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The Ordinary Buffet 30ml

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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 965 reviews

92% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Good product


No matter how irritated my skin is, this serum never irritates my skin. Has great ingredients and is hydrating and plumping

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. Good product


    No matter how irritated my skin is, this serum never irritates my skin. Has great ingredients and is hydrating and plumping
  2. Onto my third bottle


    verified purchaser
    I use the Buffet morning and night as part of my daily skin care routine. It is such an amazing product and leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated. I am onto my third bottle!!!
    I have converted my mum, friends and colleagues at work - cannot recommend enough!
  3. Everyday serum


    This serum absorbs quite nicely on the skin. I've been using it for a while now, not sure I can say I have seen much difference but it is nice and moisturising!
  4. A good daily serum


    I have oily skin, and after seeing a few photos where i worried I was starting to look old (I'm 27) I decided I wanted to pack out my skincare routine a bit more and use a daily serum that might help with anti-ageing and make my skin less dull. Buffet is a good all-rounder to use. I doubt it's filled in any lines/turned back the clocks, but my skin does look brighter and calmer (I've been using it...
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  5. A nice cover-all-bases serum


    I've added this serum into my already heavily The-Ordinary-influenced skincare routine, by adding it to a few drops of face oil. It helps to give my face oil greater spreadability whilst adding to the moisture barrier of my skin. Apart from that, I haven't used it for long enough to see added benefits, but keen to continue use considering the small price!
  6. Layers well


    Haven't used it long enough to observe dramatic results but its affordable, sinks into your skin quickly, its a water based serum so it doesn't affect how make up layers over the top. So I'm using this in the mornings (under sunscreen and BB cream) and my oil based products at night time.
  7. Glossier dupe


    I have used a bottle of this in the past and I would say it is much like the glossier solution (but I still prefer the glossier solution). It did help with my acne, one of my friends who was using it found no difference at all. I noticed that my skin did look more clear, more hydrated and generally more clear.
  8. Easy to use


    This is a great easy to use serum, which gives nice results. It's hydrating and gives a slight radiance to my skin.
  9. Love it


    With this serum, it's more long term effects that you need to keep in mind. The product felt great when applying to the skin, no peeling or anything like that. Helped with hydration too. I'm looking forward to trying the copper version to compare between the two.
  10. Loved The Buffet


    I really liked The Ordinary Buffet and are on my 4th bottle, it is the first product I put on after cleansing seem it is water based, it goes well with other products you put next and agrees with my skin, I use a lot the ordinary and this one is one I keep buying.
  11. Staple


    I need this in my kit at all times. This is my second bottle I've ordered. The first time using I was skeptical only because it's so affordable. It really did improve the radiance of my skin
  12. happy skin


    my skin has felt so much better since introducing this serum to my skin regime
  13. Great addition to any skincare routine


    I have quite dry sensitive skin, so I'm always cautious when it comes to using new skin care products. Had no skin reactions what so ever.
    I have been using this in combination with marine hyaluronics and natural moisturizing factors +HA, both day and night. Find my skin is well hydrated and soft. Goes well under makeup, and a little bit goes a long way, a couple of drops is plenty. Quite ...
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  14. Average


    I bought this because everyone raved about it. I didn't notice any change in my skin. I wouldn't repurchase it personally but others seem to have great results. Extremely low price point so I'm not that disappointed that I tried it I just didn't notice much of a difference.
  15. Excellent all-rounder


    I love this as an all-round serum, when I use it consistently I can feel my skin being more hydrated and clearer. Good to use both AM and PM before heavier creams
  16. Amazing


    Bought out of curiosity: Outcome: radiant, glass like skin. So inlove with my skin now!
  17. Great choice


    I was looking to add peptides to my skincare routine and this is incredibly affordable with amazing ingredients. My skin looks so much better now
  18. Love!


    Love this product. A little goes a long way. It doesn’t feel sticky when layered with my moisturizer which is a big plus for me. My skin feels more hydrated after using this. I will keep this as part of my daytime routine for sure!
  19. Excellent product


    This product lives up to its name. Helps with overall skincare and gives a clear complexion.
    Definitely cannot use on its as it can be drying but does what it is supposed to in your skincare routine.
  20. The Ordinary Buffet.


