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The science behind eliminating blemishes: our patch formula

The science behind eliminating blemishes: our patch formula

Pimple patches, once a hidden gem in the world of skincare, have emerged as essential tools in the fight against blemishes. However, these seemingly simple stickers are backed by intricate science you probably didn't know about. At Sand & Sky, we've dedicated ourselves to introducing a unique two-step approach to the blemish patch game. We're thrilled to introduce our Dual Action Blemish Patches, a game-changer that takes acne treatment to a new level!

The newest addition to our Oil Control collection for oily and acne-prone skin, each patch is designed to target blemishes at a specific stage in their life cycle. This step-by-step approach allows us to specialise the treatment for each type of breakout, while empowering you to tailor your treatment to suit your skin's needs. The result? A swift and efficient process that speeds up the life cycle of the breakout, getting it up and out of your skin in no time.

Keep reading for a deep dive into the science behind our new Dual Action Blemish Patches. 

Cracking the Blemish Code: An Introduction to the Science

To unlock the potential of pimple patches, we first decipher the life cycle of a blemish. Each pimple undergoes a progression, from inflammation and pus formation to eventual rupture and scarring. The art of pimple patch technology lies in intervening at every stage of this process.


Our Solution: Dual Action Blemish Patches

Step 1: Help Me Patches

Our step 1 patches are meticulously crafted for red, inflamed blemishes. Their star ingredient, salicylic acid, penetrates pores to dissolve debris, unclog blockages, and combat breakouts at the source. Australian Tea Tree Oil, a potent antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent, joins the fray, eradicating bacteria while calming the skin. Canadian Willowherb contributes to this intricate blend with its ability to curb bacterial spread and soothe inflammation.


Step 2: Bye-Bye Patches

Bye-Bye Patches are an essential second step in your journey to clear skin. Designed to be used after Help Me Patches, they gently absorb the gunk (pus and other nasties) from your whiteheads, all while soothing the wound and incorporating aloe vera to rehydrate the affected area. This unique approach speeds up the healing process and leaves your skin smoother and clearer.


Our cutting-edge ingredient blend

Australian Tea Tree Oil: An essential oil derived from steaming the leaves of the Australian tea tree that has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties to prevent the spread of bacteria.

Salicylic Acid:  A beta hydroxy acid (BHA) which penetrates and exfoliates the pores from within in order to refine pores and prevent future breakouts.

Phytosphingosine: A fatty compound naturally found in the skin barrier, it helps boost barrier function and hydration. 

Grape Seed Extract: This antioxidant-rich extract helps protect the skin against sun damage to reduce redness and wrinkles.

Hydrocolloid:  Designed to facilitate wound healing, the patch is made from waterproof hydrocolloid material which forms a protective seal over affected skin to aid healing. It also reduces inflammation by drawing out impurities and excess fluids – that's what pulls out the gunk safely!

Centella Asiatica Extract: Known widely by its roll-off-the-tongue name Cica, this calming botanical plays a crucial role in soothing the skin and healing blemishes.

Aloe Vera: Rich in polysaccharides, aloe promotes skin moisture and helps maintain skin homeostasis (read: a healthy and stable state). Its soothing effect helps it act as a balm for damaged skin, be it a burn or a wound.

Seamless Integration into Your Skincare Regimen


Our blemish patches transcend traditional blemish solutions by offering the perfect synergy of science and discretion. These patches effortlessly blend into any skin tone, effectively becoming invisible shields against blemishes. Wear them discreetly under makeup throughout the day, and go about your routine with confidence.


Written by: Celeste Lee

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