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    The OrdinaryCaffeine Solution 5% + EGCG<p>A must-have miracle for tired eyes, The Ordinary&#8217;s Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG contains an extremely high concentration of caffeine, supplemented with highly-purified Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (EGCG) from green tea leaves. Independent studies have indicated that topical use of these ingredients can help reduce the look of puffiness and dark circles around the eye contour, reviving and brightening the delicate skin around the eye. The potent blend of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories provided by this lightweight serum will noticeably improve the appearance of your peepers, letting you look bright eyed and bushy tailed &#8211; even when you&#8217;ve been burning the midnight oil.</p>ORD005114577699151906705 stars, based on201 reviews 5.80Cult BeautyNew
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    The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

    The Ordinary
    Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
    ( 30ml )

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    • Why it's Cult

      Eye-deal for waking up sleep-deprived eyes, this featherweight serum features an extremely high concentration of caffeine and EGCG (a potent polyphenol found in green tea) to provide a powerful blend of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories to the delicate eye area. Studies have shown that topical use of both ingredients can reduce puffiness and dark circles, delivering results that must be seen to be believed. 

    • Description

      A must-have miracle for tired eyes, The Ordinary’s Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG contains an extremely high concentration of caffeine, supplemented with highly-purified Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (EGCG) from green tea leaves. Independent studies have indicated that topical use of these ingredients can help reduce the look of puffiness and dark circles around the eye contour, reviving and brightening the delicate skin around the eye. The potent blend of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories provided by this lightweight serum will noticeably improve the appearance of your peepers, letting you look bright eyed and bushy tailed – even when you’ve been burning the midnight oil.

    • How to use

      Massage a small amount onto the eye contour morning and evening.

    • Full ingredients list

      Aqua (Water), Caffeine, Propanediol, Maltodextrin, Glycerin, Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside, Gallyl Glucoside, Hyaluronic Acid, Oxidized Glutathione, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Polypodium Vulgare Rhizome Extract, Cetraria Islandica Thallus Extract, Sphagnum Magellanicum Extract, Urea, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Xanthan gum, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Propyl Gallate, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Ethoxydiglycol, Benzyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol.

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    The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

    The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Reviews

    Hmmm
    I love The Ordinary, I think it's one of the best brands out there and that's a hill I'm prepared to die on. This product however, not sure. I've been using it for a long time and I've not noticed massive results, my under-eye area is looking a little brighter maybe, but not sure if it's this product that is making the difference (not actually sure about eye treatments in general tbh). But feels nice and refreshing to use, and it's super good value
    Awake my eyes literally
    This is a great product for AM, I mean I woke up tired I put this and my eyes feel awake already. Is great!
    Terrible product
    To be honest, I didn’t like this product at all. I have been using the product for almost a month now and I see no improvements in my dark circles or my puffy eyes. This product made my eyes dry. Since I have a lot of dry patches around my eyes, I have a lot of wrinkles around my eyes now making me feel insecure. Every time I apply sunscreen now, the skin around my eyes feels sensitive. I am very disappointed with this product.
    The best serum ever!
    I use this serum day and night and can honestly see so much difference. I feel more alert and my dark circles are pretty much faded. I am 40 so need all the help I can get in looking and feeling awake as a busy mum and working full time. This is a must-have in my skincare routine!
    Not sure what this does.
    I bought it because I heard it is an amazing undereye/dark circle fighter. I gave it an honest shot multiple times, however, it did literally NOTHING for me. Made my under eyes even dryer than before, did nothing for my darkness and my under eyes were starting to get flaky.
    Only eye treatment that has worked for me
    I have used a lot of eye treatments in the past as i work nights so I do get visible puffiness and bags. After my third night in a row my eyes are very puffy and I am quite self conscious of it , this product has reduced my puffiness and bags significantly. Of all of the expensive eye treatments I have used none of them have worked for me. I have just purchased a second bottle so that I won’t be without !
    Very nice
    I haven't seen many results yet, but I've been using it for just two weeks. I do feel that it works every time I use it. I look forward to see more results, but for now I'm very pleased with the product!
    Brightens Eyes
    I work this in using a quartz roller and it really helps to brighten my eyes and reduce puffiness. It can sting the eyes if like me you get a bit exuberant with the roller but that’s on me not the product
    Thumbs up
    I'm so happy with this product! I've been using it for the past two weeks AM and PM and it is starting to show progress on my panda eyes! Slowly, the dark patches in the corner of my eyes are disappearing. The product is incredibly light and it doesn't leave any residue on the skin. Works well under makeup, however I haven't experimented much as I'm not a usual makeup wearer. The packaging is ideal for dispensing the right amount of solution on the skin.
    Damn!
    I’m loving this product and the ordinary brand in general! All you need is one drop per eye, so this bottle will last very long. It’s been a month and my puffiness and especially my dark circles have cleared. Definitely recommend.
    Didn't work for me
    I have used this product for a few weeks now and sadly I don't see any difference in the dark circles under my eyes. The product does have a good moisturising effect around the eyes but that is the only positive I can find. Will not be purchasing again.
    Great product.
    Been using it for a few months now and really can see a difference, in both my puffiness and my dark circles. Will repurchase.
    Value for money
    I've been using this for a few weeks now, and has been fantastic for my puffy eyes. It's not done that well with the darkness under my eyes but I'm still happy with the product.
    The Ordinary eye serum
    This product is without doubt the BEST value for money effective skin care Ive ever bought in over 40 years!!
