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The Ordinary The No-Brainer Set 30ml x 3

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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. 

  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan
  • Artificial Fragrance Free

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SUPERIOR - 96% recommend

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Skin Concern:

  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • First signs of ageing

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

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The Ordinary The No-Brainer Set Reviews

4.7 of 261 reviews

96% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Perfect starter kit


Great way to start out, I first purchased this three years ago and started out with this but have since expanded into other ordinary products Great for beginners or a gift

Most Helpful Criticism

No Brainer


I researched this product a lot before buying and most of the reviews were great! I however did not find it beneficial to my skin. The moisturizer gives me breakouts. I do like the serum buffet for a morning skin quench.
  1. Fantastic set


    I love this set all three products are equally amazing
  2. Perfect starter kit


    Great way to start out, I first purchased this three years ago and started out with this but have since expanded into other ordinary products Great for beginners or a gift
  3. Silky Smooth


    great kit for begginer
  4. love the combination


    This set is perfect for starters to begin a skincare routine, or introducing some active ingredients to a starter. I love every product in the set, just sad that this is always sold out.
  5. Perfect starter kit


    The perfect introduction to skincare or the ordinary skincare for those who may find it a little daunting or overwhelming! Great products individually and I would highly recommend these for anyone wanting to try out the ordinary!
  6. Good deal


    I think if you need these three products then this is a great deal. They all work well together.
  7. Works great


    This is an awesome skin care bundle which works perfectly together for a radiant and healthy glowy skin.
  8. Really no brainer


    These three products work great together
  9. Nice spread of products


    Covers lots of bases in a skincare routine. Love TO products
  10. Some nice products


    I like how the products are pre bundled so you know that they can be used together and that you get them at a lower price
  11. Great starter set


    This is perfect if you're new to the Ordinary, and great for trying out if you're confused on where to start.
  12. Great gift


    I bought this for my sister to get her started on her skin care journey. 2 months later, she is addicted. This is a great starting point for skin care newbies and I would recommend.
  13. No Brainer


    I researched this product a lot before buying and most of the reviews were great! I however did not find it beneficial to my skin. The moisturizer gives me breakouts. I do like the serum buffet for a morning skin quench.
  14. Good starter pack


    I had no skin routine (25yo) and this was a good way to understand products and actives.

    I broke out with the retinol for 6 weeks (slowly introduced it) and after that my skin was heaps better in terms of texture and reduction in breakouts.
    The buffet serum was nice...it’s hard to know what exactly it did, but I didn’t mind it.
    The moisturiser was good day or night and ...
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  15. Great basics, great price


    This set not only makes for a great gift for others who may not have heard of The Ordinary before, but each item in the set is something that I'd recommend to others to purchase individually, so it's wonderful to have them all in one reasonably priced set.
  16. Good trial pack


    I purchased this pack as I had heard reviews of the brand and wanted to try it based on the good reviews and the low price. It's a good pack to have a try of the products - the two serums are 30ml which is quite large and they are lasting me for ages. The Buffet feels nice on the skin as an extra layer under your moisturiser but to be honest I don't know what it's doing for my skin, if anything! I...
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  17. Got this as a gift


    I got this as a gift for my housemate (she used to wash her face with soap and she NEVER moisturised) and she has loved these products! The transparency (and confusing names of the products) has made her more interested in learning about skincare. She has been very happy with the new texture of her skin! It is a very good starting point for someone who is new to skincare!
  18. Wonderful products


    A good set to try all excellent products. I love the moisturizer so will be purchasing that in the larger version from now on. Retinoid should only be used once a week until you get use to it.
  19. Great starter pack


    I bought this to try out The Ordinary products initially, as I'd never used them before, and have since re-purchased the moisturizer & The Buffet again.

    The moisturizer is quite light, non-greasy and great for day time - I tend to use something a bit thicker for my night cream. The buffet I think is a good all rounder if you are not sure where to start with The Ordinary products. I...
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  20. Great starter kit!


    Got this as a total intro to skin care and I didn’t really know where to start. It’s a great place to start and I can definitely see improvements after using this.
  21. Really happy with this


    Really happy with this whole set! The buffet is really nice to use as a base, and then I use the retinol over that twice a week. I do see a difference in my skin texture after using it! And then I top it off with the moisturiser. I use this moisturiser during the day as well, might rebuy the moisturiser by itself too.
  22. 1000% Yes


    Couldn't live without all three essential products, a really gentle cleanser and moisturiser - non irritating to sensitive skin. The granactive retinoid is a MUST HAVE! If you already have a favourite cleanser and moisturiser I would encourage everyone to buy this at the very least!
  23. Will Repurchase!


