COSRX vs Subi : The Ultimate Battle of the Pimple Patches

Pimple patches – same same or different?

Pimple patches are basically all the same so any old one will do. Right?!

That depends.

When it comes to pimple patches, there are a couple of brands you might recognise. Take The COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch. It’s one of the most promoted pimple patches on the market. The COSRX Acne Pimple Patch is loved by journalists and Instagram bloggers alike.

Both patches are made with hydrocolloid, which means they should work the same (by sucking the gunk out of your pimple).

But are they actually the same?

Today, we’re deep diving into what makes Subi’s Perfect Pimple Patch different. Keep reading to discover why in the battle of cosrx vs subi, the Subi Perfect Pimple Patch always wins.


The material used to make a pimple patch product has a direct impact on its visibility on the skin. The higher quality the material, the thinner and more transparent the hydrocolloid is. Thats why in the COSRX vs Subi battle, Subi’s patches are more more transparent when worn.

We give you Exhibit A:


As can be seen in the photo, The Perfect Pimple Patch can barely be seen.

This is because, the Subi Perfect Pimple Patch is made using the most advanced and high quality hydrocolloid technology.

It took us a year to get our product to market. Why did it take us so long? Because we constantly pushed to make our patch, the thinnest possible. Then thinner again.

…And even thinner than that. 

We wanted our patch to blend into the skin seamlessly and to be easily wearable for everyone regardless of skin color or type. From this philosophy & strongly held belief was born the Perfect Pimple Patch. Finally, a pimple patch that was the thinnest and best quality in the market!



As anyone who has tried a pimple patch will tell you, just looking good (or invisible) isn’t enough. The patch has to actually stay in place.

And this means it needs to be sticky enough to withstand tossing and turning at night, sweating during the day, wearing makeup, washing your face and more.

A good pimple patch should come off only when you want it to. Our record for keeping Perfect Pimple Patch in place is 4 days. 4 days of showering, exercising, sweating and more. And no movement whatsoever.

When you stick one of our patches on you can sleep with it, exercise with it, put make up on it, shower with it and more.

Patch Sizes

COSRX’s patches come in multiple sizes – 7mm, 10mm and 12mm.

This sounds great, but don’t you find yourself using one size more than the others? That’s why we cut out the waste and simply went for the size that most people reach for most – 10mm.

Through extensive testing and research, we found that 12mm worked but was super visible and far more bulky, making it less sticky and likely to fall off. 7mm was too small to have any real effect. 10mm, on the other hand, was the Goldilocks size, not too big, not too little and perfect for sticking in place, which is why each Perfect Pimple Patch set contains only 10mm patches, ready to go to work for you and stay in place until you’re ready to remove them.

As a bonus, you won’t be left needing to buy a new set of patches even though you’re only half way through your pack. You’re welcome :p

So in the Battle of the Pimple Patches: COSRX vs Subi who came out on top? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!