Anti-Acne Dermal Patch Market Research Report—Global Forecast till 2030

Anti-Acne Dermal Patch Market Research Report: Information by Acne Type (Inflammatory Acne and Non-inflammatory Acne), by Patch Type (Medicated, Non-Medicated, and Micro-Needle), by Ingredient Type (Chemical Based [Hydrocolloid Based, Salicylic Acid Based, and Hyaluronic Acid Based] and Herbal Based), by Distribution Channel (Retail Stores, Pharmacies & Drug Stores, and E-Commerce Platform), by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) - Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/HC/9519-HCR | November 2022 | Region: Global | 120 Pages         

Anti-Acne Dermal Patch Market

Anti-Acne Dermal Patch Market is expected to grow USD 791.8 million at CAGR 8.5% during the forecast 2022-2030


By Acne Type Inflammatory Acne and Non-inflammatory Acne
By Patch Type Medicated Non-Medicated and Micro-Needle
By Ingredient Type Chemical Based [Hydrocolloid Based Salicylic Acid Based and Hyaluronic Acid Based] and Herbal Based
By Distribution Channel Retail Stores Pharmacies & Drug Stores and E-Commerce Platform

Key Players

  • Church & Dwight (US)
  • Peace Out Skincare (US)
  • COSRX (South Korea)
  • Starface (US)
  • BenQ Materials Corp (Taiwan)
  • Alba Botanica (US)
  • ZitSticka (US)
  • 3M (US)
  • Sephora Inc (US)
  • Peach and Lily (US)


  • Rising prevalence of the acne vulgaris
  • Increasing trend of social media marketing
  • Rising healthcare expenditure in developing countries
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Anti-Acne Dermal Patch Market Overview

The global anti-acne dermal patch market size is estimated to be worth USD 791.8 million by 2030 at CAGR 8.5% CAGR during the forecast period (2022 - 2030).

The anti-acne dermal patch is made up of active chemicals that kill acne-causing bacteria while also reducing inflammation. It is intended to let the substances enter completely into the skin and is typically used for mild (a few infrequent pimples), moderate (inflammatory papules), or severe acne (nodules and cysts). It effectively cures inflamed acne, including papules, pustules, and nodules, by reducing pain, bumps, and redness. There are several constituents used in acne dermal patches that are tea tree oil, salicylic acid, aloe vera, and vitamin A. Factors driving the market include an increase in the occurrence of severe acne and pimples; changes in hormones due to pregnancy and menstruation in women; and genetic factors. However, there are adverse effects and allergies linked with acne dermal patches that restraint the market growth.

COVID-19 Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted negatively on the anti-acne dermal patch business. Governments imposed several restrictions that had an impact on the beauty and personal care businesses. The entire world was put on lockdown, resulting in lower sales of beauty products, including acne patches. In addition, lower visits for dermatological clinics were observed as a result of restrictions imposed on elective procedures. Moreover, lockdown led restrictions also led to lower visits in brick & mortar establishments. However, there was an uptake in sales through online channels and the key companies focused on strengthening their sales via e-commerce distribution channels. Furthermore, the disruption of the supply chain and manufacturing during the COVID-19 pandemic also had a moderate impact on the anti-acne dermal patch market.

Anti-Acne Dermal Patch Market Dynamics


  • Rising prevalence of the acne vulgaris

    • Acne is becoming more common as a result of heredity, medications, smoking, and nicotine. Moreover, depression and stress are also the major causes of acne among adolescents, which further supports the market. For instance, in November 2021, World Health Organization reported that 1 in 7 people experience between 10 to 19 years old depression and anxiety. Additionally, according to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, acne vulgaris affects 85% of young adults aged 12 to 25 years. Moreover, as per the surveys conducted in the UK, France, and the US, acne is continuously among the top three most common skin problems in the general population, which fuels the market growth.

  • Increasing trend of social media marketing

  • Rising healthcare expenditure in developing countries

Market Opportunities

  • Changing lifestyle and increasing urbanization

    • The change in urban areas owing to the need for physical and mental well-being further creates market growth opportunities. According to the WHO, over 55% of the world's population lives in cities, a figure anticipated to rise to 68% by 2050. Moreover, the majority of future urbanization will occur in developing regions, which creates a remarkable opportunity to shape urbanization as well as urban development trends that promote health. Hence, due to the increased urbanization in developing countries, the market has greater opportunities in upcoming years due to increasing awareness of dermal patches. Furthermore, the easier availability of the internet in developing countries allows people to shop at home and consult with doctors remotely, which is expected to create lucrative market growth opportunities.

