04 July 2017

Product Review: The Ordinary "Buffet" Peptide Serum

Last week, I talked about the popularity of LipSense - today, I'm going to talk about a product from The Ordinary, another company that has taken the beauty world by storm. Some of their products have been so popular, it's near impossible to get them (their foundation), while others may take extra shipping time depending upon what, when, and where you order.

The popularity of their skincare products revolves around the fact that you get more bang for your buck. The products have good amounts of active ingredients for astoundingly reasonable prices. They've been reviewed by several YouTube beauty gurus, and most, if not all, are very positive in their comments. So you know that meant I had to get my hands on some!

Product Review: The Ordinary "Buffet" Peptide Serum - Don't you love it when you can buy a single product that contains multiple active ingredients? Me, too! That's why I'm loving this multi-peptide serum from The Ordinary!

My first order was back in April, and included the "Buffet" (which I will be reviewing today), the Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG, and the Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA. I ordered directly from the Deciem website. Deciem is the parent company, and from their website you can combine items from all of their brands into one order. I only ordered from The Ordinary. Shipping is very reasonable at $4.99 (US), with free shipping kicking in at $25+. My order was $27.30, so I received free shipping.

Let me quickly address the shipping. I've heard others say that it took weeks to get their products. I do not know if they ordered from Deciem or a secondary retailer. But my order shipped 4 days after I placed it, and I received it 2 days later. So less than a week altogether, which is pretty good considering that was back when the craze was in full force. And let me also say that I have no relationship with Deciem or The Ordinary other than that of a customer.

So let's get to the "Buffet"! This is a multi-peptide serum that is packaged in a clear glass 1 oz. bottle with a dropper top. I have long been a user of Matrixyl 3000 and other peptides, so to find a product that contains Matrixyl 3000, Matrixyl Synthe'6, Syn-Ake, Relistase, and Argirelox in a base of 11 amino acids and several hyaluronic acid complexes was awesome. To find it priced at $14.80 was amazing! It's an anti-aging cocktail!

Product Review: The Ordinary "Buffet" Peptide Serum - Don't you love it when you can buy a single product that contains multiple active ingredients? Me, too! That's why I'm loving this multi-peptide serum from The Ordinary!

The serum is fragrance-free, which as you know, is something that I look for in my skincare products. It is clear, and has a slightly watery gel-like consistency that is easily applied to skin. I usually leave my face and hands damp, place 4-5 drops in the palm of one hand, gently rub my palms together to distribute the serum, then apply it to my face (all over, even my eyelids and lips), neck, and décolleté, concentrating on the areas with lines. Any residual is rubbed onto the backs of my hands. I apply twice daily, and my first 1 oz. bottle lasted about 6-7 weeks.

Product Review: The Ordinary "Buffet" Peptide Serum - Don't you love it when you can buy a single product that contains multiple active ingredients? Me, too! That's why I'm loving this multi-peptide serum from The Ordinary!
Product Review: The Ordinary "Buffet" Peptide Serum - Don't you love it when you can buy a single product that contains multiple active ingredients? Me, too! That's why I'm loving this multi-peptide serum from The Ordinary!

Another thing I like about this serum is that it plays well with others. I didn't have any issues with sunscreen, primers, or makeup application with the Buffet on my skin. I use a good number of skincare/beauty products both in the morning and at night, so it's important to me that they all work well together.

I didn't take any before and after photos, and this is why: I'm in my third month of using tretinoin (Retin-A), so I have some changes taking place because of that. I also just advanced to a 0.5mm dermaroller after using the 0.25mm for 3-4 months. Yes, I believe my skin looks better now than it did 2 months ago - but I can't say for sure how much of that is due to the Buffet. However - I do like the product and feel it is a good one to have in my arsenal because of all the peptides, so I have ordered a second bottle.

The Buffet offers several peptides in one products, and some are peptides that are not in any of the other products I use. Peptides are like shoes - you can never have too many. Obviously, I recommend this product, and I've already repurchased, so you know I would buy it again!

Have you tried this product? Are you using peptides for anti-aging? Leave a comment or send me a snap (I'm enjoythevue on Snapchat) to let me know your thoughts!

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