Harper's Bazaar: The 21 Best Under-Eye Patches to Minimize Puffiness, Dryness, and More

Harper's Bazaar: The 21 Best Under-Eye Patches to Minimize Puffiness, Dryness, and More

Consider these picks the skincare equivalent to your morning cup of coffee

It's no surprise that tired eyes need some serious TLC after a long string of Zoom meetings, jumping down social media rabbit holes, and general lack of sleep. Here's a well-kept skincare secret to help them look their brighter and more awake: using the best under-eye patches and masks.

These small but mighty essentials are made with hardworking ingredients, like caffeine, hyaluronic acid, and calendula to lift and de-puff while minimizing fine lines and dark circles. And to add to their already effective beauty benefits, these patches are not-so-secret weapons in guarding your face makeup against potential eyeshadow fallout—which is why you'll likely catch your favorite celebrity showcasing a pair on Instagram or TikTok before hitting the red carpet. "Some of my favorite eye patches to use on myself and clients are from Valerie Beverly Hills, since they're made with cucumber, arnica and algae," celebrity aesthetician and founder of Angela Caglia Integrated Beauty, Angela Caglia tells BAZAAR.com. "They're perfect to use before eye makeup to hydrate and de-puff while keeping the delicate eye area free of falling makeup."

Rejuvenating Eye Gels

If you're short on time and need to de-puff in a flash, reach for these cooling eye gels from Patchology that work in five minutes flat to hydrate, brighten, and soothe under-eyes in need.

Customer review:

"I love these little patches. When I have a rough night of sleep or wake up really early and need to pep up my under-eyes, I pop a set of these on and let the magic happen. I believe the directions say to leave them on for five minutes, but I usually end up leaving the on closer to 10." —JMM2