    The Ordinary Caffeine Solution
    This is light not too oily and my eyes look better for using it. Also great value.
    Dark eye eraser!
    This isn't a product you can expect overnight results from. However after longer term use I've definitely seen a reduction in my under eye circles. You only need a small amount so it lasts ages! Me and my mum both LOVE this product!
    Amazing!
    I have only been using this product for a week and i love it! I have dark circles and i am already noticing a difference. I am applying the serum twice a day as instructed and my eyes are already looking a lot brighter. The feel of the serum when you apply it is also amazing, it is cooling and lightweight, it's perfect for tired eyes. I highly recommend this product!
    This is magic.
    I've always had dark circles and this product just makes them go away. You can feel how it tightens the skin at makes you look awake right away. A must!
    My love
    Thanks for the beautiful product. I will buy again and this is one of my favourite products.
    Stick with it
    I've been using this product for 5 months now and have definitely seen a difference. I started using it to help with the puffiness and bags under my eyes and it has definitely helped to get rid of that. I think my eyes do look a little less dark underneath too. It also last for a really long time as you only need a little, which is great.
    Hmm
    I’ve been using it for a week now and haven't really seen any results yet. But it is not a very good idea to apply underneath your makeup. It dried my concealer way too quickly and my eye makeup didn’t really show up. While the other eye makeup, which I applied without this serum underneath, was quite visible compared to this. As an eye serum its quite cooling and and doesn’t feel heavy at all but I am waiting to see results on my dark circles and bags.
    So so
    It reduced my puffiness but did nothing for my dark circles (although it’s notoriously difficult to treat dark circles with cosmetics alone). I do think it thinned my skin around my eye area, hard to scientifically prove this, however there was a noticeable (negative) difference in the elasticity of my skin around my eyes. I stopped using it straight away.
    Wow
    I have a very pale complexion and therefore the darkness under my eyes is very noticeable. I’ve only began using this product and have already noticed a difference. Highly recommend.
    Hmmmm
    I did see some difference in terms of the reduction of my large circles. But all in all I don't think it's worth it. As although it is a gel like formula it really dries up my under eye and at times leaves a residue.
    Anti-zombie weapon
    I'm really glad I gave this beauty a try - it really works for me from the beginning, getting me rid of swollen, darkened eyes each morning. I also use it around my hairline to promote some growth in my roots, I'm curious how that will turn out (and hopeful, too). Texture is nice, absorbs quickly and I tend to put it over my serum in the evening. It caused some irritation at first, and after a month I'm still getting used to the feeling of it after application (my skin is a little red, it doesn't itch, but feels warm - similar to low capsaicin ointments).
    it's OK...
    I haven't seen much of a difference but I stopped using it because it leaves a residue on my skin so if I put concealer on after, it goes flaky...
    Naaah
    Not working for me
    The best in the price range
    Truly amazing product. I can really feel the puffy eye bags have been tightened and my eyes look more energized. I used to pay much more price for an eye product like this.
    Красивые глазки!
    Как я раньше жила без этого раствора не понимаю! Утром после сна, несколько капель наношу вокруг глаз, через несколько минут наношу крем от морщин вокруг глаз. Сыворотка уменьшает припухлость, делает глазкам яркость и красоту! Мне помогло от отечности на 100%. Рекомендую! How I used to live without this solution I don’t understand! In the morning after sleep, I apply a few drops around the eyes, after a few minutes I apply the cream for wrinkles around the eyes. Serum reduces swelling, makes eyes bright and beautiful! It helped me from puffiness by 100%. Recommend!
    Ultimate love
    I soooo love this serum, helps a lot with around eye area, reduces dark circles a lot and removes puffiness This is a must go, gives amazing results.
    Great
    Definitely reduces puffiness, I can't really speak for the dark circles but as that hasn't really been an issue for me. My one qualm is that concealer doesn't blend smoothly overtop, I found that it would go patchy (this happened with any concealer I tried), however when I started mixing in a drop of rosehip oil that stopped happening.
    I recommend it
    50% of the lines disappear around the eye and dark circles
    Game changer!
    Goodbye waking up with puffy eyes looking like you are the offspring of a blowfish. I apply this every night under my eyes under my eyebrows where I also get puffy. I wake up looking like I have been awake for hours. It is amazing. Wayne Goss recommended it and he has yet to fail me. As for long time results, I don't know. But short time... It is good!
    Nice!
    It's not a miraculous product, but absorbs well, has improved skin quality, and doesn't irritate eye area.
    Feels amazing
    That warm feeling in the morning is incredible. Helps me to wake up and reduce puffiness.
    Actually Works!
    It's not a miracle worker, which I think is waaay better for the long term, so after two-three weeks of daily use in the am, I started seeing a difference. A few months in, and the results are there. It doesn't make my dark circles disappear completely, but now they are barely noticeable. You need so little from the product to make it work, so it will last you for a very very long time. Be careful not to get it into your eyes, because the experience is not... pleasant. TO are an amazing brand and everything they do is like a gift.
    Got an allergy
    Maybe it’s a good product overall but it burnt under my eyes. Had to stop using. Not for everyone I guess.
    Its ok
    Don't take me wrong, it is a just a normal serum but I can't see any difference after having it for 2 months. It's perfect for someone that doesn't have many under-eye issues.
    Love!
    Works well for me, I use it morning and night and pat into the eyelid and under-eye- keeps my eyes bright and 'unpuffy'!
