Product Review | The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% EGCG
Product Review | The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% EGCG ($6.70, Sephora.com)
Product Details (from Sephora's website): A concentrated serum with high-solubility caffeine and green tea cathechin to visibly reduce eye contour pigmentation and puffiness. This lightweight formula contains an extremely high five percent concentration of caffeine, supplemented with highly-purified epigallocatechin gallatyl glucoside (EGCG) from green tea leaves. Studies have shown that topical use of caffeine and EGCG can help reduce the look of puffiness and dark circles around the eye contour. This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without oil, alcohol, silicone, nuts, gluten, and fragrance.
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Review: I picked this product up around the summertime (I know it is way too late for a review, but still) because I was literally sleeping in the wee hours of the morning watching Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, I mean you name it. This is the first time I've used a caffeine solution for my under eye area. This came in a white box with a gray accent and black typography. It comes in a dark brown bottle and white cap and a dropper to dispense the product. The consistency of the serum is thick but not like Castor Oil thick, if that makes sense. This product has a high spreadability unlike Castor Oil so you can easily apply it onto the skin and underneath the eye area which makes it a lightweight serum for that matter.
I apply this product at night. It is the last skincare item I use after serum and moisturizer or overnight masks. Since using this product for months, I have seen a huge difference underneath my eyes. My under eye area aren't hollow like a halloween skeleton but they just look tired after staying up late consistently for weeks and months. When I wake up, the skin underneath my eyes look refreshed and well-rested. This is not Jesus in a bottle. In my experience, it just makes my under eye area look healthier. It does not take away any fine lines or if you have naturally deeper under eye area (I can't describe that part, so please forgive me). But also, if you keep your late night habits, this won't make a difference. Like I said, it's not Jesus in a bottle, so you have to do your part. Do I like this product? As a matter of fact I do. It has really made my under eye area look healthier; not perfect but better than it used to. Plus, I changed my sleeping habits so that also made an impact on the effects of this serum. I highly recommend this product if you need just a minor oomph in your under eye area.