Whether it’s because of PM 2.5, blue screens, or just re-watching Bridgerton, it’s time to treat your under eye area with a little TLC this weekend.
Under eye masks have been a favourite in our skincare fridge since we discovered them, in large part because of their ease of wear and the fast results they yield. Models have long been known to put them on before getting on the runway, and beauty gurus swear by them before applying makeup. Under eye masks: can you even say you love your eyes if you don’t wear them?
Whether you prefer the classic sheet patches or the gel patches, here, we’ve put together some of our favourite under eye masks of the moment. Treat that super sensitive eye area with some hydration (or gold flakes), and fake a perfect 8 hours of sleep.
[Featured Image Credit: KNC Beauty via Facebook; Hero Image Credit: 111SKIN via Facebook]
It’s likely you’ve spotted these super trendy eye patches on Instagram, and we do kind of get the hype. These KNC Beauty eye masks are as effective as they are adorable to look at. Playfully shaped like shooting stars, they’re infused with powerful retinol to stimulate blood flow in the eye area, while the collagen plumps the skin, and hyaluronic acid reduces any swelling. Sounds like you could have it all.
We love the size of these eye patches by One/Size. In all their greatness, they aim to hydrate, depuff, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. What’s more, they come with an extra firm grip, meaning that you can just pop them on and get on with the rest of your selfcare ritual. Ideal for those who love multitasking.
Often spotted on models pre-runway, for those looking for an absolutely snazzy eye mask, go for this number by 111SKIN. The highly concentrated formula uses retinol, niacinamide, and peptide-rich argireline to target discolouration and fine lines. For an added touch of opulence, there are also black diamond particles present in the mask, which penetrate deep into the skin for highly visible results.
A little rose gold never hurt. Wander Beauty designed this eye mask to tackle those long travelling days, and whilst long-haul travel is off the cards for now, they still work the same wonders. Lined with rose gold foil (which is great for retaining heat), it aims to reduce redness with the help of hyaluronic acid and shea butter.
If you love Tarte’s infamous concealer, you may just like this too. “Send those bags packing” with these under eye rescue patches, infused with the Rainforest of the Sea antioxidant complex. Refreshing and restorative, the hypoallergenic gel patch is designed to quench the skin on applying. Saturated with a coconut oil-infused serum, it effectively reduces dullness and puffiness, making you look super awake and super put together.
Pair this one with your favourite fluffy bathrobe. This StarSkin eye mask is made with gold foil and cellulose fabric to trap heat and lock in a concentrated Rose of Jericho serum. You may know this plant by its nickname — “the resurrection plant” — and you’ll see that it does exactly what its moniker implies. The skin is soothed, revitalised, and especially ready for makeup application.
We’ve long been fans of the Peter Thomas Roth eye cream, so we have high hopes for his gel eye patches. Targeting crow’s feet and under-eye darkness, the gel mask uses the powers of hyaluronic acid to plump up the skin, caffeine to de-puff the eye area, and marshmallow root extract (yup) to soften it. It all sounds very delicious, with promising results in return.
Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair is probably one of the most popular night time skincare collections in the world, so if you’re looking for a tried-and-tested-and-loved product, go for this one. The eye mask targets the tiresome stresses of everyday life (even pollution) for a refreshed look, and is infused with that infamous Advanced Night Repair technology. Claiming to work in just 10 minutes, you’ll find your eyes looking rested and renewed — no matter how many Korean dramas you binge-watched last night.