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The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG 30ml

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Eye Concern:

  • Dark Circles
  • Puffiness

Skin Concern:

  • First signs of ageing

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

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3.9 of 393 reviews

71% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Never again will I wake up with puffy eyes or dark circles! I noticed a significant difference after my first use and now I wont look back. I use day and night around the contours of my eye (top and bottom) and a 30ml bottle will last months as you barely use even half a drop / day. The Ordinary has consistently proven they are the best out there.

Most Helpful Criticism

This product has hydrated my undereye area but I don't feel like it has made a difference in reducing the lines or darkness underneath my eye.
  1. Not recommended for sensitive eyes

    This stings my sensitive eyes unfortunately :(
  2. Feels nice

    Whilst I haven’t noticed a difference in my dark circles yet, I really like the way this feels when you put it on and it absorbs quite quickly. It doesn’t feel like a heavy eye cream that just sits on top of your skin. I like it and will continue to use it.

    Never again will I wake up with puffy eyes or dark circles! I noticed a significant difference after my first use and now I wont look back. I use day and night around the contours of my eye (top and bottom) and a 30ml bottle will last months as you barely use even half a drop / day. The Ordinary has consistently proven they are the best out there.
  4. Great

    Great at keeping puffy eyes at bay and hydrating at the same time. Night shift gives me some dark circles and puffy eyes. Some of the dark circles is genetics but made worse by lack of sleep this helps my eyes look a little less tired
  5. Maybe

    This product has hydrated my undereye area but I don't feel like it has made a difference in reducing the lines or darkness underneath my eye.
  6. Takes awhile...but does actually work!

    Bought this after recommendations from friends. Was interested to see if it reduced my dark circles. Took a few months, but now my under eye bags are less noticeable and certainly not as dark. I use it once a day at night. Can be used anytime.
  7. Very nice product for awakening tired eyes. Can’t beat the price!

    Love this product! Only need to use a very tiny amount to get the effect of tightening puffy eyes. I personally found it better when I used it in conjunction with a hydrating eye cream as it was quite drying without it. All in all it works very well on puffy or tired eyes. Amazing price too!
  8. not impressed

    I bought this because of good reviews and good pricing, but it hasn't done much for me. I don't really have dark circles under my eyes so maybe that why. I was trying to see if it would help with my tear troughs but it didn't really do anything. I will keep using it, maybe over time it might do something.
  9. Not sure if it works

    I have been using this product for a few months, but I feel like I haven’t seen any improvement in the puffiness of my eyebags, which is my major concern. Good thing about the serum is that a little goes a long way and absorbs easily (although it is a little tacky after it dries).
  10. As good as they say

    Instantly brightens my under eyes. However, me personally I need to add a more moisturising under eye cream on top of it because I have dry under eyes. So if you’re looking for something hydrating I wouldn’t recommend this on its own. But I most definitely would recommend this if you want deluded and bright under eyes
  11. Coffee fix for your eyes!

    It's a fairly thick serum that thins out as it's applied to the skin, so you really don't need much at all. I like that it works pretty quickly, but I'm also slightly disappointed that I don't see long term results. No matter, it does the job for now!

    love the price and LOVE that it does work! I've always had BAD dark circles.
    If i don't use it after awhile i notice how bad dark they become. I just got to to remember to use it regularly to keep on top of it.
  13. A little goes a long way

    Great for undereye, and you only need just a little drop of it, so definitely can be used for a long time
  14. Drying

    I found this product to be very drying. I didn’t notice any difference to my sunken eye area. Better, more hydrating eye creams on the market.
  15. This actually works

    This was my first Ordinary skincare product (was originally strictly Chanel) and I am a convert. This actually visibly reduces my dark circles over time and it absorbs super quickly! For the price you can't go wrong, however, it does not replace an eye cream, I feel like it is more a serum as my under eye area always feel quite dry after applying if I don't layer it with an eye cream. Works really well under makeup too.
  16. Eye Serum

    This caffeinated eye serum is nice on the under eyes. A little goes a long way. I’ve only been using it for a little while and it appears to be working really well.
  17. Unsure

    I’m a little unsure about this product, I didn’t notice a difference while using it.
  18. Left little skin around my eyes

    I've used kiehls avocado eye cream and it was alright. After I used this to hydrate my eyes, I've been getting these little skin bumps which I believe are not pimples or blackheads or anything like that. No pain nor itchy but hard to get rid of. Also, doesn't do too much with the caffeine in waking my eyes up
  19. Dries my eyes out completely!!!

