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The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG 30ml

3.9 of 455 reviews


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Eye Concern:

  • Dark Circles
  • Puffiness

Skin Concern:

  • First signs of ageing

Skin Type:

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

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3.9 of 455 reviews

71% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive



I actually only bought this on a whim, because I’ve seen and heard so many positive reviews. I’m 28, and always had very dark under eye circles. I’m super pale and even had dark under eye circles in my teens. I never cared about it, and thought any product meant to help diminish dark circles was nothing but bs so I never tried anything for it. But hours after using it for the first time, I actually noticed my under eyes looked a bit better than usual. The dark under eye circles are still there, but far less prominent than usual.

Most Helpful Criticism

does it actually do anything?


does this product do anything? I have been using it for a few weeks and I am not seeing any difference. Maybe my dark circles arent bad enough for me to see a difference? Maybe I need to use it longer to see a difference? Not even sure that a product can help with dark circles anyway. Sceptical on this one.
  1. Amazing price!


    I have been using this for the past 2 weeks, it has honestly taken the puffiness under my eyes away.
    I feel I can see a slight change in the dark bags too.
    Can apply makeup straight over this, you would never know.
    Loving this product. And the price!!
  2. does it actually do anything?


    does this product do anything? I have been using it for a few weeks and I am not seeing any difference. Maybe my dark circles arent bad enough for me to see a difference? Maybe I need to use it longer to see a difference? Not even sure that a product can help with dark circles anyway. Sceptical on this one.
  3. Amazing!


    I actually only bought this on a whim, because I’ve seen and heard so many positive reviews. I’m 28, and always had very dark under eye circles. I’m super pale and even had dark under eye circles in my teens. I never cared about it, and thought any product meant to help diminish dark circles was nothing but bs so I never tried anything for it. But hours after using it for the first time, I actually noticed my under eyes looked a bit better than usual. The dark under eye circles are still there, but far less prominent than usual.
  4. Not a fan


    This ones not for me. Didn’t notice any reduction in under eye puffiness on the days I have used it.
  5. Quite effective.


    I am 60+ years old and had quite bad bags developing under my eyes so though I would try this though I had no great hopes of it working. However I do think it has reduced the bags under my eyes significantly. I don't have dark circles so can't comment on that. Just be careful not to get it in your eyes as it stings like mad - which makes me think there is definitely something active in it. The low price makes it even more attractive.
  6. Pretty good, consistency is key


    This isn't a product where you use it once and it solves all your problems. I'm not sure why I thought that it would, but it does take a few weeks to see results. It is worth the wait I promise but don't have high expectations if you're not also prepared to drink more water, fruit and veg., less coffee and alcohol.

    I think if I drank less coffee and slept a bit better, I would see better and more lasting results with this product between uses, but if you're only going to rely on this product and not adjust any of your naughty habits you are definitely going to be spending a lot of time waiting and wondering why this product isn't working as well as it does for others.
  7. Amazing results


    I love how extraordinary this product is and would highly recommend it for dark circles under the eyes
  8. Dark circles be gone!


    I use it every morning and night before my skin care regime. And it works so well for me. Love the price point of the ordinary. I've had it for roughly 5 months so far, and I'm only half way through the bottle!
  9. Unsure if it works, but want to keep trying!


    I've used this product for about 2-3 weeks now and am unsure if it is working for me, but integrating this into my skincare routine is nice.
  10. Brilliant


    I’ve got deep eye sockets which give me dark circles. This has been the only product I’ve found that helps brighten my eye sockets. Love it!
  11. unsure


    I have had this product a week or so and am unsure if it is helping me, my eye might be a little less puffy when i wake up in the morning but i haven’t bwwn using it long enough to know if it’s made a hide difference
  12. Nice price; ok product.


    The price of this product is great. Love having an oil to put around my eyes. Definitely less puffiness around my tired eyes but other than that not much difference. Also wish the moisture lasted longer.
  13. My dark circles are reduced


    I purchased a bottle of this serum back in May. I am nearing the end of it now, so it has lasted quite a long time! I have found that the dark circles under my eyes have reduced with regular use. I also apply a small amount of serum to my upper eyelids and have noticed a reduction in the puffiness of this area, especially when I am tired.
  14. Love this product


    I love this product! Even after just over a week of use I can already tell my puffy eyes are getting better, and they dont leave any residue under my eyes. I can put makeup on overtop and doesnt leave my eyes shiny or oily.
  15. Great for morning


    Eyes are much less puffy and Dark know circles reduced dramatically, feel so tight and fine line are a lot less visable
  16. Puffiness sorted!


