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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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4.1 of 525 reviews

72% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Darkcircles saver

aisha

Its amazing. using since 2 weeks now and i can see the difference .. darkcircles have reduced a bit and also there is no puffiness

Most Helpful Criticism

Not amazing

Lara

For the price it is okay but definitely didn’t have incredible effects on my under eyes area but good first product when trying out the ordinary
  1. Darkcircles saver

    aisha

    Its amazing. using since 2 weeks now and i can see the difference .. darkcircles have reduced a bit and also there is no puffiness
  2. It works!

    BekBek

    This does work. It minimises puffiness under the eyes and helps tone the lips. It is a good price, but it really is cosmetic not skincare. I won't repurchase as I hate the packaging and have found a product as cheap that does the same thing in an easier to use package.
  3. For everyday use!

    D

    I use this with my eye cream and the 2 just work so well together. My eye cream moisturises while this one brightens. I use this twice everyday and it lasts for months! Definitely worth it! It's also good for other types of pigmentation not just dark circles.
  4. Not amazing

    Lara

    For the price it is okay but definitely didn’t have incredible effects on my under eyes area but good first product when trying out the ordinary
  5. Have not see any changes yet

    Tina

    I have been using it for almost 6 months now. Have not seen any much changes yet. Very cheap tho, this bottle probably gonna last for more than a year lol. May not repurchase after finish this one.
  6. Unsure if it is very effective

    Moni

    I bought this to add to my morning routine as dark circles is something that I have always had although I now realise that my dark circles are just because of extra thin skin beneath my eyes which a serum cannot fix. However, if I happen to have a later night than usual, i put this around my tired eyes and I think it makes them less puffy.
  7. Great for puffed eye

    Cindy

    I love this one so much ! especially for puffed eye, amazing price and amazing result !
  8. Helps but not 100%

    CM

    This is a good product to help with tired eyes, but it's not 100% I don't know if it's just not for me, but it didn't help a lot personally! On to the next!
  9. I liked it at first...

    Michaela

    But then I realised I was actually allergic to it! This occurred maybe 2-3 weeks after using it twice a day. Prior to this I would’ve thought it was a decent eye serum to put on underneath a heavier eye cream. It stings when it get in your eyes (which it seems to more than any other product I’ve used) and after a few weeks of using my whole undereye area became red and sensitive. I had to stop wearing any eye creams for a couple of days. Then I tested to check whether it was this product and it definitely is the cause, unfortunately. I do generally rate the ordinarys products, but I’ve had a negative experience with this and from reading here and on subreddits, I believe others may have had similar issues.
  10. Tightens skin

    JSE

    I'm 63 and have some wrinkles around my eyes and a bit of dark circles. It's too early to see any effects on dark circles but I can see that it's tightening the skin under my eye. Easy to apply, I also apply a tiny bit just under my eyebrows. It's probably the first eye treatment I've tried that is beneficial.
  11. Beautiful formula

    Louise

    Formula melts into skin, hoping to see results in my skin and maintain over time.
  12. Good eye serum

    Megan

    For the price point I thought this was a great eye product. I felt like my eye area was more fresh and revitalised
  13. Amazing

    G

    I have dark under-eye circles and have tried desperately with concealers to hide it. I heard The Ordinary brand was good so tried it as part of my skincare routine and absolutely loved the results. They immediately started to hide them and make them lighter which has made me feel so much more confident. I would definitely recommend this.
  14. OK but not fabulous

    SydneyKate53

    Having previously read all of the mostly positive reviews, I was keen to try at such a low price point. I've been using twice daily for over a month now in an effort to reduce a fairly high degree of daily puffiness. While I can say that it has definitely reduced puffiness, it has not at this stage eliminated the problem altogether. I have very sensitive eyes which have not suffered at all from this serum. Will keep using until the bottle runs out but might try something else next time if they don't improve more dramatically in the next few months. I use around 2-3 drops to cover both lower and upper eyelids, after cleansing and before moisturing, sunscreen and sometimes makeup.
  15. Not bad...

    DrEJeffs

    Overall, I like the texture and refreshing feeling of this product. Goes without saying really... but keep it out of your eyes and it does sting if it gets into your eyes ;/

    Even if I don't notice a difference re: dark circles etc, I will continue with this product as it is very hydrating and soothing. I am happy!
  16. Dissapointing

    Kim

    I love and swear by the ordinary brand, but unfortunately this is their only product where I can say I saw absolutely zero difference to my under eye area. Also it left a strange residue if I used it in the morning and apply makeup. So now I’m just finishing off the bottle and use it at night only. Luckily because it’s so well priced, it was still worth a try. But I won’t repurchase this product.
  17. Great for tired eyes

    Katherine

    So light and hydrating. I used this on a flight from Sydney to Europe and looked fresh on arrival. I wouldn’t say it’s hydrating enough for day to day but it’s at a price worth trying.
  18. Puffy no more!

