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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
  • Vegan
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free

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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

4.1 of 845 reviews

74% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

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

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. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Temporarily Reduce Puffiness

    Jamie B

    Temporarily reduces puffiness, it is a little drying though.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Not crazy about it


    verified purchaser
    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
  8. 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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  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. Nice little pick-me-up


    Works for temporarily making your eyes look more awake by decreasing puffiness. Not targeting issues long term though
  12. Didn't notice any difference


    Been using this product for weeks but didn't notice any difference...
  13. Great for Puffiness


    This works so well in hydrating around the eye area but also with Puffiness – Also can’t fault the pricing of this
  14. Smooths fine lines


    After years of staying up late and developing darker under eyes, I looked to this product to see whether it could potentially lighten them somewhat. Personally after finishing the bottle, I didn't see much difference in in my dark circles but I did find that it smoothened the fine lines within this area noticeably.
  15. unexpected surprise


    I accidentally ended up using this product, I'm 56 and was looking for something to help with the wrinkles around my eyes. The very expensive product i was going to buy at $99 was out of stock so the assistant suggested this and at such a low price i didn't hesitate. After a few weeks much to my surprise not only had it helped with my wrinkles but a lump/scar on the inner aspect of my eye has virt...
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  16. Lightens undereyes temporarily


    Definitely a difference but the effect is only temporary
  17. a little goes a long way


    I have been looking for an affordable and effective eye cream/serum for awhile and have been left disappointed in the past with products that make big promises but give very little bang for buck.
    I tried the caffeine solution 5% +EGCG as I've been using The Ordinary products for awhile now and have never been disappointed with the results. You only need a drop per eye as a little goes a lo...
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  18. Waking up with Puffy Eyes


    Some mornings I wake up with puffy eyes after having too much sodium in my diet and not enough water or having a rough night's sleep or I had a sob session because of Netflix. So I thought I'd give the caffeine solution a crack and I do feel a difference in the skin around my eyes, it feels less rigid from the puffiness after some time, and the swelling does go down but not immediately but over 20...
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  19. No difference


    Eye creams are so tricky - I really didn't notice a difference with using this. Having caffeine I thought it would lighten my dark circles and depuff but I didn't notice any change. Would not repurchase
  20. No difference


    I’m a big fan of the ordinary a products however not a super fan of this. Not only did I not notice a difference I had a reaction and flared up my eczema. But disappointed but gave it to my mum who seems to like it so far!
  21. It does what I expect


    I have been using the Caffeine Solution for over 2 months now. Only in the morning. I noticed a improvement in the color of my dark circles. It seems to me that it is also better for puffiness around the eyes...it is difficult to say to be honest. It’s not greasy and it’s absorbed very quickly. So it allows me to add, above, another product for moisture and fine lines.
    Anyway, given the pric...
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  22. Get rid off tired eyes


    Amazing product. Gets rid of my dark puffy eyes in the morning. Highly recommend. Feels gentle and soft on skin.
  23. Helps with puffiness.


    Really like this product for using around the eyes!! Noticeable reduces puffiness and is very soothing.
  24. Not a miracle product but works!!


    Definitely has helped with undereye puffiness, but hasn't really changed my dark circles at all.
  25. easy to use


    cheap but good quality. little dry but could combine with other eye cream.
  26. good alternative to expensive products


    I personally didn't notice a massive difference beyond slightly less puffy eyes but its a good price and a good budget option to the more expensive eye products
  27. Helps with puffy eyes


    This product was really moisturising for the eye area and it made them alot less puffy almost instantly after using but I havent seen much of a difference in my dark circles, nevertheless its still a great pick me up if your eyes look swollen or dull
  28. Amazing


    Helps with my puffy eyes and also hydrates the area well. A little goes a long way. Incredible value.
  29. Dark circle problems :(


    Okay so I have this massive dark circle problems and buying this product, I didn't expect much to happen. I used this normally morning and night, I can see my dark circle slowly fading away!
  30. easy to use


    cheap but good quality. little dry but could combine with other eye cream.
  31. Perfect for puffy eyes!


    I usually get very few hours of sleep and am always left with bags under my eyes which are often incredibly puffy. I purchased this product in the hope to fix this and after 4 days of using morning and night, they are pretty much non-existent, which I am extremely pleased about!
  32. Dark eyes


    This product is nice however I didn't notice any significant differences in my skin but my dark under eyes are genetic so I can't fault the product for that, might be more effective for someone who doesn't have genetically dark under eyes
  33. It works


    The caffeine eye solution is wonderful! Visible results within a couple of days (I only applied once a day, just before bed), a little goes a long way - Stings like a B if you get it in your eye so dont use an excessive amount.
  34. Neutral


    Perhaps I am completing my morning routine too quickly to see a result, but I don’t feel that this does a great deal of depuffing. I don’t have dark circles so can’t comment. No irritation, thin formulation
  35. Bright eyes


    Using the caffeine solution under my eyes morning and night after cleansing has left my eyes feeling fuller, less puffy and has even softened some of my fine lines
  36. Love it !!


