The Best Under Eye Masks For Puffiness and Dark Circles
Puffy under eyes and dark circles become increasingly common as we age, since the skin surrounding the orbital bone is thin and prone to wrinkling and creasing. Sure, a great concealer can help, but if you're looking for something that'll leave you feeling even more bright-eyed (and less puffy) try applying an under eye mask prior to doing your makeup in the morning. These are a few we recommend.
FlashPatch Eye Gels (30 pairs)
For those who plan on using masks regularly, this tub comes with 30 pairs of fuss-free eye gels. They're packed with humectants (to hydrate the under eye area), caffeine (to improve circulation), and other plant-based extracts that help illuminate, giving you a brighter, more awake appearance.
'Benefiance WrinkleResist24' Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask (12 pairs)
These stretchy, retinol-infused masks promise to reduce the appearance of wrinkles after just one use. Added bonus: they work on laugh lines too.
Bright Eye Hydrating Mask (5 sheets)
Celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas has been tending to the skin of the Hollywood elite for years, so she knows what it takes to get her clients looking fresh for the red carpet. Even if you're not an A-lister, these masks are great for special occasions. They improve elasticity, reduce inflammation, brighten skin, and even out pigmentation.
Super Aqua-Eye Anti-Puffiness Smoothing Eye Patch (6 pairs)
These patches deliver a heavy dose of hydration, with anti-aging benefits to boot. Apply the gels for 10 minutes, and you'll notice an almost immediate decrease in puffiness and dark circles.
Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask (1 set)
Unlike other masks on the market, Estee Lauder's Concentrate Recovery Eye Masks are meant to be used just once a week and at night. Fans of the brand's famed Advanced Night Repair Serum will love them—the tiny patches deliver a concentrated dose of the serum's signature ingredients.
Superblueberries Recharging Greek Yogurt & Probiotic Super Eye Mask (1 mask)
If you're skeptical about investing in something pricey, this budget-friendly alternative is a great option. The mask is packed with hydrating greek yogurt, which helps smooth the eye area in just 10 minutes.
Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches (30 pairs)
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Ideal for anyone who struggles with dry under eyes, these gel patches are infused with hyaluronic acid to help lock in hydration. They're also packed with caffeine, collagen, and marshmallow root extract, which helps soften the appearance of fine lines. Each tub contains 30 pairs.
Pack Your Bags Under Eye Patches (4 pairs)
These vegan and hypoallergenic patches (which come individually wrapped) are soaked in jellified algae and coconut oil to depuff and soothe fine lines.
Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches (7 pairs)
Klorane's contour patches incorporate cornflower extract, which has long been lauded for its skincare benefits—specifically when used on the eye area. These should be used once daily for a week (the package comes with 7 sachets) and can be stored in fridge for an additional cooling effect.
Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks (6 pairs)
For a truly indulgent under eye treatment, look no further than Wander's gold eye masks. Each of the three layers serves a specific purpose: the gold foil prevents evaporation and retains heat, an elastic layer in the middle keeps them in place, and a cellulose fiber base layer ensures that all of the ingredients are fully absorbed by the skin.
Multi-Task Eye Serum Masks (6 pairs)
A blend of Glycerine, B3 vitamins, algae extract, and a handful of other powerful ingredients, these serum-packed masks promote cell renewal and circulation, in addition to smoothing out puffy bags and Crow's feet.
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