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The Ordinary Buffet

30ml
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$24.90
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The Ordinary Buffet by The Ordinary

Overview

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.


All of our products are filled/measured by weight/volume so the product is correctly filled to 30 ml. The packaging does not accurately reflect the size of the fill. However, this is intentional as some air must be allowed at the top for the product to actually close.

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My face loves this serum - 17-08-2018 by

As soon as I started using this serum I noticed a difference. It’s like a cool gel on the skin. I’m not sure how it works but my skin feels smoother & looks clearer.

A great basic item - 17-08-2018 by

A good starting point When starting with The Ordinary.
I don't this would offend many skin types. My sensitive acne prime roseacea skin was fine with it which says something! It a good overall for everything cream.
I wouldn't buy it again. Just because I have learnt so much more about what is good for my skin - thanks to The Ordinary and can specialise my choices more effectively now with their products.. This is where I started and it's was a good beginning.

Disappointed - 16-08-2018 by

I have combination skin and purchased Buffet to try and combat dullness. However, after finishing off an entire bottle, I'm not sure that it really did anything. Also, it can dry a bit sticky and didn't sink in very well - unless I helped it along with a dermal roller.

Great Serum with an affordable price tag - 16-08-2018 by

This is a great overall serum that I use in the day. It is light enough to go under make up and does not feel too tacky. I recommend everyone to try this especially with this price tag.

Great for a skin boost - 15-08-2018 by

This serum will help your skin look fresh and healthy. Ive used it 1-2 times a week for a skin boost for a few months and works fine with my sensitive acne skin

Wonderful serum! - 15-08-2018 by

I am 49 and have am always searching for the holy grail of anti ageing products. I think I've found it in TO products. I have slight loss of elasticity and the beginning of fine lines. I've been using TO products for 6 months now and am frequently told I have amazing skin and look at least ten years younger. Buffet was one of the first I purchased and I use it morning and night with my other serums and moisturisers or oils. A little goes a long way and it's such a good price that I'm on my 4th bottle and now wouldn't be without it. I've recently got my best friend using this as her first TO product and my husband is always sneaking it! Definitely buy it if you're unsure of what to buy as your first TO product!

Only buy this if you want angel skin - 15-08-2018 by

This serum is magic. I use this in the morning after cleansing and my skin loves it. The redness in my face is instantly reduced and I'm left looking healthy, glowing (NOT oily), fresh and happy. The formula works fantastically with my oily/combo skin and has not broken me out since I started using it two months ago.

The product has a tacky finish for a few minutes after applying which makes it a perfect primer for foundation. My makeup also sits lovely on top.

Great value hydration - 14-08-2018 by

My skin tends toward the dry side and with winter it was feeling extra dehydrated and showing more fine lines. I’ve only been using this product a week but felt it added moisture back straight away and eased those lines. I am finding it works just as well as much more expensive “boosters” I have used in the past, great price.

amazing!!! - 14-08-2018 by

this serum is seriously amazing! Lasts ages and is easy on the wallet, which is even better!

Nice serum - 14-08-2018 by

I'm in my mid 40's showing signs of aging, and this was my first experience with serums. My skin is oily/combination and am still prone to the occasional breakout, especially around my t zone - this serum is lovely and hydrating without feeling heavy, sits great under moisturiser, has a lovely texture and applies easily. After using it my skin felt soft and smooth, and there was an improvement to the pigmentation and fine lines. I especially like the dropper style dispenser, making it very easy to control the amount of product you use, and it's a great price! Overall a lovely product.

Permanently added to my routine - 13-08-2018 by

Love this for its effects and for also helping my skin when I use something more harsh like retinol, vit C or acids. I use plain or under make up. Love the feel on my skin and its toning and glowing effects.

affordable price with good effect! - 13-08-2018 by

whole range effects including wrinkle problem, hydration, multi-function serum with affordable price. The texture would be a little sticky for me(i'm dry skin), wait for absorption and its ready for next step.

love this - 13-08-2018 by

This one is one of my HG's for sure that I have on rotation. It's so good and my skin just drinks it up

Love it - 13-08-2018 by

In after the first week I noticed my skin was a little less red, after two weeks my skin tone is almost completely evened out. Love this product goes great under makeup although I feel way more confident without makeup now!

Love it - 13-08-2018 by

In after the first week I noticed my skin was a little less red, after two weeks my skin tone is almost completely evened out. Love this product goes great under makeup although I feel way more confident without makeup now!

