5 Best Under Eye Masks To Get Rid Of Puffiness & Dark Circles

When I was a young teenager, my mom told me the best way to get rid of under eye circles was to use frozen tea bags. She said the coldness would de-puff (let’s be real here, what teenager has puffy eyes, my mom is so vain) and the caffeine will brighten. Caffeine improves under-eye circulation to banish puffiness and brighten your skin and scientifically, cold temperature can cause blood vessels to constrict, so swelling is temporarily reduced. Note this is temporary. So how does one get raccoon eyes? It’s because many people have extremely thin skin around the eyes, which makes purple-blue blood vessels even more obvious. Fast forward to 2017, I’m a 29 year old working female in NYC. AKA I don’t get much sleep hence the dark under eye circles. No matter how much I conceal and bake my under eyes, I still look hella tired. I started to buy under eye masks and I. AM. OBSESSED. They’re super easy to use and you can find many affordable options. Check out my recommendations below.

For the gal who loves her wine…

Try boscia’s Sake Brightening Hydrogel Eye Masks ($15)

Why I like it:

It’s an eye mask infused with sake (and antioxidants & plant extracts). It brightens, firms & hydrates! I am a big fan of this brand. These eye patches are pretty affordable which is a huge plus. Make it so much easier to stock up on!

For the Bougie Girl

Try Peter Thomas Roth’s 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches ($75)

Why I like it:

There are 30 pairs (60 patches) in this luxe bottle. These anti-aging eye contour gel patches are infused with pure 24K gold and colloidal gold to help lift and firm the appearance of the delicate eye area in just 10 minutes. Hyaluronic acid and hydrolyzed collagen deliver intense hydration, while caffeine helps reduce the appearance of puffiness.

For the Korean Beauty Obsessed Girl

Try Karuna’s Renewal+ Eye Mask ($36)

Why I like it:

It is made out of 100 percent natural wood-pulp fiber, allowing pores to fully absorb essential nutrients and nourishing ingredients for ultimate hydration. The oil-free formula contains a powerful blend of hyaluronic acid and peptides to renew, aloe vera and chamomile to hydrate, and Chinese licorice and vitamin B to detoxify.

For the Broke College Student

Try Sephora’s Eye Masks! ($5 ea)

Why I like it: 

Don’t underestimate Sephora’s line. They have very good skincare and makeup. Sephora is a LVMH product, so it meets the same standard as your high end products. They have a huge selection.

Avocado Eye Mask: Offers intense nutrition for a supple, soothed, and comforted eye contour.
Green Tea Eye Mask: Relaxes, refreshes, and provides a smoothing effect for a fresh, wide-awake look.
Pomegranate Eye Mask: Reduces signs of fatigue and tones the eye contour for a rested, energetic look.
Algae Eye Mask: Tones and detoxes to help eliminate impurities that dull the eye contour for eyes that appear fresh and sparkling.
Orchid Eye Mask: Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and signs of aging for firmer looking skin and a more even contour.
Lotus Eye Mask: Moisturizes and soothes to reduce the signs of fatigue and strain for a fresh, hydrated appearance.
Pearl Eye Mask: Brightens and minimizes the appearance of irregularities for a more even and radiant eye contour.
Rose Eye Mask: Replenishes the delicate eye area with water for intense moisturizing and an immediate radiance boost.

For the Organic Obsessed Girl

Try patchology’s FlashPatch™ Eye Gels ($50 for 30 pair)

Why I like it:

This mask only takes 5 minutes to work its magic. The brand patchology makes targeted skin care treatments that deliver results fast. They have many scientific studies for all their products.

Note: These masks are not intended for everyday use, they offer a “boost” to the under-eye area on especially swollen mornings. 

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