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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.

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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Great entry product - 19-10-2018 by

If you're just starting out with a serum in this brand it would be my go to pick! A bit of everything! Skin was softer, smoother and more hydrated. Definitely noticed a difference in even how my makeup sat.

Great product! - 18-10-2018 by

I've always had dry skin even when I've tried using multiple products. I don't like sticky products. This product absorbs really well into my skin and leaves my skin moisturised all day!
I would recommend this to people with dry skin.

comfortable serum - 18-10-2018 by

out of other serums in the ordinary, this is more comfortable than all others. No sticky, no oily, and light wear... but I did not see the effects, I will repurchase it

Leaves skin looking its best - 18-10-2018 by

A hardworking all rounder, leaves skin looking healthy and fresh. Works well on early-mature skin, my skin looks bright and feels plump and nourished. Will continue to buy

On my third bottle! - 18-10-2018 by

Loving this serum, it’s light and absorbs quickly. I have found my skin to appear brighter. I layer this product along with other serums and it works perfectly. Such a good price point too. Highly recommend this!

A must have! - 18-10-2018 by

This product has done wonders to my skin. I have combination skin and during a trip to Malaysia, while I am used to my skin turning oily with the humidity, my skin stayed relatively matte. My skin has also felt more plump, which is great for my age (mid 30's). You only need 2-3 drops per application as well. My bottle lasted me three months, which is great for the price point and for what it does for your skin!

super hydrating, beautiful consistency - 18-10-2018 by

normal/dry skin type
I bought this serum because I am concerned with general signs of aging and dehydration.
this serum is super hydrating, love the texture and feel on my skin, soaks in really nicely. I would recommend this product.

First and only ordinary purchase - 18-10-2018 by

Not for me. I have sensitive skin that is prone to dryness but not acne. This was a really awful, sticky mess on my skin. Every time I would use it my skin would become blotchy and red with the added joy of little whiteheads spread far and wide!

Skin food! - 18-10-2018 by

The Buffet is truly food for skin that my skin is eating up and loving!
Lines fading, creases turning to lines, wrinkles to creases ... balanced complexion, hydrated, awake and no allergic reactions!
Win win.
Love it.

Great stuff - 17-10-2018 by

Love this for my dry sensitive skin... on my 3rd bottle absorbs well, my skin in general has improved.

Love this serum - 16-10-2018 by

This serum is a staple in my skincare routine. It's light and you only need a small amount to cover face. Sometimes I even mix equal ratio of water to buffet drops if my skin is super dry as it helps lock down hydration. Reccommend to any skin type and any sensitivity.

Amazing product but unsure of effect - 16-10-2018 by

I finished a bottle of this product and didn't really see a noticeable difference before and after. I really enjoyed the application process and loved all the ingredients that went into this formation but I'm just not seeing any difference.

However, I brought this product with me overseas and it really helped keep the moisture in my skin as a typically get dry skin while overseas. I noticed that I wouldn't get the dry patches I normally would and my make-up would apply really well the next day. So it may be really helpful for those with dry skin as I typically have oily skin on a day-to-day basis.

Light serum - 16-10-2018 by

I like using this serum as a base before putting on heavier creams. It's very light and absorbs quickly. I don't use this often but when my skin looks like it needs a boost. The price is unbeatable!

Brilliant - 15-10-2018 by

This is amazing- especially for the price, I can’t believe how much of a difference this has made in my skin! I have sensitive, combination skin with pigmentation and tend to be acne prone. This has evened my skin tone and doesn’t make me break out. It has zero smell to it, but can feel a bit tacky when you first apply it. I use it at night under the HA moisturiser and I like it better than the more expensive serums I’ve tried!

Unsure/still good - 12-10-2018 by

Used cosmedix & d.r aspect before this stuff (great treatments). And i feel like its maintaining my results, and still improving. After my cosmedix deep oil cleanser I alternate using this, the vitamin c suspension, the vitamin c powder, the retinoid 5%, the moisteriser, and niacinamide.
I trialed the products on my body before my face and was quite impressed, especially with the buffet on top because it looks shiny on the skin after it, soo toned and smooth and works on stretch marks. Today i put it on my face after my vitamin b and vitamin c suspension and of course shiny. So i am not liking the shiny look after it. I think ill continue using these products for my body, and maybe very lightly on my face. But i'm thinking i might just throw in a curve ball and purchase rationale for my face. Also these products have no scents. If you love a good scent just use a body mist over it but then again, its gonna make you shine like a hi-vi shirt ha ha.

