The ordinary Buffet

The Ordinary Buffet review

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The ordinary Buffet
All skin types
30 ml
20 USD

Other Serum/essences/ampoules

The difficult in reviewing these type of products

One always reads about people testing a product out for a week and then they have proof of pictures showing how their wrinkles actually reduced. This is according to me pure bullshit.

I have been working as a photograph assistant for many years and I do know the effect of lightning and angles and its effect on what you want to show or not (I will write a full post on how to judge what you are seeing and reading later on). Also, there are so many factors that you need to consider when writing a review if you claim it is working or not.

These factors can be

The amount of sleep
The weather
What you have been eating
Are you close to your period
And many other factors that I don’t want to go into in this post (this is supposed to be a review)

What is Buffet?

A serum that targets multiple signs of aging at once

This serum contains 5 major peptide complexes: Matrixyl 3000, Matrixyl Synthe 6’: Syn-Ake, Relistase and Argilerox combined with some hyaluronic acid and other amino acids.

Let’s break the different ingredients down so it becomes a little bit clearer (maybe)

  • Matrixyl™ 3000 peptide complex

This is a synthetic peptide which reduces skin inflammation and skin damages. For example, when skin is damaged due to UV rays palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 simply helps the skin to heal faster. So basically, this is a restoring ingredient which also helps with uneven skin tone

  • Matrixyl™ synthe’6™ peptide complex

This is a combination of peptides that is supposed to stimulate six components of our skins matrix. Collagen I, Collagen III, Collagen IV, Fibronectin, Hyaluronic acid and Laminin 5. Simply one can say that this one helps the skin from the inside.

  • SYN™-AKE peptide complex

This is actually an alternative to Botox and was developed by a Swedish company (smiling like a proud Swede). It is a synthetic form of a snake venom. It reduces muscular contractions and reduces cell movements. Making the skin appear smoother. Its main purpose is in the anti-aging field, targeting expression lines.

  • Relistase peptide complex

This peptide is a chain of four peptides linked together with an acid. It helps with skin tightness and elasticity. It protects elastin, collagen and other proteins in our skin.

  • Argirelox peptide complex

This reminds a lot of the Syn-ake and works the same way. It reduces the contractions in the muscles.

The ordinary Buffet
The ordinary Buffet


Ingredient analysis: Skincarisma

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

How to use it

Apply a few drops in your AM and PM routine

My thoughts on The Ordinary Buffet

On Deciem’s homepage underneath every product there is a box with some great fast information. This is a feature I really love and if your skin is sensitive to certain ingredients this is a really simple way to do a basic screening when choosing what to buy.

This is a product that I find really hard to review. When a product claims to target multiple signs of aging it really takes a long time to test and I will let you know that I have tested a full bottle of this before even thought of writing a review on it. According to me this is still way to short time to tell you if it this is really working or not.

But I will try not to think about all the other stuff and really tell you what I think about The Ordinary Buffet as a product on its own.

The ordinary Buffet
Dropper The ordinary Buffet

I really find this product to be interesting. When analyzing all the good it is supposed to do I really believe that this product can make your skin appear younger.

It contains no alcohol, which I love since my skin is sensitive to alcohol and I really try to avoid product with this ingredient. pH is around 4,5-5,5 which is a great pH value for skincare and really great for sensitive skin types.

As many of you also know I really don’t like my products to be scented (this seems to be impossible to find with many companies and I really have to put that feature aside if I want to keep on blogging). This serum has a smell to it, but it is more on the chemical side and not added perfume, so it really doesn’t bother me at all.

When applying it I use a few drops and massage it in all over my face. It will feel a little tacky on the skin but it absorbs really quickly and the tackiness is gone when applying the rest of my routine


The product comes in a nice cardboard box, simple and clean. The packaging is nice. It has a frosted glass bottle with a dropper which makes it easy to apply the proper amount of product on your skin. It is not a fancy bottle but I did not expect anything else and I love that there are directions on the bottle as well.

As for the results

I really didn’t see any changes at all, and I truly wasn’t expecting to. I do feel that this is that type of product you really need to try for a long time. My skin have wrinkles and is saggy so this is the type of product that suits me. But I do have other products that I am using for the same reason.

This is a very interesting product and I would love to use it for a longer time to see what I think about it when using it for a longer time.

I give this product 5/7

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