WATCH AND SHOP: Never Hear 'You Look Tired' Again

02/10/2014 at 06:00 AM ET

If you are the kind of woman who gets enough sleep, never has bags under her eyes and always looks well-rested, scroll down to the comments section and let us know your secret. If, however, you’re like us and are the kind of woman who — between work, going out, getting to the gym, a demanding TV watching schedule and everything else going on — can never seem to get enough sleep and it shows thanks to bags, lines and puffiness around the eyes, watch the video below to check out a product you’ve got to know about.

The under-eye patches work instantly and they make a noticeable difference. They’re made of cornflower and arnica and are designed to reduce signs of fatigue and dark circles as well as smooth fine lines, instantly soothing skin.

We like to keep a pack in our bag at all times so we can duck into the bathroom at work, apply them then emerge a few minutes later looking way more awake. And because they don’t require a sink or soap or makeup remover (not even a mirror once you get good at putting them on), you really can use them anywhere. It’s like the beauty equivalent of always having a pair of heels or a nice dress on hand in case you get called into a big meeting or have a last-minute presentation: You’ll make a better impression on your bosses if you don’t look like you’re running on five hours of sleep, dontcha think?

Once you’re ready to use the patches, open the individually-sealed packaging and apply each one under your eye, about a finger’s width south of your lower lash line. Leave the patches on for 20 minutes then slowly peel them off. Because they’re not sticky like those pore-removing strips, removing the patches won’t tug at the skin — important since that are of your face is so delicate and sensitive.

Oh, and if you’re using them at home, we’d recommend popping the patches in the fridge for a few minutes before applying them. We learned from beauty pros that cooling them first only adds to the soothing capabilities.

If you use our exclusive discount (enter PEOPLE10 at checkout for 10% off if you’re a first-time Joyus shopper) then you get 10% off your order of $50 or more, plus free shipping, meaning each set of under-eye patches comes out to under $3. That’s probably less than the cup of coffee you get each morning to feel more awake. We’d happily pay that much each morning to feel more awake.

–Zoë Ruderman

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Truthfinder on

I like these product tips, BUT, you always use a girl who is at best, 21 yrs old to show off the product.

Productgirl on

LOVE these patches- they are the best for new mom’s! I put them in the fridge for an extra de-puffing effect

Renee on

And look how happy it made her when she took the patch off! Bonus side effect, I suppose. And agree, show it on a 40+ year old!

Bardot4ever on

I agree that she is young BUT dark circles and bags are not an age thing but affects everyone and they make you look terrible at any age, period.

Kate on

Bought something similar from a brand called Lise Water in Canada and have been using them S-P-A-R-I-N-G-L-Y, which I will no longer have to do now that I can find an American version. Nothing but a short-term cosmetic fix, but they’re wonderful.

Jamie on

where can i buy these?

Kaynani on

Do you guys have a good feel for how long the effect lasts?

Amaryllis on

If you don’t show the “before”, the “after” is meaningless.

Lissy on

Thanks for the tips on the ingridient that these ” miracle patches” contain , sorry but i can buy the arnica , the cornflower and the camomile tea bags and put ill together for unDer $18 i mean will last longer , also not just lack of sleep can cause puffy eyes and or dark circle. Need to better informed before you talk about a product that you want push . I never seem these in Paris and Klorane is French , wonder why? Enfin je veux dire ” je me demande”

laura on

I tried these – I’m a 55 year old woman & the bags & dark circles have gotten worse the last year. They had ZERO effect!

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