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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 624 reviews

73% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Puffy eyes be gone


I have only been using this for couple weeks and I am surprised at how well this works. I have allergies and often have puffy eyes because of those allergies. This works amazingly and I can notice the difference within minutes of applying this. I also love the consistency.

Most Helpful Criticism

Used for 2 months, no noticeable difference


I wanted to love it.
Truly, I did.
I have a four year old who hates sleep. I NEED eye bag and discolouration help.
But honestly, I used it for 2 months and saw no noticeable difference.
Used an alternative product available elsewhere and had better results straight away so wouldn't repurchase this one again.

I have friends who rave about it though, so maybe it just wasn't for me!

(Easy to apply though and felt nice on!)
  1. Puffy eyes be gone


    verified purchaser
    I have only been using this for couple weeks and I am surprised at how well this works. I have allergies and often have puffy eyes because of those allergies. This works amazingly and I can notice the difference within minutes of applying this. I also love the consistency.
  2. The eyes have it!


    Loving this eye solution which has really helped with the puffiness under my eyes. A tiny bit on the tip of your finger is enough so it is excellent value.
  3. Not the best


    verified purchaser
    I tried this for about 3 months and didn’t see any difference. When you put it on it does take a few minutes to actually absorb into skin
  4. Refreshing


    Feels refreshing on my eyes and de-puffs them but haven't found them to reduce my dark circles
  5. take it or leave it

    Nhung Meiklejohn

    I have been using for about a month and have not seen any noticeable difference.
  6. It works!


    I'd very much reccomend this product. A little goes a long way and it does make you look more awake etc. The ordinary have done it again!
  7. pleasantly surprised


    verified purchaser
    I have very pale skin with very dark circles and I have tried so many different eye creams to no avail. Whilst this one doesn't completely remove them it does lessens them enough that I don't have to colour correct before foundation / concealer.
  8. Life Changing!


    I genuinely can not say enough good things about this product. As someone who is really pale with dark circles I have tried so many (expensive) eye creams! this one is the best by far! I am on my fourth bottle! I use it alone in the mornings and then under a heavier eye cream at night.
  9. money for value

    James Choi

    of course, there are better items, however, when you look at the price and review from many people, you will be wanting to try this item, that was the way I get into this one. I love it, good for dark cycle or eye area anti aging. unbelievable price!!!
  10. Great


    verified purchaser
    I love all The ordinary serums and lotions
  11. Omg


    This was suggested to me as a replacement for the eye cream I’d been using but never got results from. Being liquid it’s different to anything I’d tried before. I just put a couple of drops on my ring finger & pat it in very gently around my eye. This has been so wonderful for me. I have very dark circles under my eyes which I’ve never been able to diminish (I don’t expect miracles & for them ...
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  12. Works really well


    I usually get 7-10 hours of sleep, despite this i get really bad eye bags. This product reduced them by a lot, getting rid of the pigmentation and reducing the size. Ive used them for 4 weeks now and nights where i don't wear it I see them get a bit worse. I feel like this wont work as well if you don't have an entirely good sleep schedule or have underlying problems. I also used this AM and PM
  13. like not sure I love just yet


    I am not in love with this product as I am the Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid.
    I think at first I was using a little too much, I was waking up with slightly uncomfortable and irritated eyes, but as I started using just a smidge of a night, I was waking up with less irritation. I am yet to see results, though I am hopeful as I am loving The Ordinary.
  14. Undecided


    I suffer from very dark and deep under eye circles, it’s something I have had all my life and I think is due mostly to genetics and my facial structure, but I am always looking for new products to try and help lessen the appearance. I use this product and love the consistency but I am still unsure if it is making any real difference. This could be because of the severity of my dark circles or mayb...
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  15. Drying


    Unfortunately, this product was drying and irritated under my eyes. I also found it didnt make any difference after a few weeks of using it.
  16. Works but irritates my sensitive eyes


    I've used it for a few weeks (a tiny drop on my under eyes bags, being careful not to put any in my eyes), I found that my eyes were getting quite sore and irritated. It stopped when I stopped using this product. My eyes are super sensitive though... It's a shame because it seems like it was somehow working.
  17. good for fine lines


    I’ve been using the product for almost a month now and are pretty with the results that i’ve seen. Although I saw little difference in pigmentation under the eyes, there was a major reduction in the presence of fine lines in the area. The serum instantly plumps up the skin and also helps reduce the appearance of shadow underneath the eyes.
  18. So Good!

