Rated 4.15 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Sun spots be gone!
I use this product, 2 drops, morning and night first in my routine. I follow that up with 2 drops of TO hyaluronic acid, followed up with my trusted Ponds cream. I do allow each item to dry, at least partially, prior to adding the next item. My husband is the one who noticed the sun spots around my jaw are completely gone. The worst spot I have is on my left cheek and it is so faint that it can barely be seen. I've been using this item since about Feb 1, 2 x's/day faithfully. I've even taken it when I travel so as not to interrupt my progress. I'm completely obsessed with this item and will never not have it again. When I repurchase this item again I may try to use it with a retinol instead of the hyaluronic acid and see what happens.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not too sure what to really think of it, mixed feelings
I know it can take skincare products a month or more too see great results if any and honestly ive been using this for a week and a half and I'm not seeing a tad bit of difference or any noticeable change. If anything, I'm seeing worse. Before I used this I had nothing stand different. Well with only using this a week close to two weeks i noticed mild puffiness from under my left eye from the corner of my nose on down a bit. It's really strange looking lol I don't know how else to explain it but that. I never seen it before. But It is noticeable. But nothing like this on my right side. I haven't used anything different other than a hydrating serum along with it nightly. I don't use it in the morning. So far for almost going on two weeks I'm not seeing anything that wows me nor at least a tiny bit of a difference. So I'm going to hold off using this and switch to The Ordinary Retinol instead. Because I'm not sure if I want to continuing using by the looks of that (puff like look) makes me look older and I'm 35 for the price tag of this brand its a meh for me
Reviewed by 85 customers I buy this product over and over
Val from Oklahoma city
Use this product every am after cleaning And before other products.
I *WILL* buy this again and again.
Baroness Isabeau from Tacoma, WA
Had to be gone for a few days. Took a sample kit (Initials D.E.) to save space . One day home using my favorites from The Ordinary and the difference was clear. Will never cheat on The Ordinary again.
-- A.M. Caffeine, ***Copper Peptides***, Hyaluronic Acid+ B5, Squalene
-- P.M. Caffeine, Peptide Buffet, Retinol in Squalane, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate +Vitamin F
You need this in your life
Whitegirl from Florida
I had mask acne on my neck and around my face I also had acne around my hair line from sweating it lasted about 4 months and I couldn't find anything to get rid of these bumps that hurt and this product cleared me up in 2 weeks. I love this and will be repurchasing. Couldn't go wrong with this!
Finished the bottle
Jenn from Washington
Just finished this bottle and I can honestly say I didn't see any difference. I have combo/dry skin in my late 20s. Maybe better suited for more mature skin, but really it just acted as a humectant before layering on moisturizer. The blue color is fun and it smells like pennys, but I had way more rapid results with retinol and acids a few times than this for a few months.
I *WILL* buy this again and again.
Baroness Isabeau from Tacoma, WA
Strategic part of my skin ritual. Pat on clean skin. Pat, don't rub other serums, oils, or creams or you will get pilling. Once everything "sinks in" it isn't a problem. Give a bit of time before applying foundations. I do my brows and eyes first that seems to give plenty time.
Enjoying and Seeing a Change!
Dootle from Temecula
I use this twice a day in my Ordinary Routine. I am 63 and it's closing pores and making my skin fully hydrated. Love it's application and the way it preps my skin for make-up. I used Matrixyl by Ordinary already so I was anxious to try with Copper Peptides. The product is worth the additional price and I will purchase again.
Love all the Ordinary products!
Mare from North Carolina
This is the latest Ordinary product I tried and like all the others, it delivers. Their serums are super hydrating with no oiliness. They all have minimal ingredients and cannot be better priced.
I would definitely buy again!
Sdlambo from Charlotte NC
I use am and pm
Lisalady from Metro Detroit
I tried this on the recommendation of a 'mature skin' You tube channel. I used it the night I bought it and awoke to the smoothest facial skin I have ever had. The only downside is that it's a little harsh on areas where my facial skin is thinning (mostly on my hairline). I can only use it a couple times a week. But that means it lasts longer. I love it!
