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The Ordinary Caffeine Solution
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LochJessMonster · 10/05/2020 22:12

I have puffy bags under my eyes, even more so when I smile so very obvious in photos. I drink a lot and get enough sleep.

I’ve ordered The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% after seeing some good reviews.

However I’ve just read a few more and people have complained about burning sensations under the eyes where it is applied.

Most say to apply an eye cream as it dries your skin out but others say the two products may react.

Has anyone else experienced this?

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Pugsley87 · 10/05/2020 22:14

Following with interest as I've just bought this! So I've been using for about 3 days. I've been using in conjunction with L'Oréal eye cream and no issues with interaction. Keen to hear about results though! It could be a placebo effect but I do think under eyes look "brighter"

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Ponks · 10/05/2020 22:35

I've used it but not every day, just when I've woken up with really puffy eyes, also after crying. Haven't found it to burn or sting, do think it would be a bit drying if used every day. Has an immediate tightening effect.

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BlackAmericanoNoSugar · 10/05/2020 22:39

It has soy extract in it, which is a common allergen, that might be what's causing problems for people. I didn't even bother to try it when I read the ingredients because I know that soy makes my skin sore.

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troppibambini · 10/05/2020 22:41

I use it in the morning.
I cleanse
HA serum
Vit c serum
Caffeine solution
Moisturise
Sunscreen
I don't use a separate eye cream but I've never had a problem, I really like it.

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SerBrienneOfHouseTarth · 10/05/2020 22:43

I've used it daily for months and never had an issue. I really like it. I don't use a separate eye cream either, just the NMF + HA moisturiser.

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MrsJamin · 10/05/2020 22:51

It has no lasting effects, I don't really see any difference when I use it. A bit pointless I think, to be honest.

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LochJessMonster · 10/05/2020 22:56

Ok so some positive reviews and no ill effects. If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. It wasn’t expensive and at least I’ve tried.

The puffiness is my main issue so I’m hoping it helps reduce that.

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derxa111 · 10/05/2020 23:07

@troppibambina do you use all those serums layered or on different areas?

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MoltonSilver · 11/05/2020 00:34

I haven't found it to be drying or to burn. It didn't do anything for me but it was my mistake. I was looking for something for dark circles, not puffiness.

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justilou1 · 11/05/2020 02:46

I had no side-effects.... but sad to report that I had no effects at all. I used it for months.

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troppibambini · 11/05/2020 11:51

Derxa11 I layer the the HA serum and vitamin C serum. I use the vitamin c serum every other day, the caffeine solution I only use around my eyes.

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empireants · 13/05/2020 20:47

I've been using it every morning for several months on it's own. It definitely reduces puffiness and is especially useful after crying. I feel like it has reduced my dark circles as well but not by loads. I really like it and still have half a bottle left after using it daily for about 5 months so it's great value.

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Betty45 · 08/03/2021 17:09

Hi, I just wanted to put this out there for anyone suffering with puffiness under their eyes. I've had it under one eye mainly for over a year. I've tried everything from creams, facials, rollers, taking anti allergy tablets to getting an eye test, with no luck. It has been really getting me down and it's all I'd focused on when I looked in the mirror.
I recently read an article about products causing puffiness. I do tend to pile it all on..I use a serum then a moisturizer and then a sun cream. For the past week or so, I've stopped applying them quite so close to my eyes and it already seems to have reduced the puffiness.
I hope this perhaps helps someone else x

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evtheria · 08/03/2021 18:01

I haven’t experienced any burning at all, but I also did not notice a visible difference in my eye bags :( Guess I’ve got permanent ones.

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Fluffycloudland77 · 08/03/2021 19:20

@Betty45 I think too much product causes bags too.

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Freetodowhatiwant · 08/03/2021 19:24

I’ve used it for a few years now and wouldn’t be without it. I feel it makes a massive difference to my puffy eyes. It doesn’t work every single day - after drinking I can still get puffy eyes - but it generally does work and I have ever gone without i can tell. No adverse reactions for me.

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