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Patchology: Like a Double Shot of Espresso for Your Skin

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Lately it seems that new technology has been giving every industry a makeover, and the beauty business is no exception. Enter Patchology, a line of targeted, perfecting patches that take over where daily creams fail. Think of it as an ultra-efficient recharging station. The patches use micro-current delivery to troubleshoot puffy eyes, awaken tired skin, and plump up wrinkles.

The three-year old line just made its Boston debut last month at Neiman Marcus, and placement at the super-chic purveyor hits close to home. Patchology was researched at MIT, is based in Dedham, and is produced just over the border in Rhode Island. That means New Englanders have no excuse to look sleepy, despite Boston's abundance of new rooftop restaurants and late-night MBTA service.

No time? No problem! Use the patch for 20 minutes for a quick pick-me-up, or pop it on for a Netflix marathon—it can stay on for up to 12 hours. A set of a dozen reusable eye patches, including activating gel, will run you $75, but looking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (and diminishing wrinkles while you're at it) might just be priceless.—Renata Certo-Ware
· Patchology [Official Site]