Miracle - 11-10-2018 by

This is amazing! My fine lines are miraculously disappearing and my skin is the clearest and smoothest it’s ever been. Love all the ordinary products!

good - 10-10-2018 by

I've seen quite a few changes in my skin. I am very proactive and take pictures of my skin since I started using it. The actives in this product are amazing and it is almost unbelievable that such a great product is so inexpensive.

Love!!! - 09-10-2018 by

This products is The Ordinary fave of mine! Love the price it’s works amazing and a little goes a long way! It’s really working wonders!! My skin feels really healthy and hydrated after using.

Amazing - 07-10-2018 by

My skin is usually so dry i need put so many products on my skin and still feel like it has sand papered by 3 pm. After just one day of this its soft and plump. I so love.

use it on the daily! - 05-10-2018 by

I love love love this product (and everything by the Ordinary!)
I find this is very easily absorbed and a little goes a long way!
I have noticed my finer lines around my eyes and lips are diminishing, though I do use a fair few other ordinary products so it might be a combination of them all!

I use this in conjunction with Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 & Granactive Retinoid to help fight general signs of ageing!

Love it! - 04-10-2018 by

Amazing product for the price! Lightweight, easily absorbed and doesn't irritate my skin. Already noticing that my skin is brighter and the fine lines are fading. I use this in conjunction with a few other of The Ordinary products so the results may be a combination of all of the products. I will definately continue to use this.

good for dry skin - 04-10-2018 by

my skin is dry and i've been using the ordinary buffet to give it an extra boost. very affordable serum that is hydrating. can't use it alone though, it's not enough

Miracle Serum - 04-10-2018 by

I have a lot of dryness and pigmentation from old acne scarring. This serum hydrates and soothes my skin whilst simultaneously repairing my pigmentation.

It does the same job as my $200 serum that I no longer have to buy!

Great allrounder - 04-10-2018 by

I’ve tried more expensive serums but this beauty does just as good if not a better job. Brightens a dull complexion, and makes your skin feel soft and hydrated. I like to mix with a vitamin c powder for extra results and Works good on pigmentation, and all at a great price.

Hmmm not sure what the hype is about - 04-10-2018 by

Bought this from the hype but made my skin a bit red and blotchy.

Love it - 04-10-2018 by

If you’re after a simplified skincare regime then this is the proxy for you. I love the ordinary products and this one is no different, it goes on a little sticky but dries really quickly and soaks right in. After a week I noticed my skin to be more toned and glowy. Highly recommend especially for the price point!

Amazing product for such a reasonable price. - 02-10-2018 by

I was put onto this product by a number of friends as I've started to notice some early signs of ageing and dullness to my complexion. And it has done wonders! My skin looks glowy and moist all day long. The only downside is the product has a tendency to "pill" if I want to wear foundation on top of it, but this is generally fixed by putting a lighter layer of product on.

Wonderful serum - 02-10-2018 by

I bought this serum for my mother as she wanted to find a cheaper serum that can work as good as the Korean/Japansese serums she bought while she was on a trip last year. My mother has oily skin and still had acne from time to time. She was not take good care of her skin while she was younger and it made her fine lines/ wrinkles very deep. When she turned 50 and started to use eye cream and serums, she tried out lots of brands from luxury to drug store but nothing seems to work.After 1 month of using this serum,, of course the fine lines/wrinkles are still there but it looks smoother now, and it also brightens her skin a bit. I will keep buying this product for her.

Anything but Ordinary - 02-10-2018 by

I purchased this product three weeks ago and as soon as you put it on your skin you can feel it start to work. My skin feels nice and tighter after I use it. I generally have oily skin around my t-zone and have occasional break outs but I haven't had a single blemish since using the ordinary products!

Great product! - 01-10-2018 by

Didn’t notice a huge difference at first, but with continued use, I found this serum to be really helpful for brightening and evening out my skin tone. Overall, it just gives your skin a beautiful, glowing appearance. Would highly recommend, I think this could work for many skin types

Cult following for a reason - 01-10-2018 by

This product addresses most anti-aging needs in one quick, easy, non greasy serum. It goes on beautifully and is so cheap! Must have for all skin types in my opninon. Highly recommend!

Not worth the money - 01-10-2018 by

I bought this product thinking if it was the most expensive within The Ordinarys range it would be worth it but honestly I saw no difference. Once I finish the bottle I won’t repurchase.

