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    The Ordinary"Buffet"<p>Like an opulent feast for the skin, The Ordinary&#8217;s &#8220;Buffet&#8221; serum features an impressive array of anti-ageing wonders &#8211; at a surprisingly tiny price tag. Multiple peptide complexes combine in this lightweight serum to offer a multitude of benefits, including Matrixyl 3000 to stimulate collagen synthesis and hyaluronic acid to offer the heroic hydration that 'plumps up' fine lines and diminishes depth of furrows. Working in synergy with 11 skin-friendly amino acids, with regular use this ultra-smoothing serum will reveal nourished, youthful-looking skin.</p>ORD0047699151904035 stars, based on255 reviews 12.50Cult BeautyNew

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    • Why it's Cult

      A multi-peptide serum with a multitude of – anything but ordinary – benefits, this powerful all-in-one treatment tackles multiple signs of ageing. Featuring a comprehensive array of advanced anti-ageing technologies (including hyaluronic acid and Matrixyl 3000), this will become your time-turning skin care go-to. 


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      Like an opulent feast for the skin, The Ordinary’s “Buffet” serum features an impressive array of anti-ageing wonders – at a surprisingly tiny price tag. Multiple peptide complexes combine in this lightweight serum to offer a multitude of benefits, including Matrixyl 3000 to stimulate collagen synthesis and hyaluronic acid to offer the heroic hydration that 'plumps up' fine lines and diminishes depth of furrows. Working in synergy with 11 skin-friendly amino acids, with regular use this ultra-smoothing serum will reveal nourished, youthful-looking skin.

    • How to use

      Apply to the entire face in the AM and PM after cleaning.

    • Full ingredients list

      Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Pentapeptide-18, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Acetylarginyltryptophyl Diphenylglycine, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Trehalose, Fructose, Glucose, Maltose, Urea, Sodium PCA, PCA, Sodium Lactate, Citric Acid, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethoxydiglycol, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

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    The Ordinary - "Buffet"

    The Ordinary "Buffet" Reviews

    Affordable and high quality. Happy about this product.
    love this!
    My friend recommended this brand and I now have quite a few of their lotions and potions. Buffet is a great all rounder. Skin feels hydrated and tighter after a months use. Would really recommend.
    The Ordinary
    Fabulous stuff! Squaline face cleanser, Buffet, Hyaluronic and Face Cream daily with Rose Hip at night. My beautician told me about The Ordinary and I have not looked back. Fantastic price too.
    Still waiting!
    No change to my skin yet! Lovely to use though.
    super moisturizing serum, I won't be able to do without it!
    Such a great serum!! It leaves my skin hydrated and soft. The only bad thing about it that it's a bit sticky but I'm ok with that.
    I use this day and night, and it definitely brightens up my skin. I’ve been using it for the past 6 months now and I’ve seen a difference. Great value for money therefore, I would highly recommend it.
    Really sticky and once applied to the face it foams like a soap (?) definitely to be used only at night time. However, in the morning my skin seems to look and feel nice and smooth. Still waiting to see any visible results.
    Excellent value
    Great product - very effective serum, easily absorbed. Very good value when compared to other 'global brands'. Will definitely buy again.
    I have already recommended this product to two people and they are just as happy about it as myself. I have normal to dry skin, uneven colour and this serum makes it look just great + it makes whatever you put on it a lot better. I will definitely repurchase.
    The Ordinary buffet
    The Ordinary buffet. I love this serum it goes smoothly into the skin and makes the skin look dewy and young, whilst nourishing the skin I would thoroughly recommend it.
    An impressive array of assets and a pleasant base at a reasonable price.
    I like this product. I used it and saw how the skin improved: it became more even and luminous. Alternate with other products. I also like the price.
    Sooper Smooth!
    I was using a different Ordinary product but thought I'd give this a try and I definitely prefer it.
    Lovely, hydrating serum that is well worth the price.
    I love this serum. It really makes my skin look better.
    fine whey
    Excellent anti-aging product, rich in amino acids. What you need to get rid of wrinkles
    Completely love this product, will be purchasing it again.
    Amazing products!
    I love, love this brand. It really works!
    The Ordinary
    Really good product.
    1st time serum
    My first time using a serum and this is a great starter product considering the price. Can feel a little sticky but good value for money.
    Just finished my second bottle. My skin looks and feels amazing. Thank you.
    Lovely serum
    I've been using this serum for about 3 weeks now and I'm really enjoying it. It helps ease the tight feeling on my forehead as I have quite dry skin. I use this in the morning after the Niacinamide and also in the evenings around my eyes.
    Great results for a good price.
    A nice hydrating serum, spreads easily without pilling. I’ve used it morning and evening under moisturiser and it definitely helps my skin feel a bit plumper and properly moisturised. I’m not sure how much better it is than a Hyaluronic Acid serum (I guess you just have to trust that the other ingredients do something over time!) but it’s less sticky and sinks in better.
    Waste of money
    I bought this for my 60 year old mother and it gave her breakouts. Really disappointing product!
    Really like this serum - I use it before moisturiser in the morning and before rosehip oil in the evening and I’ve found that my skin has become so hydrated and soft.
    Improved my skin
    Buffet makes my skincare more effective. I use this AM & PM as my first step after cleansing. It's made my 1% retinol, eye serum and hydroquinone show positive results. It's light weight, absorbs quickly and isn't sticky after it dries. This is now a mainstay in my routine.
    Love it
    Makes my skin soft and reduces the dark spots I have from acne.
    Wonderful all round serum
    Have been using this for 2 years would not be without it, seen a marked improvement in the texture of my skin.
    Highly recommend, good value, great bottle.
    I have used expensive serums and this is just as good. Highly recommend.
    Very good product, but for dry skin you need a very good hydrating cream on top.
    Perfect product!!
    This serum is magic!!
    I use this daily, make my skin feel so good. I would recommend it to everyone.
