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The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

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The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG by The Ordinary


With a light texture, The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG contains an extremely high 5% concentration of caffeine, supplemented with highly-purified Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (EGCG) from green tea leaves.

Independent studies have shown that topical use of each of caffeine and EGCG derived from green tea can help reduce looks of puffiness and of dark circles in the eye contour. Additional studies have shown that caffeine can also reduce the appearance of cellulite. 

To learn more about how to navigate this brand, click here to read our skincare guide on The Ordinary.


Important notes about use of The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG: 

1. Hollowness in the eye contour as a result of structure of sub-dermal tissues like fat and bone can result in visible shadows under the eyes. This shadow, which is not to be mistaken for dark circles, cannot be addressed with topical skincare including this formula. 

2. Fat deposits under the eye contour can create permanent puffiness in this area. This type of deposit cannot be improved with topical skincare, including this formula. 

3. This serum is supplied in UV-protective packaging, as EGCG is sensitive to light.

We suggest this product be used within 12 months after opening

All of our products are filled/measured by weight/volume so the product is correctly filled to 30 ml. The packaging does not accurately reflect the size of the fill. However, this is intentional as some air must be allowed at the top for the product to actually close.

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Affordable but there are better products like this out there - 24-09-2018 by

I really wanted to love this product, I suffer from dry under eyes and dark bags under my eyes. I usually love the ordinary's stuff but this one I just didn't really notice a huge difference. I found that the consistancy was rather thick and struggled to absorb into my skin, so I ended up just using it as a part of my nighttime routine as it left a film under my eyes which was noticeable during the day.

Yes - 24-09-2018 by

I would recommend. I will keep continue to use it

Okay product - 24-09-2018 by

I still don't know what this has been doing for my eyes but I know what it has done for my lashes.

They became darker, thicker and longer! How crazy is that?

But for my eyes, I haven't noticed anything even though I've been using this for some time now. My under eyes have gotten a little lighter but not remarkably.

LOVING ITTTT - 24-09-2018 by

Deffff gonna recommend it to my friends. It helps my skin ALOTTTT

Loving my skin day by day and im using it every alternate dayyyy

It's okay? - 21-09-2018 by

I've been using this product either at night or in the morning for bout 5 months now and I haven't noticed a difference at all. I accidentally got it in my eye and I will never do that again because it stung so much. It feels sticky on application but doesn't last too long on the skin.

Lightweight, does the job - 20-09-2018 by

This is part of my morning routine. The smallest drop goes a long way. It glides on smoothly and absorbs quickly, and you can feel your skin tighten. I wear it under moisturiser and makeup, and it won't leave an oily residue.

A shot of coffee for the eyes! - 20-09-2018 by

I use this product every morning when I drag myself out of bed for the gym. It definitely helps reduce that just woken up puffy look (especially when the product is nice and cold) however I don't think it does anything for dark circles. Can't beat the price!

Tired eyes saviour - 18-09-2018 by

This is a godsend for tired eyes- putting it on the night before results in tighter, brighter looking eye area even if I only get four hours sleep ;)

worth a try - 17-09-2018 by

I have puffy, dark eyes that are mainly due to genetics, lack of sleep, and dehydration, so I never expect a topical to make a difference. this actually does work, and I think the application is key; lightly tap around the entire eye contour area (I have been using with Hylamide SubQ Eyes, which was disappointing in comparison, but again probably just me) until it absorbs and the stickiness does go away, this is fine under makeup.

I noticed my undereyes were at least 2 shades lighter after a few days - 11-09-2018 by

Light texture so I can layer more antiageing eye creams over the top. It brightened my dark circles so dramatically I was shocked. Love this, the price is fair and lasts a long time. Would reccomend

light but sticky... - 11-09-2018 by

This is a refreshing eye serum that has a light gel texture. I am 28 and starting to get a few under eye lines, but have found this serum to be actually quite dehydrating. It feels very sticky after you apply it, and almost like my eyes are a little puffier than when I started. Not a winner for me, but might work for someone who doesn't need the moisture and is after a cooling product.

Reduces Puffiness - 10-09-2018 by

I use this day and night and have noticed a drastic difference in puffiness when I wake up. Appearance of dark circles have been decreased and makes my eyes feel more energised.

