A 2019 study told us that Singaporeans are among the world’s worst sleepers. Researchers found that we only have 6.3 hours of sleep on average on weekdays, and 6.7 hours on weekends, compared to the global average of 6.8 and 7.8 respectively.
Well, if we can’t change our lifestyle and indulge in more rest, then let’s at least make sure it doesn’t show up on our faces. Yep, we’re talking about dark eye circles that make us look like we’re casting for a role in The Walking Dead (one of the zombies, not the survivors, in case you’re wondering).
If you find yourself nodding along to this, don’t panic. Here are best eye masks for dark circles that you can apply and fake that full eight-hour sleep in minutes!
Best drugstore eye masks and budget eye masks under S$20
Yes To Cucumbers: 2-Step Buh Bye Bags & Dark Circles Eye Kit
Yes to Cucumbers Eye Kit is a two-step eye mask that contains cucumber, caffeine, and evodia fruit that works to soothe puffy eye bags and dark eye circles.
Step one of the kit is a paper mask that smooths the skin and decreases puffiness. Follow it up by step two, an eye cream that seals in the magic and lightens the appearance of dark eye circles.
The Yes To Cucumbers: 2-Step Buh Bye Bags & Dark Circles Eye Kit retails for S$9. Click on the link to check for latest price.
Leaders Insolution Hydrogel Eye Therapy Patch
If you’re familiar with Korean products then you’d definitely have heard of Leaders Insolution. They’re extremely popular amongst locals for their skincare products, especially their eye masks!
The Hydrogel Eye Therapy Patch is cooling and firming, and includes active ingredients such as snail mucus and Vitamin C to combat your dark eye circles. These eye masks are also paraben-free, which just sweetens the deal.
The Leaders Insolution Hydrogel Eye Therapy Patch retails for S$20. Click on link to see discounted price.
Oh K! Gold Dust Under Eye Mask
Treat yourself with the luxurious Gold Dust Under Eye Mask all without breaking your bank.
This eye mask claims to be a must-have for those looking for a quick pick-me-up on the eye area, as it is enriched with gold extracts that helps with skin-rejuvenation. Additionally, the mask is made with honey to encourage absorption of the serum into the skin, moisturising, and smoothing the delicate area. Nice!
The Oh K! Gold Dust Under Eye Mask retails for USD4 (~S$5.31). Click on the link to check for promotions.
Florence by Mills Swimming Under The Eyes Gel Pads
These eye patches are infused with coconut extract to help soothe the eye area and ingredients like sodium hyaluronate and pine extract to deliver moisture and antioxidants.
And as a little bonus, these are adorably shaped like fish, to give you an Instagram moment while you pamper yourself.
The Florence by Mills Swimming Under The Eyes Gel Pads retail for S$8.34. Click on the link to see discounted price.
Caolion Magic Black Powder Eye and Cheek Patch
This Korean brand was developed for those with sensitive skin, so their products do not contain colour, fragrance or alcohol. It definitely applies to their Caolion Magic Black Powder Eye and Cheek Patch too.
These eye masks help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. And don’t be surprised if you feel a slightly warm sensation on your skin during application – this technology helps encourage absorption of the serum!
Caolion Magic Black Powder Eye and Cheek Patch retails for S$9.
Petitfee Black Pearl and Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch
A cult-favourite amongst beauty enthusiasts, Petitfee’s Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch is packed with amino acids to help skin-regeneration while cleansing and brightening the dark under eye area.
This mask is infused with hyaluronic acid, green tea and cucumber extracts, and nourishes skin without being too aggressive. It comes in a generous pack of 60 and is suitable for everyday use.
Pettifree Black Pearl and Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch retails for S$19.30. Click on the link to see discounted price.
TONY MOLY Panda's Dream Eye Patch
Known as one of the best eye masks for dark circles, The Panda’s Dream eye patch is one of TONY MOLY’s most popular products thanks to its adorable packaging and effectiveness in reducing dark eye circles.
Designed to vitalise the skin around the eyes, these eye patches are infused with niacinamide and bamboo extract to soothe and moisturise the under eye area. The black mask sheets encircle around the entire eye, making users look like a real panda, which just adds to the cute factor!
The TONY MOLY Panda’s Dream Eye Patch retails for S$9.60. Check the link for promotions.
DHC Revitalising Moisture Strips
Rejuvenate tired eyes with DHC’s Revitalizing Moisture Strip. These polymer gel strip eye masks work to brighten your tired under eyes, thanks to its formulation with Mulberry and Olive Leaf Extract that tackles the appearance of dark circles.
It also plumps eyes and smoothens fine lines to make eyes more youthful looking.
The DHC Revitalising Moisture Strips retails for S$22.90. Click on the link to see discounted price.
Koelf Ruby & Bulgarian Rose Eye Patch
These eye patches look beautiful, but they’re more than just an eye candy.
Infused with Bulgarian rose extract and ruby powder, these eye masks brighten, firm, and hydrate the eye area. The product’s hydrogel material ensures that the masks adhere well to the eye contour and allow skincare ingredients to penetrate more effectively into the skin.
Koelf Ruby & Bulgarian Rose Eye Patch retails for S$18.
Starskin Eye Catcher Smoothing Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Eye Masks
Suitable for all skin types and ages, these eye masks contain a powerful serum complex to help the eye area look instantly brighter and rejuvenated.
All it takes is 15 minutes and you’re on your way to diminishing the look of fine lines, puffiness, and dark eye circles around the eyes.
Starskin Eye Catcher Smoothing Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Eye Masks retails for S$17.
Sephora Collection Invisilk Eye Mask
Sephora Collection carries a range of eye masks and if dark eye circles are your concern, then you can consider its Pearl variant. Made with natural ingredients and a material that holds on snugly to your eye contours, this is a fuss-free solution loved be many.