    I bought this product with much expectation and I used it a week.
    I apply this product on damp eye contour and it dries out the whole area.
    It leaves scrubby white powdery texture around the eyes.
    Then I tried applying my usual eye gel on top of it. i just doesn't care and dries everything out.
  20. Would buy again

    I absolutely love this because it's one of the few eye serums that does not make my eyes water! That alone is amazing. Upon application you'll feel as it dries it can get quite taut so best to layer with eyecream on top.
  21. Helps a little but it’s not amazing

    This helps if you have real puffy eyes (stop sleeping on your face!) but it’s not helpful for really dark bags. Make sure to pair it with an eye cream as it’s a bit drying! Probably won’t repurchase.
  22. Working great so far

    Have only been using this for a few weeks and can notice small changes even now. Will continue to use.
  23. Puffy eyes

    I've tried this product a few times now, and each time I apply it I feel a very light stinging sensation. I've also noticed that when I wake up, it feels like the skin around my eyes is extra puffy. I usually love the ordinary, but feel this product might be too harsh for my eyes.
  24. Amazing

    This product does exactly what it says it will. I've used it for a fortnight and it has really reduced the puffiness and dark circles under my eyes. It's now permanently in my skincare routine.
  25. Love it!

    I've only just started using this serum a week ago and have already noticed a huge difference in my dark circles! Highly recommend!
  26. Unsure around eyes

    I used this recently as my under eye bags are terrible. I did notice a few red dots around my eye the next day and thought it may have been this product. Will give it another go but may be too strong for my skin.
  27. Good substitute for expensive eye cream.

    I’ve used a bunch of different, expensive eye creams and honestly this goes just as good of a job as much more pricey products. I use it in the am & pm and have found it to reduce puffiness and dark circles within the first fortnight of use. Cheap, good looking packaging, doesn’t sting and moisture is retained fairly well after use. I’ll keep purchasing.
  28. Lovely Eye Serum

    This is a thick oil like consistency and feels lively under the eyes. It does take a second to absorb. It’s very hydrating and relaxing.
  29. love

    I love the ordinary. This makes my skin more even, smooth, toned, and soft! An amazing product for the price and lasted a fair while considering the size of the bottle!
  30. I wasn’t ‘wowed’

    I have super sensitive skin and despite this product going on nicely, not causing any reactions it just didn’t ‘wow’ me. I’ve since passed it on to my sister who uses it everyday and night and thinks it’s great... so I think for this one it’s a matter of preference and you won’t know until you give it a go. For $13 it’s worth a try.
  31. Didn't notice much of a difference

    Used this for a couple of weeks but it didn't make any difference, other than making my eyes tingle a little bit
  32. Wakes you up

    I use this a lot. It’s a great value item and goes a long way.
    I’ve only just started using eye specific products and this one is good to wake you up, it doesn’t feel nourishing though, so I will have to get a different product for that job.

    I had the driest, reddest, flakey under eyes and eyelids and couldn't even put on concealer without it looking disgusting. literally tried everything and this is the only thing that helped. ALSO almost forgot literally improved my dark circles like crazy
  34. Worked well

    Reduced appearance of dark circles under eyes and under eye area is more no longer dry.
  35. Great

    I LOVE this product for my eye bags. I suffer from chronic fatigue and often have large, dark circles around my eyes. I only use one drop for both eyes so it lasts forever. This product really brightened my face and if you have dark circles I could not recommended enough! Only reason I can't give 4 stars is when using with some acne products with medical properties, it can feel warm but doesn't sting, for about 2 mins after application but otherwise 5 STARS!
  36. just fine.

