Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG


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CLAIM TO FAME: An energizing solution that reduces pigmentation and puffiness around the eye area

FAST FACTS: Light-textured formula contains an extremely high 5% concentration of caffeine; supplemented with highly-purified epigallocatechin gallatyl glucoside (EGCG) from green tea leaves; helps reduce puffiness and dark circles around the eye area; features a pH level of 4.50-5.00; vegan formula is cruelty-free and doesn’t contain alcohol, oil, silicone, and nut

PERFECT FOR: Tired, fatigued, dull skin around the eyes

October 16, 2017
”I don’t use it as a eye serum. I find this formulation perfect as a slimming antioxidant serum. I used it on my undereye bags, cheeks, neck and jawline. It has noticeably slimmed down my cheek, jaw and neck, and made a lot less puffy taking down both fat and water retention. I love this product. Plus, the green tea content and the soy flavonoids works well with the caffeine and make it perfect as a firming, age preventing serum.”
–N (from the ordinary.com)

October 9, 2017
”I have been using this product since March, daily. I have deep, dark , genetic circles and noticeable eye bags. It has done wonders at reducing bags but not so much dark circles. I always have a back of this nonetheless. It can be a tad bit drying so make sure to use your face moisturizer around the eye contour as well.”
–CT (from theordinary.com)

WHAT YOU GET: (1) Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
INGREDIENTS: 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, Ethoxydiglycol, Benzyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol

Formulations are updated from time to time as part of our commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.

Massage a small amount onto the eye contour AM and PM.

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.

Additional studies have shown that caffeine can also reduce the appearance of cellulite.

The Ordinary

“Clinical formulations with integrity”—that’s what The Ordinary is about. Created to celebrate truth, veracity, and reliability, the beauty company is focused on advanced functional beauty while honestly communicating its products to its consumers. The end goal? Bringing to market effective, well-known technologies at reasonable prices. As part of DECIEM’s brands, The Ordinary is also free of Parabens, Sulphates, Mineral Oil, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Animal Oils, Benzalkonium Chloride, Coal Tar Dyes, Formaldehyde, Mercury, and Oxybenzone and does not test on animals. All you need is to try out one of their bestselling products, extremely affordable and effective skincare products and you’ll realize what makes The Ordinary, extraordinary.

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Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena/Moreno

Not too remarkable for an eye serum

The very first "eye cream/serum" I bought. Before I learn that eye creams aren't even necessary, I'm glad that at least I tried TO's version. Price point wise, it's acceptable but my problem lies with the claims they say. I know each person's experience is technically anecdotal and mine doesn't reflect generally. I've got to say reduction of pigmentation and puffiness is not that gravely emphasized because it didn't work for me much. Considering most serums or creams are hydrating, this didn't do much for me. After few minutes of applying it, I can clearly discern from the mirror that my eye area is dry. I didn't expect much too from the reduction of "Dark Circles". Seriously, after seeing certain information out there, there's really no product that does that. I guess, when you're eye area is properly hydrated, that the dark circles are at least reduced. This product doesn't help you fully achieve that. I'd like to think that the "warm feel" every time I apply it gives me that "awakedness" that I feel like my eyes won't be puffy or dull. May be it's just genetics but for more than two months of using it (and I'm around 2/3 of the bottle) I haven't seen very dramatic changes. Worth a try but won't repurchasing it. Say what, invest instead on very good moisturizers. You can apply those on your eye area too. 3/5

29 days ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Chinita
  • Age 20

Would definitely recommend!

I usually wake up with puffy eyes in the morning. When I started religiously using this product before I go to bed and before my make up routine, I started seeing instant results! My under eye area is significantly lighter after using this product for almost a year. If you experience any of these, I recommend you try this product. Worth the price!

about 1 month ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 25

I definitely see the difference!

I decided to try The Ordinary brand, and this being one of their top rated, I of course had to get it. Ive been looking for a solution I can use to improve the dark circles and puffiness in my eyes. The eye area has never been a problem for me, but being in the city and working a pretty stressful job, I think the eyes make an impact with your overall appearance. I like to look fresh! This did just that. I was really surprised actually. It’s cheaper than most eye serums. Its ingredients are straight forward. I love it! There is a huge difference whenever I use this either/ both morning or night. Definitely a staple in my skin care now.

about 2 months ago
Top Reviewer
  • Skin Type Normal
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 54

Absorbs nicely

I honestly didn’t see a difference with this product. I have been using it almost every night and morning, I like how it feels on the skin but I see no difference in the puffiness of my under eye area whatsoever. I also don’t see it brightening my dark circles either. The texture is oily so I do feel like it’s nourishing and it absorbs nicely as well, but otherwise no effect.

2 months ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Chinita/Chinito
  • Age 28

Works for me

I had a bad case of dark and puffy under eyes and this product saved me. The formula works for me considering i have quite a sensitive skin around the eye area. It’s not that pricey compared to other high end eye serums that work for me as well. Will definitely repurchase.

3 months ago
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Certified Buyer
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Mestiza

Against the odds

Ive been looking for something to save my tired looking, puffy undereyes for quite a while now, but all these creams and serums just somehow seem ridiculously expensive. I stumbled across this product while browsing The Ordinary line, and since other serums from the same brand have garnered good reviews, I decided to give it a try. I was hesitant at first because the reviews about it arent really all that pleasing, but with a price point like that, you arent really risking much. 3rd night in and I havent noticed any changes as to the dark line under my eyes, puffiness has reduced by a bit though but I think thats because Ive had a little more extra sleep in the past 2 nights. Im in it for the lightening claims, continuing usage for a month and I hope it doesnt fail me.

3 months ago

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