The Ordinary The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG to target the look of dark circles and puffiness The Ordinary swatch of The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG eye serum

Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

Reduces appearance of eye contour pigmentation and of puffiness

6.70 CAD
This light-textured formula contains an extremely high 5% concentration of caffeine, supplemented with highly-purified Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (EGCG). 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. Additional studies have shown that caffeine can also reduce the appearance of cellulite. 


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.
Massage a small amount onto the eye contour AM and PM. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised. Keep out of reach of children. See how to combine multiple formulations from The Ordinary in a single regimen

Patch tests are an easy way to help predict if you may experience a negative initial reaction to a new product. It is recommended to perform a patch test before incorporating any new product into your regimen. We have outlined a general method for conducting your own patch test below based on the type of product.

  • Apply a small amount of the product onto a clean area of skin on the upper forearm.
  • Keep the area dry.
  • If the product has a specified duration of use, rinse off after this time has elapsed. Otherwise rinse off after 24 hours.
  • If any redness, burning, itching, blistering or irritation is observed at any time throughout the test, do not use the product.

For more product specific information, review our Patch Testing Guide.

Aqua (Water), Caffeine, Maltodextrin, Glycerin, Propanediol, Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside, Gallyl Glucoside, Hyaluronic Acid, Oxidized Glutathione, Melanin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, 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.

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from va muy mal compre esto hace mas de un mes, y he notado que me han salido manchas en el contorno de ojo , por tanto intentaba ponerme menos producto y que no tocara las manchas, y me aplicaba alpha arbutina en las manchas, en lugar de disiparlas se han extendido asi que dejo de usar este producto.
Date published: 2021-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great It’s super lightweight and smoothing for under eyes. Actually my friend was using another sensitive friendly eye serum product and he got red patch under his eyes! And when I gave him this to use, red patch disappeared in 1-2 times use! So, I really believe it’s a good product.
Date published: 2021-05-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Having problems I’ve been using it for one week and I really liked the feeling it leaves on my eye contour, I could also see some improvements on my dark circles while wearing the serum, but suddenly yesterday I had a bad reaction. Now I have redness all under my eyes and I don’t know if I can continue using this product when the redness will go away. Maybe it was my fault, because I put it after I’ve been exposing to sun for awhile (but with sunscreen protection)?
Date published: 2021-05-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from this was the least efficient, useless in fact I am at the bottom of my second bottle as I am so deliriously happy with the ordinary products that I thought by continuing using it , it would end up working on my horrid puffy eye bags. Sadly, bottle no 2 was as ineffective on me as bottle number one.... duh ! Please change the formula as it does nothing to reduce those post crying episodes of big swelling under the eyes.
Date published: 2021-05-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No noticeable benefits for me I've used this off and on for the last two years and I have never noticed any visible difference. I bought it at a time that my eyes were on the puffy side and it did nothing for them to reduce the puffiness.
Date published: 2021-05-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from leider nur durchschnittliches Produkt ich benutze das Produkt seit einigen Wochen, ich habe leiche Schwellungen unter den Augen , ich benutze das Produkt morgens und abends, die Augenpartie fühlt ich straff aber irgendwie leicht trocken an , ich habe nach dem Auftragen dass Gefühl noch eine zusätzliche Augencreme auftragen zu müssen , ganz zufrieden bin ich mit den Produkt nicht, ich werde das Produkt aufbrauchen, und wahrscheinlich nicht mehr Nachkaufen .Ich denke aber jeder solle den Produkt eine Chance geben, die Inhaltsstoffe und der Preis spricht für sich
Date published: 2021-05-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hollowness under eyes I got this product to try and combat hollowness under my eyes which seems to have got worse recently. I have to admit I need to use this product for longer to determine if it really helps as I’ve only been using it for a couple of weeks. I have noticed that it doesn’t leave a tightened feeling on skin around the eyes like another eye cream I have tried which is nice. One thing which has MAJORLY helped with my issue is exercises for under eyes! I have been following exercises to build up the muscle around my eye and have noticed it filling out in only 2 weeks and I will continue to do these exercises every day. Anyone else with a similar problem who may even have been considering micro needling, try the exercises first! I hope this helps!
Date published: 2021-04-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad reaction I bought this product roughly 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately, it caused a bad reaction. I felt a tingling sensation and currently have some red blotches around my eye. I have discontinued and will return product.
Date published: 2021-04-30
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