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The Ordinary Buffet 30ml

4.6 of 761 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 761 reviews

92% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

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.

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Good but not great


It made me skin feel and look good but nothing special
  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Great


    This has made my skin super plump and has smoothed out my skin too. Will buy again
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Changes texture like no other


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


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


    Third time I’m repurchasing. Holy grail of the ordinary line and I love the serum. It keeps my skin firm and hydrated!
  18. 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!
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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!
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Smoothing


    This does wonders for my mum's skin. She says she notices a difference in plumpness and smoothness when she applies this daily.
  26. 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.
  27. 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!
  28. Definitely hydrates


    This product really does a good job for the cheap price. It is hydrating. Can’t go wrong really
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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!
  34. 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!
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. Lovely


    Love how this absorbs super well into the skin and gives those antioxidant benefits. Have noticed tighter skin after a few weeks
  38. Great all rounder serum


    I have used this for over a year with a crystal roller and love how easily absorbed it is. I definitely recommend as a good all rounder serum.
  39. Cannot really see the result.


    Cannot really see the result in a short perid of time, but i guess it's normal.
    Anti-aging products requires at least 1 month to see the effect.
    It's not expensive, and definitely worth trying
  40. nice serum


    For the price, this is a nice hydrating serum. As for long term anti-aging benefits, unsure and have seen limited evidence. I have been using this product for about 12 months. Lovely texture and works well under sunscreen and makeup.
  41. Great little product


    You don't need much to get full coverage on your face. It is fast drying and it doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky.
  42. Great brand


    Wow. I have never seen or used a product with so many quality ingredients at such a low/great price. You don't have to think about this one, just use it ! Takes years off.
  43. Not a miracle worker


    Have used for one week and no noticed difference yet. Read a lot of reviews that raved about this product. Will continue to use the product and hopefully see more of a change with prolonged use, but don't expect a miracle worker like some reviews say. Great price point.
  44. Excellent all rounder


    I find those serum really good at targeting so many skin concerns. And it’s so cheap in price as well! Definitely give it a go
  45. Great for dry skin


    I love this product and I have repurchased it twice. I use it in the evening before bed, after cleansing and it leaves my skin refreshed the next day.
  46. Skincare saviour


    If my house was on fire, this would be the first thing I grabbed. I struggled with watching my fine lines appear on my face as I entered my 30's and a lack of overall fullness in my skin. I wasn't prepared to go under the needle, so I bought this after seeing so many people rave about it and I'm in love. My skin looks more youthful, radiant and my fine lines have visibly diminished. I don't need to try and cover my imperfections with makeup anymore. I can't say enough good things about this. I wish they sold it in 50 litre containers so I could bathe in it, it's that good.
  47. Awesomeness


    I’m using this in conjunction with The Ordinary Niacinamide + Zinc.

    Within a week of first use, I was receiving compliments on my skin.

    My skin is so smooth and soft, my boyfriend (who never bothers with skincare) is now using it too!
  48. A good overall morning serum


    This product combines multiple peptides and acids, which makes it a good overall serum especially to be applied in the mornings under sunscreen and make up. I like its texture and how it makes my skin feel after applying. I'm interested to try the buffet with copper added to it as a result of my experience with the buffet.
  49. likely but will not buy again


    I'm just not sure about this product. I love the brand for the cheap price point but I didn't notice much of a difference using it on my skin.
  50. Hydrating


    Great as a hydrating serum. Easily applied and sits well under moisturiser and sunscreen. Hard to see the anti aging benefits yet but it's such a nice product at a great price point.
  51. Stand out serum!


    I love Buffet! Makes my skin feel smooth and plump (great for fine lines) and is a hell of a lot cheaper than a lot of the other peptide products on the market.
  52. Great product repeat order


    Love this this brand sits in my bedside ready to use every night
  53. Best TO serum!