    So hydrating and lightweight! The skin absorbs it very well and it helps with fine lines
    Personally didn't do much for me
    I have very stubborn blackheads, I have quite sensitive skin with eczema, so it burned that a bit. but it does look cute presentation wise, I imagine if your skin can take a bit more than mine can this will be good for you.
    Very good product.
    A real treatie
    Sinks in very quickly and easily, definitely improves 'plumpness' of skin and leaves it feeling hydrated. I used it twice a day before other products, and have not had any breakouts.
    Break outs
    I definitely saw an improvement with hydration and plumping but unfortunately this serum gave me deep under the skin spots on my chin and nose, also enlarged pores. My skin is normally very clear so a little disappointed.
    Does nothing
    I’ve been using it on a clean face 2x everyday, since almost a month now. The good: has evened/smoothed out the texture of my skin. I suppose that’s the 'plumping' effect. The bad: my pores become more visible/prominent after application, and my complexion looks tired. I will finish up this bottle, but unsure if I’d repurchase.
    Great product
    I love this! I’d read some reviews and thought that given the great price I’d give it a go. I’m not disappointed and I’m urging all my friends to buy it!
    A big fan!
    This is an amazing product. I have been using for just over a month & my skin feels significantly softer and was recently complimented on my porcelain skin! Will definitely reorder.
    works really well
    Makes my skin plump and radiant. I use it in the mornings on slightly damp skin after toner. I would repurchase it.
    No results at all
    I've never seen any results with this product, that I bought when it was launched. The same for several other products of the brand. I recently bought the two awarded products, by UK beauty magazines, the "peptide serum for hair density" and the "marine hyaluronic serum" ... I really hope these two work, otherwise I'm done with Deciem.
    Great product
    This product is fantastic.
    Good for night time routine
    I use my fingers to apply my foundation. When using the buffet serum underneath it, my foundation gets all crumbly while Putting it on. I bought it for my morning routine, but had to change it to night time.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. I am 100% sure it is improving my turkey neck; so the skin on my face must be improving.
    Such a nice lightweight serum that sinks right in. I use under my daily moisturizer and at night if I need a little more hydration. The bottle has lasted me a couple of months and I’m ready to repurchase!
    I love Cult Beauty, thanks from Turkey, buffet is good!
    Very good serum , love the feeling on my skin.
    Excellent product that includes so many skin care positives.
    Very good product!
    Started using Buffet a couple months ago, my skin is softer, better looking, and makeup goes on better.
    Happy with it
    Does what it says. My skin so plump, soft and hydrated! Fine lines diminished. It's light and non sticky. Great serum! Highly recommend!
    Love this!!!
    The best product your skin can get!
    Does nothing
    I had high hopes for this product with all the rave I heard about it, used it for over 2 months with zero visible difference. Won't be buying again.
    I really like this product!
    Light, non-greasy serum, which can be used under usual creams. I like this product.
    Amazing...buying 2 more
    Skin feels so lush and soft even after washing face can feel the suppleness.
    Great! Was able to see results within the second day already!
    Very good.
    Love, love, love it!
    Makes a difference
    I have sensitive skin prone to hormonal acne, and use this after acids in the am, and I don't know what it is, but this quickly made a difference to the texture and glow on my skin. Look forward to trying the vamped version with copper. So it gets the highest score for the effect in relation to price.
    Really nice
    Amazing product, the first time I have the feeling a serum is actually plumping my skin and improving the texture. I highly recommend it.
    I am using a selection of Ordinary products, this being part of my morning routine before the primer then make up. It goes on smoothly and is easily absorbed. Since starting this range 2 month ago my skin is glowing, pores less visible and redness much improved. Even better is the fact I know it’s not hurting animals, or my bank balance! 5 ⭐️
    Fresh faced
    I’ve been gradually trying to reduce the amount of make up I wear day to day and Buffet has helped my skin look plump, clear and glowing. I use it alongside a nightly splash of rosehip oil and a jade roller. I’ve not had any breakouts and it’s helped my skin look fresh even as we start Christmas party season.
    Not for sensitive skin
    It made my skin scratched, burned and got red everywhere, not for sensitive skin like me. Will not buy it again
    I feel loved by the buffet
    Nice feeling, every time when using it (and any other The Ordinary products, not sure about caffeine thought, I have dry skin, I feel that I am pampering and improving my image. Bought my favourite acids for my friends as Christmas presents as well.
    Made me break out
    This product made me break out even though I don't have sensitive skin and other products from this brand are fine for me
    Love it!
    Use this every day and absolutely love it.
    All in all
    I love it. One serum which takes care of dryness, dullness etc. I don't have wrinkles so I can't comment on that. I feel I am using a 100% good quality product on my face. I want to try buffet with copper peptides next.
    Good for skin
    Brilliant Buffet
    I ADORE this product. I have been using it morning and night for a few weeks now and can really see a difference in my skin. Buy it. You won’t be disappointed.
    The Ordinary Buffet serum.
    Lovely serum. I use it before my moisturiser. It sinks in instantly, feels sticky but only briefly. My skin looks nourished and feels great. Will definitely purchase again.
    Great product! Love it!
    I have been using Buffet since July - I'm using my third bottle now and could notice obvious improvement on my skin. Great product. Will keep using it.
    Believe the hype!
    The Ordinary is amazing, I have been using buffet and hyaluronic acid + b5 in the am and pm for around 6 weeks now. Its incredible! I started using for anti ageing properties but wasn’t expecting to see such amazing results to the general quality of my skin. I have achieved the infamous ‘glow’ - I thought this was something made up by cosmetic companies - turns out its real! Definitely worth a try and so cheap. I have recently added 5% granactive retanoid in squalane alternating with l-ascorbic acid in the pm too - both also lovely to use! I have no problem with pilling or stickiness - just use a few drops and allow to soak in. Think I’ve found a skin care brand for life. Thank you deciem!
    Love love love
    Amazing product!
    I loved this wonderful product for moisturizing and masking facial wrinkles.
