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The Ordinary Buffet 30ml

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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 666 reviews

91% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Absolutely Love!
This is the 2nd time I’ve purchased the Buffet. It is absolutely amazing for my skin. I try to not use a lot of products on my skin however I make an exception for the Buffet. I use it twice a day and I have found that It keeps my skin plump, hydrated and glowing!

Most Helpful Criticism

It’s ok
I found that product made my skin feel very sticky, however this stickyness went away with the application of moisturiser. Apart from this I didn’t have any negative effects but I didn’t really notice any positive changes either, there are other products from the ordinary that I absolutey adore and would recommend above this one.
  1. Absolutely Love!

    This is the 2nd time I’ve purchased the Buffet. It is absolutely amazing for my skin. I try to not use a lot of products on my skin however I make an exception for the Buffet. I use it twice a day and I have found that It keeps my skin plump, hydrated and glowing!
  2. Magical liquid that leaves tightens pores

    For me, Buffet really tightens my pores and gives my skin a fresh, dewy look. I use this after Pixi Tonic (Glow) and before other The Ordinary products. Great product!!
  3. Feels nice on initial application

    Initial application this feels great, however when putting moisturiser on top it can get quite tacky feeling. Does seem to have made a difference the way my skin feels for the better. For the price its worth continuing with.
  4. Skin is looking fresher and more hydrated

    I use this product everyday and it is amazing. Since using it my skin doesn’t feel as dry rather it feels soft, hydrated and looks less blemished and pigmented. I’ve notice my acne has also reduced since using this product
  5. Great product

    If you find the ordinary's products a little confusing, this is a great serum to start with. I use it almost every night - it's lightweight, doesn't irritate my skin, a little goes a long ways and I really think my skin looks great. Will definitely keep using - this is now a staple part of my skincare routine.
  6. Hydrating - Realised it's value after stopped using

    My first reaction to the Buffet was "good but not spectacular" as I couldn't really see the dramatic change in my skin. So after my first bottle of Buffet ran out, I started using the other brand moisturizer. While I was not using the Buffet my skin started to feel dehydrated, lost firmness and looked dull. I realised that Buffet was keeping my skin in a very good condition so rushed back to the shop to get one! Now one month in with my second bottle, my skin feels much more hydrated and bouncy. It is slightly sticky at first when you apply, but the stickiness goes away very quickly and leaves my skin moist and elastic. I use it in the morning and night, and will definitely be going back for the third bottle.
  7. Fave

    A favourite of mine. Causes my skin to look clearer and more hydrated.
  8. A Staple in AM and PM routine

    A staple in my am and pm skin care routine, almost out of my first bottle. will repurchase. Noticeable reduction on redness and overall evening of the skin tone
  9. Well priced all rounder serum

    I have combination skin and was looking for a serum to help with dehydration and uneven skin tone. This product appealed because of it's description as a good all rounder and also the fact it's incredibly reasonably priced. I've been using this at night after cleansing and exfoliating and so far I'm a fan!
  10. Effective product

    I have been using this serum for 3months now, my skin texture has been improve quite well, doesn’t cause any break out. Will repurchase again.
  11. Smooths out the fine lines

    amazing, better than expected for how little it costs! Leaves my skin looking refreshed and youthful
  12. The best antiageing product

    I was quite skeptical about this product because there is so much hype about it, but it did not dissapoint! After just one bottle I could see and feel a drastic difference. Eye wrinkles feel smoothened and my skin feels softer and much smoother. Even my pores have shrunk. The product just didn't last very long as I used it am and pm but I guess for the price you can get away with buying it more often. Especially knowing it works such wonders.
  13. Great

    Skin feel hydrated and layers well with other products. I use it every day. I recommend. For the price it is fantastic.
  14. Great product for price

    Ive been using the buffet & i like it. Ive got combination skin & i wanted this product for anti aging.
    Goes on smooth doesn't feel like there is product on face wear under other products & make up. I feel like my skin looks nice, didn't get breakouts. I recommend to try good product for price.
  15. Amazing serum!

