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If your under-eyes need a little extra TLC because you’re tired, hungover, dehydrated or just generally exhausted—it's time to find your go-to under-eye mask.
These patches will feel good under your eyes and help restore moisture in your skin while depuffing the area and removing dark circles. Instead of using two cold spoons in the morning to sweep away the puffiness, store your under-eye patches in the fridge.
Under-eye patches are a great addition to your morning routine to help you look awake and refreshed for the endless Zoom meetings you have booked during the week.
You can wear these under-eye masks when you're travelling, before an event, or anytime you feel like the area could use a little more hydration.
Prepare to see real results because we've rounded up 12 of the best under-eye patches that actually work.
Grace & Stella put it best when they say these under-eye patches are "like an energy drink for your eyes." The unique, vegan formula helps reduce puffiness, remove dark circles, cool the under-eye area while reducing the signs of ageing, wrinkles, and dry under-eye skin. These are the under-eye patches for you if you're looking to achieve a hydrated and brighten the under-eye look.
Grace & Stella's patches have a 4.2-star rating on Amazon with more than 2,600 reviews. "I'm 35 with huge bags and lines under my eyes, so I use these when I'm particularly puffy; they do help. I throw them on during the drive to work and feel and look better by the time I'm there. I re-use the trays and whatever magical goop they come in, so I can use them more than once," one happy customer wrote in their five-star review.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $15
These individually packaged gold foil eye masks will brighten, hydrate, and reduce the appearance of dark circles. The three serum-infused layers start with gold foil to help retain heat and prevent the serum from evaporating. These have aloe leaf extract and lavender oil to create a cooling effect and hyaluronic acid to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
"These eye masks are very light and don’t slide down your face, which I appreciate. I really liked how they made my skin feel," a Sephora shopper wrote in their review.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $33
skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels firm, tone and brighten your skin while depuffing the under-eye area. They include Icelandic complex, which is a proprietary natural blend that replenishes the nutrients that stress depletes.
"The best for puffy under eyes. I have been using these for several years and continue to do so the mornings I am not rushed and/or have a special appointment that day or evening. The results last," raved one happy customer.
SHOP IT: Dermstore, $33
Acure Soothing Under Eye Hydrogels is a one-and-done product that soothes the appearance of dark circles around your under-eye with blue tansy and arnica in just 15 minutes.
One customer said she was "seriously impressed" after using these hydrogels. "I wasn't expecting too much from these, but they worked really well! They felt very soothing under the eyes, and they dramatically reduced the look of dark spots. Highly recommend trying them! I would purchase them again," they added in their review.
SHOP IT: Well.ca, $7
These Collagen Seaweed Eye Mask help reduce dark circles, remove swelling, maintain moisture, and help activate cellular regeneration to help enhance the under-eye skin elasticity. You can reuse the patches by washing them and applying the mask to each patch every time you use it.
"Perfect moisturizing oasis after a long day. Excellent product. Prompt delivery. Well worth the money," an Amazon shopper wrote.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $21
Replenish and restore moisture to dehydrated under-eyes with these cool-on-contact hydrogel eye masks. The honeydew melon is rich in antioxidants to help protect skin from environmental stress and its high water content deeply moisturizes and replenishes skin.
"These eye patches are awesome and made a huge difference in my circles under my eyes! They are a little pricey but definitely worth it," said a shopper.
SHOP IT: Revolve, $26
These hydrogels work in just five minutes to restore a brighter appearance to under-rested eyes. These patches are made with retinol, two powerful peptide complexes to reduce fine lines and crow's feet,cedrus atlantica bark extract and arnica and cucumber extract, which work together to reduce puffiness and inflammation.
"When I first got these I was only mildly impressed. However, once I started to store them in the fridge they became my favourite eye mask. When I use them at night I don't even need a concealer in the morning. Love them," one happy Nordstrom customer wrote.
SHOP IT: Nordstrom, from $20
These under-eye masks include green tea, aloe vera, vitamin c, seaweed and matcha extract ingredients, effectively promoting blood circulation to provide more oxygen to eye cells. Matcha extract ingredients improve eye skin circulatory metabolism and reduce cell metabolic residue.
"I love to use this in the morning. It makes my eyes look so much better! The aloe also helps to moisturize! The Aloe green tea pads fit nicely under the eyes, and seem to help a bit with my under eye patches! They're easy to apply, and have a nice cooling effect. After a few nights of use, they seem to be helping," an Amazon shopper wrote in their review.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $17
Rodial Dragon's Blood Eye Masks promises to hydrate your under-eye area for an awakened look. These masks will brighten and tone your skin. Its key ingredients include antioxidants, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, panthenol and olive oil.
"Really love these eye masks! They instantly brighten, soften, and moisturize the skin under my eyes. Eye creams and masks can be so expensive and I think these are really good value. Rodial is a trusted brand that is loved by celebs (Angelina Jolie, Ellie Goulding, and Cat Deely to name just a few) and now me," raved a customer.
SHOP IT: Dermstore, $49
These bio-cellulose under-eye patches minimize the appearance of puffiness and dark circles in just 15 minutes. Peace Out's patches awaken sleepy-looking eyes for a fresher, more revitalized glow and feel.
"These are very refreshing eye patches and very gentle on my sensitive skin. My under-eyes are very prone to irritation and styes but these patches worked like a charm and treated my sensitive skin well," raved a Sephora shopper in their review.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $33
These bubbly, pink eye gel masks are formulated with strawberry extract to help protect from environmental stressors that can lead to early signs of aging and hyaluronic acid for hydration.
SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $15
These anti-aging eye contour gel patches are infused with pure 24K gold to help lift and firm the appearance of the eye area in just 10 minutes. They help reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet to reveal firmer, revitalized under eyes. These patches have an instant cooling effect and are lightly scented with lavender.
"I love these eye masks. They are perfect for a mask night at home or while getting ready for the day/ night out while I do my make up. I did find that my last ones dried out toward the bottom but I didn’t use them often. My recent purchase so far seem to be fine. I use these more often. I used to save my products and then they would dry out or go bad, now I have learned to use what I buy. I find these are worth the money. I can tell a difference after I use them and a couple days after- like anything else, consistence is key," a customer wrote in their five-star review.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $100
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.