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Depuff, refresh and hydrate your eyes with 2021’s best under-eye patches

Trying to get rid of the dreaded panda eyes? Dark circles could be a result of everything from staying up too late, ageing, genetics, dehydration or even due to frequent rubbing of the eyes. 

At Tatler, we’ve looked high and low to try and understand dark circles. Previously, we’ve written about under-eye creams, under-eye concealers, and even spoke to the famed Dr. Barbara Sturm to learn about the science, causes and remedies for the tell-tale signs of sleepless nights. 

Today, we’re listing out the best under-eye patches that’ll help lighten dark circles, smooth fine lines and diminish puffiness. Best used on calming self-care nights with a bubble bath running and soothing music playing in the background, these masks will make you feel like you’re acing your self-care routine the second you put them on. 

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H. Hazel Eye Gels

H. Hazel sells one product and one product only: their popular under-eye gel masks. Desperate to reduce the signs of the “stressed out, sleep-deprived, maxed-out, working-mommy” look, the founder developed these cactus collagen-infused eye patches that’ll increase skin elasticity, improve blood circulation and reduce puffiness. Active ingredients such as aloe vera, vitamin C and E and arbutin are also added to help smooth fine lines and combat hyperpigmentation.

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Shiseido Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Express Eye Mask

These Shiseido eye masks promise to uplift and firm your under-eye area in a mere ten to fifteen minutes. Packed with wrinkle-smoothing ingredients such as pure retinol and Shiseido’s own Kurenai-TruLift complex—which contains Safflower extract, Odoriko botanical extract and Bulgarian rose water—these under-eye masks will help you look more youthful in no time. 

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KNC Beauty All Natural Retinol Infused Eye Mask

Wishing upon a shooting star for your dark eye circles to lighten? KNC Beauty’s retinol infused eye masks are playfully shaped into glittery shooting stars to turn your skincare dreams into reality. Formulated with grape seed oil, liquorice root extract, rose flower oil and rosemary extract, this celebrity-approved eye mask will soothe redness and improve your skin’s texture after just twenty minutes. 

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Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Mask

These multitasking eye masks by Wander Beauty are available in two glamorous shades: yellow gold or rose gold foil. Promising to brighten, hydrate and reduce puffiness while also minimising the appearance of fine lines and dark circles, these shiny eye patches are infused with camu camu extract, calendula extract, aloe leaf extract and more. 

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111Skin Sub-Zeo De-Puffing Eye Mask

111Skin’s Sub-Zero De-Puffing hydrogel eye masks have been praised for their soothing and cooling effects, helping your eyes depuff whenever you need a quick fix. Made with three key ingredients to deliver stellar results, the serum is loaded with seaweed extract that’s known to detoxify and reduce puffiness and dark circles; a patented peptide complex that helps to prevent liquid accumulating under the eyes to depuff; as well as vitamin E, which helps support the immune system and skin health. 

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Patchology Moodpatch Chill Mode Eye Gels

Patchology’s Moodpatch Chill Mode eye gels are formulated with cannabis Sativa seed oil and natural tea leaves to moisturise and calm stressed skin. Other ingredients such as Rhodiola extract, snow mushroom, reishi mushroom and Rhodiola root extract will also help to fight fine lines, wrinkles and regenerate damaged skin barrier. 

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mtm labo Custom-Blended Eye Mask

Preventing hyperpigmentation while reducing dark circles, wrinkles and expression lines, mtm labo’s custom-blended eye mask serum blends together over five different powerful essences and extracts to create its strong formula. 

The set comes with collagen pads and a bottle of serum for you to DIY and freshly prepare your own eye masks. After cleansing your face, apply two to three pumps of the essence on your skin before placing the collagen pads underneath your eyes. Afterwards, apply additional pumps of the essence on the pads until they become completely saturated. 

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