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The Ordinary Buffet

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The Ordinary Buffet by The Ordinary


Target multiple signs of ageing at once with Buffet by The Ordinary. The Ordinary Deciem has achieved global success with its high-performance products at affordable prices. The brand uses high-quality ingredients and no-frills marketing to deliver expert skincare products. Buffet is a potent multi-technology Peptide serum that tackles the visible signs of ageing skin.


Key benefits of The Ordinary Buffet


  • -Lightweight and easily absorbed water-based serum
  • -Used as part of an anti-ageing routine
  • -Targets multiple signs of ageing at once
  • -Helps to rehydrate dry and dehydrated complexions
  • -Non-comedogenic formula
  • - 30ml



How does The Ordinary Buffet work?

The Ordinary Buffet was developed to target multiple signs of ageing with a powerful cocktail of Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, and Amino Acids. The combination of 6 Peptide Complexes helps diminish fine lines and dynamic facial folds, whilst the Hyaluronic Acid plumps and hydrates the skin for a firmer look and feel. A blend of Amino Acids helps to stimulate collagen production for a hydrated and younger-looking complexion.


How to use The Ordinary Buffet

The Ordinary Buffet is a water-based solution that can be used in both a morning and evening skincare routine. It should be applied after cleansing and after other water-based serums, and before oil-based products and moisturisers.


Who should use The Ordinary Buffet?

The Ordinary Buffet is suitable for anyone who has developed signs of ageing. It is also beneficial to those who have dry or dehydrated skin and want an extra hydration boost.


What are the key ingredients in The Ordinary Buffet?

The Ordinary Buffet contains a potent blend of 6 Peptide Complexes and 11 skin-friendly Amino Acids. These are suspended in Hyaluronic Acid in multiple molecular weights to create a weightless, water-based formulation. This anti-ageing facial serum is also vegan, gluten-free, silicone-free, alcohol-free, and nut-free.


Other products The Ordinary Buffet works well with

The Ordinary Buffet works exceptionally well in combination with The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid Emulsion 2%, The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%, and Natural Moisturising Factors + HA to form a well-rounded anti-ageing routine.


The Ordinary Buffet vs Matrixyl

If you are wondering which The Ordinary serum to choose for anti-ageing, Buffet and Matrixyl 10% + HA are popular choices. Whilst Matrixyl features a single Peptide Complex, Buffet contains 6 Peptide Complexes that work simultaneously for more dramatic results. The Buffet also contains Amino Acids, whereas Matrixyl 10% + HA does not contain any.


Is The Ordinary Buffet good for acne?

The Buffet has been specifically designed for those with dry, dehydrated, or ageing skin. Whilst someone with acne may benefit from the smoothing and hydrating formula, it is not recommended as an acne treatment itself.


Is The Ordinary Buffet good for scars and pigmentation?

This anti-ageing serum has not been specifically formulated with scarred or pigmented skin in mind. There are other products from The Ordinary skincare range that are more beneficial for those who suffer from scarring or pigmentation. However, The Buffet can still be used to achieve smoother and more hydrated skin.


Is The Ordinary Buffet good for rosacea?

Those with rosacea may experience dehydration, so The Buffet serum could be used as part of a skincare routine to boost hydration levels. However, The Buffet is not a rosacea treatment in itself.


Is The Ordinary Buffet comedogenic?

The Ordinary Buffet is non-comedogenic.


Is The Ordinary Buffet good for wrinkles?

The Ordinary Buffet was developed with ageing and mature skin in mind, so this product is a particularly good treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. The blend of Peptides, Amino Acids, and Hyaluronic Acid helps to reduce the depth of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as diminish deeper, dynamic facial folds.


Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Pentapeptide-18, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Acetylarginyltryptophyl Diphenylglycine, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Trehalose, Fructose, Glucose, Maltose, Urea, Sodium PCA, PCA, Sodium Lactate, Citric Acid, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethoxydiglycol, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

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Skincare Neccessity - 21-05-2018 by

This has done wonders to my skin! There are some people saying that their facial hair has been obvious since using this product but I've never seen my facial hair improved. Since using this, my breakouts are lesser to nothing. Totally gonna buy another bottle!

Fabulous - 17-05-2018 by

Love this stuff! I have mature, combination skin with an issue with dryness. This does a fantastic job, absorbs wonderfully, you don't need to use a lot, works wonders on "morning face", overall it's my go to daily moisturizer. It leaves my skin looking fresh and feeling soft and lovely.

Worlds Best Peptide Serum - 16-05-2018 by

This is my holy grail for hydration and priming my skin for makeup. Since starting this product about a year ago I have noticed my skin is firmer and smoother, it is the one product I cannot live without.

