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The Ordinary Buffet combines a comprehensive array of studied technologies to target multiple signs of ageing at once.
  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free

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Eye Concern:

  • Age Prevention
  • Deep Lines

Skin Concern:

  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • First signs of ageing

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

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The Ordinary Buffet Reviews

4.6 of 1201 reviews

92% recommend this product

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I have been using expensive hyaluronic serums and moisturisers for years. This product was truly amazing. TO be honest I never really notice a huge difference with any beauty product but this made my skin so smooth and dewy and I have had any outbreaks and flaky skin for over a month now. I am buying the supersize version,

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I wasn't a fan


I found this serum a bit too watery for my liking and didn't feel like it did much at all in the way of hydration. I wouldn't purchase it again.
  1. Soft and smooth skin


    verified purchaser
    I haven't used many serums before. This one seems quite good and left my skin soft and smooth. Have only been using a few weeks and skin seems generally brighter. Haven't seen any affect on fine lines yet.
  2. Good all rounder


    Great HA serum for the price. Hydrating, and nice lightweight.
  3. Amazing


    I have been using expensive hyaluronic serums and moisturisers for years. This product was truly amazing. TO be honest I never really notice a huge difference with any beauty product but this made my skin so smooth and dewy and I have had any outbreaks and flaky skin for over a month now. I am buying the supersize version,
  4. No improvements


    I've gone through 2 bottles of this and it hasn't really done anything to improve the skin in the long term. Sure it adds a little bit of hydration to the skin but any other serum, essence of toner can do the same thing or even better. The name "buffet" implies something super nourishing to feed the skin but I got no where near that.
  5. Not for me


    verified purchaser
    I am a huge fan of TO products and really wanted to love this, seemed like the lynchpin to any TO routine. However I found my skin reacted badly - got burning sensation when I put it on, and occasionally broke out in rashes. I have sensitive and dry skin, often eczema prone. However I havent had similar reactions with other TO products. I also found it clashed with other products that were more im...
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  6. Great for skincare beginners


    A great place to start when you haven't taken the time to love your skin before. Absorbs easily and sits nicely under makeup.
  7. great for hydration


    I have been using this product for quite some time, I found this product to really hydrate my skin.
  8. great


    this has to be my favourite product from this brand. my skin feels amazing after each use and can noticeably see a difference
  9. I love this!


    I have been using this for ages. I use the supersize one whenever I can get it in stock. Its great to have one serum that I know is great and can wear under makeup rather than have a 3 or 5 step routine. I use moisturiser at night with it and just on its own in the morning. It's not greasy at all. #yearofinnisfree
  10. Good value


    For this price point, this product is absolutely amazing. I have been using this product for the last few years and my skin feels so fresh after using it! It keeps my eye eczema away completely - seriously is my saving grace. The serum is quite watery but it does the job for me!
  11. Not for me (causes/contributes to breakouts)


    I really wanted this serum to work 'wonders'. I wanted my 37yr old, sensitive & dry skin that gets some breakouts/hormonal breakouts to love this. The result of this is constant breakouts.

    Trial one: with TO's Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 - this was too much for my skin. It loved the moisture, but was just too much. I broke-out all over and it took sometime to settle.

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  12. Broke me out


    I bought this as an alternative to Estee Lauder's ANR serum - it's not a good dupe in my opinion, and unfortunately broke me out after a week!
  13. Super Affordable,Totally Worth It!


    Can already see a change in my after a week and a half! A really good serum-like product, definitely worth buying!
  14. Love it


    Used in combination with The Ordinary HA and moisteriser, this had made my skin softer and stopped that dry cracking feeling I often get through autumn and winter. I love it.
  15. Great product


    This is a great product for me, make my skin looks great and the price is great. I have been using it for a while combined with other products from the ordinary.
  16. Great value serum


    This serum works really well and adds a "glow" to my skin. It's not serum isn't very hydrating by itself but paired with a face oil and moisturizer I see great results.
  17. The Ordinary's Buffet

    Cindy B

    Buffet is an amazing serum a blend of peptides, acids, and elements that make just the perfect serum for me. It is not only the best value for money - but it would be cheap at twice the price. I use it everyday and people have been commenting me on my 'glow' which Buffet gets most of the credit for.
  18. Great serum! Alternative to Hyaluronic


    This serum is really nice. It's like your multivitamins for the skin :D
  19. It works!