    Amazing!
    I recently bought this product, and all I can say - I love! It's definitely a more "morning" product for me since I mainly use it for it's ability to de-puff.
    Really 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%.
    Not sure about the effectiveness
    I started using it 2 months ago. At the begining there was a warm feeling at the area that I was applying it, indicating that there was some kind of action (maybe increase of the blood circulation?). But the last month I don't feel anything and I wonder if it lost it's effectiveness. Furthermore I'm not sure if it was realy effective for the puffiness (I don't have dark circles)
    Feels nice
    I've been trying this one consequently for over two months and I definitely see a difference. It feels great as well. I will absolutely buy it again if the one I currently have is empty.
    Really works!
    I didn’t have high hopes this would really help my eye bags much as nothing ever has. I have tried them all! I did not see much difference at first but am now noticing results after using this for about 6 -7 weeks day and night... I keep thinking must be placebo effect as I can barely believe it, being so used to nothing working! But the bags really have shrunk! They have not gone, I doubt they ever will but I am contented that they are a lot less now. I have been on the quest for a solution for this for many years since an illness and then allergies, am now in my early sixties. I think bags are worse than wrinkles. I am so enthusiastic I am trying out other TO products to hopefully maybe tackle pigmentation and if wrinkles are helped in any way it would be an added bonus! I recommend trying this at least. I advise you persevere to really notice results but in my case anyway, worth the wait!
    The jury is still out......
    Bought this with high hopes. Used it on just one eye for two weeks (and no creams at all on the other eye) to see if there was any noticeable difference. I think there was. It certainly smooths out lines and crinkles after a few minutes of patting it around the eye area, but I’m not sure if the effects are that long-lasting. However I am now using it on both eyes, morning and night. I like it under make-up. It’s been about a month now and I am still monitoring it! It wasn’t expensive so I’m very prepared to persist with it! I would buy again.
    Good
    Its a really good product and i may need to put it everyday to see a change.
    Not impressed
    I use many of The Ordinary products and love them. However, I was so disappointed in this one. Haven’t felt or seen any differences at all so don’t feel it’s worth purchasing again sadly.
    Does what it promises!
    I loooove this item, I have almost every offering that The Ordinary has, but this is one I have to have in stock at all times. Writing this from my hospital bed as I had to order one to use whilst in here, I can't bear to be parted from it! I do in the morning layer it with Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes and Nuxe Multi Correction Eye Serum at night for extra moisture, but this stuff certainly does the heavy lifting!
    Won’t buy it again
    Have seen zero changes in my skin. Trying on the hips to see if it works on my cellulite :-))
    Nice but
    I had high hopes for this product - I have naturally dark blueish circles under my eyes and I'd hoped this would help with them but I've not noticed any difference so far, maybe I'm using it wrong?? It does feel lovely on the skin especially straight after cleansing but I probably wouldn't buy this one again.
    Very useful for problematic skin
    Even though it has not reduced puffiness as much as I would have liked, sometimes I tend to apply it all over my face (not only around the eye area) and I think my skin has gotten so much better, in terms of acne and discolouration. I have less pimples and my face is not as red anymore. Happy, would totally repurchase! :)
    Re: great product
    You only need a tiny drop and it goes a long way. It’s not too oily and is excellent value for money.
    Plumped skin
    My skin under my eyes is really plumped but I haven’t really got dark circles so I can’t tell if it works on that.
    Not impressed
    I bought this product because of the great reviews and used it for 2 weeks now... I am giving it a 3 because I hope it will work in the longer term (if so I’ll add a new review) but so far I have seen no improvement in my dark circles. It makes the skin more plump though, I’ll give it that.
    So far, so good
    I have big, dark circles and puffiness and the product works very well in comparison with other products that I have tried but is not life changing.
    Hoping for a miracle that didn’t happen
    Disappointed by this product. Have used for 3 weeks, twice daily. No noticeable difference. If I apply moisturiser and concealer on top, my under eye area dries out and the makeup looks flakey. Ah well. Don’t waste your money.
    Works well
    So far, out of the eye products that I've tried to lighten up my slightly dark under eyes, this one works best for me. It took about 2 weeks before I noticed and improvement on my eye. I haven using it for a little over a month now. I'm happy I gave this one a try.
    Really good
    Works really well to wake up eyes in the morning - I've also been using it on my wrinkly neck skin and I think it's having some smoothing effect. Will definitely buy again!
    Meh
    I first tried it only on one of my dark circles and I have to say you could notice the difference with from the other eye. But after I've used it everyday for about two weeks I couldn't really notice any difference. It's just a little improvement, the darkness is still there. I wouldn't buy it again.
    Disappointing.
    After reading all the reviews, I expected a lot from this product but was disappointed. What I dislike the most is the texture. It is rather sticky and did not hydrate my under eyes.
    Caffeine Solution 5%
    THE GREATEST PRODUST I HAVE EVER USED!!!
    Hydrating
    I have been using this for about a month have not seen much of a difference with my eye bags not sure anything will ever work. But they are not as dry as before.
    So much love for this
    Another The Ordinary product that has won my heart. Immediate and long lasting effects, my eyes can’t be more thankful. I’ve always suffered from morning puffy eyes/dark circles since teen years and it’s only since I started using this (over a year now) that I’ve forgotten what that feels like. All aces!
    Great product and great price
    At first, I was not sure if the serum was working, until one day I forgot to use it and realised what my under eye circles looked like before...
