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These $18 Caffeinated Under Eye Patches Instantly Perk Up Dark Circles

By Jessica Teich, Birnur K. Aral, Ph.D. of Good Housekeeping | Slide 1 of 18: We updated this article in September 2022 to ensure all picks vetted and tested by the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab were available and correctly priced.  For those morning-afters when you haven't slept a wink (think: red-eye flights, bachelorette parties, the eve of a big meeting), undereye masks are calling your name. Unlike a sheet mask or a traditional skincare face mask, these patches are formulated specifically for your delicate under eyes to target eye-specific issues like fine lines and crow's feet. Uniquely curved and formulated to stay put, they're perfect to slap on your clean, dry under eyes anytime you're feeling puffy or swollen, morning or night.At the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab, we test thousands of skincare products year-round to help our readers rest easy knowing they're investing in products that actually work. Most undereye patches claim to do anything from hydrating and firming the skin underneath the eyes, to reducing fine lines, diminishing puffiness and dark circles or brightening the eye area — but only some actually do the trick. That said, we parsed through 43 of the most popular undereye masks on the market and tested on 228 consumers to narrow down the field and recommend the best picks that actually work.  Our top picks:Below are the best undereye patches you can buy, a combination of our top-tested products, editors' and expert picks, and cult favorites that have stood the test of time. Don't forget to follow up with a best-tested eye cream and a concealer for your most awake-looking eyes ever.

We updated this article in September 2022 to ensure all picks vetted and tested by the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab were available and correctly priced.

For those morning-afters when you haven't slept a wink (think: red-eye flights, bachelorette parties, the eve of a big meeting), undereye masks are calling your name. Unlike a sheet mask or a traditional skincare face mask, these patches are formulated specifically for your delicate under eyes to target eye-specific issues like fine lines and crow's feet. Uniquely curved and formulated to stay put, they're perfect to slap on your clean, dry under eyes anytime you're feeling puffy or swollen, morning or night.

At the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab, we test thousands of skincare products year-round to help our readers rest easy knowing they're investing in products that actually work. Most undereye patches claim to do anything from hydrating and firming the skin underneath the eyes, to reducing fine lines, diminishing puffiness and dark circles or brightening the eye area — but only some actually do the trick. That said, we parsed through 43 of the most popular undereye masks on the market and tested on 228 consumers to narrow down the field and recommend the best picks that actually work.

Our top picks:

Below are the best undereye patches you can buy, a combination of our top-tested products, editors' and expert picks, and cult favorites that have stood the test of time. Don't forget to follow up with a best-tested eye cream and a concealer for your most awake-looking eyes ever.

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