Harper's Bazaar: The 21 Best Under-Eye Patches to Minimize Puffiness, Dryness, and More
By Brand Team
Consider these picks the skincare equivalent to your morning cup of coffee
It's no surprise thattired eyesneed some serious TLC after a long string of Zoom meetings, jumping down social media rabbit holes, andgeneral 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 tolift 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 potentialeyeshadowfallout—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 fromValerie Beverly Hills, since they're made with cucumber, arnica and algae," celebrity aesthetician and founder of Angela Caglia Integrated Beauty,Angela CagliatellsBAZAAR.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.
"Ilovethese 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