    Best product ever
    Gives a great base for makeup
    I can't speak on the anti-ageing benefits as I don't have anything to speak of (yet...) but I have noticed it gives my skin a great surface for makeup when used under a moisturiser. I suffer from dry patches on my cheeks and around my nose that always show up badly when I wear makeup - using this really helps or even eliminates that issue.
    I love this product. I haven’t been using it many weeks, but people are commenting on my skin and I think a huge age spot I have is fading. I will definitely be buying again.
    Didn't work
    I'm very disappointed with all the hype associated with this product. My skin started breaking out on the chin in small white bubbles under the skin after using it for 4 weeks. I don't think it added any benefits so I stopped using it.
    Totally loved this product!
    It made a noticeable difference in my skin.
    It is amazing but for eyelashes/eyebrows
    I started using it on my face but I did not see a difference by using it. For some reason I started using it on my eyelashes and eyebrows and let me tell you IT WORKS WONDERS. My eyelashes grew and look great without mascara and my eyebrows are way thicker. I already bought a second bottle
    Good budget anti-aging serum
    It is the cheapest anti-aging serum that actually works for me. Apply both AM and BM for one month and my skin becomes more smooth.
    My sister in law recommended it, I'm happy I accepted the challenge, my skin feels fresher and more healthy
    It’s An Illusion
    At first I thought this product was a god send. I’ve started developing frown lines. After a few weeks I noticed that my fine lines were faded. But when I haven’t put the product on I notice my lines are the same with no difference. The product creates a reflective film on your face that creates an illusion of fine lines disappearing. They are still there. When the light hits the film, it appears your skin is line free and glowing. I’ve used other products from ordinary which have been fantastic. This one isn’t their strongest.
    Great Value
    ***English Translation*** I see that I can't leave the ordinary! It is my life's love
    Wonderful product
    Great product and amazing price for the quality.
    I have used it for 1 month, it makes my skin moist and smooth. Thanks, Buffet.
    Amazing Product
    Completely revitalised my skin within a couple of weeks! Highly recommend this product. Goes on quite wet but all the goodness sinks satisfactorily into your skin within minutes and it looks replenished instantly. Perfect for a busy mum lacking sleep!
    Absolutely love this
    My skin has never felt so good. Lots of comments on how good my skin looks! Amazing!
    This serum is honestly magic. I work very early shifts (5am) and struggle to even think about putting makeup on in the morning. After washing my face, I apply this serum and it makes my skin glow instantly. My skin looks healthy and nourished, no need for makeup!
    Love it
    Love this product! My skin feels smoother and more hydrated. My mum love's it as well, it's done wonders for her skin.
    It really works!
    Absolutely love this product, my skin looks & feels better since I started using it, so much so that when I went for my regular facial my beautician asked if I'd changed my skin products because my skin was looking fabulous - she's now using it herself.
    Anything but Ordinary
    Great product and amazing price for the quality. Would recommend.
    Glowing skin
    I have just added this to my Ordinary regime together with their natural moisturising factors and after a week my skin is glowing for the first time in ages. I'm 54 and also using vitamin c powder and niacinamide. I have sensitive skin prone to breakouts but haven't had any problems at all so far. Very happy!
    Love It
    So good! I'm using for a month now, and actually after few days of using, my pores just disappeared! Wow! My skin is so much smoother, skin tone even, and healthier.
    Super serum!!
    A light weight, non-greasy serum that can be used day and night under your usual creams. Makes skin soft and smooth. Not sure if it’s working on my wrinkles yet though.
    The Ordinary
    Absolutely perfect. I love The Ordinary products because not only do they give the best results. Tthey have no animal ingredients and are cruelty free which is the most important thing for me.
    Love This
    I use this on top of the Salicylic acid 2%, it’s not too heavy and once soaked into the skin doesn’t leave a sticky residue. My skin becomes clear and make up applies easy! I also add a bit of collagen gel on top of this once it’s dried into my skin! I’ll be purchasing again!
    Very Good Amazing Even
    I don’t know about others, but for my skin, it's working perfect!
    Just started using the Ordinary products a couple of weeks back. I'm not sure if i'm being biased about seeing results but my skin feels and (in my opinion) looks better! The buffet is an affordable and easy to use moisturiser. It gets absorbed by my skin so quickly, it's incredible. I'm definitely sticking to this brand.
    Far from Ordinary
    Out of the ordinary products for out of the ordinary people supplied promptly and beautifully wrapped. I’m fast becoming a fan of this ‘cult’ure club!
    I'm 62 and have been using moisturiser for years, but The Ordinary skin care range has changed my outlook completely. I am lucky in that I don't have many wrinkles anyway, but this range has improved my skin tone, tightened and made my face look fuller. Feels a little sticky when first applied, but soon dries in. Thoroughly recommend.
    Love it
    It so good.
    Fantastic product
    The Ordinary Buffet is amazing. My skin looks & feels great after using this. It’s light & great for the summer. Also good for layering other products on top. The price is unbelievable & I am totally hooked. I’ll definitely be buying this again.
    Amazing product. Recommended to all my friends.
    Must have item - BUFFET!
    Repurchase again and again!
    Quiet miracle serum
    So last year I bough a haul of The a Ordinary products. This being one. Within a few days of using them I noticed unbelievable results I was using Vitamin c 23%, Retinoid 2%, Argiraline 10%, Alpha lipoic acid, Caffeine, moisturizing factors & AHA BHA peel, hyaluronic acid and the buffet. My skin was good then I had a some personal stuff happen and I stopped looking after my skin for some time. Well a few months ago I decided it’s time to start looking after my skin again so I re-ordered but buffet was out of stock and I didn’t think it did that much anyway. Well was I wrong. I didn’t notice the insane improvements I’d noticed first using the Ordinary after a couple of months it came back in stock I ordered it and now I’m getting the results I remember. This is a fab edition to your regimen and makes a huge difference in the results of your skincare. I would never ever be without it again. I now own so many The Ordinary products I’m just a few away from having the whole line it’s a bit of a addiction actually I have a drawer full. I used to use Estée Lauder, Dior, Lancôme and never saw anything like the results I get from the ordinary. I still use Clinique cleanser, cleansing balm & foaming cleanser & Sisley lip & eye contour cream & Farsali rose gold elixir & the odd bit of Dior or La Mer but my the Ordinary products & my Clarisonic are the true stars of my skincare regimen & the buffet is one of my top products.