    I purchased this after wanting to add some more steps into my weekly routine. And I will definitely be repurchasing again! I have normal-oily skin and hormonal acne pretty consistently on my chin. I purchased this pack at the same time as I bought the alpha h clear skin tonic, and the combination of all these product has cleared up my chin completely. I haven’t had a bad pimple in about a month, w...
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  24. Greater


    Great amount of product for price, and was a great starting off point for me since I don’t know much about skincare.
  25. So far so good


    Great intro kit. Been using this kit for a few weeks and have noticed improvements in my skin. The buffet is the most versatile product and I've noticed improvements in my fine lines after using the buffet and retinol every day though I'm not the biggest fan of the moisturiser. Sometimes it leaves my skin stinging and it isn't very moisturizing
  26. Good starter gift


    Good gift for people who don't know where to start with their first skin care routine. No nasties, nice simple packaging and helps you learn a lot about ingredients and uses.
  27. Fantastic products, great results at awesome prices, thanks so much.


    The products more than delivered on the expectations, so I will be back for more as needed, and will pass the site on to friends and family.
  28. Great set


    This set was my first purchase from the ordinary and was very impressed with buffet for day and retinoid for night, the moisturiser isn’t anything special but fine for something simple.
  29. Very disappointed.


    After hours and hours of researching a new skin care routine to tried, I was so excited by the positive review from this set. I received mine 8 days ago and went about using the products in the AM/PM as directed. Much to my horror, I woke up on day 7 with a HUGE breakout, my skin was swollen and sore. I went to the doctor and turns out the products have caused a massive bacterial infection. Please...
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  30. Great products and value!

    S Rose

    Great starter set. I have sensitive oily/acne-prone skin. All the products worked well with each other, I noticed improvements within a week of daily use. Breakouts minimised and skin was softer and brighter. I also use The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser and Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG with this set! Have already repurchased all in the larger sizes.
  31. Good kit for those dipping their toe into skincare!


    I bought this to sample The Ordinary products, wanting to try a few things at once. This was great value.

    I really liked the Buffet serum - I use this first and it glides on the skin, leaving me feeling fresh and moisturised. It isn't heavy nor does it clog my pores. It is a great first layer for skin care and is an excellent introductory item. I have repurcahsed this and will use in ...
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  32. Love these products


    I have sensitive skin so I was a little bit iffy but these products delivered and made my skin soft and glowy.
  33. Great value


    This was my first introduction to The Ordinary products and I'm in love. I have already noticed a difference in my skin although it's still early days. My acne-prone skin has never looked better and I've noticed my blackheads are markedly improved.
  34. Great products for a great price


    This set is 100% worth the money. I have noticed a huge difference in my skin since using these products since early Jan 2020. I use the buffet in the morning with niacinamide, and then repeat using those two in the PM with the granactive retinoid. I typically only use the moisturizer if I am going to wear makeup and I find it makes my foundation sit much nicer.
  35. Best combo!


    I've been breaking out since Covid-19 started. I think it's because of stress. I couldn't believe that after using this product for only 4 days, all my pimples dried out and marks are now starting to fade. I'm using this products together with Kiehl's Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser and Skinstitut starter set.
  36. Wow!


    I have been having breakout every now and then, my skin feel congested. I started using this, my breakout got worst. Did a bit of research and found out that is normal with Retinol, and is call a purge.

    Despite the additional acne I decided to soldier through and continue using it, and to my surprise the acne cleared! No more breakout, skin is less congested and feel softer and smooth...
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  37. Such a great introduction to The Ordinary brand


    I first purchased this set a little over a month ago, after doing a little research into The Ordinary's other product - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque (great product too by the way).
    And I must say, this brand is amazing so far. My overall complexion appears a lot brighter and healthier. My forehead fine lines have improved significantly, that i wish i could post photos of the change. I have sinc...
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  38. Great inexpensive products


    I bought this set as was a bit confused by the names & so many different products from the ordinary. Straight away I’ve noticed my skin is more glowing & I’ve gotten compliments. The packaging is nice, the price is great & results match.
  39. great value


    products are amazing for the price
  40. Great starter!


