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The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG 30ml


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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.
  • Cruelty Free
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free
  • Vegan

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GREAT - 74% recommend

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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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The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Reviews

74% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Nice for under the eyes


Nice for puffiness

Most Helpful Criticism

Okay but could also do without it


I have seen some pleasing results whilst using this with some depuffing under the eyes however it does not seem too effective for long periods of time. Definitely nice when I see some results but I could also do without it in my skincare routine.
  1. Nice for under the eyes


    Nice for puffiness
  2. Excellent Product!!


    really good for under eye pigment
  3. Harsh for dry skin


    I have quite dry skin and this product was quite harsh especially in winter.
  4. Quite effective


    I really like the product I can feel it help immediately. I love it for morning puffy eyes!♡
  5. Best


    This product is very useful for my eye edema
  6. Stung my under eyes


    Tried to use this to reduce puffiness and darkness around my eyes but it really stung my skin.
  7. Puffy eyes no more


    This stuff is miracle stuff. I have always had fairly puffy eyes, especially in the morning. As soon as I pop this on, within 10-15 mins, the puffiness is gone and my eyes feel really hydrated. I recommend this product to everyone
  8. best serum for puffiness


    I love this product! I use if mainly for get rid of puffiness not just under the eyes, but for the entire face. It really works! I have gone through an entire bottle and half way finishing my second one. Will definitely repurchase
  9. Great


    I find that this helps with puffiness and gives a pick me up to my skin
  10. It's a huge bottle for eye serum


    The bottle is huge for eye serum. And each apply I only use a tiny bit, I felt it will take probably a year to finish. Not very moisturizing, but feel a bit warm after apply. It works on depuffiness, but no effect on dark circle. It hurts a lot when it gets into eye. But good value for money especially for such a big bottle.
  11. perfect dupe for Lancome genifique eye serum


    Both the ordinary and Lancome use Caffeine and they have a very similar effect, however, the price difference is huge. I recommend this those who wanna try Lancome eye serum but not sure whether that's the right one, give The Ordinary a chance!! You won't be disappointed.
  12. impressive!!

    Love this brand!!

    I really regret my purchases of the expensive cosmetics - when theres been this awesome one to buy at a fraction of the cost of other products that perform equally as well. Was thrilled w this - highly recommended !!
  13. Not great


    I love The Ordinary products, but really did not see any change or improvement whilst using this product
  14. great


    this is a great product, the ordinary has some really good ingredient products for good prices
  15. No eye impact


    I have not noticed a difference to the black shadows under my eyes but I am experimenting using it around the mouth area as I have read anything with EGCG is very good for the skin
  16. Puffiness be gone


    We have coffee to pick us up so why not add some caffeine to our skincare! Perfect for those that wake up with puffy eyes or that just need a little pick me up!
  17. Suprise Suprise....


    As per usual i didnt think this product would work, though like many others which boast and us women waste so much money on. Shockingly after a couple of weeks i have noticed a change in my overall skin. I have actually been using this all over my face night and morning and i generally put it on prior to all other serums and allow for absorption, which it does easily absorb quickly. I will be maki...
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  18. Okay


    I have been using for just over a month and I am not sure I notice any difference. I did find that this was a little too strong for my sensitive skin and had to cut back on it a little, so maybe that is why.
  19. Good, but it didn't 'wow' me


    This is the first product from this brand which didn't wow me. I am loyal to this brand and use man products, but this one will not be repurchased.
    The bottle despite being screwed tightly, ended up crystalized at the top, and it looked like sugar was around the rim each time i opened it.
    I saw no difference in my skin using this product and wouldn't recommend it if you were tossing up...
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  20. A great pick-me-up for the eyes


    Worth trying to treat tired eyes. I have dark eye circles and puffy eye bags. I found this helped with looking more awake and fresh in the morning.
  21. value


    value for money however this didn't do a lot of depuffing under my eyes. Feels pleasant and hydrating though
  22. caffeine solution for under eyes


    this wasn't super essential to my routine, I didn't notice much change after using for a few months.
  23. It work


    This is not one of my favourite The Ordinary products but I do still use it twice a day under and around my eyes. I find that it does make my eye area feel a little more awake and less puffy, but it doesn't really do anything for the dark bags I always have under my eyes.
  24. Doesn’t leave a sticky and oily feeling like more eye creams


    I love this as it doesn’t leave a sticky or oily feeling like most eye creams do. As I have eyelash extensions on, I am more careful and selective with my eye creams. . This is definitely my go-to for as long as I have my eyelash extensions on! :)
  25. No strong results


    It feels nice and I like the texture but did not see any results. Perhaps made the puffiness under eyes slightly better, but did nothing for dark circles.
  26. It work


    It makes me feel hydried and my skin can absorb it rapidly.
  27. It work


    Changing the dropper was the bes thing they have done, the black droppers is so much better quality than the white ones. I hope the change all the white droppers to black droppers.