    I have used a few of the ordinary products and this is definitely my fav! It’s a great serum. I used it morning and night before my moisturisers. Definitely helps with hydrating skin. I’ll be repurchasing!! So great for the price!
  16. Really love the moisture and texture improvements

    im 23 so buffet is more of a preventative for me after i noticed the tiniest fine lines after a long day. I really enjoy it as a little treat for my skin
  17. Use in the PM

    I use this product in the PM when I've just used the Ordinary's glycolic acid toner and it works really well, goes on smooth and my skin always feels so moisturised after I use it :)
  18. very hydrating

    wow this works great for hydrating and brightening my dry skin. I have received so many compliments on my skin since starting to use this
  19. Helps even out skin type

    Have noticed a big difference in how my skin behaves since using buffet. I usually have combination skin but since using this for the past 3 months my skin is really even, I rarely have dryness or excessively oily areas. Sits well under make up too.
  20. not for sensitive skin

    i used this product for about 2 weeks then had to stop, my face had developed a red bump rash. not for my sensitive skin
  21. Essential for any fan of the ordinary

    This stuff has completely changed my skin. I had really oily skin but this serum has balanced me out. It was the first product I tried from the ordinary and you can’t go past it. Simply the best.
  22. It’s ok

    I found that product made my skin feel very sticky, however this stickyness went away with the application of moisturiser. Apart from this I didn’t have any negative effects but I didn’t really notice any positive changes either, there are other products from the ordinary that I absolutey adore and would recommend above this one.
  23. My favourite serum

    I have normal to dry skin and have tried many serums, most with a focus on hydration. This one is by far the cheapest yet one of the most effective I’ve ever used. I have recommended to several friends who all agree! Great value for money and a lovely product.
  24. Amazing

    I have combination/acne prone skin. This product is very hydrated and didn’t break me out. I can see my skin is more smooth ans soft. Definitely recommend.
  25. Rehydrated skin, great value

    I have combination skin, oily in the t-zone and normal to dry everywhere else. I have been using this product for about 4 months now and have noticed that my skin does not need extra moisturiser (especially in winter) like it used to. I was also attracted by the rave reviews and the affordable price for a serum.
    The product absorbs very nicely and has a very mild, pleasant smell. I find it has to be spread quite rapidly.
    Fine lines and wrinkles were not on my problem list to begin with so I haven't seen any difference there. I believe this product definitely delivers on the hydration promise without being too heavy or feeling like a film.
    I use this product in the morning paired with Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, followed by my sunscreen.
    I would definitely recommend this product to anyone wanting to fix dry areas without clogging up oily areas.
  26. Recommend

    I have been using this serum for 2 months now, it does make some improvements on my skin and not cause any break out. Not hydrating enough tho.
  27. Great!

    This is a great all rounder product. I use this between my more intense serums and peels when I want something more gentle. Feels really nice and nourishing and leaves my skin glowing
  28. Holy grail

    This was my second purchase and I still love it as much as when I first tried it. Great for hydration and brightening. I have received so many compliments on my skin since starting to use The Ordinary products!
  29. Great product

    Second purchase of this item and will be buying again. I use day and night with hyaluronic acid and amino b5. Definitely have noticed a difference in my skin.
  30. not too bad

    its serum, not expensive. but ordinary always do not have good using experience.
  31. Glow

    I have been using The Buffet three to four nights a week in conjunction with The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%. It is a little sticky in texture, so it is not a product I recommend for day use - although I think you can, so that is a personal preference thing.

    People have commented that my skin is looking wonderful and I am mistaken for someone in their mid 30's - I am 42, so I must be doing something right! Thank you The Ordinary!!
  32. A great introduction to peptides

    This is a great serum that is full of peptides. It left my skin plump and fresh. It’s a bit tacky after application but I find that common with most serums.
  33. Great Formula

    This product leaves you skin feeling so good. Love the look of my skin since using it!
  34. Good go to

    really nice product to use if youre feeling a bit lazy in your routine and just want to chuck something on without layering. its fool proof, has everything you need, you cant go wrong!
  35. Worth a shot- good serum!

    I really like TO Buffet. I use this regularly in my routine. I don't notice a huge difference in terms of blemishes but I do notice hydration, decreased frown lines and eye bags. I think for the price, it is worth a shot if you've been considering the purchase! Works well with other products and layered.
  36. Great Value

    A good all rounder serum for a good price. My skin is supple and hydrated after using this. I use it once a day at night. A good buy.
  37. Good formula

    This product gives me a healthy finish to my skin after application. My skin ends up looking youthful. Love it on top of moisturiser
  38. Beautiful product!

