Augustinus Bader Just Dropped Hydrogel Eye Patches & They're Like Therapy for Dark Circles

Meet the new pick-me-up for your under eyes

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A man and woman using the newest Augustinus Bader eye patches.
Augustinus Bader

If your summer is packed with weddingsbachelorette parties and weekend trips, first of all, good for you. Secondly, you *must* stock up on Augustinus Bader's newest eye patches (from $22) before taking off. Trust, you’ll thank us later because they’re packed with healing powers (aka revitalizing ingredients from acetylated hyaluronic acid to niacinamide) to help solve every busy bee’s biggest issue: looking burned out. To put it in a nutshell, those long flights, sleepless nights and hangovers that can typically show up on your face don't stand a chance against these guys, as they essentially reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, so you stay looking awake (even if you don't necessarily feel like it).

The results don't disappoint. In a clinical and user trial conducted by the brand, 93 percent of users found that the new eye patches (which sort of look like a thin sheet of liquid gold) visibly brightened their undereye area. On top of that, 94 percent of users said the product masterfully reduced their dark circles and 99 percent confirmed that the skin around their eyes looked more lifted, tighter and firmer after four weeks (when left on for 20 minutes two to three times a week).

But can we really expect anything less? After all, the masks are unsurprisingly powered by Professor Bader’s signature TFC8, Trigger Factor Complex, which fans of the brand will know is a proprietary blend of amino acids, high-grade vitamins and peptides that drives long-term results. So prepare to say bye-bye to more than just tired eyes.

Thanks to the addition of acetylated hyaluronic acid, the patches penetrate *twice* as deep into the skin to make the area visibly plumper and more hydrated from the inside out, according to the brand. And if you've ever thought eye masks were a scam, perhaps the fact that these are also formulated with multi-tasking niacinamide, which has been proven to help reduce redness, fine lines and wrinkles, will make you think again. Other ingredients like fermented polysaccharide, allantoin, green tea extract, vitamin B5 and vitamin E also contribute to their overall energizing and rejuvenating powers. And yes, they're even suitable for sensitive skin.

Augustinus Bader

They're available for purchase as a single pair for $22 or in a pack of six for $125. With all those events you have lined up this season, is there really any question as to whether or not to stock up?

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