Beauty

The 5 best under eye patches to treat puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines

Say good-bye to tired eyes.
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It’s an age-old adage, but Shakespeare was seriously on to something when he said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. A widened eye to express shock or excitement, a wink as a sign of cheekiness… So, with such an important role at hand, we should probably try our best to enhance the area.

As a common region of concern, the under eyes can drag the eye area down (literally). From puffiness, to dark circles, to fine lines, the stresses of daily life can take its toll on the delicate skin.

WATCH: The key to a flawless under eye. Article continues after video.

Under eye patches are your answer to fresh under eyes! The serum-infused sheet masks, designed to contour to the under eye area, deliver a concentrated punch of skin-loving actives which can work to instantly brighten the eye area.

The White Lotus Jennifer Coolidge has recently shared her own struggle with the under eye area. As told to Vogue, she advocates for colour correcting to counter dark circles.

Taking a multi-level approach, skincare, makeup, and internal health factors can all impact the appearance of your under eyes. 

Under eye masks are a great place to start when approaching the area. With an instantaneous ‘refreshing’ effect, they’re great for pre-makeup use. Here, we share with you the best choices…

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Pixi Beauty BeautifEYE, Brightening Eye Patches (Credit: iHerb)

Pixi Beauty BeautifEYE, Brightening Eye Patches, $36.62 at iHerb

Pixi’s award-winning BeautifEYE patches are infused with Vitamin C, liquorice and ginseng to awaken tired eyes. The invigorating active ingredients hydrate and brighten for an instantly refreshed appearance.

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Endota Brightening Hydrogel Eye Mask (Credit: Endota Spa)

Endota Brightening Hydrogel Eye Mask, $65 at Endota Spa

Hyaluronic acid and caffeine carry Endota’s Hydrogel Eye Mask formula. The hydrating and pigmentation-busting ingredient duo work to soothe and illuminate the area. In a cooling hydrogel pack, you’ll find your eyes look less puffy and more hydrated.

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Petitfee Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch (Credit: iHerb)

Petitfee Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch, $17.06 at iHerb

Petitfee’s Gold Hydrogel patches are a K-beauty classic. For an affordable $17, hero ingredients gold, ginseng, swallow’s nest, collagen, and rose flower water help make the skin around the eyes look more glowing and moisturised.

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Revolution Skincare Vitamin C Glow Eye Patches (Credit: Adore Beauty)

Revolution Skincare Vitamin C Glow Eye Patches, $30 at Adore Beauty

Revolution’s orange-tinted Eye Patches are indictive of their Vitamin C focus. Fitted with a convenient little spatula, the highlight for these masks is the glow.

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Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-tox Hydra-gel Eye Patches (Credit: Sephora)

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-tox Hydra-gel Eye Patches, $85 at Sephora

The classic cucumber-on-the-eyes spa trope is reimagined by Peter Thomas Roth. In a handy (and, frankly, less messy) patch, you’ll experience the same refreshing cucumber effect with the addition of other skin-loving actives.

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