    What a beautiful product! I have “mature” skin. Buffet feels so silky on my skin & ive definitely seen a change in my fine lines just in the week I’ve been using it. Will purchase again & again..
  39. unsure if it does anything

    I haven't really noticed any difference to my face since using this product. I don't know if it is because I use so many other good products that adding this into my face routine then didn't do anything significant. I have used the whole bottle and I just don't know if I would bother buying it again as I am unsure what it is even supposed to do.
  40. Jury is still out

    I must confess I ordered a pile of The Ordinary products; including The Buffet. My skin drank up The Buffet however I’m not 100% sure it was the right product for my skin. With this line, best to do some in depth research to make sure you order exactly what your skin needs. Definitely worth a go especially at the price!
  41. Plump and hydrated, glass skin

    The Ordinary Buffet Serum was the first product I tried from this brand and I really enjoyed it. It made my skin look plump and hydrated, and I was constantly complemented on my skin (which is unusual because I suffer with acne prone skin). Although, it didn't do much in regards of oil control, I still continued to reached for this product and would defiantly purchase again.
  42. Not sure

    I’m not sure about buffet. Some people raves about it but I didn’t really notice a difference while using it. Maybe I didn’t use it for long enough
  43. Cruelty Free Anti Ageing

    It’s hard to tell if this product is working. I repurchased and I like using it, so it must be good! it’s cruelty free and I do feel like it has started to eliminate some fine lines. It will probably keep getting better. I’d recommend it.
  44. No visible results

    Have tried using this on and off for a few months but noticed no real results - in comparison to my higher end products which really deliver. Pretty much just sits on the shelf as a filler while I'm waiting to repurchase a different product.
  45. Good starter serum

    I knew I wanted a serum but didn’t know where to start. Good all rounder left my skin feeling soft and hydrated.
  46. My skin loves it!

    I'm now on to my second bottle and I can definitely say that my skin is far better off since I started using this product. My skin had a bad reacted to using a new product and made my skin quite sensitive and prone to irritation. I was gifted this with a few other of The Ordinary products and it's brought my skin back to being healthy!
  47. Helps calm my skin

    A good product to use in conjunction with other Ordinary products to help smooth out complexion and calm my skin. Easily layers on. I use mostly in the morning under moisturiser. I do sometimes use it before the Retinol 2% at night if my skin is really dry or there isn’t a lot of moisture in the air.
  48. Good for fine lines

    For the price this is a great product. I heard it's the safe option for peptides so I bought a bottle, and so far I am impressed. I think though at my age (early 30s) I probably need something a little stronger so next time I am going to buy the Copper Peptide one. I would definitely recommend this product though, I love the feel, results, packaging and price
  49. Helped my skin!

    I have been getting fine lines under my eyes and since using this serum continuously I have noticed a substantial difference in the appearance of fine lines. It also has taken away my redness I had on my cheeks and even made my pores appear smaller. It’s magic in a serum!
  50. Simple skincare

    I've been using this product every night for about a year and I absolutely love it. I feel like my skin is more hydrated, smoother and clearer since I've started using it. It's also great value for money as each bottle lasts me 2/3 months
  51. Its ok

    For the price point this is a great product for those starting out on a skincare regime. Have only been using for a week now and no noticeable difference yet but hopeful that i see an improvement with continued use.
  52. Amazing

    This product is extremely hydrating on my dry skin and absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving a residue.
    I use it before moisturiser to give me that boost of hydration and couldn’t live without it!
  53. Love it

    Using as a morning serum in combination with retinoids at night. My skin is definitely improving . Love this product
  54. Like it

    I love the ordinary. This makes my skin more even, smooth, toned, and soft! An amazing product for the price and lasted a fair while considering the size of the bottle!
  55. Pretty good

    Using it in combination with a few of the other Ordinary products and its a really nice serum! goes on smoothly and keeps my skin soft
  56. Meh

    I didn't think too much of this product despite the rave reviews, I just didn't really notice any difference to my skin at all so I stopped using it after a couple of weeks and moved on to bigger and better things. Not a bad serum if you are on a budget but don't expect any amazing results from this one!
  57. A treat for the skin

    I have a large range of the ordinary products and purchased this one because of the great reviews.
    It’s a good nourishing product and a treat to use.
  58. Bad reaction

    I wanted to love this and I like TO products in general but this just didn’t work for me. After two days I broke out in hives all over my face and neck! The inflammation is only just going down now. So if you have sensitive skin please patch test!
  59. Love it

    I have been using this serum for quite a while now and have tried others but keep coming back to it. I now use this just in the AM because I have some pigmentation so I have been using the Skinstitut Even Blend in the evenings. I want to continue using this as a little goes a long way and the price is great. I have very dry and sensitive skin and this product works really well for me.
  60. Good for dry skin

    This is great for dry skin and changes to the face were noticeable within a few days. Works for both am/pm routines.
  61. Love

    I have combination skin type. This serum is a bit sticky for me so I usually use it at night. It didn’t break me out or cause any negative reaction to my skin. I feel my skin is more radiant and smooth than before after using this serum. Definitely repurchase.
  62. Great daily product

    This lightweight serum makes for a perfect day/night treatment - it mixes great with any other serums/products from the audience and leaves the skin clearer, more plump, hydrated and helps smooth texture and fine lines. I have no complaints
  63. Great

    Probably good for older or quite dry skin but there are better serums that are cheaper from Australian brands so I will stick with those. Felt it left my skin kind of sticky, not as sticky as their hylaronic acid though, but might be good in winter months to treat dry patches. Not a bad product just not for me hence the 3 stars
  64. I feel like this could give me a bit more OOMPH to be outstanding.