    feels nice and isnt too oily. Hurts if you get it IN your eyes. Can't say it has eliminated my dark circles but I aslo have a 1yr old and think that might be an impossible task for the next 18 years. I do think it has made a difference. I use it morning and night
  37. It works

    I'm surprised, but it really does reduce puffiness under the eyes. I dont suffer from dark circles, but bags under my left eye in particular have frustrated me lately and this serum actually works, and fairly immediately at that. Great price point. Would purchase again.
  38. Unsure

    I love the ordinary and the value for money that their products offer, however I have been using this one for a couple of weeks now and don’t think I notice any difference. I also find it a little hard to apply to they eye area as the serum is very liquidity unlike other eye creams.
  39. Tightening Serum

    I use this in the morning to de-puff around my eyes and I definitely feel it tighten up within about 15 minutes. It is something I layer under the rest of my skincare. Worth a try!
  40. Not enough hydration

    I bought this to help reduce my dark under-eye circles. The solution feels soothing when you apply it and doesn't irritate the skin, however it didn't improve the appearance of my dark circles. When used by itself, the solution is quite dehydrating to the under-eye area, so it's best to use a moisturising eye cream once the solution has absorbed.
  41. Effective, but takes a while

    Definitely works to reduce dark circles & puffiness. It takes a long time to see results, but luckily with this product, a little goes a long way.
    If you have other concerns like fine lines though I’d suggest you supplement with another eye cream.
  42. Decreases puffiness and feels nice

    I like the way this serum decreased puffiness and it feels really nice on the skin. I wouldn't say it's done anything for my dark circles though.
  43. Puffiness Gone!

    I've been using this for about 4 months now and really like the cool gel consistency when applying. It's calming and noticeably a lot less puffiness. It is great with my sensitive skin, no reaction so far.
  44. Great product but will not do much for genetic dark circles

    I really love this! It sinks into the skin quite well and I often see an immediate result. It's not a very obvious result but it does make a slight difference. I do have semi-dark genetic circles under my eyes, so no eye cream will work to get rid of this. However, this is the best one I've tried so far to help with it. And for the cheap price, I'd say it's worth a go!
  45. cheap AND effective

    Feels soothing and refreshing to put on, and there's a noticeable improvement to dark marks under the eye after minimal use. It's even helped with the dermatitis I get on my brow bone. Love!
  46. So far so good

    I’ve just started using this and really like the consistency. It’s a thicker gel consistency which is really cool and calming going on. I have quite sensitive skin and haven’t had any issues with this. Still early days so no noticeable difference yet but it feels nice and is quite calming
  47. Helps with puffiness

    I’ve been using this for about a month now and have noticed changes in the puffiness of my eyes the morning after I use this product I have been using less under eye concealer in the mornings so that’s a plus
  48. Recommend

    After using this product I have noticed a change in my under eye bags. They are not as dark and puffy. Just be careful not to get it in your eyes as I find it can be really irritating. Good product!
  49. nice product

    it's useful for dark circles but not for dry line.
  50. Feels fresh but no immediate results

    Feels really fresh on the skin, no immediate results. Dark circles under eyes have lighted slightly so hopefully will see more obvious results in the coming weeks.
  51. Helps to brighten to eye area

    This serum feels smooth and luxurious to apply and provides me with a little overall brightness under my eyes but nothing to write home about. It is highly moisturizing though.
  52. Good product

    I noticed that the darkness under my eye disappeared but you have to keep using it. I didn't use it for a number of days as I was travelling and forgot to pack it and noticed that darkness came back. For the price, its pretty good. Ill probably buy it again once I finished the bottle.
  53. good for dark circle

    I think it is effective for dark circle. But u need to add an eye cream afterward for hydration.
  54. Helps with puffiness

    I have had puffy eye bags for as long as I can remember my Mum does too so it is probably hereditary. Have been using this for several months morning and night, I didn't think it was doing that much until I stopped using it for a while and the puffiness got worse. Will continue to use this, a good budget alternative to more expensive eye creams I have used in the past. I don't get instant results from this but will continue to use it .
  55. The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + DGCG

