Despite TikTok’s insistence on turning dark circles into a status symbol, I’ve never loved the permanent bags under my eyes. But after trying the TikTok-famous Peter Thomas Roth Hydra-Gel Eye Patches, mine are so much easier to manage—and, thanks to Prime Day, you can pick up your own jar at a steep discount.
By now you’ve probably seen Peter Thomas Roth undereye patches all over your feed. They come in four formulations, including the hydrating Cucumber De-Tox, firming 24K Gold, brightening Potent-C, and moisturizing Hyaluronic Cloud. I decided to try the cucumber option (shown below) to restore a bit of luster to my dull mid-morning eyes and after just a few uses, I was hooked.
Yes, the patches are an expenditure, but every step of the process feels luxe, starting with the mere act of opening up the jar. Inside, you’ll find a spatula resting on an interior lid, which hides 60 soft, squishy eye gels underneath. The spatula helps raise and apply each patch, keeping your fingers off the stack (and the precious serum on your face). You can apply them in either direction, but I’ve found that I prefer the smaller ends at the inside corner of my eyes.
Just 10 to 15 minutes after you stick them on your clean, dry skin, they’re ready to come off (although no one would judge if you left them on overnight or while, say, binging the new season of Stranger Things). When they’re dry, peel them off and pat any remaining serum into your undereye area. Just like that, your skin should be smoother, less puffy, and deeply hydrated. (Pro tip: Keep them in your fridge for an even more indulgent, spa-like experience.)
The secret of these eye gels lies in the formula’s nourishing mix of aloe, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and collagen, all of which work together to soothe, brighten, and plump the delicate skin under your eyes. While the patches aren’t a permanent fix, they really do offer an instant lift for the day. And there’s something so satisfying about sliding the kiwi-green patches onto your skin—it feels like you’re a celebrity prepping for the red carpet.
I haven’t yet had a chance to test the Peter Thomas Roth eye patches when I’m truly down bad—like when I’m hungover, struggling with insomnia, or saddled with a sinus headache. But judging by their performance on my run-of-the-mill morning puffiness, I’m certain they’ll come in handy. And you don’t have to take my word for it, either, since Amazon reviewers can’t get enough of these things. It’s probably why they were some of the most popular Prime Day beauty deals last year.
“If you are someone who has occasional puffiness or tired-looking eyes due to a night of lack of sleep or drinking, then these might work really well for you,” one reviewer says. “These are not greasy and did not cause any breakouts or issues with my skin! They are very calming, and I enjoy using them as part of a morning routine to unwind.”
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