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The Ordinary Buffet 30ml

4.6 of 883 reviews


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The Ordinary Buffet combines a comprehensive array of studied technologies to target multiple signs of ageing at once.
  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free

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Eye Concern:

  • Age Prevention
  • Deep Lines

Skin Concern:

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

Skin Type:

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

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4.6 of 883 reviews

92% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Perfect on full skin


I use this before the hydraulic acid and then use a moisturiser on top as a last step in the morning before make up. I had dull ageing skin and this combination keeps my skin hydrated all day and is great under makeup.

I also use it at night under a retinoid. I have really noticed my skin looking brighter and more hydrated.

Most Helpful Criticism

just okay


I always want to love low cost skincare, but this was 'just ok' I finished the bottle, but may as well have been putting water on my face each morning. It absorbed well, but I didn't find it hydrating, and didn't notice any difference to the look or feel of my skin. Pros would be it didn't cause any irritation, I will not repurchase this one.
  1. Perfect on full skin


    verified purchaser
    I use this before the hydraulic acid and then use a moisturiser on top as a last step in the morning before make up. I had dull ageing skin and this combination keeps my skin hydrated all day and is great under makeup.

    I also use it at night under a retinoid. I have really noticed my skin looking brighter and more hydrated.
  2. So disappointing


    Aghhh I had such high expectations for this product as so many people seem to love it but I brought the extra big bottle, used it twice a day until the bottle had run out and noticed no immediate or long term results from it. It did slot into my skincare routine quite easily but I wouldn't repurchase. For me the buffet with copper peptides is the one I'll reach for.
  3. Great product


    I'm new to serums and wanted to step up my game a little. This serum is perfect for newbies and feels lovely on the skin. The texture is good and not at all sticky. I'm using in combination with a hyaluronic acid and my skin is feeling hydrated and soft. Give it a go!
  4. Really is a buffet!


    Has all the ingredients that you need which makes it perfect for beginners. I have noticed a huge improvement in hydration, texture and plumpness.
  5. Like breakfast for the skin


    I use this every morning after niacinamide. A little goes a long way and it makes my skin feel hydrated and invigorated. It absorbs well and doesn’t pill under moisturiser. My skin feels great all day. I’ve only been using this for a month but have seen improvements in the tone and texture of my skin already as well as reduced break outs - ( I am also using gran active retinoid emulsion 2% at nig...
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    I have been using this product day and night for the last few months and can honestly say it has done wonders for my skin!

    Typically, my skin was quite dry, had signs of rosacea, sensitive, slightly textured and had a little bit of pigmentation on my cheek. Right now, as I'm soaking my face with the treatment as I type, my skin has become completely smooth, glowy, hydrated and just ov...
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  7. amazing


    kust added this to my beauty routine... and have definitely noticed the differnce
  8. A buffet of goodness!


    Since purchasing this product about a month go, I can't believe the difference it has made to my skin. I use it in the mornings after cleansing and toning, and before I apply my moisturiser. My skin is soft and glowing all day.
    I would highly recommend this product especially for people like me who have mature skin.
  9. Didn't live up to my expectations


    I wanted to love this as I it has great reviews and I love The Ordinary in general.

    I have normal to dry skin with some fine lines/wrinkles around my 40 year old eyes and forehead. After 2 months of using the product as an "anti aging" serum, I dropped it from my routine as I did not feel it was producing any benefits to my lines or overall hydration, but it was preventing me from ad...
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  10. Great


    This helps my skin become hydrated and helps my skin barrier but I do not think it has made any difference to my fine lines
  11. Great Addition


    Overall I fell this has improved my skins glow and texture. My skin is more balanced and evenly toned. Helped with my pigmentation. DOes have a nice feel and very spreadble, 1 bottle lasted me about 1.5 months
  12. Good value for money


    Like all products from the ordinary I’m very happy with the product at its price point, I think it’s quite hydrating and easy to use, texture is comfortable on the skin, and it’s versatile can be used with other serums. I don’t really see any dramatic changes on my face but I’m satisfied with its value for money
  13. Great product


    I wasn't initially sold on this serum as I didn't really notice much difference in my skin. However, I've been using it daily for 6 months now, and can definitely notice that my skin is more hydrated, and the fine lines, especially around my eyes, are a lot less noticeable. I'm really happy with it, especially for the price.
  14. Gave it another go and I'm loving it!