    Buffer Serum!!! No more foundation, just only healthy and glow skin! Thank you Buffet!
    Girls!! I found for myself a real solution for my skin. I am not allowed to use a heavy moisturizer, because it blocks my pores, so I am allowed to use only a light version for skin such a serum. I have been using Buffet more than 2 months and literally, I'm not using foundation or any makeup. My skin looks healthy and mate. Also after using this product for a month, the lines did disappear from my skin. That's the best product I have been using so far. Fully Recommend! P.S. I'm 28 years old
    Love this serum. Have been using this serum for a half year and buy it all the time.
    Great for aging skin
    So I see the comments like Buffet doesn't do much. Well for me it really didn't do that much. But keep in mind I'm not even in my thirties yet. But I saw real difference Buffet did in my mom's appearance. Her face looks much much better on so many levels.
    Do not expect overnight results
    One of those products that takes time to work its magic (science) much like retinoids. I have gone through a fourth bottle and this has made my skin incredibly plump and delightfully supple. For reference, I'm in my mid-20s and I imagine this will help me keep lines at bay. Another welcomed difference is that my lower lashes have grown wispy and longer...definitely would keep repurchasing this!
    Not sure
    I have dry sensitive acne prone skin, I liked the serum when I first started using it but I think it breaks me out, probably because it’s thick and may clog pores. If you don’t have sensitive skin you may enjoy it.
    Great result
    I noticed the improvement! From dull tired skin to a glow. Even my boyfriend said my skin was looking great. I've tried all sorts of products over the years for combination, acne prone, dull skin with visible pores and this helps my general skin health and look all in one. Yes, it's sticky when it goes on but it settles quick. I'm ordering bottle 2.
    Not as good as I’d hoped
    I’m a bit of a fan of The Ordinary product line. However, I was very disappointed with this serum. It pilled on my skin regardless of under moisturiser or foundation - mineral or liquid made no difference. I have to be honest and say I much prefer their Matrixyl 10% + HA. That firms and holds moisture into my skin without pilling. It seems to plump up any lines and makes them less visible. It does have a slightly tacky feeling but does not pill like this product does. I’m mid-forties just for reference.
    Is sticky in?
    I’m not sure if this is just not my cup of tea or didn’t give it long enough. It says use pm and is but it leaves my skin sticky which is unpleasant so I only apply it before I go to bed, is it having a sticky face a new beauty standard perhaps? Anyway, the smell is also a bit weird. It moisturizes well (just like any other moisturizing products) but nothing outstanding. Not a waste of money but also not as miraculous as I expected based on all the other reviews.
    Excellent. This is my second purchase of this and I shall continue using it every morning after cleansing and under more general moisturising and make-up.
    Fantastic serum for a funny price
    My first product from The Ordinary was this serum. I have acne prone combination skin and if I use any hydrating products on pm, my skin would be dry or super oily by morning. But this amazing serum helps keep my skin balanced, hydrated and soft.
    Outstanding Results !
    I purchased the 'Buffet' alongside the 'Matrixyl 10%' and have been using them for a month now, both am an pm. Rightly or wrongly I mix them both together because although they are similar ingredients, I wanted something with Argireline in it as well as a high % of Matrixyl. And as I couldn't get hold of the Ordinary's 10% Argireline to go alongside the Matrixyl 10% anywhere, I decided to go with the Buffett that has 5% Argireline in it. Anyway the results for me personally are nothing short of miraculous. and I don't say that lightly either. Despite me looking after my skin since I was a teenager, (I'm now 44) and although I have used SPF all that time too and avoided the sun, only now do I realise that SPF15, as found in most moisturisers, is not enough and the everyday contact with the sun has caused damage to my skin. So I turned to the Ordinary after reading so many positive reviews and having spent nothing short of a fortune on skincare products promising the earth, not one I have tried ( and there have been too many to even count) have ever come close to giving me the results this serum has. My fine lines and deeper wrinkles are softening and look far less visible, my skin feels so much softer and hydrated and its got a lovely glow to it. my skin feels a bit firmer and my whole face looks as if it been ironed out! this is no exaggeration because to me it took a lot of years off me, let alone the years I've spent trying to correct all the signs of ageing and damage. Plus the best thing its done for me is that has its made an awful scar that I have had on my left cheek since I was 20, look a lot less visible too. Every day the scar is getting less visible and for that, I am truly happy for and grateful to this serum for, because for 24 years I have tried every scar serum, lotion and cream going and nothing again has worked. I cannot recommend this serum highly enough and considering the results I am getting I will be repurchasing and I will go on record to say its working for me and with continued use it my skin will only get better. Thank you The Ordinary ! x
    This product speaks for itself. I use this day & night, I can’t begin to tell you how much life this has given my skin. I’m in my 60’s & I’m so addicted to it.
    Glad I bought two
    I took a leap of faith and bought two of these even though I never tried it before, I heard fantastic things about it. It's not life changing, but it's just as good as other serums I enjoy using, and costs half the price. My one issue with it is that it does not perform well under makeup for me. No matter how I apply it and how long I give it to absorb before putting makeup on, by midday my foundation looks like a mess. But in fairness to Buffet, that happens with other serums I've tried too across the price spectrum. So this is only an overnight serum, so what- I still think it's great and will probably use this up and come back for more.
    My skim loves this. I have quite sensitive skin and no issues just really fresh results.