    So amazing for under eye/general puffiness - noticeable results!
  37. caffeine eye serum


    not sure about this one. I like that it helped cool my under eye area in the morning, but it wasn't rich and hydrating like a cream. If you like lightweight serums for your under eye area, you'll like this.
  38. good i think


    The product goes on nicely but it's hard to tell (like other reviewers have mentioned) what effect this has had.
  39. Don't expect more effect.


    Without the effect of removing wrinkles, it can only moisturize and slightly slow down the dark circles under the eyes. I'm in my twenties but I'm starting to have wrinkles around my eyes. I need better anti-wrinkle eye cream.
    But in the price still has 30ml, you can't expect too much.
  40. Great for puffiness!!


    Hasn't really helped with under eye pigmentation, but definitely does help with morning puffiness :)
  41. Prevents dark circles from getting darker


    I have the kind of dark circles which i learned are just shadows from the hollowness of my face shape. So while this product cannot correct that, I have been using it for several years and it is effective in preventing the kind of darkness that is caused by pigmentation of the skin as well as fine lines and ageing. Especially waking up without getting a lot of sleep, this product helps in avoiding...
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  42. Caused an allergic reaction a few months in


    So I was really happy with the brand, their ethos, the packaging, the price! Everything really. Initially, that is. I purchased this about a year ago and when I first started ed using it, it was fantastic. In fact it’s been the only products so far to have such fast immediate results. FYI I have very fair skin and very obvious dark puffy under eye circles (genetics - so there’s not much that can b...
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  43. Brightening


    Definitely brightens made me feel more awake in the morning. Doesn't do much for colour but good for depuffing and waking you up
  44. really does work


    This product does what it says it does and helps to remove dark circles. The only downfall is this product did not work as quickly as I would have expected and took a while to see results. For someone with sensitive skin, it did not cause irritation or redness. Would recommend given its effectiveness and price point.
  45. Caffeine eye serum


    I've been using this for quite a while and have very puffy under eye bags. I don't think this does an awful lot until I stop using it and the bags are worse. Wish it was a big more effective for them though.
  46. Amazing for dark circle


    This product can improve the puffiness and dark circles of eyes. It needs to be used together with eye cream. I like it very much.
  47. Feels good for tired eyes


    This product does feel nice on tired eyes but I can’t quite get my head around using a serum on eyes instead on an eye cream. I use this for bags under my eyes, not as a wrinkle cream. I feel like it does ‘wake them up’ but I don’t use this everyday
  48. A coffee for your eyes


    Literally a coffee for your eyes. The bags are reduced and so are the dark circles. Best.
  49. Not Sure??


    I wanted to get into using this product, but have never been an eye cream person. So used to just applying my normal products all over my face, always have. Tried to get into the habit of applying this morning and night but within a few weeks the bottle lid had gone all crusty and yuck with product. Ended up just throwing it out. I am sure if you are consistent it would work but I cant seem to cha...
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  50. Amazing for puffy under eyes!


    I now use this product every morning. It's lovely and cool on tired puffy eyes which helps refresh and the difference in under eye puffiness is definitely noticeable. Another product added to the permanent list!
  51. This works for me!


    Feels really nice, and seems to tighten the skin up. I use this twice a day and my eye bags have significantly reduced in 2 weeks. Love it, would purchase again
  52. Feels refreshing on puffy morning eyes - like a coffee for your skin!


    Feels lovely and refreshing on puffy, morning eyes. I use this for skin prep only because it leaves a whitish film on my skin. I may repurchase again as it is so affordable, however, I do not feel like I reach for this product regularly.
  53. AMAZING!!!


    One of my favourite The Ordinary products. I apply this AM and PM and have noticed a big difference in the reduction of the purpley-blue colour I experience under my eyes. I only use one drop and apply with my pinkies, so a little definitely goes a long way.
  54. Refreshing


    Feels super refreshing for mornings my eyes are in a need of a little pick me up! Haven’t seen much change in my under eye bags though
  55. Eyebags be gone!