    OK. Took me a while to use the right amount because I was clearly inept at using the dropper. It's OK guys, I got myself together and I'm using much less of the product ie. the right amount.

    Its a lovely serum for a beginner. This is the first serum I have been using daily and I will purchase another daily serum once I have used the bottle. Probably not this one as I am 35 years young and need a bit more OOMPH in my skin life.

    Would I recommend it as part of The Ordinary line? for the price - Yes, for the ingredients - Yes, if you are 30 or younger - Yes. But its time to up my serum game.
  65. great value

    The Ordinary make great little products that are amazing value. The buffet is a nice all rounder. I use a few different serums so it's hard to say what's the best but my skin is definitely looking a lot better since using this range.
  66. Repeat buyer

    I’m onto my 2nd bottle of the ordinary buffet now. Find it a very effective hydrating all in one serum. For the price point, can’t go past this gem!
  67. First time starting a skin 'regime' would recommend

    Definitely hydrating, noticed difference in skin purity I would say? Also, once I incorporated lactic acid serum my skin texture also dramatically changed.
  68. Great so far

    I just turned 30 and all of sudden started to have dry, rough skin. My skin looks so dull! So I looked online and saw the hype about the “buffet” peptides. Since the price is reasonable, I ordered it along with the ordinary moisturiser. On the1st day, I could not find any change. Its my 4th day today and I can already feel the difference. My skin is soft and feels a lot better than last week.
    The best part is, it doesn’t have any added fragrance or smell.
    I will definitely post another review after finishing this bottle.
    So far, so good. Worth the money!
  69. Secret to staying young

    Buffet is a staple in my skin care range! It feel so nice when applying and is my secret weapon for staying young.
  70. Great for mature, sensitive skin

    I love ths product. I have dy, sensitive skin that is prone to redness. I got out of the habit of using this serum for a awhile and on e i started again last week I realsied what a benefit it is for my type of skin. Redness is reduced, dry areas are improving (can tell this by the appearance of my foundation) and my skin feels and looks smoother. I'm 48 years old and just hope this product stays around forwever.
  71. Buffet the great all rounder

    Honestly you can't go wrong with this product. It's a one hit wonder, expresceilly if you like take a minimalist approach to skin care then this is the product for you. A Lot of goodness in just one bottle.
  72. A juicy burst of hydration that doesn't leave residue

    Hydration is one of the my number one concerns as my skin ages and The Ordinary Buffet is a lovely pick me up that offers a burst of hydration, without the sticky residue that some masks and other treatments leave.
  73. not sure

    thought i was into this as it feels nice on, but i'm not sure if it's really doing much...probably recommend the cheaper and more effective ordinary acids and individual serums to be honest.
  74. LOVE

    I really enjoy this serum - it doesn't pill, feel greasy or irritate the skin. Has improved the overall appearance of my skin - will definitely repurchase!
  75. Wonderful hydrating serum at a great price!

    I have been using this serum for a few months now, and while I'm not super disciplined with applying it every day, when I do use it my skin has a lovely plump and glowy look. I have been disappointed with serums triple the price of this one, and would recommend that everyone give this a try! This is gentle enough to use on most skin types and makes your skin look and feel instantly refreshed and nourished. I have already recommended it to several friends who have also loved the results.
  76. Great product!