Not for me sadly - 10-09-2018 by

I’ve had a few people tell me that they’ve had some really good results with this. I am in my mid 30s and my main concern is dark circles. Unfortunately, it didn’t change my dark circles at all.

Good for dark circles - 06-09-2018 by

I’ve been looking for a good eye product that doesn’t sting for ages, and although I feel like a cream would be more moisturizing, this does a great job on my dark circles and you can’t go past the price.

FYI I’m 35 with dehydrated acne prone skin.

Didn't notice a difference - 31-08-2018 by

I got this serum for puffiness under the eyes. After continuous use for a few months, I haven't noticed a difference under my eyes. I've finished it, it was nice but I won't repurchase it.

Didnt experience the results promised - 28-08-2018 by

I used this under my eyes to brighten darkness - i honestly couldnt notice any difference.

Not really sure... - 27-08-2018 by

Didn’t notice a huge difference in puffiness or bags but it gave a nice cooling effect!

Meh - 27-08-2018 by

I found that I can’t put makeup over the top of it as it separates it and makes it slip. I put it on as a night and my eyes aren’t puffy but I still have dark circles in the morning.

Bought this for my partner - 27-08-2018 by

My partner works shift work and he always has dark, puffy under eyes. He said it felt nice and noticed a slight difference in the puffiness but not in colour

Didn't notice anything - 27-08-2018 by

It was a bit meh for me, gave it to a friend cause I saw no difference but to be fair I don't have dark under eye circles so likely that was the issue

Average - 23-08-2018 by

I definitely haven't seen any improvement in my under eye circles, however the dark circles I have would be something an eye cream cant fix! I would say it isn't a bad base for putting concealer on top of, and the price is very cheap so the two stars are for that reasoning.

Haven't noticed much change - 21-08-2018 by

I haven't noticed much of a change using this serum, which I thought I'd try given how inexpensive it is! I haven't been 100% consistent with its use, but even when I was applying it AM and PM everyday there was no visible different to my puffy under-eyes!

Complete waste of money. - 16-08-2018 by

I have combination skin and am naturally dark around the eyes. However, when I'm tired (which is more often than not) - the rings around my eyes are black. I tried this product every night for a month and it made absolutely no difference. Complete waste of money.

OK, but not amazing - 14-08-2018 by

I'm in my 40's with dark circles and puffiness appearing under my eyes - it's a nice product which goes on easily, and a little goes a really long way. I found it took a little while to absorb into my skin, which meant if I was applying makeup, I needed to apply this at least 15 min beforehand. I found hydration to be so-so, but on the plus side there was a notable improvement to my dark circles and puffiness after using it for a couple of weeks. Also love the dropper style dispenser, and only needing a very small amount means the bottle lasts ages.

Not Bad.... - 13-08-2018 by

Bought this product after watching a review by Wayne Goss about how it got rid of his undereye bags and darkness, So decided to give this a shot as I have quite a bit of undereye darkness from doing shift work.

Use this religiously for 4-6 weeks day and night did not really see any improvement. But its refreshing and moisturizing underneath the eye, use just a drop for both eyes otherwise it will start to get tacky and greasy, will sink into the skin after a minute, wont really recommend it as a eye cream underneath make up or concealer though as it will cause your concealer or foundation to cake up and look horrible. but for everyday hydration underneath the eye this is not bad and price is not bad too.

Dark circles are still there - 11-08-2018 by

I bought this product to get rid of my dark circles, after reading the reviews I had high hopes. However I have been using this product for months and I am yet to notice an improvement.

It works! - 07-08-2018 by

I decided to give this product a go after reading many great reviews about it and I must say, I am impressed! I have been using this for a few weeks now on my under eye area and I can happily say there is a visible improvement of the reduction of any discolouration and eye puffiness! This one will now be a regular in my skincare!

Disappointing - 06-08-2018 by

Heard a lot of hype about this brand but so far haven’t been too keen on this product. Been using for just over a month and have yet to see any significant improvement re either puffiness or dark circles. While it’s easy to apply and quickly absorbs, it’s definitly not something I’ll be purchasing again.

Good for Dark Circles! - 02-08-2018 by

I have been using this product on and off for a year now, and I can honestly see the biggest difference in my dark circles when I use this consistently! I use a little amount (too much can sting my eyes) morning and night, and within a few weeks my dark circles are significantly reduced, to the point that sometimes I forgot to put concealer on because I hardly need it!

