The Ordinary

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

A depuffing solution for tired eyes.

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Product Details

To reduce the appearance of pigmentation and puffiness around the eye area.

This light-textured formula contains an extremely high 5% concentration of caffeine, supplemented with highly-purified EGCG from green tea leaves.

Independent studies have shown that topical use of each of caffeine and EGCG can help reduce looks of puffiness and of dark circles in the eye contour.

Size: 30ml

Targets: Puffiness, Dark Circles
Format: Water-Based Serum
Regimen Step: Before Oils/Creams
Conflicts: None from The Ordinary
When to use: AM and PM
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Massage a small amount onto the eye contour AM and PM.

What is it?
An elixir brewed for the sleep-deprived, reaching out to those haunted by dark circles and puffiness that come hand-in-hand with one another.

What’s in it?
↳ Caffeine: this works both inside and outside the body – who would’ve thought? A series of studies have found that caffeine’s topical application can reduce puffiness and the discolouration that comes with dark circles. It’s also rumoured to lessen the appearance of cellulite, so this is all the more reason to love coffee.
↳ Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (EGCG): a whole mouthful, but, in reality, this ingredient is extracted from green tea leaves. It’s what’s known as a polyphenol. This means that it’s rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, able to shield the skin from the environment and the effects of time.

What does it do?
It’s all about that delicate area under your eyes and brightening you up. Not only does this product want to actively help you to look more awake, it also wants you to feel that way. It work its gentle magic to reduce darkness under the eyes and reverse the effects of staying up way too late when you know you shouldn’t.

1. Hollowness in the eye contour as a result of structure of sub-dermal tissues like fat and bone can result in visible shadows under the eyes. This shadow, which is not to be mistaken for dark circles, cannot be addressed with topical skincare including this formula.
2. Fat deposits under the eye contour can create permanent puffiness in this area. This type of deposit cannot be improved with topical skincare, including this formula.
3. Supplied in UV-protective packaging as EGCG is sensitive to light.

Aqua (Water), Caffeine, Maltodextrin, Glycerin, Propanediol, Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside, Gallyl Glucoside, Hyaluronic Acid, Oxidized Glutathione, Melanin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Urea, Pentylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Xanthan gum, Lactic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Propyl Gallate, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Benzyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol.

Please note that ingredients may change without notice. Please contact us if you wish to confirm the ingredients before purchase.

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Customer Reviews

Average 4.46 (from 28 reviews)

6 months ago
So nice. Definitely recommend

1 year ago
will always repurchase
have repurchased many times, my skin loves it!

1 year ago
Seen Improvement
Been applying this night and day as recommended and it has improved the bags under my eyes. a little bit goes a long way so id say this bottle will last me a while!
Beauty Bliss Member
1 year ago
Skincare expert recommended
I am a certified international skincare expert and I absolutely LOVE this formula! I recommend it to most of my clients when I do their consultations. The ordinary just stays the best in the affordable range

1 year ago
Pretty good stuff
This stuff does firm up the eye area. It feels nice to use as well - smooth.

1 year ago
So good!
I live by this product. It’s great to dab on and run into my under eyes to help with my dark circles. Great value for the price and lasts ages.
Beauty Bliss Member
2 years ago
Not a fan
I was super excited to this as I'm a victim of dark undereyes, however I didn't see any difference in puffiness, and op top of that, it caked my makeup under the eye :(

2 years ago
Good for around eyes
I use this for my dark circles around my eyes and it is great at minimising

2 years ago
Eye bags
I am using the caffeine solution as a means of reducing the bags under my eyes. I've not been using it for long, but it certainly makes a difference to the morning eye bags.
Beauty Bliss Member
2 years ago
Use it every day
I use this with my sunscreen and my under eyes have gotten lighter as I’ve used it. A new go to for me

2 years ago
Love this product use it in the morning. Makes me skin feel awake and plump
Beauty Bliss Member
2 years ago
Absolutely amazing
Have been using this product now a week and already noticing a difference. This is a must have in your skin care routine.
Beauty Bliss Member
2 years ago
Must have
I have been using this stuff for a year now and I love it, so well priced and feels lovely on the skin.

2 years ago
A little goes a long way! My dark under eyes are looking brighter...less "grey-purple" more red purple...Haven't been using for long. Looking forward to more results in the months to come.

3 years ago

Don't know why I got this I don't get dark under eyes but I'm sure it works. I just got it cause I want every product From this brand and it's cheap enough so why not. I actually want to gift it to my friend as she gets the mean dark undereyes.

3 years ago

This feels lovely on the eyes, but I'm not 100% sure it's actually doing anything. Been using it for over a month now. I will keep using it, but probably won't purchase again
Beauty Bliss Member
3 years ago

This product is part of my daily am/pm face routine. I swear by this stuff as I have been using a for a year and can see a huge difference in the eye contour areas of my face.

3 years ago

Another fave in my skincare kit from The Ordinary!! Using before bed is ideal, you'll wake up with hydrated and smooth under eyes. A little bit goes a long way also :)
Beauty Bliss Member
3 years ago

I really love this product. My skin feels more hydrated, my make up applies effortlessly, my pigmentation issue seems lighter- perhaps with prolonged use I'll see a markable difference. I would recommend this to friends and family because for the hydration it gives your skin and make up application being so much better that alone is a 10/10 I wish all products made this much difference :) definitely impressed

3 years ago

This has definitely helped reduce the creases under my eyes and has helped with the darkness too. My makeup sits on a lot better when using this product too
Beauty Bliss Member
3 years ago

Really seen a improvement in my eyes!Reduced the dark circles and I only have to use a small amount.Great product, great price too.

4 years ago

Great to use in the morning to wake up tired eyes. Good product for the price

4 years ago

Haven’t noticed any difference from use. However, my undereyes are less puffy

4 years ago

Was really good, couldn’t tell if it worked but the dark circles seemed to have dialed down

4 years ago

Easy to apply- you dont need much at all. Hard to tell if its doing anything to the pigmentation but can definitely see a difference in puffiness around the eyes.
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