    This is my second bottle of Caffeine Solution! I ran out for a while before I reordered and I definitely noticed the darkness under my eyes and puffiness came back when I had run out. Never again! I really believe this product does reduce puffiness and improves the darkness under my eyes. I have mature skin, and in particular, I feel this helps with my ageing around the eyes.
  56. Good Product

    Works well to hydrate the eye area. Decent product.
  57. Jury is still out

    I do feel like it has potentially reduced puffiness around my eyes, but I am still monitoring with continued usage. I was hoping it would also help the very little bit of milia that shows up just under my eyes, but so far not noticing a huge difference. But I do love the feel of it and it tends to dry quickly.
  58. Underwhelmed

    This eye gel didn't cause any issues for me at first, but after using for a few weeks i would wake up in the morning with puffy and heavy eyes. I would use it on and off if i had an event as the reaction wouldnt occur every time, and even if it did it wasnt anything i was too worried about so i didn't mind using it this way. But i tried it again the other night as my eyes were looking dull and i had the worst reaction. My eyes swelled up and were puffy for days and i had a rash right where i put it.
    This product would be fine for anyone who doesn't have sensitive skin/eyes but after this last reaction i will not be using this product again.
  59. Love it

    I use this morning and night on my dark circled, puffy morning eyes and have seen a great reduction in morning puffiness around my eyes but my dark circles are still there. Definitely re-purchasing
  60. Still deciding

    This product has such great reviews but I’ve only been using it for a few days and I’m not convinced 100% that it’s doing what’s promised. It is lovely and soothing around the eyes and definitely absorbs quickly but the jury is still out on whether it budges my dark circles. Will keep using to give it a chance.
  61. YASS

    Really great for under eye darkness
    I use this night and day and I've definitely seen an improvement in my dark circles. This is a great price as well so I can't complain.
  62. Was a sceptic now converted.

    I have "3 kid dark circles" under my eyes. They have been there so long and are so dark I actually thought they were genetic. Well what do you know. 5 days in and they are lighter! And I've been getting less (how?!?!?!) sleep than normal. I'm impressed.
  63. Dark, puffy undereyes?

    If you have dark, or puffy eyes, this is a LIFE SAVER. I use it every night before bed and even if I have a bad sleep my eyes don't show it. This is fantastic especially for the price. I have used many more expensive ones that don't achieve these results.
  64. amazing

    I am pretty shocked at how well this works. I have no idea or hope this works outside of instant cosmetic appearance, but I am totally ok with that.

    Price is incredible for a product that makes me look wide awake, finally!
  65. Great for the price

    I do like the smell and price of this serum - i have been using and have noticed it has helped with darkness under my eyes, however not really the actual circles or puffiness (if I have any puffiness) I still like it and use it though
  66. Lives up to the hype

    It does what it says on this sleep deprived mum. I have to admit that at first I was only using at night but I have realised that I require application twice a day to see an impact but I literally use one drop per eye so it lasts a month or two. It’s really good value for money.
  67. Stick with it

    After using this product consistently for 3 months I only now feel confident in recommending it.
    I do notice that the skin under my eyes is firmer, with less visible lines and overall reduced puffiness.
    I’m glad I decided to stick with this product as there were many days where I wasn’t seeing any improvements.
    I like the way it feels around my eyes and prefer to apply it cold.
  68. fair

    never used such kind of eye product before
    one good thing is that you can use it in the morning before makeup, and it wouldn't mess up with makeup, unlike eye creams.
  69. Just ok

    I purchased this product for the dark circles under my eyes. While I noticed no difference in the appearance of the dark circles, it did help with the puffiness a little. I did not finish using all the product because I found it not very useful so I probably would not recommend it to a friend.
  70. did nothing

    used it for about a month and it did nothing for my dark circles.
  71. Feels nice

    I've been using this for over a week now and haven't noticed any change in the ahem 'bags' under my eyes, but perhaps nothing but a holiday in Hawaii will fix them. It does feels nice on my skin though and I will persist in using it and see if there is any improvement by the end of the bottle.
  72. A little too thick

    I personally found this a little too thick my skin.
    But it is not leave my skin feeling sticky which is a plus.
    As for its functionality, I do see some improvements on my eye area, but to be honest not very visible changes.
  73. Tightens and brightens

    I use this in the AM to help with dark circles and fine lines. It is a serum texture and sinks in well. I do think it helps tighten and brighten the area, but I follow it with Ella Bache Special Eye Cream as it is a bit drying on me. A nice, well priced eye serum!
  74. Ok product

    I already tried this for 1 week now, haven’t notice any difference for my dark circles yet. Can’t complain about the price tho. Will give it some more time to see if any changes happening.
  75. What bags?