    Love this serum, its my 2nd bottle and perfect for my very sensitive skin. Highly recommend this serum for anyone needing a gentle all rounder type of serum. I use it every morning, and every second night and my skin loves it!
  54. Holy grail of ordinary products


    This is one of those products that when you stop using, you can tell! A really great all rounder and perfect for anyone starting out on ordinary products.
  55. Too sticky


    It does what it’s meant to do, but I don’t like the lingering tacky feeling on my skin. On the fence with this one.
  56. Good


    This is very hydrating and gives my skin a glow. Also like that it fights ageing in the long run
  57. Works well


    I love this serum and use it daily under The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA. Noticed a definite improvement in skin texture and plumpness. Like all the range it’s great value for money and lasts ages
  58. Good serum


    Inhave been using this serum for few months now, definitely notice improvement in my skin. More even skin tone, more calming. Very affordable price tag
  59. Love it


    I have been using this for awhile now and recently reordered. It makes my skin feel super soft. It can feel a bit sticky once it dries but once I put moisturiser over the top it goes away.
    I never breakout from this product. I have before from a similar item.
  60. great bang for your buck


    I've been using this consistently for about 18 months now, and my skin is great! It's a lovely product that does exactly as it should, and with a great price tag! It layers well, and has a light scent.
  61. Unsure


    I'm just not sure about this product. I love the brand for the cheap price point but I didn't notice much of a difference using it on my skin.
  62. One of my favourite the ordinary products


    One of the best from the ordinary. Great serum and amazing value for money.
  63. Hydrating and peptides


    This is easy to use and contains great list of ingredients.
  64. Has smoothed and plumped my fine lines


    I had noticed the beginnings of fine lines around my eyes and thought this would be a great product to try. It’s made a big difference to the lines and has really lifted the hydration level of my skin and now my makeup goes on so smoothly now.
    Only thing I find is I have to apply the product then wait a couple of minutes before applying the next product to be sure there is no product pilling
  65. Very effective


    It certainly is a buffet! Delicate, hydrating and very effective. My aging skin drinks it and now has a glow rather than looking dull and lifeless. I was recommended by a friend to the ordinary, took so long to decide if I’d switch. Time waisted...I’m now hooked.
  66. Hydrating


    I only use this at night - I love how it makes my skin feel soft and smooth the next morning. It also makes my skin glowy
  67. Easy to use, results seen within a week speak for themselves.


    I use this at night after cleansing and Hyaluronic acid serum. It absorbs well and my skin feels radiant and dewy the next day. After a week I’ve notice a difference in the skin texture and tone. I also love using this product in conjunction with skin needling. Works twice as good!!
  68. Love ordinary serum


    I love this serum, quite hydrating and feel like my skin become more glow after using it for a month now.
  69. Love


    Great serum!
    Use in the morning mixed with TO vitamin c powder before applying my BB cream/other makeup.
    At night I use TO Glycolic Acid Toner follwed by this serum & TO Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA.
    My skin is quite oily through my T-Zone - Combination to dry elsewhere & I get quite severe breakouts through my T-Zone & on my neck & they do seem to clear up alot quicker since following this routine. Also they are not leaving the scarring that they used to leave & my pores seem less congested.
    Very happy, The Ordinary is my new go to for skincare products as it produces such great results.
  70. LOVE!


    After using The Ordinary's Hyaluronic Acid for quite a while I decided to give this a try and it did not disappoint! Love it! My skin looked hydrated and fresh and I could definitely see the difference after not using it for a few days
  71. Great all rounder


    I have a clear nose and less hormonal pimples since I using this product in the PM. My skin feels more youthful so I am going to add it into my morning routine along with vitamin C to progress the results. So far I am really pleased with this one!
  72. AMAZING!!


    This product is incredible! After less than a week of use my skin is softer and feels a lot more supple!
  73. Not sure if it works but easy enough to apply


    I have been using this serum twice daily for slightly over a week. I can’t see any difference but it is easy enough to apply. The sticky residue goes away quite quickly.
  74. Nourishing but tacky


    I love how my skin feels super hydrated and not tight after applying this, but not the tackiness that makes applying makeup on top a chore. My hair keeps sticking to my face with it on too. But it’s good as a night serum before other heavier creams. Got this for my Mum and grandma and they’ve enjoyed it too.
  75. Buffet is what your skin needs!


