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Quick Product Notes
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Paraben-Free
Sulfate-Free
Alcohol-Free
Silicone-Free
EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe

Notable Effects & Ingredients


Promotes Wound Healing from 1 Ingredient(s):
Sodium Hyaluronate

Anti-Aging from 1 Ingredient(s):
Citric Acid

Ingredients Related to Skin Types
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Dry Skin
4
Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
1
Sensitive Skin
1
1

Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Health Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • High Risk
  • Unknown
94%
2%
0%
4%

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Product Ingredient List

(Showing first 5 of 51 Ingredients)
EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
1
Water
(Solvent)
2
A
Glycerin
(Solvent, Perfuming, Fragrance, Humectant, Viscosity Decreasing Agent, Hair Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Denaturant)
Good for Dry Skin
Good for Dry Skin
Fungal Acne
Fungal Acne
Lactococcus Ferment Lysate
(Skin Conditioning)
1
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8
(Skin Conditioning, Humectant)
1
Pentapeptide-18
(Skin Conditioning)

Latest User Reviews

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impressive
Reviewed
Skin Type: dry Skin
Skin Concerns: Blackheads, Sensitive Skin, Dehydrated Skin, Uneven Skin Tone, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

It's hard to comment on the anti-aging effect of this product after using up a bottle, simply because I'm in my twenties, so I will talk about its other aspects.

~ For one, have you seen that ingredient list? No matter how you look at it, it's suitable for so many while providing great benefits. Not clogging, not irritating, yet full of amino acids and peptides. These prices almost make me question Deciem's sourcing for the Ordinary line, but even if I get a little portion of the benefits without having anything to loose, it's still completely worth it in my mind.
~ In terms of experience, applying this product was very pleasant. It has a faint chemical smell, nothing noticeable. The texture is phenomenal: weighty, slightly tacky, hydrating but not greasy in any way. Perfect to follow up with a moisturizer. Sinks in fast and serves as a great morning serum. Haven't gotten a single break out when paired with other trustworthy products. I used it on others with combo and oily skin types, and they all loved it, even my bf.
~ Lasts at least 6 months of daily use, you only need a little.

This serum is simply a hustle-free way slip in those anti-aging ingredients, while keeping your skin hydrated. Gotta be one of the most well-rounded skincare products I've tried.

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interesting but you need to give it time
Reviewed
Skin Type: dry Skin
Skin Concerns: Anti-Aging (Fine lines & Wrinkles), Dehydrated Skin, Uneven Skin Tone

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.

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.

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

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Full of peptides and amino acids. Great price.
Reviewed
Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Acne, Anti-Aging (Fine lines & Wrinkles), Large Pores, Uneven Skin Tone

Full of peptides and amino acids. Slightly tacky after application but I get used to it. Dry and sink in super fast and get on well with all other products I have in my routine without pilling or reaction. A full drop is enough for the whole face but I mostly apply a smaller tinier drop twice a day on my forehead and under eye area where I have fine lines, so I've used up a third (10ml) after 2.5 months. I see small improvement, as the only fine (dynamic) line I have on my forehead is not that visible, maybe because I'm more careful with my forehead movement too. Great price.

Deciem told me anti-aging is never early, but I'm mid-20s and after a while I don't feel the need of boosting collagen production that much. I don't want to depend on it, my own skin needs to work it out and I will leave peptides for later. I now use natural organic antioxidant serum on my entire face such as The Amazing 30 by Aroma Naturals. (I sugg iHerb which offers free and fast international shipping if you plan the order well, also they have many discounts. If you decide to buy on iHerb, enter WET3985 for an extra 5% off all products or 10% iHerb products - you can read about it, it's a referral program but I honestly love this product).