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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 Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 35

Consistency is the key

After 4 straight days of using it day and night I can see the skin tightening. I normally put it on top of my moisturizer as it dries the skin without it. Also, be sure to avoid putting too close to your eye. It’s a painful mistake lol One bottle goes a looooong way so I’d say it’s worth the price.

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

Removes the puff not the darkness

I bought this to remove the undereye darkness due to my series of allnighters. Sadly, it just reduced the puffiness which I honestly like (korean undereye cuteness). It would work for those with puffy lids in the morning for more awake looking eyes. Pretty sad about this purchase but I sometimes use to pacify unwanted puffiness between my nose and cheeks.

about 1 month ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type on
  • Skin Tone on
  • Facial Features on
  • Age 22

Call center agent approved!

My undereye area has always been problematic because of two factors: I work from 10 pm to 6:30 am (read: designer eyebags), and I'm allergic to a lot of things, making teary, puffy eyes a common occurrence. I bought this on a whim and have been religiously applying the oil AM and PM. I noticed a tingly sensation, but not to the point of discomfort. I look more rested (to the point where I often skip concealer!) and there's less of a shadow underneath my eyes when I take photos of myself. Also, the oil makes me feel like I'm nourishing my skin better and more quickly than a cream-based eye treatment, which can often take too long to absorb. Definitely worth repurchasing.

about 2 months ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Age 23

Safe for Eczema. Effective in fighting against dark under-eye woes, perfect for stressed out working millennial

(Note: I have a skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis, which is a milder form of eczema, and I found this safe for my skin)......I am a male and I previously didn't have a great deal about my skin (majority of my previous purchases were for my mother) until I recently started working and stress got the better of my skin, especially the eye part. I decided to buy this product so that I'd look fresh and energized at work, or practically everywhere. This product definitely helped me in fighting dark under-eye woes. While looking for the perfect eye serum/cream, this product had me fascinated because of its special set of ingredients which makes it a stand-out among other products (which usually have the same formulation, to be honest). Plus given how I personally witnessed the wonder of this brand, I started becoming interested in other The Ordinary products to solve my other skin concerns. P.S. I hope BeautyMNL would also create a section of products for people with special skin conditions like me.

3 months ago
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 37

Surprisingly effective!

I got this from a friend who felt she didn't need it. I didn't think this was doing anything. It feels nice and tingly when you apply it, but at first I didn't notice any improvement around my eyes. Then, within a week of use, I realized that I hadn't been applying concealer under my eyes anymore! I'm very sure I don't get eight hours of sleep, so it must be this!

5 months ago
Top Reviewer
  • Skin Type Dry
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 19

Temporary but work really good!

I bought this abroad a few weeks back i put a small drop on the back of my hand and massage it on my under eyes then I let it sit for about 2 mins. I do this twice a day morning and night. Honestly so amazed how it works. My dark circles disappear and my eyes are not puffy at all. Although one thing I did observe is that after I put it on the morning my dark circles are clear, and yes I do look super fresh on the way to work then going home I look at my self in the car mirror and wow my dark circles are back. I re-apply it at night and it disappears and comes right back in the morning. I dont know if the solution was meant to be temporary for only a few hours or it takes more than 2 weeks to take into effect? We'll see! I have a long way to go with this bottle!

6 months ago

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