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The Ordinary The No-Brainer Set 30ml x 3

4.7 of 193 reviews


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Not sure where to start with The Ordinary? The No-Brainer Set is for you! This skincare set contains three of The Ordinary’s most popular formulas, targeting dullness, dehydration, uneven texture and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Suitable for all skin types, this combination of serums and moisturisers will leave your skin feeling plump, smooth and youthful. 

  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan
  • Artificial Fragrance Free

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SUPERIOR - 96% recommend

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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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4.7 of 193 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

Made such a difference!

Anna C

I was recommended The Ordinary brand, particularly Buffet, by my Beauty Therapist friend. I looked in local stores but couldn't find it, so came online and the prices on Adore Beauty were so great, I had to try it!
I have dehydrated skin, and had been using oils to try to combat the issue (which I now know is more for dry skin which is different!). The HA in Buffet and the moisturizer made an immediate difference, the dry patches were gone, and after a few weeks I noticed the Retinol 2% Emulsion was making a huge difference to bumpiness!
Definitely give this set a go if you want to make a real difference to your skin.

Most Helpful Criticism

The set!


this set is a really good price for what you get! can leave sensitive skin a bit red! but nothing major!
  1. Happy


    I love this so much. TO is the best and does wonders for my skin.
  2. Made such a difference!

    Anna C

    I was recommended The Ordinary brand, particularly Buffet, by my Beauty Therapist friend. I looked in local stores but couldn't find it, so came online and the prices on Adore Beauty were so great, I had to try it!
    I have dehydrated skin, and had been using oils to try to combat the issue (which I now know is more for dry skin which is different!). The HA in Buffet and the moisturizer made a...
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  3. Hyperpigmentation effects?


    My hyperpigmentation isn't really going away, but my skin seems more plumped. My fine lines aren't as prominent.
  4. Soo happy, will buy forever


    I'm so happy I discovered The Ordinary products. I used to spends hundreds on products, I could easy spend $100 on a cleanser alone and hundreds when it came to any serum, vitamin C, retinol etc. TO products are so cheap, but they actually work just as good as some of the best products I've used, and even better than most. For the price, I can't justify going back to more expensive products that m...
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  5. Great set!


    Loving the products
    Skin is smoother
    I have dry skin and it feels hydrated! Will keep using
  6. An amazing foundation for skincare newbies


    I'd never tried skincare before but was sick of all the breakouts, pigmentation from acne, and patches of dry skin. This no-brainer set was a lifesaver for me. Not only did I not have to put much thought into the products I was using, but it completely saved my skin. I absolutely recommend this product as a starter for anyone new to the skincare game - at such a good price, how could you say no??
  7. Worth the money!


    I have been using the ordinary for about 6 months now.
    I have some hyperpigmentations, some fine lines on my forehead and just general dryness.

    The hyperpigmentation isn't really going away, but my skin seems more plumped out and hydrated than before. My fine lines aren't as prominent, my skin seems to have a glow and make up goes on much nicer than before.
    The combination...
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  8. Best thing ever!


    Best way to start with this brand. Love how it feels on my skin and my wallet!!
  9. good value package


    The price is quite affordable and the quality of the product is perfect.
  10. A great pack for beginners


    This was the first The Ordinary products that I bought after hearing raving reviews. The set works well in terms of anti-aging. Highly recommend.
  11. Perfectly named


    I'd heard about the Ordinary but had no idea where to start, this really did make it so easy. I noticed the difference in my skin immediately with the Buffet and AHA moisturizer, and after easing into the 2% Retinoid as advised, I am a solid convert to the Ordinary- after using more basic skincare for years, this range is amazing.
  12. Awesome set


    I bought this because I had run out of retinol and had heard good things about TO's buffet. I am totally sold on it - my skin has felt so moisturised and supple since I got this pack! The moisturiser is really nice too, and you don't need very much for full face coverage. Really happy, would buy this set again or give as a gift.
  13. THE BEST!


    Buy this for everyone! The best little set and a great intro to a cult brand. All these products are amazing and easily slotted into an existing or new routine. I'd add HA 2% + B5 for extra hydration.