    LOVE this set. Was a great introduction to cosmeceutical skincare products and I felt it really help to grasp some of the basic ingredients to include in my regime.
  41. a good starter pack


    this is a good starter pack when beginning with the ordinary. I love all these products, especially the moisturiser
  42. Is a goodie


    Have only just started using but is lovely on the skin, my skin is brighter than ever
  43. Biggest cynic ever is now a believer


    Last time I came off my OCP my skin went nuts with pimples and uneven dryness so that it was impossible to control. I wash my face in the shower in the morning and use the The Ordinary squalene cleanser at night, as well as this kit as instructed, and my skin is perfectly clear. Even better it has stayed this way despite stopping the OCP again for two months now. My skin feels soft and looks glowi...
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  44. Great introduction to this brand


    This pack from The Ordinary is a great place to start for those unsure about their skincare routine. I used these three products as a three step routine when I first began using The Ordinary products. I noticed after only a few days my skin was brighter, more supple and I had less pigmentation. I’m now obsessed with this brand!
  45. Convenient pack of cult favourites


    Why haven’t I bought this pack before!?!? I’ve been buying the Buffet and Retinoid as separate items like a fool! This was my first time using the moisturiser and I’m in love. I’ve just switched from Skinstitut to The Ordinary and my skin is drinking in this new moisturiser without increasing oil. Will buy again.
  46. Great introduction to their range


    I personally started with this kit as a gift and it was a great introduction into the entire skincare range once I could work out what products were best for me. Given that the Ordinary range can be a bit confusing at the best of times, this was a really easy-to-use and effective kit that made me fall in love with the brand.
  47. Great product and price


    I bought a 30ml bottle of Buffet, which lasted me 4 months (2 drops each night and morning). I was looking to add retinoids to my regime and came across this, which is cheaper than buying the products individually.

    I love buffet. It makes my skin glow and look less tired. I am a 30yr old female with a fair complexion that has seen a bit too much sun.

    I haven’t used th...
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  48. Great products and good value


    Great set, the Buffet for the morning and the Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion for at night, the retinoid is good with no irritation.

    I haven't noticed any wow results yet, but have only been using products for a month, but over all happy with how my skin is looking.
  49. Easy!


    This was the first time I tried the ordinary products and it was great. You had just what you needed to give it a try I loved every product and am hooked on the brand.
  50. Great gift idea


    This makes such a lovely gift. Bought it for a friend who is now hooked on the ordinary like me
  51. Great set!


    I love this set!!
  52. Love this Set


    My first try with The Ordinary products, and I think I’ve found my new skincare routine! Skin feels so soft and bright. This pack is perfect for travel and I found it lasts a while. Will definitely be ordering more.
  53. Great first starter!


    This pack was my first introduction to The ordinary. I didn't know where to start and I went with this pack. It has everything and Love how The ordinary makes my skin feel so soft and helps with my acne. Love it!
  54. yes yes yes!!


    was a bit skepical because of the price but it did not dissapoint! what great products at even better prices! my skin has never felt better!!!
  55. Supple skin


    Love these 3 products great size to first try ordinary products to see if suitable.
    After purchase I was also sent information on other ordinary products.
    Will buy again.
  56. The three!!!


    Only need a pea size drop to cover your entire face which is great. The three serum is LOVELY. It's light and hydrating, which is so nice. it just melts into the skin and my skin looks SO good. Has really helped smooth my skin and reduce redness and pores.
  57. Yes


    Worth every cent! If you dont know where to start get this kit! Youll see results pretty much straight away
  58. Definitely a no brainer


    Loved everything in this little package and such a great introduction to learning about anti-ageing products. I have already re-ordered the buffet on its own, and have found the retinol really useful. It's gentle but effective. The moisturiser is perfect for all day use. I have dry/combo skin and this both hydrates and doesn't get oily across the day. Highly recommend!
  59. Amazing option for first time buyers!


    Was really overwhelmed by all the different products, this was a great starting point. My skin is quite dry so all three products were complimentary. My favourite out of the three would be the buffet, I was really surprised at how its so revitalising for my skin- kind of like food to nourish it! But they all compliment each other. Great starting point.
  60. Best way to start using The Ordinary skincare


    Brilliant combination of products to get me familiar with range and love it so much I'll b adding to my range
  61. Hero Product.