Great for acne prone skin - 13-08-2018 by

I suffer from acne prone skin and during the winter season, my skin becomes more dry, sensitive and dull. I’ve started using The Ordinary Buffet before moisturising and I have noticed my skin is hydrated throughout the day and looks much more plump. I haven’t had any breakouts so far which is fantastic as I’m always hesitant to introduce new products to my acne prone skin. Highly recommend this for those who have dry and acne prone skin.

The buffet of wonders! - 13-08-2018 by

I read so many good reviews about this and had to study up on the full range from The Ordinary before deciding to purchase The Buffet and boy, am I glad I did!

As my first skincare product from The Ordinary, this serum has been so kind to my skin that I absolutely love it and will be repurchasing. I use it daily, morning and night after toning and before moisturising. The benefits? My skin definitely feels smoother (must be the hydrating qualities) and my fine lines blurred out. I actually can't believe I've said that as I'm cynical about any product out there that claims to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles, but here it is! Granted that my fine lines weren't very deep and I don't suffer from wrinkles that much, The Buffet has been a great anti-aging product to add to my skincare routine at an amazing price point. A little drop goes a long way, doesn't feel tacky and absorbs straight into my skin.

I highly recommend giving The Buffet a good try if you're having doubts about The Ordinary or are a bit confused with their many products and don't know where to start.

Great value - 12-08-2018 by

If you have been contemplating purchasing any of The Ordinary products- then grab this one. I've always struggled with dry patches on my face, and this keeps my skin plump and hydrated. It's affordable and my skin is noticeably smoother and plump. I am now on my 3rd bottle and won't go back.
I also use the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydration Support Formula

I love this product. - 10-08-2018 by

I received it along with TO's 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder as a birthday present a few months ago, and recently bought a second bottle of Buffet to ensure I didn't run out (FYI, I'm only half way through the first bottle).
I'm 63, a redhead with fair skin, and I use Buffet twice a day - in the morning two drops spread over my face and two drops over my neck and upper chest; and in the evening two drops mixed with about half the tiny spoon of the ascorbic powder, spread over my face.
Some people refer to a feeling of dryness after using TO's Buffet, but I follow up immediately with a few drops of rose-hip oil, and then a light face lotion in the morning or a face cream in the evening.

LOVE - 08-08-2018 by

Love this product. I'm in mid 40s and have combination oily skin with blemishes around the T section and hormonal acne issues. I use this with hyluric acid +B5 and it works a treat. Within a week my skin tone evens out and acne heals very quickly.

Great product! - 08-08-2018 by

This product really hydrates my skin. A little goes a long way. I’m already onto my second bottle.

very affordable and great to follow retinol treatments or sunburn - 08-08-2018 by

I love to use this a few days after a retinol peel treatment.
Is seems to remove any dead skin and encourage healing.
But it should not be put on before the skin is mostly healed.
Best at night but will do the same under your makeup if you're time poor

Daily vitamins and minerals! - 08-08-2018 by

Buffet is my daily dose of goodness for my skin. I've really noticed an ongoing improvement in its texture and brightness, and can tell if I haven't used it in a day or two! It's good to note that one ingredient is castor oil which promotes hair growth and some people have noticed an increase in facial hair with this product, but I haven't at all.

Amazing! - 08-08-2018 by

It took me a while to figure out which The Ordinary serum to buy so I decided to start with Buffet. It was done wonders for my skin! I can’t wait to try some of the others.

Good affordable serum - 07-08-2018 by

This peptide serum absorbs easily and doesn't have a slimy silicone texture like some; it just disappears. I haven't noticed a marked improvement in my skin from it yet, but hope to with time.

AMAZING - 07-08-2018 by

Such a great product if you want something that covers all bases in terms of skin health. Perfect product if you're starting out with ordinary products and not sure which one to get. Used a bottle of this and my skin has never felt so plump and hydrated.

Sweet serum - 07-08-2018 by

Wow this serum is sweet as for my skin. I've never used serum before and this product feels amazing on my skin, it's never felt more hydrated.

Amazing, love it!!!! - 06-08-2018 by

I have been using this for nearly two weeks now and it is so silky smooth on my skin. Lately my skin has been very dry due to heaters etc and this serum had fixed it right up. I was worried it would damage my fake lashes and make them fall out but so far so good. Love this product, will be using it forever.

