Eye Woke Up Like This: 5 Eye Masks to Care for the Windows to Your Soul

By: Fola Onifade
There are a lot of reasons you may not be getting enough beauty rest right now. Maybe you’re staying up late binging Moesha on Netflix, dealing with anxiety, or chatting on the phone into the wee hours of the morning. Whatever the reason, you might be noticing some dark circles and puffiness under your eyes from lack of sleep.
While sheet masks are great for giving your skin a healthy dose of moisture, sometimes under the eye is a hard to reach place. Show your under eye skin some love with some of Skin by Ame’s favorite eye masks.

For IG Selfie Glam & Hydrating Dual Action

Bliss Eye Got This Holographic Foil Eye Masks
Want an eye mask that costs less than a latte, makes for a great IG selfie, and targets dryness? Yes, the mask for you does exist. These star-studded masks aren’t just cute, they’re full of sodium hyaluronate (a derivative of hyaluronic acid), which draws moisture from the environment and infuses it deep into your skin. Pick up Bliss Eye Got This Holographic Foil Eye Mask  on your next Target run for only $2.69!
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks
Who knew getting rid of baggage could be so glamorous? The Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks aren’t just gold and sparkly for Instagram, though. The gold foil helps to trap the heat from the surface of your skin, opening up your under eye pores to receive all the hydrating goodness. And there’s a lot of it. This eye mask contains aloe leaf juice, Shea butter, jojoba oil and lavender oil. For $25, you'll get six eye masks at Sephora. Seriously, is this in your cart yet?

For Soothing & Reducing Puffiness

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
If your eyes are suffering from puffiness or inflammation, Skyn Iceland’s Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels are gel patches that start working in just ten minutes. The eye mask is filled with Icelandic glacial waters, which gives it a cooling and soothing effect. And the firming ingredients, peptides, and botanicals help to improve blood flow and calm under-eye puffiness. Snag 8 of these cool gel patches at Ulta for $32.
Patchology Flash Patch Rejuvenating Eye Gels
There’s nothing like a little caffeine to wake tired eyes up. Yes, literally. Pathology’s Flash Patch Rejuvenating Eye Gels contains caffeine, which helps to improve blood circulation and reduce puffiness. It’s also got anti-aging properties like hydrolyzed collagen which improves elasticity, and it’s packed with vitamin C to help brighten the under eye area. Get a box of 30 from Ulta for $50, and feel great about yourself because these patches are also biodegradable. Beauty, but make it environmentally friendly.
Patchology Flash Patch Rejuvenating Eye Gels

For Anti-Aging & Brightening

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask
This mask is packed with liquid retinol or Vitamin A, which helps to stimulate cell turnover and soften the appearance of wrinkles. Because of this, you can think of the Shiseido Benefiance Smoothing Eye Mask as both an instant cure and long-term investment in the health of your skin. If you have sensitive skin, be mindful of some side effects of retinol including redness or sun sensitivity. If it's safe for your skin, the $70 investment in these 12 masks will be worth it in the long run.

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