    Emma Loves Skincare

    I tried this product about a year ago and didn't see much of a difference in my skin. However after reading more reviews I decided to give it another whirl and I'm glad I did! I use it before applying treatments in the morning and night, such as Niacinamide or the L-Ascorbic Acid powder and have found it is a beautiful foundation to apply an Ordinary treatment on top of. I'm glad I've given it ano...
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  15. Great serum


    Really great serum for the price. Helps keep my skin moist and plump. It also doesn’t flare up my eczema. Can’t say much about it helping with wrinkles as I don’t have any yet.
  16. A great all rounder

    Mrs S

    Such a great all rounder product. I've bought it for my husband and intend on using it when we're travelling so I don't have to take a jumbo size toiletry bag to fit my 5 serums in! It's a winner!
  17. Amazing for this price!


    I was dubious about this serum due to its price point but it’s probably my favourite The Ordinary product which I’ve tried so far. I find myself going back to it every time, a great and affordable addition to my daily routine.
  18. Good


    This is very affordable and helps plump and hydrate my skin but it did not minimise fine lines
  19. Great serum


    This was one of my first anti ageing purchases. I really like the way this serum absorbs into the skin, it feels much more luxurious than its price point. I use morning and night and it feels nice under makeup and doesn’t cause any pilling. I have been using this in combination with other products but overall my skin feels softer and more even and I have received compliments on my skin.
  20. Must have!


    Absolutely love this product! I've been using it religiously for awhile now. Makes my skin so smooth and plump. I ensure never run out!
  21. My first serum


    This is another product I cannot get enough of. I use it morning and night and is a cost effective way of getting peptides etc into my skin care. I find this product so gentle and it always leaves my skin feeling great.
  22. great serum!!


    this serum feels so plump and hydrating on the skin, I woke up and my skin felt so smooth. I did notice a little redness and minor bumps, but this could be because I used it with a different product that reacted with it.
  23. just okay


    I always want to love low cost skincare, but this was 'just ok' I finished the bottle, but may as well have been putting water on my face each morning. It absorbed well, but I didn't find it hydrating, and didn't notice any difference to the look or feel of my skin. Pros would be it didn't cause any irritation, I will not repurchase this one.
  24. Really good


    This is very hydrating for my skin but I have not noticed any difference in the fine lines. I am on my second bottle.
  25. All rounder


    Fantastic all rounder. Will definitely purchase again
  26. My favourite


    Feels so lovely to apply and plumps up fine lines and wrinkles. I use it twice a day.
  27. Must have!


    My skin was acting up with the changing seasons and having tan/deep skin, I struggle with a lot of pigmentation. This calmed everything down and toned down the hyper-pigmentation on my face. I left this at the back of my beauty cabinet for a long time but it will sit front and centre now!
  28. Didn’t work for me


    I wanted to like this after reading the rave reviews as the price point for such a serum is unbeatable...however for me it didn’t deliver on what it promised and I couldn’t see any real results after a month of use. Maybe I needed to use it for longer but I’ve had faster results with other more expensive serums.
  29. SO good for the price


    get it and try it - there's nothing to lose! I love that I don't have to worry about how much I use or how fast I go through this product. It's great value for money and it does the trick
  30. YES!!


    My number one go-to hero product. Such a good all rounder serum and great price point. Plumps the skin and makes it so juicy. What more could a girl want?! Love!
  31. Gorgeous bouncy skin


    Tell us your skin or hair type: dry, fair skin. 29 years old.

    Tell us about your concerns/
    why you bought the product: I wanted to dip my toe into anti-ageing products and purchased this in combination with several other Ordinary products.

    Does the product do what it says? Yes. I love this serum - it is an absolute staple in my routine. I apply this in the morning j...
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  32. Gorgeous bouncy skin


    Tell us your skin or hair type: dry, fair skin. 29 years old.

    Tell us about your concerns/
    why you bought the product: I wanted to dip my toe into anti-ageing products and purchased this in combination with several other Ordinary products.

    Does the product do what it says? Yes. I love this serum - it is an absolute staple in my routine. I apply this in the morning j...
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  33. Lovely way to hydrate skin

    Anna C

    Having been recommended this product by a Beauty Therapist friend, I gave it a go - the difference in my skin was immediately noticable! My dehydrated skin no longer had dry patches around my nose and chin, and Buffet felt lovely with the Natural Moisturizer + HA applied over top, before make up.
    I'm an addict now, will be purchasing this again and again!
  34. Buffet


    I noticed the next morning my skin was smoother and my fine lines on my forehead seemed less noticeable. Hopefully get further results with long term use
  35. Impressed


    I've just finished my first bottle of this serum. I really like it, it sinks in beautifully, there's no pilling, I've had no reaction and for the price point I think it's perfect. I applied this mornings only and am equally impressed with its efficacy. I am a big fan of The Ordinary and will be purchasing this again.
  36. Nice, but not amazing