Greatest stuff ever! - 15-05-2018 by

I cannot say enough about how great this serum is. I can slather my problematic, congested, oily t-zone skin in this with no problems at all. It brightens, soothes and plumps the skin and DOES make it look younger - a claim which I always thought was nonsense. It is amazing that Deciem could produce a one-size-fits-all serum which could be used by all ages, and people with dry, oily or combination skin!

As someone who has always struggled with oily (but dehydrated skin), it has been difficult to put moisture back into my skin without causing blocked pores and breakouts. This stuff is miraculous!

Jury is still out - 15-05-2018 by

I REALLY wanted to love this product just as much as 90% of the reviewers on this page fo. I love The Ordinary’s retinoid products and have used The Buffet in conjunction with these every other night. I purchased this, hoping to help plump out / smooth out the horrible lines on my neck. Nothing doing, after 6+ weeks. However, it does sit beautifully under make-up when I apply it in the morning, so if you’re looking for something to even out and plump up the skin on your face (and you have no neck / décolletage concerns), then this is a beautiful product. I’ve just ordered the Vitamin C with HA from The Ordinary, so hopefully this will help with my concerns below the jawline ;)

Brightened my dull skin - 14-05-2018 by

This product has really significantly helped brighten my complexion, I've been using it consistently for about 2 months now and despite still having hormonal acne i can tell that my skin has become much brighter and radiant

Another winner from The Ordinary - 12-05-2018 by

Another wonderful product. I use it in conjunction with the advanced retanoid and find my skins reacts really well.

Awesome product - 12-05-2018 by

100% would re purchase and I rave about this to others. The price is great, the product is great and the results are great. Enough said!

clarify and moisterise - 10-05-2018 by

I'm still not entirely sure what this product does with my skin but I have noticed an improvement over all.. mostly with pigmentation. I have melasma which is very annoying and its definitely gone down.. doesn't so much help with congestion, blackheads ect but does seem to purify and tone. also locks in moisture, im using every morning and night.

Bouncy skin - 10-05-2018 by

I've tried so many products in the Ordinary range and picked this one up because of all the raving reviews. Light serum that sinks easily into the skin and it has no scent. I wake up to really glowy and bouncy skin!

My 'go to' serum - 08-05-2018 by

My go to serum. I have combo skin with pigmentation, redness and enlarged pores. I use it every morning after cleansing and before moisturising and it has improved my skin tone and texture markedly. Don't expect an overnight change, consistency is key. I'm onto my third bottle and will continue to purchase.

Great Value - 08-05-2018 by

This is a really good product for the money - it's not the best serum out there, but for the money I don't think you'll find a better one.

Great! But... - 08-05-2018 by

I use this product in conjunction with the Hyaluronic serum and Vitamin C and I must say, they are GREAT products. However, after 7 days of using the three products at night (post-cleansing + every 3rd night exfoliating), I woke up one morning with random, very noticeable, extra black heads. These blackheads looked different to the ones I normally get and were very easy to extract --after speaking to my dermatologist, she said that this is my skins reaction to a new regime and is completely normal and not to worry.

After 5 weeks of my skin cells rejuvenating and getting used to the new products, I have visibly softer and healthier skin. Definitely recommend!

Great, but not a moisturiser. - 08-05-2018 by

I've been using the Buffet for several months and I think its helping my skin - my skin certainly feels good since I've been using it. But it is tacky going on. I tend to use it at night or day several times a week. It doesn't have the feel of a moisturizer though, you'll need something else to help plump those little lines.

magic in a bottle! - 07-05-2018 by

i have just ordered my third bottle of this amazing serum, comes in plain no fuzz packaging and dispenser, saving you money on unnecessary cost.
this serum goes on easy, making your skin feel soothed and refreshed, sits nicely under make up, i use Jane Iredale pressed powder, and gives a glow to unmade skin.
i apply this at least twice a day, and have just come back from a month travelling where i was exposed to sun, salt water and sand, it instantly calmed my face after cleansing and soothed away redness.
I apply this serum to my decolletage and shoulders, ensuring me the best looking tanned skin after a day in the sun.
I suffer from severe rosacea and find that using The Ordinary Buffet and then The Ordinary Cold Pressed Rose Hip Oil give me the confidence to face the day with calm clear skin.

A buffet of magic - 07-05-2018 by

I bought this after using argireline and matrixal separately with the hyularonic acid. I still use all of those on top as "boosters" at night but i found buffet easier to use in my morning routine. Sometimes i do get some pilling but i have upped my exfoliating and primer game and this has helped somewhat. I find if you give it the time it needs to dry then everything else is easier after. I have noticed my fine lines have dissapeared, my skin is soft and plump and my acne scars are fading also. I use a lot of TO products and buffet was one of the last that i discovered....i don't know why i waited so long. I beleive it is also helping to lighten my under eye bags that nothing seemed to help!