Love this product - 03-08-2018 by

This is my daily go to - if I am not using another product with HA in it, I will always use this before applying my other face creams, morning and night. Easy to apply, soaks straight in and is really hydrating.

Good serum - 02-08-2018 by

This serum was my first entry into The Ordinary range. I would recommend this if you are looking for a good, reliable peptide serum for general anti-age care. If you can afford to spend a bit more, I highly recommend Hylamide SubQ Anti Age.

So good! Evens out my skin tone - 01-08-2018 by

I’ve been using the Buffet for a week and almost immediately noticed a reduction in the redness on my cheeks and my tone really evened out. The consistency is more gel-like and easy to apply, a little goes a long way. I’ve already put my sister and Mum on to this product, can’t wait to see results in the long-term!

Great Product - 31-07-2018 by

Amazing what you get for your money with this serum. I use this with another brand of skincare because it slots in so easily and I am seeing real results on my late 50's dry and sensitive skin. Highly recommend this product.

Love this product - 31-07-2018 by

Only use a small amount at a time otherwise it feels sort of sticky. Using in the AM and PM noticed my skins texture looking smoother and plumper. Love it

One of my Holy Grail with Niacinamide - 31-07-2018 by

I love using this product in conjunction with my niacinamide. I have combination skin and it works well on me. I tend to use it on my neck and decolletage as well. It is affordable and a drop goes a long way. I will keep repurchasing this.

Definitely recommended!

Does what it says at an Affordable price - 30-07-2018 by

I have been using this serum for four months and still on the first bottle. It spreads so well and makes my skin so hydrated and soft. Used day and night I have noticed my skin is brown ghetto and so smooth. It also works well under foundation. I would recommend this product to all women wanting to fight ageing skin. It is the only product that delivers what it says.

Beauty-iful Serum - 30-07-2018 by

I am a hoarder for the Ordinary Products and I love this, always come back to this for the ultimate treat. A bargain in a bottle, and my dry, fine lines seem to improve with each application. I learned a lot about the difference between a dehydrated complexion and fine lines, the more often you feed your skin and rehydrate with water, the more plumped your skin will look and keep the deeper lines at bay.

My skin's saviour - 30-07-2018 by

After damaging my moisture barrier and being left with scaly, sensitive skin, this serum helped restore hydration and smoothed fine lines in the process. I cannot be without this serum, it does the job of ones triple the price and is such a game changer skin-wise for myself and many others.

Can’t stop using this! - 30-07-2018 by

Goes on beautifully, makes my skin feel so soft. Recently ran out and noticed a complete difference in my skin after not apply it for 2 days, I’ll never make that mistake again!!

The most amazing serum! - 27-07-2018 by

Earlier this year I experienced a bad reaction to retinol. I went on a mission to find a skin care products that would fix my skin. I was left with red patches and redness that seemed to have sunk into my fine laugh line, making it look so much worse than it actually was. I started researching numerous skin care brands and products. I decided to give the Ordinary Buffet a try, as it had so many excellent reviews and I have been happy with their argan oil I had used prior to the retinol. I am truly amazed by the Buffet!! In just a few days the redness had completely gone! Now after a few months of using it twice a day, my skin is back to how it was but better! Laugh line is almost gone. I have not had one pimple since using it, my skin is clear and glowing. It dries very quickly and is so easy to use in the bottle with the dropper. Amazing!

Great value! - 27-07-2018 by

These products are so affordable and do the job! I use this serum most nights and it works a charm.

Holy Grail Product! - 26-07-2018 by

I aboustely love this serum! It is an all rounder which really gives my dry skin a drink! It keeps it beautifully hydrated, smooths out my fine lines around my eyes and locks in moisture. My skin looks more plumper and noticaebly more softer. A great yet affordable serum which really boosts hydration. 5 stars.

Good for hydration - 26-07-2018 by

This product is really good for hydration and to provide all what you skin needs. I use it with the ha from the ordinary. One drop of each after toner and then moisturiser and I’m ready!

Amazing - 26-07-2018 by

This stuff is amazing! For the price its more than amazing. First use i could feel the softness of my skin change for the better.

Great Product - 25-07-2018 by

Have only used a few times and am really impressed. My dry skin seems to 'hold' my moisturiser a lot better than without using this serum, and feels really soft and smooth.

