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The Ordinary Buffet 30ml

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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 1163 reviews

92% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive



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.

Most Helpful Criticism

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.


    I absolutely love this serum, works very well with dry skin.
  2. 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.
  3. Perfection


    verified purchaser
    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. Perfect All rounder


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


    verified purchaser
    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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Great Pre-emptive measure for anti-aging


    I used this for a month and could see some faint lines disappearing.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. 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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  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. Amazing product


    My skin looks so clear using this. Helps with in even skin tone and blemishes. Nice and hydrating too. So affordable
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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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  23. 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!
  24. 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.
  25. Great value!!


    Best serum I have used by far. Great result with my skin and such a reasonable price.
  26. 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
  27. Best Serum


    Best serum I have used by far. Great result with my skin and such a reasonable price.
  28. 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.
  29. 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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  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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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  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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
  41. 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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  42. 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.
  43. Smooth serum


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


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


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


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


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


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


    I used this serum for 6 weeks straight and noticed such a improvement in my skin! Very happy with this product!
  50. 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.
  51. 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
  52. 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.
  53. 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!
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. Gives skin a boost


    It is actually as the name states. A buffet of goodness for your skin! Love.
  57. 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.
  58. 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!!!
  59. Great little serum


    This serum is great, i've been using it daily every morning and night for the past 2 weeks and i've noticed such a difference in my skin, it's brighter and clearer and my make up is lasting longer during the day. Def recommend.
  60. Great all rounder


    I really like this serum, it feels lovely on the skin. It's hard to determine if I've seen any visible results from it though, probably because I use as part of a larger routine. Great skincare starting point
  61. great for price


    I love the no-fuss nature of this brand. Buffet is a great all-round product and you can't beat the price-point.
  62. Holy grail


    It literally is like food for your skin and keeps it looking healthy and hydrated
  63. So far so good


    I have been using this product for a number of weeks and have noticed after applying my skin is slightly tighter and it soaks in really well - so far I haven't seen any dramatic results, or anything lasting after initial application so this may take a bit longer to see results.

    The product has not led to any irritation to my sensitive skin, or any difference in my skin texture.
  64. I always repurchase this


    Such a great multifaceted product that is inexpensive while still delivering good results. I will keep repurchasing this as its key in my skin care regime.
  65. Must have


    It has amazing results. Just trust the ordinary and let the product work its charm. I have been using it after cleansing and apply nicinamide over it. And I know my skin is on a happy journey:)
  66. My new favourite


    This is my favourite TO product at the moment. I love the way it feels and i can see slight improvement already and only been using it a few weeks. I think its a great product to use for preventative measures and will pay off in the future. Its on the expensive side but i say its worth it.
  67. Good for skin texture


    I have noticed that this product mostly helps with skin texture! It is simple and easy to use. It is not my favourite or most important serum to use but it is a good one to have when you notice more texture in your skin.
  68. Never too early for anti-ageing products!


    I love this product! My acne-prone and sun-damaged skin is looking much smoother and clearer after 2 months of consistently using this product. It absorbs quickly and can be used under make-up without any problems.
  69. A goodie


    This is such a simple and easy serum. I find that it's very nice, easy to apply and does not pill with other products, but it's nothing WOW. My skin's texture and appearance definitely benefits from this, and for the price I couldn't ask for more, but wouldn't be my go to recommendation.
  70. All you need


    I use this serum after Glycolic toner or when my skin needs to heal or in the morning. If I use too many products with HA or niacinamide I feel like my face reacts so if you have reactive or sensitive skin just get this one for HA/antioxidants/anti-aging. Good place to start for the lazy skincare person.
  71. Some improvement


    This was an interesting product. I used this product for many months and by the end I did received compliments that my fine lines had decreased. I stopped using this product for a month or so and noticed the lines started to come back. I think long term use is needed to notice results.
  72. Makes a difference


    Been using this for over a month , has definitely helped with fine lines and overall skin texture , pigmentations and moisture
  73. Skin improvement


    Used for the last four months as part of a regimen recommended by Deciem. In combination with Niacinamide and Caffeine during the day, skin does seem improved.
  74. Gentle and hydrating


    I've used a lot of serums, and have had many different outcomes with them - good and bad! As soon as I first tried this one I knew I could put it into the "good" bucket - absorbs easily, doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy, layers well with other serums. I use it after cleansing and toning, then I add at least one other serum before moisturiser and sunscreen.

    Affordable and versatile...
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  75. a slow burn kind of love (with no burn)


    At first I wasn’t sure about this product. I hadn’t used serums before. It didn’t smell like anything I’d used before. I was thinking it was a bit weird and probably not worth it. But over time I’ve become completely enamoured. It brightens me up in the morning and makes me feel like my skin is ready for the day. It’s moisturising, and light. I often put it on (along with caffeine solution) and de...
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  76. Absolutely like it!!


    Everyday serum. Easy to apply. Suitable for sensitive and dry skin, and age 28-35 yrs old.
  77. Love it


    Skincare was always a luxury I didn't think I could afford - Until I found The Ordinary. These products are such good quality and SO affordable. I love knowing that I am able to look after my skin WHILE sticking to my budget.

    I love this product - it's good quality, affordable, and helps my skin look and feel it's best :)
  78. Great Product!