    Kat Luu

    I think this product is great, but not AMAZING. It is great for anyone who is new to skincare and needs something that has a bit of everything while they are still learning - or anyone who wants a minimal skincare routine. However if you are already super into skincare, this product may not make any noticeable changes like other cosmeceutical products. Really nice texture, really smooth, hydrates ...
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  37. Amazing


    I had no idea what to expect from this serum, this was my first attempt at skincare. I was very sceptical that putting oils and serums on my skin would increase my breakouts, but was pleasantly surprised to discover the absolute opposite! Within a week of using this I had reduced the number of breakouts and my skin was feeling super soft. Would definitely recommend this product to anyone on the fe...
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  38. Instant results!


    I use multiple products from The Ordinary but none had instant results like this product. I noticed the next morning my skin was smoother and my fine lines on my forehead seemed less noticeable. I have been using for a few weeks and will continue to use to hopefully see further improvement or at least to maintain a smoother slightly firmer appearance.
  39. My fav!


    I love the buffet! Its my fav product out of the ordinary line. Every night I use and every morning I wake up with dewy skin!
  40. All star serum!


    Absolutely love this serum!
    I use it every morning and night and then add my moisturisers - I can't fault it. I'm on my secondd bottle in a little over a year!
  41. Great serum!


    I have been using this for a couple of weeks now and I love it! I have really noticed the difference in such a short time which is amazing!

    My skin has been so dry, dull and dehydrated since having kids 5 yrs ago and I feel 10 years younger already. My skin has such a glow to it, I am constantly checking out my face :)

    A really great product and such a great price. This w...
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  42. Little bottle of goodness


    On to my second bottle. It has done wonders for my skin. Not too sticky and good morning and night.

    I have sensitive skin and have had no issue with this little wonder bottle.
  43. Has really worked wonders for me


    This serum is fantastic! I apply it once a day, usually before bed. It is light yet so hydrating. I am now on my third bottle. It is affordable yet effective. I have sometimes sensitive skin and this does not cause any irritation. I highly recommend!
  44. Department store results at pharmacy price!


    I’m not going to lie I’m a fan of The Ordinary, but this is truest one of their best products. I'm 35 have oily fair skin and an in that stage where I need pimple cream and wrinkle cream! Honestly it’s a brutal stage, all the issues of aging skin and blemishes. So I need products that simultaneously feed, nourish and moisturize my skin whilst not clogging pores or causing excess oiliness. The Buff...
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  45. Love


    Since using this product two of my friends have purchased this serum. It is hydrating and really plumps your skin after use. I'm still in shock at how inexpensive the product is! Definitely recommend.
  46. Everyday essential


    This has become an everyday essential to my routine, it helps hydrate and replenish the skin
  47. great addition to any routine


    i have been using this for over a year and feel like its a great addition to any routine and makes a big difference to my skin. Even if i dont have time for my full face i will still slap this on.
  48. Helped to get rid of my acne!


    I am usually very skeptical of these products that claim to help with everything under the sun, but it actually worked! After about 2 weeks i noticed that my acne scars were fading and i had fewer breakout. However i did find that the serum sat on top of my skin and takes a while to sink in.
  49. Love this product !


    I use this product religiously every morning and night. I highly recommend this product as it has significantly improved the quality of my skin. I have received loads of compliments after just one week, and now have been using it for several months. My skin feels nourished and glowing.
  50. Love this for you


    You can't really go wrong with this one. Peptides and hyaluronic acid are things that your skin likes - she'll let you know real fast, too. A really great entry-level option, which I like to alternate with other more expensive cosmeceuticals - this makes me feel so much better about my ridiculous skincare habit. I can leave it at my boyfriends house, not have to lug a massive bag of cosmetics arou...
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  51. amazing


    Another great product from the line. I found an improvement in my skin’s texture after regular use.
  52. Surprised I never knew about this magic!


    I have only heard about The Ordinary recently through Adore Beauty but I can't believe I didn't know about it sooner! It's so affordable - and really works. The Ordinary Buffet soaks into my skin really well (in between toning and moisturising), and is so refreshing. I have 'normal' skin and find that it doesn't leave any residue behind - and the super light scent it re-assuring that is has minima...
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  53. Bargain serum


    This is a multiplayer which is unusual for The Ordinary. My skin is quite sensitive and i'm nearly 50. I just layer this over toner and under moisturiser. It seems to smooth out my skintone, provide moisture and make lines less obvious. The price is great!
  54. Very hydrating


    Simple yet nice serum to use. Its not oily like other serums and my skin loves it.
  55. Good starter


    My first foray into serums, I got it as part of the 'no brainer' set to try out. Some of the other Ordinary serums seem better but this is an easy default. It really feels like it's feeding my skin, and a little goes a long way.
  56. Great product for a great price!