Sephora Collection Invisilk Eye Mask retails for S$4.
BeautyPro Eye Therapy Under Eye Mask with Collagen and Green Tea Extract
A 20-minute anti-ageing treatment, these cooling eye patches help to make fatigued eyes look more perked up. Enriched with Green Tea Extract, Aloe Vera, and Marine-based Collagen, the intensive treatment helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, and dark eye circles.
You’ll love how soothing it feels during application and how nourished your eye contours feel the moment your remove them. This is certainly one of the best eye masks for dark eye circles you can find.
BeautyPro Eye Therapy Under Eye Mask with Collagen and Green Tea Extract retails for S$9.
Megrhythm Steam Eye Mask
This self-warming eye mask is able to go up to a comfortable 40℃ top soothe and relieve eye fatigue gently. The moisture produced by the steam further relaxes the eye area to help calm your mind while delivering eye care benefits.
The Megrhythm Steam Eye Mask retails for S$6.50 and is available in several pleasant scents. Click on the links below to compare prices.
Best eye masks for sensitive skin
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox Hydra-Gel Eye Patches
Another mask infused with cucumber extract is from cult-favourite brand Peter Thomas Roth.
These eye patches boast a gel formula that is said to energise and awaken the skin. With aloe and chamomile in the formula, it helps calm the skin while delivering anti-ageing benefits to the eye area.
Before you gawk at its price tag, we’ve done the math for you. With 60 patches in a jar, each one costs only SGD1.55 per use, which isn’t that expensive if you consider it a mini eye facial that you can do at home.
The Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox Hydra-Gel Eye Patches retails for S$93.
Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches with Soothing Cornflower
If you often return home with extremely tired eyes then this is the mask for you. The Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches aims to revive tired eyes, giving them a brighter and youthful appearance. It contains Cornflower extract and chamomile that help soothe and soften skin, reducing the appearance of dark circles.
While the brand is more known for their hair products, trust us, their skincare line (particularly their Smoothing and Relaxing Patches, of course!) is worth a try.
The Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches with Soothing Cornflower retails for S$31.92.
Apivita Express Line Soothing Eye Mask
This nourishing mask is powered by antioxidants like grape and lupine to deliver anti-ageing properties, while offering skin-rejuvenation, thanks to a blend of beeswax, olive oil, shea butter, and rice oil in its formula. The mask leaves the eye area feeling refreshed, hydrated and much brighter.
Apivita Express Line Soothing Eye Mask retails for S$9.
Best eye masks for wrinkles, puffiness (and dark circles!)
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask
Loaded with a comprehensive blend of nine anti-irritants to make sure it’s absolutely comfortable on everyone, the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask is a multi-tasking eye mask. Not only does it help lighten dark eye circles, it also soothes tired eyes with its infusion of anti-pollution technology that helps strengthen the health of your skin.
Sure, it is on the pricier end of this list but with so many benefits, it’s definitely worth it. One of the best eye masks for dark eye circles in Singapore? No doubt about it.
The Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask retails for S$64.
Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask
Widely regarded as one of the best eye masks for dark circles in the market, the Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask definitely deserves a spot in this list.
It is suitable for all skin types with its gentle formula that is packed with retinol and hyaluronic acid. The inclusion of Retinol thus supports cell turnover, working to reduce fine lines around the eyes while hyaluronic acid brightens the skin. Their perfect combination results in brighter, youthful skin around the delicate eye area.
Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask retails for S$100. is available at all Shiseido counters. It retails at SGD100.
Tarte Pack Your Bags Undereye Patches
Part of their Rainforest of the Sea collection, the Tarte Pack Your Bags Undereye Rescue Patches are said to show instant results.
These eye patches fights puffiness, dark circles and crow feet with heat-activated technology that creates a one-way delivery system so it boosts absorption of the algae and marine flower extracts. With capabilities like these, it’s no surprise that it is considered to be one of the best eye masks for dark circles in Singapore, really.
Tarte Pack Your Bags 911 Undereye Rescue Patches retail for S$32. Click on the link for the latest promotion.
Laneige White Dew Intensive Eye Mask
Part of Laneige’s Moisture Whitening line, the White Dew Intensive Eye Mask is one of the products recommended to achieve the Korean dewy skin look.
It contains Laniege’s signature concoction called Mela-Vita Crusher that fights blemishes such as freckles and dark spots as well as Phyto-Sugar water to help replenish skin. This mask also warms up around the eye to relieve fatigue and brighten the under eye area.
Laneige White Dew Intensive Eye Mask retails for S$36.
Glamglow Eyeboost Reviving Eye Mask
This hydrating eye mask is packed with skincare benefits to deliver Hollywood glow to your eye area. Said to show results within one application, this is the perfect SOS treatment you can save for a special occasion. Simply pop them on 10 to 15 minutes before your makeup routine – and you’ll be all set.
Glamglow Eyeboost Reviving Eye Mask is available at Sephora and retails for S$11.
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks
These gold foil eye masks are Instagram-worthy, feel super luxurious, but most importantly helps you achieve wrinkle-free, brighter eye contours.
It comes with three layers: gold foil to prevent serum from evaporating, an elastic middle layer to prevent the mask from slipping, and a cellulose fibre to deliver key ingredients effectively.
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks retails for S$40.
Wishful Eye Lift & Snatch Instant Sculpting Masks
These are infused with Sweet Almond Oil and Rose, natural actives to brighten the eye area. Formulated with stem cells and peptides, these eye masks also help lift the appearance of eyelids and visibly reduce puffiness.
The Wishful Eye Lift & Snatch Instant Sculpting Masks retails for S$19.