    Fantastic, easy to use product that really works for under eye bags- I pop it on about 15 min before I apply makeup. Sinks in really well, not greasy (even though an oil). And i suspect it will last a verrry long time, given the tiny amount I use daily. Price is amazing.
  76. Recommended by a friend

    I was recommended this product by a friend who swore that it got rid of her bags. She is in her early 30s, and caucasian whereas I am in my mid 40s and asian. Not that I think it makes much difference but it as not entirely fixed my bags which I think more sleep may be of more assistance Definitely works better than other eye creams on the market in this price range. Also I suffer dermatitis and this product does not irritate my skin. Definitely recommend this.
  77. Gift for my sis and she swears by it

    I brought this for my sister, as she is olive skin and gets dark circles. She also works hard and plays harder, so she's prone to dark circles. She's loves it and noticed a difference instantly.
  78. Don't like it

    Actually I'm not fans of the ordinary products but I heard alot about this product, especially for dark circles so I decided to bought it and gave it a try . Honestly I don't find any results for my darkest circle. .not recommended
  79. Not good

    Very disappointing ☹️ I thought this would help my under eye bags alot but unfortunately it did absolutely nothing! Luckily it's very inexpensive.
  80. Pretty good!

    I’m 21, but I’ve always had quite tired, dark under eyes. I read the reviews on this product and decided to give it a go. After only the first use I noticed a difference (applied before bed, my eyes looked brighter in the morning). I wouldn’t say it’s made a huge difference since then, you can still see a bit of darkness under my eyes, but they’re a lot better than they were. One of my favourite serums by The Ordinary.
  81. Haven’t noticed a huge difference

    I use this for puffy eyes in the morning but I haven’t noticed any results. Feels nice when massaged gently and if my eyes are feeling sensitive it can burn slightly but overall it is a nice serum but I don’t know if it is delivering what it promises
  82. Not great

    I have had quite dark under eye circles for as long as I can remember and I was hoping this product would be the one to help fade fade them even slightly but unfortunately it did not work for me. I don't have puffiness but I could see this serum being more beneficial for people that do. I also didn't really like the feel of this product, it didn't seem to absorb well for me.
  83. My Go To Eye Solution

    Since using this product, I have noticed my dark circles under my eyes diminish quite significantly. This area was a main concern for me in my forties and after really liking a lot of the other Ordinary products decided to give this one a try. Couldn't ask for more bang for buck when it comes to quality at a good price. A little goes a long way and my bottle lasts for months with twice daily applications.
  84. No effect on my dark circles

    I'm 22, with fair skin and the blueish/purplish types of dark circles for reference

    I didn't notice any difference to my dark circles using this regularly, with no change to my lifestyle. I don't want to use active ingredients (that don't moisturise) on my sensitive eye area unless it actually makes a difference. I'm just gonna use my moisturiser as an eye cream until something that actually works for me comes along
  85. Not sure about it for my eyes

    hasn't done magic for my eyes, I have heard a lot of good feedback about it for eyes.

    maybe 2 weeks is early to judge but I have to say its very light weighted and absorbs quickly which I like very much.
  86. Not sure how I feel about this one

    Have used this for the last month. Feels really nice and cooling when you put it on under/around the eyes, but I haven't noticed any difference regarding puffiness and dark circles.
  87. Soothing for my eyes

    My dark circles are worse now after my daughter was born. I find if I use this consistently, it does help with reducing puffiness under my eyes. You only need a small amount in the dropper, as it spreads well.
  88. can't use it all within 6month

