Product Review: Matrixyl 10% + HA by The Ordinary


Several months ago, I switched from using The Ordinary's "Buffet" Peptide Serum to their Matrixyl 10% + HA and Argireline Solution 10% as part of an experiment.

Bottle of Matrixyl 10% + HA from The Ordinary, along with the box it comes in

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I wanted to see if one routine worked better for my skin - or not. Using both the Matrixyl 10% + HA and Argireline Solution 10%  isn't a perfect "dupe" for the "Buffet". The Buffet serum contains Matrixyl™ 3000, Matrixyl™ synthe'6™, SYN™-AKE, and ARGIRELOX™. The Matrixyl 10% + HA contains Matrixyl™ 3000 and Matrixyl™ synthe'6™, and then I added the Argireline product. So they were similar, but not exactly the same. (I also have a review on the Argireline 10% Solution.)

Matrixyl 10% + HA from The Ordinary in the dropper so that you can see it's a clear serum

The Matrixyl 10% + HA comes packaged in a one ounce frosted glass bottle with a dropper top. It's a clear serum very similar in looks and consistency to The Ordinary's Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% , "Buffet ", and Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5.

It's very easy to apply. I usually put three drops in a dampened palm, gently rub both palms together, then apply to my face, neck, and decollete. After that, I rub my hands like I'm applying lotion to distribute any remaining serum on the back of my hands. It absorbs quickly and only leaves a slight tackiness behind. Once I apply my other skin care products, there isn't any tackiness left. It doesn't interfere with any of my other skin care products or makeup.

Ingredients in Matrixyl 10% + HA from The Ordinary listed on the side of the product box

Here are my thoughts. The Matrixyl 10% + HA is a great product and I would recommend it to anyone. However, for myself, I prefer the Buffet - and I'll be purchasing the new "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1% soon. I like the convenience of one product with many different actives. I do think that I will continue to use the Argireline along with the Buffet to see if that increases my results.

Bottle of Matrixyl 10% + HA from The Ordinary along with the box it comes in

If you have sensitivities or only want to add Matrixyl to your routine, the Matrixyl 10% + HA would be a good choice. And it's easy on the wallet. I don't think you can go wrong with any of The Ordinary's serums!

Pinnable image of the Matrixyl 10% + HA from The Ordinary with a heading indicating it is a product review

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Do you use Matrixyl in your anti-aging routine? What do you feel is the most important anti-aging ingredient?


Kim A.
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