    Really great product for aging skin, and the best and cheapest product with peptide in my opinion.
  79. skin feels great!


    Absolutely love this. I use it at night time before moisturiser. I also use other Ordinary products including their antioxidants which overall I find, are great combinations for "older" skin like mine (in the 40's). I alternate the use of the Ordinary products and probably use the Buffet around 2-3 times per week. Noticeably softer and more moisturised skin after 1-2 uses. Hubby also uses this. ...
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  80. Beautiful texture


    I purchased this serum to try something new and at a very good price. I wasn't expecting too much , but I am so surprised how good it is ! It's not sticky or thick and feels lovely on my skin. And because it's not too expensive it can be used every day without feeling guilty about the price of it !!
  81. Goodness in a bottle


    All you need for your skin in one magical bottle
    The Ordinary really is great for actives
    Always check your layering your products effectively before using.
    My husband is a covert to this, seen a big difference in his skin tone and overall skin health
  82. Fantastic!!


    This is a well-priced serum with a silky, smooth feel and good, active ingredients. I usually buy the more expensive one with copper peptides but will repurchase this one next time.
  83. My must have product!!!


    This is my favourite must have product. I've just bought another one. I use it every day morning and night before my other serums, oils and creams. Love the result!
  84. nice and hydrating


    I bought this as a hydrator/for its hyluronic acid content and it has been great. My skin is hydrated and looks great. Easy to apply and absorbs relatively quickly.
  85. Hydrating


    I don't have anything bad to say about any of the products I have tried from The Ordinary. I have been so impressed with all of them especially at the price point. This one is no different. My skin loves it and drinks it up. My face feels soft and hydrated and I can notice a visible difference in its appearance.
  86. Love it !!


    I have seen an improvement in my skin while using Buffet serum. I love the Ordinary products because they work, are fragrance free and inexpensive.
  87. Better than expected


    My skin is usually acne prone (improving due to medication) so I have been trying a few products here and there to help with that and with acne scarring/my skin's appearance overall. I am slowly seeing results with Buffet, it hasn't broken me out which is a great sign. I apply it in the morning and let it sink in before applying sunscreen. I notice my skin looks a bit brighter when I use it in the...
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  88. Part of my new daily routine


    I've been loving this serum from the Ordinary. I use it every morning before moisturiser and it adds a bit of oomph to my skincare routine. My skin is definitely more hydrated after regular use.
  89. Initial thoughts


    Will need to assess better after a few weeks. Worth trying at this price. It seemed fairly gloopy at first glance, but dried not as sticky as feared. Texture is crucial if you need to put foundation over the top. I used tinted moisturiser to be sure of no pilling. The ingredients list is very long, and includes lots of hard-hitters for sure!
  90. buffet for 4ever


    buffet was the first product from the ordinary that i bought together with retinol and rose hip oil. i have dull, uneven and scars from my acne that i have a few years ago. i can really notice a huge improvement on the textute of my skin with those products! i have already growth my routine with a few more products from the ordinary and i jus in lovee!!! i think i'll be using them forever. :)...
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  91. Sensitive Skin - Rosacea


    I replaced "Buffet" with copper peptides 1% with this product "Buffet". I found the copper peptides to have interacted with a LOT of the products I was using on my face. This product feels AMAZING on my skin!
  92. The best!


    This was my first The Ordinary purchase and it has been an absolute game changer to my skin care routine. I have since gone on the by multiple products and cannot fault any of them. Great price and they do exactly what they say. Highly recommend
  93. Amazing


    I use this a couple of times a week and it gives my skin extra hydration
  94. In moments of uncertainty, reach for Buffet!


    I bought this product because it seemed like a must-have introductory product for the brand. I use it every day, usually morning and night, before applying any other serums. Now, I use it as an everyday product because it's part of my routine. I've never tried it alone so I can't speak to its efficacy by itself, but my skin has evened out since I started using The Ordinary, so I'll keep using it.
  95. Love it !!


    I have brought this product multiple times. I love the Ordinary products. The pricing is very affordable and they last a long time. It doesn’t make me oily and is just a lovely serum . My husband uses this also and loves it too. Will definitely continue to buy.
  96. No visible difference


    I bought this product with an aim to discard all old products and start a new regime. I have mixed skin, with an oily T zone for which i use specialised products from The Ordinary brand itself. However, with The Buffet, I didnt see any visible improvement, no hydratation, or reduction in wrinkles nothing...It was basically just me putting plain water on my skin daily.

    Didnt work for m...
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  97. Great!


    This is a wonderful product with an amazing price point!

    I've repurchased several times now and definitely notice that my skin is more hydrated and slightly more plumper with use. I use it as a general serum, especially when I do at home derma rolling.

    There is better but much more expensive alternative out there so it ultimately depends on how much your willing to spend.
  98. Perfect first anti ageing serum


    Great for my super sensitive skin, super gentle on the skin. TRY IT
  99. Affordable & Delivers results


    I've only just added this one to my skincare regime and so far its been a pleasant surprise. Leave my skin feeling hydrated, tighter and firmer. Great value for money too.
  100. Brilliant


    Absolutely one of the best for regeneration of skin. But do use sparingly at first if sensitive skin. Can make skin red if not used to it after exfoliation. Follow up with lots of hydration.
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