and Squish, are new-age brands looking to make acne recovery trendy.