    No really, this is AMAZING
    I have incredibly problematic skin, I suffer from psoriasis, dry skin, and acne. Most products that are designed to help with spots are too drying and make things worse for me, and many of the products designed for combination skin or specifically for hydration give me an allergic reaction or are too oily or are not hydrating enough. I read a review of this product line with instructions on which combinations of serums to use for different skin types - and within a week - I am totally serious - within a week - my skin looks astonishing. I combine Buffet with two different Ordinary products, with the Hydraulic Acid +B5 in the morning and wi the Niacinimide+Zinc in the evening. Hugely recommended.
    Fantastic product
    I have been using Buffet for about 2 months and nearly finished my first bottle. It is an amazing product at a really good price point - my clean has cleared up, looks more glowy than before and the texture I had left over from some spots has significantly reduced. Would definitely recommend the product and have already purchased my second bottle!
    Light and lux
    This serum caught me out at first, it is so light it almost feels like water. However, don't be fooled - the effects are moisturising and hydrating without the oily residue you get with some serums. To be honest it took a little getting used to but I now love it and will be buying again.
    Pleasantly surprised
    The effects of this serum aren't dramatic, but they're definitely notable, especially for the price. My skin looks brighter and more plump the mornings after I use this, and I'll definitely be repurchasing it.
    Good starter serum
    It's not the most hardworking serum in my opinion but can't argue for magical results at that price point. I like the inclusion of peptides so this is a great starter serum especially if you're just dipping your toes into a more extensive skincare routine. It didn't do massive things to my skin but kept it at a nice, hydrated balance.
    Absolutely worth it
    Love this one ❤️
    Just ok, it doesn’t seem to do too much for my skin.
    Fab product
    I’ve been using Buffet morning and night for a month and can already see an improvement in my forehead and between-brow lines. It goes on and sinks in really well and a little goes a long way. I’m halfway through the bottle after a month but at first I was dispensing too much at a time... It could probably last longer. I’ll definitely be ordering again!
    Excellent product, will buy in the future also, Thanks Cult beauty.
    Great product!
    Love it!
    The Ordinary Buffet
    Not sure what it’s supposed to do, except feed your skin, but my skin looks more vibrant and bright. Tried this because I already use and love a lot of products from this brand. I’ll be buying the Buffet again. I’m not good at reading instructions and things lol but I love this product. Certainly does something.
    The Ordinary
    Doesn't really do anything special for my mature, dry skin. Difficult to work with. Sticky.
    Absolutely love this!
    So Sticky!
    Seeing all the reviews here I bought this and when I applied it just 3 pea sized drops. Boom! it felt like I applied glue to my face. It was so sticky my fingers were getting stuck to my face. Horrible. It felt like I had a mask applied. After washing off, my face was so oily, never getting this again.
    Great product
    I use this both morning and eve. It’s a lovely serum, easily absorbed and feels fab on the skin. I have a dry complexion if that helps anyone who may be considering purchasing. Definitely recommend.
    Perfection in a bottle
    After 3 weeks of application, my skin’s texture has dramatically improved. The fine lines around my forehead and eyes are fading away. I have a dry/combination skin type and most of the expensive serums I bought in the past would either dry out my skin or make it very oily and sticky. So I would end up buying two serums; one to curb dryness around my forehead and my cheeks and the other to help with pores around my nose area. It was indeed a challenge finding skin care products with the right balance. But with the ‘Buffet’ I finally found a serum which caters to my demanding skin type. It’s beyond perfect.
    Everything and more... love the moisturising effect.
    It’s Official: I’m in Love
    After 3 months of wearing Dr Barbara Sturm’s Hyaluronic Serum and having phenomenal skin, I was at a loss of finding a cheaper serum that could do the same thing. Buffet is as close as I will get and much, much cheaper. This is honestly the second serum ever to really “wow” me and I love it. And at that price tag - how can you not justify trying it?
    Pleasantly surprised
    I have very temperamental skin - dehydrated yet can get blocked pores - this has literally changed my skin for the better. It has completely balanced my skin out and diminished my pores, it’s fantastic (I’m in my 40’s)! After trying every high-end serum to sort my skin this has actually worked!! 10/10.
    Skin plumper
    Like how it wakes up my skin quickly.
    Good product, I recommend! I will order more.
    Good serum but a little greasy. Other products seem to lay on top and not absorb in fully, but still a good serum to put on and go to bed. A little goes a long way.
    Heard about this product on YouTube so I decided to purchase it and love it.
    Tacky if you use too much
    A little goes a long way. Beautiful skin texture. Will definitely be ordering again.
    The best Ordinary product!!!
    Two weeks of usage and my skin is visibly more smooth, even and plump. Love it <3
    Buffet 5*****
    Amazing product!
    Itchy and dry patches
    Firstly I want to say I do have sensitive combination skin - so this was always going to be a coin flip. Sadly, I almost noticed right away that my skin started to feel itchy and after a day with it on, I had dry patches on my face. I gave it another day but with only a moisturiser and sunscreen on (at night without the sunscreen) and it's the obvious culprit. I'm gutted as there are so many good reviews - alas my skin is having none of it.
    Love it
    Male in mid-forties with combination skin. Use this each morning before moisturiser. Skin is noticeably softer and hydrated.
    I am very happy with this fantastic serum. I can see a difference in my overall look. Highly recommend as part of a proper skin care routine for any age.
    Great results for a good price.
    I like this serum as it goes on smoothly and has a good number of benefits. I use it morning and night before any other serum or cream.
    I am using this product for a year and I love it. I am 59 and have dry skin.
    Did nothing for me
    I went through 2 bottles of this and did not notice any change in my oily skin. I am in mid 30's. Lines are where they were at the beginning, depth did not change, neither did the skin texture.
    Have used more expensive serums and this is just as good. Great product. Highly recommend.
    I've been using this for just over a week now and my skin has been breaking out so badly and even peeling in patches. I've used other Ordinary products before and not had any issues. I don't know if I should keep using it and see if my skin improves.
    Too bad for my skin...