    Great anti-aging set. All of the products are top notch. I would give five stars if they came in a pump bottle, that's my only complaint.
  62. Great set


    Three great products in this set. Take care to use your retinol as per instructions build up to using daily I use it once a week at the moment. You could also purchase the Daily Set use Daily am and this set PM.
  63. Perfect if you're new to The Ordinary


    I bought this because I wanted to try products from The Ordinary and wasn't sure what I really needed aside from knowing I wanted something anti-ageing. This set is excellent if you want to trial their products before incorporating them into your regime. My favourite in the set is the buffet serum. Its light, noursihing and absorbs well into the skin. I haven't tried the retinol solution yet (stil...
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  64. Skin saviour!!


    I decided to try these after reading reviews on each product, and the affordable price point. It’s only been 2 weeks and my skin has never been healthier. I suffer quite badly from hormonal dryness around my chin and jaw line and this has stopped it in its tracks! My skin feels fresh, hydrated and the texture is so much smoother. Each product tells you whether to use AM/PM and in what order to app...
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  65. fantastic trio


    this is such a good beginner kit into the world of anti-aging! I highly rec this for ppl in their mid 20s as you have a plumping peptide serum, a gentle retinoid and a barrier restoring moisturiser all for a great price. the ingredients are also great so I doubt many people will have a reaction to this. fantastic for people with combo to dry skin, but I wouldn't rec for very dry or very oily skin ...
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  66. Perfect Trio


    I have used these all individually and loved the reuslts for my skin to reduce pigmentationa nd leave a better hydrtaed feel on my skin. Together this package is a great deal
  67. Great starter kit


    This was a great starter kit to try out "The Ordinary".. I'm about to order more products to help with blemishes and sunspots.
    The buffet is awesome and always makes my skin feel "dewy" and fresh. The moisturizer is also light and nice for everyday use under make up.
    I havent used the granactive retinoid enough to notice much results but I look forward to using it more!
  68. Well priced, skin feels better!


    Love The Buffet & Retinoid, I use at night and wake up skin looks healthier. Moisturiser is good but not yet loving it. Keen to try out more products from The Ordinary.
  69. Apprehensive but worth the risk


    I wasn’t overalls sure about the ordinary... skincare that doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg?! Couldn’t work!!! It definitely does. I tried the no brainer set as an introduction to their products and have since bought more. I love it. My skin feels really good after use.
  70. An absolutely fantastic introduction to the Ordinary!!

    Emma Loves Skincare

    If you have never tried any of the Ordinary products, I highly recommend giving this pack a go! It has 3 popular and highly reviewed products that gives a great overview of what their products are like. My favourite of these 3 is the Retinoid which is a perfect introduction to Vitamin A products - I honestly can't live without a Retinoid or Retinol in my skincare routine now! I love to put on the ...
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  71. Great intro!


    This was my first purchase from this brand. I have to say, it was definitely a great introduction! Great for beginners.
  72. Great set


    This is a great set to get into the ordinary, especially if you are having a hard time choosing which product to buy. Great price and i love all the products.
  73. Happy


    I love this so much. TO is the best and does wonders for my skin.
  74. Made such a difference!

    Anna C

    I was recommended The Ordinary brand, particularly Buffet, by my Beauty Therapist friend. I looked in local stores but couldn't find it, so came online and the prices on Adore Beauty were so great, I had to try it!
    I have dehydrated skin, and had been using oils to try to combat the issue (which I now know is more for dry skin which is different!). The HA in Buffet and the moisturizer made a...
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  75. Hyperpigmentation effects?


    My hyperpigmentation isn't really going away, but my skin seems more plumped. My fine lines aren't as prominent.
  76. Soo happy, will buy forever


    I'm so happy I discovered The Ordinary products. I used to spends hundreds on products, I could easy spend $100 on a cleanser alone and hundreds when it came to any serum, vitamin C, retinol etc. TO products are so cheap, but they actually work just as good as some of the best products I've used, and even better than most. For the price, I can't justify going back to more expensive products that m...
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  77. Great set!


    Loving the products
    Skin is smoother
    I have dry skin and it feels hydrated! Will keep using
  78. An amazing foundation for skincare newbies


    I'd never tried skincare before but was sick of all the breakouts, pigmentation from acne, and patches of dry skin. This no-brainer set was a lifesaver for me. Not only did I not have to put much thought into the products I was using, but it completely saved my skin. I absolutely recommend this product as a starter for anyone new to the skincare game - at such a good price, how could you say no??
  79. Worth the money!