Great product, incredible price - 07-05-2018 by

The Deciem range has pretty much revolutionised my skin, and this is one of my two favourite products in The Ordinary range (at least what I've tried so far). My very fair skin has been getting a lot more prone to dryness and redness since I hit 40 (and spend a lot of time in air conditioning), and my skin just loves the texture of Buffet, it feels so much softer, and looks visibly more plump. I haven't experienced the balling that other reviewers have, I spread a couple of drops between my hands and pat them over my face. My fine lines do seem to have diminished but I've also been using NIOD's CAIS and The Ordinary's Retinoid 2% so I don't think I can give that benefit solely to Buffet haha. I'm on my second bottle and I recommend it!

Good for the price - 30-04-2018 by

I bought this for my mum last Christmas because she was after some affordable skincare. She has enjoyed it but did say it like a lot of other the ordinary products is quite tacky on the skin.

She like the effects of the product but she's not repurchasing it.

You need to apply a moisturizer after - 18-04-2018 by

Love this product. Doing wonders for my skin. This is a tacky serum, you definitely need to moisturize after, if you try to put make up on top without moisturizer it will ball up on the skin and make a mess.

Fantastic product - 16-04-2018 by

I love this product. It has become a staple. I alternate it during the week with Alpha H liquid gold. My husband even likes using it on his face and has requested I buy some for him to use! It leave my face feeling so soft and moisturised in the morning - I have gotten lots of compliments from others that I am looking great!

absolutely fantastic and a great price - 16-04-2018 by

This is my absolute new fave! Very lightweight, I have been using it morning and night for about 3 weeks and can definitely see the difference in my skin, Anticipate that it a bottle will last me around 6 weeks so its great value for money too.

Highly recommend - 12-04-2018 by

The Buffet is a great light weight serum that goes on your face so smoothly. A little bit goes a long way. I have been using it morning and night and can notice a difference in my skin in a week.

Definitely worth a try - 12-04-2018 by

When I first started using this product I wasn’t really impressed. I found it would become grainy when worn under make up etc. however, then I started using it every night and I really saw a major change in my skin texture and condition. And you absolutely cannot beat this price point, easily the most value for money serum. I finished my bottle and started using a more expensive serum that I got as a free gift, and it is not as effective despite literally being four times the price.

For me it works better when layering with other moisturising products before bed. I prefer to use an oil based serum if I’m looking to give my make up a bit of a boost.

Low price high quality - 12-04-2018 by

The bang for your buck is incredible. This is a gorgeous serum that smooths and brightens. An essential part of my skin routine that i buy again and again and again

Love this - 11-04-2018 by

I would recommend this to anyone, it has such a good mix of proven ingredients to reduce signs of aging, and its so cheap for the ingredients it contains compared to other serums on the market.
It hydrates so well without a slick, greasy feel.
I use it morning and night under my moisturiser, so go through a bottle quite quickly, but for the price I really don't mind :)

Anti aging all rounder - 11-04-2018 by

The first bottle of this I wasn’t that impressed because of the pilling! I then realised that the balling up was due to using too much so I now use about 3 drops for my face, neck and chest. This is a staple in my skin care regimen. Such a great affordable product.

Love this! - 05-04-2018 by

This is my favourite product from The Ordinary so far! I use it morning and night under my moisturiser.

Mini Face boost in a Bottle - 03-04-2018 by

This is a great serum to use before bed to wake up with plumer looking skin!
It wont fix all your worries but it will make you feel refreshed and almost glowy :)

Beauty buffet - 03-04-2018 by

I love this product! At first my skin started to look a little worse and I wasn't sure if it was from this or another product I had started using but all of a sudden I woke up and my skin is looking better and better everyday! The texture of my skin looks much smoother, pores are reduced and the congestion around chin has reduced dramatically. I am surprised with the results I am seeing for the prices of these products is amazing!

Just right! - 27-03-2018 by

I have combination skin and was looking for a hydrating serum to use morning and night. I am in my mid 20's and wanted something that wasn't too heavy and that wouldn't break the bank. I've loved using Buffet! I use a hydrating spray, then Buffet, then my day or night moisturiser and I love the feeling that it gives my skin.
As others have mentioned it is in the higher range of prices for The Ordinary, so at one stage I tried out the Hyaluronic acid as a cheaper alternative, but I found it too drying for my skin. It felt SO good going back to Buffet. I just wish the bottle lasted a bit longer/came in a bigger size!

BEST PRODUCT EVER! - 27-03-2018 by

My friend recently got me onto this and she quoted that it was the best product ever, naturally i wasn't sure as its a big statement to make BUT after using this for almost a month now i have to agree!

Its the perfect addition to my skin routine which a month ago was nonexistent. I had tried other products in the past and they were all heavy and left my skin oily. This is the complete opposite, its light and is easy to apply. Worth the money! Ill be buying in bulk next time!

