The Ordinary Buffet Multi-Peptide Serum is a multi-peptide anti-aging serum that (based on the impressive ingredients list) should be very effective. Peptides comprise the building blocks of skin. Basically, over time (aging) they break down and without them your skin wrinkles, sags, loses firmness, and just overall looks older. Hence why peptide serums are becoming even more popular than they already were. By re-infusing your skin with peptides, you can help combat these signs of age. They aren’t going to cause some magical age reversal and make you look 20 again if you’re 50.
By no means are peptide serums a magic bullet of anti-aging prowess, but they can certainly help with wrinkles, fine lines, and overall firmness and skin condition. And that’s where this serum comes in. It contains a whole bunch of peptide complexes backed by science. The Ordinary Buffet Multi-Peptide Serum includes: Matrixyl 3,000 peptide complex (with palmitoyl-pentapeptide 35), Matrixyl Synthe’6 peptide complex (with palmitoyl tripeptide-38), Syn-Ake peptide complex (with dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate), Relistase peptide complex (with acetylarginyltryptophyl diphenylglycine), and Argirelox peptide complex (with acetyl hexapeptide-8, pentapeptide-18), with a Probiotic complex (with lactococcus lactis lysate), 11 amino acids and multiple hyaluronic acid complexes. If these words are gibberish to you (as they probably are to most), don’t worry about it. These science-y sounding things do good stuff. The total concentration of these technologies in the formula by weight is 25.1%. A quarter of the entire bottle is peptides, amino acids, and hydrators!
The ingredients list on this bottle in indeed impressive. I particularly like the lack of fragrances and alcohols.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Pentapeptide-18, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Acetylarginyltryptophyl Diphenylglycine, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Trehalose, Fructose, Glucose, Maltose, Urea, Sodium PCA, PCA, Sodium Lactate, Citric Acid, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethoxydiglycol, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
However, I have one issue with it. It contains urea. Which I am allergic to. Unfortunately I didn’t notice the urea when I bought it. I was so dazzled by the super long list of peptides and other great stuff that I must have missed it. So I excitedly un-boxed the bottle and started using it daily as soon as I received it in the mail. It has a nice medium-weight gel serum texture that soaked in nicely and didn’t leave my face feeling sticky. It just felt smooth and hydrated. But after about a week and a half I started to break out.
Frantically, I searched the ingredients lists of all the products I was using to see what horrible ingredient was causing this. When I saw urea on the ingredients list of this serum my heart sank. I was so disappointed. Of course a super awesome serum from a super awesome brand with a super awesome price has an ingredient in it that I can’t use (the story of my life). Urea causes horrible deep cystic painful acne all around the bottom half of my face. It takes like two weeks to totally go away. It was bad, guys. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.
So if you are a sensitive skinned lady like myself, then perhaps this isn’t a good anti-aging serum for you. In that case, I recommend you try The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA instead. I’ve ordered that as a replacement and will let you know what that’s like once I’ve had an opportunity to test it out.
If you aren’t allergic to urea like I am, then this is a great anti-aging serum at a really good price and I totally recommend it.
Get DECIEM Labs The Ordinary Buffet Multi-Peptide Serum in a 1oz bottle for $18 at Asos.