    TIP: Make sure to patch test before use!!
  14. great starter kit


    I had been keen to try The Ordinary for a while as I had seen good feedback & like the look of the cheaper pricing.
    This was the perfect kit to get started with - all 3 products were great & my skin reacted really well to them (no breakouts since using the products!)
    I have since done some more research into The Ordinary & purchased a few others to add to my skin care routine - the ...
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  15. No brainer set


    This set is really good for your moneys worth!
  16. great starter kit


    great starter kit to try out the ordinary products, products work well on the skin
  17. My beginners luck!


    This was the first thing I ever purchased from this brand. I had heard great things and it DELIVERED!

    The buffet alone is my favourite item.

    I’ve now upgraded to many more items (and a higher retinol) but I will always recommend this to people who want to dip their toes into the products. I noticed a difference almost immediately.

    Suddenly I actually care ...
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  18. The set!


    this set is a really good price for what you get! can leave sensitive skin a bit red! but nothing major!
  19. Switched to these products


    After trialing another The Ordinary product and so impressed with it, I purchased this set and it literally was a “No Brainer”. My skin looks and feels incredible. Going from a week of dreadful breakouts to beautiful soft clear skin, where people have commented on how gorgeous my skin looks, I have been converted. The moisturiser should be applied in small amounts after the serums have had time to...
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  20. Excellent and worth trying


    I highly recommend this product, I have tried multiple serums and moisturises and this is by far the best value for money. I have incredibly sensitive skin- I did a skin patch test...all appeared to be great. I have implemented this into my skin regime for the last week and I can already see the difference in hydration and softened skin.
  21. Amazing!


    I love The Ordinary products! They’re easy to use, affordable and do wonders for your skin!
  22. Good to try


    Found out that I love the buffet! Not keen on the other two products but at such a low price still worth trying out.
  23. Great starters kit for people wanting to try The Ordinary


    Literally a no brainer set!! this set is great and at such a great price point!
    It includes three of the classic products which all work great on my skin type (which is combo)!
    My skin is soft, hydrated and looks fantastic with this combo of products!
    Totally worth the price to try it out!
  24. Great starter


    If haven't tried these products this is the way to good and you will instantly fall in love!
  25. Great


    Less is more. These products have made such a big difference to my skin and I don't think I'll stop using these at night
  26. Didn't love it


    I really wanted to love these products but they didn't do much for me. I have hormonal acne, and I have started to get some fine lines, but this really didn't do the trick for me. The moisturiser didn't sink in very well, I really enjoyed the tightening sensation from the serum, and the retinoid was a bit meh. Won't be buying again, and have moved on to other products.
  27. Great


    This package is such good value for money and I use all these three products as part of my night routine. Essential kit!
  28. skin saviour


    I have been using these products for just over a week and have seen such a good improvement in my skin already! I wake up of a morning with a brighter complexion and smoother tone. Such good value for money, can't wait to see the results after more time.
  29. looove


    This is a wonderful way to try the range! It is very hydrating as it penetrates deeply into the skin and leaves a lovely scent afterwards
  30. Great value


    I love the ordinary brand because it is such good value for money for the quality of the products. This set is as it says a no brainer. It has three wonderful products that improve the complexion. The ingredients in these product make the appearance of the skin more youthful. Great for anyone wanting smooth and soften their skin.
  31. love these products


    my skin feels AMAZING after using these products
  32. Great starter kit


    I got given this as a gift and I instantly fell in love with this brand. It’s simple and straight to the point and does exactly what it’s made for. Great to get a taste of what the brands about and you won’t be disappointed!!
  33. Great starter


    If you’ve never tried The Ordinary here’s a great bundle to get you started! Don’t forget to purchase with the squalene cleanser for a basic beauty bundle that will surprise you with how great your skin feels and looks. Love it!
  34. Perfect start


    If you dont know where to start with the ordinary products this is the perfect first step! Easy products that you will see results in just a few days. You can easily add other products from their lineup to your routine aswell!
  35. Amazing!!


    I bought this as an introduction to The Ordinary and I have since fallen in love with the brand. Everything is such high quality for such a low price point!
  36. Love this brand.