    I didn't have much hope for such a reasonably priced product but it really surprised me. It has definitely helped with the puffiness. Not so much with the dark circles but they are considerably less noticeable without being combined with the puffiness anyway. This tired mumma is looking a little less tired these days!
  17. Nice product


    Just started using this product, I can definitely see a reduction in puffiness around my eyes and an improvement to fine lines. Easy to apply and feels nice and supple on the skin. Will continue to buy.
  18. Didn’t work for me


    Unfortunately did nothing for my eyes and I gave it to my boyfriend. Disappointing product!
  19. Good


    I have seen my undereye brightened with the use of this product. I didn't have very dark undereyes to begin with but this helped a lot and I don't wear concealer on most days as a result.
  20. Definitely see results

    Angela Kay

    With continued use, I’m definitely seeing results
  21. It works


    I use this at night and never wake up with bags under my eyes. I make sure to mash it off the morning before applying mascara because it’s a bit oily. And product in The Ordinary range that’s great value for money and lasts ages
  22. Great value


    Great value for money it definitely goes a long way and the bottle will last me a long time, I like the way it feels it's light weight and not sticky , under my eyes are less tired looking and does brighten up those dark bits I would buy it again and makes a great gift
  23. Unsure


    I'm not sure how long this should take to show results but I didn't see any. I'm just not sure about this product. I love the brand for the cheap price point but I didn't notice much of a difference using it on my skin.
  24. Game changer


    I've seen great results in using this product. Having been genetically unblessed with hollowness and darkness under the eye, I've tried so many different eye treatments including fillers in an effort to minimise the look. This product has helped reduce the puffiness and in conjunction with the matrixyl serum, I've seen a reduction in the hollowness under and around the eye area.
  25. No noticeable results


    This product lasts a long time so it’s very good value for money. However I have not seen a noticeable change in the dark circles under my eyes.
  26. Energise


    Lessen puffiness and makes me look a week bit energise
  27. Great product, however need a bit extra


    I have dry and sensitive skin, with a natural dark circle under the eye. This product is great at waking me up and brightening a little. However, I feel as though I then have to use a cream afterwards, particularly in the pm, as this product does not moisturize under the eye enough for me
  28. Inexpensive and effective


    Have purchased this to use in conjunction with other products from The Ordinary. It isn't a miracle cure but it certainly does tighten and brighten with continued use.
  29. Doesn't do much for me!


    I was excited to try this but it really doesn't do much for me. I didn't notice any depuffing or darkness being faded. Although if it works for you, it is quite a generous size for eye cream!
  30. Brightened my dark circles


    Brightened my dark circles and any dark spots on my face. I’m so happy with the results
  31. Great eye opener for a tired Mama


    I am often sleep deprived with puffy under eye bags but this stuff is amazing at de puffing and making me look more awake and great value
  32. Feel more alert and awake when using this


    Doesn’t necessarily help with puffiness but does help in he mornings to make me feel more alert and awake
  33. Not good


    I gave this a really great go but it didn’t do anything. I didn’t see any difference at all, and it felt quite dry. Damn :(
  34. Brightens under eyes really well


    I apply it to my eyelids and under eyes and has brightened and tightened them
  35. Coffee for my eye


    Applied twice a day is like coffee to my eyes. taking away puffiness....
  36. I was expecting more


    My eyes in the morning are very puffy and normally the colour or my eyelids are brown-ish so I wanted to give this a go because of the reviews and the price. Unfortunately it is not what I was expecting, I have been using it almost 2 weeks and it has not improve at all... Not sure if I recommend it
  37. On the fence


    Tried covering dark under eye circles for a while with multiple brands some of them that my skin reacted to and stung my eyes. Not sure if my dark circles are actually salvageable but this product didn't sting, didn't flake when i put make up over it and didn't worsen my darkness. So it didn't make things worse but not sure if it dramatically made things better.
  38. Unsure


    I have been using this for a couple of months, and I don’t think it has made any difference at all to puffiness and circles under my eyes. However, what I do like about it is the price and the texture. You only need the tiniest amount - even one drop is a bit too much for me and I end up wasting it.
  39. Lasts a long time and hydrates


    This product will last you easily 6 months plus! You only need a tiny amount under the eyes so this is a work horse product.
    Initially on application the skin can feel a little tight but give it 10 or so minutes and it will soften. This product does reduce under eye puffiness for me but I am yet to see an improvement in fine lines (I am 33).
  40. Great for the boys!


    I bought this for a male friend at work as he was complaining about the bags under his eyes. I could see the improvement on him after just 1 use!
  41. Great stuff!


    I get really puffy under eye bags, so wanted to find something that was affordable and worked. I ended up giving this a go and it’s amazing! I see a difference almost instantly. It’s so nice to not look so tired every day! I feel so much more bright eyed when I use this.
  42. Great for puffy eyes!


