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10 eye masks that will help get rid of puffy eyes from sleepless nights

Look like you've had eight hours sleep, even when you haven't...

Leanne Bayley

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, it's safe to assume that we're all not getting enough sleep, and it's probably showing on our skin - particularly around the eye area. If you're tired, the under-eye is usually the tell-tale sign. Applying an eye mask will help you look more awake and it will also help to treat fine lines. Elemis's co-founder Noella Gabriel tells us: "The skin around the eye area is extremely fragile and can be one of the first places to show signs of premature ageing. The eye area is often neglected and if not looked after correctly, can become dry, puffy and congested and age your face beyond your years. An eye mask will help with all these skin concerns by providing an instant boost of deep hydration and having a cooling and anti-inflammatory effect." With that in mind, we have rounded up the best eye masks that need to be in your skincare kit ASAP.

Ciaté London Watermelon Under Eye Patches

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Ciaté London Watermelon Under Eye Patches, £16.50, Look Fantastic

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These look great and provide fantastic results. The nurturing, hydro-gel eye masks replenish, restore and revitalise to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, puffiness and dehydration. The watermelon-shaped patches give an intense burst of moisture to parched, stressed under-eyes. Softening Niacinamide, boosting Vitamin Complex and antioxidant-rich Watermelon Extract work to lift and brighten the complexion.

Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Eye Mask

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Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Eye Mask, £38, Estée Lauder

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Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Eye Mask is designed to rejuvenate shattered eyes and also works as a great brightening agent. The oval-shaped pads are drenched in the famous Advance Night Repair Serum, so you know you are getting a great treatment.

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Elemis' Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks

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Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks, £50.50, Elemis

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You need to check out Elemis' Hydra-Gel Eye Masks. These patches are generously made to cover the entire space under your eyes and are formulated with potent plankton extract, which acts as an instant tightener. The hyaluronic acid-infused pads also gently hydrate the fragile eye area quickly. They come in a pack of six, which works out just over £7 a pair. Bargain!

Comfort Zone Sublime Skin Eye Patch

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Comfort Zone Sublime Skin Eye Patch, £50, feelunique.com

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Jessica Alba is a fan of Comfort Zone's Sublime Skin Eye Patches. These visibly improve luminosity to the skin and the innovative hydragel mask is enriched with peptides for an immediate effect on tired, puffy eyes with dark circles.

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Peter Thomas Roth's Cucumber De-Tox De-Puffing Eye-Cubes

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Peter Thomas Roth's Cucumber De-Tox De-Puffing Eye-Cubes, £36, Amazon

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When you think of amping up tired eyes, you may think of slices of cucumber - the most traditional of beauty techniques. Well, Peter Thomas Roth was clearly inspired by this because the Cucumber De-Tox De-Puffing Eye Cubes are liquid-to-frozen discs that can be applied straight to the face. Pop them in the freezer so they are extra cool, then place them inside the accompanying muslin pouch and lay back and chill.

Tarte Cosmetics Pack Your Bags Undereye Patches

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Pack Your Bags Undereye Patches, £19, Tarte Cosmetics

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Not only do they come in the sweetest box, but the Tarte Pack Your Bags patches are vegan-friendly and come doused in jellified coconut oil. Designed to fit the contours of your face, they stick superbly under the eyes, and the natural formula works to reduce dullness. They come individually wrapped so great to take on holiday, too.

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111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask

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111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask, £75 NET-A-PORTER

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Victoria Beckham loves these eye masks! They have been formulated to combat fine lines, wrinkles, and dehydration around the eye area. The formula contains retinol to retexture skin, vitamins to improve discolouration, and a potent peptide to fight lines. 

Skin Republic Collagen Hydrogel Under Eye Patch

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Skin Republic Collagen Under Eye Patches, £4.28, Amazon

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If you are on a budget, Skin Republic is the one for you. The under-eye patches target fine lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity, puffiness, dark circles and dryness with its collagen-infused offerings. You get three pairs in a pack for a purse-friendly £5.99.

Chantecaille's Gold Energising Eye Recovery Masks

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Chantecaille Gold Energising Eye Recovery Masks, £185, lookfantastic

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If you need some luxury in your life (trust us, you deserve it!) then Chantecaille's Gold Energising Eye Recovery Masks should be at the top of your list. The natural seaweed-based mask contains an anti-ageing gold serum which helps to boost collagen production, leaving the skin around your eyes positively glistening.

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Skyn's ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels

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Skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, £25, Amazon

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Got a spare 10 minutes? Skyn's firming eye gels instantly cool the skin, helping to firm de-puff and reduce premature wrinkles in the under-eye area. The winning ingredient of Ginkgo biloba leaf extract dilates blood vessels, which improves blood flow and helps bring down the puffiness. A great treatment to revive tired peepers in a blink of the eye.

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