The Best under eye Masks, Gels, and Patches.

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For the last two years, I’ve put undereye patches or gels on as part of my morning routine. I know this may sound excessive — I used to only use them once per week or less — but I look forward to it, and it helps me wake up.

I’m not sure what encouraged me to make the switch, but I can tell a huge difference in the appearance of my undereye — there’s much less puffiness and signs of aging.

I figured I’d put together a list of my favorite products and share how I use them to get the best results.

Let’s go!

Oh K! Rejuvenating Under Eye Masks

The Oh K! Rejuvenating Under Eye Masks are my go-to option, especially on days when I feel my undereye needs nourishment. I love these because they have clean ingredients and are cruelty-free. They have:

  • Bakuchiol: A natural alternative to Vitamin A. It has retinol-like benefits but is more gentle on the skin. Bakuchiol can increase cell turnover, reduce hyperpigmentation and improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Squalane: A 100% plant-derived ingredient that locks in moisture and calms and protects the skin.

These masks are very different from the typical gel (frankly, slimy) masks you see on the market. These are made of a soft material coated with an eye cream that soaks into the skin. It’s fantastic!

Price: $10 for 7 pairs

OH K! Caffeine Eye Masks

Can you tell I’m a little obsessed with the Oh K! brand? Oh K! is a brand that truly embraces individual skincare, even beyond products. They believe acts of kindness can improve the skin, and you know what? I think they’re onto something.

They also have a conscious mission, are against animal testing, and sell biodegradable face masks. I love it!

The Caffeine Eye Masks are a newer item that I was excited to try, and I’ve purchased them several times over since.

Unlike the Rejuvenating Under Eye Masks, these are a gel consistency with a bit of serum — but not so much that they slide off your face. My favorite part is that these really do smell like coffee! These have:

  • Caffeine: Stimulates blood flow to the area, making the skin appear radiant and bright.
  • Ginseng: Promotes elasticity and collagen production.

These are pricier since they’re only sold individually, but are a nice treat.

Price: $5 for 1 pair

Sephora Collection Eye Masks

ANY of the eye masks from the Sephora Collection are top-tier! I’ve tried all of them time and time again and will continue to buy them. All of them are thin gels, but stay on the face really nicely, which is one reason why I like them.

Sephora has two types: the Vitamin Eye Masks and Clean Eye Masks. Here’s a little more about each:

The Vitamin Eye Masks come in two options: Papaya + Vitamin C or Aloe Vera + Vitamin E. The Vitamin C pair is more for glowing and getting rid of dark circles, while the Vitamin E pair is for hydrating and depuffing.

Both pairs are vegan, have clean ingredients, and are $4 for 1 pair. However, these regularly go on sale for 30% off, making them $2.80 for 1 pair. Not bad!

The Clean Eye Masks come in four options: Cucumber (de-puffing), Pomegranate (anti-dark circles), Watermelon (hydrating), and Coffee (energizing).

All of these have clean ingredients, stay on the face nicely, and smell FANTASTIC! I usually buy one of each anytime I place a Sephora order. These are also $4 for 1 pair but often go on sale for $2.80.

Price: $4 for 1 pair

Pacifica Vegan Ceramide Hydration Under Eye & Smile Line Jelly Patches

These are a recent find for me, and I fell in love with them quick! For starters, these are vegan, cruelty-free; plus, they have sustainable packaging and clean ingredients.

These truly have a jelly texture, and admittedly, they don’t always stay in place. I recommend really smoothing them down where you want them from the start.

The Vegan Ceramide Under Eye Patches have:

  • Vegan Ceramides: hydration & barrier care
  • Marshmallow Root Extract: helps soothe & smooth skin
  • Calendula: calming care

These are $7 for 2 pair

Earth Therapeutics Hydrogel Under-Eye Patches

Earth Therapeutics has four different types of Hydrogel Under-Eye Patches, and these are great if you really want a no-mess option. There is no serum or cream on these; it’s really just a cooling effect.

These also STICK to the undereye and won’t budge, so if you’re on the go — like, on a long flight — these are a great option.

You can choose between Green Tea, Collagen, Recery Gold, and Recovery Gold + Aloe, however, I never notice much of a difference between any of them. They are all the same price, too.

Price: $10 for 5 pair

Skyn Iceland Dissolving Microneedle Eye Patches

This is a very different type of under-eye patch, but it works and has been KEY to depuffing my eyes! The Skyn Iceland Dissolving Microneedle Eye Patches are packed with hyaluronic acid and peptides that hydrate and plump the skin.

The patches have tiny needles on one side (not actual needles) that dissolve into the skin within two hours. I always wear mine overnight for a shockingly-awesome reveal in the morning.

These are a price item but are only meant to be used once per week or as needed.

Price: $18 for 1 pair

A note on goopy eye patches: For the longest time, I bought jars of jelly eye gels that are sitting in loads of clear goop. At times, I loved them! But, I started trying other types of under-eye masks and moved away from the jelly jars. There are times I feel in the mood for those, and when I am, I go for the Derma E Vitamin C Hydrogels ($24 for 30 pair) or Tonymoly Moisture Boost Hydrogels ($24 for 30 pair).

If you like those, go for them. However, I wouldn’t buy the expensive ones. The $17 jar is the same stuff as the $75 jar, in my opinion.

How I Use Daily Under Eye Masks and Patches

As I mentioned before, I use a pair of under-eye patches daily! When I get up, I splash my face with cool water, apply a toner, and put on my eye patches.

I keep all of my patches in the fridge, so they’re nice and cold when I put them on. I keep them on for as long as possible — usually a few hours.

I know this isn’t possible for everyone, and on mornings when I don’t have as much time, I debate if I’ll put any on because I want to get the most out of them. I try to at least wear them for 30 minutes while I make coffee and do my morning reading.

If I don’t have 30 minutes, I’ll just use my ice roller and call it a day 🙂

And that’s my eye patch roundup! What under-eye gels do you use?

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