    Great
    Use for scars and cellulite.
    Miracle
    It worked instantaneously on my bags and my dark circles disappeared after a few days. I have never seen such instant results from a product.
    Amazing.
    I'm really impressed with this product as it has improved the puffiness on my eyes dramatically.
    Feels good
    I just started using it. Feels good on eyes. Can't say if it works for dark circles or not.
    Amazing.
    This product is sooo good, I saw a difference within 1 week of using it. It does exactly what it says.
    Very impressed
    Amazing serum at an amazing price, I love this product, it’s almost worked miracles
    Not see anything too much
    Maybe take a time more than 2 weeks? But you need to be careful if you put on damaged skin because it will be painful!
    So Impressed
    I'm ultra self conscious about my under eye skin and nothing has worked to improve the look and fine lines (which look much worse if I've been out in the cold/wind). My skin is very sensitive and easily irritated so I was a bit nervous about using this but needn't have worried. I've used it am and pm for the last couple of weeks and could tell the difference, not only that but my husband proactively commented that my under eyes look better which is a miracle in itself. Really pleased with this, bargain price, highly recommended!
    Dark circles under the eyes are significantly smaller
    Nice serum. I use it twice a day (morning and evening). It helped a lot with my dark circles under the eyes.
    Great way to start each morning
    Lightweight, cooling eye gel that I keep in the fridge and apply every morning after washing my face. Fantastic feeling each and every time :)
    Disappointing
    Hoping that the wonderful ingredients that are supposed to be in this product would work, I am yet to find something that makes this product a must for those who wish to hide dark circles and reduce puffiness around eyes. Do not even contemplate the idea of investing in this product.
    Starting to make a difference!
    I am giving this five stars stars as I am beginning to see a difference and like the consistency of this lightweight serum. So onwards and upwards!
    Excellent
    Slow but steady results. A must buy!
    Not for sensetive eyes
    Liked it, you really can see some result
    Great Feeling
    ***English translation*** Perfect for the morning~~
    Good
    It's a nice formula unlike other eye products but it is quite strong if it gets into your eyes, so be careful with that.
    No difference!
    Used over a month, had seen no difference whatsoever. Still dark eyes and i use AM and PM! Not worth wasting your money
    Excellent
    Excellent
    It is working
    I have been doing my research on how best to reduce eye bags, as mine are/were more like suitcases. I found out that caffeine reduces them, so I looked at and tried some eye creams/serums and none seemed to work in the long term, they were more instant fixes until you wash your face! (I always try out products for 4 weeks before trying something new, to give them a chance) I then came across this but it was out of stock, so I put my name on the wait list. I am glad I did as I noticed a considerable difference in the reduction of the bags after 3 days using it 2 times a day morning and evening. I could feel it working as it tightened the loose skin under my eyes, They are not quite there yet as its only been 2.5 weeks of use ( I received it the beginning of August, but I was in the middle of trying something else) I have repurchased it (just to stock up). So to cut my long story short I HIGHLY recommend this serum.
    Magic Eye Potion
    I have a lot of love for The Ordinary right now. I feel like Hermione Granger in Potions class at Hogwarts with all my little bottles to play with & the magic they weave! Ok, The Caffeine solution 5% & EGCG is amazing for reducing the puffiness in my eyes. I have hooded eyes, & pretty sensitive skin. I had a reaction to a well known premium brand of skincares' eye cream & my eyes were very swollen, I had ice on them but I also dabbed this serum on & it reduced the puffiness, without stinging. I cannot use thick creams on the eyes as they make my hooded eyes puffier , this serum is quit runny just the right consistency & feels soothing , as for the dark circles, I'm a nurse who does night shifts and I think I will need to give it time! Excellent product!
    Hasn't worked on my dark circles yet
    I've been using this most nights for about a month and can't see any difference in the dark circles, my main problem, although they aren't that dark. However, whilst my eyes don't get puffy underneath very often, I don't think I've had any at all recently which could be down to using this product. I'm hopeful that as I continue to use it, my dark circles will start reducing, as so many others have had success.
    Difference
    It's nice and all... I have dark undereye corners but no puffiness, this didn't combat this. Will use a few more months but probably will not repurchase.
    Meh
    Bought this hoping it would get rid of or help with my dark circles however after a month of using both AM&PM, I haven't noticed a change. The one thing it's really helped is when my eyes are puffy from the lack of sleep etc, it sorts that out rather quickly. Wouldn't buy again since the dark circles is my main issue!
    This is a Repurchase for Me
    Excellent product.
    Satisfied
    I bought this for me (32) and my mother (58 - she has evident puffy eyes and dark circles) and we both are so satisfied with this serum. It is light yellow, thick, and sticky and I noticed a visible improvement in terms of puffiness and darkness. My mother also told me that since she started using this (around 10 days), her eyes also stopped tearing in the morning after makeup... AMAZING! Please Cult Beauty, keep it restocked!
    Great Poduct!
    I use caffeine drops every morning. I feel they calm the redness and relax my under eye swelling.
    It's great
    I have puffy eyes, it really help to drain some excess water and de-puffs my eyes. However, it is not moisturising enough.
    It works
    I was about to give up all hope of finding a dark circle remedy that actually worked when I stumbled across this gem. It works! Use a little every night and rub completely in. I find that it’s not a good base for make-up (congeals the makeup under my eye) so I don’t use it in the morning. A must try.
