If you are the kind of woman who gets enough sleep, never has bags under her eyes and always looks well-rested, scroll down to the comments section and let us know your secret. If, however, you’re like us and are the kind of woman who — between work, going out, getting to the gym, a demanding TV watching schedule and everything else going on — can never seem to get enough sleep and it shows thanks to bags, lines and puffiness around the eyes, watch the video below to check out a product you’ve got to know about.
The under-eye patches work instantly and they make a noticeable difference. They’re made of cornflower and arnica and are designed to reduce signs of fatigue and dark circles as well as smooth fine lines, instantly soothing skin.
We like to keep a pack in our bag at all times so we can duck into the bathroom at work, apply them then emerge a few minutes later looking way more awake. And because they don’t require a sink or soap or makeup remover (not even a mirror once you get good at putting them on), you really can use them anywhere. It’s like the beauty equivalent of always having a pair of heels or a nice dress on hand in case you get called into a big meeting or have a last-minute presentation: You’ll make a better impression on your bosses if you don’t look like you’re running on five hours of sleep, dontcha think?
Once you’re ready to use the patches, open the individually-sealed packaging and apply each one under your eye, about a finger’s width south of your lower lash line. Leave the patches on for 20 minutes then slowly peel them off. Because they’re not sticky like those pore-removing strips, removing the patches won’t tug at the skin — important since that are of your face is so delicate and sensitive.
Oh, and if you’re using them at home, we’d recommend popping the patches in the fridge for a few minutes before applying them. We learned from beauty pros that cooling them first only adds to the soothing capabilities.
If you use our exclusive discount (enter PEOPLE10 at checkout for 10% off if you’re a first-time Joyus shopper) then you get 10% off your order of $50 or more, plus free shipping, meaning each set of under-eye patches comes out to under $3. That’s probably less than the cup of coffee you get each morning to feel more awake. We’d happily pay that much each morning to feel more awake.