The Ordinary Caffeine Solution

Everyone not living under a rock has heard of The Ordinary.  This brand is well known for creating compelling products with minimal packaging and minimal price.  In my area, it is available only online.  How are they able to keep costs so low?  Well, they don’t have loyalty to a specific supplier and will jump from one to another to get the lowest price.  This is both good and bad.  Good, the prices stay low.  Bad, the quality can fluctuate.  Still, at these prices, it is totally worth it to hop on to the Sephora website and order up a bunch of different things.

Today, I would like to discuss the Caffeine Solution.


  • Cost-effective
  • Environmentally friendly packaging
  • Effective product (for me anyways)
  • Nut Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Vegan
  • Alcohol Free
  • Oil Free


  • Depending on where you live you may have to order it online


The Caffiene 5% solution works by utilizing a high percentage of caffiene applied topically to reduce puffiness and improve circulation.  This is thought to brighten the under eye area.  This product won’t work on everyone.  Sometimes, you just need to spring for the undereye filler and call it a day.  The formula was delivered in a non descript white box, containing a simple brown glass bottle.  The contents are light sensitive so, keep it somewhere dark.

The solution itself has no smell, and it only takes a drop or two gently massaged in underneath each eye morning and night to do the job.  For me, it worked quickly and effectively to reduce the eye puffiness that I wake up with.  Personally, I don’t have too many problems with dark circles so I am not able to speak to that.  For less than seven dollars CAD, I would highly suggest that you give it a try.

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As described on The Ordinary website:

This light-textured formula contains an extremely high 5% concentration of caffeine, supplemented with highly-purified Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (EGCG) from green tea leaves. 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. Refer to our in-depth guide to patch testing. Keep out of reach of children.


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