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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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Fair - 10-12-2018 by

With a quite affordable price . I have dark circle .But I didn't find an obvious effect with using it .I will continue to finish it to see whether it work on me .

Highly recommended - 10-12-2018 by

I have tried a number of products from The Ordinary and have been more than happy. The Buffet is brilliant. It took some time to work out a regime but I have it all sorted now. I have noticed a big difference in my skin. This is a brilliant product.

Disappointed - 08-12-2018 by

I really enjoy all the other The Ordinary products I have tried, so it makes me sad to leave this review. After a month of solid use, I have noticed absolutely no difference. The purple bags under my eyes that I have had for a very long time are still there, still puffy, and still obvious. I'm just glad this product is cheap. It did not work for me at all.

Very appropriate style name - 30-11-2018 by

I've been using this product for quite a while, it was a gift. It lasts for ages as only a little is needed. This is my first time purchasing. I use morning & night & it disappears into skin very quickly & does all that it claims. An eye cream can be used over the top but is not essential

Recommended by a friend - 29-11-2018 by

I started noticing dark circles and puffiness under my eyes and was recommended this eye serum to use and I absolutely love this product! I'm super lazy, low maintenance and really not bothered to use and spend money on serums and eye creams but I now use this eye serum religiously every morning and night without hesitation. I noticed I use less concealer and no longer have the puffy "I didn't sleep" look throughout the day at work! No make up days are also surprisingly pleasant with the use of this caffeine solution as the colour is evened out - for the price there's no loss in giving it a go. I will definitely re purchase and keep it in my skin care routine.

It seems to really work - 29-11-2018 by

I sometimes have baggy eyes and since using this product they have disappeared. I use very little morning and night and I have only been using it for about 3 weeks

Great it really works - 29-11-2018 by

Been using this for 3 weeks and already see results. Use am and pm

Eyes look brighter - 28-11-2018 by

I bought this on the recommendation of a friend. I was a bit skeptical about how effective it was, but one day I was at home without makeup on and decided to test it by applying it to only one eye. There was a noticeable difference! I use this every day, and a little really does go a long way, so the bottle lasts forever! Great value for a great product.

Not a big difference noticed - 28-11-2018 by

The product is not bad have only used it for a short amount of time but do notice a difference in the mornings if i use it the night before. Works better then some eye creams ive used but definitely not the best either.

.... - 23-11-2018 by

I didn’t really notice a difference while using this probably wouldn’t purchase again

Love this product - 22-11-2018 by

I have been using this product for a week and a half and have noticed a big difference in the appearance of the dark circles under my eyes, this product has reduced the dark pigmentation and has brightened the skin under my eye. I layer an eye cream on top of this one and use it twice a day

Affordable but a bit ordinary? - 20-11-2018 by

This review covers the following The Ordinary products:

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 100ml
The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

I was recommended The Ordinary products by a friend who also has dry, sensitive skin prone to redness. I'm male, 50.

When trying new products I try to get all the recommended products within a brand's range to give it a solid go. The first thing about The Ordinary products is trying to workout exactly what was suitable for my skin. Adore Beauty has a guide on its site but I also did a lot of Googling and came up with the list above.

Price is obviously an attraction to this product line. I've been using the products for about a month now & am really struggling to see any benefit particularly as I've experienced things like 'pilling' which I'd never heard of or experienced before using The Ordinary. It's really annoying & the only way around it is to use only one oil based product at a time.

My morning routine is buffet, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid followed by the moisturise & eye gel. Most of these serums are gel based and while they soak in quite well between applications they leave my skin feeling tight so I have to put on my regular other brand moisturiser.

In the evening I omit the niacinamide and put on either the Magnesium or the Vitamin C oil based creams. I then finish with another brand's moisturiser.

Perhaps it's too soon to see any results but I definitely need more moisturising creams than these water based serums. I like The Ordinary moisturiser which absorbs well while still being lightweight. The serums leave my skin shiny which I don't like & they don't calm any razor burn even if applied over my post-shave balm.

I'm still undecided as to whether I'll buy these products again. If I do it will be because of the price & I might regard them as 'fertiliser' nourishment for my skin rather than an everyday routine.

Very drying - 19-11-2018 by

This did a good job of getting rid of puffiness but i found that the skin around my eyes was very dry and fragile and it seemed to enhance the tiny wrinkles I had there, even with moisturising after. Didn't work for me :(

Liquid Gold - 19-11-2018 by

I am back buying my second bottle of this beauty. It is affordable liquid gold!

I have found since using this twice a day (a little goes a long way!) not only do my eyes look less tired and puffy but my eyelashes are looking thicker and my eyebrows seem fuller.

I use one drop to do both my eyes and the bottle has lasted 2 months even after I dropped it and spilt some.

