The Ordinary are a brand I came across that stood out with their low prices, simple design and straight to the point, honest ingredients clearly shown where you can see them. Pretty refreshing these days anyway, and all their products are clinically formulated. If you visit their website, you’ll find out that their products are categorised in vitamins, acids, hydrators, oils etc. When I picked out the eye serum, it was labelled: Caffeine Solution 5% + Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (EGCG) – from green tea leaves. Not the usual ‘eye cream’, or ‘eye serum’ labels which I found interesting. After all, Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG is convincing enough, also noting the fact that it is alcohol-free, oil-free, silicone-free, nut-free, vegan and cruelty-free!
I’ve been using the treatment for over 2 months day and night. The applicator comes as a dropper and I need less than a drop of product under both eyes. My dark circles are a lot less noticeable since using and a few weeks back I went into a MAC store to purchase some under-eye concealer, I was complimented on my under-eye area for the first time, seriously! It pulls in your skin and tightens due to the caffeine, but it also dries out the area too so I tend to wait a few minutes before I apply my makeup or moisturisers. I find that the Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG always comes in handy after a night out or a sleepless night! At a price of just under £6.00 you can’t complain, however, I would say that this solution is temporary, for long-lasting results you would need to apply it all the time. When you do stop using it, unfortunately you will always get some puffiness and dark areas return, especially when you consider all the external factors that could influence the way your skin looks and genetics.
Hope this has been helpful!