My under eye area is not only quite dark, but quite dehydrated too. Often I wake up & they look very very dark. And while I do use eye cream on the area, I haven’t found that there’s much of a difference in all these years. That being said, I do find that using under eye masks / patches in the morning help the appearance of my dark circles, & hydrate the area a little. I should mention that I have not seen any long term benefits from using under eye patches, but they do most certainly improve the appearance of darkness & puffiness momentarily. Today I am sharing a few of my must-have eye masks / patches.

Pro Tip: Keep your eye masks in the fridge. The coolness will help reduce swelling of puffy eyes. And it gives a soothing affect on the skin. 

Skin Republic Collagen Hydragel Under Eye Patch

I love this gel under eye patch so much! I usually buy it from Clicks or Takelot. The pack comes with 3 pairs of eye patches inside. I find that after use it does improve the appearance of my dark circles. The product is said to smooth the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, although I have yet to notice anything. It contains collagen, green tea, aloe vera, Vitamin A & E.

RSP R49.95 | Skin Republic | Clicks


Original JAYJUN Green Tea Roselle Hydrogel Eye Gel Patch

This is one of my absolute favourite gel eye patches ever! If I am not mistaken I purchased it in Hong Kong last year some time. The green tea reduces puffiness by shrinking the blood vessels.  I honestly use this product more often that any other. I tried my best to find it in South Africa, but I did find it on eBay if you’re willing to go through the trouble. It is a Korean product, so you may be able to find it via one of the Korean beauty supply stores locally.

I did find the Petitfee Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch locally (a similar product). I have used this before the Jayjun eye patch and they are just as good. I really enjoyed them. Purchase here.

RSP approx. R480 | eBay

Skin Republic Brightening Eye Mask

This is like a superhero mask, don’t you think? The Brightening Eye Mask contains triple action eye serum that targets the entire eye area for bright, youthful looking eyes. Vitamins C and B3, coffee bean and green tea brighten dark circles and restore radiance to tired looking eyes. I don’t use this eye mask as often as the others, because I prefer the single eye patch under each eye. Personal preference lol.  The pack conatins 3 masks inside.

RSP: R49.95 | Skin Republic | Clicks

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask

the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask is infused with the brands famous Advanced Night Repair technology. I like that the liquid is not mixed with the eye patch. You have to break the seal to let the liquid saturates the pads. It plumps the skin & makes it look more hydrated almost instantly. The pack contains 4 pairs of eye patches, & is a little more on the pricey side in comparison to the other brands. Is it worth it? I think so.

I’m not sure why but I cannot find this on any of the local websites. I tried Foschini, Estee Lauder & Edgars. Perhaps it’s been discontinued. If you have an answer, let me know.

So, now that I shared a few of my must-have eye masks & patches, I’d really love it if you could share yours. I love trying new products, especially when it comes to masking so leave a comment below with some suggestions!