I will be buying this as a gift to any new mums I know for sure

AMAZING product!! - 19-11-2018 by

I constantly look tired and have bags underneath my eyes, this product has reduced the dark raccoon circles and made me look like I’ve had a great night sleep! I will never stop using this beautiful product!

I use this when I feel like there is more puffines than usual. - 16-11-2018 by

I switch between 2 different eye treatment every other day but I use this one when I can feel that there is more puffiness. No significant difference in my opinion but it does make my under eye bag feel less puffy.

Still waiting to see results - 16-11-2018 by

I couldn't say that I've noticed any visible effects on my dark circles after using this product but maybe it's too early to tell. I also don't love the tight sensation and tingling feeling it leaves around my eyes on application. I Will keep using it since I've bought it but probably won't repurchase it unless I suddenly notice a difference

Good for dark under eyes - 16-11-2018 by

I have really dark circles under my eyes and I felt like it was really affecting my appearance (especially since no one's dark circles were as dark as mine). This definitely does decrease the pigmentation part of my under-eyes (although after a few days use) but I haven't really seen a difference in the puffiness of my eyes, which wasn't really a problem for me to begin with so maybe thats why there has been no difference. All in all, for those with bad, dark, raccoon-like undereyes, for the price of the product I think you are getting a product with good value.

Cheap and works - 13-11-2018 by

Absorbs nicely into the skin and is really light to wear. Give it some time to work

Good values - 13-11-2018 by

For this price, it is really cheap for skin care products that ive purchased.
i cant tell atm if it reduce my eyes circle but the puffiness is a little in the next day.

So good for puffy eyes! - 12-11-2018 by

I have really puffy eyes in the morning or after naps which can last for hours!! I naturally have really big eyes but after sleep eyes take on a whole another appearance and I’m so self conscious of their puffiness! Surprisingly this solution actually reduces my puffiness!! It provides an intial cooling on my eyes and gets rid of puffiness 10 x the speed! Very happy and pleased!

Look awake - 12-11-2018 by

Improves puffiness and dark circles. Use under an eye cream.

Still woke up with Panda eyes, Dissapointed - 06-11-2018 by

Makes no difference. woke up the next morning and still have dark circles under eyes. I dont get puffy eyes and bought this with expectation that it would brightened or lightened my dark circles. Nothing happened overnight.. will keep using to see ..maybe too early to tell. I thought result would be instant like other more expensive eye serum for dark circles. so i was a little dissapointed.

Very effective - 05-11-2018 by

I love this product. It works wonders on puffy tired eyes almost instantly. would recommend and in fact have recommended. Will always repurchase.

Great product - 02-11-2018 by

I really like this, feel that it helps my under eye area but actually I also use this as a spot treatment cause of the green tea! Trust me it works. I read about it on a blog and didn't think it would actually work, but because it's cheap I bought it anyway and I'm glad I did, it does! Love that it serves 2 purposes

really good - 31-10-2018 by

i have really puffy under eyes and this works a treat!

Really works! - 30-10-2018 by

It is ridiculous how cheap this product is, but I love it! It really does make a difference with puffiness and dark circles under the eyes, especially after a busy night with the kids! No irritation on my sensitive skin either.

Good product - 29-10-2018 by

I use this both morning and night and I really do notice a difference.
I don’t really get bag under my eyes or really ever look sleepy, but this stuff definitely helps with my fine lines!

It actually works! - 29-10-2018 by

I used to (!!) have dark circles under my eyes that I was really self-conscious about, but since starting this treatment only 2 weeks ago I have already noticed a difference! My dark circles aren't completely gone but they have definitely reduced significantly for such a short time frame. Puffiness is also reduced noticeably. I didn't expect results overnight, but am pleasantly surprised to see them after a relatively short period of use and am excited to see what happens with longer use. I use just a drop for both eyes day and night. I've tried various creams and serums that all failed miserable - so glad I've found this product!

Good eye serum - 26-10-2018 by

Have def noticed a difference in my under eye area since using this product. A little goes a long way so just use sparingly. I find it works for me at night time.

NOT BAD - 26-10-2018 by

This is okay, but I need to put a cream on top to feel hydrated.

A new staple in my routine - 24-10-2018 by

I've been using The Ordinary Caffeine Solution for at least a few months now and it has become a staple in my skincare routine. I find it helps with puffiness in the morning and if I use it at night as well, the puffiness seems to be less when I wake up. A little goes a long way - I use one drop for both eyes. It sinks in well and I have had no problem using it under makeup.