    Not for me
    After a recommendation from a makeup artist, I purchased this in the hope of lessening dark circles. I found this really drying and as a result it created creases under my eye making me look old, tired and run down. As for dark circles, I can’t say they were reduced at all.
    It is amazing!
    First of all, I want to mention that I am a person with real dark circles...I have them since always, so actually since I was born. I already agreed that nothing will help for that because my face is just like that. I bought this product to give it a try, but mostly for puffiness issue that I started to have some days and I can't figure it out from where it comes, I guess bad circulation in my veiny undereye area. So after I tried it first I was like mehhh... it doesn't really do anything. It was on my shelf for few weeks, I just didn't use it. I came back to this product about 4 days ago because my eye puffiness was driving me crazy and I just didn't know what else I can do. And then a miracle happened! I was using it morning and evening for 4 days and my eye area day by day is better. I just can't believe how it improved mine under eye area. I look so fresh and younger even tho I am 26 years old, I don't have any wrinkles yet but my eyes in the morning looked horrible lately... so basically it didn't improve my dark circles, it seems to be a little bit less spread but I still have them. For puffiness is my number one! Just try to use it at least for few days in a row to see the results.
    Another reason to love coffee
    Goodbye morning puffiness and hello to a flawless concealer application. This product is very potent, and you can actually see it and feel it working. In just a few minutes it sinks into the skin and gets rid of any puffiness, tightens the eye area, layers perfectly under concealer/foundation, no one will ever know that you haven't slept because you've binged watched series all night!
    Average
    I don't see much difference after using this product.
    No difference
    I had really high hopes for this to reduce my dark circles because the reviews I have read about it have been so positive and also it's really affordable. I used it day and night for about a month but unfortunately noticed no real difference whatsoever. When I applied it, it felt like it "tightened" a little bit around my eyes, but that was about it. It didn't do anything for my dark circles.
    The ordinary caffeine solution
    Absulutely brilliant.
    The best
    Bought this all the way from Malaysia. The best product to get rid of eye bags. I've used it for 1 week and the different is amazing.
    Great Value
    Fantastic product, within two days of using it, I immediately noticed a difference. Less puffiness and darkness around my eyes. I use a tiny bit around my eye contour after applying Kiehl's creamy avocado eye cream. Top stuff, highly recommend.
    Loveeee
    So nice to put on morning and night, absorbs so quick so is really nice under makeup, the bottle lasts FOREVER as well!
    works
    Works for puffiness, but not dark circles
    not completely satisfied!
    Works while using only,results are temporary... On days I don't use this I see no difference..
    I love this!
    This eye serum has done wonders for me! I will repurchase this item over and over again. Not only does it work so well but look at the price tag! Amazing. I have no dark circles anymore thanks to this eye serum and my morning puffiness has GONE!! I really recommend this.
    Tightening results
    I bought this eye serum for eye puffiness in the mornings and it worked like magic. It tightened both my under area and the lid, making my eyes open and ready to go by the time I’m leaving the house. But don’t expect it to help with your issues in the long run. It’s more of a short-term solution, even if it’s a good one (and cheap!!!).
    Not sure what does it do
    Bought it a long time ago. Haven’t noticed a difference. This little bottle goes a long way. I’m not sure if I should keep using it.
    Not buying again
    I used this two times before my eye area went bright red and started to burn my skin then started becoming dry and flaky. Incredibly uncomfortable. it took two weeks for my eyes to go back to normal, but I tried one more time to see if it was definitely the solution (and not any of my other products), and almost immediately the same reaction, so washed it off. Looking at the other reviews, this might be ok for others. But not good for my skin.
    Did not notice any results..
    I've been using it now for a month and did not notice any difference, I will continue to use it for a while to see if there is any changes?
    Not bad
    Helped a little in whitening under my eyes.
    Caffeine solution
    Amazing product with amazing price Noticed a difference within hours.
    Didn’t help with dark circles, unfortunately
    The only good thing I can mention is the fact that it felt nice to apply.
    Really love this product
    Only been using for about 4 days and can already notice my dark circles are clearing. So affordable and because you only need the tiniest amount of product it lasts for ages! Will definitely be repurchasing and would recommend
    Lasted forever but no results
    Pros: loved the hydrating/cooling feeling after putting this under my eyes, one bottle lasted me ages as you only need a little amount. Cons: didn't see any changes, unfortunately, used it strictly once a day for almost 2 months.
    Didn't work for me
    I absolutely love the Ordinary products however this Caffeine solution did not work for me. I realise that it's quite difficult to find eye products that really do the job however this one not only did it not work but it also appeared to make the skin under my eyes very sensitive. There was no irritation at all but somehow it even seemed to decrease the elasticity of the skin and increase the appearance of lines.
    Amazing
    I absolutely love this product!! It really helped reduce my puffy eyes.
    Painful
    My poor poor under eyes. After a week of using this it felt like I was applying acid. Additionally, any product I put on my under eyes after (even Aveeno cream) burnt like acid. The skin under my eyes was very red and sensitive so I stopped using it immediately. I woke up this morning and the skin is peeling off. I wouldn't say I have extremely sensitive skin so I'm very surprised with this. Thank god it was only £5.
    Give it time
    Confession - I stopped using this product for a few months and boy did I notice a difference! It really helps reduce the puffiness around my eyes and keeps those dark circles at bay. I’ll never skip this step in my skin care routine again!
