The Ordinary Buffet Reviews

  • 84% of the Deciem Addicts love it
  • A multi-Technology Peptide Serum
  • Signs of Ageing
  • Dynamic lines & wrinkles
  • Firms
  • Hydrates
  • Helps sagging & loss of elasticity
  • Use morning and evening
  • Conflicts Direct Acids & Pure Vitamin C

The Ordinary Buffet reviews by the moderators of the Facebook Group and the Deciem Addicts.

The Ordinary Buffet Reviews

What Is The Ordinary Buffet & What Does It Do?

The easiest way to describe The Ordinary Buffet is a concoction of fabulous ingredients, a multi-peptide serum which fights multiple signs of ageing. It reduces fine lines & wrinkles, hydrates, fades dark spots, brightens, firms and smoothens the texture of the skin.

It’s one of the most popular water-based serums which people start using when they first hear about The Ordinary. It’s a great all-round product to use for all skin types, although there are some conflicts which you can read about further down.

Deciem’s easy explanation of The Ordinary Buffet. If you’re not too sure which peptide to go for, “Buffet” is an excellent choice to begin with. It features a comprehensive array of complex technologies within a single serum to target various visible signs of ageing all at once (such as static or dynamic lines and wrinkles, sagging and loss of elasticity). ⁣


How & When Do I Use Buffet?

The Ordinary Buffet is a water-based solution and can be used in the morning and in the evening. Start with cleansed skin and use a couple of drops over the entire face. It’s a water-based solution so this will be the first or one of the first layers of your skincare routine. There are products that conflict (read below) so you might find you can only use this once a day.

Which products can and cannot be used with The Ordinary Buffet?

Buffet shouldn’t be used with;

Under The Ordinary brand, there are 8 vitamin c products. 5 are pure form and 3 are derivatives. The 3 derivatives, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ascorbyl Glucoside and Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate are fine to use and have no conflicts.

This is Deciem´s response to mixing Peptides and Acids.

Our rule against combining strong antioxidants only applies to our products containing copper peptides. We would not recommend combining direct acids with peptides due to the susceptibility of peptides to hydrolysis (which breaks the bonds between peptides, reducing their efficacy and making them into individual amino acids). At low pH, the peptides undergo processes such as deamidation (the removal of an amide group) and oxidation, which compromise the activity of the peptides.

Having said that, if you have previously combined peptides with acids and have not experienced any negative side effects or discoloration, you may continue to combine the two products as so as the combination does not pose any potential harm. Our recommendations are meant to serve as a preventative measure to avoid any incompatibility between those combinations and also because skin tolerance in subjective.

The Ordinary Buffet Reviews by the Moderators

Tracy The one product I’ve used where I noticed a marked improvement in my (not so) fine lines

Rachel Buffet was the first product I tried from The Ordinary and found it worked so well on my fine lines…especially on my forehead!!

Nia Patten I found it a bit sticky under makeup and didn’t persevere to see the long term results

Buffet Reviews by the Deciem Addicts

You can read more reviews, comments or leave your own review on The Ordinary Buffet here. (This link will take you to the Facebook Group).

TEF says: I give it a 4/5 only because Buffet+Copper is available. I love that Buffet supports hydration, is easy to slowly add into a basic routine, diminishes lines and wrinkles, and helps with texture irregularities. My skin has never been this plump, smooth, and healthy before starting this.

EBD says Love Buffet 4/10. I am on my 4th bottle. Do not apply too much. For me 3 drops is enough . And the price is awesome!!

CB says I’m really enjoying this product. Been using for a month.

CBK says pros: promotes hair growth, hellloooo lashes and revitalised traumatised 90’s brows. Great boost of hydration, plumps fine lines. Cons: hair growth, face fuzz. Overall 4.5/5.

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TTH says I give it 5*. I just love it. Love it! Love the way it feels, love the way it makes my skin look. 
Bought the birthday pack so when my Bottle is empty going to compare it to the one with copper. But I just love Buffet! 

CA says 2/5 initially thought I saw improvements then I got the peach fuzz just started buffet with copper and it’s breaking me out.

JC says Had great faith in this product, but my sensitive skin disliked it .

MAG says… I would give 0/5 . On my second bottle in a year and have seen absolutely no results. 

Harri says  1/5, did nothing for me. Subq is better but too pricy.

The Ordinary Buffet FAQs

Some of these questions have been answered by Deciem on social media.

Does The Ordinary Buffet increase facial hair? Deciem says”Buffet contains PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil which functions as a solubilizer and does not cause hair growth.”

Is The Ordinary Buffet safe to use before Retinol (oil)? Yes it is.

Can we use The Ordinary Buffet on eyes? Yes you may.

Can I use Buffet and Lactic Acid simultaneously? We suggest alternating between them for best results

Can I use Hyaluronic Acid+B5, Buffet and Retinol 0.2% in Squalane in the same routine? Yes you may! We’d suggest applying “Buffet” and HA, followed by Retinol (in the PM only). We recommend avoiding unprotected solar exposure, gradually incorporating one new product into your regimen at a time and applying test patches first to see what works best for your skin.

More Faqs

Would it be beneficial to use Buffet, Marine Hyaluronics and then Niacinamide for oily and aging skin? Yes sounds great.

What is the correct order if I´m using The Ordinary Buffet, Niacinamide & Resveratrol in the same routine? We would suggest applying your goodies in the order you have written them in.

When do I use Buffet? You would just this straight after cleansing.

Does The Ordinary Buffet work? 84% of the Deciem Addicts love it. Come and chat with the #deciemaddicts on Instagram and Facebook.

Can I use The Ordinary Buffet with Vitamin C? It´s best to alternate Buffet and pure vitamin c. See conflicts above.

Is there a big bottle of The Ordinary Buffet? The Ordinary Buffet is available in 30ml and 60ml.

Final Thoughts On Buffet


The Ordinary Buffet is a well-loved product with 84% of Deciem Addicts loving it. Whilst many people say Buffet has made their skin break out or contributed to their increased facial hair, 75% haven’t had any issues and you can see the response from Deciem regarding this issue above. 67% say they will repurchase it and it’s been mentioned a few times that the only reason they won’t repurchase is because they prefer the Buffet + Copper Peptides.

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