I'm 24 with oily skin prone to pimples/blackheads and this has helped cleared my skin up and make it even again. Definitely worth the purchase.

Super easy serum - 22-03-2018 by

I am have combination skin and am in my mid 20s and was looking for a good all rounder to boost my skin without spending a bomb. I use this alternating with the Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% and it my skin has generally been good - stays moisturised and not too oily. Seems to work well layered with other serums too.

It's like God's tears in a bottle. - 19-03-2018 by

Skin type: Combination
Age: 30

I first got this together with the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 10% in an effort to fix my skin after a horrendous bout of chicken pox in 2017. The combination worked like frickin' magic, and I've not looked back since.

A little bit more exxy than the rest of The Ordinary's product range, but so so worth it. It's basically a one-stop shop - it hydrates, it smooths out fine lines and wrinkles, makes my skin feel plump and much firmer, and actually reduced oiliness on my face. And it feels great on your skin - I've had friends living in warmer climates who tell me they find it too heavy, but I live in Melbourne and it's been working perfectly for me. Slides on nicely, a little bit does go a long way, and absorbs really quickly so you don't have to wait around.

I use it both AM and PM, and is the only The Ordinary product I consistently use even when I'm switching serums. Doesn't seem to mix badly with other types of serums, i.e. stronger B3 ones or those with retinol.

So good - 19-03-2018 by

I noticed almost overnight results after using the buffet. It leaves a slightly ‘gel-like’ finish immediately but it soon soaks in to nothing. My husband has started stealing this and telling his friend too - ha!

Two weeks use, massive skin turn around. - 19-03-2018 by

I finally caved on all the hype around "The Ordinary" and bought this as an all-round starter.

I'm mid 30's with extremely sensitive, dry and eczema prone skin. I've bought and bored of products at all price ranges - or had reactions to them. Until I found The Ordinary.

This serum is light, non-greasy and dries quickly, and there is no scent at all. It hydrates so well you can almost forget adding anything further on top of it. My skin feels smoother, and it's a perfect base. As for anti-ageing; it's hard to tell - but I'm happier with my face overall.
After my trial of Buffet, I'm not far off from having every little vial of The Ordinary's collection in my bathroom now.

A nourishing everyday serum - 14-03-2018 by

This serum, although pricier that other products by The Ordinary, is an affordable everyday serum that packs a punch! I ordered it to compliment a couple of other serums by The Ordinary - but let's just say the Buffet has you covered. After two weeks of solid usage my skin went from having dry and red, with flaky patches, prone to breakouts in very oily areas to having much smoother, firmer and even skin tone; and I barely ever get zits. It is by far the best serum I have purchased because if consistent results.

The consistency is gloopy, but it is light, it hasn't much of a fragrance and absorbs fast, leaving no oily residue - perfect prep for next step in your regimen.

I use it day and night, before heavy creams/sunscreen. Converted for life!

Perfect for dry skin - 12-03-2018 by

I have extremely dry skin and I am aged early 30s. I add this to my mousturiser in the morning and I’ve become completely addicted. It’s absorbed quickly so does not impact my makeup. Since starting a skin routine using this as my morning product and alternating acid and retinol in the evening my skin has never felt better.

my holy grail - 12-03-2018 by

I was a bit pessimistic when my friend recommended this, the low price was suspicious to me. Oh boy was i wrong, my dry sensitive skin is loving this, its glowing, all nice & plump now. Since i first using it I never had reaction, no break out , no flaky skin, & *knock on wood* no more pimples. I'm on my 2nd bottle now, which is very unusual for me, I usually lasted less than half a bottle of skincare product before i decided against it or realize that its doing more damage than good.

Magic in a bottle! - 06-03-2018 by

I love this product and use it frequently at night as a serum under my moisturiser. I have combination oily skin and this is hydrating without clogging my pores or causing me to breakout. Well worth the tiny price tag

Skin has never felt better - 06-03-2018 by

I love this produce and my skin had never felt better.

I have combination skin that tends towards the oily side. I get breakouts once a month and have large pores. Basically all the good things.

I use The Ordinary Buffet first thing after cleansing in the morning every morning (before I apply my moisturiser). At night I use it after I have removed my makeup, although I don't use it every night - most likely 4/7 nights a week. Basically, I use it instead of using a toner.

I've been using it for about a year and have definitely noticed a difference in how my skin looks and feels overall. Would definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone.

Definitely a staple in the skincare routine - 06-03-2018 by

I have been using the Buffet for about 9 months and have been recommending it to my friends who are now long term users. I don't know what it is that works but it makes my skin feel smooth and hydrated. I use it day and night time as the first step serum.