  • Anti-Acne Dermal Patch Market Restraints

  • Allergies associated with the chemicals present in the patch

    • According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than fifty million Americans suffer from various sorts of allergies each year. As per the research, half of them cannot use anti-acne dermal patch. Moreover, it has been reported in several cases that people with allergies using anti-acne dermal patches have encountered a number of issues. For instance, ineffective treatments that irritate or sensitize the skin, which cause technical challenges under varied environmental circumstances, are further attributed to restraining growth.

  • Presence of various alternatives

Anti-Acne Dermal Patch Market Value Chain Analysis

The global anti-acne dermal patch market is projected to exhibit significant growth over the forecast period, which can be attributed to factors such as a growing number of businesses expanding their geographic footprint across both developing and developed countries. The value chain analysis for the market comprises five major components, which start with research & product development, followed by the manufacturing of the products, distribution & sales, and ends with post-marketing surveillance.

Anti-Acne Dermal Patch Market Segment Overview

By Acne Type

Inflammatory Acne

Swelling, redness, and plugged pores caused by bacteria, oil, and dead skin cells are all symptoms of inflamed acne. There are four types of inflammatory acne: papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts. There are several advantages of anti-acne dermal patches in treating inflammatory acne, such as retaining moisture, penetrating clogged pores, boasting anti-inflammatory properties, and helping soothe and calm redness. Hence, the wide application of anti-acne dermal patch in treating inflammatory acne fuels segment’s growth.

Non-inflammatory Acne

Non-inflammatory acne, also known as comedones, is in two varieties: open and closed. The anti-acne dermal patch reduces the redness, pain, and bumps of non-inflammatory acne. Moreover, several factors such as family history and hormonal fluctuations also give rise to non-inflammatory acne. Increasing awareness on acne treatment is driving the growth of the segment.  

By Patch Type


It is a type of medicated adhesive patch that distributes a specific dose over a certain period into the bloodstream. This patch has numerous advantages, including reducing bumps, redness, and pain and treating infected acne. Furthermore, it provides controlled-release medication, kills acne-causing bacteria, and soothes inflammation.


The non-medicated acne patches are sometimes known as hydrocolloid bandages. These differ from the medicated patches in that they come in a circular shape based on pimple size and come as a thin layer which is unnoticeable when worn in public places. It provides benefits, such as drawing moisture from the pores, protecting them from infection and preventing acne scars with quick recovery.


The micro-needle possesses a fine and tiny needle on one side of the patch, which is often used to treat cystic and nodular acne. The advantages of these patches are that a specific skin area can be targeted for desired drug delivery; painless administration of the active pharmaceutical ingredient; and multiple drugs can be administered via one patch.

By Ingredient Type

Herbal Based

The herbal-based anti-acne dermal patch is an alternative acne therapy for patients who are unable to use conventional treatments. These are natural patches that do not contain any synthetic components and are mostly made from easily obtained products such as silk and mulberries. Moreover, fibroin in the silk-based patch can speed up the proliferation of fibroblasts and allow acne wounds to heal faster. Herbal-based medicines possess clinical therapeutic efficacy in order to treat mild-to-moderate acne by rapidly reducing inflamed lesions and restoring the epidermal barrier. This shows improved biocompatibility in comparison to the synthetic drug benzoyl peroxide.

Chemical Based

There are three chemical-based transdermal drug delivery patches, including hydrocolloid-based, salicylic acid-based, and hyaluronic acid-based. The advantages of hydrocolloids are that they can be used for all skin types, and they assist in healing from the inside out in a moist environment. As per the dermatologist, hydrocolloids can be used as a spot treatment, helping to reduce acne blemishes and absorb excess fluids like oil and pus. Moreover, salicylic acid and hyaluronic acid enhance the absorption of active chemicals into the skin, lower pain, bumps, and redness, and are beneficial in treating inflamed acne-like papules. Thus, the varied applications of chemical-based patches fuel market growth.