    I have been using the ordinary for about 6 months now.
    I have some hyperpigmentations, some fine lines on my forehead and just general dryness.

    The hyperpigmentation isn't really going away, but my skin seems more plumped out and hydrated than before. My fine lines aren't as prominent, my skin seems to have a glow and make up goes on much nicer than before.
    The combination...
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  80. Best thing ever!


    Best way to start with this brand. Love how it feels on my skin and my wallet!!
  81. good value package


    The price is quite affordable and the quality of the product is perfect.
  82. A great pack for beginners


    This was the first The Ordinary products that I bought after hearing raving reviews. The set works well in terms of anti-aging. Highly recommend.
  83. love


    Really helped to even out my skin texture.
  84. Perfectly named


    I'd heard about the Ordinary but had no idea where to start, this really did make it so easy. I noticed the difference in my skin immediately with the Buffet and AHA moisturizer, and after easing into the 2% Retinoid as advised, I am a solid convert to the Ordinary- after using more basic skincare for years, this range is amazing.
  85. Awesome set


    I bought this because I had run out of retinol and had heard good things about TO's buffet. I am totally sold on it - my skin has felt so moisturised and supple since I got this pack! The moisturiser is really nice too, and you don't need very much for full face coverage. Really happy, would buy this set again or give as a gift.
  86. THE BEST!


    Buy this for everyone! The best little set and a great intro to a cult brand. All these products are amazing and easily slotted into an existing or new routine. I'd add HA 2% + B5 for extra hydration.

    TIP: Make sure to patch test before use!!
  87. Great


    This has helped my skin barrier a lot. Will buy again
  88. great starter kit


    I had been keen to try The Ordinary for a while as I had seen good feedback & like the look of the cheaper pricing.
    This was the perfect kit to get started with - all 3 products were great & my skin reacted really well to them (no breakouts since using the products!)
    I have since done some more research into The Ordinary & purchased a few others to add to my skin care routine - the ...
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  89. No brainer set


    This set is really good for your moneys worth!
  90. great starter kit


    great starter kit to try out the ordinary products, products work well on the skin
  91. My beginners luck!


    This was the first thing I ever purchased from this brand. I had heard great things and it DELIVERED!

    The buffet alone is my favourite item.

    I’ve now upgraded to many more items (and a higher retinol) but I will always recommend this to people who want to dip their toes into the products. I noticed a difference almost immediately.

    Suddenly I actually care ...
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  92. The set!


    this set is a really good price for what you get! can leave sensitive skin a bit red! but nothing major!
  93. Switched to these products


    After trialing another The Ordinary product and so impressed with it, I purchased this set and it literally was a “No Brainer”. My skin looks and feels incredible. Going from a week of dreadful breakouts to beautiful soft clear skin, where people have commented on how gorgeous my skin looks, I have been converted. The moisturiser should be applied in small amounts after the serums have had time to...
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  94. Excellent and worth trying


    I highly recommend this product, I have tried multiple serums and moisturises and this is by far the best value for money. I have incredibly sensitive skin- I did a skin patch test...all appeared to be great. I have implemented this into my skin regime for the last week and I can already see the difference in hydration and softened skin.
  95. Amazing!


    I love The Ordinary products! They’re easy to use, affordable and do wonders for your skin!
  96. Good to try


    Found out that I love the buffet! Not keen on the other two products but at such a low price still worth trying out.
  97. Great starters kit for people wanting to try The Ordinary


    Literally a no brainer set!! this set is great and at such a great price point!
    It includes three of the classic products which all work great on my skin type (which is combo)!
    My skin is soft, hydrated and looks fantastic with this combo of products!
    Totally worth the price to try it out!
  98. Great starter


    If haven't tried these products this is the way to good and you will instantly fall in love!
  99. Great


    Less is more. These products have made such a big difference to my skin and I don't think I'll stop using these at night
  100. Didn't love it


    I really wanted to love these products but they didn't do much for me. I have hormonal acne, and I have started to get some fine lines, but this really didn't do the trick for me. The moisturiser didn't sink in very well, I really enjoyed the tightening sensation from the serum, and the retinoid was a bit meh. Won't be buying again, and have moved on to other products.
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