HG - 28-09-2018 by

Bought it for my mum and she loves it. Has really diminished many years of sun damage and her skin looks like its been renewed from within. Does an amazing job at lightening pigmentation and lifting wrinkles. Amazing skincare for such an amazing price.

The hype is real - 27-09-2018 by

I urge everyone to try introducing The Ordinary products into their routine, you may just find yourself swapping out your expensive products and replacing them with this amazing brand. It’s clean and simple.
This product alone does exactly what you want it to do. Leaves my skin calmed, extremely hydrated, bouncy, not tacky.
I want to bath in this stuff. And hell! It’s affordable enough to do so!

Amazing - 27-09-2018 by

I'm so happy I found this product! I didn't expect such results but indeed they're visible, especially with lines on my forehead. The whole face looks more fresh and rested.

Serum Perfection! - 27-09-2018 by

I am onto my second bottle of The Ordinary Buffet and I am in love!
My skin feels fresh all day and I can feel if I haven't used it.
This is a must have product for those seeking a boost of moisture to your skin.

Goldmine! - 27-09-2018 by

I am an avid fan of The Ordinary and this buffet is a star! During the cold months, I use this day and night, for extra nourishment and hydration. Now that the weather is getting warmer, I only use it on the weekend as part of my skin-care routine. This buffet is packed with all the goodness your skin needs so you can get away without layering all those different serums. Highly recommended especially for mature and aging skin!

Great serum at a good price point - 27-09-2018 by

Having tried a number of The Ordinary products, when I came across Buffet, I thought it must be a "fix-it-all" serum and wanted to try it. It is a wonderful peptide serum with a combination of many ingredients that target fine lines, wrinkles, dryness and dull skin. It is non greasy and a little goes a long way. It is absorb into the skin quickly without any greasy or sticky after-feel and leaves the skin feeling hydrated and calm.

works great for sensitive skin - 25-09-2018 by

I like the feel of my skin is drinking the buffet up and the next day the change is obvious.

Didn't work out - 25-09-2018 by

I love the Ordinary products but this was a fail for me. I have super dry skin so I though an injection of moisture would be wonderful. However, after using this, my skin wasn't properly moisturised, was oily and broke out. Break outs are unusual for me now that I am in my late late 30s so after trying this for two weeks I had to throw it out. I really couldn't deal with looking shiny and pimply.....oh well.

A Great Serum! - 25-09-2018 by

The Ordinary Buffet is a product that I never run out of. It is simply that good. It has replaced Estee Lauders Advanced Night Repair in my beauty regime. You do have to add a few layers of other products to achieve the results you are looking for, but at $25.00, it is a clear winner for me.

Best purchase ever - 24-09-2018 by

I would recommend highly. This is Best skin care serum.

My skin looks better but has become very oily - 21-09-2018 by

Using this product has definitely made my skin look smoother and more hydrated, however it's causing me to get very oily. I've never had any issues with oily skin before, and after using this I can feel oil on my hands when I touch my face. I'm using the minimal amount--one drop on my entire face... I think it's a good product, but not necessarily for me.

Nice product at good price point - 21-09-2018 by

I just bought my second bottle. I'm a new user of The Ordinary and I think I'm converted. I like to apply Buffet first, followed by Caffeine Solution under the eyes and then the rose hip oil. Alternate nights I use a 1% retinoid. I'm seeing a slight difference, I think, and my face feels softer to touch. In any case, no adverse reactions to the combination of products I'm using, my skin feels good, and the price point is reasonable so I'll keep it up!

Didn't work for me - 21-09-2018 by

This serum was waaaay too heavy for my skin (even in winter!) and caused me to purge so I passed it on to a friend who loves it.

If you have normal to dryer skin, this product might work best for you!

So far, so good... - 21-09-2018 by

I bought this to combat ageing, namely fine lines. I've only been using it for two weeks [morning and night] but can see a noticeable difference on the lines around my mouth and eyes. They seem to have diminished and my skin looks better overall. Another pro is the great price - the entire range is very affordable.

Good all rounder - 20-09-2018 by

My skin has been noticeably clearer and brighter since using this product, I’ve even had comments from friends that my skin is looking great! I’m about to reorder.

Feels amazing - 20-09-2018 by

My complexion is clearer, brighter and it glides on so smoothly. Its silky and absorbs very quickly. Great for around the eyes as well.

