The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG


Used in 122 routines


  • cruelty-free serum that contains aha and hyaluronic acid.
  • it doesn't contain any fragrances, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
  • it does contain harsh alcohols and common allergens.
  • it is likely to be good for anti aging.
  • it is fungal acne (malassezia) safe and reef safe.


Massage a small amount onto the eye contour AM and PM. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised.

Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Usage

122 routines use it
77% morning uses
40% both uses

Routines that use Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG:

1 Ingredient
is good for
Oily Skin
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is good for
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Large Pores
2 Ingredients
are good for
1 Ingredient
is good for
Scar Healing
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helps with
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1 Ingredient
1 Ingredient
may worsen
Dry Skin
2 Ingredients
may cause
2 Ingredients
may worsen
2 Ingredients
may worsen

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Ingredients List (27)

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Ingredients Explained (27)

What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated! Alternate names: Aqua (EU),Deionized Water,Distilled Water,Micromatrix Fractile AN,Onsen-Sui (JPN),Purified Water

Also known as: Aqua, Eau, Purified Water, Aqua / Water
What it does: Perfuming, Skin Conditioning

Who else drinks multiple cups of coffee a day just to stay awake? In skincare, caffeine is known to have antioxidant properties and helps to soothe skin. It has been claimed to boost blood circulation and have anti-cellulite effects, but research on these topics are mixed. Alternate names: 1H-Purine-2,6-dione, 3,7-dihydro-1,3,7-trimethyl-

What it does: Absorbent, Emulsion Stabilising, Skin Conditioning


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What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent

An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air. Alternate names: Glycerine ;Glycerol (INN); Glycerol (RIFM); Glycerolum (EP); Glycyl Alcohol; 1,2,3-Propanetriol; 1,2,3-Trihydroxypropane

What it does: Solvent

An organic compound that helps absorption of product into skin. Alternative name: 1,3-dihydroxypropane

Also known as: Propandiol
What it does: Antioxidant, Skin Conditioning

Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside is the product obtained by the reaction of Epigallocatechin Gallate and glucose

What it does: Antioxidant, Skin Conditioning

Gallyl Glucoside is the product of the reaction of Gallic Acid and glucose

What it does: Humectant, Moisturising, Skin Conditioning

Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in healthy skin. It acts as a humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air. This ingredient helps to moisturize skin and protect the skin's outer layers.

Also known as: Hyaluronan
What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning


What it does: Skin Protecting


What it does: Skin Conditioning

Glycine Soja Seed is an extract of the Soybean, Glycine soja, Leguminosae

What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning


What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Pentylene Glycol has microbial properties, conditions the skin, and is used as a solvent. It can be derived from beet sugar but is commonly produced as a synthetic version. Alternate name: 1,2-Dihydroxypentane

What it does: Emulsion Stabilising, Stabilising

Cellulose, 2-hydroxyethyl ether

What it does: Emulsion Stabilising

Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 is a copolymer of ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate, dimethylacrylamide, lauryl methacrylate and laureth-4 methacrylate, crosslinked with trimethylolpropane triacrylate

What it does: Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Skin Conditioning

Helps prevent ingredients from separating and helps to add thickness. Can be made by fermenting simple sugars.

What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning

Lactic Acid is a common alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), meaning it exfoliates the skin. It also contains skin soothing and moisturizing properties, but in some cases, may cause irritation. It is highly affected by pH and is most effective with a pH between 3 and 4. Alternate names: Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-

What it does: Preservative


L-Aspartic acid, N,N'-1,2-ethanediylbis-, trisodium salt

What it does: Antioxidant, Perfuming

Propyl 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate

What it does: Solvent


What it does: Humectant, Perfuming, Solvent

2-(2-Ethoxyethoxy)ethanol; Carbitol; Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether; DEGEE

What it does: Perfuming, Preservative, Solvent

Benzyl alcohol

What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Helps retain moisture.

What it does: Skin Conditioning

A common preservative for cosmetic products. AKA 1,2-Propanediol, 3-(2-ethylhexyloxy)

What it does: Preservative

Germicidal, antimicrobial, and aromatic. Often used as a perfume fixative, antiseptic, or preserving agent in pharmaceutical products. Alternate name: 2-Phenoxyethanol

What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Used as a skin-conditioning agent and has some microbial properties. AKA Octane-1,2-diol

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