Good, but not great - 24-10-2018 by

After using this morning and night, I can definitely say it works to reduce the puffiness in my eye area - but I wouldn't say I've seen any changes with the discolouration. I have found that if you use too much of this and don't massage it in well enough, it will ball up when applying makeup over the top, so be mindful that a little goes a long way. In terms of the product itself, I find this to be really pleasant to apply - it absorbs quickly and feels light on the skin. The bottle is also huge and lasts you forever. I'm not sure if I'd repurchase, as while the product is good, I don't think it's a standout or must have.

Quickly absorbed and proven product - 23-10-2018 by

This product has proven it does what is promoted as qualities specified. It is especially great when I have to go to work after short sleep (work shifts - late finish, early start therefore only about 3 hours sleep). This product quickly improves my eye contour, reducing the appearance of lack of sleep giving a non greasy base around eyes without the need for extra moisturiser and ability to quickly apply make-up such as primer and eye shadow and contour - although still tired from lack of sleep, looks like I am well rested and ready for a new day, highly recommended

underwhelming - 23-10-2018 by

There are lots of amazing reviews about the ordinary in general, including this eye serum. I bought it with high expectations, so maybe that's why it let me down. Honestly, I don't think this did much for my undereyes at all, in terms of reducing puffiness or darkness. I used the entire bottle (aka its been months) and applied it twice a day, and it wasn't bad, but it just didn't seem to do anything.

Really helps my puffy eyes - 22-10-2018 by

I can see the results even I only used it once. I have already recommended this product to my best friend who has same puffy eyes as I did lol

Great value - 22-10-2018 by

This is a great serum, especially for the price. It has helped reduce the puffiness under my eyes. The dark circles are still there but easily covered. If you are looking for a starter product to build your routine or add to an existing one, you can’t go wrong.

Highly recommend - 22-10-2018 by

I love this serum so much, after I used it I saw a massive difference in the bags under my eyes. Under my eyes used to be dark, dull and puffy and this serum has worked wonders. I loved it so much I bought one for one of my friends.

Life changing - 19-10-2018 by

I have always had huge bags under my eyes, and this product is slowly but surely getting rid of the discolouration and bags! It works like nothing else has!

Great for puffy eyes - 19-10-2018 by

I am one of those people who is generally sceptical about eye products, so I was pleasantly surprised by this! It makes a huge difference to puffiness, and a small but noticeable improvement to dark circles. It's not going to wipe away 15 years, but it has been a good addition to my The Ordinary regimen.

great product - 18-10-2018 by

great product and cheap price, not sticky not too oily, comfortable around the eyes.

Okay - 18-10-2018 by

I adore The Ordinary. Just about my whole skincare routine consists of their products. However, this doesn't really compare to their other products. On the plus side, I like it because it is light to apply, it isn't oily, and it reduces puffiness. However, it doesn't do anything for my dark circles, which is really what I bought it for. While I'll finish the bottle I have, I won't buy it again. I'll continue my search for a miracle dark-circle cream, but sadly this just isn't it for me!

Nothing special - 18-10-2018 by

I guess it helped a bit with puffiness, but I don't think it made a meaningful difference. It also was a tiny bit drying. Either way, I doubt I'll repurchase.

good value item - 18-10-2018 by

good price and good item

Works fast - 18-10-2018 by

I knew that this product would work (from reviews from friends) but I was surprised at how quickly I saw results. I saw results within 2-3 days. My eyes weren't as puffy or red which makes a huge difference as a Mum of a newborn!

Not effective for me but don't rule it out for yourself - 18-10-2018 by

I have quite severe dark circles and some transient puffiness around the eyes, the latter due to sinus congestion, I think.
I've tried a lot of different things for the dark circles. The serums I use over my face and eye area, which include things like peptides, retinoid, niacinamide, alpha arbutin and MAP, have been the most effective. Over the course of years, they seem to have faded the pigmentation a *little* bit and seem to have 'shrunk' that dark area by a fraction. But it's a very, very subtle improvement and I don't really expect any topical product is going to make them disappear or anything. Maybe cosmetic fillers could help it but I'm comfortable using a corrector so I won't be going down that path.
I got a couple of bottles of the caffeine solution to see if that would make any difference. I committed to using it until both bottles were finished. I even went so far as to take photos before and after to see if there was any change.
I can say conclusively that the caffeine solution did nothing for me. There was no difference in terms of my dark circles. And, in terms of how it felt on the skin, I didn't think feel that it was moisturising; it wasn't drying either - it just wasn't anything.

But that doesn't mean the serum is bad. Topical application of caffeine has been shown to cause vascular constriction - so it really just depends on the cause of your dark circles. If what you're seeing under your eyes is primarily the blood vessels close to the surface of the skin, the serum would probably be helpful. If it's hyper-pigmentation, probably not. So, my recommendation is to try it for yourself and see what happens. (That's why i gave it three stars rather than one.)