Great all-rounder - 20-09-2018 by

I do love this product - it's a perfect all rounder and a great serum to slap on straight out of the shower under moisturiser. I'm just not sure that I can see the benefits of it over time compared to some of the other The Ordinary products, but it's so effortless to apply and incorporate into your routine

Love it! - 20-09-2018 by

I use this product every morning with Niacinamide + Zinc. I love it! It is a little sticky on the skin, but I find that creates a great base for makeup! Would definitely buy again!

easy to apply & improved skin clarity - 20-09-2018 by

I use Buffet in the morning before the moisturising factors. I purchased it as I am nearly 30 and want to start prevention of fine lines and treating uneven skin tone. It absorbs nicely and is easy to apply. I have noticed a positive change in my skin clarity and texture within a week of use.

I like it - 19-09-2018 by

I liked it but it didn't make a noticeable difference for me. It was nice as an extra addition but not worth me buying another bottle.

Great addition to the collection - 18-09-2018 by

I've just started using this and already really like it. I've got a few The Ordinary products and finally added this to the collection.

Amazing - my everyday day go to! - 18-09-2018 by

Loving this product I’m on my second bottle! I use morning and night and honestly can’t live without it. I can really tell the difference in my skin. I can’t believe something this price works so well! Love the Ordinary products :)

Handy all rounder serum for slap dash days - 17-09-2018 by

This serum is my go to on busy rushing out the door days. It leaves my skin feeling nourished & taken care of. Love a a quick slap dash skincare product, for when I don't have the time to spend fussing to long on myself!

Unsure - 17-09-2018 by

I used a whole bottle of this over a few months and wasn't sure if I've seen much difference compared to other active serums in The Ordinary range. It didn't cause me to breakout or anything, but I did notice more peach fuzz around my jawline and cheeks which is sometimes said to be a side effect for some users. I haven't ordered a second bottle.

Permanent Addition - 17-09-2018 by

Fair, light freckles, dry skin with some oil in t-section.
I started using this product about a year ago and I can't live without it. I tend to go through phases with skin products but 'the buffet' has made a permanent stand in my skin regime. I love the hydration it adds to my skin and my skin tells me how much I should I apply, if its soaks right in I apply more, if it feels dewy after one drop I stop there. Winter I went though the bottle quite quickly having dry skin. The affordability of this product amazes me for how active it is and the results it provides. Its definitely a staple and a great place to start if your new to serums or the other ordinary products intimidate you!

Great cleanser - 12-09-2018 by

Another great litttle product from the ordinary works amazingly well with The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5. Great combination and fantastic price. Removes the day away and leaves skin prepped for the next step in my nightly routine

Great - but runs out quick. - 12-09-2018 by

I have bought this product twice and I really like it! I have noticed my skin to look more bright and smooth. Downside is that it runs out quickly but I can't really complain as the price is really good too!

Not for me - 12-09-2018 by

I really wanted to love these products as I had heard so many rave reviews, but sadly this didnt agree with my skin and made me breakout.

great bargain - 10-09-2018 by

This is been wonders for my skin, I think it rivals other serums i have used and they were easy 5 times the price. Great product!!

Lazy day serum - 10-09-2018 by

I have mature skin, subject to blackheads but dehydrated. This serum is great when travelling or just in a rush and dont have time to layer your various other products.
I probably would rather use my other serums as they address my specific problems but this is a great all rounder and stll makes a difference

Sadly, did not agree with my skin - 07-09-2018 by

I had high hopes for this product - I love their primer and the reviews on the Buffet are great. I've been using this twice daily for a week and a half and I'm giving it up. I am in my late 30's and rarely ever get pimples/blemishes, but I've had a new blemish pop up overnight almost every day since I started using it. That's enough for me to discontinue use. I will be reverting to a serum with more natural ingredients. Obviously I'm in the minority who haven't had great results, but I thought it was worth posting the review as it's not a 'one size fits all' product.

Great value! - 05-09-2018 by

I started using this with other the ordinary products, and definitely see improvements in my skin texture and moisture. Very happy. I would definitely buy this again.

Super soft and bouncy skin - 04-09-2018 by

The buffet has made my skin super soft and plump

Didn't agree with my skin - 04-09-2018 by

I bought in to the hype surrounding this product and worked it into my skincare routine in the hopes of fixing my dry skin. I used it daily before applying my regular moisturiser for about two weeks but discontinued as it made my skin break out. I'm not sure why as I haven't read any reviews outlining similar experiences but I guess it just didn't agree with my skin. I also didn't feel that it did that much for my dryness but perhaps I wasn't able to use it for long enough to see a real difference.