  28. Not sure


    I have used this eye serum for a while now but I can't seen to notice much of a difference for my dark under-eyes. It does however feel refreshing to use in the mornings.
  29. Not sure


    Not sure about this product, it doesn't even hydrate if it's used on it's own. I always have to follow it up with other products.
  30. Fantastic!!


    I brought this solution for my boyfriend and he loves it
  31. alright


    super affordable for an eye serum, however the results are quite minor. Did not work as well as anticipated. It is a good product to start with as basics.
  32. just so-so


    i love the ordinary with its affordable price, however, this product seems like doing nothing on my dark circle. im not sure whether i will purchase it again, but comparing to other pricy eye treatments, this one is overall good for daily use.
  33. don't see any difference


    have been using every day for almost 3 months now and honestly have not seen any difference in dark circles, eye bags, puffiness etc. id say my under eyes look exactly the same, in saying that it was a nice moisturizer for under my eyes and certainly feels nice on but i really don't see any change in my under eyes unfortunately
  34. I doubted this so I’m glad I tried it


    I really doubted this product - in fact, most eye serums. Knowing the mixed reviews about whether we need it or not but personally I found my eyes have really responded to this product. They don’t look so lifeless and dull anymore and I don’t look at photos and think how dark and puffy I look anymore and the only thing I’ve changed is adding this product
  35. Great for eyebags


    Love this product especially its price. I like to put this product in my fridge before using it and ive seen some differences in my eyebags
  36. Smooths and hydrates


    When I first used this serum I didn't think I made much of a difference except maybe keep the undereye area hydrated. After running out of the serum I found that the fine lines under my eyes were much more noticeable and I had a lot more texture underneath the eyes. In terms of dark circles I think there was a little reduction but not a lot. Until I find a more effective serum I will be continuing...
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  37. 10/10


    yes! yes! yes! in my genes dark circles and undereye bags travel deep in my family so when I first tried this out it was amazing I've used this product for only 4 weeks and its really working I noticed the gradual change as the days I've used it go by. Would 100% reccomend
  38. Fine eye serum


    It feels refreshing and I enjoy the consistency, however, I did not notice a significant difference in my undereyes.
  39. Not for me


    Unfortunately, I felt that this did very little for me, but perhaps my dark circles are more of a genetic problem. The serum however has a nice texture and is really easy to apply. It is also a simple addition to any existing skincare routine.
  40. An affordable treatment for the under eyes


    The skin under my eyes tends to be quite sensitive but this product did not irritate and it reduced puffiness. It was hard to tell if it reduced darkness, but I think you'll be able to see results with continued and consistent use!
  41. Obsessed


    As a tired Mum, this is a godsend! I keep it in the fridge so it's nice a cold when it use it every morning. Very hydrating and perks me up quickly in the morning!
  42. Pretty good


    I use this day and night, and I haven't noticed a major difference, but it feels refreshing. It's a good basic eye serum.
  43. I look human


    This is a saviour! I always looked so tired with dull, dark skin under my eyes but no more. This almost instantly makes me look more awake & less puffy. I use this everyday before work to make me look human again. It feels a little bit sticky for the first minute or so but soaks in & feels smooth in no time.
  44. Love it!


    I love this product. It makes such a difference refreshing the under eye area.
  45. Very hydrating


    I have horrible dark circles under my eyes! This doesn't get rid of them completely (I don't think anything ever will) but it does make them feels so nice and hyrdated! it gives me a little glow after I apply it and feels so nice on my skin
  46. cheap but useful


    I knew THE ORDINARY already like ages, but this is the first time I really use it. I always stay up until late and have dark cycles I think this is useful.
  47. Like it, but unsure if it's working


    I use this in the morning and like the consistency and feel of it on my skin. Unsure if it's working but will give it a little longer.
  48. Pretty good overall


    This product reduced my dark under eye circles slightly, however not a huge noticeable change. It leaves your eyes feeling more awake straight after application. Overall a pretty good product
  49. slightly reducing undereye colour


    After using the product I have found that it has slightly reduced my under eye colour and brightening my under eye area. Its only a small difference but I have only been using it for a month so my keep improving with use. The product makes my eyes look more awake straight away and less puffy after use
  50. Extra cup of coffee


    Feels lovely going on and I think it does brighten up you're eyes a bit. However, I'm not sold it really has any lasting effect.
  51. Gradual result


    Surprised with the way this product has worked out for me. Initially purchased for quick morning results to attack my puffy eyes, and whilst its not good for instant pep ups, ive noticed the undereye improving over time. For a $12 product im pretty pleased. Perfect dropper / applicator too.
  52. Good Enough!


