Eye masks might just be one of the best inventions to date. What else can make you look a bit more awake and younger in 10-15 minutes? Even those perks alone win my heart, but I truly believe it’s a mood booster, too. Even in the most hectic of times, you can throw on a pair and the world is better with—ahhh—that cooling sensation around your eyes. Although nothing tops the benefits of sleep or can turn back the hands of time, eye masks are the next best thing. Read on to find 11 of our faves.
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks ($25 for 6 pairs)
There are countless benefits as to why this golden find (literally) is trending. Created by Lindsay Ellingson and Divya Gugnani, Wander Beauty’s signature eye masks are topped with a gold foil which helps seal in heat, allowing for maximum serum absorption. There’s a middle layer of elastic which prevents the mask from slipping, and an inner layer of cellulose fiber to hold and deliver the serum.
Use it to: Soothe, reduce redness, brighten, depuff, improve skin texture and boost hydration.
Joanna Vargas Bright Eye Firming Masks ($60 for 5 pairs)
What makes these eye firming masks different? The hydrolized silk protein hydrates, hydrates, hydrates. In fact, it holds 10,000 times its weight in water! Package-wise, it’s housed in a liquid-filled tray that’s ready to use when you are.Use it to: Moisturize, soothe, depuff, stimulate collagen and repair cells.
Jayjun Lavender Tea Eye Gel Patch Jar ($28 for 30 pairs)
Lavender is synonymous with calmness, hence its popularity in essential oils. Now you can feel the benefits of lavender on your eyes with JayJun’s newest eye gel patches. Made with nature-derived extracts, these firm skin while amping up the glow factor. Yes and yes. The K-beauty brand also has two other genius eye gel patch jars in green tea and roselle.Use it to: Firm, smooth and boost natural glow.
Patchology Moodpatch Chill Mode Eye Gels ($5 each; $15 for 5 pairs)
The name says it all: these eye gels are made for you to chill out. The Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil and natural tea leaves might as well be infused with magic, too, since it boosts stressed skin and transforms it to a more blissful state.Use it to: Relax, hydrate, reduce fine lines, speed cell turnover, reduce redness and photoaging.
Doctor Barbor 3D Hydro-Gel Eye Pads ($29 for 4 pairs)
Stay calm, cool, and collected with Doctor Barbor’s 3D Hydro Gel eye pads. Designed to mold perfectly to your under-eye contour area, each pair is packed with hyaluronic acid and hexapeptide-8—a savior on days when you need an extra pick-me-up.Use it to: Refresh, hydrate, cool and brighten skin.
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches ($75 for 30 pairs)
Infused with oh so luxe 24K gold, this product is multi-beneficial and smells divine with a hint of lavender. Just use the mini spatula to lift up the gel patches and apply to get one step closer to brighter, younger-looking eyes.Use it to: Firm, lift, brighten, reduce wrinkles, depuff, cool and brighten skin.
One and done. These hydrogel eye patches (filled with glycerin, vitamin B3, amino acids and allantoin) are a jack of all trades, helping with skin concerns from fine lines to dark spots and discoloration.Use it to: Reduce under eye dark circles, depuff, reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Valmont Eye Regenerating Mask Treatment ($330 for 5 pairs)
These may be a splurge, but a totally worthy one. Inspired by Swiss medical tradition, the powerful formula of the eye regeneration mask treatment features draining agents to reveal noticeably brighter skin.Use it to: Depuff, moisturize and reduce under-eye dark circles and wrinkles.