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AHA/BHA Pimple Patches

Microdart pimple patches designed to penetrate pimples and kill bacteria deep within the skin.

$39 
(27 patches)
(60 capsules)
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Skin benefits

Reduces scarring

Calms redness

Prevents future spots

Minimises skin trauma

What’s not to love?

You asked – we delivered. Software’s new AHA/BHA Pimple Patches target newly forming pimples above and below the skin.

With microdarts embedded in every patch, these set-and-forget blemish busters are designed to penetrate pimples and kill off bacteria deep within the follicle, which helps contain the spread and limit new spots from popping up. Just stick a patch on the affected area and remove after two hours to reveal visibly clearer skin.

Containing the ultimate spot fighting team of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), these hero ingredients operate in tandem to exfoliate and hydrate, while niacinamide and arginine rejuvenate damaged skin cells.

Designed with subtlety in mind so you can feel confident wearing it day or night, the patch works its magic while you do you. With your breakout covered up, it’ll also stop you from picking and help reduce the risk of acne scarring. We call that a win-win.

Ingredients

Gluconolactone, Arginine, N-Acetyl Glucosamine, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Tea Tree Oil, Niacinamide.

Pairs well with

Software Essentials

$90 

Retinol Complex Oil

$42 
HOW TO

Use the Pimple Patches

  1. Cleanse the skin to remove make up, dirt and excess oil.
  2. Cover the pimple with an AHA/BHA Pimple Patch for 2 hours.
  3. Lift off the patch and apply a hydrating moisturiser, like Software’s Ceramide Repair Balm.
Can I use the patches with my personalised Software formula?

Yes! We recommend using the pimple patch as one part of a multi-step solution to acne. Use the patches alongside your prescription treatment as well as Software’s Salicylic Acid Wash. Moisturise after with our Ceramide Repair Balm.

Can I apply the patches to pimples that aren’t showing?

The patches can be applied at any stage of the pimple’s life cycle – showing or not showing. The micro-needles are designed to deliver the alpha, beta and poly acids throughout the different layers of the skin to tackle pimples on top as well as those that sit deep underneath.

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Protection through the life cycle of a pimple

Fighting your acne around the clock

Before breakout

Vitamin C strengthens collagen production to help your skin withstand the trauma of a pimple

When surfacing

Zinc relieves inflammation and redness

While blooming

Size and severity of a pimple is reduced as skin is supported around the infected follicle

After swelling

Chromium and Vitamin C protect the skin from damage

Hero ingredients

Highly potent, highly specialised actives.

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Micro-needles

Control bacteria by delivering actives to the affected area

Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA)

Penetrates deep into the follicle and dries out excess oil

Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA)

Works closer to the surface to unclog pores by removing dead skin cells

Hero Ingredients

Highly potent, highly specialised actives

Gluconolactone

This gentle poly hydroxy acid pairs with more powerful acids to round out treatments, offering subtle exfoliation and hydration.

Arginine

The antioxidant effects of arginine target free radicals while replenishing skin and helping to repair damage.

N-Acetyle Glucosamine

Occurring naturally in our skin, this amino sugar targets fine lines and pigmentation as it hydrates and heals.

Salicylic Acid

Favoured for its anti-acne benefits, this beta hydroxy acid exfoliates while helping to reduce inflammation.

Glycolic Acid

This unique alpha hydroxy acid deeply penetrates skin and sheds dead cells, while also stimulating collagen production.

Tea Tree Oil

Classic for a reason. An ideal addition to acne treatment blends due to its antifungal and antibacterial properties.

Niacinamide

Delivers moisture and strengthens the skin barrier.
It can also combat ageing by helping to build new skin cells.

Gluconolactone

This gentle poly hydroxy acid pairs with more powerful acids to round out treatments, offering subtle exfoliation and hydration.

Arginine

The antioxidant effects of arginine target free radicals while replenishing skin and helping to repair damage.

N-Acetyle Glucosamine

Occurring naturally in our skin, this amino sugar targets fine lines pigmentation as it hydrates and heals.

Salicylic Acid

Favoured for its anti-acne benefits, this beta hydroxy acid exfoliates while helping to reduce inflammation.

Glycolic Acid

This unique alpha hydroxy acid deeply penetrates skin and sheds dead cells, while also stimulating collagen production.

Tea Tree Oil

Classic for a reason. An ideal addition to acne treatment blends due to its antifungal and antibacterial properties.

