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The Ordinary Buffet 30ml

4.6 of 825 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 825 reviews

92% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive



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

Most Helpful Criticism

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.
  1. Its amazing


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


    This is one of the ordinary products that has made a significant difference to my skin. Will buy again
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. Replaces my moisturiser


    I love this product. I use it instead of moisture and it works great and is much more economical
  9. 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.
  10. buffet


    No immediate noticeable effects but I know it will be worth it in 30 years time
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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, they are great products with a great price tag.
  16. 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!
  17. 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 applying SPF) and all these products sit really well underneath it.
  18. Nice on the skin


    This serum feels great on the skin and slightly improves signs of ageing in my opinion
  19. 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! :)
  20. 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.
  21. 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!
  22. 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.
  23. Great product


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


  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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 and it didn't help with this. I'd probably recommend the Natural Moisturizing Factors if you're looking to hydrate.
  29. 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!
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. Great


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


    I use this every day and love it. Ever since I started using this product my skin has been great!
  34. 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!
  35. 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 elasticity. I’m 26 but basically have every different skin concern from eczema and dry patches to hormonal acne and scarring, blocked pores and congestion, and now sections of reduced elasticity. Hoping this will help. Looks good so far.
  36. 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!
  37. 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.
  38. 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
  39. 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.
  40. 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
  41. 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 and wears well under makeup. I have repurchased this and will continue to use it. The price is higher than other Ordinary products, but still very affordable and budget friendly for a lot of people. I am also a fan of the Ordinarys minimalist packaging and there are heaps of tutorials online to help you navigate using the product and what to combine it with.
  42. Great Budget Serum!


    This serum is great quality for the price - it does pretty much everything that higher end comparisons do.

    I used it under moisturiser for added hydration, as well as pre and post microneedling to get the most out of all the active ingredients as possible.

    Would recommend to all skin types.
  43. Love this


    My skin used to be quite dry and prone to breakouts and fine lines, but I have seen a noticeable improvement since using this. My skin tone is smoother and softer now and I am not getting breakouts anywhere near as much. I am on my second bottle now and will continue to use this.
  44. Great


    This is part of my night routine and it has improved my skin a lot. It has so many benefits and is so affordable
  45. The Ordinary buffet


    Mum's favourite - she says it improved her wrinkles under her eyes and firmed up her skin a bit. Such good value for money too - she's been through 2 bottles
  46. so much yes!


    This feels great on my skin, hasn't made me break out! I use it daily, already re-purchased!
  47. Surprisingly hydrating


    This is the perfect serum to use under makeup. It absorbs leaving now greasy residue. My complexion feels a bit brighter since using it, and I haven’t been using it for that long! This is going to be a favourite.
  48. Worth it


    It's hard to believe that something in this price range is actually this good! I am in my 30s and noticed that it made a difference to the way my skin feels.

    The cute little dropper ensures a no mess application.
  49. Why did I wait?


    I have aging sun damaged skin and a crepey neck as well. I needed something that targeted many different issues at once as I know I won't take the time to put multiple products on my face.
    My face feels softer and so hydrated so I hope to see some improvement with continued use.(it's only been a week)
  50. My perfect match


    I can't believe the change this product has made to my skin. I struggle with large open pores on my cheeks and black pores on my nose. I used niacinamide and saw a difference but the real game changer was adding Buffet to my regime. Pores on my cheeks are noticeably smaller and the black pores on my nose are gone. GONE!!!! My skin feels soft, looks glowy and plump.
  51. The Ordinary


    This is probably one of my favourite TO products. I have seen huge changes since I started using it. My skin feels softer and it looks clearer and less tired. It is easy to use, not sticky and has no smell. I will definitely be re purchasing this again - in the larger bottle!!!
  52. Life changing


    This product is incredible. I regret not diving into the world of "the ordinary" earlier. I have never seen such an improvement in my skin quality.
  53. Feels lighter than a serum but really moisturising


    I have lived using this product. Not sticky, always cool and dries without a buildup. Very moisturising and doesn’t pill into little but when you apply makeup!
  54. Best budget skincare product


    I’ve been using this product for six months and feel that it has added life and moisture back into my skin. I wouldn’t say it’s life changing amounts but for the price I feel that this is pretty good! Hasn’t caused any reactions or bumps which some richer and more expensive products have caused.
  55. Don’t see what all the fuss is about


    I use a lot of Ordinary products and this is the only one I have not seen any sort of results with. It is also their most expensive serum. I have given it a good go, buying 3 bottle in total and I can not say I would buy a 4th. Everybody else seems to love this so maybe it’s just my skin that it doesn’t work on.
  56. Skin looks nourished and brighter and tighter.


