Best Eye Masks to Perk Up Tired Eyes

by Kayce Teo
LIFESTYLE  |  July 23, 2019
  • Brighten up your eye area and look more awake instantly with these eye patches.
    1 / 10 Brighten up your eye area and look more awake instantly with these eye patches.

    You may think it’s cheesy when people say things like your eyes are the windows to your soul, or when we describe the skin around the eyes as delicate. But what it is is calling a spade a spade, which is why if you’ve had a lousy night’s sleep, you’ll need to layer on more concealer or mascara just to look more awake. But these are just stopgap measures – concealers may cause the skin around the eyes to look drier by midday, which emphasises the appearance of fine lines, and piling on the mascara just means that you may need to spend more effort and energy removing it at the end of the day. So the best solution (other than getting really good sleep) is to use eye masks to give your skin around the eyes an intensive treat so you look more bright-eyed. Here are nine to try:

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  • Pixi Fortifeye Eye Patches, $38 for a tub of 30 pairs
    2 / 10 Pixi Fortifeye Eye Patches, $38 for a tub of 30 pairs

    (Also read: Best Lightweight Anti-Ageing Eye Creams That Aren’t Too Rich Or Sticky)

    The hydrogel patches rejuvenate tired-looking eyes with peptides and caffeine. Botanical collagen in the formula also helps firm and plump up skin, diminishing the appearance of fine lines.

    Available at Sephora

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  • Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-tox Hydra-gel Eye Patches, $93 for a tub of 30 pairs
    3 / 10 Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-tox Hydra-gel Eye Patches, $93 for a tub of 30 pairs

    Cucumber extract helps soothe, calm and hydrate the skin, while hyaluronic acid, glycerin and hydrolysed collagen help plump up skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. There’s also arnica and caffeine to alleviate dark circles, so your eyes look fresher and less tired.

    Available at Sephora

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  • For Beloved One Crystal Radiant Bio-Cellulose Eye Mask, $48 for four pairs
    4 / 10 For Beloved One Crystal Radiant Bio-Cellulose Eye Mask, $48 for four pairs

    (Also read: This is Why You Are Suffering from Dry Eye Disease)

    This bio-cellulose eye mask has an ingredient the brand calls Reverskin, that combats the appearance of fine lines and dark circles, to help rejuvenate the appearance of the skin around your eyes.

    Available at Sephora

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  • 111Skin Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask, $150 for eight pairs
    5 / 10 111Skin Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask, $150 for eight pairs

    Perfect for those who are prone to fine lines and dark circles, this hydrogel mask has vitamins to even out skin tone. It also has ingredients that help hydrate skin, so fine lines are diminished, and retinol to help smooth skin. Black diamond particles are also said to help the active ingredients penetrate deeper into skin.

    Available at Robinsons

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  • Lancome Advanced Genifique Yeux Light-Pearl Hydrogel Melting 360 Eye Mask, $18 each – $115 for seven pieces
    6 / 10 Lancome Advanced Genifique Yeux Light-Pearl Hydrogel Melting 360 Eye Mask, $18 each – $115 for seven pieces

    (Also read: Best Eye Creams for Dark Circles, According to Your Budget)

    This one-piece hydrogel mask looks like a superhero mask, and gives a more well-rounded treatment session compared to eye patches as they cover your upper eye area and nose bridge too. Each mask has the same amount of probiotic extract as half a bottle of the Advanced Genifique Yeus Light Pearl eye serum, to work quickly to reduce the appearance of eye bags and brighten up the eye area.

    Available at Lancome and Sephora

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  • MZ Skin Hydra-Bright Golden Eye Treatment Mask, approx $140 for five pairs
    7 / 10 MZ Skin Hydra-Bright Golden Eye Treatment Mask, approx $140 for five pairs

    These vegan-friendly gold eye mask patches are infused with nano gold particles and collagen, hyaluronic acid and seaweed to improve elasticity and diminish fine lines and puffiness. It also has rose oil to nourish the delicate skin around the eyes so you look less tired.

    Available at Net-a-Porter

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  • Erno Laszlo Multi-Task Eye Serum Mask, $76 for six pairs
    8 / 10 Erno Laszlo Multi-Task Eye Serum Mask, $76 for six pairs

    (Also read: 10 Best Brightening Eye Masks That Get Rid Of Dark Circles Instantly)

    A blend of algae extract, vitamin B3 and amino acids helps diminish the appearance of dark circles, fine lines and puffiness. This also has glycerin to hydrate skin and plump up fine lines and crow’s feet while centella asiatica extract helps calm stressed skin.

    Available at Sephora

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  • Starskin Eye Catcher Smoothing Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Eye Masks, $16 for two pairs
    9 / 10 Starskin Eye Catcher Smoothing Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Eye Masks, $16 for two pairs

    If the skin around your eye area looks dull and tired after late-night parties, this bio-cellulose eye mask is the perfect remedy for you. It has naturally fermented, vitamin-rich coconut juice to hydrate skin, so fine lines appear less obvious, and broccoli extract, blueberry extract and olive oil to thoroughly nourish the delicate eye area.

    Available at Sephora

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  • Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks, $38 or six pairs
    10 / 10 Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks, $38 or six pairs

    (Also read: 15 Fashionable Sunglasses To Protect Your Eyes From UV Rays)

    Probably the most Instagrammable of this lot, this gold foil mask helps retain heat, which improves the penetration of the serum into skin. It has hyaluronic acid to plump up fine lines, and aloe leaf extract and lavender oil to soothe and calm the under-eye area to brighten and reduce the appearance of dark circles.

    Available at Sephora

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