    A Law

    When I use this consistently I definitely see benefits in terms of skin smoothness, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and overall hydration of my skin.
    For most effective resultS I find it works best applied to damp skin, and then lock the hydration in with a nice occlusive moisturiser. Also you only need a few drops, maybe 2-3. If you use to much I find it makes the skin a...
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  20. I like it - but haven’t noticed a huge difference.


    I’ve been using this for 3 months now and not sure I’ve noticed much of a difference? I’m 27 though so maybe it’d be more obvious if I had more wrinkles. I bought the supersized bottle as I think this is something you need to use for a long, long time to get results - but who knows, maybe I’ll be glad I used it when start aging more!
  21. It didn’t work for me.


    I was really keen on trying this product after reading all the great reviews here and there but sadly it just wasn’t for me. As much as I wanted to love it but my skin says otherwise. I have combi type of skin and lucky enough to have clear skin and only get to have hormonal pimple when it’s the time of the month. Sadly, I get breakouts in 12 hrs after applying the product on. At first, I thought...
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  22. great product


    I bought this product because I wanted to add one more serum to my night time routine and I'm so glad I picked this. My skin looks so much brighter and smooth when I wake up after using this product. Would definitely buy it again
  23. Love this serum


    I use this serum every day at night and it has helped improve my skin tone and reduce breakouts.
    I use it with a combo of other Ordinary serums & some Alpha H products & they have just been such a great tool for my skin.
    If I run out of any of these products I notice a definite change in my skin. Buffet feels lovely going on and is so affordable, would definitely recommend :)
  24. great start


    this was the first ordinary product i bought, when i will still a bit overwhelmed with all the products and what they were for. its a great starting point if you are just getting into skin care
  25. Gentle hydrating serum


    Using every morning for hydrated bright skin, love that it is fragrance free and affordable
  26. Improved my skin texture, very gentle but powerful serum.


    I never heard of the Ordinary until I started watching online beauty tutorials and listened to some beauty podcasts. At such an affordable price I thought I would give their products a try. I used this serum on a daily basis for a month as part of my morning routine. I would cleanse, then use the Ordinary's Niacinamide serum followed by this serum. The texture of my skin has improved and my ac...
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  27. Love this!


    I was looking for a moisturising product to use after cleansing and a friend recommended this. I loved this product right away. It's light and absorbs into my skin almost right away, and leaves it feeling super soft and moisturised. I find my skin's been much more glow-y and dewy since I started using this. I am very, very happy with it and just ordered my 2nd bottle!
  28. great for dry yet oily pimple prone skin


    My skin is starting to age (dehydration. dullness, fine lines), yet I still have an oily t-zone and most rich, heavy products cause me to breakout. The buffet is a nice, light texture that is easy to apply, but still feels like it is adding moisture.

    six drops is enough for my entire face and neck.

    I use this with other ordinary products in my daily skincare routine, and...
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  29. perfect under moisturiser


    This is very hydrating and it softens my fine lines
  30. for young skin


    It’s a nice product for these people in their 20s who want to try some anti aging products. It feels good on skin and moisture the skin, however don’t expect to see a big difference
  31. It’s working

    Chrissie loves Ponyo

    Bought a few products from The Ordinary and has called in love with this product. My skin has definitely become more smooth and softer just after a few uses. It’s too early to comment on its effect on reducing the neck wrinkles but I think it will work if I keep using this product for a while. Will purchase it again. :)
  32. Smooth and dewy


    Love this product it has really helped my dry skin and is so calming.
  33. Nice serum


    I've been using this for about a month now and have noticed my skin is plumper and firmer. Just a few drops is all you need. Love the ordinary.
  34. Very good serum


    When I discovered The Ordinary I bought a heap of products because they were so cheap. After a while I realised I should have just bought Buffet. Its great.
  35. watery


    watery and easy to spread on the skin. can't tell any significant changes but it provides short term hydration
  36. Pretty good!


