6 Best Eye Masks for Dark Circles That Promise Instant Results
No matter how hard we try to hide it, the level of stress and exhaustion we are feeling is easily revealed on our faces, especially under our eyes. The dark eye circles, puffiness and wrinkles can make us look older than we actually are. No matter how much concealer we pile on, sometimes make-up just won’t do.
You have to nip the problem at the bud. And, there is no swifter way than to leave the work to these effective eye masks that promise instant results!
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1. Sephora Eye Masks
Type of mask: Natural fibre masks with various skin care benefits
How they work: Each mask in this line is infused with a specific active ingredient to replenish the skin’s vitamins and nutrients
- Rose Eye Mask: Replenishes water in the delicate eye area for immediate radiance
- Algae Eye Mask: Eliminates impurities that dull the eye contour
- Lotus Eye Mask: Moisturises and hydrates
- Pearl Eye Mask: Brightens eye contour and minimises the appearance of imperfections
- Orchid Eye Mask: Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging
- Avocado Eye Mask: For supple and relaxed eye contour
- Pomegranate Eye Mask: Reduces signs of tiredness
- Green Tea Eye Mask: Has a smoothing effect for a fresh look
How to use: Remove protective film from patches. Place patches under each eye area. Leave on for 15 minutes. Remove and gently massage excess extract unto the skin. No need to rinse.
With an average 4-star rating on Sephora.sg, this eye mask is not only affordable, but a cult favourite as well!
Price: $3 for one, or $12 for 5 pieces on Sephora
2. SK-II Signs Eye Mask
Type of mask: An anti-aging, reviving eye mask
What it is used for: Fighting signs of aging around the eyes
How it works: The super soft cotton mask is saturated with moisturisers. It is also enhanced with Pitera and a hydrating Cell Treatment Complex (which is a combination of Vitamins B3, E, and pro-vitamin B5) specially designed to reduce fine lines around the eyes.
How to use: Remove the white plastic cover of each mask. Cleanse your face and place under each eye. Leave the masks on for 10 to 15 minutes. Gently remove the eye masks. Tap excess liquid unto the eye area with ring finger. No need to rinse.
Price: $121 for a set of 14 on Sephora
3. Klorane – Smoothing and Relaxing Patches with Soothing Cornflower
Type of mask: An animal cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, dermatologist and ophthalmologist-tested adhesive eye masks
What it is used for: Puffiness, fine lines
How it works: The patches are infused with cornflower extract to refresh, hydrate, and brighten the eye areas.
How to use: To enhance the revitalising effect, place patches in the refrigerator before use. Apply directly to under eye area, and leave on for 20 minutes. Patches may be used as a 7-day treatment for more profound smoothing effects.
“When I removed the patches, my skin was dewy and moisturized and a little bit brighter, ready for a whole new life! I don’t think these patches would remove huge eye bags or drastic dark circles, but they are definitely nice to try out and very, very calming (if you haven’t picked up on that already!).” – Erin of erinfinity.com
Price: $40.70 for a set of 7 on Guardian
4. Verso Reviving Eye Mask with Retinol 8
Type of masks: An ultra-hydrating hydrogel eye mask
What it is used for: Dryness, puffiness and dark circles
How it works: This moisturising hydrogel mask hydrates and combats visible signs of aging. Infused with Retinol 8, it helps support the skin’s production of collagen to make skin look younger and more translucent. This special ingredient works together with sodium hyaluronate, grapefruit extract, and canola oil. The product utilises hydrogel technology which further allows Retinol 8 to penetrate the skin and provide up to 30 hours of moisture.
How to use: Use once or twice a week together with daily skin care routine. Keep on for 20 minutes when using product.
Price: USD$51.75 for a set of 4 on NET-A-PORTER
5. Guerlain Super Aqua-mask Eye Patches
Type of mask: An anti-puffiness and smoothing eye patch
What it is used for: Puffiness around the eyes
How it works: These powerful eye patches intensely moisturise, smoothen, and decongest the eye contour areas. It is enriched with desert rose flower complex and Super Aqua-Serum that together deliver intense moisturising and anti-aging benefits on the skin.
How to use: Keep on for 10 minutes when using product.
After 15 mins of use: “The picture above says it all right? Huge ugly red puffy eye bags before and much reduced redness and less puffiness after.” – Paris B of mywomenstuff.com
Price: $184 for a set of 6 on Sephora
6. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask
Type of mask: A revolutionary treatment mask for fresh, young-looking eyes
What it is used for: Dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles around the delicate eye areas
How it works: This treatment eye mask is infused with advanced night repair technology, targeting to release hydrating, soothing, and ChronoluxCB™ repairing ingredients onto the delicate eye areas.
How to use: Press liquid chamber to break seal and release formula onto pads. Then, massage gently to ensure pads are fully saturated. Tear open packet and separate the pads. Apply one under each eye. Leave on for 10 minutes, remove pads, and gently pat any remaining serum unto skin. Use before bed time once a week.
Price: USD $48 for a set of 4 on StrawberryNET.com
Have you tried any of these eye masks? Let us know what you think of them!
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