These Masks Are "Miracle Workers" For Tired Eyes (Experts Agree)
Try as you might to cover things up with a favorite concealer, the eyes are a dead giveaway of a late night or less-than-stellar sleep. That's why it's critical to protect this delicate area, where the skin is thinner and more prone to wrinkles and puffiness. Thankfully, according to a slew of five-star reviews, these Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Masks are worth tossing out your existing under-eye regimen.
What's great about the Murad eye masks
First off, the brand collaborated with skin care guru Zion Ko Lamm, M.D., to create these luxurious under-eye patches—so they’re already expert-approved. In fact, holistic plastic surgeon Anthony Youn, M.D., did a Visia skin analysis on TikTok and saw a significant reduction in wrinkles after a 15-minute application of the Murad masks.
But what makes them so effective? The masks are seeped in a powerful-yet-gentle formula, starring Murad’s Retinol Tri-Active Technology (a gentle combination of retinoids meant to visibly minimize lines and deep wrinkles).
The retinol is complemented with passionfruit extract for reduced puffiness and dullness, as well as blue agave extract to firm the skin. Bio-cellulose, derived from coconut water, works to boost the impact of each ingredient and further hydrate the skin.
Reviewers say these masks truly take the benefits of retinol to the next level, with results you can see immediately after use. And experts back the perks of under-eye masks, too.
What's more, Murad never uses parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or any animal-derived ingredients. Shoppers with sensitive skin rave that the formula feels gentle and doesn't cause irritation like other retinol products might. Murad uses fast-acting and delayed-release retinoids as a way to see instant results without irritating the skin.
Arguably our favorite thing about these under-eye miracle workers is how large they are. The moon-shaped masks cover enough surface area to make your entire face appear more rested, supple, and refreshed.
Plus, reviewers say the masks feel cool and refreshing on your skin—and they don't slide around or peel off mid-use (a feat not easily accomplished by under-eye patches).
Even shoppers who have tried tons of other eye products say this one truly stands out, providing an instant glow and look of being rested, while visibly rejuvenating fine lines.
It's no surprise doctors, skin care experts, and beauty fanatics are flocking to these under-eye patches. The masks come seeped in a gentle-yet-effective combination of retinoids and skin-nourishing ingredients that'll help hide any late night or bout of poor sleep. Grab these best-selling patches before they sell out—your future tired self will thank you.
Carleigh Ferrante is the Commerce Editor at mindbodygreen. She is a certified Health & Nutrition Coach and a born and raised New Yorker with a B.A. in Creative Writing and Psychology. Her work has appeared in Bustle, The Zoe Report, PureWow, The Everygirl, and more, covering topics such as fitness, travel, home, fashion, beauty, and dating, sex, and relationships. When she’s not testing and reviewing products and services, you can find Carleigh training for her next World Major marathon, planning her next vacation, or interviewing experts on her dating podcast, Mostly Balanced.