    As the title, this product should be used within 6 months, but it's too much for eye zone. Also the texture is a sticky gel, if under eye cream may be too much, but if without eye cream it cannot support to be an enough moisturizer
  89. Swear By It

    This has really improved both my eye bags and dark circles! Mostly great for reducing puffiness but have found my eyes are much easier to conceal now I’m using this product. Great value too!
  90. Generous amount and lightweight feel

    I have had dark circles under my eyes for as long as I can remember, which especially bothers me in the morning. I used The Ordianry Caffeine Solution during my morning routine right before I put on my makeup and felt the results instantly. It’s lightweight and silky compared to heavy and stick creams and comes with a vey generous amount in the bottle (a little goes a long way).
  91. Excellent de-puffer

    Have recently tried this after giving my old eye cream the flick. Very silky and easy to apply, definitely notice less puffy eyes in the mornings. Have also been applying it before my usual Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, and my eyes look much less tired throughout the day. At this price point, can't go wrong.
  92. A little goes a long way

    Definitely not a miracle product, but certainly helps my fine lines and puffiness. Now to find something that helps with the dark circles as I always look tired.
  93. Great for reducing puffiness, not moisturising.

    Great for reducing puffiness, not moisturising. Best used in conjunction with a moisturising eye cream.
  94. Definitely worth trying

    For me personally I've had puffy eyes/dark circles forever no matter how much sleep/water I've had, and i've tried a number of products with no real success. I feel like this has definitely been the best working product i've used, although it's not a miracle treatment, so definitely still puffiness and circles just a little less puffy. I think that for someone who just gets puffiness sometimes or has mild puffiness this would be really good, I think it's one of those products that from what I've heard from friends you just have to try, to see how it works with you and your skin. The product itself is a nice consistency (smooth and a bit thicker than others but not sticky, so it stays on under eyes and doesn't run down your face), it immediately has a cooling & tightening effect upon application, which is always good, to feel like it's immediately working.
  95. Wonder drops!

    A little of this goes a long way! A great addition to any beauty regime. I love this brand... Definitely check out all their items!

    Before purchasing, I used live chat to make sure I was buying the right products for my needs... They were super helpful!! Also, my package from Adore also came with some surprise little gifts that also made me feel super special!
  96. It's okay.

    This worked very little for me, it did help reduce some puffiness around my eyes but has nothing on the Cooling Water stick by Milk Makeup which unfortunately can only be bought overseas. I think it would also be better if it was in some sort of rollerball applicator rather than a dropper. I would recommend to someone looking for an eye product that was not a traditional cream.
  97. Great for de-puffing, but nothing else

    I have hereditary dark circles, so I've come to terms with the fact that no eye cream or serum will help reduce the darkness, however if I ever wake up with puffy under eyes, this DEFINITELY depuffs them!! I haven't noticed a reduction in fine lines or darkness though, and this is not moisturising so I tend to go over it with an eye cream. I highly recommend for de-puffing your eyes but other than that, I can't say it's nothing much else
  98. Helps smooth those fine lines

    Im nearly 50 and the lines around the eyes have started creeping in. Very sad! I love this product though, it seems to smooth and tighten my skin around my eyes and help remove that crepe look thats starting. I use it after my various other products, its the last thing I apply before my concealer and other makeup. Just love it.
  99. Makes a difference!

    This has really improved both my eye bags and dark circles! Mostly great for reducing puffiness but have found my eyes are much easier to conceal now I’m using this product. Great value too!
  100. Good for the price, but there are better out there.

    I like this product because it sinks in quickly, however it is different to a typical eye cream. It is a serum that comes in a dropper form - much like most of their other products. I do find that it's easy to drop too much product onto your finger if you're used to just using your ring finger to pat in product because it's so liquidy.

    After a few months of using this, I have to admit that I didn't notice a huge difference but I also would rather use an eye cream than not. I felt like the best results I got from this product was when I used it underneath another eye cream for extra moisture.

    Good for the price, but if you're looking to see improvement rather than keep the skin where it is - I would try something else
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