Niacinamide

Delivers moisture and strengthens the skin barrier. It can also combat ageing by helping to build new skin cells.

Full Ingredient List

Hero ingredients:

Vitamin C:
Reduces pigmentation and dark spots, while stimulating collagen production and provide protection to the skin barrier

Alpha-Lipoic Acid: A potent antioxidant that helps brighten skin tone, improve the appearance of fine lines and enhance skin radiance

Ferulic Acid: Refines the appearance of dull looking skin and boosts the activity of Vitamin C while repairing skin on a deep level

Vitamin E: Protects the skin from environmental stressors like UV rays and increases nutrient levels in the skin

Supporting ingredients:

Hyaluronic Acid: For deep skin hydration

Rosemary Leaf Extract: An anti-inflammatory to keep skin balanced

Full ingredient list

Hero Ingredients

Highly potent, highly specialised actives

Niacinamide

Delivers moisture and strengthens the skin barrier. It can also combat ageing by helping to build new skin cells.

Zinc

Zinc can help reduce redness and irritation associated with acne, while also targeting free radical production

Vitamin B5

An essential nutrient, Vitamin B5 regulates skin barrier function, including oil production, which in turn helps to reduce acne.

Chromium

Helps to maintain blood sugar levels and support carbohydrate metabolism, in turn reducing glucose spikes.

Vitamin C

Reduces pigmentation and dark spots, while stimulating collagen production and providing protection to the skin barrier.

Niacinamide

Delivers moisture and strengthens the skin barrier. It can also combat ageing by helping to build new skin cells.

Zinc

Zinc can help reduce redness and irritation associated with acne, while also targeting free radical production

Vitamin B5

An essential nutrient, vitamin B5 regulates skin barrier function, including oil production, which in turn helps to reduce acne.

Chromium

Helps to maintain blood sugar levels and support carbohydrate metabolism, in turn reducing glucose spikes.

Glycolic Acid

This unique alpha hydroxy acid deeply penetrates skin and sheds dead cells, while also stimulating collagen production.

Full Ingredient List

Hero ingredients:

Vitamin C:
Reduces pigmentation and dark spots, while stimulating collagen production and provide protection to the skin barrier

Alpha-Lipoic Acid: A potent antioxidant that helps brighten skin tone, improve the appearance of fine lines and enhance skin radiance

Ferulic Acid: Refines the appearance of dull looking skin and boosts the activity of Vitamin C while repairing skin on a deep level

Vitamin E: Protects the skin from environmental stressors like UV rays and increases nutrient levels in the skin

Supporting ingredients:

Hyaluronic Acid: For deep skin hydration

Rosemary Leaf Extract: An anti-inflammatory to keep skin balanced

Full ingredient list

They love it. You will too.

Loved the Software pimple patches! I put them on for two hours one day and found they sped along the process and brought all of the pimples to a head. I used them again the next day and the pimples healed over so well. All I needed was a very light foundation or tinted moisturiser and you couldn’t see anything.

Katherine O’Donoghue

Sydney, Australia

I really liked them (and I have used quite a few brands before!) They're very sticky - adhered well to the skin and no chance of them falling off. It seemed to suck the gunk upwards and one of the pimples kinda popped and flattened after use. I couldn't even feel it on my face, and I love the darts. It felt like they were really doing something.

Lydia Stone

Sydney, Australia

I loved the stinging feeling I got when I first put it on (makes it feel like it's doing something). This subsided after about 10-15 mins. In the morning loved that the redness had reduced.

Fergus Vickers

Sydney, Australia

I tried Software’s Pimple Patches and it was sooo satisfying to use — it zapped my pimples and surprisingly stuck on the whole night through. I used it on a pimple on my upper lip, and it stayed on even when I was brushing my teeth (most pimple patches I’ve tried in the past fall off pretty easily).

Caitlin O'Brien

Sydney, Australia

Complete your routine

Shop the Software range to build your skincare regimen

The Acne Kit

$140 

Acne Supplement

$42 

Ceramide Repair Balm

$39 

Retinol Complex Oil

$42 

Salicylic Acid Foaming Wash

$32 

Vitamin C + Ferulic Serum

$49 

Software Essentials

$90 

FAQs

How do pimple patches work?

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Do I need to prick or pop the pimple before I apply the patch?

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How long do the patches take to work?

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Do the pimple patches work on cystic acne?

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Do pimple patches work on blackheads?

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What’s the difference between a microdart pimple patch and a hydrocolloid patch?

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