Putting tiny needle plasters anywhere near your eye region sounds torturous, but microneedling patches were actually originally designed as a more comfortable, long-term strategy for delivering drugs through the stratum corneum rather than via an injection.

Medical innovation has now made its way to the skincare aisles, with microneedle delivery coming to the fore to encourage the absorption of the hydrating yet tricksy hyaluronic acid especially.

Here’s how they work and why they’re perfect for a post-party lift.