Eye masks – what are they? Yes, most of us can’t imagine our Sunday pamper sesh without a good old face mask, but we often tend to miss out the ultra-delicate skin around our eyes.
If you've tried the famous Genifique serum, you'll know it's basically glow and plump in a bottle. This has the same brightening extract, ramped up with other eye-soothing ingredients. Results are immediate, but also long-lasting.
Enriched with natural botanicals, these gentle but hard-working patches harness liquorice root extract to brighten, making them a great choice if uneven tone is your main concern. They're juicy too, so we like to tap excess product in on the rest of the face. Waste not, etc...
Self-cooling when they hit the skin, these are perfect for taking down puffiness. Caffeine stimulates microcirculation (to erase dark circles) and aloe hydrates. They might not get rid of a hangover, but they'll help hide it.
Cruelty-free and 99% natural, this harness natural ingredients like rose hip oil and pure Himalayan Spring Water to revive tired eyes. The formula is more lightweight that some others - we've even used it over make-up to give a little midday boost.
Developed by an oculoplastic surgeon (that's an eye surgeon), these not only boost hydration but also have a clever formula that shields skin against light and air pollution, as well as helping to repair any damage that's already been done.
Pleasantly juicy and cooling when applied, these are soaked in Elemis' plumping, smoothing Pro-Collagen formula to tidy up the under eye nicely. Make-up artist Katie Jane Hughes uses them as an essential part of her make-up prep.
Retinol can be a scary ingredient to tackle, especially around the delicate eye area. The formula in these masks is specifically made to be gentle yet effective, penetrating the skin to help prevent wrinkles from forming and coming to the surface. Wrinkle reduction is promised in 15 minutes - kapow!
This is apparently formulated to 'youthify', which definitely isn't a word but still sounds good to us, because that includes smoothing, brightening, hydrating and plumping. The potent cocktail of super-ingredients can go a long way to undo damage from lack of sleep, sun damage or too many actual cocktails.
These wobbly numbers feel like they're delivering a whack of moisture on impact, with bags deflating as they get to work. Housed in a pot that keeps them moist, they're one of the most reasonably priced on the market too.
Upgrade your slices of cucumber (which might look kooky but won't be doing much in terms of skincare) and swap these in. They'll cool in the same way, but also work to reduce dark circles and puffiness.
Rodial's gel eye masks really hug the eye contour so you can go about your daily business without the fear that they might slip off. With arnica extract to brighten dark circles and dragon's blood (a red sap from the Croton Lechleri tree and not as scary as it sounds) to stamp out puffiness and redness, whack them on before a big event.
Harnessing the same ingredients you'll find in the legendary Advanced Night Repair serum, Estée Lauder's mess-free eye masks work mini miracles, so no-one will know you were up until 2am binge-watching Friends re-runs. They are refreshing, hydrating, soothing and expert at diminishing lines. We'll take two more sachets, please.