Worth trying - 25-07-2018 by

Like a lot of other people I bought this product to try due to all the amazing reviews. I've probably only been using a serum for the past 12 months or so, as I never really knew much about them. Some have been nice to use, but I haven't noticed any visible changes with my skin. This product however seems to be different. It goes on well and then becomes tacky for a while, but this doesn't cause any issues and I'm able to layer moisturizer, makeup, whatever without a problem. I'm 43 and use this morning and night, and after about a week I'm noticing my skin is looking healthier, hydrated and not dry or oily. At times my skin can be quite sensitive but I've had not problems with this. This is definitely a product I'll continue to purchase and use, and I definitely recommend giving it a go. As others before me have said, the price is affordable, so it's a sustainable go to product.

Perfect! Use it every morning under my moisturiser and spf. - 25-07-2018 by

This is an amazing product. I use it in the mornings after cleansing and toning (I strongly recommend the ordinary glycolic toner - it’s changed my skin). This serum is perfect under moisturiser with spf and also under makeup.

I’ve had serums that ‘rub’ with little bits that hang off like eraser rubbings once other products are on top. This product does not have that problem so now it is my go to every day.

It sinks right in to the skin, and you only need a little bit, as a little goes a long way. Also, it is non sticky or greasy. Absolutely wonderful product. I highly recommend it.

Love this serum! - 24-07-2018 by

This serum is great for daily use. I have found it hydrating and helps even my skin tone. I use this along side other the ordinary products and have found them all such reasonable prices for a great active range that will give you results.

Love this product - 24-07-2018 by

I've been using this product for around 5 weeks now and I wouldn't be without it! I'm always nervous about trying new products and about layering products on my face as my skin can be a little unpredictable. However, the Buffet has already made a noticeable difference to my fine lines as well the overall texture of my skin. I use it every morning and it's safe to say it's changed my skin for the better.

Gentle and effective - 23-07-2018 by

My sensitive skin is loving the benefits of this product. I’ve lost that dry tight winter skin feeling.

Really enjoying this product! - 19-07-2018 by

I have been using this product for just over 3 months and have found it to be really great for my skin. I use it every morning and my skin tone has definitely improved. Have just reordered it again!

Good, inexpensive serum - 18-07-2018 by

I've used a number of more expensive serums and this one does the job for about half the price. I use it at night a few times a week and I find it reduces my scars and makes my skin look clearer.

I haven't tried it under make up as it does leave a funny residue.

The best and most affordable serum! - 17-07-2018 by

I have been using this product for 3 months now and absolutely love it. Use it twice a day and before my moisturising cream. It helps to keep my skin hydrated and glowy. Very good for what you pay for, much better than others expensive serums that I have tried. Will def repurchase

goodbye dry flaky skin and uneven complexion - 17-07-2018 by

i have always had good skin and have not used much more than a cleanser and a moisturiser, however I am approaching 40 and my skin is changing. I was getting more dry areas and flaking across my temples , uneven texture on my cheeks and my skin looked dull. My younger sister recommended I try some serums and she though this one might be good for me. i just put in on after cleansing and before moisturising and my skin is already improving after only a few days of use I also love that there is no fragrance and it hasn't irritated my sometimes sensitive skin. Highly recommend.Affordable, no fuss, effective - love it!

Everything it's cracked up to be - 16-07-2018 by

Everyone kept raving about this so I tried it, and it really is great. I've swapped out using using all kinds of different things at night and just use this before my snail mucin serum and I swear my skin is smoother and glowy-er already.

Will absolutely buy again - and a little bit goes a long way so I see it lasting me a while before I have to re-purchase, which is great.

Anti-aging - Multi-prone Approach - 16-07-2018 by

Just like a buffet meal - but the best of the different anti-aging products already mixed and ready to go to work on your skin. A little morning and night before your normal moisturizer. Absorbs well!

It's Peptides at a great price point. - 13-07-2018 by

Peptides are great for your skin no matter what type of skin. So I am using this. I don't know if my skins changed dramatically but it is an essential part of my skin care routine as the skin needs Peptides from what I understand.

It's a little tacky so I use it at night so it's fine. My skins dry/combo and it's totally fine no congestion or drying of any kind.

Not sure - 13-07-2018 by

This is probably the only product by the ordinary I am unsure about mainly because I don’t feel like it is doing anything for my skin in the short term and it leaves my skin kind of tacky.
I think I will try it again however in hopes that over long term it will help with anti aging

Great product - 13-07-2018 by

I feel like this has made
My skin smoother and less lined . So cheap too !