    MJ

    I’ve been using this for a few weeks now. Almost immediately I noticed my black eyes are no longer, and the puffiness has gone. It did sting at first, but now that has gone. I use it morning and night and find my eyes still look bright as they went to bed the night before. You only need a small amount so a little definitely goes a long way.
  19. Pretty good but still trouble with darkness under the eye

    Mello

    I must say this is a pretty good product. It definitely helps with puffiness and have seen an improvement with my under eye area. The only thing is that it doesn't really help my dark circles that much. I mean I have really bad dark circles which is due to genetics mostly and lack of sleep. But I still get dark circles even with good sleep. It does make the darkness look more diminished and not as prominent but you can still see it. The formula kind of goes a bit sticky when it dries down but I don't mind it because I know that the product ain't going nowhere!

    Overall, I think this is good and for people who have puffy eyes and a LITTLE bit is dark circles. :)
  20. A little goes a long way

    Liz

    Great product, works really quickly & a little goes a long way. Such a good price!
  21. no more puffy!

    Ashy

    Im the type of person who cries in nearly every movie; which results in very very puffy eyelids!! Since using this product I haven't have any puffy eye!!
  22. Best eye serum by far

    Brooke

    My under eyes have always had very dark blue/ purple shadows under them that don't like to go away no matter what I tried. The ordinary caffiene solution has been the first product that made my under eyes look like something other than the under eyes of a corpse! I use it with my hyaluronic acid and my natural moisturising factors, and I'm so happy with how my skin has been looking lately!
  23. Good anti-oxident serum

    Lizzy

    I bought this on recommendation from friends who swear by it in reducing dark eye circles and tightening the eye area. I do not have dark eye circles but use as a general serum for anti-oxident. I like the texture and its formulation and will continue to use it and monitor results.
  24. First actual working eye cream!

    Bec89

    Never really seen a difference with eye creams and have always hated my bags and dark circles. This seems to have made a reduction in that! Certainly not a miracle but the only eye cream I have used that isn’t a waste of money or too expensive. Worth a try for the price!
  25. First actual working eye cream!

    Bec89

    Never really seen a difference with eye creams and have always hated my bags and dark circles. This seems to have made a reduction in that! Certainly not a miracle but the only eye cream I have used that isn’t a waste of money or too expensive. Worth a try for the price!
  26. Works better than anything else so far

    Mooks

    I’ve also been using this for about a week and a half along with the zinc formula. Okay SO it should be mentioned, I have the palest of the pale vampire complexion and I get very dark circles and puffy eye sockets... I mean there isn’t much hope for me, I got the genetics I got lol. I do like putting this on though, I think it definitely ‘de-puffs’ the under eye bag. I’m also noticing a subtle difference in colour. If I had to choose only one make up item, I think it would be under eye concealer - and that hasn’t changed... but this product is nice to wear under a heavier eye cream (gotta sort those fine lines too). I will keep using it! Also it hurts if you get it in your eye! Just something to beware of
  27. Affordable

    hol

    Super affordable and great packaging. Not sure if it works for my dark circles but I'll keep using it until it runs out. Would recommend trying
  28. Nice and natural

    NORA

    The caffeine in this product will definitely reduce undereye puffiness but won't eliminate dark circles. Make sure to follow up with a good eye cream as it is somewhat drying. Good product for the price.

    TIP: Mix 2 drops with eye cream to eliminate that extra step.
  29. Not bad

    Taylor D

    I like this product as it definitely freshens me up, but it stings when it gets too close to my eyes and the formula is quite thin. Good price point through - worth a shot!
  30. Underwhelming

    Kit

    I don't love this. I found after a couple of months of twice daily use there as little to no difference in my dark circles.
  31. Banisher of Puffy Eyes

    TaylerC

    I've been using this product for almost a year and is an absolute necessity for my overly puffy eyes in the morning.

    I have really sensitives skin and eyes, and have never had a problem with this product.

    Highly recommend considering the price!
  32. Puffy Eyes Gone

    LILY

    Within a few minutes of applying this under my eyes in the morning, my eyes will de-puff.
  33. Does what it claims.

    Ciara

    Good product which does what it claims, great for early mornings when you need to rush out the door but your eyes are still puffy. Great for anyone who has dark circles it reduces it slightly for my experience.
  34. New mums must have product!