    So Good!

    It is really so good! Has helped to reduce my dark circles and puffiness- espicially in the morning. It has really helped reduce the darkness/ blue/purple tone under my eyes. You only need the smallest amount and works in well without feeling heavy.
  19. Great for when in a budget


    Such a great under eye serum for a budget price! Soaks into the skin well and makes me feel more refreshed in the morning
  20. great value


    reduced the puffiness under my eyes
    don't think it did much to my dark circles however
    can't ever go wrong with trying out the ordinary products though always such good value
  21. Bright eyes bushy tail


    Decided to try this after loving the ordinary daily set and seeing room for inprovement under my eyes. This is the first product of this type I have tried and didnt have huge expectations but I am pleased with the results for the price. Reduces morning puffiness and with a couple of weeks of use, brighter under eye contours with less dark circles. A little goes a long way!
  22. It's okay


    It does help with firming the under eye area, but I find that it just feels tight and uncomfortable when I use it, it's not particularly moisturising but it is very gentle on the skin and I didn't experience any reaction to it. I probably won't be repurchasing but it doesn't hurt to finish the bottle
  23. Reduced puffiness and darkness but not lasting


    I feel like my puffiness and darkness is reduced after applying this, but by late afternoon I feel I am back to square one with dark circles an puffiness returning. This formula stings my skin a little , but subsides quickly with no lasting irritation.
  24. caffeine


    no visible effect on dark circles but i found it to be hydrating and a cheap eye treatment.
  25. The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG


    I bought this serum because of the price. It is relatively cheap compared to other brands out there. I didn’t see much of a difference in my skin after using it. It didn’t break me out but I didn’t see much benefit from using it.
  26. Soft skin


    I have now been using this product for one month and although I still have gray areas under my eyes I don't think it is as pronounced as before. I will continue to use it and plan to also introduced a mild retinol from this range aswell.
  27. Game changer


    I love this product! I am beginning to get lines on my forehead and under my eyes and was concerned about it and had heard great things about the ordinary’s caffeine solution so thought i’d give it a try. I was not disappointed! I definitely see a difference when I apply this under my eyes and on my forehead- it tightens and smooths my skin ready for makeup application or even just for bare face. ...
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  28. A staple in my routine


    Noticeably reduced the puffiness around my eyes. I don’t go a day without it!
  29. Not a fan


    I had high hopes for this product because I have seen results from every other product I have used from The Ordinary. I used about 75% of the bottle before I gave up on it. I didnt see any difference in regards to my under eye circles and the product has a strong smell that Im not a fan of.
  30. Love it!!


    I was very upset when my other eye serum got discontinued, i had tried a few and nothing was giving me the results I wanted. my friend recommended The Ordinary to me and I can't get over how great it is. I use it morning and night and add an eye cream on the night for extra comfort as I get very dry eyes.
  31. Great for the price


    You wont find any other product this good for the price. I think it's great for waking the eyes up in the morning and reducing puffiness. I only use it in the morning and use a heavier eye cream at night as I have pretty bad dark circles. Would definitely recommend at this price you cant go wrong, nice and light eye serum.
  32. Fantastic eye product


    Really helps to tighten up skin and such a great product for the price!
  33. Honestly


    Honestly I haven't noticed a different and it burnt a little, however I have very sensitive skin, it smells very nice though.
  34. very energising


    this serum wakes me up and makes my face feel very refreshed and energized. Definitely recommend!
  35. Small change


    I have now been using this product for one month and although I still have grey areas under my eyes I don't think it is as pronounced as before. I will continue to use it and plan to also introduce a mild retinol from this range to apply first.
  36. no long term benefits


    i use this product only in the morning when i feel my eyes need a little pick me up. it provides nice hydrates and the puffiness inst as bad after i use it but there are no long term results seen from continuously using this product,
  37. Good under eye serum for price


    Love the ordinary products, have not noticed much results since using this under eye serum but for the price I will keep applying
  38. great for dehydration/hangovers!


    have been using this every now & then when i feel like my eyes need a lift! great for dehydration after a big night!
  39. Didnt help much


    I used up a whole bottle of this with no noticeable difference
  40. Pretty good tbh