Amazing product - 06-03-2018 by

Very happy with the feel and results of this product. haven't had a pimple in over 6 months from the use of "The ordinary" 'buffet'. use this morning and night with other 'The ordinary" products

Super happy - 25-02-2018 by

I love this serum, I think it’s helped clear my skin and it seems to have minimised my pores too. It’s evened out the tone of my skin and I find it’s super nourishing on its own as my skin is pretty oily. The only issue I have is the name because I’ve recommended it to so many people and they all think I’m weird when I say it’s called the buffet :/

Love This Product - 25-02-2018 by

I have hormonal acne and some rosacea on my cheeks. I love this serum. It feels great on my skin and compliments the other The Ordinary products I have bought. My skin doesn’t react to it and it doesn’t have any side effects. It leaves my skin soft and hydrated. I just love these products.

Nourishing - 21-02-2018 by

Feels like it’s definitely feeding the skin. Initially has a sticky texture but absorbs quite well after a few minutes. I have normal to oily combination skin and it doesn’t exacerbate my oily tzone and can be applied with other serums without a problem.

Awesome Product - 19-02-2018 by

I love this serum, as I do most of the products fro The Ordinary. They can be a little difficult to navigate however the wonderful staff form Adore were extremely helpful.
I notices result in 3 days of how my skin was feeling, visual results in 5 days. The price is almost ridiculous for the amazing brand.

Awesome Product - 19-02-2018 by

I love this serum, as I do most of the products fro The Ordinary. They can be a little difficult to navigate however the wonderful staff form Adore were extremely helpful.
I notices result in 3 days of how my skin was feeling, visual results in 5 days. The price is almost ridiculous for the amazing brand.

Middle of the road. - 16-02-2018 by

Fair, uneven blemish prone skin. I found this to be a pretty average serum, but good for it's price. After two months of use i didn't notice any change in my skins tone or complexion, however my skin did feel nice and soft each morning. Would probably spend a bit more and get something that makes a noticeable difference.

Didn’t work for me - 16-02-2018 by

I have combination skin and this was just too heavy for my face. I felt clogged up and sticky and I couldn’t put anything else on top of this serum.

My favourite! - 05-02-2018 by

I honestly can’t rave enough about the ordinary products, but this one is my favourite! I use it at night before I go to sleep and leave it on overnight. My skin always looks and feels amazing after I wash it the next day. I’m on my second bottle and you bet I’ll keep on purchasing. My favourite buffet of all time!

Amazing! - 31-01-2018 by

Love this stuff, it’s literally a one thing does all! Since I’ve changed to using this morning and night I have definitely noticed an overall improvement in my skin, it’s more hydrated, my fine lines are dissappearing, and if I start to get a pimple this magic stuff makes it all but dissapear by morning. 100% recommend.

Wonderful and hydrating - 31-01-2018 by

I have dehydrated combination skin, and although at 21 I'm not the target market for this serum, I love it. I find that this serum is lovely and hydrating whilst remaining lightweight. I cannot speak for its anti-aging effects, but I do find that it helps to plump up my skin and makes me look less lacklustre.

Great for combination skin - 28-01-2018 by

Love using this as part of my daily routine!
Always feel that it improves small lines and enhances the plumpness in my skin. Would definitely recommend.

Best serum ever! - 23-01-2018 by

I truly love this great product! I’m 62 with fair, dehydrated skin (except for an oily nose area), I have expression lines, some small areas of hyperpigmentation and my undereye areas are quite deepset and dark. Quite a bit to work on!
I’ve been using the Buffet for 3 weeks and can see a great improvement in hydration and clarity, and my skin is looking and feeling so much healthier.
Yes, it can be a sticky formula if you use too much- 3 drops are ample. After cleansing, I use Paula’s Choice Resist toner and while my skin is still damp I apply the Buffet- this really helps the serum to sink in quickly. In the daytime I religiously use sunscreen, and at night I use the Ordinary niacinamide serum after the Buffet. The difference in my skin is amazing, and I can’t wait to trial other products in this line!

So far, so good - 17-01-2018 by

I like that this absorbs so quickly. I have had a lovely texture to my skin since using it.

Will Stay in my Life! - 08-01-2018 by

I absolutely love this product! It's very hydrating and plumps up my dehydrated skin! On my second bottle!

A Lovely Product ! - 28-12-2017 by

Oily & dehydrated skin left even toned, plumped, and just the best it's been in years. On my 3rd bottle - says it all really.

Great serum - 27-12-2017 by

I have combination erring on the side of sensitive skin - my cheeks and around my mouth and nose can get dry and irritated easily, and my t-zone is oily. I apply this product AM and PM and within a couple of weeks it has made a noticeable difference. My skin is more even and my complexion is brighter. Overall, I'd highly recommend!

Amazing! - 27-12-2017 by

I can't believe this product! The texture is so good and the results are amazing. I'm in my 40's and I can see the softening of fine lines and my skin looks more plump. For value for money this product can't be beat. I love all The Ordinary products and this is no exception it will be a repeat purchase.