By Distribution Channel

Retail Stores

Retailers are involved in purchasing goods from a manufacturer or a wholesaler and selling these goods to consumers in small quantities. The market growth of this segment is attributed to the rise in the availability of anti-acne dermal patches at retail stores. Moreover, in developing countries, retail stores are one of the most important sources of pharmaceutical advice. There are several advantages that a retail store provides to its customers. For instance, clients cite ease of access; availability of medicines; quality of service (no waiting and convenient hours of operation); and cheaper products, as well as the availability of credit or other options, which further fuels the segment's growth.

Pharmacies & Drug Stores

Pharmacies and drug stores have an imperative role in making people aware of the self-management of diseases, especially skin diseases. Pharmacists can identify mild, moderate, and severe acne and can provide effective treatment. Patients seek regular over the counter (OTC) and self-treatment rather than consulting a physician. Moreover, the rising awareness of self-managing acne via using OTC medications is supporting the segment's growth. For instance, as per the University Clinic for Dermatology and Venereology (Germany), more than 35% of the population choose OTC treatments from pharmacies and drug stores. In self-treatment management, acne patches for mild acne are also included, which further supports segment growth.

E-Commerce Platform

E-commerce, also known as an online pharmacy, is a store that sells pharmaceutical preparations such as non-prescription and prescription drugs via the internet and mail. The business is shifting toward a direct-to-patient model as the digital world expands and new online technologies and consumer-friendly online experiences emerge. Moreover, e-commerce platforms are increasing due to aggressive marketing strategies. Manufacturing companies are utilizing the existing e-commerce platform to sell their products and promote them on social media.

Anti-Acne Dermal Patch Market Regional Analysis

The anti-acne dermal patch market based on the region has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World.

North America

  • The high mental burden associated with acne, increasing internet usage, and strategic alliances are driving the market towards growth in North America. 

The North America region, comprising the US and Canada, held the largest market share in 2021. Factors that propel the region's growth include the high mental burden due to acne, particularly among women; increasing internet usage; and an increase in the number of e-commerce sites providing anti-acne dermal patch products. Furthermore, the high prevalence of acne in the US is burgeoning the growth of the market in North America. For instance, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, it is one of the most frequent skin conditions in the US, affecting over 50 million individuals each year and 85% of people between the ages of 12 to 24. Hence, the high prevalence of acne is likely to raise product usage and demand, boosting the region's growth.


  • Physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyle, as well as environmental factors, have positive impact on the growth of the Europe market during the forecast period.

Sedentary lifestyles have a significant impact on the global population's overall health. Rising sedentary behaviors, such as increased indulgence in television and video devices, are having an impact on the overall human body mechanisms. People in adolescence and early adulthood use more technological devices, which affects their overall metabolism, hence contributing to the high prevalence of acne. Furthermore, as per the research, the rise in unhealthy lifestyles among adolescents and young adults influences the market growth in the region. Moreover, environmental factors such as temperature, air pollution, humidity, and sun exposure give rise to acne among the region's population. Therefore, the increasingly sedentary lifestyle, environmental factors, and adolescence and adulthood contribute to the region's market growth.


  • The rising prevalence of acne skin conditions among the population, the presence of key market players, and the widespread use of novel dermal acne patches are all factors fueling the growth of the Asia-Pacific market.

The Asia-Pacific region is projected to show the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Several factors, such as companies developing personalized dermal patches, acceptance of an unsustainable diet, increased pollution, and widespread use of acne dermal patches, are propelling the region's growth. Moreover, companies are forming strategic alliances to sell and distribute acne patches in the region. For instance, in October 2020, BenQ Materials Corp. (China) introduced a versatile and powerful numero uno acne patch in India, available for both men and women.

Rest of the World

  • The increasing prevalence of acne among women and rising psychosocial repercussions in the region fuel the market's growth.

The rest of the world region is comprised of the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. High prevalence of acne has been found among women in the region. The Middle East market has higher growth potential owing to the increasing rate of acne conditions in women. The market growth in the region is majorly driven by the presence of developed countries in the Middle East, especially the Gulf countries. Likewise, in Latin America the prevalence of acne was also found to be high among adult women. Therefore, the rising prevalence of acne contributes to the growth of the region's market.

Anti-Acne Dermal Patch Market Competitive Landscape

To expand their market presence, industry companies are employing a variety of business strategies. They are heavily investing in R&D in order to extend their product line and drive the market even further. In addition, market participants are pursuing a number of strategic measures to expand their worldwide footprint, including new product releases, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and partnerships with other companies.

