The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5 + egcg Review


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If you have dark circles under your eyes like us, then you’ve been probably waging a tiresome battle for years now. In our case, it’s a futile effort. Even after having a good night sleep, plenty of water and healthy nutrition, they are still there. Really exhausting, right?


Since we had great experiences with products from The Ordinary, we wanted to try out the Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG. It is widely known that caffeine helps the circulation with tightening of the blood vessels , and it should lighten the skin. Sound almost like a fairytale. We will start with the packaging, the product is in a dark 30ml glass bottle with a dropper. Serum’s formula is light, water based, with a light scent and it fast absorption. It should be noted that it does not hydrate, so after application of the serum, you should use eye cream, especially if you have dry skin.

Results? There are none. As much as we love Ordinary, this is their only product that didn’t help us at all. The state of our bags has not changed despite the considerable amount of positive reviews on their page. But the product itself is not expensive (6,70  €), so it was worth a shot.


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8 Responses
  • Sophie Wentworth
    May 28, 2018

    This was such a shame! I was hoping you were going to tell me this was miraculous. I’ve had awful experiences with the Ordinary and I know everyone else seems to love them so maybe this one would do the opposite for me too 😂 x


  • A Cup Of Wonderland
    May 28, 2018

    It’s a shame it didn’t work, everyone seems to be constantly going on about Ordinary as a brand and have a lot of rave results. It’s a shame it didn’t seem to work out this time. x

  • sharnah
    May 28, 2018

    ahh I am glad I read this as this product has been on my wish list for a while, It might work on different people though so maybe it is worth trying seeing as it is quite cheap. x

  • Emma Rollason
    May 28, 2018

    Oh I was hoping this was going to be a positive review, i’ve heard so many good things about Ordinary but havent actually got around to trying any of their products yet. It’s such a shame that this didn’t work out for you. Thanks for sharing your experience.

    Emma x

  • Andrea
    May 28, 2018

    Such a shame that this didn’t do anything for you, I’d love to find a product that miraculously erased my dark circles! Xx

  • Gem
    May 28, 2018

    Ahhh it seems my dark circles are here to stay then, nothing ever works on them. Thank you for such an honest post, refreshing! I do still love The Ordinary though, their retinol is fantastic.

  • Sophie
    May 28, 2018

    Oh man, when I read your description I was so excited because I have terrible dark circles! Such a shame but thanks for a helpful review!
    Sophie – x

  • Andreea Birsan
    May 29, 2018

    Oh, I had no idea caffeine had so many benefits! Making me want to try this product. Have a lovely day. xx