    I have been pretty lucky with my skin besides a few congested pores here and there, but I do suffer from dry skin from time to time. I was recommended this by a friend and LOVE IT! Buffet does exactly what you would expect, it feeds your skin with everything I needs! It's not overly sticky or oily. I use Am and PM with the Ordinary moisturiser! Only think I dislike is that it is a bit jelly like and difficult to get into the syringe
  76. The Ordinary Buffet


    What doesn't this product do! It simply has it all covered in one bottle. Left my skin feeling overall radiant, hydrated and looking great.
  77. The richest serum I've ever tried


    The Ordinary's Buffet is the richest, creamiest feeling serum I've ever tried on my skin. My main concern is fine lines and ageing and this serum, and this serum has definitely changed my skin for the better. I've been using this product for over a month and the fine lines around my mouth and eyes are definitely diminished. For the price, the product is just crazy good, it feels luxurious and soothing on the skin, especially after using a dermal roller, or acid peel. Highly recommend.
  78. Good serum


    I've been using this serum for a few weeks now and my skin looks so healthy. It is so lightweight and great for everyday use
  79. Good


    Good for the price, slight sticky texture but not too bad. My main problem with the Ordinary range is I find it a bit confusing as to what products work well with other products! Very technical.
  80. The reason its known to be the best so far


    If you would want to buy only one product from The Ordinary, I'd recommend this one. It is so much less expensive than even comparable drugstore offerings, it has got no nonsense, has no fragrance or other damaging additives, and actually works. If you're using it besides other acids like lactic acid or salicylic acid, you should apply those first, before anything else and let them sit for at least 20 minutes; this is due to the fact that they need to be between 3-4 pH to remain active, so you don't want to disturb the pH by diluting with other serums, moisturisers, etc. I'm so glad that I came across this product because of how much it has improved my skin! It's honestly worth the try and the hype is because it is god damn good!!
  81. Great overall


    I am a huge fan of the ordinary and I like this product because it streamlines my AM and PM routines!
  82. Great


    It's great, easy to use only need a few drops. Great price. Leaves my skin feeling hydrated and soft. I use it every day.
  83. Perfect on my skin


    Perfect light weight serum that I combine with a few other of The Ordinary products. My skin has never been happier and I switched to these products as a trial from a very expensive Australian skin care line. Highly recommended especially for the price.
  84. Beautiful product - lovely results


    Applies easily. I'm using as part of a new regimen with The Ordinary products. I LOVE THEM. My skin has never felt or looked so smooth and hydrated.
  85. Love


    Both my mum and I use this product. Been using it for awhile now and my skin looks so healthy
  86. Wonderful serum


    I used to have combination skin and after using this serum along with The Ordinary moisturiser at night, it has changed my combination/oily skin to skin that actually feels 'normal'! The texture is a tiny bit sticky when first applied, but after it dries it feels very comfortable on the skin. For the first time in forever my skin is not an oil slick after a few hours and feels very hydrated.
  87. Fresh faced magic


    Buffet is a nice addition to my skincare routine. I think it helps give me a fresh faced look. It’s great. I’m not convinced on how long lasting the effect is, but I like it!
  88. short time effect


    I noticed a reduction in my pore size and visibility when using this, but it only works when Im using it and no long term results, however its nice as a primer underneath my foundation to even out my pores for a more smoother look
  89. Amaze


    The serum is a bit sticky but it gives your skin a flawless glowy sheen. It's so essential for plump dewy looking skin with a natural glow. I use it with the salicylic acid and they keep my skin clear and free of blemishes.
  90. Light and hydrating


    A lovely lightweight serum that pairs well with TO's Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5. I will grab for this on days that I feel my skin is looking dull and needs some hydration.
  91. 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!
  92. All rounder serum at reasonable price.


    I’ve decided to buy this after reading lots reviews about this buffet. It is one of the all rounder serum in the ordinary ranges. The price is affordable too. I was recommended to use this after derma roller done on the face. This is very smooth watery serum so it wouldn’t block the pores after the roller. It is very light serum so I recommend you apply something heavy over the top.
  93. 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!!
  94. 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.
  95. 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
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. Fave


    A favourite of mine. Causes my skin to look clearer and more hydrated.
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