    I have used everything to improve my undereye situation. I have it all, bags, dark circles, and wrinkles. I've thought I've past the point of no return but when I started using this I did see the slightest bit of improvement to my dark circles and that's probably the most that any product has ever done for them. So I'd say I'm happy with this product.
  53. Doesn't help with dark circles


    I have been using this product for around 4 months. I haven't noticed a change in dark circles around my eyes however, my eyes are not too puffy anymore after using this. It did not cause any irritation around my eyes as well which was something I was concerned about.
    Overall, I wouldn't recommend this if you are looking to reduce your dark circles but it can help with puffy eyes.
  54. Helps, but not dramatically

    A Law

    I find this helps with puffiness from lack of sleep or having a good old cry, but doesn’t do much for dark circles in my experience. Worth having on hand, but probably won’t solve all your eye area concerns.
  55. Really worth it


    I love this product. It makes such a difference refreshing the under eye area and makes bags under my eyes disappear
  56. Works very minimal


    This caffeine solution didn't work too well for me. I have extremely puffy under-eye bags, and after using this for over 2 months, it worked only a very small amount. It is affordable, however, and the packaging is super cute.
  57. probably helps


    I do like using this as it adds moisture and I pair it with an under eye cream. I have fine lines and can have darkness under my eyes, and I'm not sure if it helps with that too much. It does help with puffy eyes, unless it's been an all nighter and I'm exhausted. I repurchase it for its hydration, but sometimes am not sure I see a difference.
  58. Good temporary results


    I have noticed that the product helps slightly reduce the puffiness around my eyes and slightly brighten it. However I have finished the product and have not noticed any improvements with my under eye circles.
  59. Great for under the eye bags


    I’ve been using this everyday for over a month and found a small, but noticeable change in the dark circles under my eyes. Didn’t fix the problem( so many other factors I need to consider to do that) but did improve it :)
  60. Holy Grail


    Here's the deal - I'm in Melbourne lockdown, working from home, have two puppies at home and often deal with insomnia; so most morning I look....the opposite of zoom call ready.
    This solution has been a savior for my newly developed bags and puffiness. I reach for it over my innisfree Green Tea eye cream almost every day now. I also get hayfever and find it helps calms my skin
  61. Good - but not sure if there’s a big difference.


    I only use this occasionally when I’m particularly tired (or hungover) maybe once or twice a week and I don’t notice significant results. Maybe If I were to use it every day there’d be more visible results? It’s nice to use but could probably do without it.
  62. Really enjoying this product!


    This is a really nice product, it really wakes up the eyes and i'm noticing more clarity in my undereye area, would recommend!
  63. good product


    I get really bad dark circles under my eyes and I think this product makes a small difference in how dark they are. It does help to decrease my eye puffiness. It also feels really nice and soothing after application so I will continue to use it
  64. Love it


    I love applying this in the morning to make me look and feel more awake! Reducing puffiness and increasing brightness under my eyes
  65. Minimised my dark circles


    A lot of eye creams are too much for my eye area and cause milia. This is a really nice serum. I apply everything else then pat this in last as I don’t use anything else in the eye area. It’s minimised my dark circles, hasn’t made a huge improvement yet but haven’t been using it for long so I’m sure I’ll see more results!
  66. It works!


    I have been using this undereye solution for a few months. I thought initially it wasn't working for me, but last week I was so busy with work I didn't have time for my usual skincare regimen (which meant that I didn't use it for a day). The next morning, my eyes looked tired and puffy. I use this twice a day and make sure I spend some time rubbing it into my eyebags. I definitely recommend trying...
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  67. not the best, not the worst


    can't say i noticed too much of a difference while using this. i have more dark circles rather than puffiness though, so it may just not be for me!
  68. Didn't notice a difference


    Didn't see any difference using this for months, except for dry skin patches.
  69. Not for me


    I find The Ordinary a bit hit and miss...unfortunately this product dried the skin around my eyes.
  70. Great product


    As a new mum I am often running on little sleep and this product helps my under eyes look more hydrated and less puffy. It hasn’t done much for my dark circles yet (only been using for 6 weeks) however I find that when I use this my under eye makeup goes on really nicely.
  71. Gentle product


    I find this to be quite soothing and gentle under the eyes, although it's hard to tell how effective it is at depuffing.
  72. Not 100% sure yet


    I've been using this for around 3 months, and I've only used a little over 1/2 the bottle. I'm not 100% sure how effective it is. I don't have puffiness but I do have pretty bad dark circles. I think this may have helped a little bit, nothing too noticeable though yet. However for the price, even it only helps a tiny bit it's worth it for me. Will finish the bottle and probably purchase another on...
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  73. Works alright


    I wanted to love this eye serum but after regular use I could see a little difference only to my dark eye area. My expectations were more from this product after watching so many YouTube videos. However I will keep using it to see more.
  74. Not amazing