Caffeine eye treatment - 31-07-2018 by

I have only been using this for a few weeks I bought it for chronic under eye puffiness which I have had for several years. Comes in a dark glass 30ml bottle with a dropper applicator. The product is light yellow and odourless. I apply a small amount around the eye contour area. You don't need to use much product and a little goes a long way. and it's good value for money. Have yet to see much of an improvement maybe I haven't been using it for long enough, hoping to see some improvement soon given the hype around The Ordinary products.

Not sure about this one - 31-07-2018 by

I wish I could say I loved this one but it was a miss for me. I used it consistently for a few months but didn't notice any difference. Occasionally perhaps my under eye area looked a little plumper after application but these effects didn't last.

Holy Grail - 31-07-2018 by

I’m obsessed! Adding the Caffeine Solution to my skincare routine has made a massive difference! No more dark circles and no puffiness! I’ve even gifted it to a couple friends who are also now obsessed!

Finally rid my dark circles! - 27-07-2018 by

6 years of baby/small child sleep deprivation and I thought the dark circles under my eyes were permanent... but they’re gone!

not sure - 25-07-2018 by

I didn't find this eye serum to reduce my undereye puffiness, however it has a light but moisturising texture and it absorbs fast.

Amazing! - 25-07-2018 by

I’ve not been using this long & I can already see a huge improvement, i look so much more awake & it’s really reduced the dark circles! Fantastic price, feels great on the skin & best of all, it works!!

So much product! - 24-07-2018 by

The amount of product you get in this bottle is crazy. If you are looking for an eye cream this is not for you.

This product is a super thin oil that you need maybe 1-2 drops to do your entire eye area. I have sunken dark circles so I haven't seen a difference there.

This works best to decrease puffiness and is really nice under makeup. If you want to see a real difference I think this would work amazingly when layered with a thick cream under the eyes for maximum results.

Good for Puffy Eyes - 24-07-2018 by

I bought this product in an effort to help the skin under my eyes be less purple. I can't say that it's helped for that, even though I've been using it morning and night for around 5 weeks. However, the surprise for me was how it tackled the puffiness that has always plagued my eyes until around lunch time each day. It instantly made a difference but now it's safe to say that the difference seems to be more permanent. A little of this goes a long way so the bottle is likely to last a while and whilst I still look like the skin under my eyes is bruised, at least it's not puffy!!

Still waiting ... - 20-07-2018 by

On the plus side, the bottle lasts ages, but I am not convinced it has done much with 1+ month of use. I have dry, rosacea prone skin which tends to be easily irritated, but have experienced no problems.

Goes a long way! - 17-07-2018 by

I have a feeling this bottle is going to last me a very long time, a little goes a very long way. I don't even use the dropper, just wipe is under my eyes a little and there is plenty!

One of the best eye products I've used, my eyes look brighter and more awake, considering how much sleep I don't get it's fantastic!

Good...but not great? - 16-07-2018 by

I've been using the product for AGES and am still waiting to see the benefits. While this product does undeniably brighten the area, I feel like it has a slight drying effect.

On the plus side, it lasts for months on end and is fantastic value. Perhaps I will see better results if combined with another hydrating eyecream..

It's also important to point out that the liquid tends to spill over the lip of the bottle and forms a crust over time.

A great product - 12-07-2018 by

I have always had dark pigmentation under my eyes and this product has really helped. I highly recommend this product.

Bye bye bags - 10-07-2018 by

I can honestly say my eye bags have never looked this good. This product doesn't irritate my under-eyes and reduces the puffiness to make it look like I've had 12 hours sleep! Can't recommend enough for someone who suffers from dark, puffy under-eyes like me.

Not bad - 10-07-2018 by

I've been using this each day and night for a couple of months. It's super refreshing on application but to be honest, I haven't really noticed a difference at all with my under eye area. I don't have puffiness or dryness so can't comment on the effectiveness of that. I do, however have dark circles - which, unfortunately, I haven't seen a huge difference in after using this for a while.

On the upside, I've noticed my undereye area is moisturised and makeup applies really well after I put this on. It may be more of a psychological thing, I feel like it's working, but can't prove it...

Love it! - 10-07-2018 by

I have used this for 3 months and my under eye area hasn't looked this good in years.

