The Ordinary Buffet + Copper Peptides 1%

Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
63 /100
Can work for:
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
Promises, but can't deliver:
  • Anti-blemish
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Forming a foundation for skin health, this peptide complex penetrates the dermis to figure out cell imbalances and help them communicate better, helping out wherever your skin is struggling, improving textural damage, battling blemishes, evening out tone and restoring youthful radiance."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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What does the product description say?
"About "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1% This formula combines a comprehensive array of studied technologies to target multiple signs of aging at once."
WIMJ summary

This product contains acetyl hexapeptide-8, aspartic acid, copper tripeptide-1, dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, palmitoyl tripeptide-38, pentapeptide-18, serine, threonine. These ingredients might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
Effectiveness
MEDIUM
meets threshold
Effectiveness
MEDIUM
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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What does the product description say?
"Skin-supporting copper tripeptides are the versatile antidote to stressed-out, neglected complexions, as they help out wherever your skin is struggling, improving textural damage, battling blemishes, evening out tone and restoring youthful radiance."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (alanine) that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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What does the product description say?
"Alongside this, "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1% also features age-defying Matrixyl 3000 and other youth-boosting peptide complexes, a nourishing probiotic complex, 11 skin-friendly amino acids and multiple forms of hydrating hyaluronic acid."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: alanine, allantoin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine, caprylyl glycol.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-8, copper tripeptide-1, dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, palmitoyl tripeptide-38, pentapeptide-18, urea

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
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Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
Consists of remains of dead bacteria cells. Is likely helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals in skin

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