The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • urea
  • caffeine
  • epigallocatechin gallatyl glucoside
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja seed extract
  • hyaluronic acid
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Reduces Appearance of Eye Contour Pigmentation and of Puffiness What it does."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (glycine soja seed extract) that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Skin feels refreshed and lifted with enhanced hydration and a more even tone."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, hyaluronic acid.

When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: urea

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (epigallocatechin gallatyl glucoside) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
6.6% - 8%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.2% - 5.2%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
3.2% - 3.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.4% - 3%
A synthetic version of green tea polyphenol that helps neutralize free radicals in skin
1.9% - 2.3%
1.6% - 1.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. Naturally present in skin. Typically has large molecule size unless advertised otherwise on the product label. Helps support skin's barrier function and may help to reduce inflammation
1.4% - 1.7%
1.2% - 1.4%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Might be somewhat helpful in evening the skin tone.
1% - 1.2%
0.65% - 1%
0.55% - 0.85%
0.5% - 0.75%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.45% - 0.65%
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.4% - 0.65%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.3% - 0.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps preserve product formulations and can mask the smell of other ingredients in a product
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to dissolve other ingredients in a product and can enhance their ability to penetrate the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps to improve the product consistency
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.2%

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