A great little pick me up! - 09-07-2018 by

This is a great little product for the price! Sure, it doesn't budge heavy duty puffiness, but rather gives a light firming effect. It does so without balling or flaking after application, which is wonderful, because we've all used eye serums that do, and there's nothing worse! Overall, a nice pick me up product that melts into the skin.


As a side effect of using the caffeine/green tea to reduce dark inner circles and upper eye puffiness which is does, it also significantly thickened and lengthened my eyelashes and thickened my brows.I use two drops on eye area morning and night. I also add half eye dropper to my weekly hair mask and my hair is noticably thickening enough that my hairdresser asked what I was doing.. Caffeine is a known hair growth promoter so it’s great to find a concentrated form that is inexpensive so I can use on my hair and brows.

1 week - 08-07-2018 by

I have used this for 1 week so far and cant say I see any major difference.

I think it might take a bit longer to see any major differences. My skin does however look more even and just somehow better.

Works but takes time - 04-07-2018 by

This is probably one of the few products which actually lives up to claims about reducing dark circles and puffiness. The product lasts very long and it is important to use consistently to see results. I could see some difference in the dryness and puffiness of my underlies within a week or two but for more significant results you would need to use consistently for months

AMAZING - 04-07-2018 by

this product is amazing, I get really dark under eyes and this product helps to brighten and puff them up!

Another good product from The Ordinary! - 02-07-2018 by

I purchased this product due to having under eye puffiness and overall I am happy with the product. It does not cause my under eyes irritation even though they are sensitive and I have seen an improvement when using this morning and night.
It hasn't removed my under eye puffiness completely but it has helped. It is worth trying because it is so affordable!

Didn't noticeably work for me - 02-07-2018 by

I used this for a few months before moving on to nods FECC. I saw no dark circle reduction, it didn't hydrate or really do much at all. I don't get much puffiness so I can't speak to how well it works there, but for me it was a waste of money, albeit a small amount of it.

Dissapointed - 29-06-2018 by

not worth purchasing, i am big fan of all of their other products but would buy something different as an eye treatment, did not notice any difference after months of use...

Great Serum - 27-06-2018 by

This product is amazing value for the money and really works wonders on dark circles. There is tons of product in the bottle and a little goes a long way. I dot it on with my ring finger morning and night and find it helps reduce the puffiness and blueish circles I am prone to getting. I stopped using it to try another product this week and woke up with puffy eyes for the first time in ages, will switch back to this one immediately.

Addicted - 27-06-2018 by

If you suffer from puffiness around the eye area in the morning this really does help. I don't feel quite awake and ready for the day until I've applied this. It only takes 1 or 2 drops per morning so the bottle lasts ages.

Seems good so far! - 27-06-2018 by

I've been using this product for two weeks in an attempt to get rid of permanent bruising around my eyes. I haven't noticed a change in the marks (they formed 8 years ago) but have noticed the skin around my eyes is softer and firmer. The product goes on really nice and soaks in very well!

Takes time - 27-06-2018 by

So I didn't know what to expect with this one as I'm not sure which type of puffy eyes I have but at this price point it's well worth a try. So, at first I thought it did the job, then the second time round I felt it didn't work but I was persistent and used it everytime I did my full skin routine and well after months of use I do feel it's keeping my bags at bay. I still get them but not as bad and they are definitely better the days I do my full skin routine, so it's a win win for sure and we'll if it doesn't work for you do a friend a favor who hates their bags and pass it on in hope it works for them.

Magic drops - 26-06-2018 by

I put a few drops under my eyes every morning and night, my skin feels amazing and my eye bags are reduce.

Tightening eye serum - 25-06-2018 by

This product doesn't reduce dark circles or puffiness and isn't very moisturising but is good for tightening the undereye area!

Great product - 25-06-2018 by

This product has helped reduce puffiness and makes my eye area look more refreshed. I'm now on my second bottle as a small amount of the product is needed and it seems to go a long way. I've also read that it helps with eyelash growth, so I'm now experimenting with that too!

A little goes a long way that's for sure - 13-06-2018 by

Okay product but I feel like a firming, brightening eye-cream would be much better. Still amazing price as always and a little goes a long way!

This lasts forever - 08-06-2018 by

I have barely used 1/4 of the bottle and it's been about 5 months. Amazing value. It's important to note that the effects with this serum are likely to be quite subtle. Doesn't pill under Neutrogena Sheer Face Sunscreen.

