Crazy weekends, long days at work and sleepless nights can leave anyone looking a bit exhausted. One of the surest signs of someone who needs a good night’s rest (and more hydration) are dark circles under the eyes — all the more apparent since the skin under our eyes is so thin.
But if you can’t catch any extra ZZZs to get rid of those bags, we have a few tricks up our sleeves on how to get rid of dark circles. These nine undereye patches will have you looking perky and refreshed in just 20 minutes (or less!):
1Patchology FlashPatch Eye Gels, $50
What They Do: In only 5 minutes, these patches work to deeply revive fatigued eyes by delivering caffeine to reduce puffiness, and hydrolyzed collagen to improve skin elasticity. They’ll leave your skin immediately feeling smooth and ultra-hydrated. Once applied, the hydrogel patches sit comfortably on your skin and are nearly clear, so you can use them anywhere!
2Rodial Dragon’s Blood Eye Mask, $39
What They Do: The dragon’s blood extract in this undereye patch works to repair skin cells while the hyaluronic acid plumps the skin. Inflammation around the eyes instantly decreases and the additional hydration lasts 24 hours after using the patches.
How to Use it: Remove eye mask from protective sheet and apply to the undereye area with the widest side towards the ends of your eyes. Leave patches on for 20 to 30 minutes before removing. Massage remaining residue into the skin.
3Karuna Renewal+ Eye Mask, $36
What They Do: This eye treatment is made out of natural wood-pulp fiber so that pores can absorb nutrients fully for an ultimate dose of hydration. A blend of hyaluronic acid, peptides, aloe vera and chamomile moisturize and detoxify to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.
How to Use it: First cleanse your face so it’s free of any makeup. Then place the mask under your eyes with the cloth side down and the narrow edges at your inner eye. Remove backing and let sit for 10 to 20 minutes. Peel the mask from your eyes and repeat use once weekly.
4Wilma Schumann European Skin Care Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads, $18
What They Do: These collagen eye pads improve eye contour by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with smooth and supple skin.
How to Use it: Apply one pad evenly beneath each eye and leave on for 20 minutes. Do not reuse.
5Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox De-Puffing Eye Cubes, $50
What They Do: A liquid-to-frozen eye cube is your perfect remedy for puffy, tired eyes. The cold from the frozen cubes in the soft pouch helps to constrict blood vessels under the eye to reduce puffiness for a refreshed look.
How to Use it: Prior to use, place cubes in the freezer until thoroughly frozen. Pull back seal, pop out the frozen pod, and place it into the gauze pouch. Close eyes and softly massage around the orbital area in a circular motion. Repeat with the left eye, and continue to rotate for up to three minutes.
6Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Mask, $54
What They Do: Using 8 forms of oxygenating ingredients, these eye patches will brighten and de-puff the eye area in just 15 minutes.
How to Use it: Open fluid chamber and fully saturate eye mask with the liquid. Apply to the undereye for 15 minutes and remove. Apply undereye cream once the area has dried.
7Earth Therapeutics Recover-E Cucumber Eye Pads, $5.99
What They Do: Saturated with vitamin E and cucumber extract, these pads soothe on contact, replenishing the eye area immediately.
How to Use it: After cleansing, place pads on eye area and let sit. Place in the refrigerator before applying for an extra cooling effect.
8Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches, $18
What They Do: Cornflower and arnica enrich these eye pads to reduce signs of tiredness and contour the eye area.
How to Use it: First, remove the protective film from the patch. Then apply patch under your eye and leave for 20 minutes. After the suggested amount of time, remove eye patches starting at the outer corner of the eye and lightly pat the application area with your fingertips.
9Guerlain Super Aqua-Eye Anti-Puffiness Smoothing Eye Patch, $127
What They Do: Infused with desert rose flower complex, this eye patch is intensely moisturizing to fade away dehydration lines under the eyes.
How to Use it: Gently apply to under your eyes and leave on for 10 minutes. Tap the remaining fluid into your skin and let dry.