As good as the rumours! - 12-07-2018 by

A really great all around serum ESPECIALLY for the price point. My skins feel brighter, tighter and clearer

Amazing product! - 12-07-2018 by

Excellent product! Really great serum that does exactly what its supposed to. Skin feels hydrated and great. Definitely one of my regular purchases! And for the price!

Its good! - 12-07-2018 by

I have dehydrated combination skin and i needed a hyrdating serum. I love Buffet. I mix it with Lactic Acid 10% to minimise tingling on my sensitive skin. It glides on and soaks in instantly, meaning I can put this on in the morning and not worry about having slick skin in the afternoon.

If you only use one product make it this - 11-07-2018 by

Love Love Love. I use the buffet every day. It's my one stop shop beauty serum. I also use it once a week as the serum i apply before using a dermiroller and the results are outstanding. Everyone get on board.

Perfect serum - 10-07-2018 by

This is an incredible product, it feels amazin in the skin and gets results!
I never skip this step in my skin care routine because without it my skin isn’t the same! So affordable for the result as well.
Can’t fault it, I love it

Love love love!!! - 09-07-2018 by

Yet another amazing product from The Ordinary. I'm astounded that this brand can continue to produce such top quality skincare that is so affordable and that actually does what it says on the tin.
The Ordinary Buffet is absorbed into the skin almost immediately. It left me with hydrated glowing skin for the whole day. It helped to make my foundation look smooth flawless. That can be a challenge at times, particularly in the colder months when my skin tends to dry out and get flaky.
I'm 43 with oily to combination skin that is fair to medium.

Like beauty sleep in a bottle! - 09-07-2018 by

This little wonder is a revelation! And so inexpensive! If they made bigger bottles I'd use it all over! It is light, nourishing, moisturising - like you've been really good and had your two litres of water and 7-8hrs beauty sleep even if you haven't. It melts into the skin beautifully, and leaves no sticky or peel-y residue to contend with when applying makeup like some serums do. This stuff is unmissable!

Great Serum - 09-07-2018 by

Buffett says is all. Deals with lots of issues and I really have noticed my pigmentation slowly disappearing. Leaves my skin feeling soft and supple...Love it

No Change - 06-07-2018 by

Did not find this did anything for my skin at all. I have combination, rosacea, slight dryness in winter and oily in summer. This did not change any of my concerns at all.

Good serum - 06-07-2018 by

I like this serum, it seems to boost overall skin health. Its the kind of product you don't notice a huge difference when you're using, but when you run out you notice your skin doesn't look nearly as healthy or bright.

Best product from Ordinary - 06-07-2018 by

This is the best product from Ordinary skin care range which I have used so far. It has really great impact on my skin, leaving the skin more plumped and smoother, for some reason it had really changing the texture of my skin after longer constant use. At this price point, it is a miracle product!!

Great product - 02-07-2018 by

I use this product on my combination skin as a serum both morning and evening. I use it in conjunction with the ordinary’s vitamin C & HA product. Overall it’s made my skin glow more. My skin feels more plump and hydrated. It has a slightly weird tacky texture but once you get used to this it’s a great product !

Perfect for my skin - 02-07-2018 by

Buffet definitely will be part of my skin routine foe a long time. Has reduced the congestion in my skin and leaves it feeling fresh. I ran out and didn't replace for 2 weeks to see what difference there was. I find it helps to reduce the appearance of my large pores too. Love this stuff !!!

I prefer my curated serum-cocktail... - 02-07-2018 by

Tried this to see if I could simplify my routine down, but I found that over the course of using this for a few months that I far preferred my individual serum routine of HA then reservatrol then niacinamide or retinol to target my early aging signs. Can't beat customisation, really, but buffet is a good intro if you don't want to mess around creating a serum routine.

Not sure if it does anything - 30-06-2018 by

This product definitely isn't bad but I found that it didn't make any noticeable differences to my skin. Perhaps it's targeted towards people a bit older, but it seems unnecessary for teenage skin with issues such as acne.

Love it - 28-06-2018 by

I'm 45 of Asian genes, I don't have wrinkles as such, but my skin started to have pigmentation. I used this product every other day - alternating with my AlphaH liquid gold and so far so good. I don't have any breakouts. my skin absorbs the product quite well and it doesn't have sticky residue or make it oily. Will keep trying and monitor results closely.

