The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG is the right pick for dark circles associated with under-eye puffiness. Studies show that caffeine can reduce under eye oedema and pigmentation.  Therefore, it is essential to determine which type of dark circle you have before buying under eye cream.

What is it? Under eye serum with caffeine and Green tea extarcts

Who can use it? Vascular type of dark circles characterised by puffiness and purplish tinge in under eye area

Sensitive skin: Unlikely to irritate, until unless your under eye skin is super-sensitive.

Brands:: The Ordinary



The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Benefits

Reduces puffiness: Caffeine constricts the blood vessels under the eye, and stimulates the blood flow thereby reducing the eye puffiness. Its anti-inflammatory property gives a brighter and fresher look to the under-eye region.

Reduces redness: Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside has potent antioxidant properties that protect against collagen damaging radicals.

Lightens under-eye area: Lactic Acid, Soybean seed extract and Oxidized Glutathione increase cell turnover by removing the dead skin cells and reducing the activity of pigment-forming cells.

Keeps your skin moisturized: Lactic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin have amazing water-binding characteristics that retain the skin moisture for a longer duration.

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Side Effects

It has no side effects. It might not suit if your under-eye skin is highly sensitive. Secondly, You might not notice a visible reduction in the puffiness if it is caused by structural changes instead of water retention.






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Female, Male

Skin concern

Dark circles


Morning, Night

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Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

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