    Bought this because the reviews were all awesome and the price, even better. Didn’t have my hopes up too high because of the low price but I can honestly say that since I’ve been using it, my skin has felt so much more hydrated, fresh and soft. I have normal but sometimes oily skin so try to avoid oily products. Am now planning to order one for each of the women in my family for Xmas.
  57. Its amazing


    I am using since 1 week. and it looks its working good. my skin is soft and fresh
  58. Amazing


    This is one of the ordinary products that has made a significant difference to my skin. Will buy again
  59. Helped my skin heaps!


    Love all of the ordinary products and this is no exception. Had started using religiously and has done wonders for my skin!
  60. Good and affordable serum


    Quite good serum, I ve been using it for almost 1 year now, my skin feel smoother and more even tone. Not work much on the pore tho. Very happy with the price. 30ml bottle last about 2.5 months.
  61. Great Serum, but prefer the copper version


    I have been using this one for a few years, one of TO products that got me so hooked on the brand. Have recently migrated to the copper peptide version and I love it, don't need much. I would still highly recommend this, however prefer the copper peptide for my 31 YO skin!
  62. A new staple

    Sally G

    I've been using Buffet for 6 months and have noticed my skin is smoother and clearer. It's easy to use and doesn't have a strong fragrance. This is such a great value product and was a good introduction into serums.
  63. Good product for the price.


    I use this every morning and night as an all in one serum. It has hyaluronic acid, peptides, and acids that work well together and nurture your face. My skin tone is more even and hydrated with it. It dries down quickly and isn’t sticky after application. Would definitely recommend!
  64. Replaces my moisturiser


    I love this product. I use it instead of moisture and it works great and is much more economical
  65. Lovely product


    Hard to say whether it is this or the combination of the hyaluronic acid and retinol as well but my skin looks fantastic since I started using them.So much so much so I am investing in the larger sizes now. Such good value for money and I love the skin care ritual night and morning.
  66. buffet


    No immediate noticeable effects but I know it will be worth it in 30 years time
  67. Must have in my skin care routine


    The Buffet has definitely become a staple in my skin care routine. I have just ordered my second bottle as I felt like something was missing when I ran out. It is nicely effective at plumping my skin up and adding that first step of deep hydration. I use it AM and PM after a niacinimide brightener and before heavier creams and serums.
  68. My go to serum


    I love this serum! This is absolutely my favourite go-to serum - it's super lightweight and doesn't irritate my skin. I've started getting compliments on my glowing skin and I attribute some of that 'glow' to this lovely serum!
  69. Great Ingredients But Average Product


    The Ordinary Buffet has a good array of peptides and other great skincare ingredients at a fantastic price, however the texture is quite sticky. Unfortunately, I did not see any difference in my skin, though the effects of the product may have been more noticeable if I had greater signs of ageing.
  70. My favorite The Ordinary product


    I absolutely love The Ordinary products and this serum is not an exception. It's a bit more expensive compared to other products of The Ordinary but still a great value compared to other brands. I'm in my early 20s and I started worrying about aging. This product makes my skin plumper, hydrated and more energetic. Next time I'll buy the jumbo size of this.
  71. Fabulous all rounder


    I absolutely love The Ordinary products and this serum certainly lived up to expectations. I love the way it leaves my skin feeling. I find that it absorbs quickly, probably more so in winter then summer, and leaves a nice base for my moisturiser. In winter I loved adding The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, super hydrating. I'm surprised that more people don't know about The Ordinary, ...
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  72. Great product!


    I’m a big fan of the ordinary products and this certainly doesn’t disappoint. A good all rounder product that leaves me skin feeling really moisturised. Doesn’t feel heavy and absorbs quite good!
  73. Mature Skin Loves this Serum


    I've been using this for 3 weeks in the mornings and absolutely love it. I mix it with Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and massage into my face and neck. It can leave a slightly tacky/sticky feel but if you wait a minute or two that settles down. I follow this with a few drops of The Ordinary's Hyaluronic Acid 2% and then The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors &+ HA. I wear lots of makeup (after appl...
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  74. Nice on the skin


    This serum feels great on the skin and slightly improves signs of ageing in my opinion
  75. Love love love! Very impressed


    Most serums leave my skins oily and this doesnt, it really sets into my skin and makes my face feel so smooth. Have heard so many positive comments about this serum I had to try and so far so good! :)
  76. Soft & plum skin


    I'm a big fan of The Ordinary products & I use the Buffet every day as part of my morning and evening routines. I'ts a little sticky, but it makes your skin feel really sfot & plump. Love that it's so affordable & lasts ages.
  77. Pretty Good!