Holy grail serum - 27-06-2018 by

Wow. I’m on my second bottle. This beautiful serum is a clear solution and absorbs quickly with no sticky residue. I only use a drop on each temple, each cheek and my chin in the morning. It makes my skin feel fresh and clean and smooth. Seeing improvements!

Flipping awesome serum for glowing skin - 27-06-2018 by

Loved every application of this beauty! Made my skin glow with every use and within a month my skin was 100% better!

a good all around serum - 27-06-2018 by

this is a pretty good serum. it's less of a standout than some of this brands other products, but for the money, it does the job.

Amazing hydrating serum for sensitive skin - 27-06-2018 by

I have sensitive skin and I've used up two bottles already. This product didn't cause any irritation and worked perfectly for me during autumn and winter. Highly recommended!

Congestion city - 25-06-2018 by

I have combination skin with enlarged pores. I purchased this product because my skin loves the ordinary’s Hyaluronic acid, but I think this is just a bit much for my pores as I end up with black heads and a sense of greasiness. I’ve tried to reduce applications to once every couple of days and my skin has adjusted somewhat but I think maybe less is more for me. Serum feels nice on application though and the price is right.

The best peptide serum on the market! - 25-06-2018 by

I’ve found The Ordinary’s products to be a mixed bag, but this is the one product of theirs that I cannot live without. It not only holds its own against peptide serums five times the price, it kicks them to the ground and leaves them gasping in the dust! Fantastic price, top performance...do yourself a favour!

It's okay - 25-06-2018 by

This is a nice, simple, unfragranced everyday serum. The texture isn't particularly luxurious, but it's less sticky than other The Ordinary serums, and quite silky to spread.

Excellent serum! - 22-06-2018 by

I've been using this product for about six months and have noticed an improvement with my fine lines and skin texture. I use it along with Matrixyl 10% + HA for an extra boost and I have to say that I'm obsessed with both products. This product says it plumps and hydrates the skin for a firmer look and feel and that's exactly what I feel it does to me. I will continue to purchase!

They need to sell this in a larger size! - 22-06-2018 by

I'm in love with this product! Makes my make-up last longer and skin feels hydrated all day! Wish they made it in a larger size bottle as I go through it so quickly!!

Great product - 21-06-2018 by

This is the bestseller from the Ordinary and no wonder! It hydrates, brightens and smooth the skin after couple of days. I have normal skin and using it in my morning and night routine together with the Ordinary retinoid and vit C. Highly recommended.


Caused Cystic Acne - 20-06-2018 by

I bought this product after ready so many good reviews on this website. It completely ruined my skin, i went through 2 containers of it before i realized the buffet was the caus. I didn't expect this product at first because I thought it was a gentle hydrating product. I had been prone to acne breakouts in the past but had clear skin for about 2 years before using this product. My skin started breaking out about 2 weeks after starting, but i thought it was my sunscreen so i stopped using that, then i thought it was my vitamin C serum, then my foundation, then my cleanser. I quit using my products one by one but the acne didn't go away. My skin just kept getting worse and worse after 6 months my face was covered in large painful, pussy, extremely itcy cystic acne. As this was the the the last product i was still using i started to suspect it. I googled "The buffet cystic acne" and found dozens of forums and reviews form people who had the same experience. So i though the bottle out and after 2 weeks my acne had cleared completely. Its been 4 months now and my skin is still clear. I still have really bad scaring and am considering getting laser treatments.

Great product - 19-06-2018 by

In my 28th year I had been searching for a new skin care range as I had noticed my skin ageing. I have been using the ordinary range for a few months now and I love it. The buffet is a great product as it is applied easily and absorbs quickly in to the skin. I use it before using the rose hip oil. I have noticed a change in my skin and have also received compliments from others about how clear my skin is looking.

Good Daily Support :)) - 19-06-2018 by

I have extremely dry sensitive skin therefore to help my skin maintain its moisture during the night I need to layer my skincare. I tend to use around 5 products but after switching to this peptide serum I felt it helped reduce the need for so many products. Although I do not see much difference in its effect for fine lines and wrinkles as I am in my twenties, I can definitely say it makes a huge difference in helping my skin maintain its moisture. After a few weeks of using this I hav found that it does improve the texture of my skin also.