Holy Grail Product - 20-12-2017 by

I swear by this and will never stop using it, it is the best thing I have ever put on my skin. Better than any high end serum I have tried, and I have tried lots! I have normal skin with mild dermatitis around my nose that was impossible to treat until I found this! I started using it before a light argan oil followed by the The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 then a moisturiser & my skin became flawless in weeks! The dermatitis has completely gone, I have a even & bright skin tone, it’s so smooth and I even feel comfortable without foundation. I have since added a retinoid to my regime & my 32 year old skin is better than it was when I was 20. I swear this stuff is so worth the hype!

Great effect - poor texture - 19-12-2017 by

This is lovely at night, helps my skin glow. Haven't seen a dramatic effect on my fine lines, but it does help me wake up with skin that is hydrated and glowing.
My only problem is it makes makeup ball up when applied over the top. Something to do with how it interacts with my primer, I think. So now I just use it at night, and it is fine then.

Can’t be without it. - 19-12-2017 by

Im 31, I have a normal, oily skin. Oily on t-zone. this product is always on my skin care since tried it. Im on my second bottle. This gives my skin a nice feel, since using it i notice a lot of difference on my skin. I get break out sometimes but not bad. This product lessen that, even my skin tone, lessen my oily tzone. I apply it in the morning and evening. A little goes a long way. This product gives an amazing result on my skin. Will keep using it, definitely will purchase again.

Works wonders on combination skin - 14-12-2017 by

I'm very acne prone, with dry undereyes and nose. I added the buffet in conjunction with the argireline 10%, magnesium 10% and caffeine solution (for an extra eye boost). I can't contribute success to any particular one, but the buffet is my full face serum am & pm.

After a months use I've noticed a dramatic reduction in new spots, and they are now smaller and less red. My previously dull skin now looks brighter and more lively, and I no longer have large dry patches along my orbital bone area.

This is not a quick fix serum (for me at least) but with continual use, you will begin seeing a difference in around 2 weeks. With twice a day usage, I still have over half a bottle left, as a little bit stretches a long way. When I feel particularly dull, I use a thicker layer overnight, and wake up back to bright.

The scent is minimal, and disappeared quickly, but it can take time to sink in before adding other products. It can feel a bit tacky, but after a moisturiser skin is left feeling smooth and soft.

Not for me - 12-12-2017 by

It must've been my specific skin type but I don't think it did anything for my skin. I'm 34, with skin on the dry/sensitive side. I religiously applied this every night but nothing happened. My skin didn't feel any different from when I wasn't using it. It gets two stars though because at least it didn't break me out. I've switched to another serum (Beauty Chef) and that's been better for me.

Pretty good - not my favourite ordinary product though - 04-12-2017 by

I'm onto my third bottle of this, I use it in the morning before my ordinary vitamin C.
I think that over time it has improved my hydration levels, although it doesn't give an instant plumping burst which is what i often need in the morning.
Like many other ordinary products, I find that the results it delivers with constant use outweighs the slightly annoying texture - this one feels a bit tacky on the skin but that goes away once you layer other products. Less is more, if you pile on too much it peels through the day.

Fabulous multivitamin for my skin - 04-12-2017 by

Love how the buffet makes my skin feel, like a multivitamin for the skin. I’ve finished my first bottle and am about to purchase a new one, my skin has never looked better, smoother and more radiant. Definitely a new new addition to my skin routine.

Pleasantly Surprised! - 27-11-2017 by

I'm a few months of 57 and have done my skin no favours, in the sun and in my 40's in sunbeds ever second day. I have dry skin with an oily t zone at times my skin can feel quite taut after skin tone was uneven and red blotchy. Enter this product paired with ALPHA-H Liquid Gold 24 Hour Moisture used in the evenings.. Mornings are Buffet with Aspect Phytostat 9.
I was sceptical when I bought Buffet, I couldn't see how it could possibly do what it said, and with such an economical price tag.. after a few days I noticed my skin seemed softer, after a few weeks, the skin around my eyes ( a problem area) is looking plumber and smoother. I can now use this product alone with moisture if I choose too - it was $24.90 well spent. So if your feeling a bit on the fence about trying it, I recommend it.. it truly has made a difference.

At first I thought this was neither here nor there, now I need a 2nd bottle - 27-11-2017 by

I am 42, with fair skin prone to freckles and sun damage. I have always been sun smart and cared for my skin and it shows.

I use this product in the morning after I use Niancinamide, and before my moisturiser with spf. This product gives me that dewy 'highlighter' glow without using one. I have also found when I use this my face looks fresh all day. I do not get that 'dried out at the office' look that happens in harsh air conditioning.

