Rated 3.83 out of 5 stars
I've been using this Caffeine solution 5% as part of my skin care routine, along side Squalene cleanser, "Buffet" and the ordinary natural moisturising factors too, as well as Retinol 0.2% in the evening. I've applied the caffeine solution twice a day to my under eye abs can honestly say I've seen a huge difference. The dark circles have almost disappeared. My eye area is naturally brighter without the need for concealer to cover dark circles. Will continue to use and would recommend if you're thinking of buying. Ive attached a picture below to show the difference over roughly two weeks of continued use.
I constantly have bruises under my eyes and for the last six months I have been trying to adhere to a healthy sleep schedule, but they have not disappeared anywhere (photo 1). so i decided to try caffeine solution because it got a lot of positive reviews. I really liked the texture of the product, I covered it with a moisturizer on top. But today I saw a result that was very disappointing. I can't recommend because it didn't suit me personally (photo 2,3)
Nat from Boston, MA
I've never used an eye serum that actually works so I didn't have many expectations when I started using this one. However, I've noticed a huge difference in the coloration under my eyes. I swear by this product now, I'll definitely be repurchasing!
wispa from Utah
I've been searching for anything and everything to get my under eye puffiness to go away. I found it in this product, and at such an awesome price! I will repurchase forever!
samantha from MA
I really wanted to like this product but I just couldn't. The applicator makes it ao hard to get near ur eyes and it easily can get in your eye because of how watery it is. Definitely would pass on this one
Catiedid from Los Angeles
I get headaches that are centered in one spot and make my eyes hurt. I put this on that spot and on my eyes and it helps. It also helps to make my eyes feel more awake when I'm tired. I haven't noticed any depuffing but I do not use it every day.
Wendy from Ohio
I have inherited under-eye bags, so I'm always looking for a good product-i tried this and absolutely love it.
DivaDiabolical from Arkansas
I have bags under my eyes no matter what, it's just how my face sort of looks since my cheekbones are low. This stuff takes down some of the swelling and diminishes the discoloration if I hadn't slept well the night before. It's the real deal. The areas you apply this to do get tacky and sticky, but it isn't necessarily uncomfortable and it goes away fast. I don't even use a full dropper like it says to, and have no problem applying the product all over my eyes. This stuff is awesome.
Laurie from California
I didnt notice aby depuffing & it's mildly moisturizing.
Liz from Seattle
The positives about this is that it applies sticky, absorbs quickly and makes your under eyes feel and look smoother. Another thing is it's a lot of product for the price.
The one thing I hate the most is the way it does not mesh well with concealer, it seperates it. It was annoying to deal with. I don't feel like this product does much after consistent use (2x a day, 1 month). There wasnt a great difference for me to keep using.
Kelly from Florida
I don't usually write reviews but this product works great and is so reasonable! I see about a 75% improvement in my under eye puffiness. Works fast and last all day.
Shelby from Harrisburg PA
This isn't something that reduces puffiness very much, but it works enough. I like the cooling effect & with other products it does help with puffiness.
nicole from new york
i've heard nothing but positive reviews about this brand. i've always suffered w dark circles n most eye creams are so expensive. i've been using this for abt 3 weeks (maybe i need to wait longer to notice results), but i haven't seen a change. its v sticky and feels heavy on eyes. a lil does go a long way bc i noticed when i used too much it would burn but i also have senestive skin
alex from bozeman
This serum was not doing anything for my dark undereyes. I read about caffeine for dark undereyes only after buying this and learned it only works for one specific cause of undereye circles. So that's probably why some people see results and others don't. I also learned caffeine is an antioxidant, so Ive been using this as an all over face serum for antioxidant support in order to use up the product. Ive been enjoying it using it this way. It absorbs almost instantly, making it easy to layer with other skincare products. EGCG is helpful for oily skin types in regulating sebum so I like that I'm getting that ingredient too. I will not repurchase this but I can't honestly say it's a bad product.
yumna from sugarland TX
it made my dark circles worse😭
Jane from NY
I have tried many serums for under the eyes. I was using Vichy. I tried this and have switched.
Kelly from Jacksonville, FL
Ordinary is absolutely the best and most affordable skin care products.
Puffy eyes from SC
I love this serum. I have very puffy eyes in the morning and this product gets rid of the puffiness completely! I just started using it and love the instant results. Can't wait to see how it helps my dark circles as well over time.
E from Round Lake, IL
Had never used product like this before, but gave it a try. Pleasantly surprised and saw a difference within a week, noticing less discoloration under eyes and a softness that I didn't have before.
Melz from San Antonio
I accidentally put it on myore then my under eye ans the area tighten it was visually noticeable, which made me know it works , also i should of gotten another product i dont have puffy eyes mine are a little more hollow and it did decrease by alot sense i already dont have valume there it made my eyes look sunken in , so i personally woulnt purchase again beacsue it isnt the right product for me , but it does work !(:
Catherine K from North Carolina
If you're just getting into eye serums for the first time and are wanting to ease it into your skincare routine, then this is a good product for you!
I've officially been using this product for 9 months as of today, and I really enjoy it. It has a tacky feel that dries nicely and reduces the look of my under eye bags, though does not completely remove it. If you're just getting into skincare and are looking for an easy and inexpensive option, this is perfect for you!
~Oreo~ from California
Sticky, sticky, doesn't feel like it absorbs. No results after a month of using :/
Jade from Las Vegas
I had used coffee grounds and believe me it will strink puffiness, but it will burn because it's about 48% caffeine, but you can't use it daily because it will dry your under eyes. I believe this product with 5% Caffeine will shrink puffy under eyes, it will take some time as there are no miracles products out there except for comestic surgery...And, remember you must get plenty of sleep as lack of sleep causes puffy eyes as well as allergies, drink plenty of water, and put a moisture cream around your eyes.
32 year old maiden from Dallas
This is the second time I bought the bottle and wanted to write my experience because I hope Ulta or the Ordinary doesn't stop selling this.
I'm someone who suffered from dark circles and puffy eyes.
I tried everything for the past 20 years. Different eye concealers, ice cubes, retinol, adding powder to concealer etc.
This worked. Do a patch test first though.
For me, I use 1 or 2 drops in the palm of my hand and then use my finger to spread it in my undereyes where needed.
I've used this for 2 years and it's always noticeable when I stop using it.
I tried other products when I ran out but it doesn't work as good as this one.
I use it once every 2-3 days and it lightens over time, so don't expect any magical fix in one day though(at least for me).
For me I saw the result in 4 days.
Chachyta from Valencia, CA
I always wanted a serum with caffeine in it, but unfortunately I found them very expensive. This eye serum is super! I like how it feels and it seems to be working. Usually I put it on, let it dry completely, and use a hydrant eye cream on top.
m&m from Michigan
I never really had bad dark circles but you could tell I had a purplish/gray undertone. After using this religiously for over a year I can say I have no type of discoloration under my eye. To be honest I think I started seeing result after 3-5 months of use. I used to never go out with concealer but I feel as confident as ever now.
B from AZ
I don't have dark under-eyes, but do have very puffy eyes especially in the morning. I've been using this for probably 2 years and it's the only thing I've ever tried that actually works! Within about 10 minutes my eyes are no longer swollen. Even when after an allergic reaction or days out hiking in the summer, this gets rid of it! It's definitely noticeable the days I forget to use it. Best impulse purchase that became routine. A little goes a long way and it lasts for months.