    I must say this is a great solution for puffy eyes at a cheap price! It has definitely made a difference in the puffiness of my under eye area, and sits nicely under makeup. I apply in the mornings and use a heavier eye cream at night. Definitely recommend if your looking for a light weight eye solution at a great price.
  43. Great product for the price


    Has made a noticeable difference after a few weeks of use, I have been keeping in the fridge and find its soothing and reduces puffiness almost instantly.
  44. Effective-less


    This product doesn’t seem to have made any difference to my skin. A single drop from the dispenser seems to be too much product for one application. I end up having to rub the remainder into the back of my hands or wash off. Puffy eyes don’t diminish in the same way that other products I have used do. The effectiveness is effective-less.
  45. No results


    I enjoyed the texture of this solution but it just didn’t seem to have any effect on my under eyes. It was not cooling, moisturizing, or brightening so it’s a bit underwhelming as an eye treatment.
  46. Love this!


    Takes the puffiness from my eyes, is easy to incorporate into am or pm routine, great price & only need a drop - what’s not to love?!
  47. Early days - but I can already see the difference


    I bought this to calm puffiness in my eyes and it works wonders. I’ve only been using of an evening every second night and I can already notice the difference - does make my skin feel a little tacky - but worth it.
  48. unsure if it made a difference


    Not sure if this actually made a difference but for the price it is definately worth a shot. it feels nice when you apply it and only need a little bit. may have possibly reduced my bags. love most of the ordinary products.
  49. Great for rejuvenating tired eyes


    I’ve loved using this product as a new mum with extremely tired eyes (hello bags!). It’s one of the most effective eye serum so have ever used and definitely works to reduce puffiness and dark circles. I’ve been using for a few months now and can really see a difference.
  50. More potent than youd expect


    Maybe its just the nature of caffeine, or maybe this product is really potent, or maybe my eye area is more sensitive than other people... but i got little white bumps around my eyes where i used this product within a matter of days. Either way, this product still does what it claims!
  51. Nice cheap eye serum


    I don’t think unnoticed any actual difference after using this however it definitely has a nice cooling effect and feels like it tightens the under eye area. I haven’t repurchased just cos I like to try different brands but it’s definitely amazing for the price!
  52. will continue to use this.


    I bought this as it says it will work for eye puffiness and pigmentation. It spreads very well so you just need 1 or 2 drops to apply all over eye area. I have been using this for over a week but am not sure about the results yet... that's why only 3 stars. I will keep using to see if I see the results. Overall I love the ordinary products.
  53. Good start


    I'm not sure if it has visually made a difference to my under-eye area, but it physically feels like it does when I use it. I keep it in the fridge, so the cool serum feels like it perks up the area after use. Will see with time if it makes a difference visually.
  54. For $12 why not?


    Sooo cheap and can actually see somewhat results. Definitely look more awake when applying this of a morning!
  55. Eye serum


    Light serum for under the eyes, although personally I haven't seen large improvements in my dark undereye area. Perhaps a slight improvement after using for a month or so. Cheap eye cream alternative though! Good value
  56. Not the right candidate


    I am probably not the right person to be testing this as I am lucky enough to not have puffiness, dark circles or lines in my eye area. However, this ended up irritating my skin and drying it out, which is the total opposite of what you want, I do have incredibly oily skin so I would be careful with using this one for the drier skin types unless you are layering over a heavy night eye cream.
  57. Lovely Light & Depuffing Eye Gel


    I really wanted an eye product for my routine, and this does not disappoint. It is really effective in depuffing my eye area, and for light hydration in the area.

    I am a teenager and do not need a strong, heavy-duty anti-aging eye product just yet, so this really does the trick.

    The applicator is a dropper, which I really appreciate as it is a really hygienic way to use it. You also only need a tiny bit for each use so the bottle will last you ages.

    Highly recommend and will definitely repurchase.
  58. Ok serum


    I have been using using this serum for 2 months now; haven’t see any changes yet. Slightly reduce the puffed eyes in morning. Very cheap for the price.
  59. Great for puffiness


    This is a great, cheap eye serum, it is hydrating and feels nice, but hasn't completely blown me away. I still have fine lines but unsure if I would purchase once it runs out


    I purchased the eye serum for my husband last week and I can already see a difference around his eye area. Looking less fatigued and much clearer!
  61. didnt see any difference


    didnt see any difference after using. not sure if i will keep it
  62. Lovely


    I purchased this to get my dark circles under control. They were really noticeable and very difficult to mask with concealer. The results have been incredible. It takes time to see the difference, but it does work.
  63. Not recommended for sensitive eyes


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


    I use this in the morning to de-puff around my eyes and I definitely feel it tighten up within about 15 minutes. It is something I layer under the rest of my skincare. Worth a try!
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