    The Ordinary Buffet is suiting my skin like no other serum. It hydrates my skin and over the years I have tried numerous products which do not compare with the Buffet. I was sceptical at first about the results but for me I will never look back.
  77. Instant Hydration

    I've only used this product twice and it's provided me with instant hydration and a bit of plumping. It's already better than other expensive serums that i used in the past. I highly recommend.
  78. Beautiful

    Buffet is gorgeous!! I have found that it can feel quite sticky when I first apply it, but have found this to be a good quality, as it stops me from touching my face (bad habit of mine). I apply this before bed, and when I wake in the morning, my skin is plump and glowing! I have acne prone skin and have found that any active pimples I have are significantly less inflammed after using this. With such a great price I will continue to purchase!
  79. Really enjoy this product

    It makes my skin feel so smooth and hydrated love using this in the mornings
  80. Excellent Product

    I've been using the buffet with the vitamin c suspension and i've noticed that my skin is so much brighter. I can't recommend the ordinary products enough. They are excellent and really great value.
  81. nice product

    I bought this serum for many times. It"s really a valued and cheap serum I ever used. will buy it again.
  82. Love it

    The main thing I love about this, and other The Ordinary products is how affordable they are.
  83. Great serum for the price

    A serum containing these products from a different company could be 5× the price of this serum and it is awesome! I've been using this for 3 weeks and my skin is getting a little bit plumper and bright so I'm really enjoying this product as it is a "buffet" of peptides.
  84. Perfect for skin hydration

    Skin type: combination
    Skin concern: Dry skin, blemishes on jaw line
    I LOVE this product. I have been using it for about 2 weeks now & my skin is a lot less dull.
    It hasn’t caused any breakouts & I use it before the ordinary retinoid at night & have noticed a huge difference in my skin- it’s a lot more soft & plump.
    Definitely will be a part of my skincare routine now!
  85. Loving it

    I’ve been using this for around a week and am loving it. My skin is already improving!!
  86. Like it

    I quite like this one over the others that I brought together. it works well with other products; upon application feels mild and assuring; will take longer to see other effects
  87. wonderful and light

    I have been using the Buffet for a few weeks and love how it feels on my skin and makes moisturiser and foundation go on easily.
    Bought it for my daughter who has really dry skin
  88. Good Product

    I have been using this for a few months and it is quite hydrating. I enjoy using it but haven't noticed much of a difference.
  89. Hydrating but

    Its hydrating but I dont see much else different with my skin
  90. Combine with other products

    I fly a lot for work and purchased this product after reading an article that said it was used by air hostesses. I have used two bottles of this product. It feels nice on my skin and absorbs well, but I need to use it in combination with other products. Despite the article I read I did not notice a significant difference when flying. For me this is a good product for the price.
  91. Third bottle and loving it!

    I am on my third bottle of The Buffet and I am in love. I use this product with other The Ordinary products and it has changed the look and feel of my skin. It’s smoother, plumper and my fine lines are definitely firmer. I use this morning and night, it sits great under make up and soaks right into the skin. Love love love.
  92. good but not potent

    its actually good for 30+ skin. good for sensitive skin, not potent though it contains lots of effective ingredients. I would recommend you if you have quite sensitive skin. I need to add a HA+B5 in the winter before the cream.
  93. Great budget serum

    Have been using this for a few weeks morning and night, my skin seems to be plumper and my pores are less noticeable, has helped reduce uneven skin tone, also use it on my forehead to help with the wrinkles there. Quality serum and ingredients at a great price.
  94. Love, love, love

    I am now on my second bottle of this magical serum! I use it morning and night and my skin is plumper and more hydrated than ever before! I was using a high-end serum before I discovered this little gem! My skin is plump and glowing. For this price, you can't go wrong! I have told all my friends about it and they are hooked too
  95. Ok

    Nice consistency however it is just ok. Didn’t see much of a difference. Prefer the rose hip with Vitamin C - much better result - clear smooth skin.
  96. Excellent product!

    I have been using this product for a few weeks now and am loving it! I have noticed firmer, plumped skin. It is super soft as well! I have been using the Buffet (1st) followed by the Hyaluronic Acid (2nd) and am loving the results.
  97. Hydrating

    I have been using this product for over two weeks now and I honestly don't know if it is good or not. It is a light weight serum and I think that is all I have to say about this. I would not repurchase this as this was not as effective as I hoped for.
  98. Great product

    I have only been using TO Buffet for a few days, so far I'm noticing, after each use the lined areas around my mouth are looking smoother. I apply Buffet in the AM approx. 10 minutes after TO vitamin C, then moisturizer approx 10 minutes later. I do find it beads if I rub the moisturizer in, to avoid this I rub the moisturizer in the tips of my fingers then pat onto my face, presto...looking fresh and clear...thankyou The Ordinary for great products at an equally great price and thankyou Adore Beauty for your great service and speedy delivery
  99. I LOVE THIS!!!

    Seriously, this is the best skin care product I have ever used. After a few days of use, my skin was feeling super plump, it’s got a glow I’ve never seen before or even thought was possible.
    My skin has always been prone to breakouts and had a dull appearance, thankfully that’s a thing of the past with this little beauty!
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