    It was hard to tell if this product helped my skin or not since it seemed like such a basic serum. But after a while I did see my complexion improve. My skin does look a look smoother and fresher. I can't wait to try more if this brand's products!
  37. love it


    I'm onto my 2nd bottle of Buffet now and find it a great addition to my routine. It's not as watery as some of the other Ordinary products which I find easier to apply. It doesn't irritate my skin either which a lot of anti aging products do.
  38. Light, moisturising serum


    Absorbs nicely into my skin and makes it feel soft and hydrated. I apply it at night after cleansing.
  39. Great product.


    Having used this produce for a month, my skin feels more supple and healthy. Wrinkles are becoming smoother. Love it.


    I absolutely love this serum, works very well with dry skin.
  41. bought before, want to re buy agian


    I used Buffet few years ago with very good result. My skin was more smooth and less pimples. I want to re buy again.
  42. Perfection


    I use this in the morning and at night and it leaves my skin so soft and hydrated. The texture is a little watery but I find that it absorbs quickly. Can’t go past the price - great value for money.
  43. Hydrating


    I love this, it is so hydrating and the fact that it is anti-ageing is a plus. I'm not someone that has wrinkles (yet) but I thought this would be a great way to start the anti ageing process.
  44. Soft and smooth skin


    The Original was my first step into the world of syrums, so whilst I can’t compare it to anything I do know that my skin is definitely softer and smoother after having used this for a while!
  45. Perfect All rounder


    This product is the perfect all rounder serum! Definitely great to have a part of your am/pm routine.
  46. Perfect addition to my boyfriends night time routine


    Great results, feeling super hydrated and brighter skin.
    As hes getting older it is the easiest addition to his night time routine as its an all in one kind of product
  47. Beats any $$$$ serum!


    This hydrating serum beats any expensive serum I have previously spent my hard earned coins on. I have recommended it to all my friends and they love it too, I have oily skin and this is such a great hydrater and you can’t go pass the price point.
  48. I wasn't a fan


    I found this serum a bit too watery for my liking and didn't feel like it did much at all in the way of hydration. I wouldn't purchase it again.
  49. Happy


    I purchased this product to see if I liked it. I have made numerous purchases of this product. My face feels smooth and soft. I wear it under my makeup and under my cream at night. Yes its cheap, but I feel it works
  50. Good consistency


    I've been using it since Feb 2020, can't say that I notice a huge difference as I don't have very wrinkly or scarred skin, but the consistency is nice, no odour. and I'm sure is working preventatively for my future skin
  51. Great Pre-emptive measure for anti-aging


    I used this for a month and could see some faint lines disappearing.
  52. Great


    use everyday. It’s great product for affordable price.
  53. It's good, but not better than the HA


    This is a nice serum however I don't think it does much more than the HA serum - for the price point, I thought it may be better. I'm about half way through the bottle and will finish it, if my skin gets even better by the end I'll be happy.
  54. Good value serum

    Nicole G

    I am halfway through my bottle and I have found it to be a really good value all-rounder serum. It’s very soothing and moisturising, great night and morning.
  55. Not for me


    I bought this as a recommended dupe for Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair serum, but found it made no difference for my skin except for break outs.
  56. My skin loves this!


    I have been using this serum for over a year now. My skin is plump, soft, and moisturised. I love that thi is so effective while at the same time being so affordable!
  57. Good


    I have been using this for about a week, so I think longer term will produce more results. The texture is a good base for your skin care routine
  58. Overall Serum


    I try not to have too many steps in my skincare so was looking for something that would do lots of things in one, so I decided to give Buffet another crack this time around with a very minimised step skincare routine and it has done wonders !

    Even out my skin, brought life to the dullness making it brighter, my pores also seem to show less too.