Works faster than expensive anti-aging serums
Psn from Los Angeles
I got this because I watched an esthetician on social recommending copper peptides for breakouts and clogged it pores. This was the cheapest one I found. The smell is very penetrating that's why I'm knocking down 1 star. However this is a 10/10 on performance! My pores shrunk. Fine lines disappeared. Texture was reduced. I didn't break out like other people mentioned. I used it every other night for the first week so my skin could adjust. My routine includes a micro-exfoliating cleanser (day and night) and vitamin c serum (daytime) so I only use this at night. I don't use retinol when using this product. I have sensitive skin so I don't over do it.
I love this!
Flajen from Nashville
I received this for Christmas not knowing anything about this line. I was pretty apprehensive as most skin care doesn't really work. I so love this that I plan on buying more from this line. I can see a huge difference in redness, blemishes & fine lines. It's now one of my favorites!
Haven from Florida
I love The Ordinary line, and this serum is my favorite! I like the original Buffet, but this one is even better! This serum makes my skin glow, while smoothing and hydrating. I have oily/combination skin and in the warmer months I don't even need to use a moisturizer over it. I use the Buffet with Cooper Peptides along with The Ordinary's AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution once a week (but do not use Buffet immediately after the peel) for a winning combination that doesn't break the bank!
Not good for my skin type
Momma Chol from Lakeville MN
I use the regular buffet & love it. Was advised the one shown above would be great for firming. Appears to be too strong for my skin type?
A hard pass on this product!
Christina1422 from Massapequa, New York
The smell is so disgusting 🤮 smells like vitamins and toilet...will definitely never buy this again.
It pills up under moisturizer
JULIE from Colorado
It doesn't seem to sink in all that well. Even after 45 minutes of waiting it still pills up under moisturizer. bummer.
Love love love this!!!!!
Farida from Aldie Virginia
I have used all expensive brands and honestly with this line I see that my skin is looking better and healthier so why pay more for higher end brands if this line is good and affordable!!!!!
Kandace from Riverside, Ca.
The feel I got in using it alone, left like a tacky feeling on my face! I find that it pairs well with a water-based moisturize, spf and a spray toner? Outside of that; using it solo was a no go for me!
Trouble Absorbing, Caused Acne
Jay from Utah
Heard great things about this serum, but for me it's a no. This leaves a sticky film on my face, to the point if I workout 6 hours later I see the blue sweat. I found that misting my face first helped with absorption, but then started breaking out all over my cheeks and forehead. I am not prone to acne in these areas and nothing else in my routine has changed on these areas of my face. Guess I'll just stick to retinol.
Stick with the regular Buffet
Renee from Ohio
I used the regular Buffet and loved it. My skin (that tends to be drive and uneven) looked great and received compliments. Ulta was out of the regular Buffet so I got this one with Copper. I didn't change any other skin care products. After 3 weeks of using my skin had a large breakout. I have stopped using and am going back to the regular Buffett.
Tara M from State College, Pa
I use in the morning with a few others before moisturizer and primer.
It's okay, but not worth the price
Shawne from Charlotte, NC
I've had good luck with the regular Buffet serum, but I thought the addition of Copper Peptides would amp it up and make it better. It doesn't. Not that I can tell, anyway. I don't see enough of a difference to justify the price increase from the regular version to this one.
Love this stuff!
Jess from Sachse Texas
I use this at night under my moisturizer and I love it
Stung my skin
Anna from SLC, UT
I used this as recommended on the packaging and did not mix it with any other acids or exfoliants in my routine. However, every application stung my cheeks and increased sensitivity to my other products. I may be allergic or this may just be too aggressive for my skin, but I have discontinued any use of this project.
Visible results quickly
Broget from WA, USA
This is a very reasonable price for this ingredient list, and it made a visible difference (particularly around my eyes) within the first week. I imagine if I were to continue using it I'd be very pleased!
I deducted a star because it broke me out, *however* all of The Ordinary products do so it's really my skin's issue - if you've otherwise had success with their line of skincare, this is worth your time!
Switching back the the regular buffet
Appy from Somewhere over the rainbow
I switched it up and purchased this version once I ran out of the standard buffet because so many people claim it's better. Tbh I haven't noticed any difference between the two at all, but the addition of the copper makes it far more expensive and counteract with retinols so I can't use it in the pm. I'll be saving the money and switching back to the standard buffet once I run out of this product.