This $5 Acne Patch Clears Up My Skin Overnight

POPSUGAR Photography | Kyley Warren
POPSUGAR Photography | Kyley Warren
Every editorial product is independently selected by our editors. If you buy something through our links, we may earn commission.

Even with a skin-care routine as exhaustive as mine, oftentimes I find that the best solution for getting rid of a zit fast is throwing on a pimple patch before bed and hoping (read: seriously praying) for the best. Acne spot treatments have become a staple in my adult life, especially whenever a pesky zit pops up before an important event — as it always does — and I'm tasked with removing the blemish overnight.

I've tried my fair share of acne spots over the years, often switching between hydrocolloid and micro dart options, depending on the severity and size of my zits. But most recently, I've found my hero product in the Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots ($5) — which even have the TikTok seal of approval (aka the true mark of excellence).

I've used these tiny, translucent patches everywhere, from a sleepover with girlfriends to a red eye flight overseas and even in the hours leading up to a work event. Without fail, the spot treatment has managed to minimize the appearance of my blemishes and all without having to pile on endless serums or creams. Ahead, I break down everything to know about Peach Slices's small but mighty pimple patches, including how to incorporate them into your everyday beauty routine.

About the Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots

  • These hydrocolloid patches work to absorb secretions within a pimple while also covering the blemish to avoid further irritation.
  • Per the brand, the spots are designed to reduce inflammation and minimize the zit's appearance within 24 hours.
  • This set comes with 30 acne spots in varying sizes.
  • They're translucent, so you can wear the spots during the day without them being too noticeable.
POPSUGAR Photography | Kyley Warren

What I Like About the Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots

First and foremost, I really appreciate that these acne spots are available in three different sizes. With other spot treatments I've tried, the patches have either been too large for otherwise minimal blemishes or too small for cystic pimples. With this set from Peach Slices, I can choose my preferred spot based on the size of my zit, and let the treatment do its thing from here.

I also love that unlike other acne spots, these are translucent and designed to match the appearance of skin. If I'm in a time-crunch or just trying to speed up the process of clearing a zit, I might pop one on during the day or before I'm about to board a flight. The spots don't stick out like an eyesore on my skin, so I feel comfortable wearing them during Zoom calls or in-person meetings.

How to Use the Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots

These pimple patches are super easy to use. Per direction from the brand, I start by washing my face normally with a gentle cleanser and warm water. Once my face is patted dry, I'll then choose one of the hydrocolloid patches to cover the blemish or problem area. Unlike other products, this set from Peach Slices comes with acne patches in three different sizes: 7 mm (15 patches), 10 mm (6 patches), and 12 mm (9 patches). This ensures that I can address smaller or larger spots, regardless of their size. I'll then gently place a spot on the blemish, adjusting it until it feels secure, and then leave it on for about eight hours.

These spots can be used day or night, but I prefer to use them in the evenings that way the product can works its magic while I'm asleep. Once the eight hours are up, I'll simply peel the spot off, and then go about my normal morning skin-care routine. Even after just one night of use, I see a noticeable difference in the size and redness of my blemish.

POPSUGAR Photography | Kyley Warren

What to Consider Before Trying the Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots

My only complaint with this product is that the acne spots are very difficult to remove from the sheet prior to use, especially with longer nails. Oftentimes, they'll scrunch up or fold over when I'm trying to peel them off, thus rendering their stickiness and ability to stay on my skin throughout the night. There have been several instances where I'll wake up with a missing spot, only to find it on my pillowcase or in my bedsheets later on. Despite all of this, these are still the most effective acne spots I've ever tried. However, you'll definitely want to be patient when peeling them off initially, otherwise you might ruin them.

Where Are Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots Available?

These acne patches are available at Amazon, Ulta ($5), and Walmart ($5).


Kyley Warren is an award-winning writer, editor, and affiliate strategist with more than four years of experience in the publishing space. She currently works as an assistant editor on POPSUGAR Shopping and is an expert on all things related to shopping and fashion. She previously worked with Entertainment Tonight as a style commerce writer, and her byline has appeared in publications globally.