    I bought this product 2 months ago. When I started to use it, I saw that gradually acne appeared on my face which kept getting worse. When I stopped using it, the pimples started to fade. When I started to use it again because I wasn’t sure that this product is the reason for my acne, I had the same unpleasantness. Definitely not for me...
    Very happy with my purchase. I do recommend it.
    One true love!
    I love love love it. Made my skin so smooth and gleaming! One star less because I can't use it under makeup - so I only use it before going to bed. Will definitely buy again!
    Love this
    This serum is perfect. Its lightweight yet so hydrating and really nourishes the skin. Makes such a difference when using under my night cream. I wake up with beautiful skin!
    Good stuff!
    I don't usually spend much on beauty products but age is catching up with me at 52 so I thought I'd try to sort the wrinkles out before they really set in! This is a good price and is lovely to use. I can't honestly say my wrinkles have disappeared but my skin does feel soft and kind of plumped out. I am nearly out of my 1st bottle and plan to re-order.
    As good as a buffet can get
    As the name suggests, this product is a buffet. Many benefits and truly works.
    The Buffet
    Lovely feel; not oily or sticky at all. Dries in quickly too. Has definitely reduced fine lines and plumped my skin up and only after 2.5 weeks use. I've had a few spot breakouts since starting it, but that has subsided.
    Nice serum
    Feels nice on skin and sinks in well. I haven't noticed any improvement in my skin yet but I will stick with it and hopefully it will work soon. I'm feeling positive about it though
    Love IT
    Worked within 1 month.. just love it
    Good but not great
    I had a lot of hopes for this product but it hasn’t really worked for me. Obviously, everyone has different skin types and different things work for different people. I have very dry and spot prone skin but the wrong product makes me oily as a chip pan. This one didn’t do that but didn’t seem to do much at all to be honest.
    Not as expected, after all those dithyrambic reviews!I found Hyaluronic Acid 2%-B5 better.
    A cult favourite
    This never fails me. Have bought this numerous times and WILL continue to stock up for hubby and myself!
    True to its name
    Have been using this product since last month and I've seen great results! I'll surely buy another bottle again!!!
    I absolutely love this product.
    Works well
    Love this serum, my skin feels plumper and more nourished, not really seen a difference with fine lines but it’s early days.
    I can't tell if its only the Buffet or a mix of benefits of various of <<the ordinary>> products. My skin is better, improved in texture, moisture, glow, summers' sun flakes, not more tight though...don't know about that....
    Super, I will buy it again.
    Fab serum
    A great serum but you have to leave a good ten mins or so before you apply any other serums or creams on top or it can ball up on the face leaving a bit of a mess. Now I know how to work with it, it’s great! Have definitely noticed a difference in my skin.
    The Ordinary -Buffet
    I have been using this marvelous product for some time and my skin looks and feels fantastic, It is truly a marvel.
    Excellent product that nourishes, moisturizes, soothes. The "Buffet" can replace several products, which saves the money, time and space on the shelf for other products.
    I have been using this serum for a few weeks now AM and PM, started to use it as part of my skincare routine and honestly it does what it says. My skin feel smooth and plumped each time and have noticed reduction of pores. Really good product and loving the price- definitely won’t be breaking the bank balance so highly recommend.
    Effective addition to an Ordinary regime
    Started adding this serum to my skincare routine a year ago. Noticeable results after a month, and worth trying.
    Loved it all the way. Non greasy absorbed well feeling skin smooth!
    Worth the hype!
    This is such a great product! It’s just seeps straight into the skin and gives me such an even, glowing, youthful complexion. I have sensitive combination skin and it’s teamed with a tinted moisturiser, my skin just feels really hydrated all day. I also use it with the matrixyl + HA (for dehydration lines in my forehead) and together it just works so so well.
    Great searum highly recommend. Skin soft and smooth.
    LOVE it! It helps with my break outs.
    I have acne prone skin and I've used this product for more than 7 months. I haven't observed any break out all this time. I love it.
    My skin really missed this..
    I ran out of Buffet, which I use as a serum, under moisturiser and spf 50...and I really missed it. My skin felt drier and looked older. Moisturiser consumption increased. Those two drops a day make all the difference.
    Fantastic product... my skin has never looked so good. I didn’t think anything would help my under eye area but this has plumped up the skin, reduced the bags and smoothed out the appearance of the deep wrinkles. My whole face is glowing. Will definitely be buying again.
    It really brings back that youthful bounce and freshness to the face. I also noticed a slight reduction in wrinkles under my eyes. If I have to mention a con, it's a little sticky on your face and requires you massaging it in a little bit. Honestly, it is totally worth it!
    Pretty sensational
    I have been using this now for 6 month and I love it. My skin looks plump and healthy, very luminous and well hydrated. I use this before I use an oil at night. I am 59 years old.
    Buffet, EUK 134, Vitamin C 30%, AHA 30%, Argireline sol-n 10%, Huile de Marula, Hyaluronic Acid 2%+B5
    I love it! Such a wonderful cosmetics is no longer to be found. In a short time, a great result is achieved, disappear "crow's feet", the skin becomes dense, tightened. It's great that the price is affordable. I am very happy, thank you very much!
    Wonderful product
    A very hydrating and nourishing serum. I highly recommend. It made fine lines on my forehead less prominent.
    Love this!!!
    It’s amazing and works wonders on my skin!
    Amazing !!
    I love this serum. It has become one of my must have. I noticed the firming of my face very quickly. I don't have any lines or wrinkles and I believe this serum will help me keep it that way.
    It feels good.
    Bought this for my mum who was suffering with painful cystic adult acne. After using it for a only a week it has calmed down her acne and redness, all while giving her skin an amazing glow!
    The Buffet
    I am 48 and I have been using this for 3 weeks now. The results are great! I also bought for my mother who is 72 and she is really satisfied. My friends have noticed the changes and have asked me to order again for them.
    It's quickly absorbed.
    It really makes my skin look plumper and less tired in the morning.
    Love it!
    I came across The Ordinary products earlier this year and my skin has never looked so good. This serum is very soft and lightweight, sinks in quickly, and is slowly but surely regenerating my skin. Incredible price for an incredible product.
    Oh no!
    Totally overrated. This product does the worst thing a serum could ever do - it pills! I apply it before using my face oil at night and I end up with tons of little chunks of product coming off my skin when massaging the oil in. Awful in this respect. It is mildly hydrating but not in a way where you would notice any long-lasting result. Only giving it two stars instead of one because of the cheap price point compared to other equally bad serums that cost a lot more. Avoid!
    I just using this product 2 weeks ago. So far it's fading some age spots on my skin. I still continue to use this product.
    Ordinary Buffet
    Love Love Love! My skin feels and looks amazing with this gem of a product. Definitely recommend it
    It’s a great anti aging serum! Absorbs very quick, makes my skin hydrated and healthy glow. The price quite reasonable. Cant live without it!
    Good quality for a very reasonable price. I would like to recommend it as a gift because it is very unlikely to irritate even the most sensitive skin!
    Absolutely loved this product!
    It made a significant difference in my skin.
    Good shopping experience
    It is a very good product for my skin. After using it for 1 month, I can feel and see my neck becoming more smooth.
    Dried my skin out
    I really wanted to love this product, as I've seen so many rave reviews. Unfortunately it dried my skin out so badly that I had dry patches all over my cheeks. This is the only product I introduced into my routine
    Excellent Serum
    A week after using I noticed my skin is fuller, smooth and supple. Never mind that it's sticky, rub into hands press into cheeks, chin and forehead and stroke it up your neck. Before you know it, it's dried and you can follow with moisturiser which goes on better. Love this stuff which comes from my hometown and the price is so right. I hate throwing money out on products that don't work.
    Worth the hype
    This serum made my skin firmer in 1 week. I’m using it am and pm. Obsessed
    Very good, definitely will repurchase it. In fact I already have…
    Best night syrum
    I use this every single night and wouldn’t be caught dead without it. I wake up with my skin feeling so soft and smooth and using this and a combination of other ordinary products I have noticed I get virtually no creases in my makeup anymore. When I first started using it I will say that I had to ease into it as I sometimes experienced a mild stinging however I was never able to pin point that to this exact serum
    The best of quality
    The ordinary buffet
    Been using and buying this product from cult beauty for some time now...the buffet has been excellent for my skin; the difference is really noticeable not just by me but others...will continue to repurchase especially from cult beauty great company
    Noticeable results immediately, great price
    As soon as I started using this I noticed results. My skin is smoother, brighter and fresher looking. It's such a great price that I don't feel guilty buying it, using it regularly and buying it again!
    "Favoloso" is an Italian word like" Amazing" in English, The buffet is an awesome product. I am 52 and I have been using buffet for 1 year as a primer and my skin says "thanks" every morning. Buffet forever!
    Wonderful product
    Used The Buffet for 3 weeks. My skin is moist and soft and I can feel the difference. Thank you!
    Love it
    I could say it's one of the best serums I've ever had!
    Skin feels brighter and tighter but supple at the same time! Use it with my day & night moisturiser - although once or twice a week just on its own, Would definitely recommend.
    Extra ordinary
    Thought I would start applying these products, even though I'm in my seventies, never too old to try new things. Very pleased with results, fresher looking skin, also keeps make up looking good all day long. Will be trying more of the range.
    MIRACLE! I can not praise this product enough. I have never received so many compliments about my skin (I am 58, dry skin). It makes my skin look glowing without any sense of grease, without visible pores, just beautiful. I have recommended it to a few girlfriends in my age or older and everybody is extremely pleased with it. Some of my friends use it as a single moisturiser, I use it as a primer with oil on top.
    Good price, you only need a drop or two so should last ages. Absorbs quickly.
    Let the Face Enjoy the Feast
    Feel my face actually glow after using this serum, the experience was so great so I bought for my mom and friends as well, and they all love it. I will definitely buying it again and again.
    The perfect Serum
    This serum is just perfect for me. My skin is not particularly sensitive or problematic, but I have just turned fifty and I wanted something to help me with the first fine lines. This product just doubles the effect of my day cream, the skin is bright and smooth. Love it.
    All time best
    I've been using this serum twice a day for about six months, and I can't praise it enough. Buffet makes the skin glow from within and it hydrates and plumps the skin so that fine lines disappear -- and all you need is two drops! I'm addicted!
    I love this product. It has quickly become a staple in my skincare regime. It has a lovely texture and feels great on the skin, perfect to use both morning and evening. I always buy two so I have a spare!
    The Ordinary
    Cult Beauty are a brilliant company. As well as fast despatch and delivery in perfect condition, they notify when particular items are back in stock. On the phone they are helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. Many thanks.
    My Favourite
    It's just perfect, I use it am and pm and it’s super hydrating, the first thing that keeps my super dry skin moisturised! And the consistency is nice, Great product!
    Irritated my skin
    To be fair, I've heard great things about this product and was really excited to try it out. At first, I thought it was good - it's tacky but after ten or fifteen minutes your skin is ready for your oil (if you use one). However, after about a week I noticed I've been getting irritated skin during my PM routine, and unfortunately (or fortunately, cos at least it was one of the cheapest items I bought), after cutting out a different product one by one then reintroducing them, it turns out it's Buffet that my skin doesn't like. Bummer. But everyone's skin is different.
    Not ordinary by any means
    This has now become an essential in my everyday routine perfect for no makeup days and a subtle primer for when makeup is needed.
    I love Buffet! I use before my more targeted serums or acids, usually in the morning but sometimes twice a day. My skin feels lovely after using this, and it's a nice base for some of the stronger tingly acids. I'm racing through this and I'll absolutely buy another!
    Friends recommended to use this and they said it’ll take a while to see results. But I noticed results after a week! This stuff is INCREDIBLE. I used to purchase expensive moisturisers and skin products and some worked, but it took a while to see results, I ended up switching products all the time, but the ordinary outdid every expensive product I used, hands down.