    I have puffy eyes when I wake up (tired or well rested, they 're always puffy) - I have found this has helped with that, but I haven't noticed a HUGE difference re dark circles. BUT damn this is cheap and I am seeing results, even if they're not life changing, so I will be purchasing again.
  41. Love the feel


    Love the feel of this on my eyes and it absorbs well. Have not noticed a huge difference but I will defintely keep using it! Excellent price.
  42. Won't use anything else


    I love this eye treatment! I use it day and night and I recommend it to everyone. I noticed an improvement within the first 2 weeks, both to puffiness and dark circles. I especially notice how improved my under eye area looks in photos. I got sent a similar product from a different brand to trial, but after 3 uses I threw it away and went back to TO Caffeine. I've re-purchased this once already a...
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  43. Unsure


    Have used this for a few months with no noticeable difference to the under eye appearance
  44. Great Eye Serum


    I have had this eye serum for a few days but, I have already noticed an improvement in my dark under eyes. I would strongly recommend this.
  45. Does what it says


    I've noticed some improvement in my dark circles however I don't think this product helps with dark circles which are caused due to the thinness of skin around the eye area.
  46. It’s inexpensive


    I didn’t notice much difference whilst using this product, but like all Ordinary its a fair price and it didn’t make anything worse which is a good start. Haven’t rebought as i found something else.
  47. Works on puffiness but dries out the skin


    This product does get rid of the puffiness however I find I need to amp up the moisture in the eye area after use.
  48. It works!


    I’ve been using using this mainly at night and it’s made a huge difference to my dark circles and baggy old eyes! My eye area is brighter, tighter and smoother. I love this stuff, one drop is all you need so it’s really inexpensive. So good!
  49. Good for puffiness


    I use this product in the morning as my face can be puffy when I first wake up. I do see an improvement when I use this but I can't comment on dark circles as I haven't seen any drastic difference. But for the price I would repurchase the product.
  50. Pleased!


    Have been using this for a while and initially wasn't impressed and couldn't see any results but over time I'm seeing results. Haven't finished my first bottle as yet and I have already re-purchased. Sometimes we have to be patient and give things a go!
  51. i’m not sure if it works


    i’ve been using this about 6 months now, i’m
    not sure if it works but i continue to use it, it hasnt lessened the dark ness around my eyes but it might help with puffiness
  52. Great!


    Great product! Does the job, especially with puffiness reduction. Im using it every morning to de puff my eyes.
  53. Meh!


    I’m rather disappointed with this eye serum as it did nothing for me after finishing the entire bottle (that’s a long time)!
  54. This product actually works!


    As a pharmacist, I'm very evidence based and sceptical. Read the reviews and was still sceptical, however, decided to give it a go and it actually works! This product has refreshed my under eyes, removing the slightly darkened circles and puffiness! Would 100% recommend to try!
  55. Actually Works!


    Love this product. Within two or three days of using it, I immediately noticed a difference. Less puffiness and darkness around my eyes. Will repurchase 100%.
  56. Average


    I use this product every morning. It is great for puffiness. But I do not notice any improvement on the dark cycle. Considering its price and size, I may repurchase it.
  57. Bumps under skin


    It didnt help with the dark discolouration under my eyes. In fact, it gave me these white bumps that arent even itchy or painful, its just there. Maybe the caffeine is too strong for sensitive skin under and around the eyes.
  58. Good!


    Doesn't cure puffy eyes 100% but makes a difference! Wouldn't recommend for dry eye patches, or try a small spot first.
  59. good


    Definitely more for puffiness than dark circles, but if you do get puffy this is the best product I've found. Still have panda eyes, but at least theyre not puffy!
  60. great results!


