Join the WIMJ community to get skincare help and use personalized tools
Get a skincare routine that works

Honest. Personalized. Free

We will ask you to log in & agree to our community guidelines.

Price comparison

We receive a small commission for purchases made through these links at no cost for you. Thank you for your support! Learn more

Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Discover The Ordinary 'Buffet', its formula combines a comprehensive array of studied technologies to target multiple signs of ageing at once."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains acetyl hexapeptide-8, aspartic acid, 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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Unique blend of Amino Acids helps to stimulate collagen production for a hydrated and younger-looking complexion."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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, arginine.

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, dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, palmitoyl tripeptide-38, pentapeptide-18, urea

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (lactococcus ferment lysate). In theory, they could help neutralize free radicals in skin and lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun), but there is no evidence that these ingredients can have a noticeable effect in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Anti-aging
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 87/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.8% - 5.8%
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
4% - 4.8%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
3% - 3.6%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
2.2% - 2.7%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1.9% - 2.3%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1.5% - 1.9%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1.3% - 1.6%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1.1% - 1.3%
0.75% - 1.1%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.85%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.6%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.3% - 0.55%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
An amino acid that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and support skin's barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
An amino-acid that helps increase skin hydration and might help to slightly improve skin firmness, potentially reducing lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.3%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
0.15% - 0.3%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.15% - 0.3%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.15% - 0.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to stabilize product formulations and help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to stabilize mixtures of oil and water, and create thicker, gel-like product textures
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps mask the small of other ingredients and improve the product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps to improve the product consistency
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%

Similar products & dupes

The Ordinary - 'Buffet' Serum
NourishMax - Multi Peptide Serum
Formulyst - Anti-Wrinkle Peptide Serum
PotentLift - Advanced Multi Peptide Complex Serum
M-61 - Hydraboost HA Serum Pad
Sarah Chapman - Platinum Pep8 Stem Cell Serum
Sanitas - PeptiDerm Firming Serum
Thrive Causemetics - Timeless Ambition™ Power 10-Peptide Sculpting Serum
REVOLUTION SKINCARE - Multi Targeting & Firming Serum - Multi Peptide Serum
Hanskin - Collagen Peptide Hydra Ampoule
Tree To Tub - Instant Miracle Anti-Aging Peptide Serum for Sensitive Skin
Price
WIMJ similarity score
52%
52%
52%
49%
48%
48%
47%
46%
45%
44%
Key ingredients
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Irritancy
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Potential Irritants
All ingredients
See all similar products

Questions

Scientific Sources