CLAIM TO FAME: A multi-technology peptide serum that targets multiple signs of aging at once
FAST FACTS: Combines a comprehensive array of studied technologies such as 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), and Probiotic complex (with lactococcus lactis lysate) in a base of 11 skin-friendly amino acids and multiple hyaluronic acid complexes; moisturizes and plumps up skin; helps smoothen away the look of lines and visible pores with continued use; tightens and restores skin’s youthful appearance; features a pH level of 4.50-5.50; vegan formula is cruelty-free and doesn’t contain alcohol, silicone, nut, and gluten
PERFECT FOR: Simultaneously treating a multitude of skin conditions
October 18, 2017
”I’ve been using this product since about late April. (It’s now mid October.) I use it mainly as a hydrator; I have sensitive, combination skin that gets super oily. I need a good moisturizer, especially in the colder months, but can’t use heavy creams because they make my skin greasy and clog my large pores. I tried a popular skincare brand for over a year, but never found a moisturizer that worked for me; they were either way too thick or not moisturizing enough, and even the thick ones still left my skin feeling dehydrated, I think because they weren’t really penetrating the surface. Then I tried Buffet and this is IT! I use it morning and night after cleansing, applying 3 drops to my face and neck. It has a slippery feel and spreads very easily if you’re using enough, but after just a few minutes, it completely sinks in and doesn’t leave any oily or sticky residue. My skin looks radiant and not greasy, which is such a blessing. Even better is the way my skin feels- hydrated, comfortable, and like I’m not wearing anything. (I wish I’d had this 2 years ago when I was going through horrendous breakouts and rashes and couldn’t figure out why. Spoiler: it was DAIRY.) I can use this under makeup with no issues; I usually just use a mineral spf moisturizer under makeup, but if I feel dehydrated, or am wearing a very matte (drying) foundation, I’ll use a little Buffet in the areas where I feel most dry. Sometimes I get little flakes on my forehead near my hairline, but if I use a drop of Buffet before makeup, no flakes. I have tried the Hyalauronic Acid product but did not like the texture which is thicker and much stickier than Buffet. I will keep using Buffet over anything else because it works great for hydration and has extra ingredients which are supposed to be good for skin. I can’t really speak to any anti-aging effects; that’s not why I use this product, but it certainly can’t hurt. ;) My skin feels soft and comfortable, and to me that is well worth the price. I’ve gone through I think three bottles, and just ordered two more. I love this product!”
–EP (from theordinary.com)
October 15, 2017
”Bought this for my mother to get her started on an actual skincare routine. She’s never really taken care of her skin before and needed something to soften her wrinkles, slow the forming of new ones, and just overall give her skin a boost. She’s been using it day and night for about two weeks. The skin on her face and neck is softer, wrinkles look less harsh, and her redness has diminished significantly! She hasn’t had any issues with smell, texture, or anything. Really hoping to see continued progress.”
”To note : It did slightly burn her neck the first few days, caused itching and redness, but that’s gone away. It does leave a slight tacky feeling and some shine (on my oily skin)…but it’s fine for her dry skin, soaks right up. If you have oily skin, be sure this is early in your skincare.”
–MM (from theordinary.com)
WHAT YOU GET: (1) “Buffet”
NET WEIGHT: 30ml
INGREDIENTS: 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
Formulations are updated from time to time as part of our commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.
Apply to the entire face in the AM and PM after cleaning.
“Clinical formulations with integrity”—that’s what The Ordinary is about. Created to celebrate truth, veracity, and reliability, the beauty company is focused on advanced functional beauty while honestly communicating its products to its consumers. The end goal? Bringing to market effective, well-known technologies at reasonable prices. As part of DECIEM’s brands, The Ordinary is also free of Parabens, Sulphates, Mineral Oil, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Animal Oils, Benzalkonium Chloride, Coal Tar Dyes, Formaldehyde, Mercury, and Oxybenzone and does not test on animals. All you need is to try out one of their bestselling products, extremely affordable and effective skincare products and you’ll realize what makes The Ordinary, extraordinary.
I saw many many videos on youtube featuring this product. I also read certain blogs with good reviews so I followed the hype / trend and bought this one. It did not break me out so that's a good shot but after using it in three weeks I can only see minimal results. This one is effective but maybe it takes time, a lot of time.Four stars for now.27 days ago
I've been using this religiously ever since I got my first bottle in Canada. It really helps with evening the texture of my skin and combatting dryness, which was my biggest issue. I have sensitive skin but this didn't sting or feel in any way harsh on my skin. Will definitely purchase again.28 days ago
Since this product boasts of numerous anti-aging ingredients like peptides, I decided to give this a try. I use this after my toner and before my moisturizer. I use it all over my face and pay special attention to my eye area and forehead. In a month's use, I noticed that my eye area appears somewhat lifted and the lines on my forehead softened. It made my facial skin more plump. The only thing I don't like is the sticky texture. But I could live with it.28 days ago
I got this serum because I have combination to dehydrated skin. Sometimes I get flaky or dry areas around my mouth and have general dullness on my face. After a few weeks of using this product, I noticed that my face looked more plump and even. I use this even in day time before my sunscreen, and it leaves my face with a glow without looking oily. It does leave a sticky feeling on the skin initially, but eventually it does go away. I just hope it would moisturize my flaky areas MORE. But other than that, still a great serum!about 1 month ago
I’ve used the entire bottle and I really love the outcome. My face were cleared out of any imperfections and I’ve got a just woke up like this look. No puffiness and oiliness look! A must try product from the abnormal ordinary company! I didn’t use any product to combine with it. It also whitens my face.2 months ago
it made my complexion brighter and evener. I noticed a difference in about 3 days which was a shock cause I didn't change any routine I had except for my skincare routine. However, nothing isn't perfect, it always comes with a flaw. And that was it was sticky. I learned how to apply this product after 3 weeks of using it. So, to summarize in a way, apply 2-3 drops on your face/neck and QUICKLY but GENTLY rub it around your face.3 months ago
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