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What Are Those Patches Under Chris Pratt’s Eyes?

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Last week, before the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Anna Faris tapped off a series of tweets in which she and husband Chris Pratt prepared for the red carpet. It was sweet, in a stars-they’re-just-like-us sort of way. One photo, though, of Pratt shirtless, had Twitter users, well, atwitter.

Sure, people were impressed by the six-pack, but there was something about the photo that was even more pressing — what were those patches under his eyes?

Pratt joked that the paper, which looked like the kind of thing you wear to get rid of puffiness or lines, was ceremonial war paint, but didn’t answer the question — even though he wore them again two days later. So we decided to find out, calling Pratt’s groomer Bridget Brager to get the scoop.

Turns out, Star-Lord’s under-eyes look so good because of Klorane patches, which use cornflower extract to brighten the under-eye area and reduce puffiness. According to Brager, they’re “soothing and cooling and relieve all inflammation from flying or a long day’s work.” She adds: “I’ve been using them on Chris for 6 months. They’re my go-to.”

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What Were Those Patches Under Chris Pratt’s Eyes?