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Eye Patches: The Secret to Gorgeous Eyes

Photo courtesy of Peter Thomas Roth

All eyes are on eye patches. The promise of instant under-eye depuffing, lifting, brightening and more makes these mini multitaskers the must-have skin care sidekick for beautiful, youthful-looking eyes and that cute Insta selfie, too!

With a celebrity and influencer following that shows no signs of fading, eye patches are catching the eye of anyone and everyone seeking an immediate eye-perfecting pick-me-up that can help turn back the clock on tired, stressed-out eyes.

We caught up with skin care guru Peter Thomas Roth to talk about the recent eye patch craze and to get his take on the perks of these trendy under-eye treatments. An infl uential segment leader in the beauty industry, Roth’s eponymous skin care line is the number one privately-held prestige skin care brand in the USA. Known for creating breakthrough formulas that deliver astonishing results, Roth leads all research and development efforts at his state-of-the-art lab and manufacturing facility.

The latest eye innovation to emerge from Roth’s lab is Even Smoother™ Glycolic Retinol Hydra-Gel Eye Patches. Here, Roth talks about the science behind these instant eye refreshers, the ingredients that put them on the cutting edge of eye care and why eye patches are an essential skin care step for gorgeous-looking eyes.

Why is it so important to treat the skin in the under-eye area?

Your eye area is one of the first places to show signs of aging. The skin around your eyes is thinner, more delicate and less porous, so it’s important that you use products formulated specifically for the eyes. I work closely with my chemists to ensure all my eye products, which include my bestselling Hydra-Gel Eye Patches, help the eye area look brighter, smoother and more youthful. You are known for having ignited the eye patch craze, being one of the first in the industry to bring these innovations to market.

What do you think has made them so popular?

Our lives are hectic and getting proper quality sleep can be a challenge. Endless social media scrolling and Zoom meetings aren’t doing our tired eyes any favors either. Since a bright and smooth eye area is key to looking rested and refreshed, under-eye patches are hotter than ever! My eye patches are an excellent way to see depuffing, hydrating and brightening results fast! Beauty editors have told me they swear by my 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches as a travel must-have for long flights, and my Cucumber De-Tox® Hydra-Gel Eye Patches are perfect for quick and easy de-puffing any time of day. And just in time for the season of giving, I created a fabulous selection of holiday kits that feature my Hydra-Gel Eye Patches, so all your friends and family can enjoy the amazing benefits.

What should we look for in an effective eye patch?

Most eye patches on the market have typically offered subtle temporary benefits. Recently, however, consumers have been seeking eye patches with stronger clinical actives for more intensive results instantly and over time. My Hydra-Gel Eye Patches are saturated with the most effective ingredients to deliver clinically stronger results. They’re all super-hydrating while delivering bonus benefits from firming and lifting to brightening and smoothing—they even help improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. I created a Hydra-Gel Eye Patch for every concern!

Why are your Even Smoother™ Glycolic Retinol Hydra-Gel Eye Patches so unique?

I really wanted to take eye patches to the next level with my new Even Smoother™ Glycolic Retinol Hydra-Gel Eye Patches. They are industry-leading because they are packed with both Glycolic Acid and Retinol—two proven smoothing ingredients that are even better together! The retinol in this formula is my innovative Time-Released Microencapsulated Retinol that helps to gently exfoliate the skin with a gradual stream of retinol time released all night long, maximizing results while minimizing irritation. The encapsulation also keeps this formula more stable than traditional retinol products, avoiding any color shift or reduction in efficacy over time. I also included Niacinamide, Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E and 1% Revital-Eyes, a potent complex of probiotics, green tea, pomegranate and caffeine, to help brighten, moisturize, soothe and de-puff the look of skin. With these eye patches, you’ll see an incredible trans-formation in the look of tiny bumps, texture, darkness, puffiness and signs of aging, immediately and with continued use. The results are brilliant…you won’t believe your eyes