    TaraT

    I’m a new mum with lots of broken sleep. Whilst I always use a moisturizing eye serum, I felt I needed a pick me up to reduce my puffy eyes in the morning. I honestly feel like this is magic! I use it say and night, but still follow with a moisturizing eye serum as I don’t think it helps with anti aging otherwise.
  35. I don’t look tired!!!!

    Emily

    I use a few of the ordinary products and recently started using the caffeine solution. It took around 2 weeks to start seeing any difference, but now I’m quite the fan!!!! The ratio to the size of the bottle to the amount that is needed means that this product will last a very long time. I use this morning and night.
  36. Smooth, hydrating treatment

    Aurra

    I love this eye serum, it’s been great for sensitive skin. It’s cooling when you apply it, and surprisingly hydrating. It’s perfect for morning and night, it’s not greasy and you can feel the tightening as it dries. A really good budget friendly eye serum.
  37. The Ordinary

    Karin

    I am 49 and have always had puffy under eyes. It’s partly hereditary so its a tough one to tackle. I have seen subtle positive changes in the puffiness while using the caffeine solution. I have only been using it for about 6 weeks so I think it warrants at least until the bottle has finished to know whether it is worth purchasing again. There is no smell which I like and it’s spreads well. The price is amazing too!!
  38. Good results

    Bliss_beth

    I use this in the morning and I've found it to be a really good at tightening the eye area and I've noticed a mild reduction in dark circles. At night I need something more moisturising.
  39. good for a quick de-puff

    Liz

    I get really puffy under eye bags and sometimes dark circles, I found this product to be good in de-puffing the eyes a bit.
  40. Improves under eye area

    Isabel

    This serum is great for improving the appearance of dark circles and puffy eyes. I have a little one and can look quite tired but this product from the ordinary improves the appearance of my under eye area. Another bonus of this product is that it is excellent value and well worth giving it a go and seeing if it works for you.
  41. Dark circles elinimator

    Rachel

    I've found this to work better over time, it wakes up the face, makes dark circles look brighter and less dense. Of course it won't get rid of them, but it makes them more manageable.
  42. Havent see any changes yet

    Tina

    I have been using it for 3 months now. Havent see any changes yet. Dont think will repurchase after I finish this bottle.
  43. Nice

    Kylie

    Lovely serum reduces puffiness not sure about darkness though
  44. Puffiness Gone

    Elliebelle

    The skin under my eyes is a nightmare, thin yet puffy.
    Though this solution does not appear to correct my dark circles, it does significantly help with the puffiness around my eyes induced by shift work. Dropper lid gets coated with solution at times and is difficult to open, minor issue.
    Would definitely buy more.
  45. Good for new mums

    Em

    I feel this has really helped hide my tired mum eyes -_- Isn't super strong so if you don't like coffee don't worry!
  46. Ehhh

    Lainie

    Great price but I'm not sure If I have seen a difference in dark circles. Works great for puffy eyes in the morning.
  47. Amazing

    Jbren

    My self and my wife started using the caffeine solution 5% EGCG and after about two uses my wife noticed a reduction in darkness around her eyes she loves this product. Myself I did not notice any viable results for about a week now all my puffiness is completely gone. Does have a slight drying affect when you apply to much product
  48. Bright eyes

    Grace

    While I didn't notice any difference in my dark circles with this, it works really, really well for tightening up puffy eyes.
  49. Will be buying again

    Chanelle j

    Reduces dark circles an puffiness.
    Has a tight drying effect which I love.
  50. Reasonable product

    Michelle

    I love this brand and their product. The serum is reasonable but not sure if it actually makes any difference.
  51. May work for some

    Elizabeth

    I used this for a few months and after a while it started to burn a bit under the eye and cause a lot of redness, I'm not sure if it was maybe too strong/harsh for my skin. I'm sure it would work well for some but sadly didn't suit my skin type, I am normal/combo and sometimes sensitive
  52. Good

    Tanya

    I have been consistently using this product over a month under my eyes before bed as an eye cream and I am pleased to see results in the reduction of dark circles. It is a thick formula which feels somewhat heavy however a little goes a long way so a small pea sized amount is sufficient for application under both eyes. Highly recommend.
  53. Not a miracle worker

    Iyanna

    Every time I try an eye product, I always hope it will be the one to erase all my sins (aka not sleeping enough), but I'm yet to find one that blows me away. I think this helps with puffiness, but not sure it's made any difference to my dark circles. I also wonder if it's a little irritating sometimes. I've had dermatitis around my eyes on and off this year and I think sometimes this might make that flare up.
  54. At first I thought it did nothing then I realised how great it is

    Alexandria

    I thought this product didn't change my skin very much then one day before work I looked really tired had dark puffy under eyes and this product fixed it, not noticeable for me regularly but a life saver when I'm looking tired
  55. Mother's best friend!

