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I actually look like I slept 10 hours.
I’ve tried falling asleep to whale sounds and drinking buckets of herbal tea before bed, but once 3 a.m. rolls around, my brain is buzzing more than after I drink a double shot of espresso. Insomnia not only wreaks havoc on my social life, but my skin suffers, too, and showing up to the office with dark under-eyes isn’t exactly the kind of designer bag I’m looking to show off.
But life is all about faking it till you make it, right? So until I get my sleep habits under control, I’m diligently applying one of my favorite soothing under-eye masks or creams to hide the fact I was scrolling TikTok until sunrise. While a truly excellent one will instantly hydrate and smooth the under-eye area to make it appear brighter, these go above and beyond to create long-lasting effects so you always look on — even if you have trouble turning that snooze button off.
Shop 5 Under Eye Patches and Creams:
Youth to the People Superberry Dream Eye Cream, $36 (Originally $48)
Grace and Stella Moisturizing Eye Masks, $18 (Originally $31)
WanderBeauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks, $21, with code FRIDAY20 & FRIDAY30 (Originally $26)
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado $30 (Originally $60)
Youth to the People Superberry Dream Eye Cream
This creamy and lightweight Youth to the People eye cream dabs on like a dream and sinks into tired skin with just a few taps, never leaving behind a sticky residue or unsightly sheen. Aka: You can sneakily swipe it on before heading out the door and arrive at the office looking wide-awake. To snag it on sale for 25 percent off, simply create an account here, and you'll get early access to the brand's Black Friday sale.
The brand taps hyaluronic acid, a dermatologist-lauded ingredient that quickly plumps out the appearance of fine lines, and instant skin hydrators such as squalane and glycerin to achieve rapid, eye-brightening effects. However, we suggest you start incorporating it into your daily routine to see dark circles vanquished for good. Over time, antioxidants like vitamin C and goji berry increase skin’s elasticity.
Grace and Stella Moisturizing Eye Masks
Unfortunately, waking up in Barbie dreamland with perfectly styled hair and makeup is something that only ever happens in the movies. But at least by layering these gel eye masks on in the AM, we can incorporate Barbie’s peppy pink aesthetic into our mornings.
Grace and Stella infuses the punchy-colored product with hyaluronic acid and skin barrier-strengthening proteins like horse chestnut. The best part? The vegan formula leaves out fragrances, sulfates, and parabens so you can feel better about applying it to the delicate skin around the eye area.
Peter Thomas Roth Instant Firmx Eye Temporary Eye Tightener
We’ll be the first to admit that any TikTok-viral product raises our eyebrows, but one from the editor-loved brand Peter Thomas Roth is bound to be a winner. The cream reduces pillow-sized puffiness with a proprietary blend of peptides to tighten crepey skin.
It also works alongside seaweed extract, which is loaded with so many antioxidants, it's essentially a green juice for your skin, plus moisturizers such as glycerin. What’s more, we’re head over heels that the formula is ophthalmologist-tested, so we can feel more comfortable about applying the cream close to our precious eyes.
Shop more on-sale under-eye masks and creams, below.
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado
WanderBeauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks
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