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A good night’s sleep is not always in the cards. When you haven’t had enough shut-eye, the consequences are often puffy eyes with hard-to-cover dark circles. It can be difficult to achieve sufficient coverage with makeup, leaving you looking tired throughout the day. Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy cure for fatigued peepers. Gel eye patches are one of the only products on the market that can freshen and rejuvenate the delicate skin around the eyes.

Gel eye patches generally come in kits containing several sets of patches that can be refused up to 2 to 3 times. Generally shaped like crescent moons to properly fit the under eye area, gel eye patches cover an approximant ½ to 1-inch area spanning from the outer eye to the inner eye duct. While products differ from company to company, many of the gel eye patches are coated with nourishing oils to fight puffiness and dark circles.


Gel eye patches can be found infused with a wide range of natural substances designed to give the user a wide-eyed appearance. Examples of nourishing oils used in the patches include avocado and wheat germ, which work in combination with peptides to revive tired skin in as little as 30 minutes. Aloe Vera-infused gel eye patches help to smooth and moisturize the skin under the eyes, as well as reduce puffiness. Many of these products also include essential antioxidants which can benefit the skin long-term.

For older women in need of a versatile skin product, there are also gel eye patches that reduce puffiness and under eye circles, while helping to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines. These anti-aging patches work in as little as 10 minutes, and can help to firm and brighten the area underneath the eyes.

Gel eye patches are a popular option for women looking to achieve a wide-eye appearance all day, even if she’s lacking a good night’s rest. While there is no good substitute for proper sleep, gel eye patches will do in a pinch.