    Danielle

    I really love this product I feel my eyes look less puffy and my dark circles are a lot better. I combine this with an eye massage and I find that has really helped especially during winter when my dark circles are at their worst.
  56. Yet to notice

    Caity

    I have applied under eyes regularly for a few weeks but dont see much change yet
  57. Quick Solution

    angela

    This is one of those products you might not need to use every day. For me, it helped a lot on those days where you just wake up with puffy eyes or dark circles. It brings down the puffiness and darkness really quickly, I call it a shot of coffee for the eyes.
  58. Amazing!

    nancy

    I have usded this product a week . Definitely less puffiness around my eyes . some times when apply it Stinging eyes. Overall it is a good product
  59. Effective and AFFORDABLE

    Leithea

    Let's be real, quality at an affordable price is a dream! That's exactly what I get with this. Cleared my dark circles, made my eye area soft and supple. You will begin to see results in 1-2 weeks. Love this product!
  60. So cheap, yet AMAZING

    Neysa

    I always really search before choosing skin care and usually products along these lines a really expensive and don't always work.
    But this, is not only cheap but works as well as higher end products.
    This is amazing
  61. cheapest eye serum in the world!

    Jeongsu

    yet, quality of the product is mind blowing. i will buy it again and again!
  62. Removes puffiness around eye area!

    Viv

    After using it for 1 week, I already see a difference around my eye area. I used it before I sleep and after I wake up. It's really easy to use!
  63. works instantly but no cumulative effect

    PJ

    This product works instantly to minimise darkness under the eyes. I don't think it actually serves to do any long-acting work on the skin, it seems to just work upon application. I even tested it out on my boyfriend who looked in the mirror and thought I had used concealer under his eyes! I found this product hard to wear under makeup and not particularly hydrating, but use it daily in the morning for the concealer effect it provides especially on makeup-free days. Great for the price and a quick pick-me-up in the mornings!
  64. Brightens a bit...

    Emma

    I’ve tried most offerings from the ordinary - this is pretty good. I noticed a bit of brightening around the eyes with good hydration. Didn’t work on my actual bags though, but then nothing really has and they are quite blueish.
  65. Good for swelling

    Aline

    Used a month, morning and evening use. I did not feel any change in the color of the eye region, but in the swelling it helped a lot to notice the difference in the first days of use.
  66. Wasn’t sure until...

    Kate

    I’ve been using this every morning as part of my routine and wasn’t sure it was doing anything until I had a reaaaally bad sleep before MY WEDDING DAY! After applying it within 10 minutes my puffy under eye bags were GONE. A godsend!
  67. Not sure

    Linda

    I've had this product for over 3 weeks and have been using it every night. No irritation which is a plus because my undereyes are quite sensitive however have not noticed much visible difference.
  68. No Lasting Effects

    Mary

    I have the worst undereye circles and this did not do much, if anything. Does provide temporary relief if your eyes are puffy but use a moisterizer as it's weirdly tacky. I probably won't repurchase.
  69. Amazing price!

    Jade

    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!!
  70. does it actually do anything?

    marta

    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.
  71. Amazing!

    Alex

    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.
  72. Not a fan

    Bonnie

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

    Yve

    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.
  74. Pretty good, consistency is key

    Hannah

    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.
  75. Amazing results

    Susan

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

    Megan

    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!
  77. Unsure if it works, but want to keep trying!

    Shay

    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.
  78. Brilliant

    NH

    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!
  79. unsure

    Michelle

    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
  80. Nice price; ok product.

    Rachelcg

    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.
  81. My dark circles are reduced

    Emily

    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.
  82. Love this product

    Aly

    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.
  83. Great for morning

    Meagan

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

    Mel

    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!
  85. Nice product

    Isabella

    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.
  86. Didn’t work for me

    Isabella

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

    Alice

    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.
  88. Definitely see results

    Angela Kay

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

    Sandra

    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
  90. Great value

    Ati

    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
  91. Unsure

    Kylie

    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.
  92. Game changer

    Renae

    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.
  93. No noticeable results

    Larissa

    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.
  94. Energise

    RFK

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

    Laura

    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
  96. Inexpensive and effective

    Emma

    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.
  97. Doesn't do much for me!

    Kerrie

    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!
  98. Brightened my dark circles

    Kay

    Brightened my dark circles and any dark spots on my face. I’m so happy with the results
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