After doing that experiment, I actually found a solution to the puffiness that I thought I'd share. I've found that a massage with the Foreo Iris device completely clears it...completely. I originally thought it was a gimmick but now using it morning and night makes for probably the two more satisfying parts of my day. It's a nifty, nifty thing. If you need drainage around the eye, I recommend it (use with a lot of moisturiser to avoid tugging).

really good! - 18-10-2018 by

I have really puffy skin around my eyes and this all but gets rid of it!

Not worth the wasted 12 - 17-10-2018 by

Heard the best things about this product,
Couldn't wait to get some, had to wait for weeks before it was stocked again
turned out to be a total dud

Love it - 17-10-2018 by

I have started using this product and have loved the results so far! I have always (genetically) had bags under my eyes but since working in a high pressure job and losing quality of sleep, my bags has worsened. I noticed a difference in puffiness only after a few days use. Very impressed. Don't need to use much product at all!

Great product - 17-10-2018 by

Noticible difference, a little goes a long way. A cheap little bottle that will last for ages

Good depuffer - 16-10-2018 by

I quite like this one. It depuffs but doesn’t do a thing for dark circles. It’s thin and watery but not sticky, and absorbs fast. No issues with pilling or interactions where it intersects with face serums.

I’m prone to puff and circles and don’t expect anything to work on the latter.

Will continue buying.

It’s a no from me - 16-10-2018 by

I’m a huge fan of The Ordinary products, but this one was a miss I’m afraid. I was hoping it would help with dark circles and a bit of puffiness but I found it did nothing (even after persisting through the whole bottle). At the price point I felt there was no harm in giving it a go, but I’ve since moved on to other eye treatments that I’ve actually seen results with.

Great for puffiness and dry shallow eyes. The darkness I am yet to see an improvement. - 15-10-2018 by

Great for puffiness and dry shallow eyes. The darkness I am yet to see an improvement. I am only a few days in but can see I’m going up love it for my shallow dry eyes. I would have loved to see the darkness improve. I’m using in conjunction with 3 other ordinary products and have been blown away.. I was hoping for the same with this. I may need to see if there is something more suited to my eyes but still love it.

Works Well for Puffiness - 15-10-2018 by

Doesn't brighten the eye contour area but definitely has a cooling effect for morning puffiness - easy to apply whenever but the edges of the rims get a bit 'crusty'.

Pretty good - 04-10-2018 by

I went through two bottles of this and it worked for general puffiness. I'm not sure if it worked for dark circles which were my main concern. However, for the price point, it's a pretty good product. Just a bit so so for me.

Works for puffiness - 02-10-2018 by

This definitely works for eyelid puffiness, really good for me in the mornings! Not as convinced it works for under eyelid dark circles though, we have yet to see!

Loveeee - 02-10-2018 by

I really enjoy this product! the bags under my eyes just soak this right up! I've seen some small lifts in the last few days and will defs continue to use. I really do enjoy this range of skincare from ordinary. very impressed

Noticeable difference - 02-10-2018 by

I'm a shift worker, so always have some level of bags under my eyes. I started using this product while I was on night shifts and saw a difference after a couple of days. I will purchase this product again when mine runs out!

Good for now - 01-10-2018 by

Think i want to use the full bottle to see the long term impact, but in the short term, a little bit of the product is all you need per application and very moisturising for the eye area.

holy grail - 01-10-2018 by

noticeable effect!! my friend said my eyes look less puffy and the double eyelid showing up more after 1 usage. However, one thing is, once you stop using, the eyes go back to the normal. Considering the price, it is definitely worth trying!

cannot see effects, but may take time - 26-09-2018 by

I have used it for about two weeks, but cannot see any visible effects on my dark circle. Still need to use an eye cream after it otherwise the eye circle will get too dry. I think you can give it a try.

Simple to use, Noticeable results - 25-09-2018 by

I purchased this product with the hopes that it would help ease the shadows under my eyes, which are particularly obvious due to my pale skin. I was immediately pleased with how light it felt on my skin and how quickly it absorbed, and it sat nicely both under makeup and under my normal moisturiser on no make-up days. After using it day and night for a few days, I started to notice dramatic reductions in the tender puffiness under my eyes, and within a few weeks, the shadows were gone too! I highly recommend this as an easy, effective way to reduce under eye shadows and puffiness, because as another added plus, this lasts ages and is super affordable!

It helps on sleep-deprived days - 25-09-2018 by

I have dark under-eye hollows that appear as dark shadows and they've bothered me all my life. Decided to give caffeine a try and it's okay if you're tired and a little puffy, but if you use it in the morning, its effects don't last the whole day. Unfortunately, it doesn't help with my natural darkness and hollow, but I have yet found anything that will help. (I'm assuming the only treatment that will be helpful it more invasive.) Might not be worth the try if you're looking for a dramatic change!

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!!

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