    Great product!
    As with all The Ordinary products, this Caffeine Solution delivers its promise.
    If you struggle with dark circles or especially with puffy eye bags then this is fantastic!
    Visibly noticable difference in days I've found. Just a couple drops in the morning or before bed during your skincare routine really makes a difference!
    I also think it smells really nice...
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  56. caffeine


    I think this is a great depuffer (especially in the morning) and a nice light alternative to eye creams. This bottle will last ages
  57. Great on make up free days


    I really do like this under my eyes and I can notice an instant fix re puffiness but it does create like a layer on the skin, it doesn’t soak in like some other brands so I don’t like applying make up over the top.
  58. Nice to use but no results for me


    I have been using this consistently AM and PM now for about 2 weeks. I enjoy the watery consistency as it is soothing to apply. I haven't experienced any difference in my dark circles however mine have some genetic component which obviously wouldn't be fixed. In terms of puffiness I haven't experienced any change, the product is not meant to be applied to the eyelid which is often where I experien...
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  59. Indifferent


    I really like the feel of this under my eyes, especially in the morning when my eyes are puffy and swollen. It’s a good product if you’re lacking sleep and need your eyes to feel fresh. However I don’t really see much difference with my bags. It feels fresh and makes my eyes feel less tired but I’m not sure if physically there are many results.
  60. Indifferent


    I really like the feel of this under my eyes, especially in the morning when my eyes are puffy and swollen. It’s a good product if you’re lacking sleep and need your eyes to feel fresh. However I don’t really see much difference with my bags. It feels fresh and makes my eyes feel less tired but I’m not sure if physically there are many results.
  61. Basic cheap gel


    This hydrated my under eye area a bit, but I would definitely buy something else next time. The thing I love about the Ordinary is that its cheap, so if you don't like it then you don't feel completely ripped off. I don't have dark under eyes but I didn't notice much on the puffiness of them but I will continue to use it up. I have been using it forever and I still haven't even hit the middle of t...
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  62. Brought for dark circles


    This only helped a little for reduced dark circles. I don't have puffy undereyes so no help for me there. I wouldn't be repurchasing. Does smooth the skin a little as well.
  63. Good!


    I tried this after getting a personalised skincare regime directly from deciem. They suggested I try this for puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. I’ve had dark circles since I was a kid. I have two small children myself, and I’m not getting much sleep! I’m not sure if it’s helping much with the darkness, but it definitely makes me feel more awake. It takes care of any puffiness from lack of...
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  64. Effective for an excellent price!


    This caffeine solution provides great results for such a wonderful price! A little goes a long way too!
  65. Hydrating but that's about it


    I like the feel of this product, it's light and absorbs quickly. I feel as though it was hydrating but I honestly couldn't tell if it did anything for me beyond that. I didn't see a decrease in my dark circles.
  66. Plumping friend


    Really like the consistency of this eye serum, after using it consistently over a 3 week period I noticed a difference and improvement in my eye area!
  67. Nice eye serum


    I don’t suffer from dark circles under eyes, but did notice my eye area look a little brighter after use, easy to use and good price
  68. Great eye serum


    I usually have dark circles under my eyes and lots of puffiness In the morning but since using this I have noticed a decrease in both. I am so happy with this product as it is super affordable.
  69. game changer


    can't live without this amazing product and the price makes it a staple in my cupboard.
  70. Worth a try


    Having been using it for 3weeks and not sure of affect. Worth a try and good price point for same.
  71. wakes up under eyes


    this basically helps with depuffing under-eye bags. i look more awake when i use it in the morning, my under-eyes look a little brighter, less puffy, and smoother.

    It doesn't get rid of dark circles (!!!) but it does depuff under eyes.

    i haven't used it for that long
    there's definately an effect, but its subtle, i wouldn't recomend it as much as other the ordinary ...
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  72. Silky, silky


    Beautiful oil-like consistency that sinks into skin almost instantly. A little goes a long way - I use a drop for both eyes. I’ve noticed a reduction in puffiness and under eye circles appear slightly brighter.
  73. Feels nice


    Fells nice to put on - only need a small amount. Did not notice much of a difference to dark circles under my eyes.
  74. unsure if working


    I'm skeptical about eye creams and serums. I've probably tried 30 and never really found one to make much of a notable difference. This one is the same. It does on nice, like a serum and feels very soothing and hydrating but I haven't noticed any difference in my under eyes since using. However it is a really good price so I'm glad I tried it!
  75. Okay but didn’t love


    It doesn’t cause any sensitivity near the eye area. And in the morning with a jade roller I think it helps with depuffing. Not too sure about it’s ability to reduce pigmentation but I realise that difficult to do. Will last you a lifetime and affordable. But after a while I just stopped reaching for it
  76. Still up for debate


    I am still unsure about this one. What does it do? Is it placebo? Not totally sure. Maybe it only works when your eyes are showing more puffiness etc. but I don't seem to notice a difference. I think the cool feel adds to the idea that it does something (which it might). Will continue to use but will have to consider repurchasing.
  77. Works for me!


    I mainly bought this to lessen dark circles, as I didn't think my eyes were that puffy. Boy, was I wrong... This tightened up my under eye area and definitely lessened the dark circles. I can see a marked, visible difference. I have never used an eye treatment before (
  78. Eyes be young

    Eye Serum

    So nice to use, only need a small amount every day and can see less puffiness
  79. Does it do anything?