    I bought this set for my mother, and she loves it. She isn't into expensive skin care and thinks it's a bit of a rouse, but likes the Ordinary. The moisturiser is way smaller than the other one though so I'm not sure if you save anything in this pack. Might be more economical to buy the products individually actually! Hence why I'm rating this particular product 3 stars, but I think the Ordinary i...
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  37. Brilliant starter kit


    This kit made an immediate impact on my skin and prompted me to change up my routine and research other products. I use everything in this box and particularly love the retinoid product. My skin is so soft and my pores are noticeably smaller. Thanks T.O!
  38. Noticeable difference


    After endless nights researching I finally dived in and purchased the no brainer set. I’ve been using it alongside their gycolic toning solution for almost 2 weeks now and can already see changes. My dull tired face has a bit more of a glow to it and the texture is a lot smoother. I think I’ll need a little bit more time to notice any major difference on lines and wrinkles but I’m very hopeful. No...
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  39. Best Bang For your buck


    I was recommended this by a friend and I am extremely happy with the product. The value for money is outstanding. The product is perfect for anyone starting out on an anti-aging journey. Would buy again
  40. Cheap and not nasty


    a great introductory pack to The Ordinary range. My skin was noticeably glowy and plump when incorporating all products
  41. Unbelievable value


    After looking for a new skincare regime because of the emergence of some fine (and one not-so-fine) lines, I tried The Ordinary purely for the price-point.
    I also purchased some HA from the range as I'd read from someone on twitter that they used it and well, I'm easily influenced.
    I have never had such nice skin, for such a prolonged amount of time. My partner jokes that I look deca...
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  42. Pack itself not as much value as I thought - But good results so far!


    My skin feels very soft after using the Buffet and the Retinoid emulsion.
    The moisturiser is decent. Most happy with the emulsion & buffet.

    NOTE: I thought this would be a good value starter pack.

    Just a heads up the moisturiser is 30ml (as listed, should have read closer) and after some quick math it's $55.70 if you buy all 3 products separately - BUT you get 10...
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  43. Great Pack


    Bought this pack as my introduction to The Ordinary (and have repurchased because of value!) I love Buffet as an overall serum, and the retinoid is very gentle on the skin. The moisturiser is a good basic moisturiser, and layers well. Would recommend this pack.
  44. Value


    Good value starter kit for those wanting to try out the range
  45. suitable for acne


    helped cleared up my acne tremendously and has really brightened my face and made me look more youthful
  46. Retinol is a winner


    This is an affordable and effective skincare regime.. the retinoids is the best part of this package and I’ve noticed the difference in fine lines within a few weeks of using it. The moisturiser is good, but doesn’t keep my skin hydrated all day and isn’t great under makeup. The buffer I could take or leave it.. I don’t enjoy the sticky feeling of it even once it’s been rubbed in and absorbed.
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  47. Just starting out and loving the Ordinary Range


    I purchased this pack as a cheap introduction to TO range. Loving it so far and definitely notice the difference in my skin.
  48. Great way to get started


    Several friends recommended The Ordinary but I found the website a bit overwhelming and wasn’t sure where to start. This starter kit was a great way to get going, and I have gradually added other products to my morning and night time routine. Amazing value for money compared with other skincare brands, and the ingredients are clearly described so you know exactly what you are getting. All the bene...
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  49. Such great value!


    This pack has really all you need for a skincare routine (just add SPF!). I found the moisturiser to be very basic which is great for sensitive skin. The buffet is a great allrounder product for skincare beginners as it has peptides and HA. The retinoid didn't do much for my skin unfortunately but I will purchase a higher strength.
  50. Fantastic starter pack


    I love this set! This is a great starter for people just starting to use skincare products.

    The Buffet leaves my skin feeling super soft and doesn't leave any kind of greasy residue. It's also good as a primer for makeup, I've found.

    The moisturiser is very gentle. Almost all moisturisers cause my skin to break out, but I haven't found an increase in acne since using this...
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  51. My favourite


    I love this set, my skin is smoother and so soft, the moisturiser isn’t greasy it’s perfect
  52. Worked for a bit


    I purchased this because my skin was breaking out and after reading the reviews I thought i'd give it a try.
    It worked when i first started using it and cleared up my skin but since continuing using it i've found it has caused more breakout especially around my chin area and especially when using all three products.
    I don't think i'll buy it again but I think I just need to find somet...
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  53. just perfect for acne!


    i got this as a gift and I've never loved anything more! it has cleared my acne without making my face dry. I could see results in just 2 weeks. Honestly love these products so much 10/10 recommend!!!!!
  54. So far, very good


    I haven't noticed much improvement, but I've been using it only for a week. So far I'm very satisfied because I feel my skin smoother. I have mixed and oily skin, I think the hydrating cream is not the best for me, so I use very little.
  55. Great value and even better product


    Such great value for three products that work wonders on my skin. I have heard the Buffet can cause peach fluff, but so far so good! Skin is looking the best it has in years!
  56. Fantastic set!


