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For those morning-afters when you haven't slept a wink (think: red-eye flights, bachelorette parties, the eve of a big meeting), under eye masks are calling your name. Unlike a sheet mask or a traditional skincare face mask, these patches are formulated specifically for your delicate under eyes to target eye-specific issues like fine lines and crow's feet. Uniquely curved and formulated to stay put, they're perfect to slap on your clean, dry under eyes anytime you're feeling puffy or swollen, morning or night.
At the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab, we test thousands of skincare products year-round to help our readers rest easy knowing they're investing in products that actually work. Most under eye patches claim to do anything from hydrating and firming the skin underneath the eyes, to reducing fine lines, diminishing puffiness and dark circles or brightening the eye area — but only some actually do the trick. That said, we parsed through 43 of the most popular under eye patches on the market and tested on 228 consumers to narrow down the field and recommend the best picks that actually work.
BEST VALUE UNDER EYE PATCHES
PATCHOLOGY FlashPatch Eye Gels
Clocking in at about $1.67 per use for the 30 pair jar, these under eye gel masks are an economical choice that delivers serious results. The gels feel instantly soothing as the patches go on, and testers liked that they stayed put during application and left a serum-like residue behind that consumers felt hydrated skin. Lab tests showed this mask improved the look of fine lines and wrinkles by 9% immediately after application and a quick five-minute usage time means you'll see results fast.
Proven soothing and hydrating benefits
Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines