If you’re tired of people telling you that you “look tired,” then give a brightening under-eye mask a try. With an under-eye mask you’ll be able to brighten, moisturize, and address puffiness in a matter of minutes. These masks are usually made of a hydrogel base which is a type of material that allows for the serum to transfer from the mask to your skin. Plus, hydrogel is incredibly cooling for the under-eye area – especially when put in the fridge overnight.


Topicals recently debuted the reusable Faded Under Eye Brightening & Clearing Eye Masks. Beneath the logo-rich fabric surface is a cooling hydrogel mixture that combines caffeine with kojic acid, and arbutin. That key ingredient blend fades the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and discoloration.

Each patch is uniquely shaped to cover underneath, and the outer corners of, the eyes. And, best of all, these patches stay in place while you wear them. You get 12 masks per box.


COSRX’s Advanced Snail Hydrogel Eye Patch is designed to revive tired eyes. The brand uses its signature snail mucin to nourish, moisturize, and plump the under eye area. There’s also a bit of niacinamide (two percent) to help brighten the overall complexion beneath the eyes. 

As for the physical patch. It’s a large hydrogel circle that is cut into two pieces. One piece is much smaller than the other. You can use the smaller or large patch underneath the eye. But, you can really use the larger side wherever you need some extra brightening and plumping – like the forehead or on the cheeks. Plus, this jar of 60 patches comes with a set of tiny tongs to sanitarily pluck out each mask as you need it.

Live Tinted

Live Tinted’s Rays Copper Eye Masks literally look like little suns underneath your eyes. These biodegradable under eye patches are adorably functional. The formula within the masks have unique ingredients like copper peptides, banana extract, and bakuchiol (a retinol alternative). That means, these hydrogel patches brighten the under eye area while addressing the appearance of fine lines. You get five sets of patches in a box.

I Dew Care

I Dew Care’s Starlit Kitten Brightening Hydrogel Eye Patch are iridescent masks to awaken your under eyes. The patches are formulated with classic eye brighteners like caffeine, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide. But, there’s also jewel powder in the mix to reduce under eye puffiness. The powder is made from sapphire, diamond, and amethyst. All of these star ingredients combine to give you an immediately illuminated look.

Depending on your eye shape, you can wear the thinner side towards the inside of the eye so that you get more of the brightening formula on the outer corners of the eyes. You get five sets of patches in a box.

Winky Lux

Winky Lux’s dazzling Wakey Wakey Under Eye Patches are infused with caffeine, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid. All of these ingredients help these brightening patches wake up your under eye area. Plus, they moisturize, firm, and address the appearance of fine lines. These cooling masks also reduce the appearance of puffiness. 

You get 30 patches in a jar. And, you get a spatula to scoop out each mask as you need it.

Wander Beauty

Wander Beauty’s Baggage Claim Eye Masks transform your skin care routine into a first class experience. Why? Because these eye masks are covered in gold. When put in the fridge, the gold helps to keep these patches cold while you wear them. 

Along with the bling, there’s also a blend of eye-brightening ingredients at work to depuff the under eye, reduce redness, and brighten dark circles. That blend includes aloe leaf extract, calendula extract, camu camu extract, peptides, and amino acids. Plus, these vegan patches are fragrance and alcohol-free.

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