    This set is a fantastic introduction to ‘The Ordinary’s’ fabulous products. Great value. Easy to use!
  57. Fantastic quality


    Amazing quality products that actually do what they claim but at such an affordable price! Great value for money pack!!
  58. Amazing


    I have used it previously but stopped for a while as was having bad rosacea. I have just started again and my skin is so good
  59. perfect starter


    I love these three products, I use the buffer in the morning which gives my skin a smooth hydrated and tight look. I use the other two products at night ! It has helped reduce my fine lines!!
  60. Wow!!


    Absolutely love these three products, I use the buffer in the morning after cleansing and get a really smooth tight look in my face. I use the other two products at night and feel and look fantastic. It has helped remove my wrinkle in my forehead so I am really happy with the product!
  61. Good for starters


    I was really confused from where to start my skincare regime with TO..and then i found this kit..very nice addition to my regime not to harsh on skin like other acidic product, easy to use and good on pocket.Good for my sensitive and acne prone skin.
  62. Meh - tacky texture


    I was interested in The Ordinary and attracted by the price point, but alas I'm not a fan. The Buffet texture is too tacky and the moisturiser takes a lot of work to smooth into my combination skin. Granactive Retinoid Emulsion is the best product of this set, reasonable for price point.
  63. Amazing


    My skin has never been this good. I love the results of this kit and recommend it for getting incredible skin.
  64. Rippa Deal!


    This pack Is amazing and such good value for a starter pack. If you're starting with reitonol this is an awesome was to start. Love the moisturiser and the lock in serum felt a huge difference in my skin a way after starting!
  65. IT WORKS!


    Bought this set for my husband last week and I can see a difference in his skin already, much brighter !
  66. Awesome


    love this set to be introduced to the brand, cleared my acne prone skin in a couple of uses will be defintely purchasing full size versions, highly recommend
  67. Fantastic gateway to The Ordinary


    Was looking to set up my skincare now I’m getting older (30s) and had heard heaps about the Ordinary. This was great selection to try initially - have reordered all 3, and more!
  68. amazing stuff


    I saw results using this product within a couple of weeks! really great set to try out this brand and it really reduced my oiliness and breakouts !!
  69. Great price and gentle.


    I am 46 and have only been using for one week but all products in this pack are gentle on my skin and I have not experienced any irritation from the retinoid product which is a bonus. My skin is looking clearer and I am looking forward to seeing more positive results in the coming weeks. I also have dry skin and I have found these products to be very hydrating. Highly recommend.
  70. Great Products


    I bought this as in my mid-thirties I have developed a mild obsession over serums and skin routines. Here you have a fair, acne-prone lady.

    I have been using them for over 4 weeks and I am finding it amazing. My skin is brighter, smoother and overall feels healthy and glowy. I have had a few compliments as well.

    The "buffet" is amazing, very light and pleasant. I am us...
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  71. One week and see results


    It’s been a week and my face is already brighter, dark spots are fading and the texture is smooth!
  72. HA 2%


    Absolutely adore this product on to my forth bottle... recommended to my sister. Really plumps my skin. Love love love this...
  73. Wow wow wow!


    I have noticed such a huge difference in my skin since using these products. My fine lines are less visible and my general complexion has improved a lot. I use all three products in the set and follow the directions adore beauty recommend and I’m seeing amazing results. This is a must try for anyone looking to add to their skin care regime.
  74. so hydrating!