    I have oily skin prone to break outs so I really hate heavy serums or moisturisers but Im 47yrs old and my skin still needs nourishment. This makes my skin look brighter and firmer. Love it. Ive just purchased a supersized bottle.
  57. A little sticky but works wonderfully


    A little goes a long way with this product. You'll only need 2 drops to completely cover your face so it lasts a long time. The formula is ever so slightly sticky but it absorbs into the skin well. A bit pricier than other products from The Ordinary but definitely worth the price and still significantly cheaper than many other brands. I particularly like using this on my neck before I go to bed.
  58. Love!


    I bought this as an alternative to retinol (while we're trying to fall pregnant) and I love it. I use it AM & PM and it leaves my skin feeling so smooth. I apply it with a jade roller, and it feels great!
  59. Great value


    Easy to use serum. Nice consistency, soaks well into skin.
  60. Great


    This is an outstanding serum and i love it. It has helped my skin tremendously
  61. Good and affordable serum


    Im on the second bottle right now. My skin feel way more hydrated and more even skin tone right now. The 1st bottle last me about 2.5 months as you only need a small amount for your face and neck.
  62. Woaaah!


    It’s a buffet for your skin! A wonder for my dry, irritated, dehydrated skin
    Plump... YES
    DEWY... YES
    Hydrated... YES
    Balnced ... YES
    it literally did all the above, filled in all my dehydration lines and made my skin so soft and supple! I’m obsessed
  63. Best all rounder


    I’ve been using this product for over a month and found it to be a great morning and night product. I’m in My mid 50s have dry skin and spend hours in a plane. This keeps my face hydrated and feeling smooth under my foundation. I use the hydrochloric acid also with it for an extra boost.
  64. Just do it!


    I’ve been trying a bunch of the ordinary products and to be honest it’s sometimes confusing! But on my second order I got this guy. Amazing! Did for me everything it said it would now a staple and so glad it comes in the larger size now but the small bottle lasts pretty long! And I’m using a couple drops day and night.
  65. THE BEST!


    This serum is the real deal. I use it morning and night after cleansing and it’s like a big drink for my skin. After using it for only about a week or two I can already see a difference in texture and my skin looks plumper and glowy.
    Do yourself a favor and buy it - it’s THAT good!
  66. Just do it!


    I’ve been trying a bunch of the ordinary products and to be honest it’s sometimes confusing! But on my second order I got this guy. Amazing! Did for me everything it said it would now a staple and so glad it comes in the larger size now but the small bottle lasts pretty long! And I’m using a couple drops day and night.
  67. Effective


    I have been using Buffet for over a year now. I'm in my mid 30s and my skin has improved greatly - my pores are much smaller and fine lines are softened. I definitely recommend to anyone with similar concerns. Can't go wrong!
  68. My favourite


    This along with the rose hip oil from the ordinary are my absolute favourite skincare products I’ve ever used, the buffet has helped reduce fine lines and has made my skin feel plump and hydrated. Will definitely repurchase
  69. Great hydrating product


    I love The Ordinary and their Buffet is fantastic. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and smooth. It's easy to apply- just a couple of drops needed- and is quickly soaked in. I haven't found it to increase any acne breakouts (a problem I often experience). The hydrating effect means it also works as a primer underneath make up.

    Highly recommended!
  70. Great hydration


    I use the buffet together with other hydration serum and my skin is a lot more hydrated. I feel like (not sure if accurate) that it is helping to control my oily Tzone. I cant say much for the anti-aging as I believe you will need a proper retinol for that. However, hydration is def a good prevention option rather than fixing existing damage. I will continue to use this in my skincare regime.
  71. Healthy and glowing skin


    I really like the texture of this serum. I used it morning and night, and it leaves my skin feeling really light, tingly
    and refreshed. I've only been using this product for a week but so far, it's been really compatible with my oily, problem skin. No break outs, and it hasn't added to the oil factor. Loving it so far.
  72. Great


    This has made my skin super plump and has smoothed out my skin too. Will buy again
  73. Indifferent...


    Look, I have gone through two bottles and I don't know if this product does much. For what it's worth, I don't think I will be repurchasing it.
  74. Nice?


    I don't know if I've ever felt drastic differences with the moisturising serums. I''ve tried the HA, Buffet and Matrixyl. Not sure if I've felt any HUGE difference between them. But I continue using them as a preventive measure for ageing, and I do think they help to keep my skin calm and moisturised. I've also found recently that HA is fantastic after derma rolling, so I can imagine derma rolling would also increase the efficacy of The Buffet as well and would be keen to try that.
  75. Makes skin soooo smooth


    This is such a nice serum. My skin felt so smooth SO quickly, within just a couple of days. You can really feel the hydration working. I had no reactions with my dry/sensitive skin.
  76. Wrinkles be plump


    I use this every night, especially concentrating on my eyes and forehead. I loved it so much I bought one for my partner who is a 38yo surfer with gorgeous eye wrinkles to match- it has worked wonders on him. It keeps the area really hydrates and plump and so soft, it really does reduce the intensity of his wrinkles. I’ve always given him expensive surfer man eye cream to use but this product makes the biggest difference by far. A forever staple.
  77. Another lovely product from The Ordinary


    I’ve been through a few bottles of this and it’s hard to tell exactly how effective this has been on it’s own because I’ve been using it with the Hyaluronic Acid and other products.

