Best Eye Masks to Soothe & Hydrate

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An eye mask is not something I regularly have in my routine but lately I’ve found that lockdown has considerably increased our screentime. This puts strain on your eyes and in turn the eye contour. Alongside less quality sleep and the side effects of hayfever (rubbing my eyes constantly) – it has become an essential for me to cool and soothe my eye contour. To do this, I’ve been reaching for a selection of the best eye masks for tired eyes across cream, gel and eye patch formats. Here are my top picks to rehydrate, calm and refresh.

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1. Elemis Pro Collagen Eye Revive Mask*

This is a multi-functional gel cream formula. You can choose to apply a thick mask layer then tissue it off OR apply a thinner layer and leave it on overnight OR you can actually apply this over makeup. Patting a tiny amount of this light gel texture gently under the eye area can refresh your makeup allowing you to blend your concealer and prevent creasing. 

2. Estee Lauder ANR Concentrate Eye Recovery Mask*

It will be no surprise that I love this. These patches come separate from the serum, so once you break the seal the serum will fill up and enrich the patches for a fresh eye treatment. They do an amazing job of soothing and repairing my eye area overnight as I’ll massage in any leftover serum like an eye treatment. After a draining day, when your eyes are feeling exhausted, these are the perfect choice. 

3. MZ Skin Hydra-Bright Golden Eye Treatment Mask*

I adore these for a quick pick me up and to restore hydration, firmness and radiance around my eyes. These are gold hydrogel eye patches with bio collagen, hyaluronic acid and seaweed to brighten dark circles. They feel super cooling and you can put them in the fridge to boost the refreshing factor.

4. Rodial Dragon’s Blood Jelly Eye Patches*

I love the jelly texture of these eye patches. They immediately cool and refresh the eye area. A good choice to use before makeup as they’re super hydrating and will plump and smooth out the skin so concealer can apply nicely. 

5. Revive Skincare Revitalising Eye Mask*

This eye mask is a complete powerhouse formulation. One I’d recommend for mature skin if you’re dealing with fine lines and wrinkles. It offers some serious firming action with its Hyaluronic Filling Spheres. A super gentle formulation but still delivers brilliant hydration, plumpness and elasticity to skin around the eye area. A classic cream formulation that you can apply as a mask or leave on overnight.