    I've been using this set for about two weeks now and I'm definitely noticing improvements in the texture and hydration of my skin! It's definitely never dry anymore and my skin is feelin very happy. The only thing I don't like about this set is that buffet leaves my skin feeling sticky/tacky, so like when the wind blows my hair will stick to my face, and when I lay in bed with my cat, I'm going to...
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  75. Amazing


    I have super sensitive skin and haven't found a retinol product my skin will tolerate - until now. I saw massive improvements in my skin only 48 hours after I started using this kit. My new holy grail skincare. Love love love it!
  76. Love


    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! A fantastic set to be introduced to the brand!
  77. absolutely love it so much,


    couldn't recommend this anymore! absolutely love it so much, clears my dry acne prone skin
  78. Good products


    Love these products although not 100% sure how I feel about the moisturiser but either way these products have been working wonders for my skin.
    If it’s cheaper to buy individually I would recommend doing so.
  79. Very impressed by this brand of skin care


    I've always used expensive products on my skin and have found this brand to be just as effective if not more!
    My skin is glowing!
  80. Awesome

    Lara P

    couldn't recommend this anymore! absolutely love it so much, clears my dry acne prone skin
  81. Great


    It’s been a week and my face is already brighter, dark spots are fading and the texture is smooth! Seriously?!?!?! I bought all sorts of expensive serums and this worked!
  82. Great combo of products


    Fantastic way to get introduced to The Ordinary. Love the retinoid emulsion. The package is very thoughtfully combined - moisturiser is great for use after the emulsion to prevent drying out of the skin
  83. Best set


    Such a great set of skin helping ingredients definitely a must have for me!
  84. Not for me


    I had high hopes for these products but I started breaking out badly. I reintroduced them again after a few weeks but broke out again so I stopped. Such as shame as I really wanted to like them but not meant to be.
  85. Great gift


    I gave this to my mum for Mother’s Day and she couldn’t be happier. She said one of her friends has complimented her on her skin and then bought her own set.
  86. The Ordinary is anything but


    This is a great way to get to try some of The |Ordinary's top products. I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to try products that rival some of the leaders in the beauty field. I was (still am a tad) a high quality/expensive skin care obsessed customer! I use these products daily as well as some old tried and true products I have always loved. but the money I'm saving by buying more affordab...
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  87. Great addition!


    The three products are equally as good and a great addition to my skincare regime. My skin feel smooth and fresh. Very affordable product!
  88. Great as a gift


    This has most of my most used products from the ordinary. My skin always looks fantastic the next day. This is also a fantastic as a gift!
  89. Great buy!


    Just spotted this while looking for a birthday gift! The Granactive Retinoid & Buffet are staples in my regime & the moisturiser is great alone, but I use it as a "carrier" and blend a few drops of Marula oil into it at night. Great intro pack to the range!
  90. Perfect introduction to The Ordinary


    I don't use a lot of skincare products and I've never really found a set that I love... until now. The price point was right to start with. It's super quick and easy regime and my skin is loving it. I was skeptical of the size of the products but a little goes a hell of a long way so the value is definitely there. Will buy these products again and will definitely recommend!
  91. Great set


    I love the ordinary. This is cheap and it works! This no brainer set even save you more $$$$ and most importantly it works!
  92. 3 excellent products


    I purchased this set randomly as I was looking for affordable skincare products. I used to spend a fortune on expensive brands when I could but I never found anything I really loved. I will be buying all three of these items again and again.
  93. Great Products


    Never used this brand before, thought I would try it as I had run out of my usual Hyaluronic Acid. Really happy with each of these items, they absorb well and you can feel the difference after applying. Will be buying again.
  94. Great Introduction


    I bought this as a gift for some girlfriends as I feel like giving single skin care is too intrusive but don't like the normal gift packs with hand creams etc. Everyone I got one for loved it, great introduction to the range and shows them what the products do. I hope they do other types! Good price too,
  95. The Gateway product

    Tea Sommelier

    This was my gateway product to The Ordinary skincare range. I suffer from dermatitis, my eczema flares up especially during winter, and so far, I haven't had any negative reactions. I have since graduated to buying the Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 100ml from The Ordinary. It sits very comfortably on top of two, three or four ingredients.
    I alternate between the "Buffet" and Marine Hyalu...
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  96. Wow.. super great


    I love this product. This is my first time using it and it’s definitely the best. You notice results from day one. I love it. It’s exciting to see a great product at an affordable price. Thank you.
  97. Great starting point


    This is a great starting point to try their products. It will help you work out which ones you need and which you can do without. I'm still using them all though. They absorb into my skin quickly and leave my face feeling really soft and clear
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