    For me, this product worked to significantly reduce my under eye bags. I layered over TO HA and under my eyecream as I found it quite drying on it's own. I also used a gua sha.
  61. No real difference


    I've used up a whole bottle of this and did not notice a huge difference to my puffiness or dark circles.
  62. Slowly seeing results


    This is one of a hand full of Ordinary products I use. Ive been using it for abour a month now and I can see results. I've got really dark circles around my eyes (genetics) and I swear I've tried everything under the sun to help. Just before I purchased this product I actaully got a quote for Fillers for my under eye.
    This product goes a very long way, I've got sensitive skin and it causes ...
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  63. Only need a drop


    A gentle product no dragging required a watery but not drippy serum,soaks in well and one drop does both eyes. Will purchase again.
  64. Didn't realise how well it was working until I didn't have it


    I've been using this most days to help with my morning eyes. After weeks of use, I don't know if I've seen a huge difference in the dark circles I get, but it's been working for puffiness. Because its so cheap I'm happy to repurchase. I didn't actually notice too much until I didn't have it with me after a big night with little sleep, then I realised how well it had been working.
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  65. Good for puffy eyes


    This is the second bottle I'm using. I always have puffy eyes when I get up, so I only use it in the morning and it's really helpful for puffy eyes. Recommend to people have puffy eyes!!
  66. Too drying to continue


    I tried this product, hoping to reduce some of the bags and darkness under my eyes. Unfortunately, the product almost immediately made my skin VERY dry instead of achieving any postive results. Sad that it's obviously not meant for dry skin.
  67. amazing caffeine


    lovely product. great for my eyes. highly recommend
  68. Dont see the difference


    Unfortunately, unlike the majority, I don't see any difference. Even more, I am not sure what I am supposed to be seeing by using this product. Because of its base, it also causes my eye concealer to peel off. Double blow. No more caffeine for me - unless it's drinkable.
  69. Would recommend


    Been using morning and night for about a week, I forgot to put it on one night and I woke up with the puffiest eyes ever!! Popped in on after a cleanse and the puffiness went down in about an hour. I don’t have dark circles so I can’t speak for how it works for those, but definitely improves the eye contour.
  70. Would recommend


    Been using morning and night for about a week, I forgot to put it on one night and I woke up with the puffiest eyes ever!! Popped in on after a cleanse and the puffiness went down in about an hour. I don’t have dark circles so I can’t speak for how it works for those, but definitely improves the eye contour.
  71. Used for 2 months, no noticeable difference


    I wanted to love it.
    Truly, I did.
    I have a four year old who hates sleep. I NEED eye bag and discolouration help.
    But honestly, I used it for 2 months and saw no noticeable difference.
    Used an alternative product available elsewhere and had better results straight away so wouldn't repurchase this one again.

    I have friends who rave about it though, so maybe it ...
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  72. Just ok.


    I used this for a few months, but unfortunately, I didn't really notice a difference. I've stopped using it and wouldn't repurchase.
  73. Reduced puffiness


    I love this eye serum. I find it does help my puffiness and now I find it noticeable when I've stopped using it. It's also nice and cooling in the summer months.
  74. Takes a while to see results


    I use this product in the morning and before bed and my dark circles have decreased a little bit after 5 weeks. I find this product more effective in the morning as it wakes me up. Results would be more visible with proper diet and an improved sleep schedule.
  75. Sleep in a bottle


    This eye serum has been a great pick me up for my exhausted, mum-eyes. Light weight, soaks into the skin nicely and really help improve the overall appearance. I’ve just purchased my second bottle .
  76. Very ordinary

    Ya na

    Had high hopes for this but was let down.
    Pros: consistency is nice and easy to apply
    Pros: Only need a tiny bit to cover
    Cons: it didn't really lighten my dark circles
    Cons: didn't reduce puffy eyes
    Cons: eye concealer doesn't sit well over it, ended up drying my skin under my eyes
  77. Affordable, Effective & De-Puffs!


    It's only been a week but I have already noticed that my eyes are less puffy and the skin around the eye contour is more refined. I like that it is a light formulation (liquid gel like) and absorbs straight into the skin without affecting makeup application.
  78. Depuffing magic


    My eyes are less puffy and my dark circles have mildly reduced. I will continue to use.
  79. Slowly seeing progress

    Jada Raine

    I have been using this product twice a day for 8 weeks and I have only just noticed a change in my under eyes. The purple discoloration is slowly lightening and I'm hoping in another 2 months I can give this product a full 5 stars
  80. Glad I finally tried this!


