11 Eye Gels That Instantly Soothe Tired-Looking Eyes
It's no secret that the sensitive skin surrounding your eyes requires gentle, nourishing products to cater to complexion concerns in the area. While creams might be the first thing to come to mind, eye masks can pack a powerful punch too. The trick is to look beyond the ingredients and consider the type of mask they're infused into. Paper, lace, and biocellulose sheet masks work wonders on the face, but nothing beats hydrogel in regard to the delicate eye area. That's because hydrogel, which is a water-based gel polymer, is able to retain 500 times its weight in water, making it an extremely hydrating option in skincare. In other words, if you're looking to perk up your peepers in a pinch, it's time to turn your attention to hydrogel. Eleven of our favorites are just a click away.
BLAQ Hydrogel Eye Mask ($29)
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