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The Ordinary The No-Brainer Set

30ml x 3
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The Ordinary The No-Brainer Set by The Ordinary


Not sure where to start with The Ordinary? The No-Brainer Set is for you! This skincare set contains three of The Ordinary’s most popular formulas, targeting dullness, dehydration, uneven texture and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Suitable for all skin types, this combination of serums and moisturisers will leave your skin feeling plump, smooth and youthful. 

What products are in The Ordinary The No-Brainer Set?

  • Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 30ml
    A non-greasy moisturiser that protects and hydrates the outer layer of the skin. Hyaluronic Acid, Amino Acids, Ceramides and Dermal Lipids immediately hydrate the skin and have lasting results with continued use. 

  • Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion 30ml
    This anti-ageing serum works by accelerating the rate of skin cell turn over, encouraging fresher, newer, smoother skin. With continued use, this serum can help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and pigmentation. A combination of two forms of next-generation retinoid actives that work together to reduce irritation associated with retinoids and deliver better visible results against the signs of ageing. 

  • “Buffet” 30ml
    Fight visible signs of ageing, stimulate collagen production and promote a younger-looking complexion with this all-rounder serum. A comprehensive peptide formula that targets multiple signs of aging, including fine lines and dynamic facial folds. Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin moisturise and plump dehydrated skin for a firmer look and feel.


All products in this set are free from fragrance, alcohol, silicone, nuts and gluten, and are vegan and cruelty-free.

Adore Beauty is the only Australian retailer to range this exclusive skincare pack.


This set contains a retinoid. Please consult the manufacturer's instructions for use.

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Great value intro pack - 16-01-2019 by

If you’re unsure about where to start with the Ordinary products, this set is a great option. For the same price as many other single items of higher priced brands, you can try THREE Ordinary products. The only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars is the moisturiser is a little thick for my skin. Would like them to make a lighter version.

Great way to try The Ordinary range - 14-01-2019 by

Trying The Ordinary range can be confusing as to know how, when and what to use. This is a good starter pack.
Although I had to educate myself on AHAs and BHAs and what they do. Great price too.

Great - 10-01-2019 by

Love the ordinary products on my dry sensitive skin and love this 3 great products in one its a no brainer.

great pack to start from - 10-01-2019 by

a good set to start your regimen. a good set to try all the good anti aging products from The Ordinary. perfect for gifting.

Perfect pack to get you started - 03-01-2019 by

This was the perfect little into pack to The Ordinary for me. I feel like my skin is a lot more even and less textured. Highly recommend for blemish prone skin!

All the Essentials - 29-12-2018 by

Honestly, this set has everything you need. If you're unsure of where to start with trying out The Ordinary and their massive and confusing range of products - this is the best place to begin.

Love! - 29-12-2018 by

I'm new to The Ordinary and wanted to check out the hype so I bought this set to try out some anti-ageing products. What a great set! Cost-effective and after several weeks of use starting to see skin brightening improvements from the serum and retinoids. I'm buying myself a second set shortly. Love this collection.

Great product and value - 26-12-2018 by

Perfect to try a few the Ordinary products.

Brilliant - 21-12-2018 by

I have been using the ordinary for a while but opted for the starter pack as id never used the Retinoid that comes with it, brilliant pack at a great price

The only skincare regime you need! - 21-12-2018 by

I am so happy to have found The Ordinary!! This kit was the perfect starter as I was unsure of what product I would need for my skin, it has everything I need and was super cost effective!! The buffet leaves my face feeling fresh and the moisturiser is great as a little goes a long way. Love love love it!!

Definitely made a difference! - 19-12-2018 by

I have been using The Ordinary products for a few months now and my skin is clearer and smoother than ever before. I no longer have to use foundation to cover blemishes and rarely get a pimple like I use to. I myself have sensitive skin, but have had no issues with any of the products in the No Brainer Set.

Nice affordable skin care - 18-12-2018 by

This set is a good affordable set of skincare, it leaves my skin feeling generally hydrated and fresh. I find that if I use the buffet before I go to sleep, I wake up and my skin feels revitalised. I like that the Ordinary keep their products and range simple, but effective. 4/5

Kit name says it all! - 17-12-2018 by

This was my introduction to this brand. I had done a tone of research into the company and it’s brands and decided to start here.
I found this kit and thought $50 really what do I have to lose.? Compared to some skincare where you need to sell your home just to afford the range.
I have bad hormonal acne and I was using something else which was working finally but needed something to amp it up to 100%
This did it it’s amazing... I’m noticing my acne scarring is lighter and the hormonal acne under my chin area which I couldn’t get rid of is finally gone.. it’s taken about 5 weeks but all the lumps are gone. And anyone who has hormonal acne knows how sore it is so to say it’s actually gone I am truly amazed. It’s taken 8 years of hell. I had never had acne before. I have just bought another set.. I won’t be running out I really believe in these products.

This is such an amazing gift idea - 17-12-2018 by

Will definitely buy this for friends and family as presents! Love it

Amazing set - 17-12-2018 by

Got this as a gift and I love it, especially the retinoid. Fine lines are disappearing!

