Whenever I really want to indulge in a self-care moment or treat myself, I break out an eye mask. And when I’m feeling extra fancy, I reach for the Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches, which is one of my favorites for a few reasons. For starters, the patches are gold and therefore inherently make me feel glamorous while wearing them. Even better: They do a super solid job of temporarily softening the fine lines and wrinkles I have under my eyes.
In addition to caffeine — an ingredient famous for its puffiness-reducing properties — these luxury eye patches also contain hydrolyzed collagen, which helps to fade the appearance of wrinkles, as well as hydrating glycerin, texture-smoothing niacinamide, soothing aloe vera, and nourishing castor seed oil. In my personal experience, the blend of ultra-moisturizing and brightening ingredients really helps make my undereyes look smoother, firmer, and healthier overall.
I typically only use these patches when I’m having an at-home spa night (or if my eye area is looking really worse for wear and I have to see someone), as they are pretty expensive at $75 for a tub of 30 pairs. That being said, if you use them sparingly, they will last you a long time, and in my humble opinion, they’re worth the money because they’re so effective. (Here’s more Allure-approved eye masks at every price point.)
As the directions suggest, I usually only leave the patches on for 15 minutes or so, as I’ve found that’s all it takes to work its magic. If you’re in the market for an eye mask and have the funds to splurge a little, you can’t go wrong with these. Shop them now for $75 on sephora.com.
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