Elle: The 19 Best Under-Eye Masks for Puffiness, Dark Circles, and Wrinkles

Elle: The 19 Best Under-Eye Masks for Puffiness, Dark Circles, and Wrinkles


This is armor for your insomnia.

The eyes are perhaps the sneakiest part of our face. One sleepless night or a super-early morning and suddenly you’re cursed with dark circles and puffy bags. An ice-cold spoon can be a quick fix but to see real results, you’ll need to invest in the best under-eye patches on the market. As it turns out, you’re not alone in this struggle.

Keep in mind that eye patches are great for prevention, but they can’t cure any of your skin woes. “Patches can offer some minimal to modest improvement, so it’s important to have the right expectations,” says dermatologist Dr. Omar Ibrahimi. “However, these are usually fairly well tolerated and come with minimal risk.”

Under-eye concealers and eye creams can only do so much when you’ve woken up with dark circles, puffiness, and more pronounced lines. But before you head to the derm’s office for some under-eye fillers, try reaching for some under-eye masks instead. These convenient, self-sticking patches belong in every beauty kit for those SOS moments. Pop them on in the morning, and no one may be able to tell you were up until 3 a.m., binging a new show on Netflix. If you’re a responsible person who gets eight hours of sleep each night, they can also come in handy as a relaxing makeup prep.

The unique jelly-like texture of these eye masks leaves a soothing, cooling sensation, providing relief after a long day. Caffeine fights puffiness and promotes circulation, as two antioxidant-rich plant extracts combat fine lines and encourage radiance.

Best for De-puffing

Patchology Rejuvenating Eye Gels

Dermstore rating: 4.1/5 stars

A Dermstore reviewer says: “When I’m having puffiness under my eyes, within minutes of putting these gels on, I’m back to normal. My under eyes have never felt more smooth or bright.”

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