Amazing! - 07-06-2018 by

This stuff is great for the under eye area, and also does a bit of instant firming if applied to cellulite, which is awesome if you aren't feeling great about getting your legs out.

Lovely - 04-06-2018 by

I love this. One drop is all I need, this bottle is going to last so long! I noticed a huge difference since using this product. So happy!

Reduced dark circles - 04-06-2018 by

I have been using this for about three months now and notice a visual reduction in dark circles around my eyes. I have been using morning and night - I only need a drop that I tap around my eyes.

I note I have also started using other The Ordinary Products so it might be difficult to attribute, but this is the only eye solution I am using so it seems to work - that is always a big statement with eye treatments!

Tightening serum, great price - 04-06-2018 by

I am trying to reduce dark circles and have tried everything on the market to no avail. While my circles are still dark this really firms up the skin and I think would be great for puffy eyes. You cant go wrong with The Ordinary. Their prices are brilliant and products are really good. I like the clinical feel to them. I am not sure if I would buy again but the bottle will last ages and that might be a decent length of time to determine if it makes a difference.

nothing outstanding but does the job! - 04-06-2018 by

I bought this because I found other eye creams/gels too rich for my under eye area and I've stuck with it for about a year. It's super affordable and definitely helps with puffiness and dark circles.

Not sure about this... - 01-06-2018 by

I haven't used this consistently so I can't say how it improves the skin over the longterm but every time I use it under my eyes I have a mild stinging sensation. It does seem to work to reduce puffiness right away, but I am hesitant to use something that is irritating my skin, especially around my eyes.

Nice product - 01-06-2018 by

Nice product but i havent really noticed a large change. Would recommend the ASAP eye cream instead.

Nice, but probably won’t re-purchase - 01-06-2018 by

This stuff was nice, considering how cheap it was. But i won’t be re-purchasing as it didn’t really do much for me

I love the texture - 31-05-2018 by

I really like this one. So happy when it got back in stock! The smell is actaully quite present. Feels nice on my eyes. I put a single drop on my hand and apply it with my finger.

Pass on this one for me - 25-05-2018 by

I find this serum the least effective of The Ordinary products I've tried to date. My skin (combined with my age) seems to need a thicker, more plumping and hydrating product.

Not Bad - 18-05-2018 by

I havent noticed a major difference in my dark circles, but my fine lines and puffiness have reduced some what. I use this as part of my nightly routine. I find its a little too thick in consistency to use in the morning under my makeup. i would probably buy it again once i finish this bottle

Hmmm - 17-05-2018 by

This is probably my least favourite of The Ordinary's products so far. Is it just me, or does this actually sting the eyes? It also has a very watery consistency which means that it is difficult to avoid getting it in your eyes! I will try mixing it with a heavier moisturiser or eye cream and see if that makes a difference.

Best Eye Serum - 16-05-2018 by

I have been using this serum for about a year now and I am only half way through my second bottle. It is amazing for puffiness under my eyes and has significantly decreased darkness. It also works really well as an eye primer for makeup.

Not how I imagined I'd be having my morning coffee. - 08-05-2018 by

I have a large collection of The Ordinary products and I sometimes over-look a few of them during my morning routine, but this baby is never forgotten! Every time I reach for this my eyes thank me, I often have quite broken sleep and find that I wake up with sore and puffy eyes, this product relieves a lot of that discomfort, especially when paired with a nice cold eye mask!
I have found the product to be a little on the sticky/tacky side, however once its settle in I go over with an eye cream or moisturiser and then its fine.

refreshing - 08-05-2018 by

Been using this for a few months now. Not entirely sure how effective it is but it feels refreshing and tightening. I use it morning and night

Worked well for puffiness - 08-05-2018 by

I recently purchased my second bottle of this product.

I'm prone to puffiness if I don't sleep enough or well. I noticed that my eyes have become less prone to puffiness after regular use of the product. I would say that it helps my dark under eye area from getting any darker, but I haven't noticed a huge reduction in darkness.

I really like applying this underneath an eye cream. It really helps the cream absorb, and I find my under eye feels moisturised the next day. Will definitely continue to use.

