The Ordinary Buffet Serum | Review

The Ordinary Buffet

After I hit the big 3-0, I started researching into anti aging and wrinkle prevention skincare items that I can incorporate into my routine. After all, I’m not getting any younger and I know I should have started back in my mid-20’s. Actually, my sister asked my what skincare product she should use to prevent wrinkles and it got me thinking how late I was in the whole game. Hence, this peptide serum from The Ordinary. 


The Ordinary Buffet2

This formula combines a comprehensive array of studied technologies to target multiple signs of ageing at once. The technologies are Matrixyl 3,000 peptide complex (with palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7), Matrixyl Synthe’6 peptide complex (with palmitoyl tripeptide-38), Syn-Ake peptide complex (with dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate), Relistase peptide complex (with acetylarginyltryptophyl diphenylglycine), Argirelox peptide complex (with acetyl hexapeptide-8, pentapeptide-18), Probiotic complex (with lactococcus lactis lysate), in a base of 11 skin-friendly amino acids and multiple hyaluronic acid complexes. The total concentration of these technologies in the formula by weight is 25.1%.

The Buffet serum from The Ordinary is an anti-wrinkle serum that’s housed just like the rest of their serums, in a glass bottle containing 30 ml of product with its own dropper. It doesn’t seem to have a scent which I very much appreciate.

Here is shot of the ingredients list on the side of the box:

The Ordinary Buffet ingredients

The liquid has a lightly thick consistency and feels a little bit sticky but after letting the skin absorb it with some light patting motions, the stickiness fades gradually. I only apply it once a day, preferentially in the morning — because I use the Advanced Retinoid 2% and a vitamin C serum alternately at night — right before I put on my moisturizer. My sister, on the other hand, uses it twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. I’ve told her to apply 2 drops of it because that’s how much I apply.

To be honest, after using it for about 2 months or so, I haven’t noticed any significant changes yet. Well, it’s not like I have a ton of wrinkles just waiting to disappear and I have been using other products so I believe nothing drastic is happening. My sister should have more to say about this since she has more noticeable lines on her forehead and around her mouth but she hasn’t seen any difference too. Either way, she’s still applying it every day and maybe, given more time, the effects will finally be more apparent.

As of this writing, I’m still trying to decide if I will repurchase this or not. True, the price is more favorable and the lack of fragrance is suitable for sensitive skin types but it is only my second (or third?) anti-aging serum. That said, I want to try other products out there before handing out a final sentence.

Who else has this serum in their regimen? How are you liking it so far? Share your experiences with me guys!


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15 thoughts on “The Ordinary Buffet Serum | Review

  1. Thanks for this review. I have tried an Ordinary products yet but this one seems always get good reviews. Nice to know that not everyone is singing it praises. Do you have a favourite Ordinary product I should get as a first purchase? Thanks! 🙂


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