    I haven't used this much. Im yet to see results. It feels nice on but can be a bit to much for me with sunscreen on top in the mornings. It sits well under makeup.
  21. bought it again


    my favourite product from the ordinary. Feel fresh on the skin
  22. Perfect all rounder!


    If you're new to skincare and/or on a budget this is a great all rounder serum!
    With anti-aging & hydrating benefits but at the same time good for sensitive skin.
  23. Great serum for hydration and anti aging


    This serum competes with the best affordable and high end on the market. It is not sticky and mixes well with other serums without pilling. It hydrates my skin particularly in winter and helps plump fine lines
  24. Firming friend


    This is a great product by the Oridnary I really notice that my skin is firm and a much smooth texture. Will definitely repurchase.
  25. Thin serum


    thin serum that plumps my skin and makes it look dewy and fresh. hydration and plumping over 2 weeks for me
  26. Skin changing


    I had gotten into oils/serums for night use a while ago, and while I was liking what I was using I was still getting dull, dry patches and breakouts. Buffet is the best thing I have used on my skin for the overall response. It is not life changing overnight (I don’t really trust anything that says it is) but after a few weeks my combination skin was just better in all areas, after a month less bre...
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  27. Non irritating


    I've only used this product for a week so haven't noticed a huge difference yet however it is non-irritating and smells nice and absorbs well so then I can put my other products on top. Looking forward to seeing the results.
  28. It's okay


    It's a great starter if want to target multiple signs of ageing. It applies smoothly and has slight tackiness to it. It pills on me when layered with other products. Similar to some of the other TO products (HA, NIacinamide). Hence, I only apply this at night or on days that I don't wear makeup. It's a great serum overall but I haven't noticed any significant difference on my skin. No issues with ...
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  29. Lovely all round serum.


    I have fair combination skin. This is a lovely serum to use at night or in the morning. I use this after cleansing and alternate with a vitamin B or C serum, followed by a mosisturiser. I have noticed that my texture and overall look of my skin has improved after using this one. I have been using this for over a year. I will definitely recommend for the price point.
  30. Incredible


    I brought this along with other The Ordinary products. They are so affordable. This product is so hydrating and I look forward to seeing how my skin improves after a few more weeks
  31. Amazing


    My skin is a lot plumper and hydrated when I use this and I noticed that my skin was not plump and that hydrated when I skipped this
  32. Great


    The long I use this the better it gets. I have gone through a few bottles now and will continue to repurchase. I use it day and night. My skin is more plumped and my foundation goes on better. I definitely recommend.
  33. Good texture


    A good textured serum, not too oily or sticky. Skin looked softer and smoother after use. Would recommend trying.
  34. Good value


    Amazing value for what you receive. A great way to integrate peptides into your routine either in the morning or night. It's a super light serum thats easy to layer and leaves your skin feeling tighter.
  35. Love it!


    Really enjoy the serum. It has a nice texture and smell. I use it in the morning and it really hydrates my skin. The only drawback would be it is very small.
  36. Nice


    I don't entirely know if it's doing anything for my skin, but I still really like it. It makes me feel like I'm making an effort with my skin. Goes on easily and dries relatively quickly. I use it every morning before moisturising. My skin has felt softer lately, so it's possibly down to this.
  37. Has calmed my skin


    Overall happy with this product. I've been using this for two months now day and night (just finished the bottle), and it has calmed some patches of irritation and flakiness. It feels lovely on. My dry slightly ageing skin skin looks plumper, though I'm not sure if my fine lines have reduced - so I guess they haven't. Not a wonder product, but I'm happy with it enough to repurchase at this price!
  38. Amazing!


    Purchased this after reading the reviews and it certainly did not disappoint! My skin looks glowy and hydrated after 1 week of use. My hubby noticed the difference in my skin and has also started using it!!
  39. Great all rounder


    Lovely product to use in place of usual serum, Feels lovely on. No issues with my sensitive skin!
  40. Very good for mature skin :)


    I brought this for my mum to try, she was a bit skeptical at first as her current skin care routine consists of a bar of soap. But she loves it! Skirting on the idea to buy her the whole range now :)
  41. Amazing everyday serum


    I have recently become OBSESSED with The Ordinary and so glad I added the buffet to my collection. The serum is super smooth to put on, which is perfect before make up application. It leaves my skin feeling so soft, I love it!
    I was looking for an all over, good for the skin serum for AM and this was perfect!
  42. Amazing.