    My skin does feels great after using it though and it’s plumper, appears firmer and less fine surface lines.

    I may try taking a break or alternating products to see if I can notice any difference. I believe skin can get used to active ingredients and needs a change to keep being effective.
  78. Changes texture like no other


    really great price point, great for a skin pick me up and makes your skin texture silky
  79. Good but not great


    It made me skin feel and look good but nothing special
  80. Amazing


    Third time I’m repurchasing. Holy grail of the ordinary line and I love the serum. It keeps my skin firm and hydrated!
  81. Can't get enough!


    Buffet has changed my life! Okay, a little dramatic but I have been using it for about eight months now and my skin is firmer, plumper and so hydrated. I buy this regularly. I recommend this amazing serum to all!
  82. Such a great all rounder!


    Love this product, so glad I got onto the ordinary. Seriously, so easy to use and is a great all rounder for daily use. Highly recommend!
  83. A good simple product


    I think this is a good starter product when new to The Ordinary brand. Goes on smoothly, no pilling, dont need to much either. I would use in the morning. Good key ingredients.
    I say its a good starter product as The Ordinary can be very confusing and overwhelming, you really need to do your research to understand what each item does and what you can pair it with as their info is not so clear i found.
    Once you 'get' their products, their line is fantastic. My skin has never looked better!
    Definitely try Buffet if your new to The Ordinary.
  84. 1 of my favs


    I have recently begun using the ordinary products. I use this product in the morning and my skin no longer feels tight after getting out of the shower. I have purchased the product twice and think I will continue to do so.
    AM routine
    Ordinary caffeine solution
    Ordinary buffet
    Ordinary Hyaluronic acid
  85. All in one


    I travel a lot and I really find it helps with just minimising all the serums I have to take and it does a good job at doing all of them at once so your skin gets everything that it needs!
  86. Great Valule


    One of those skin treatments that you don't realise the benefit of using it until you take a break from using it. Skin looks clear and healthy
  87. Takes time to see results


    Finished my first bottle and will repurchase, love knowing im feeding my skin on a topical level, however had to see results in terms of reducing of fine lines or dry skin. Overall would recommend as an addition to your skin care
  88. Smoothing


    This does wonders for my mum's skin. She says she notices a difference in plumpness and smoothness when she applies this daily.
  89. Can't live without


    I've been using this morning and night between cleansing and moisturising for about 18 months now. It's the best. Plumps my skin, gives it good hydration, a 'glow' - my skin has never been clearer. I love it. Can't rate it highly enough. I tried many of the Ordinary products but this is the one I've stuck with.
  90. perfect!


    I love this serum! Just makes my skin glow, especially combined with some of the other products! You wont see amazing results, but for the price, and just an everyday product it is perfect!
  91. Definitely hydrates


    This product really does a good job for the cheap price. It is hydrating. Can’t go wrong really
  92. Takes time to see results


    Been using this for a few months now, but not regularly which is why I haven't seen drastic results, but it's made my fine lines just a little less visible . I guess more regular use might give better results.
  93. Love love love...


    Can’t speak highly enough of this product!!! Just started my second bottle and will continue to use it forever!!! The price point is incredible for such a superior product.
  94. Not luxurious, but honestly it works!


    This product is what I recommend to anyone I know who is looking for a simple, straight to the point serum that gives you RESULTS. I have noticed an overall complexion improvement, hydration increase and reduction in fine lines. I would however say that this isn't the best of its kind and doesn't give as fast and dramatic results as other high-end serum can.
  95. Fantastic serum for the price


    For this price this is a fantastic serum. I had to give it a try due to all the buzz around The Ordinary products. I liked it but didn’t love it. I think it’s a great hydrating serum but there are definitely serums that have had far more dramatic impacts on my skin.
  96. Awesome


    I am prone to very dry skin if I don't keep up with my skin routine. This serum is so amazing that I am about to buy my third bottle. It is super hydrating and my skin is so soft and so much firmer. I use it every night. I used to spend four times the price of this on other serums that didn't deliver results like Buffet. I highly recommend!
  97. Awesome


    I am prone to very dry skin if I don't keep up with my skin routine. This serum is so amazing that I am about to buy my third bottle. It is super hydrating and my skin is so soft and so much firmer. I use it every night. I used to spend four times the price of this on other serums that didn't deliver results like Buffet. I highly recommend!
  98. plump skin


    This product changed the game for me and is why I love the ordinary! My skin is smooth and plump every time I use this
  99. great Product


    My daughter introduced me to these products, they are fantastic and have made a huge difference to the hydration of my skin ...The Buffet seems to be just that, a mixture of amazing nourishing ingredients
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