What are the Benefits of Hydration Patches?

Envision your Sunday morning pamper session; you’ve finally got some time to yourself after burning the candle at both ends throughout the week. Your skin is suffering from a severe lack of hydration, and your under-eyes are looking somewhat worse for wear.

You’ve got your moisturizing cream ready and your good ol’ face mask cooling in the fridge.

“But what about me?!” your under-eyes cry. How could we forget the ultra-delicate skin around our eyes?

Huge. Mistake.

Unfortunately, a step many skip, the skin under our eyes is much thinner than the rest of our face. It also contains fewer oil glands, resulting in less natural moisture, leading to dark circles, crow's feet, puffiness, and fine lines.

While it may seem inevitable, thanks to our busy schedules, these skin woes are something that we can tackle rather quickly and easily by introducing hydrating eye patches into our lives!

Suppose you don’t know anything about under-eye hydration patches, not to worry.
In this article, we will be spilling all the juicy secrets about this anti-aging goodness and why you should be adding hydration patches into your Sunday pamper sesh immediately.

What Are Eye Hydration Patches, And Do They Work?

Eye hydration patches are specifically formulated to support your skin’s natural ability to retain moisture, which minimizes skin issues such as fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles.

As mentioned above, the skin around your eyes is super sensitive, so it is recommended to never pull and tug at your skin when putting on or removing makeup. Stretching the skin around your eyes can damage the collagen, causing the skin to lose elasticity and fine lines to form.

For this reason, a product packed with moisturizing ingredients is extremely important.

Some hydrating eye patches are designed to stay on the skin for a short time, like Dēpology’s Restoring Day Under Eye Patch, and contain a higher concentration of ingredients, resulting in an instant pick-me-up. The patch is also occlusive, meaning it can prevent water loss, which, when paired with hydrating ingredients such as niacinamide B3, allows the skin to soak up the ingredients easily.

These small but powerful patches are great at getting all the right ingredients to all the right places, making sure non of that good stuff is allowed to escape.


What Ingredients Are Good For Hydration?

We know that the best way to get glowy skin is to take care of hydration, but what ingredients should we be on the lookout for?

First, it would be good to know that there’s actually a difference between hydrating and moisturizing ingredients.

When we hydrate the skin, we are literally adding hydration (aka water) into the skin. However, when we moisturize the skin, we are locking that hydration into the skin by preventing trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL).

Some hydrating under-eye patches, like Dēpology’s Black Caviar Under Eye Patches, contain both hydrating and moisturizing ingredients. However, you may find that some skin-care products only contain hydrating ingredients, which will require the use of another product to lock in the hydration.


Now that we’ve got all the complicated stuff out of the way, here are Dēpology’s top 4 ingredients promote hydration and increase moisture levels.

Black Caviar extract ingredients


Black caviar extract (not to be confused with the stuff we eat with a bottle of champagne) is an active emollient ingredient that targets moisture loss, boosts hydration, and fights against fine lines and wrinkles. This nutrient-rich extract contains concentrated doses of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which protect the skin from inflammation, resulting in under-eyes that look soft and supple.

Black caviar can be found in our Black Caviar Under Eye Patches

Irish moss ingredients, benefits hydration for your eyes and skincare


Irish moss, also known as Chondrus Crispus, is an ingredient that provides the skin with natural hydration. This is ideal for protecting, soothing, and softening your under-eyes. Since Irish moss is rich in phenols and fatty acids, the skin preserves the natural protective film and fights bothersome dryness.

Irish moss can be found in our Restoring Day Under Eye Patch.


glycerin's most popular use is as a humectant. Humectants are moisturizing ingredients that work by drawing water from the atmosphere to hydrate and soften the skin


Glycerin is a humectant, which basically means it attracts moisture from the air and to the top layer of our skin. Since this hydrating ingredient has a low molecular weight, it is fantastic for penetrating the deeper layers of the skin, delivering moisture that locks in tight.

Glycerin can be found in our Replenishing Night Under Eye Patch.


Hyaluronic acid ingredients to help promote hydration in the skin and under eye area


Hyaluronic acid is a go-to ingredient for assisting in the binding of water collagen. It is often utilized in products as a humectant, which helps the skin retain natural moisture. Hyaluronic acid improves the appearance of the skin by hydrating the outer layers, resulting in skin that is adequately moisturized and appears more healthy and glowy.

Hyaluronic Acid can be found in our Deepcare+ Serum-Infused Micro Dart Patches and Serum-Infused Depuffing & Brightening Micro Dart Patches.


Who Should Use Moisturizing Patches And When?

One of the best things about under-eye patches (and there’s a lot!) is how convenient they are. Here at Dēpology, we know not everyone has time for a ten-step skin-care routine, and that's a-okay! It can be expensive to purchase a ton of products, but the time it takes to apply them isn’t for the faint-hearted.

That’s why we designed something suitable for almost all skin types (even the ones triggered by certain irritants) that can be quickly popped on whenever you need a little TLC.

For example, our Replenishing Night Under Eye Patches are ideal for anyone who needs a little hydration and brightening magic in their lives. They also fight dryness, help reduce the look of fine lines and suppress inflammation. This replenishing formula also features soothing herbal and botanical extracts along with deeply hydrating ingredients like Seaweed Extract ensures skin is beautifully conditioned and plumped up, meaning they’re great for a range of skin types. They can be popped on for 10 -15 minutes while you get ready for your well derseved rest after a long days of work! These gives you the appearance of a well-rested face (even if you had rough and busy day!)

conclusion: hydration patches, are they worth it?

So, are under-eye patches effective? We sure think so! These simple yet effective patches do a great job restoring tired under-eyes, replenishing the hydration, and locking in all that good moisture.

With ingredients such as Irish moss, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin, the appearance of fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles can be noticeably lessened. Take a few minutes out of your morning or after a long day to treat your under-eyes to the goodness it deserves. Our hope is that we can help people feel comfortable and confident in their skin using effective and non-invasive skincare solutions.

Be kind to your skin, and the thanks you will receive will be glowing.
We at Dēpology aim to create only the best and most effective products, backed by science.

Thank you for trusting us with your skin!

Ladies who wear anti wrinkle patches under eyes to fight against anti aging