    Disappointing
    It doesn't do what it is supposed to. No matter how much I apply, it makes absolutely no difference to the dry skin and red area around my eyes. Been trying it for weeks now and absolutely nothing has happened! I really expected it to work reading all the reviews about. Wouldn't buy it again or recommend it to anyone.
    Very good
    I have used this product for a little under a month and I’ve seen noticeable changes, my under eyes are a lot brighter where I used to have quite deep purple underneath my eyes as well as bags. The bags haven’t gotten any different however purely the colour
    Fab!
    This eye serum is fab, works like a treat! And I’ve also noticed that it’s making my eyelashes grow thicker! Double win
    Love it!
    Really saw a difference, I have puffy and dark under eyes. I've tried a lot of different products but this one really made a difference. Highly recommend it!
    Disappointing
    I really, really, reeeeally wanted this to work. I read so many great reviews and I’ve religiously applied it every morning and every night for over a month. No difference whatsoever. No short term effect, no lasting effects. Such a pity. Just as well it was cheap!
    Absolutely recommend
    I have always suffered from tired and drowsy eyes and always seem to have dark circles. I love this. It firms the skin under my eyes. I apply a few drops and massage it in, then add my usual eye cream and I love it.
    Try something else
    No difference to dark circles
    Good
    Time is needed to make product to work stated
    No difference
    Can’t say I saw any improvement in the skin around my eyes, used as instructed and more...no change
    No effect
    Don't see any changes to dark circles after 2 weeks use. Maybe more time of regular use is needed, or maybe this is a good product for young ladies only. Hardly will repurchase. More expensive products do have much better effect. (I have pale skin tone, combination type, age 40+).
    Good
    Tightens the skin, reduces puffiness, dark circles haven't faded as yet but I guess it's due to lack of sleep.
    The Ordinary Caffeine serum
    Am thrilled with this product. Have been using for one week now and am definitely seeing an improvement in puffiness under eyes. And at a bargain price! Give it a try...
    Caffeine product
    An effective product at low price.
    Good
    It does what it says. I apply this every night under my eyes and under my eyebrows where I also get puffy and I woke up with no puffy eyes. Really liking this.
    Does wonders
    I applied it under my skin, to my surprise I next day I woke up with no puffy eyes I don't have any dark circles tbf.. can't say much bout it...but it surely reduces puffiness
    Amazing
    Absolutely amazing! I've never used a product to eye area that works so well! I'm in love with it!
    HORRIBLE BURNED MY FACE
    Recently I’ve bought the Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG and I was super excited about it. When I tried for the second time, the excesses of the products I applied also around my lips, if I knew it what would happen I would never do that. Next morning around my lips was EXTREMELY dry! It was so dry that hurt! And 2 days later around my lips got dark! I normally have amazing skin, super healthy and glowing, I do not have scars or dark spots. Now all around my lips it just so ugly! Looks like I ate chocolate and never cleaned myself. (Someone actually asked that). I don’t know what to do, and looks like the dark spots will stay. Its been a week already. I wish I could upload a photo! BE CAREFUL!
    Awesome
    One of the best eye products I've ever used! Makes my eyes look less puffy and tightens the area underneath!
    I didn't notice any change
    Well, I don't know if this product works. I have been using it for 3 weeks so far nothing changed really. Maybe it needs more time to see the effect.
    So so
    I use it every day for about 1-5 months now and I didn't see any difference. It does feel fresh when you apply it but overall no results. I have very purple dark circles (they're still the same) I don't really have puffiness. I still use it every day just for the nice cool feeling it gives and the bottle will take forever to empty as you need a tiny amount for both eyes. 3 stars just for the feeling and the price which is super affordable. You are not even losing out if you give it a try. It didn't work for me but honestly, in hereditary dark circles, I don't think that anything will work.
    Haven't noticed a difference yet
    I have been using this day and night for about a month, but haven't seen a reduction in dark pigmentation around the eyes.
    Caffeine eye solution
    So glad I've found something that doesn't irritate my eyes by the afternoon! Packed full of goodies and the lovely dropper application means no delicate skin pulling.
    Definitely shrinks purple under eye
    I’ve just purchased my second bottle of this, I’ve been using it morning and night after essence/toner and I definitely have noticed a reduction in the amount of purple under my eyes and the puffiness. My under eye area has “deteriorated” in appearance in the week between when I ran out of the first bottle and got the second so I definitely know it’s working. I’ve tried so many eye products, a lot that are much more expensive than this, and this is the one I will continue to repurchase.
    Love it
    Best under-eye product I have ever used with immediate results in brightening and waking up that area .
    Good
    Good but not as good as I thought it would be.
    Wont buy it again
    It didn't do anything at all...
    very nice
    I have puffy and reddish eyes when I wake up or when I'm tired. I use this solution morning and night and I feel like my eyes are less puffy, less red (the skin) and less tired looking overall. I feel like I get a boost of energy on my eyelids :P
    Amazing!!
    I’ve been using morning and night now for about 3 weeks and it’s transformed the bags and dark circles I’d developed since becoming a mummy! I’d definitely recommend this!
    Not made for me
    Its been a month since I've started using it and I've had zero results. I bought two bottles one for myself and the other one for my mother and we both have seen no results. Wouldn't recommend it. Instead, I bought an eye cream recently from miniso which was cheaper than this ordinary product and must say that it did wonders.. I applied on one eye the ordinary product and on the other eye that eye cream from miniso I can clearly tell the difference, the puffiness has markedly reduced and wrinkles on the eye on which I used miniso eye cream and nothing happened on the other eye on which I used the ordinary product. I've read other people comments on this ordinary product and a lot of them were satisfied with it so maybe this wasn't made for me I suppose.