    Worth the investment ! Wi...
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  59. This is beautiful


    I loved using this day and night to brighten my skin complexion. I think I will repurchase the buffet with copper peptides next to see what that can do for me! These products are so affordable and honestly lovely to use
  60. Skin care staple


    I use this each morning and it has made such a difference to my complexion. My skin is so much smoother and has fewer breakouts, plus it looks more plump.
  61. Amazing product


    My skin looks so clear using this. Helps with in even skin tone and blemishes. Nice and hydrating too. So affordable
  62. Great for texture.


    I really like the hydration this product gives my skin. I feel there are other products that give stronger results though, but overall noticed a difference and I would purchase it again.
  63. Ms


    I bought this 2 months ago and straight away my skin felt hydrated. I love the feeling on my skin. healthy appearance, I will be continue to use it.
  64. Part of my everyday routine


    I was skeptical about the Ordinary, but after watching reviews and many other things on Youtube I decided to give it a try.
    My biggest concern is my oily skin. I have been using buffet with Nacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and to my surprise, my usually very oily skin by lunch time could look amazing until late evening, until I wash everything off.
    I love this products and the best part that i...
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  65. Loveeee


    I’d been recommended this product by so many people and I’m so glad I gave it a go! It always leaves my skin super hydrated, glowing and has greatly helped with my overall complexion. It’s a staple in my PM routine, definitely try it!
  66. Calm, hydrated skin at the ready!


    I love this serum a lot, like I mean a lot, a lot. It’s awesome, there are so many brilliant ingredients that help plump, hydrate, reduce sensitivity and give great glow to the skin. I have to be on my 5th bottle of this stuff, I’m definitely purchasing the supersize next time I need a refill.
  67. Great value!!


    Best serum I have used by far. Great result with my skin and such a reasonable price.
  68. Hydrating and plumping


    I find this serum to be really nice and hydrating and plumping. I feel like it has also made my lashes and brows stronger and healthier! Apart from that though I don’t really see any other changes
  69. Best Serum


    Best serum I have used by far. Great result with my skin and such a reasonable price.
  70. Fantastic!!


    I bought this product as part of an anti aging regime I read about on The Ordinary’s website and I am loving the results so far! My skin is glowing. I use this morning and night after cleansing and before all other products.
  71. My new best friend


    I have only been using this product for three weeks but I'm already loving the results. A little goes a long way and it's very light and absorbs quickly but best of all is what it's done for my pores. Every pore on my nose and across my cheeks was visibly clogged and nothing I've ever used has helped with it before using this product-and after three weeks they have practically disappeared and no c...
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  72. love this


    easy to use - absorbs nicely into the skin. Feels very hydrating. Unsure whether i've witnessed any changes in the appearance of my skin due to this product, but I do like it.
  73. Made skin itchy


    I found my skin became itchy after a few days of using this. There must be an ingredient in there that doesn't suit my skin. I've used other "The Ordinary" products and have no had any issues.
  74. No better than their HA


    I like to rotate this product into my routine however I don't feel like it makes much of a difference. The texture and results are much like their HA. I won't be repurchasing.... just going to stick with the normal HA.
  75. Bang for Buck


    Buffet sums it up - comprised of all the goodies you need to ensure your skin receives a hydrating boost.

    Have used other more expensive variants but find myself coming back to this especially when dermarolling given I can use it a little more heavy handed without feeling guilty about the price tag.
  76. Great value for money


    Great value for money. I have introduced this product into my morning routine. Does have a slight chemical smell but it works on my fine lines.
  77. Effective serum


    Have bought several bottles of this and use morning and night. Definately helps with skin tone and texture but not happy with the last bottle I bought and had just started using as the cap has split and I now can't screw the lid back on a virtually brand new bottle. Hasn't happened with the ones I've used previously. Other than that it's a great budget friendly serum comparable to more expensive o...
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  78. Easy yet quality multi-purpose serum


    As someone who moves between 2 houses frequently, I've this serum to be a saviour as it's basically an all-in-one multipurpose serum. I use almost every morning and it affectively helps to hydrate, plum and freshen my face. I'll buy this again and again, especially for the price.
  79. Not as good as I expected


    I brought this product back in April and have been using it most mornings since, I have not seen a huge improvement since using it. Unfortunately I was expecting big things from all the great reviews but my skin type may just not be suited. I will continue to use the buffet until it is out.
  80. Worth the hype!