    I'm glad I finally bought this product- it's lovely and cooling and works well to soothe and de-puff the under eyes. I desperately needed something fast-acting after a few weeks of bad quality sleep! I'm hoping with continued use it will help reduce my under eye circles. I will also keep it in the fridge to intensify the cooling! I think this product is great value and will definitely keep using i...
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  81. under eye caffeine solution


    I actually noticed a brightening effect under my eyes after a month. Great value!
  82. Good for dark circles


    This is an update on my earlier review now I’ve been using this product for 6 weeks or so. Still has only a small effect on my under eye puffiness ( but that’s deep issues like allergies & age that nothing put in the skin could fix) but it does tighten a little. But I’ve noticed my dark shadows under my eyes have lightened.. Keep in the fridge & it feels nice & cooling. I use only in the morning....
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  83. Not effective for dark under eyes

    Kat Luu

    I have had dark under eye circles for as long as I can remember and no product I have ever used has helped - including this. It does have a nice cooling effect when applied, absorbs easily and has zero scent but I would not buy again. I'm still continuing to use it as it feels nice but its not performing as I had hoped it would.

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  84. Great for de-puffing eyes!!!


    Amazing!!!!!! My eyes would shrivel beneath puffiness when tired previously, but now my face looks smooth and fresh no matter what. It's amazing. I never thought I wouldn't have puffy eyes. Can't fault the effect.
  85. Good at depuffying


    I did find that my under eyes were slightly depuffed after using this although I have not seen a difference in the darkness under my eyes.
  86. Still got dark circles


    This product claims to banish dark circles but I'm not convinced. I've been using this product as directed (morning and night) for about about 6 weeks now and my dark circles still haven't budged. The solution definitely has a cooling effect which i believe would be beneficial for people who experience puffiness but that's not my issue and not why i got it. Overall, I'd have to say that i wouldn't...
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  87. Good for specific eye concerns


    So I bought this knowing how great the ordinary is and wanting to get rid of some darkness under my eyes. I think it has done that but did take some time. I don’t find it moisturising at all - you will need a cream for that to apply on top. I don’t have a problem with puffiness but I have heard it helps with that a lot. Heaps of uses in this one little bottle!
  88. No noticeable difference


    I have terrible dark circles under my eyes and bought this after reading a lot of reviews. It may have de-puffed the contour of my eyes a little, but they’re still as dark as ever. Probably wouldn’t buy again.
  89. Effective


    I actually noticed a brightening affect under my eyes after a couple weeks. Great value!
  90. Great at de-puffing


    I don't think this does much for dark circles, but MAN does it take puffiness away. This is my secret weapon when I have been sucked in to watching PS I Love You for the 99th time and spent all of the previous night sobbing my romantic heart out, waking up to eyelids I can barely see through. I know. Huge.
  91. Good value for money


    I have found it helps with puffiness in the mornings, but have not noticed any difference yet with my dark circles.
    For the price I do like using it in my morning routine.
  92. Amazing product


    This really is an amazing product you literally only need one drop per eye so the bottle last forever. Easily absorbed and leaves your eyes looking refreshed and “bright eyed” I struggled for a while to find a eye product I liked as I feel there often too heavy but this really is lovely and refreshing. Highly recommend
  93. Good for puffiness, need to add extra moisture if your eye area is very dry


    I have very puffy under eyes which to be honest no topical product is going to fix as it’s issues that aren’t just the surface skin. But, this does seem to tighten the undereye area a little & feels nice. I do need to use a richer eye cream on top of this serum to moisturise otherwise the area can get a bit creepy, my under eye area is quite dry & I’m 48. I use it in the morning & keep in the frid...
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  94. Excellent product !


    I use this product AM and PM. I absolutely love this product as it has significantly helped with puffiness and dark circles under my eyes. I highly recommend this product and will definitely repurchase.
  95. This caffeine solution was recommend as I suffer significant bags under my eyes


    Absolutely I won’t go without it now.
    The effect is subtle in that it is the absence you notice!
    This product is amazing for the visibly overworked bags under my eyes.
    Use as stated - don’t get in your eyes! If you do just wash out with water, all good! The bags are gone!
  96. very moisturizing for the eyes


    I am usually quite skeptical about eye creams that claim to remove eye bags, however i noticed that this product really helped me look less tired.
  97. love this


    Very surprised at how soft my skin felt after! I love to use this before bed, especially when I’ve been outdoors all day!
  98. Lovely drink for eyes


    I love this serum for eyes. I don’t have dark circles so don’t know if effective for them or not, but helps with eye puffiness and feels good on the under eye skin. Not heavy like certain eye creams.
  99. Darkcircles saver


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