    I didn't expect much for the price but was really surprised. As soon as the product dried on my face I could feel the tightening feeling and have noticed that since using this in my daily routine the wrinkles on my forehead aren't as deep.
  43. good but not great


    I do love The Ordinary range, and I love the fact that this is a combination of ingredients. The texture of my skin has improved, but I have not seen a massive difference overall so I do not think I will repurchase.
  44. I really like this!


    Big fan of this! Fantastic price point and it actually produces results!
  45. I really like this!


    Big fan of this! Fantastic price point and it actually produces results!
  46. Great


    This helps plump my skin and reduce the formation of lines in the long run
  47. Stings, but leave skin hydrated


    When I first applied it to my face, it has a stinging sensation for a while. It also makes my face oily after several hours. On a plus side, it definitely hydrates my skin and makes it more plump the next day.
  48. Quality serum

    Sweet Pea

    Have bought several bottles, skin just soaks this up, works as well as more expensive serums I've used in the past. Can apply all over face and neck, use in conjunction with other TO products. Great value for money. Packaging makes it difficult to take travelling due to the glass which is also heavy.
  49. not much difference


    i really wanted to love this product but i just didnt notice much difference on my skin after finishing the bottle. not sure if i will repurchase and try it out again at a later date. it was just ok nothing special.
  50. Good peptide serum


    I was probably a little on the young side to start using an 'anti-aging' product however I did observe a noticeable improvement in the integrity of my skin. however do not expect drastic results.
  51. Good one


    I use this on my neck to fight the lines. I finished one bottle and I can see a bit improvement. Probably will repurchase.
  52. Great product for its price


    Lovely and hydrating and the texture of my skin has improved with regular use. Can be combined with most things. Have now got the 60ml bottle
  53. Love!


    I'm in my early 30s and have been using this product for a few months. I've definitely noticed an improvement in the texture of my skin and my skin also feels more hydrated and plumped up. Great value for money and I'll be using this product for a long time!
  54. Love this brand


    This is the third serum from this brand I have bought and it’s fantastic. Feels lovely and my skin just soaks it up. I’ve been using it nightly for a week and my skin feels softer and more hydrated.
  55. Brilliant all round serum


    This product delivers a beautiful silky feel and look absolutely fabulous
    Brilliant price point
    Clean packaging the range is fantastic
  56. incredible


    Bought this for the first time end of last year and I have only great thingsto say, been using every night and my skin is more plump and hydrated
  57. Not sure


    I’ve finished my first bottle, it feels great on the skin and doesn’t irritate at all, but unsure about whether it’s helped my skin in any way.
  58. Amazing


    Only need a pea size drop to cover your entire face which is great. The 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.
  59. Great overnight serum

    Caz W

    Bought this for the first time 4 weeks ago, been using every night and my skin looks great, fine lines have smoother, skin is more plump, clear and hydrated. Highly recommend. Love that it comes in the glass dropper like many products from the Ordinary. Glad to use less plastic in my beauty routine.
  60. Great overnight serum

    Caz W

    Bought this for the first time 4 weeks ago, been using every night and my skin looks great, fine lines have smoother, skin is more plump, clear and hydrated. Highly recommend. Love that it comes in the glass dropper like many products from the Ordinary. Glad to use less plastic in my beauty routine.
  61. A must have!