I didn't realise the benefits of this until I went a week without using it, then picked it up again. I would recommend this one, it is in the higher price range for this brand but worth it. I only see the requirement for it as a day time serum.

I like it, but perhaps I like Matrixyl more... - 22-11-2017 by

I have only been using it for maybe a month now and its nice. I apply it after the Ordinary HA, do this morning and night and in the night will layer other things such as Vit C or Niacinamide or Retinol. It seems to create a nicely moisturised base and leaves my skin hydrated. I cant speak to the anti ageing side of things but it definitely does help with day to day dryness. Perhaps over time thing will improve gradually in other areas too - time will tell.

I do feel however that I might like the Matrixyl better. When I ran out of that, I got this to try - and I think the Matrixyl leaves my skin more plump and dewy - but this one is still great.

My favourite night serum - 14-11-2017 by

This is the perfect all round product! You can wash your face just use this and moisturise and go to bed when you are really tired and your skin looks and feels amazing. My favourite product out of the range!

Great and cheap serum - 13-11-2017 by

This serum is both cheap and works well - it's the perfect addition to my skincare routine!

This stuff is amazing! - 13-11-2017 by

I'm on my second bottle of Buffet & can honestly say I've never seen my skin texture looking so good.

I actually brought some for my mum & she loves it


Amazing - 30-10-2017 by

This product is my first foray into anti ageing and I am in love!

The first fine lines around my eyes are no longer visible and my foundation is smooth and even all over my face where before it would kind of sink into little lines.

My skin texture is amazing also, so hydrated and plump. I have had numerous compliments since starting to use this product.

The price at not even $25 is ridiculous! Nothing near where I thought I would be paying for anti ageing skin care that works as amazingly as Buffet

On my 2nd bottle - 30-10-2017 by

Noticed a difference within the first few days of using it. Have recommended it to all my friends with the same skin concerns (brightening and evenness of skin tone). I love it most, cos it layers well with everything and I can use it anytime of the day .

It actually does what it says.. - 25-10-2017 by

I bought a few products from the ordinary to start my new skincare regime (and did a lot of research on it through their website to make sure nothing will cancel each other out). First I’ll let you know what my skin is like:
*Dry patches.
*very oily t zone.
*large pores.
*Very puffy in the morning.
*Very red, uneven texture and pigmentation.
I love the buffet! I have noticed a difference already after only using these products for nearly two weeks. My skin texture and pigmentation has improved, I have less small lines (like that soft craggy skin), my skin has more of a healthy glow, and as someone who deals with having very red skin on the reg, I found this product has helped a lot. My redness isn’t as vibrant and my skin looks a lot smoother. I can’t wait to see the results in a month! The buffet is sticky when first applied but with a quick fan, it dries quickly so you’re able to apply your moisturiser or other finishing products. I’m officially a super fan. I would recommend going onto the ordinary website and looking through the products to decide your routine and what it suited, as some products combined may be too much or cancel each other out because some products can’t be mixed with eater, while others can. Then coming back to adore to purchase! (the ordinary can take months to deliver and adore is super quick!)

2nd Bottle of Goodness ! - 25-10-2017 by

A definite repurchased product that my oily & dehydrated skin loves soaking up. Leaving it even toned, plumped & hydrated.

I use this Buffet half an hour before the Vitamin C Suspension. Love the comination !!!

Can already see results - 25-10-2017 by

I have been using the product for two weeks and already I can see my skin loving this product. A little goes a long way. You literally only need a tiny bit and it covers the whole face. I definitely will buy this product again when I run out!

Nice, but needs a long time to absorb - 24-10-2017 by

I like the way this serum feels on my skin, but it does take a long time to absorb, and does have a tendency to pill (especially if you apply anything oil-based over the top). I'm 28 with very fair, combination, acne-prone skin, so I was looking at this as an anti-aging preventative measure, really. Overall I like it so far.

Great hydrating serum - 22-10-2017 by

I've been using this serum for probably about 5 months and i think its made a real difference in the plumpness of my skin. Its a lovely consistency and doesn't smell like anything and lasts about two months for me using twice a day. Its really hydrating and will help combat any dehydration lines, but doesn't stop wrinkles or fine lines

Amazing serum - 20-10-2017 by

This is probably my favourite of all the Ordinary products and the most potent too. This serum absorbs quickly and doesn't leave a greasy or sticky film on my skin and it doesn't ball up when your layering other products on top, which is a big deal breaker for me. It is hydrating and I feel my skin plump up. You may not notice incredible results straight away but when you run out of a bottle, that's when you will notice the difference in your skin. This serum is fine on my very oily skin too.

Amazing serum - 12-10-2017 by

I purchased several of The Ordinary products and have been very impressed with their quality & effectiveness. This in combination with The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA has made a real difference to my mature, combination skin. It's been particularly effective in clearing up some dry patches that I've been trying to get rid of for ages. I certainly won't be going back to the expensive products I've been using in the past.