Great value set! - 13-12-2018 by

Amazing value and trial/starter kit for a few of The Ordinary best sellers. Can't live without the "Buffet" serum - great for layering or enough on it's own as it's so hydrating. I have sensitive skin and all these products have worked well for me.

Great introduction - 13-12-2018 by

After spending hours trying to decipher the Ordinary products and how to build and layer them in a skincare routine, I ended up going with this set. I have been using this for over a month and have received many compliments from friends and personally noticing that my skin is smoother and plumper. The greatest area of improvement for me has been frown lines on my forehead which have visibly improved and are less noticeable. The only thing to be wary of the Retinoid 2% as overfrequent use caused red dry patches on my face (and I don't have sensitive skin).

Excellent for acne-prone skin - 10-12-2018 by

I have had problem skin all my life, but recently it has been quite inflamed and nothing I did helped. I bought this pack and within two days my skin was clearer than it's been in ages. I use the light serum in the morning, followed by a moisturiser/sunscreen (I use Go To), then all three products at night. They sink in nicely without any residue, without drying it out. It's my first time trying The Ordinary, so I'm excited to see what else I can use once my other products are used up. Definitely recommend!

Now l know what all the fuss is about! - 06-12-2018 by

Amazing value for your money! Now l see what all the fuss is about re - The Ordinary. Great starter kit but buyer beware - you may develop an obsession - Adore Beauty must get sick of seeing all my orders.

perfect gift - 05-12-2018 by

A great set to get you or a loved one started on your skincare journey. This set contains everything you need for beautiful skin. Super affordable and these products really work!

Awesome introduction to the brand! - 27-11-2018 by

I absolutely love this pack! It showcases the best two serums of the range and it sure will convert you! I loved the no fuss gentle formulations on my skin and the subtle improvements over time. I will always include it my skincare routine as it is effective and the price is amazing! Definitely would recommend everyone to try it!!

Great gift - 27-11-2018 by

Lovely gift set full of amazing skincare

Had to stop using these - 26-11-2018 by

I had read so many good reviews about this, I was really looking forward to trying it.
But after persevering for a month, I have had to stop using these 3 products.
My skin is usually ok, I just wanted to do something more now that I am almost 60. However it is the worst it has ever been. Rough, dry, and so many whiteheads and irregularities. Very disappointed

Great Value & Products - 19-11-2018 by

I bought this set to share with myself and my partner, I gave him the HA moisturizer and I use the two serums. The products are nice and work really well for the price. I never have any skin irritation from the serums and regularly have used these products on and off. The HA moisturizer feels nice and absorbs fast on both my olive Asian skin and my partners pale Welsh skin.

Great starter kit - 16-11-2018 by

I have combination skin ranges from oily patches and dry patches. The price is really good since you get a lot of product and don’t need much at all with the eye dropper. I start the eye dropper on my forehead so if there is to much there I don’t need to use anymore drops as it glides on nicely. Dries fairly quickly

Great gift - 12-11-2018 by

This set makes a great gift or a starter kit for yourself as it contains a great selection of products targeting multiple problems areas.

Brilliant starter set - 06-11-2018 by

Good to get you started and amazing value!

Perfect set - 29-10-2018 by

The ordinary is amazing! It’s working wonders for my skin, the retinoid and buffet are reducing blemishes and wrinkles. Moisturiser is hydrating.

The Ordinary products are must haves - 22-10-2018 by

I have been using retinols, vitamin c’s, b’s, enzyme masks and every type of serum, lotion and product known to man for the past 10 years, whilst paying a whole lotta money for them. I was growing tired of spending so much money to make sure my skin was the best it could be.
Enter....The Ordinary. A game changer. I couldn’t believe that the products were as good as they were made out to be, for such a low cost. But, I gave them a shot and I am a convert. I have tried nearly all of their products, switching them up on a nightly basis (with the staple of buffet and the surface hydration formula face lotion morning and night). My skin has always been good, but it is absolutely out of this world now. I will buy these products for the rest of my life, as well as purchase as gifts for friends and family. Do yourself a favour and pick a few products, give them a try, and watch the addiction kick in! Eeeeekkkk! The BEST! From a Skincare Addict

Great start - 22-10-2018 by

As I am now in my mid 40’s I feel it is well overdue to start with some anti ageing skincare. My fine lines and discolouration is worrying me. My skin is dehydrated with an oily T zone. I have been happy with the products and think my skin looks brighter. The only thing is I found the moisturiser not heavy enough for night for me and as it doesn’t contain an SPF not suitable for day.

perfect - 22-10-2018 by

My skin looks great and I will definitely purchase again

Great value starter pack - 17-10-2018 by

This is a good introduction to some of the popular The Ordinary products, and an affordable way to test them out. I've found all three products to be gentle and effective, after using them for a couple of weeks now. These are keepers :-)

Great Intro - 12-10-2018 by

Great introduction to the ordinary range, I really loved the moisturiser & the buffet serum. I'm a bit worried the Granactive Retinold made me break out. I read somewhere that it is an oil based product and may react with sensitive skin - might give The Ordinary's water based version a try instead.