Good for puffiness and fine lines, not so much dark circles - 08-05-2018 by

Don't expect a reduction in dark circles, but if you're after reductions in puffiness and fine lines this stuff is good. It can be drying so I apply Hyaluronic Acid on damp skin and then use this before Buffet and eye cream. It's an integral part of my morning routine.

Great product - 07-05-2018 by

I have tried so many eye serums and creams, and until now I haven’t been sold on them! This one has worked well for me! Helping to lighten the dark circles under my eyes, and also reducing puffiness, which is a godsend being as sleep deprived as I am! I do think the effec only works for as long as you continue using the product, but for the price it is well worth keeping up with it!

Good for puffiness - 19-04-2018 by

I have been using this product for a few weeks now and I haven’t noticed a really dramatic difference in terms of under eye darkness. However, people have commented that they have seen a reduction in darkness, so perhaps it is working to an extent. This product is actually really good for reducing puffiness under the eyes. I used to get puffiness associated with allergies, but since I started using this product I don’t anymore.

Was nice but didn't make too much of a difference. - 18-04-2018 by

This is a nice serum. I bought it for puffiness under my eyes and after a few months of use, I didn't notice much difference.

Good for the price but not the miracle worker I was hoping for - 17-04-2018 by

Not bad - does feel tightening and reduces puffiness but so far in 1 month done nothing for dark circles. For the price it's pretty good

Cheap but unfortunately did not improve dark circles - 17-04-2018 by

Very well priced and lasts a long time but I have not noticed any improvement to the dark circles under my eyes in almost four months of twice daily use.

Good product for undereye puffiness - 12-04-2018 by

I am a brown girl with extremely dark under eye cirlces, akin to a panda!I have been using this religiously for the last 3 months. I have seen no difference in the darkness of my under eye circles however the I use it at night and no matter if I've under or over slept I have zero puffiness. If I forget to use it at night I use it in the morning, after I wake up. By the time I getting my eyes are ready. The product layers well with other under eye creams too. And the same for under makeup. I would recommend it if you are prone to puffiness.

Nice morning perk up - 11-04-2018 by

I wasn't on the look out for an eye cream/serum but I purchased this as its so cheap and I like other products from The Ordinary. I use it every morning as a perk up, and it feels really nice. I honestly cant tell the difference, but I feel like all the antioxidants and the way it hydrates means its doing something!?

FABULOUS - 11-04-2018 by

I use this every morning after my cleansing ritual and underneath my moisturiser. It’s just one of 4 that I own and will continue to use my skin feels Ah-mazing......

Something different for the eyes - 11-04-2018 by

I am usually someone who goes for an eye creme to keep my lines at a minimum, however this oil is better than anything I have tried.
I was surprised at first, but it feels so lovely under the eye, and it makes a difference immediately.
I love that I can use it night and day under my make up and everything.

Heaven in a jar - 11-04-2018 by

I don't have that bad of eye darkness and puffiness but I do tend to look drained and tired after a long week. I tried this after referring a family friend to the ordinary brand who purchased this and told me it's made from heaven so I thought I would try it.

&&& OMG it is a blessing!!! I look fresh and my eyes brighter every morning. I apply day and night, it's not intense and is so light and gentle. Love love love

Great product - 11-04-2018 by

Like all the ordinary products this is well priced. Similarly its a good product. Feels nice on the skin and targets the under eye area well. I'd get again

Ok, not amazing - 11-04-2018 by

It definitely tightens your skins and makes you look more awake but doesn't actually do anything for pigmentation.

Reduced eye bags - 03-04-2018 by

This product is amazing! I have suffered from eye bags for about ten years and after using this product morning and night for only a week I have noticed a significant reduction in the puffiness and my makeup looks great over the top! I would definately recommend this product I think it's great and at a great price point too!

Amazing - 02-04-2018 by

I have ben using The Ordinary Caffeine seum for a while now. It is absolutely amazing. I have mature skin. I have a few under eye lines and some puffiness. The caffeine serum has definitely helped reduce the appearance of the lines and puffiness with definitely noticeable results. I use it night and morning. My undereye is now also well hydrated. The lines are barely noticeable and the puffiness is also barely noticeable. At my age there are skin changes that just have to be accepted but with The Ordinary Caffeine serum these can be minimised and also used as a preventative to help minimise future signs of age. I would tecommend this as well as other The Ordinary products. Love love love.

