Hello! Hope you are all having a good time. Are dark circles your biggest enemy? Tired of correcting + concealing ALL THE TIME? So hang in there, you might find a solution to your problem in this post. Or you might not? Read on to know how it worked…
Price: $6.70 (₹500) for 30ml
- pH 4.50-5.00
Caffeine works on puffiness, fights free radicals and reduces dark under eye circles and wrinkles around the eyes.
EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) is an antioxidant found in green tea and has anti-wrinkle effects and also reduces redness in the skin. It prevents inflammation due to UV rays.
Before expecting this or any other eye product to work, check whether you’re following the points I’ve mentioned below:
- Uninterrupted sleep of 7-8 hours (And no, sleeping in the morning and waking up at noon doesn’t count)
- Eating healthy and drinking enough water (Cutting down on junks, alcohol, smoking)
- Using SPF around your eyes
- Not spending the entire day in front of laptop or phone screens. If you have to, get a blue light filter or a good lens.
- Hydrating the eye area.
- Are you stressed?
It comes in a small glass bottle that’s UV protected because EGCG is sensitive to light. There is a dropper with white top provided with it. Comes enclosed in a white cardboard and the packaging is basic yet elegant.
Since it’s a glass bottle you have to be very careful while travelling. I wrapped it with a bubble wrap because you don’t want to take that kind of a risk.
Texture & Smell
It has a serum-like texture, slightly thick and is very pale golden in colour. Gets absorbed quickly but leaves slightly sticky/ tacky feel for a few minutes. I need just one drop to cover both my eye contours. The formula itself has no scent.
How does it work?
Before moving on to my experience with the product, I’d like to say that I’m a big Ordinary fan but I’ve tried to be unbiased and (I think) I’ve been successful at it. I have used this for 2 months continuously and seen major improvements in my eye area.
I won’t give all the credits to the product because I had worked on my lifestyle as well. Since the last month (moving cities, etc) I couldn’t give this much attention because my life hasn’t been very nice to me as usual.
While following a good routine, it helped in lightening my dark circles but never made them disappear. My main problem is being in front of the screen and sleeping a bit late which I tried to work on but was just a bit successful.
However, in my case, it worked really well on puffiness. My eyes looked fresher and healthier if you know what I mean? So it worked well in brightening my eyes. Since I have oily lids but my eye area seems to look slightly dry and dehydrated when I don’t moisturize it, this worked as a good serum. It also made my eye area firm.
If you have dry skin or dry under eye area then this alone isn’t enough! You’ll have to add a layer of moisturizing eye cream over it. But since it doesn’t claim to hydrate, we can’t judge it on that.
I take a drop (as shown in the picture below) on my ring finger, transfer some of it to another ring finger and then massage my eye contours gently. The skin around the eyes is very sensitive so always use your ring fingers as it applies the least amount of pressure.
I am not completely blown away by this product like I do from other stuff from The Ordinary because those are miraculous. This one is “ordinary”.
It’s not life-changing but if you do make certain lifestyle changes, this will help. I haven’t found any product in this price range that has worked better than this but if you can shell out extra bucks then go for the higher end ones.
This very little bottle is going to last me at least a year and no eye serum/cream can beat the price point + quantity of this!
Sorry for confusing you!
Overall, it’s a good eye serum for people with not-so-dry eye area, who have decent lifestyle habits and don’t have under eye circles due to genetics or if they’re confusing their deep set eyes with dark circles. It works really well on puffiness and decently on dark circles. Also, the price point is great!
If your dark circles are intense, this is not the product for you!