Great choice - 05-10-2018 by

I bought this set here and that's how my adventure with The Ordinary began. I'm so happy with these products. Instantly younger looking skin!

Amazing - 04-10-2018 by

Perfect set, my skin looks better than ever! I’ve got fewer blemishes, my fine lines are less visible and my skin looks more even and soft. Will be using the Ordinary for life!

Great value for great products - 02-10-2018 by

Super stoked with this set from The Ordinary - have been using Buffet and moisturiser every morning and the Retinoid Emulsion nightly. Am noticing a huge reduction in dry patches around my forehead and skin feels plumper and more hydrated.

Great product - 01-10-2018 by

I have been looking around for a product that would help with discolouration due to age / hormones / medication etc.
This set of products is amazing and worked from day one - my skin glows.
I have bought more items from this range because of the great results I am getting.
As I am on a limited income, the price is fantastic.

Great value - 25-09-2018 by

Cheap, however really efficient and this is what we called science

I’m hooked - 24-09-2018 by

Ok this is the best thing I’ve ever done for my skin. One week so far and I swear my skin looks different somehow. I’m so keen to try more!

Love It!!! - 12-09-2018 by

I bought this set for my sister as she really wanted to try The Ordinary products, and I thought this was the best set to get her on her way to beautiful skin. After a week of using the items, her skin has started to look more radiant and more smooth and she just can't stop raving about the products.

Amazing. - 12-09-2018 by

I bought these unbundled for my mother, aged 60+, earlier in the year on the recommendation of a friend. She loved all of products so I decided to buy my own in this set a few weeks ago. We were both previously using Sunday Riley serums. We have had great results so far using these and I will definitely repurchase for both of us. Smoother skin, reduced pigmentation from sun and acne damage, and increased skin brightness were just some of the effects of these products so far. Great value for money, too, obviously.

Good value - 10-09-2018 by

The No Brainer set a good first-timer purchase. The products work well together and are gentle, yet work effectively. I am a first time serum user and I was sceptical about whether they would adequately moisturise my skin in the PM. I have always used night cremes, I was surprised that after a few days my skin feels softer, smoother and when I wake it feels hydrated and plump. The two serums are a good size and you only need a little. I am heavy handed with the moisturiser (out of habit) so it may not last as long. Overall, I am happy with my purchase and will likely buy them all again.

lovely and cheap! - 06-09-2018 by

An amazing skin care kit for a great price to help keep your skin fresh and healthy!

Great introduction to The Ordinary - 04-09-2018 by

This set was a great introduction to The Ordinary. It helped me realise what my skin really needed (and didn't need!)

A great starter pack - 31-08-2018 by

This was the first product I purchased from The Ordinary and it definitely wasn't the last. I'd heard nothing but good things about the brand but wasn't sure where to begin when I saw this. It's a perfect starter pack, the products are great and the value is excellent!

Perfect intro into the ordinary products - 17-08-2018 by

I had heard a lot about The Ordinary products but I had no idea where to start. This pack gives you a good selection of products to start your new skincare regimen. People have commented on how good my skin has been looking recently and particularly how radiant my skin is. I can see the difference in my skin. I normally wouldn't be able to use so many different products because of the cost but this is so affordable.

Excellent products & value - 17-08-2018 by

This really is a No Brainer, excellent quality products & great value!

Excellent set for beginners - 16-08-2018 by

I'm a massive fan of The Ordinary and their products. I wanted to get my mum onto them but wasn't sure where to start until I came across this set. It's excellent value especially since one of the serums alone is about half of the cost of the whole set. It's a great set to get if you want to start using The Ordinary but don't know where to start!

Great products. Great Value. Great Service - 15-08-2018 by

I have only discovered this amazing range. It has been very difficult to find the products but also how to match them in a daily regime. This boxed set makes it simple. I love the no fuss packaging and the science of this skin care range. Adore makes purchasing easy with aftgerpay and the free postage!! Bonus

Excellent - 13-08-2018 by

This is a fantastic introductory set for people new to The Ordinary, or simply for people who are already converts but who want to save a few bucks on their favourite products. I wasn't convinced that I needed "Buffet" in my life, but now use it twice a day without fail. The retinoid is great - and completely non-irritating. I was a bit meh on the moisturiser at first, but now am completely hooked. A great set which has been sold out on Deciem's website for YEARS!

Great summary pack of The Ordinary - 06-08-2018 by

Great starter pack for people new to The Ordinary and great for saving money by buying as a pack rather than buying each product separately. The intructions advise when to use each product and what each product does so help. Love this pack. Great price.

Wish i started using earlier - 31-07-2018 by

I had heard about this product through a friend and after a discussion with Adore Beauty help chat we decided this was great product to start with. my skin has never looked so good

Value for money! - 31-07-2018 by

For starters this set is great value for money.
I have read reviews on the Buffet serum and was eager to try it. So far this has definitely helped give my skin more life and plump-ness. The natural moisturizer is great for in the morning before make-up, not greasy at all and fair hydration.

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