    It may be good but I just can't get past how sticky it is. I love the brand but won't be ordering this again.
    Overall win
    I suffer from flaky cheeks and a very oily t-zone! This "Buffet" seems to strike the perfect balance, as it leaves my cheeks moisturised and my t-zone matte. I am IN LOVE. It takes a while to sink into the skin, but my skin is bouncy and happier than it has been in a long, long time. Haven't seen any improvement on my fine lines, hence the 4 stars.
    Excellent serum
    An amazing product that has altered the appearance of my skin reducing blemishes, seems to make spots heal quicker and has reduced the fine lines starting to appear on my face! I absolutely love it followed by The Ordinary moisturiser.
    A great product and so easy to use.
    I am 45 and use this as a part of my newly adopted The Ordinary skin care routine and my skin hasn't looked this good in YEARS. After just a couple of months, my skin actually looks better WITHOUT makeup. This is smooth and silky and makes my skin look moisturized, feel soft, and plumps up my wrinkles. LOVE IT.
    What a difference
    For me, this really works. I am in my late 50's and until quite recently I didn't really do skin care. This has had more effect than the Ordinary's 2% retinol in squalane, or even consistent use of moisturisers. This product looks unattractive, just like egg white, but it plumps up my skin amazingly well and has produced a kind of glow that means I don't need to bother with much in the way of camouflage. You need just one drop - which is a large drop because of the consistency - and to allow it to soak in before attempting to add extra layers of moisturiser. I thought that this kind of effect was only available to rich ladies - so I am delighted to order a second bottle at only £12.50!
    It's just amazing! First, try and my skin feels softer and for a cheaper price compare to other skin care products it is a good catch. Definitely would repurchase again =)
    I found this literally did nothing for my skin, the science doesn't back it up and the only thing it helped was my lips (too pricey just for that). Even though it's cheap it lasts half the time a normal serum would last and it pilled up on my face.
    It's ok
    Not convinced this is actually doing anything to my skin but I'll continue to use until the bottle is finished. However saying that it has helped my eyebrows, as I had one brow that was a little sparse and is now as full as the other, and my lashes have grown in volume since using this.
    OH MY GOD!
    I absolutely love this serum, I use it every morning after I cleanse and tone and before I put my make up on, and every night after I've cleansed and toned. I use one whole dropper of serum and press it into my skin. A whole dropper is a lot of serum but my skin is really thanking me for it. My skin is a lot less oily, a lot brighter and fresher and a lot healthier!
    Amazing! You will not be disappointed!
    I have hormonally induced acne, huge pores, acne scarring, dry and dull skin. I have tried everything high end to the drug store to improve my skin with no result beyond lightly moisturising. I have been using this serum for a couple of weeks morning and night with nothing else at all and it's working miracles. My pores are smaller, my skin is absolutely softer and it's perfectly moisturised. Every day I use it I'm seeing an improvement. I'd buy this at twice the price it's an absolute lifesaver! You will not be disappointed.
    I must say I was skeptical about this serum ad it contains so much stuff and I thought this could be not as good as other serums BUT... I'm happy I bought it for me (31), and my mother (57). At first feels sticky but It rather behaves as a primer (I use this in the morning before my creams and makeup, and in the PM I use the retinol 0.5%) and I can noticeably see my skin less dehydrated and more nourished. On the first days, it stang a little bit but had no bad reactions at all. Let's also mention that I've got my order in LESS THAN 5 WORKING DAYS to Italy, so I wanna thank the Cult Beauty staff for their amazing work!
    Making a difference
    I really like this product and love the price. I use it every morning before my moisturiser and eye cream and in the PM around my eyes. I use different Ordinary products on my face PM. I have used this now for 3-4 weeks and can see a noticeable difference in my skin and the fine wrinkles. Will buy again.
    Worth to try!
    All round hero serum
    Fantastic serum jam-packed with peptides which left my skin soft, smooth and hydrated. Fantastic value for money and truly effective.
    So far so good!
    I've only been using this for few days but already my skin feels softer and far more hydrated than ever before, I've not noticed a huge difference in the texture of my skin but pores do seem a little smaller and lines seem reduced so I'm a happy bunny! The serum is watery and takes a bit if getting used to, especially if your used to serums like Dr Sebagh that are thicker and leave the skin tighter, this doesn't really leave my skin feeling tight, it takes a wee while to get into my skin and pools a bit around my nose so tap it in gently! I've been using the 100% squalane as well for hydration but need to use that sparingly as it's so oily on my skin. I'd be happy to keep repurchasing the buffet though.
    So many peptides, so little money
    This product is another winner from The Ordinary. Light on my skin and plays well with all the other stuff that I put on my face. I use it to alternate with more expensive peptide serums (like I use most of the Ordinary products) so it is hard for me to know which product does what, but this is a powerful formula and very pleasant to use.
    I finished this serum a while ago, it's lightweight, not irritating, with a really incredible price tag, it layers well. All those sound really good points, but I'm struggling thinking if I had a real benefit or I had a placebo effect. I repurchased it to gift to my mum and see if I could see a difference in her skin, since she uses barely nothing on her skin.
    My skin is in love with this. It's light and makes my skin almost instantly plump.
    Good Serum
    I didn’t think much of this when I first started exploring skin care as there were not many noticeable differences. I stopped using it for a while & however have more recently incorporated it back into my skincare routine now I have settled on a consistent group of products. Having used this group with and without the Buffet I have definitly noticed my skin feeling more springy and plump since I have re-introduced it. It’s a great price and I love to know I am incorporating another anti-ageing product alongside retinol for a low price.
    Enjoyable Product
    I've actually really liked using this serum. It is a game changer in that it has all the right ingredients at such a low price however the results have not been that dramatic for me thus far. Having said that I have used serums that are 7-8x the price of this and seen absolutely no results whatsoever so would definitely continue to recommend this to others and repurchase again.
    I use day and night and I'm loving the results.
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