    I'm not sure whether or not to repurchase this product. I have used it every night for the past month, but have not really seen any dramatic differences. There may have been a slight reduction in the darkness of my under-eye area but it is hard to tell. As someone who is younger and doesn't really get puffiness or too severe dark circles, maybe this product is not targeted towards me.
  80. Caffeine


    To be honest, I didn't see a huge difference in my under eye darkness, but it felt refreshing and depuffed eyes in the morning
  81. Okay...


    I only notice any benefits from this if I have EXTREME bags, and the effect is minor. It does something, but not enough in my opinion. I don’t have much darkness under my eyes, just bags at times, so cannot comment on the effects it has on dark circles
  82. Puffiness - SNATCHED Dark Circles - ...Still there


    I was hopeful buying this product after great experiences with the Glycolic Acid and the Niacinamide serum, and I was not disappointed. I always have really puffy eyes in the morning, especially the under eye area. The first time I used this, I felt my skin becoming tighter and the puffiness decreased within 45 minutes of use. I still feel the same feeling each time I use it, and the depuffiness e...
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  83. Effective and Affordable


    I noticed an instant difference in my dark circles after using this product but after about a month of use I've noticed the skin under my eyes has become really sensitive and dry. Have since started using it every second day and have noticed the sensitivity has reduced. Would just be careful if you have sensitive skin to maybe not use it every day.
  84. Reduces some puffiness


    Been using this about four months. Seems to reduce the puffiness and bags under eyes, however, hard to gauge true effectiveness as I have small child related sleep disruptions.
  85. Great product for the price.


    I’m not sure how permanent the impact of this product is but with every day use the puffiness around my eyes has 100% reduced. I have quite severe dark under eye bags and this product has definitely reduced those bags as well. Will definitely repurchase.
  86. Great product for the price.


    I’m not sure how permanent the impact of this product is but with every day use the puffiness around my eyes has 100% reduced. I have quite severe dark under eye bags and this product has definitely reduced those bags as well. Will definitely repurchase.
  87. Amazing


    In about 3 months the marks under my eyes are barely noticeable I highly recommend this product for you if you are looking to get rid of those dark circles, i would not hesitate to buy this product a second time around
  88. Goodbye dark circles


    Tried this product recently and saw instant results, while it doesn’t take them away fully, it noticeably makes them look better and like you’ve had a proper sleep
  89. good for under eye fluffiness


    It is used under eye in the morning after wake up, it does help the puffiness become less noticeable. I apply it everyday, together with buffet serum and/or Niaciamide serum.
  90. A Little Goes a Long Way!


    This product has worked well for my eye puffiness. You only need a tiny amount of the product as it can be drying, and a little goes a long way. Will be repurchasing!
  91. It works!


    I noticed at around the 3 month mark that my under eyes looked a lot less dark than normal! It was very strange! For my whole life I've always had quite dark purple under eye circles and then one day I realised that I could see the veins in them. The overall darkness had actually lessened enough for me to see individual blood veins under the skin! I had never seen them before because they were alw...
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  92. Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG


    Great for the day after bad nights sleep, helps immediately reduce puffiness but can feel a bit drying on the skin
  93. Nice and light

    Ella B

    Not seeing ground breaking results with this one in the way of dark circles etc however it is super light, dries well and you only need the tiniest drop for both eyes. Good starting point and potential alternative to heavier creams.
  94. Not a miracle product but works!!


    I usually absolutely despise eye creams and undereye serums as I feel like they're marketed as miracle products and do nothing - however I actually did notice results with this product. It hasn't completely erased the darkness under my eyes but they do feel less puffy and slightly brighter after around a month's use. For the price point the results are great :))
  95. Good for puffiness


    I feel like this product is really great in reducing puffiness around my eyes- however I don't think I can see a difference with my dark circles.
  96. The Ordinary Caffeine Solution is the best thing you can use for your dark circles


    I already see the difference around my eyes. It definitely works and reduces puffiness, my under-eyes so much brighter and I couldn't be happier with this product.
  97. Affordable and why not try it out


    So far so good. I have used this product for about 1 month and my eye area feels refreshed and plump. These are affordable so why not try it out and see if it works for your skin type.

  98. short term effect


    I do like The Ordinary products, I like the packaging and pricepoint. Initially this worked ok for me, not with the dark circles but with the puffiness. However after continual use it didnt seem as effective.
  99. Love this product!


    I absolutely love this product and felt like I saw results from using this since virtually day one. Being a student, I often have tired and puffy eyes so using this and seeing an immediate difference in the appearance of the puffiness under my eyes was amazing!

    The price point is also amazing as many eye creams can often be very overpriced - If you're looking to try eye products out f...
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  100. Affordable and worth it


    The caffeine solution is affordable, effective for bags under the eye and works great on oily skin.
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