    I was skeptical about this product. I wasn't sure what it was intended to do or if it would be worth it when comparing the cost to other products from The Ordinary. However, it has become my go to.
    Even on a lazy skin day, I use Buffet. My skin is super hydrated and I've seen a huge improvement in fine lines and initial signs of aging.
  81. Not sure


    There is heaps of hype about this product. I've purchased it a couple of times. But I'm just not sure what it does. It doesn't seem to do anything spectacular. It feels like many of the other serums from T.O. It's hard to review it as I just don't understand what it does. Nothing? Something? I probably won't buy it again.
  82. Looking more hydrated


    I have been using this in the mornings since lockdown 1 and it has made my skin look more hydrated and plump
  83. Daily Skincare Essential!!


    I’ve been using this serum at least 5 days a week in the AM for 12 months now and I definitely notice the difference compared to when I don’t use it.
    It makes the skin look more plumped and hydrated, minimising lines after it’s soaked in. I’ve never used peptides before and I’ve found it to be an essential step in my skincare, alongside hyaluronic acid and a retinol in the PM. Highly recomme...
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  84. Good but not a be-all-and-end-all product


    Good product, saw some improvement in my skin but not hugely. Best used in conjunction with other products by the ordinary. Overall pretty solid. Definitely good value.
  85. Smooth serum


    A really nice affordable serum that hydrates for smooth skin
  86. buffet


    loved how well this worked on my skin. it plumped up my skin and made it look hydrated and smooth
  87. Love love love this


    Love this. My skin feels amazing since I started using this. No dry spots. Works well even under foundation
  88. Very nice serum


    Really nice serum. I have re-ordered twice already. One of my favourite 'Ordinary' products - would recommend!
  89. hydrating


    This gives my skin added hydration and plumps it up but I'm not too sure if it has helped with fine lines
  90. buffet


    my skin feels significantly more hydrated after using this product for a few months. would recommend to those looking to plump their skin
  91. Multi purpose product


    I used this serum for 6 weeks straight and noticed such a improvement in my skin! Very happy with this product!
  92. A great all in one


    I started using this product a few months ago and have definitely noticed a significant improvement, my skin is more hydrated and smooth. This product is a great option because it has a lot of ingredients it's a great all in one product.
  93. Liquid gold


    I saw a noticeable difference after a one week of using this under my eyes and overall Skin feels great ,

    My skin is 30s , oily to dehydrated
  94. ok


    Got this because I heard it's good for your face. It was gentle on the skin but I couldn't see any difference. I'm sure it did some good. If i had money to spend I would try it out for longer or maybe try out the one with copper. Maybe that would make a diffrence.
  95. Hydration Station!


    I've been using this product for a month and my skin is plumper and more hydrated now than it ever has been! I use it daily overtop of the Niacinamide and they work really well together! I cannot get enough of this product!
  96. Underrated!


    This is a great catch all product that gives my skin a great lift.. Every time I use it the next morning I am surprised by how fresh my skin looks.
  97. Hydrating, smoothing


    Keeps moisture in the skin, especially in winter. Goes well under everything - hasn't pilled at all. Doesn't have much of a scent at all which I find good, and smooths skin pretty well.
  98. Gives skin a boost


    It is actually as the name states. A buffet of goodness for your skin! Love.
  99. Lovely serum cocktail


    This and TO Niacinamide + Zinc were my first foray into serums. I really enjoy using them and feel like together they've improved my skin texture, clarity and kept my winter-ravished skin more hydrated. Very good price point for someone just starting out, and I like that this one is a cocktail so I can layer fewer things.
  100. Not sure if it works


    Not sure how I feel about this product. It has the same consistency to The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid but much more expensive and I can’t tell if it’s doing much extra. I might continue to use it for a few more months otherwise just stick to the Hyaluronic Acid product and Niacinamide which are my HG!!!
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