The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Review


I’m sure you’ve heard of the brand The Ordinary and you are a little bit curious on what the hype is( otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this). The Ordinary is an amazing skincare brand with effective skincare (and now makeup) products at an affordable price. I really like the brand and have a few bits from them and planning to repurchase and try some new products. Check out my reviews for these products from The Ordinary

The Ordinary Glycolic Toning Solution 7%

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + 2% HA

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 5%

Today’s post will be a review on  The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG which is an eye serum that claims to reduce the appearance of eye contour pigmentation and puffiness.


So this serum………. Let’s get the usual bits out of the way first

The serum comes in a dropper bottle and is 30 ml as with most of their other products. It does have some scent to it, but it’s not unpleasant. Its supplied in a dark bottle as EGCG is sensitive to light

I’m very disappointed with the Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG eye serum for many reasons. Firstly, I noticed after using this (no matter the amount) it would flake underneath my eyes. Like I would rub my eyes and I would see tiny balls of the serum rolling off. It also doesn’t dry completely clear. I noticed a slight white residue and I thought this was strange but after noticing this on the bottle as well I thought maybe it’s supposed to do that? (But even if it’s supposed to do that it’s still quite strange, imagine layering concealer and powder on top of this?). The serum itself isn’t 100% clear, it has a very very slight tint to it.

Secondly, I didn’t experience any of the claims of the product. I bought it and was really excited to try it as I do get bags and dark circles quite easily. But this didn’t do anything to it. There wasn’t an improvement. The serum is lightweight and absorbs fairly easily too. I didn’t (or don’t) remember thinking if it felt hydrating underneath the eyes or not


This would be my 1st product from the Ordinary I don’t like and didn’t enjoy using. I remember for the Lactic Acid 5% I didn’t enjoy using it because of the scent but it was effective and so I carried on using it till I run out. For this product, however, I have stopped reaching for it because of the flakes I get with it. I’m happy I didn’t suffer any allergic reactions from it.

It’s a shame because I hear good reviews for the product but it just wasn’t working out for me. Maybe I will start using it again and it may work? Who knows lol

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG is £5.80

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