The Ordinary Buffet Serum Review on Sensitive/ Eczema-Prone Skin

I chose The Ordinary “Buffet” to replace my Hyaluronic Acid+ B5 serum. My skin concern is primarily hydration for my eczema-prone skin. The “Buffet” also contains peptides, probiotic complex,  amino acids and multiple hyaluronic acid complexes. It can be incorporate in both AM/PM routine. It is known to target signs of ageing and hydration.

I bought my bottle from Victoria Health, UK for £12.70 per bottle. I’ve finished using the serum and it lasted me for about 3 months.

How To Use It?

This product is used in place of a serum, before oils/ creams.

How I Use it?

After cleansing and toning the face, I apply 3-4 drops of this serum and pat it into my face and neck. I follow up with a facial oil and face moisturiser. If I am using it in the day, I follow up with a sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30.

“A good rule of thumb for a skincare routine is from the lightest (most diluted) consistency to the heaviest (thick) consistency.”

Read: Foolproof: Skin care Routine 101

My Thoughts About This Product

I think this product is superior to The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid+ B5 serum because it sits well under makeup/ sunscreen. It does a great job at hydration. However, I have not noticed a visible difference in the decrease of my fine lines or pigmentation. I think I may need something a little stronger as I am already in my 30s. My skin did however, look brighter.

Read: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Review on Sensitive/ Eczema-Prone Skin


💧 Packaging: 4.5/5No frills, minimalist packaging. The only problem is that the dropper is a little shorter than the length of the bottle. Therefore, towards 3/4 in it is a little tricky to extract the serum. However, for the price, the packaging is considerably “luxe”.

💧 Smell/ Consistency: 5/5 – It contains no fragrance which is a huge plus point for sensitive skin. Similar to their HA + B5 serum, it has a slightly gooey consistency. However, it absorbs quickly into the skin. 

💧 Efficacy: 3.5/5 It helps with hydration and gives my skin a healthy glow. However, after 3 months of usage I have yet to notice a difference to my fine lines and wrinkles. I may need a more potent product to combat my wrinkles around my eyes. It does however, sit well under makeup/ sunscreen. 

 💧 Price: 5/5 – At £12.70 (30ml) per bottle, it is very affordable considering the amount of “high-end” ingredients in this product. 

💧 Overall Rating: 4.5/ 5⭐️

💧 Repurchase: I may repurchase a bottle, just to compare with The Ordinary’s Argireline serum (targets dynamic folds/ wrinkles) that I have just bought recently. Also, I want to see if using it for a longer duration would actually improve my fine lines.

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