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The Ordinary “Buffet” 30 Day Before and After Review

Cleverly named “Buffet”, The Ordinary’s multi-technology peptide serum packs a lot into a small package and for this 30 day review, we’ll see if The Ordinary “Buffet” is effective in improving find lines and wrinkles.

Just as the name suggests, this serum has an impressive mix of skincare ingredients usually found in other high end and expensive skincare products!

Will treating your skin to a “Buffet” of peptides, popular skincare ingredients and even synthetic snake venom help reduce signs of aging?

The Ordinary Buffet Product Photo

What skincare ingredients are used un The Ordinary “Buffet”?

This multi-technology peptide serum’s approach to skincare is surprisingly simple.

Target many aspects of skin-aging at once using potent skincare ingredients such as:

  • Matrixyl 3000 peptide complex
  • Matrixyl synthe’6 peptide complex
  • SYN-AKE peptide complex
  • Relistase peptide complex
  • ARGIRELOX peptide complex
  • Probiotic complex (lactococcus lactic lysate)

The total concentration of these technologies in the formula by weight is 25.1%.

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Photo showing closeup of The Ordinary Buffet Serum
The Ordinary “Buffet” serum’s thick texture and volume.

Remember, peptides can be MUCH smaller than proteins, and this affects how well these skincare ingredients absorb into the skin!
(Unlike topical collagen, which is too large to penetrate the outer layer of skin.)

Other familiar skincare ingredients in this serum are:

This is a LOT of peptides and skincare ingredients working together to help improve the appearance of wrinkles while strengthening skin.

But, will The Ordinary’s “Buffet” before and after show a big difference?


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The Ordinary’s “Buffet” 30 Day Review

For this review, we follow a simple skincare routine using The Ordinary’s “Buffet” on the left ring finger:

  • Daily AM and PM Skincare Routine:
    • Wash skin with warm water and soap.
    • Apply “Buffet” serum to cover skin.
    • Re-apply serum if it’s washed off throughout the day.

This peptide serum is an incredibly popular addition to a multi-step skincare routine.

However for this The Ordinary’s “Buffet” review, we will not apply any other skincare products to the skin.

Will this multi-technology peptide serum have noticeable improvements to the skin?

Let’s find out!


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2 week results using The Ordinary “Buffet”

After only 2 weeks of daily use, how does The Ordinary’s “Buffet” Multi-Technology Peptide serum before and after improve?

Skin texture before and after 2 weeks using The Ordinary Buffet
The Ordinary’s “Buffet” Applied to Left Hand Ring Finger for 2 weeks
(Center in photo)

Unfortunately, any improvements to the skin aren’t exactly dramatic.

However, this was expected as with skincare products, there’s always the question of the whether the skincare ingredients are small enough to absorb into the skin efficiently.

And some peptides aren’t exactly “small”.

Perhaps after a bit more time, the improvements might be much more clear.


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    30 day results using The Ordinary “Buffet” Peptide Serum

    We finally have the results of using only the The Ordinary’s Peptide Serum for 30 days:

    Skin texture after 30 days using The Ordinary Buffet
    30 Days after using The Ordinary’s “Buffet” on Left Hand Ring Finger.
    (Center in photo)

    The final results were a bit surprising.

    We expected this serum to make a bigger difference to the skin.
    Especially the fine lines and wrinkles.

    However, our before and after results show only slight improvements in 30 days of using The Ordinary’s “Buffet” Peptide serum.

    This has us wondering if the size of the peptides used in this serum are too big and cannot be absorbed deep into the skin, where it might be more effective.


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    The Ordinary “Buffet” Product Review

    Do you want to add The Ordinary “Buffet” serum to your own skincare routine?

    Well, here’s a few things we noticed during this 30 day review using The Ordinary “Buffet” that help you decide if this peptide is right for you!

    How does The Ordinary “Buffet” apply and is it too thick?

    Although this multi-peptide serum is much thicker than oils and toners, it’s still very fluid and applies smooth.

    Does “Buffet” leave behind any residue or make the skin sticky?

    Yes, we noticed a lot of slightly sticky residue left on the skin, even hours after application.

    Does The Ordinary “Buffet” have any fragrance?

    There is a lightly neutral scent, however it’s not sharp and goes away quickly.

    Does this serum cause any irritation?

    No, we didn’t experience any irritation or burning sensation.

    The Ordinary Buffet Serum Packaging

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      • This post is not sponsored and all products were purchased with our own funds.
      • These were our results and yours may vary as skincare products affects every skin differently.
      • We hope you use our results to make an informed decision when purchasing your own skincare products!


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