Wig snatched, acne cleared - 04-09-2018 by

I attribute this product to really helping clear my acne! I had persistent white heads on my forehead which I thought would NEVER go away... but after using this product for three months, the bumps cleared and so did the acne on my face! There is a noticeable difference when I stop using this product - my skin is much duller and clogged.

Amazing Product - 04-09-2018 by

I have been using this product for a whole year and it is amazing!

I have very dry skin in winter and dry/normal skin in summer and this product accommodates my skin all year round.

It is super hydrating, smooths and plumps my skin. I use this at night after I wash my face and before oils and moisturiser.

I would definitely recommend this product!

Bargain serum that works - 04-09-2018 by

I have normal to oily skin, prone to pimples.
I wanted something to keep sooth my skin, give it some extra nutrients and help with some basic anti-aging.
This serum is a staple in my routine. I’m on my 3rd bottle and it’s just a great, cheap serum I use daily. It gives my skin a little something extra, and I can mix it in with my other products. I notice a little extra glow, nothing super major but it does help the soothing and hydrating portion of my routine. I use it before my heavier creams during my evening skin routine.

It does what it says it will - 04-09-2018 by

I have combination skin and found this product to be super easy to use day and night. It absorbs really quickly and leaves your skin feeling fresh. I have been using it for about 6 months and believe my face is cleaner, tighter and fresher. It’s not a miracle maker - but what skincare product is? The price is brilliant and compared to more expensive products it is def better.

Not sure what this does - 03-09-2018 by

Apart from giving my skin extra light hydration, I can't see the benefits. It's also not as effective as hylaronic acid in terms of hydration.

Love - 03-09-2018 by

Second time purchasing and I’m still happy with this product. My skin feels hydrated and I feel like I’m keeping lines at bay. I mix a couple of drops with The Ordinary HA and apply together. Definitely recommend.

Great base for makeup - 03-09-2018 by

I haven’t been using this long enough to comment on the long term benefits, however, I use it under my moisturiser and find it makes a great base for makeup.

Try The Ordinary ASAP - 03-09-2018 by

I discovered The Ordinary after a friend, who has beautiful skin, recommended it to me.
I love all of their products that I’ve tried so far and buffet is no exception.
I’m in my mid 30’s with fair, sensitive skin that is prone to dehydration and hormonal breakouts and this product did not irritate me at all and when combined with rosehip oil and natural moisturising factors + ha leaves me with the softest skin I’ve had in years.
I highly recommend it.

All round great serum - 30-08-2018 by

I wanted a serum that does everything and this one is perfect. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated and smooth and is great under make up. For the price, you can’t complain!

Love - 30-08-2018 by

Have been using The Buffet for months now, it’s perfect for my skin as I’m combination and this provides all the hydration I need, even in winter.

So far so good - 28-08-2018 by

I’ve only been using this product for a short time so I’m not totally sure yet, but I do think the lines on my forehead may be a little less noticeable. Will give it more time but I like it so far! I find it a bit too sticky for daytime so I prefer using it at night

My everyday essential - 27-08-2018 by

I started using The Ordinary Buffet 5 months ago and i waited til today to write a review because i wanted to give a unbiased comments. Skin care products usually take times for our skin to really see the effect.
The first time i used this product i could instantly feel the slight tightening and lifting effect on my cheek. I focus on using this product between my eye brows as i hv fine line there. 2 months after i diligently to use Buffet everyday, i started to notice the fine lines are gone! The price tag on buffet is very affordable and unlike all the other brands focus their product on heavy marketing and advertising that doesnt work.

Fantastic for skin to look younger, smooth and hydrated - 27-08-2018 by

I'm just purchasing my 3rd bottle of The Buffet. I use it under my moisturiser twice daily. I'm 50 and have some fine lines that look smoother since using this product
Would definitely recommend to anyone with sensitive skin - lots of products cause me to get a big red rash on my face, but not The Buffet

Takes its time to adjust to skin - 27-08-2018 by

Great price lasts a long time as you only need minimal amount for each use. It takes a little while to adjust to skin but once it does its great for under makeup and night cream. I wouldn't use with other aging serums, it reacts and doesn't set. Love this brand!