    Buffet has a beautiful and smooth texture and it is very refreshing to apply. Overall, I think it is very hydrating and soothing. I will be buying it again - just a great price point too!
  78. My 30th is looming, time to be responsible


    Starting to see fine lines around my eyes and on my neck so I thought I had better get my act together and start taking anti-aging serums seriously. It applies well and sinks in fairly quickly.
  79. Great product


    I love this serum. It’s brilliantly priced. My skin feels plump and hydrated after using
  80. STICKY


  81. Skin recovery.


    I love this product!! I use it everyday during the day. I'm not 100% sure that there is a visual difference as I have only been using the product for three weeks but, it feels like it supports my skin recovery after I have used retinol. Will definitely be purchasing again except in the larger size.
  82. Hydrates!


    I use this product morning and night after cleansing and toning. It is a great hydrator. I have sensitive skin and it is so gentle on my face, no problem with redness, it is soothing.
  83. Wow!


    My mum loved the effects of this product. She said it smoothed her skin out, plumping the fine lines around her eyes a little bit. She enjoys the extra hydration this gives too.
  84. Not bad, but not fantastic

    Amber VK

    I'm a big fan of The Ordinary, and have used many of their products. This is my second time using the Ordinary Buffet, and I have to say, I haven't noticed much. It goes on smooth, and you don't need much product. I just didn't find I noticed a difference in my skin. It felt like it was hydrating when I put it on, but once it dried it didn't feel like it was doing much. I get dry patches at times ...
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  85. An old faithful


    I use this after application of my morning & night serums to give it a bit more moisture support to the skin - the 'gluey' sensation goes away with application of moisturiser. I love it!
  86. Great product.


    After a month of using, I had a subtle glow to my skin. I follow this with The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA and they work well together on my skin dry skin: Soaking in and hydrating without leavingmy face greasy. I haven't noticed MAJOR anti-aging but definitely a subtle increase to the suppleness and tone of my face.
  87. Doesn't absorb


    I was excited for this due to the ingredients but it doesn't really absorb well into my skin but instead has a glue like texture. It's not very hydrating either.
  88. Great


    This hydrates my skin and improves my skin's texture and lines
  89. Every day necessity


    I use this every day and love it. Ever since I started using this product my skin has been great!
  90. Fantastic!


    My skin has never been as good as it has been whilst using The Ordinary. This product firms up skin and is really hydrating. I have sensitive skin prone to hormonal breakouts but have had no problems with these products. Definitely recommend!
  91. Great first impression


    I’ve been using this for about a week and am super happy with it. I use morning and night, and apply the Niacinamide 10%+Zinc 1% serum underneath.
    Then follow with Moisturising Factors or sunscreen in the day.
    So far my skin feels lovely and soft with no irritation. I’m excited to see what will happen longterm as I have acne scarring and a patch on my cheek that has lost a lot of elas...
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  92. Love this!


    I love this product! I am on to my 4th bottle , feels amazing on the skin especially layered over the hyaluronic serum makes the skin super smooth can’t be without it!
  93. Wonderfully moisturizing


    This feels great on the skin and is wonderfully hydrating. In the two weeks I've been using this my skin feels more plump and smooth. Looking forward to see more long term results.
  94. So easily absorbed!

    Amy Lou

    I love this product, its so light and easily absorbed but also leaves skin feeling very nourished, such a bargain for a staple product. I can add it to the list of The Ordinary products that i will continue to use and recommend
  95. Must-have product in skin care regime!


    Just started using this product over the last month, and my skin is feeling and looking incredible.

    I use it as part of my 'The Ordinary' skin care regime and it is one of my favorites.

    Do yourself a favor and buy it asap.
  96. Great Value


    Great product at an affordable price, good option for under your foundation if you don’t like loading up in moisturisers and primers
  97. My skin loves it!


    I have started using this in place of a typical moisturiser in the morning and its made such a difference. I have very oily skin and anything too heavy just sits on my skin, so this product is perfect. Its lightweight, hydrating and soaks into my skin well. I have noticed a huge improvement in skin texture. I use this in the morning with the Ordinary Niacinamide + Zinc and its a great combination ...
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