The Ordinary Caffeine Solution Review

With a majority of people suffering from sleeplessness, dark circles and puffiness around the eyes are common. Owing to the rising demand for better, organic, and effective solutions, the market is affluent with eye care products and solutions.

Nevertheless, The Ordinary Caffeine Solution is one such product that most beauty enthusiasts and users will vouch for when it comes to  a quicker, more affordable, and result-oriented product for treating dark circles and other related problems.

In this The Ordinary Caffeine Solution Review, you will get an idea of what to expect and how it can be useful and more reliable than its alternatives.

What is The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution is a light textured formula that targets eye contour pigmentation and puffiness. The formula contains 5% caffeine concentration and highly purified EGCG extracted from green tea leaves. It offers several benefits as ingredients contain antioxidant properties and rules the possibilities of various allergies as it is soy free, gluten free, nut free, and silicone free.

Price- $13.30


  • Reduces puffiness
  • Reduces dark circles

What are the key ingredients?

The key ingredients used in The Ordinary Caffeine Solution are as follows:

Caffeine – Caffeine helps in fighting free radicals. It reduces puffiness and dark under-eye circles. It also helps in the reduction of cellulite appearance.

EGCG – Short for Epigallocatechin gallate, EGCG helps in reducing puffiness around the eyes. It is found in green tea; thus, offers antioxidant properties and helps in soothing skin.

Directions to use

The product comes with a dropper to control the dispensed amount. It can be used in the morning and evening.

Wash your face. Use the dropper to dispense the solution around the eye area. One drop is enough for both.

It offers hydration for oily skin, but for people with dry skin, it is better to use an eye cream after application.

Use ring fingers to spread it evenly and apply the right amount of pressure for the solution to penetrate the skin.

For those willing to put on make-up, wait for a few minutes so that the concealer doesn’t smudge with the solution. Light make-up goes better with the solution.


A patch test is advisable to avoid any complications. If allergy, irritation or redness occurs, consult a physician or doctor.

EGCG is sensitive to light, so store it in a dark place.


Eye area is brighter and firmer.

Reduced puffiness.

Hydrated skin around the eye area.

Slight redness for the first time.

It doesn’t do much for darker eye circles.

It can leave the under eye area dry.

After using a few bottles, the eye bags are reduced. For people who expect the solution to remove lines around the eyes, it is better to use it in combination with other anti-aging products such as The Ordinary Buffet to treat wrinkles and fine lines. It is advisable to wipe off the neck to prevent it from getting gunky.

I would like to share some pro tips in The Ordinary Caffeine Solution Review.

It is a great help for mitigating the appearance of big puffy eyes after hangovers.

Some people who have dry skin can experience unpleasant dry skin under the eyes. It is better to use hydrating solutions or formulas such as The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5. But, be careful to avoid long term application and contact with eyes.


  • You get more quantity for a comparatively cheaper price.
  • It reduces puffiness and makes the under-eye area firmer and brighter.
  • It is a cruelty free, vegan product which is a dream come true for many.
  • No added fragrance is a great advantage for those allergic to odor or smell.
  • It comes in a convenient and elegant packaging.


  • It is not travel friendly as it comes in the glass packaging.
  • Doesn’t work the same for everyone, so improvement in dark circles can vary.


Next in The Ordinary Caffeine Solution Review, I have answered a few questions to help you with your skin care regime and combinations that can be used with The Ordinary Caffeine Solution.

1. When and how often should I use the Caffeine Solution?

You can add it to your skincare regime for morning or evening. It can be applied once or twice daily.

2. Can I use the Caffeine Solution around eyelids?

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution is created to treat puffiness and mild swelling around eye contours. It can be harmful to let it too close to your eyes. However, a tiny drop around both the upper eyelid areas can be applied.

3. How does the Caffeine Solution work?

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The caffeine constricts blood vessels to reduce discoloration and swelling. Thus, it acts as a great key ingredient for treating puffiness and reduces hyperpigmentation around the eye area.

4. Is The Ordinary reliable?

The Ordinary has created a range of skincare products. They have tested and proven formulas that are loved by thousands of beauty enthusiasts and skincare experts. Each product goes through rigorous scientific research and testing. They are not only reliable but affordable and cruelty-free.

5. Is it okay to mix The Ordinary Caffeine Solution with the moisturizer?

Yes, you can use moisturizer for the dry area around the eyes along with The Ordinary Caffeine Solution. For better results, you can apply The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA over the entire face.

6. How to store The Ordinary Caffeine Solution?

It is okay to refrigerate it, but avoid direct sun exposure.

7. Can it be used to treat hyperpigmentation?

Topical skin care treatments including The Ordinary Caffeine Solution cannot be used to treat hyperpigmentation. Lack of sleep, genetics, and stress can contribute to the dark circles or hyperpigmentation around the eye area. Such conditions cannot be treated with beauty care products.

My take on The Ordinary Caffeine Solution

The solution is great for a healthier-looking, firmer eye area. It doesn’t have any strong odor or fragrance which is a great consideration criteria for many. It is ideal for people with oily skin to normal skin, but not suitable for people with drier skin conditions. I would advise a patch test before getting started and avoid direct sun exposure.

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