Can't get better for the money...... - 19-06-2018 by

Another great product from The Ordinary. I have dry/sensitive and this is good for night time use, i would use it during the day too but at the moment i haven't felt the need. Fragrance-free as well so it doesn't irritate my skin as anything else with a perfume in it will. I find i react to topical Vitamin C but if i mix Buffet with it i can tolerate it and use it more often. Im onto my second bottle and will continue to buy.

LOVE - 18-06-2018 by

I think this is my favourite of ‘the Ordinary’s offerings. The smallest amount goes a long way, and it soaks straight in. It is light, and works well with other products, even make up. I think it has refined my pores, smoothed my skin and also helped my wrinkles. I will 100% purchase again!

Perfect serum - 18-06-2018 by

This product is amazing. I have very dry skin. Other products I have tried don’t have a lasting effect. This serum however moisturises and plumps my skin all day. It has a light, gel consistency and leaves my face silky smooth and soft. Great all rounder.

Solid product - 16-06-2018 by

Great product and amazing price. Goes on like a gel and leave no residue on my combination/ dry skin.

The refreshing drink your skin needs - 14-06-2018 by

This serum is super light weight, and perfect for all skin types! It gives the skin a big drink of peptides which leaves the skin feeling super soft and is great for those who want a little bit of anti-aging properties in their skincare routine!

A definite must-try product that is affordable for all budgets!

The ordinary buffet - 13-06-2018 by

I have many ordinary products but this one is a great all-rounder. Some nights I do not want to use 2 serums so I reach for the buffet. I wake up to smooth glowing skin and know I have given my skin not only a good feed but it will not break my bank account.

Really nice smooth base coat for night routine - 12-06-2018 by

A really good smooth product that I use before applying night cream each night.

I have pretty sensitive skin and this has never even slightly irritated it. It's really nice non fragrant translucent gel looking cream that makes other products go on even better. I usually use the Ordinary Retinoid on top of this and see a noticeable difference when I wake up in the morning.

Nice bottle and packaging as well and really well priced.

Good everyday serum - watch out for the peach fuzz - 12-06-2018 by

This is a nice, simple, unfragranced everyday serum. The texture isn't particularly luxurious, but it's less sticky than other The Ordinary serums, and quite silky to spread. It seemed to slightly improve my skin texture, and definitely smoothed out the lightly-etched "11 lines" that were beginning to become noticeable on my forehead (I'm 28 so nothing too major yet).

However, it also increased the hair growth on my face. I've always had a bit more peach fuzz than most, but it never bothered me because it's blonde and fine. I liked Buffet enough to buy a second bottle, but noticed around that time (2-3 months after starting) that my peach fuzz was definitely more noticeable. Currently stopped using Buffet to trial whether it's worth the extra fuzz. I'd still recommend it as an affordable anti-aging serum, especially if your lines are the etched kind, rather than the folded kind. But just be mindful that it can cause hair growth.

Affordable anti-ageing serum - 12-06-2018 by

The Ordinary has smashed the expensive skin care market on its head by offering this multi technology peptide serum targeted at anti-ageing concerns. It's slightly pricer than the other serums in its product range but by beauty standards, this is much more affordable. Yes it may not have as many ingredients and therefore actives as other pricier serums however it does let you customise your skin care routine to your concerns. This one is a great all-rounder and layers well with other serums and moisturisers. I did not find that this had too much of a tacky finish either. I have re-purchased multiple times!

Didn’t notice any change - 11-06-2018 by

I have been using this for over a year and a half on and off. It’s a nice texture like most of TO serums but didn’t really notice any benefits. I noticed this and the HA serum broke me out with little under the skin pimples. Wouldn’t repurchase. Most likely good for people with normal skin

Excellent sub for expensive serums - 08-06-2018 by

I am on my second bottle of this product and use it as part of my anti-aging regime. I alternate with the Niacinamide serum. Whilst I haven't gotten any younger looking, it seems to be helping my skin since it dried out last year.

Affordable serum - 05-06-2018 by

This does what most expensive serums do at a very affordable price. If you are looking for added moisture with no bells and whistles this will work for you.

Great serum! - 05-06-2018 by

I love this serum it’s so good especially during winter as it helps my skin feel more plump and hydrated I even convinced my husband to use it on his dry skin. It’s such great value for money for the potency you get I definitely recommend this product!

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