Amazing serum - 27-08-2018 by

I have combination skin and love this serum! It is so subtle yet feels great on my skin. I have noticed a difference in my skin since I started using this. I have repurchased this and will continue to use this for a long time!!!

A superb serum that layers well with others. - 27-08-2018 by

I have combination skin that is sensitive, dehydrated, and prone to acne. After suffering adult acne and throwing every AHA/BHA/Retinoid products I could get my hands on in order to combat it, needless to say, my skin's moisture barrier was broken. Found out after that, that gentle is the way to go. My main concerns now are more about preventing acne and getting rid of my acne scars and hyperpigmentation. The Buffet serum is not geared towards those. But it has such impressive ingredients and awesome reviews that I have to try it and I wasn't disappointed. I have been using it for 2 months now on my whole face including the eye area (it doesn't sting) and my neck. I find it to be hydrating, doesn't cause break out, and last week I noticed the lines under my eyes look smoother! I am not sure if it is the anti-wrinkle effect of the peptides or it is because my skin is more hydrated now and therefore plumper. But it is still impressive in my opinion.

A beautiful lightweight serum - 27-08-2018 by

This is such a nourishing serum, great for every day use... helped a lot with my dry skin and love it under my moisturiser. Great value for money, definitely reccomend!

Great for dry skin - 24-08-2018 by

I've had poor dry flaky skin for years and this is very soothing, a little goes a long way so it lasts a long time too

great moisturising serum - 24-08-2018 by

This is a great serum! I use it in my routine after a facial mist and before applying a moisturiser. I've also started to add some of the skinstitut vitamin C powder into this serum rather than using an additional vitamin C product. It's great - makes my skin feel plump and soft and hydrated.

Fantastic for dry skin - 23-08-2018 by

I have aged, dry skin - but this product makes my skin feel and look plumper, fresher and is helping with minor scarring too. Application with the dropper is so simple and my moisturiser then just glides on easily. I also love the price - all The Ordinary products are so reasonably priced I have no fear of trying them out - and I haven't been disappointed with any of them so far. I've just finished my first bottle of Buffet and am about to order another just as soon as I finish this review.

Fabulous - 22-08-2018 by

I have quite annoying skin - I'm nearly 40 so have gone quite dehydrated, but still am very prone to acne, so its a fine line to stop the fine lines without spots.

I've only been using this for a week, in combination with the The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 and my sin looks so good a friend commented on it last night!

No longer dehydrated, happier, smoother, no spots (a miracle!) , this has made me look less tired (I don't get much sleep) and smoother and just less wrinkled up.

Love it. Will keep on using - especially at this price point, what a bargain!

My Favourite Daily Product - 22-08-2018 by

I bought ‘Buffet’ as an all rounder. Just hit 30 and decided I need to start thinking about skincare. I love the serum texture, it smooths out quick and absorbs fast (be quick with the dropper). No after smell.

very moisturising and good value - 22-08-2018 by

During winter, my skin gets particularly dry so I wanted a serum that's very moisturising and fast to absorb. I'm really enjoying it so far. I've been using it day and night time. A small amount goes a long way with this product. Would recommend, especially for the price. It's worth it!

A fantastic all rounder - 20-08-2018 by

Buffet is the perfect product to start with if you are tempted to try The Ordinary. Like all of The Ordinary products I’ve tried - and I’ve tried a few! - this is an incredible product for the price. I wear it under my moisturiser and it really seems to brighten and clarify my skin - it’s never looked so good which is saying something, as I’m almost 50.

No problems, but did it do anything? - 20-08-2018 by

I used the whole bottle - it lasted nearly 3 months. Maybe it just wasn't for me - I don't have many wrinkles for my age, my skin isn't particularly dry or oily, and my main issue is pigmentation, which this product isn't aimed at. I found the dropper fiddly when compared to simple pump products too - not a huge problem, but another thing to consider. So overall, it's not harmful but also not helpful to me.

No visible difference - 20-08-2018 by

I don't think this will work for people who have tried all of these ingredients in high potency levels on their skin already - but good for beginner skincare, and very affordable.

affordable peptide serum - 20-08-2018 by

The results are not drastic and I can't comment on the anti-ageing benefits because I'm 25 but Buffet has improved the overall health of my skin. It strengthens and heals my skin when it's irritated. I also use this on my lips which tend to get chapped and flaky.

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.

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