Church & Dwight (US) is one of the key market players, founded in 1846. It manufactures and markets a wide range of personal care products. In 2022, Church & Dwight (US) acquired Hero Cosmetics (US) in order to expand its Mighty Patch's limited distribution internationally, and thereby propelling its revenue growth.

List of companies covered in this report:

  • Church & Dwight (US)

  • Peace Out Skincare (US)

  • COSRX (South Korea)

  • Starface (US)

  • BenQ Materials Corp. (Taiwan)

  • Alba Botanica (US)

  • ZitSticka (US)

  • 3M (US)

  • Sephora, Inc. (US)

  • Peach and Lily (US)

Anti-Acne Dermal Patch Market Recent Developments

  • In November 2021, Starface (US) collaborated with Sesame Street (US) in order to introduce the sesame street pimple patch on Starface websites.

  • In September 2021, COSRX (South Korea) launched Master Patch Intensive, a protective, air-tight, healing seal around blemishes.

  • In February 2019, ZitSticka (US) launched the KILLA, a micro dart patch that is effective for early-stage zits.

Report Overview

The study covers the existing short-term and long-term market effects. It helps decision-makers to draught short-term and long-term business plans by region. The report covers major regions in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The report analyzes market drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, Porter's five forces, value chain, and impact of COVID-19 on the market.

Study Objectives

  • To provide insights about factors affecting the market growth

  • To analyze the anti-acne dermal patch market based on various factors- price analysis, supply chain analysis, Porter's five force analysis, etc.

  • To provide historical and forecast revenues of the market segments and sub-segments with respect to four main geographies and their countries - North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World.

  • To provide country-level analysis of the market with respect to the current market size and future prospective

  • To provide country-level analysis of the market for segments by acne type, patch type, ingredient type, and distribution channel.

  • To provide strategic profiling of key players in the market, comprehensively analyze their core competencies, and draw a competitive market landscape.

  • To track and analyze competitive developments such as joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers & acquisitions, new product developments, and R&D in the anti-acne dermal patch market.

Market Segmentation:

Global Anti-Acne Dermal Patch Market, By Acne Type

  • Inflammatory Acne

  • Non-inflammatory Acne

Global Anti-Acne Dermal Patch Market, By Patch Type

  • Medicated

  • Non-Medicated

  • Micro-Needle

Global Anti-Acne Dermal Patch Market, By Ingredient Type

  • Herbal Based

  • Chemical Based

  • Hydrocolloid Based

    • Salicylic Acid Based

    • Hyaluronic Acid Based

Global Anti-Acne Dermal Patch Market, By Distribution Channel

  • Retail Stores

  • Pharmacies & Drug Stores

  • E-Commerce Platform

Global Anti-Acne Dermal Patch Market, By Region

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Intended Audience

  • Anti-acne patch product manufacturers and suppliers

  • Contract Research Organizations (CROs)

  • Research and Development (R&D) Companies

  • Biopharmaceutical Companies

  • Government & Independent Research Laboratories

  • Government and Independent Regulatory Authorities

  • Market Research and Consulting Service Providers

  • Academic Institutes and Universities

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 791.8 million
  CAGR   8.5%
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   By Acne Type , Patch Type, Ingredient Type, Distribution Channel
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Aisa Pacific
  Key Vendors   • Church & Dwight (US) • Peace Out Skincare (US) • COSRX (South Korea) • Starface (US) • BenQ Materials Corp. (Taiwan) • Alba Botanica (US) • ZitSticka (US) • 3M (US) • Sephora, Inc. (US) • Peach and Lily (US)
  Key Market Opportunities   • Changing lifestyle and increasing urbanization
  Key Market Drivers   • Rising prevalence of the acne vulgaris• Increasing trend of social media marketing • Rising healthcare expenditure in developing countries

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global anti-acne dermal patch market size is projected to reach USD 791.8 million by 2030 at CAGR 8.5% CAGR during the forecast period (2022 - 2030).

Church & Dwight (US), Peace Out Skincare (US), COSRX (South Korea), Starface (US), BenQ Materials Corp. (Taiwan), Alba Botanica (US), ZitSticka (US), 3M (US), Sephora USA, Inc. (US), and Peach and Lily (US) are the leading keyplayers in the market

North America is predicted to lead the market of Anti-Acne Dermal Patch

Rising prevalence of the acne vulgaris and Increasing trend of social media marketing are the major market driver

Allergies associated with the chemicals present in the patch may limit the market growth.