    I am a tough critic on eye products and this doesn't really do it for me. Didn't see a difference and somewhat dried out the area unless going over with a heavy eye cream after
  75. Good for puffy eyes


    It does the job if you have puffy under eyes in the morning. I often use it in the morning for my under eyes for a few minutes then i would wipe it off as I found it crease with my concealer later on. You still need use an eye cream product if you have a dry skin type. Worth the price.
  76. Truly Amazing


    I apply this all over my face every morning before using the HA serum and it honestly depuffs my face! I love it
  77. Dries my eyes


    I did notice a slight decrease in my dark circles however it is sooooo drying on my eyes, it was making me get fine lines and flakey skin. I might keep using it but with a heavy eye cream after it.
  78. didnt see much of a change


    i have pretty dark circles and didnt see much of a change, it doesnt sit the best under makeup making it kind of greasy
  79. My first ever Ordinary


    This is my first ever Ordinary product!! Been using it for the past two weeks to try to fix my dark circles, but haven't seen any results yet due to bad sleeping schedule. However, there is definitely NO puffiness in the morning even with my hayfever allergies.
    Definitely an interesting package to my usual skin product, so it's a good change of mood.
    Very light texture and it gets abso...
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  80. Good but not great

    Lisa Poppy

    Good solution for first thing in the morning, but I haven't found an overall improvement with my eyes. It goes on really nicely and instantly hydrates the area, it's just that it doesn't have any long term effects.
  81. very good


    My friend recommend it, temporarily eliminated swelling. Pretty good.
  82. Really wanted to love this!


    I've had mixed success with The Ordinary, and I'm afraid this product wasn't well suited to my skin. It irritated my eyes. I'll be switching pack to La Roche Posay for now.
  83. Ok


    Ive been using a couple months now, havent noticed any difference with puffyness.. the textures ok but takes a while to dry and soak into skin
  84. Temporary relief of circles


    Circles go down for the day but only works if constantly applied
  85. Best caffeine solution by far!


    I have used multiple caffeine under eye solutions before, and this one beats the lot by far! I had been looking for a new one since I ran out of my last a few months back. That one left me a little dubious that it even worked, but I love the results I am experiencing with this solution!! I'm so impressed with The Ordinary! So, so impressed!

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  86. Liked it


    Great for reducing puffiness first thing in the morning but have not noticed lasting effects. Moisturise over the top as it gets a bit flaky and dry through the day if you dont.
  87. Surprised

    Regi K.

    Have had people raved about this product. I was first unsure about but after having used, I am absolutely converted! Really see an improvement on my skin.
  88. Not bad


    I have only been using this for a few weeks but have found it to be hydrating. When applying you only need a little bit. It hasn’t caused me any dryness around my eyes. I’m not sure how long it takes to see long term results but my eyes are definitely less puffy!
  89. Noticeable improvement


    I have had alot of people comment on how tired I look lately
  90. Good Value for money


    This works really well. It helps de-puff the eyes and its also hydrating. I have noticed my dark circles going away yet though
  91. It works well


    This product is so affordable and works well for its price. It did help me with my dark circles but can't say anything about its dealing with eye puffiness as I don't have any. Overall its worth a try.
  92. Temporarily Reduce Puffiness

    Jamie B

    Temporarily reduces puffiness, it is a little drying though.
  93. Good value for the price


    I use one drop for my under eye area, it feels nice on the skin but i haven't notice much of a difference.
  94. Lasts ages


    Only a tiny bit is needed for the eyes so this is a good long term investment
    Helped to reduce puffiness in the morning for me
  95. Great at de-puffing


    Great product, definitely reduces eye puffiness almost instantly! very good value for money, a bottle lasts for ages!! I just find that it doesn't sit well under make it. If I want to wear foundation over the top I have to make sure I leave it for at least 20-30mins to make sure it's all soaked in
  96. Not crazy about it


    This has a nice cool feeling when I place it around my eyes but I don't think it's making a difference. I have only been using it for about a month so possibly may change
  97. Goodbye Puffy Eyes!


    I've been on the hunt for the perfect eye product for as long as I can remember. I'd love to find something that not only helps with fine lines/ wrinkles but also with dark under eye circles and puffiness. However the majority of creams out there seem to promise either one or the other, so I decided to give this a try in the hopes it would banish my dark under eye circles and puffiness (the joys o...
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  98. Okay but could also do without it


    I have seen some pleasing results whilst using this with some depuffing under the eyes however it does not seem too effective for long periods of time. Definitely nice when I see some results but I could also do without it in my skincare routine.
  99. No more puff


    I've been using this for 3 months and have noticed a decrease in the puffiness of my eyes. This definitely helps with puffiness but not with dark circles. 1 bottle lasts forever as you only need to use a small amount each day
  100. Nice little pick-me-up


    Works for temporarily making your eyes look more awake by decreasing puffiness. Not targeting issues long term though
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