Let’s be real: Under-eye masks are basically a godsend. Slap them on during a long flight or after a night out, and dark circles disappear. Now, retinol eye masks exist, which are one-upping dark-circle stopping patches by also targeting fine lines found around the eyes. But are the patches, which are soaked in anti-aging heavy-hitters retinol and hyaluronic acid, safe sitting so closely under the eyes? Not to sound all Carrie Bradshaw, but it did make us wonder.
I know. You’re probably like, “What are retinol eye masks even?” Allow me to explain. Similar to those patches you’d use to de-puff tired eyes, retinol-infused under-eyes patches, such as the Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Masks, offer the same soothing benefits, including de-puffing and hydration, but with an added bonus: They’re also specifically made to target eye area wrinkles, like those lil’ crow’s feet and naturally crepe-y skin. That’s all due to those powerhouse ingredients I mentioned above, of course.