    I use this morning and night, before all my serums. Love this so much and recommend to all! I have had the bottle for 4+ months now and it's still going!
  62. classic serum


    Such a great value, classic, no BS serum. This is my second bottle and I will continue to re-order! I only wish I noticed the 60ml size - that will be for next time! I have noticed that it applies best if your skin is properly dried after cleansing. If i have residual water on my face it lathers up slightly. It also helps if I tone after cleansing but again, have to let it dry before applying this...
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  63. Lovely light serum


    Lovely and light on the skin. My skin drinks it up. Awesome price point - looking forward to seeing results!
  64. My fav face buffet


    I was sceptical at first but after listening to the podcast and hearing the girls talk about it, I decided to try it. I wasn't sold at first but now I realise my skin actually loves it! So light weight and perfect to layer.
  65. SO lightweight


    This is my third time buying 'Buffet' and it is imperative in my skin care routine! It is so lightweight, hydrating and a little goes a LONG way. This product lasts me about 2-3 months which is amazing for the small cost. Whilst I don't see any instant impact of it on my skin, I know that it is helping my future skin development.
  66. Hydrating


    Love this - use it at night after removing makeup and using toner. Completely restores my skin
  67. Love it


    I'm in my early 30s and have been using this product for a few months. I've definitely noticed an improvement in the texture of my skin and my skin also feels more hydrated and plumped up. Great value for money and I'll be using this product for a long time!
  68. Beauty WOW serum


    This ‘buffet’ of goodness delivers exactly that. I love that there is so many great active ingredients in here and my skin os glowing already after only using it for a week. Highly recommended it.
  69. Good all-rounder serum


    Good serum thats not over priced, a general all rounder that doesn’t make things worse. I’ve used this a few times and i beleive it helps.
  70. Good all rounder


    I added this to my routine and although not immediate, my skin has gradually improved in texture and brightness. Will try the one with copper when this one runs out but would buy again.
  71. Perfect entry level serum


    Don’t be put off by the low price - this stuff is brilliant. Noticed a difference in fine lines, light and watery, great for under make up or at night. Have purchased many bottles and I ain’t gonna stop!
  72. Hydration in a bottle


    LOVE LOVE THIS PRODUCT! Cannot stress enough how fabulous this product makes my skin feel after application. Its a little tacky when applying but once you have full coverage, you notice instantly the hydration. I follow it with the The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil or the Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane. Next purchase will be the super sized...
  73. Great beginning anti aging serum


    Initially I was concerned using an active ingredient serum on my face....but with slowly introducing the product ( started with hydrochloric acid) I see results! Face looks more youthful and the dreaded wrinkles have improved!
  74. Can’t go wrong!


    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!
  75. Perfect product @ this price point


    Buffet is a perfect, affordable all-rounder serum. Since I started using it a few months ago I have noticed my fine lines are reduced (particularly on my forehead) and my skin definitely looks more youthful and glowy.
  76. Perfect product @ this price point


    Buffet is a perfect, affordable all-rounder serum. Since I started using it a few months ago I have noticed my fine lines are reduced (particularly on my forehead) and my skin definitely looks more youthful and glowy.
  77. By far The Ordinary's nicest-feeling serum.

    Rachael McLean

    Buffet is The Ordinary's attempt to create a well-rounded serum rather than a one-note product. The all-skin-types formula succeeds with its impressive mix of proven, intriguing ingredients to help visibly reduce signs of aging. It's also proof that The Ordinary can create an aesthetically pleasing texture and finish, as this is by far their nicest-feeling serum.

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  78. My favourite The Ordinary product


    I love this stuff, can't get enough of it. My skin always feels and looks great after using it and soaks in well.
  79. Very good


    Im obsessed with this serum! Does the job! My skin appears to be more firm and moisturised without any sticky or oily sensation. Best product I’ve ever have. Definitely will buy it again.
  80. Great product


    Have really noticed a difference in my skin since using this product for a month - wrinkles around eyes lessened, better texture, no dryness or oiliness.
  81. Love it!


    Both my husband and I use this. I have combination skin and he has oily skin, and it works for both of us. Our skin has never been so healthy! We use it with hyaluronic acid - just one drop of each on our fingers, mix it together and it's enough to cover our face, neck and what's left goes on the back of our hands. Overall texture, tone, and fine lines have improved for us both. Highly recommend!
  82. 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.
  83. 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.
  84. 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!
  85. 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.
  86. 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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  88. amazing


    kust added this to my beauty routine... and have definitely noticed the differnce
  89. 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.
  90. 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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  91. 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
  92. 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
  93. 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
  94. 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.
  95. 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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  96. 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.
  97. 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!
  98. 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.
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