    A permanent addition
    The only eye 'cream' that I have used that has reduced dark circles. The colour and depth of my dark circles has improved dramatically - I would say maybe 80% gone. It will sooth puffiness / reduce bags but I don't find it does my in the way of fine lines - I like to add a drop to my usual eye-cream for double effect. It is a strange consistency so if using on it's own you may need to wait a little while before applying makeup. I think I will have in my kit forever and at such a good price point - you really can't go wrong.
    Really good, it works & great value.
    I bought this with trepidation - could something so cheap transform a 52 year olds eyes?...but I am really pleased. I wanted something to tighten my fine lines and discolouration. It has absolutely done that and it is so cheap and I reckon it will probably last a year! One drop each morning under each eye, takes a while to sink in, then over onto my eyelid. It has got rid of all fine lines and even smoothed a deeper line that was forming at the side of my eyes. Colour under eye is also better. Doesn't smell and others have mentioned it stinging if you get it in your eye but I have not experienced this. Love the packaging. I also bought a more expensive eye cream but this is the one that works! Try it!
    Fab product
    Little goes a long way. It does take a few applications to really see the full effect - but after a break in using it, you really notice just how much it does. Reduces darkness and puffiness really well.
    Amazing
    Leaves my undereyes less dark and puffy and lasts a long time.
    Great value caffeine eye product
    Nice and lightweight and soaks in quickly. I only had vague dark circles but within a week, there was a noticeable improvement.
    Not 100% sure
    I definitely like it, hence 4 stars. My eyes feel fresh. But I'm not really sure that it actually works as I didn't clearly see the results. Maybe I haven't used it for long enough to actually see the difference, but 4 stars only for the feeling that it leaves.
    A staple skin care product
    The product has definitely reduced some puffiness. I barely use any on my eyes - just dab a dot under each eye then rub in. Will definitely last a long time.
    It works for under eye wrinkles
    Before buying a product, I made sure to read the reviews for references that's why I am writing this; to help others. This product works! My under eye wrinkles are almost gone just after 4 days of usage. I wonder why this is not five star rated.
    Didn’t work
    I’m 21 and have had dark circles since my teens. They’ve gotten worse over the years and the bags under my eyes have also become more sunken. I bought this after reading so many great reviews about how it worked for others and after trying so many other products and none of them working I thought this would! I’ve been using it for around 6 months now, twice every day, and have seen little improvement to the darkness under my eyes. However, I think my circles now just may be too dark for anything to help so have given up completely, but if you only have a little darkness then this may work for you. I also recently found that it had damaged the skin under my eye and I ended up with a slight burn under my right eye which left a little flakiness so I couldn’t wear any makeup.
    Love it!
    I have tried a lot of The Ordinary's products but this is my favourite. In one week it not only reduced my dark circles but also made my eyelashes thicker. I've been using it on and off for about 6 months now and I no longer have dark circles.
    Didn't work for me but mum loves it
    I got this to tackle my dark circles but I found it a bit drying and it didn't sit well under my makeup. So I gave it to my mum and she loves it and it has made a difference for her puffiness under her eyes.
    Really good for dark circles and bags under my eyes
    Works good for reducing bags under eyes.
    Caffeine Solution 5%
    I've been using this for just over a week, morning and evening. One drop has been enough to go under both eyes and a light touch on the eyelids. I don't use any more otherwise it leaves a white residue on the skin. I usually have quite dark blue bags under the eyes the serum has done a good job of reducing the darkness and the puffiness.
    Amazing
    Been using for less than two weeks and already seen an amazing difference! I'm not really affected by puffiness exactly but I had awful dark circles and this makes it look like I'm wearing concealer all the time! I also have reeeally sensitive and thin skin around my eyes and this is absolutely fine - stings a bit if you get it in a cut/tear but generally not irritating at all! Will literally use this forever
    Firming
    Iv been using this for over a month now and feel the puffiness under my eyes has reduced . Only downside is if you get it in your eyes it stings like mad !
    Doesn’t do anything for me
    I don’t have puffiness, and it didn’t help me with the dark circles.
    Oil
    Feels like you are giving your eyes a treat.
    Good
    This actually works.
    Not a gimmick
    This actually works!! I’m always sceptical when it comes to magic solutions for under eyes as they rarely do the job but I can honestly say that I see a difference the very next morning when I use it. Really lightens the shadows under my eyes. The only downside is that it makes my concealer a bit drier than usual so don’t wear it during the day.
    Does nothing for dark circles!
    I was “wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin'” this would work on my dark circles, do something even small to change them- it did absolutely nothing #gutted #thesearchgoeson
    No improvement
    I love The Ordinary so really wanted this to work on my dark circles. Packaging and texture of serum felt as luxurious as usual, but unfortunately after using a whole bottle I saw no improvement to my dark circles. Also difficult to put eye makeup over, so reduced to just evening use.
    Nice
    I don't really have dark circles and I didn't buy it for that,so I can't say if it's good for that,but I bought it because it has caffeine(of course) which is a natural spf (slightly,like a 5,but still better than nothing).I also saw after it has lactic acid in it,which I don't know if I should be happy or sad. Lactic Acid is good for wrinkles, especially that u can't use acids under the eyes so this one has really small concentrations I guess,but the thing is I bought it for the "spf" so now it has lactic acid which you would need Spf for, so I guess I have to start using it only at night then.