First Impression/Help choosing products - 02-04-2018 by

I have been using “The Ordinary” for about 3 weeks now so it’s a bit too soon to give a review on the look of my skin although a think my skin looks brighter (don’t know if that is in my head or not lol). What I can say is that my skin feels incredible and not only just after I have applied the lotions it is all day long. I have taken close photos of skin and will do this about every 8 weeks to compare. When I purchase my next lot of “The Ordinary” I will do a more in-depth review on my thoughts of how it has improved my skin.

I would like to add some information that I hope will help others who are considering this skin care. I spent days trying to sort out which products to buy, looked at the Adore Beauty Guide, looked at “The Ordinary” website guide and Youtube videos and thought I had ordered the right products. When I received the products I got totally confused and frustrated again as I felt that I had ordered too many products that do the same thing. (Maybe I’m dumb I don’t know) so I ended up emailing “The Ordinary” and within 2 days received this response which helped so much, and I hope will help anyone else having the same problems. This is the response I got below.

Your routine should look something like this:

Matrixyl or Argireline
Caffeine Solution
MAP 10% or ATS 20% in Vit F
Solar Protection

Matrixyl or Argireline
Caffeine Solution
VC 30% or GR 5% (I am alternating these each night)

In the future, it's likely not necessary to incorporate VC 30%, MAP 10% and ATS 20% in your routine as each will target similar things.
Instead of Matrixyl and Argireline, you may wish to explore:
The Ordinary “Buffet”
A multi-technology peptide serum that targets various visible signs of ageing at once.
We'd also suggest using Argireline on the eye area/forehead and Matrixyl all over the face if you wish to use them together.

Great serum for under eye bags - 29-03-2018 by

I have always had large dark circles under my eyes. This serum made an immediate difference after only a few days of use. My under eyes are far less puffy and the bags are significantly reduced!

OK I guess - 27-03-2018 by

This is just OK - I can't say I notice a dramatic difference to puffiness or dark shadows, but it does irritate my contact dermatatitis so I don't really use it that often. I like the other ordinary products but probably wouldn't repurchase this one.

Good for a quick fix - 27-03-2018 by

I don't have dark circles but i get puffy eyes. after using this for about 4-5 months daily i haven't noticed a big difference. However, it is good for a quick fix and now i use it when I'm getting ready for an event or going out and want to tighten the skin under my eyes a bit.

The Holy Grail of solving those pesky dark circles! - 19-03-2018 by

Hallelujah. This product saved this perpetually walking-dead looking girl's eyes from layers of cake like concealer. No more cold eye masks!
The only day I don't use it is when I'm not leaving the house. I adore this so much that I bought it for a new mum friend recently.

The formula is slightly sticky if you over apply it, only needing a drop or two on a fingertip to apply to those dark pesky undereye bags. So one bottle will last you a long time. There is no smell, and if anything, the formula feels soothing.

It is a ridiculously noticeable improvement by the time I have made my morning coffee. This product does everything it promised to me!

It is what it is - 14-03-2018 by

I have sensitive eyes, especially prone to hayfever allergies that puff up my eyes; and I am prone to staying up late etc etc - basically, I look tired pretty often.

I've been using the Ordinary Caffiene Solution for around four months every morning and found that it does wonders making the eye area look less puffy - my eyes look instantly fresher.

The solution itself is cooling (which is great for puff) and a bit sticky, which I don't mind, but it isn't moisturing, so I use it in conjunction with another eye cream or serum to target lines and circles.

While I've noticed a bit of a difference, nothing has dramatically changed. I reckon this product is more of a quick fix miracle that'll temporarily freshen you up whenever you need it; which, in itself is super handy and something I'll always be keen for - especially for the price point!

Great results! - 13-03-2018 by

I was sceptical that any product could help reduce my dark circles, as they are mainly caused by hypothyroidism and genetic factors- but wow! My undereye areas are honestly looking brighter, and the early-morning puffiness is definitely reduced. I’m 62, with fairly normal skin, and at my age there’s some things I just have to expect as I age (worse luck!) but this product has made a difference. Try it- it works!

Best dark circle treatment I've ever tried - 06-03-2018 by

Super light and quick to absorb without residue. Helps make eyes feel more awake and over just a week I noticed a marked difference in the colour under my eyes. Something I use most days and especially feel it on days that I'm feeling tired. A little goes a long way, still on my first bottle but definitely will be buying again.

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