If you’re like us, you’ve been riding the under-eye mask wave for a while now. Not only are these handy little patches adorable and pretty Instagram pic-worthy, but they can also lend a helping hand when we’re suffering from any of the following: little to no sleep, puff city (perhaps from one too many margaritas), inevitable visible signs of aging (ahem, fine lines and wrinkles), and Sahara-level dryness. That said, not all under-eye patches are created equally, and while some are better suited for addressing puff, dark circles, and line-age, others are more adept at doling out much-needed hydration. And below, we’re focusing on the latter.
If you’re someone who’s looking to surge parched under-eyes with some much-needed moisture, you’ve come to the right place. 11 of the best hydrating under-eye patches are just ahead, along with some of our favorite products to compliment their eye-awakening results. Keep scrolling!
Dieux Skin Forever Eye Mask
It seems like everyone and their mother has been snapping a photo whilst wearing these chic under-eye patches from Dieux. Unlike other popular eye masks which are typically infused with their own unique serum, these patches are meant to work in tandem with the eye cream or serum from any brand that you’re already obsessed with. They’re reusable, so you’re contributing to less waste, and they’re strategically designed to cradle your gels, serums, and creams close to the skin for next-level absorption and eye-hydration benefits.
Joanna Vargas Bright Eye Hydrating Mask
Not only are these under-eye patches from renowned facialist Joanna Vargas deeply hydrating, but word on the street is that the next-level ingredient list (matrixyl 3000, arbutin, licorice root extract, neuropeptides, and hyaluronic acid) also works in succinct, high-tech harmony to create near Botox-level results.
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks
The gold foil effect on these award-winning under-eye patches aren’t just for curb appeal! The ingenious shimmering accent actually helps retain heat, thus preventing the patches’ serum from evaporating off of your skin before it can fully absorb and work its hydrating, cooling, brightening, and smoothing magic.
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches
Peter Thomas Roth makes some of the most beloved and instantly identifiable under-eye patches in the biz, but it’s this particular formula that’s best-suited for anyone suffering from peak levels of dehydration.
Inc.redible Party Recharge Hydrating Hyaluronic Under Eye Masks
We don’t know about you, but we’re instantly skeptical of any beauty product that looks overly glitzy in fear that its eye-catching aesthetic will be more powerful than its actual efficacy. That said, you need not be concerned when it comes to these glittering under-eye patches from INC.redible. Unlike more gimmicky options on the market, these twinkly little masks will bolster your skin’s natural gleam just as much as they’ll bolster your mood. Hyaluronic acid does a major flex in the hydration department while niacinamide and real crystal extract help balance and cool your delicate eye area.
One/Size Secure the Blur Hydrating Under Eye Patches
Think of these no-slip under-eye patches as a tropical oasis for overworked peepers. Pop them on, let them marinate for about 15 minutes, and rest assured the mix of calamansi lemon juice, caffeine, and hyaluronic acid will lend your eyes a brighter and tighter appearance in no time.
Patchology FlashPatch Rejuvenating 5-Minute Eye Gels
These patches from Patchology are the ultimate accessory for your next night in. They boast the brand’s super-savvy HydraSurge5 Moisture System which, they say, is even more effective than topical creams or serums in the moisturizing, brightening, and de-puffing departments.
100% Pure Bright Eyes Mask
These lime-green masks from 100% Pure are practically legendary within the beauty world circuit. They’re infused with certified organic ingredients, which make them a nice alternative if you’re looking for hydrating under-eye patches with super-natural ingredients. For instance, the hydrogel material of each patch is made up of 95% organic aloe water and 5% plant cellulose for unparalleled hydration perks.
Tula Skincare Eye Feel Amazing Cooling & Brightening Hydrogel Eye Mask
Pop these iridescent gems from Tula into your fridge, and trust us, their cooling and hydrating benefits will feel all the more dreamy. Complete with probiotic extracts, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, blueberry, quinoa seed, and caffeine from green coffee, their everything-but-the-kitchen-sink ingredient roster will cover every single under-eye base in addition to any stubborn dryness you’ve been dealing with.
Loops Beauty Under Eye Mask
Celebs go ga-ga for Loops’ whimsical array of sheet masks, (Emily Ratajkowski is a partner and the brand’s creative director, after all!), and these ultra-grippy under-eye patches are no exception. Use them to your heart’s (or should we say eyes?) abandon and reap all of their smoothing, plumping, and hydrating glory. Key ingredients include niacinamide, pearl extract, flower complex, and even a nice dose of retinol.
Good Molecules Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches
Licorice extract, peptides, and aloe vera tag team to provide long-lasting dewiness to thirsty under-eyes, but the real kicker comes with the extra credit addition of 1% caffeine. (Think Energizer Bunny–level work on puffy eyes, wrinkles, and dullness!)
Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.
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