My skin loves it - 10-10-2017 by

This is my favourite part of my skin routine, for both morning and night. After only a few weeks I can see a huge improvement in the texture of my skin.
When it goes on the skin can feel like there is a slightly tacky film over it, but that passes but also makes a great base for your makeup in the morning.

Changed my complexion in a week! - 25-09-2017 by

My skin was not looking great, my rosacea was at it's worst, my complexion was dull, dry and I looked 10 years older than I am. I brought this because of all the hype I had heard about The Ordinary, honestly I wasn't expecting much but figured it was worth the risk given the price. I noticed positive change to my complexion within a week. My skin felt hydrated, my rosacea was dramatically diminished and I had my natural glow back. I will definitely purchase this product again. Thank you The Ordinary!

Does what it says! - 18-09-2017 by

My skin was dry, lacklustre, uneven and looking ' old' in general. Since using this product, it has come back to life! My skin is radiant and plumped up and looking amazing. I do notice a bit of a sticky feeling as it dries for a minute or two, and it is slightly heavier than some other 'the ordinary' serums, but its nothing terrible.

Very Good - 13-09-2017 by

Bought this product a couple of weeks ago and have been using this before bed and in the mornings.
I have noticed that my face feels a lot smoother and slightly brighter.
Will continue to use this as a night serum.

Love it - 12-09-2017 by

I started using this a couple of months ago and love it. It's cheap, easy to use and so good. My skin is soft, radiant and plumped. I use it morning and night, after cleansing and before moisturising. An interstate friend, a doctor who works for an aesthetic beauty clinic, came to see me and asked me what I was using as my skin looked so fantastic. A+.

Must Have - 03-09-2017 by

Very good for sensitive skin and full of miracles

Skin's Best Friend - 02-09-2017 by

After 2 months use applied morning and evening my skin feels beautifully plumped and healthy.

There's a stickiness after application though that isn't a concern. No discomfort at all.

My skin loves this product !!!

EXTRAordinary - 18-08-2017 by

WOW! This serum has changed my skin. It is lightweight yet hydrating and instantly plumps and smooths the skin. It makes me glow! The saggy skin around my eyes is all but gone and the texture and tone of my skin has improved dramatically. I'm in love. HG for sure. I pray they never stop making this. Time in a bottle!

Fantastic! - 16-08-2017 by

I'm in that awkward stage of life where I'm still getting big greasy pores and pimples and some nice lines.
After 1 week of this my skin has never ever felt so amazing. I am using this twice a day and the Advanced retinoid at night. I'm getting compliments on my skin almost every day!
I'm a convert!

Good serum - 10-08-2017 by

this serum is good, goes on nicely and is not sticky or thick at all :) put this on before all other serums!

Brilliant - 06-08-2017 by

Love this product. I sometimes mix it with vitamin c serum or rose hip oil or just apply alone. My skin feels softer and hydrated. Will definitely continue to purchase.

Love this product! - 28-07-2017 by

It took me 3 months of thinking about buying this product to actually put it in my shopping cart. I read and watched countless reviews about The Ordinary, it can't possibly be as good as the reviews can it? I have now been using this product for 2 weeks and my skin looks and feels amazing. I have super sensitive skin and it hasn't reacted at all. I'm already telling all my friends about this product. You can't beat the price! I will be buying more from The Ordinary in the future.

Love it! - 25-07-2017 by

Looove this! If you don't know what to get out of all the ordinary products definitely get this one. It has a little of everything in it. Works well for all skin types and I have seen a difference with my skin after using it for couple of weeks, Definitely will be repurchasing.

Can't be more impressed - 25-07-2017 by

I'm not one to get sucked into the hype but Wow! The Ordinary Buffet really is revolutionary. No longer will I be spending big on a serum - the one item of skincare I've always felt it necessary to do so on. The Buffet does it all. It's not sticky, sinks in immediately, smoothes out skin and it's 25 bucks!

Seriously, try it. You can't be disappointed.


The Ordinary have completely revoluntionised my skincare routine! I have been using a variety of products over the last few months and have found nothing but good results from everything.

Buffet is a beautiful product I use morning and night, and have seen visible difference with lines and complexion (esp when used with the Niacinamide in the AM).

Counting down the minutes til I can order their foundation.

Great all rounder - 07-06-2017 by

I've been using this day and night for the last couple of weeks and have seen a significant improvement in my skin. This helps simplify my skincare routine and has the benefits of many products in one serum. Highly recommend, especially considering the price compared to other products of the same caliber!

All you can eat - 26-05-2017 by

This isn't called Buffet for no reason. It might seem at the pricier end of The Ordinary spectrum but 's a little bit of three products so well worth the money. My skin feels amazing!

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