    The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
    Seriously, this is good .. really pleased with the results.
    So far so good.
    I haven't seen a major difference but i guess it will take some time to work on my eyes.
    The best
    Best product for dark circles under the eyes...
    Small price big difference
    I have been using this product for 3 weeks now am and pm was a bit wary first after reading the mixed reviews on here. My dark circles started to become prominent even through concealer so I decided to give this a go and am I shocked at the results even from friends the comments are amazing. I use 2 drops in the morning around the eye contour and then 2 drops in the evening with this I also use the 100% organic cold pressed rosehip seed oil, as soon as you apply you can feel a slight tightness around the eye area where applied. My skin feels plumped around the eye area and also have noticed the dark circles lighting. Will purchase again.
    Works well
    I like the product, it really boosts my black areas under my eyes in the morning and leaves my skin plumped and fresh. I like the short tingling sensation it gives. I always apply eye cream on top of it, as it is quite dry but with some cream if doesn’t affect the makeup and there are no greasing lines under my eyes. Would recommend to anyone!
    Noticed a difference!
    Love it!
    Did absolutely nothing for my dark circles
    I have naturally dark pigmentation (brown) around my eyes that's genetic so literally no eye cream so far has helped with that. It’s a watery serum texture and it wasn’t very hydrating. I had to top up my eyecare with another eye cream over it if not my concealer would crease. Can’t speak to how it reduces puffiness as I don’t suffer from it so overall, this product was fine but probably was not for me.
    The ordinary
    Great.
    Wonderful
    Cheap price with excellent skincare!
    The ordinary
    Now I found something that really works
    Perfection
    The most extraordinary product that I have ever used. My eyes not swollen anymore.
    SO GOOD
    If your problem is dark circles this is the one to try. Super affordable and it really works. I don’t have super crazy dark circles but whenever I use it (almost always at night) I wake up with a much lighter under eye area! Definitely will buy again!
    Have seen a difference
    I've started to help puffiness under my eyes. It's a nice, light serum and I only use it in the morning. Looking forward to trying more things from this range
    Amazing
    This is so good that my fiance has started using it too. After a few weeks, my dark circles were pretty much gone, and his puffiness was massively reduced - will 100% purchase again.
    So worth it
    This is just amazing. It does exactly what it says. For real for real it is like morning coffee for your undereyes. A little goes a long long way and you can see results right away darkness and puffiness wise. I'm impressed.
    Great
    Really great product. Gentle on the skin and refreshing in the morning
    Disappointed
    I waited for this product to come back in stock and was excited to try it as the reviews were good. However, I have been disappointed with it. I don’t think it works at all but instead, I think my eyes look worse when I use it. I would not buy again.
    It actually works
    This is one of the best skincare products I have ever used because you actually can see a difference in a few minutes, nothing else help with my puffiness the way this does. You will need to apply a hydrating eye Creme after that as it makes the area a little drier. Can’t be without it.
    My experience
    Fantastic! I really recommend it to everyone.
    The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
    It's nice.
    Recommended by so Many Friends!
    Lots of friends are amazed by its function.
    It works
    Against the dark circles great
    Disappointing
    I have used several of The Ordinary products and found most of them to be amazing, however, this didn't seem to improve anything. My dark circles are exactly the same. Disappointing from a usually great brand.
    Absolutely unreal
    When I say I have tried everything to combat dark circles I literally mean everything. I have tried every under eye patch you can think of and even a few times a week, I didn’t think this would make much difference but wow it’s amazing. I always wanted to be able to do day to day with no makeup but couldn’t because my dark circles were that bad. Now, I never wear makeup. Could not recommend more xo
    Bot very good under concealer
    Just doesn't work with my mac concealer. Using it in the evenings before my eye cream. Have noticed a slight difference after a month or so.
    Even worse
    I was hoping it would help with dark circles especially but after a few applications, it makes everything even worse! Never had problems with puffy eyes but after using this serum I somehow always wake up puffy and with circles darker than usual. No idea why this happens. I'm a big fan of Deciem otherwise but this is a big disappointment. Started using it on my thighs, maybe the caffeine helps at least against cellulite :)
    Love This product
    There is barely an eye product that I have not used - some of which have been very expensive and returned very little in the way of improvement - until now. Over the past few weeks using this product both morning and evening has brought about a visible change to the puffiness of my under eye area with dark circles reduced. I will never be without this product.
    Love it
    This is the only thing that helped with my dark circles, love it. Dark circles and puffiness are gone for good (I hope). Will repurchase 100%.
    Coffee
    Great!
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE......
    ...this product and everything about it; especially the price. Be prepared to say bye, bye to dark circles and puffiness. It even fills up and smooth the fine lines under my eyes and tighten my crows feet. Finally a product which actually lives up to it's promises, and together with The Ordinary's Argireline Solution 10% you have a powerful anti-age duo for your eyes. Highly recommended.
    The most effective long-term
    I've tried a lot of products and home remedies to get rid of my dark circles, but this is perfect. I only used it in the evening and my dark circles were gone after the first use. I now only use it once in a while. Highly recommend.
    Will order again
    I immediately saw an improvement in the dark circles under my eyes. One week in and I no longer wear concealer. HG status for me.
    I love it
    It's the only eye product that is working for me right now (small baby home). It makes wonders.
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