Product Comparison

Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of The Ordinary "Buffet" versus The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA .

Last updated on July 18, 2023. Published on November 13, 2020

Overview

What they are

These products are both vegan, cruelty-free, and reef safe serums. They have a total of 16 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain hyaluronic acid and peptides

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for dry skin and brightening skin

Free From

They both do not contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, parabens, silicones or sulfates

What's Inside

They both contain oils

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Serum

Serums are highly concentrated with ingredients to provide skin with benefits. They should be used after cleansing and before moisturizing.

Serum

Serums are highly concentrated with ingredients to provide skin with benefits. They should be used after cleansing and before moisturizing.

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Ingredient Info

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The Ordinary "Buffet" 51 ingredients

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA 17 ingredients

alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

At a glance

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The Ordinary "Buffet" 51 ingredients

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA 17 ingredients

Benefits

Hydrating (2)
Redness Reducing
Reduces Irritation
Skin Texture
Scar Healing
Brightening

Concerns

Drying
Acne Trigger
Rosacea (2)
Eczema

Benefits

Hydrating
Brightening
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Ingredients Compared

Ingredients that are highlighted in purple are present in both products.

The Ordinary "Buffet" 51 ingredients

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA 17 ingredients

Water β€’ Glycerin β€’ Lactococcus Ferment Lysate β€’ Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 β€’ Pentapeptide-18 β€’ Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 β€’ Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 β€’ Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38 β€’ Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate β€’ Acetylarginyltryptophyl Diphenylglycine β€’ Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer β€’ Sodium Hyaluronate β€’ Allantoin β€’ Glycine β€’ Alanine β€’ Serine β€’ Valine β€’ Isoleucine β€’ Proline β€’ Threonine β€’ Histidine β€’ Phenylalanine β€’ Arginine β€’ Aspartic Acid β€’ Trehalose β€’ Fructose β€’ Glucose β€’ Maltose β€’ Urea β€’ Sodium PCA β€’ PCA β€’ Sodium Lactate β€’ Citric Acid β€’ Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin β€’ Sodium Chloride β€’ Sodium Hydroxide β€’ Butylene Glycol β€’ Pentylene Glycol β€’ Acacia Senegal Gum β€’ Xanthan Gum β€’ Carbomer β€’ Polysorbate 20 β€’ Ppg-26-Buteth-26 β€’ Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil β€’ Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate β€’ Ethoxydiglycol β€’ Sodium Benzoate β€’ Caprylyl Glycol β€’ Ethylhexylglycerin β€’ Phenoxyethanol β€’ Chlorphenesin

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Ingredients Explained

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1
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

So why is it so popular? Water most often acts as a solvent - this means that it helps dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

You'll also recognize water as that liquid we all need to stay alive. Talk about multi-purpose! If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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The Ordinary "Buffet" contains this as ingredient number 1.

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA contains this as ingredient number 1.

2
What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

A study from 2016 found glycerin to be more effective as a humectant than AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

As a humectant, it helps the skin stay hydrated by pulling moisture to your skin. The low molecular weight of glycerin allows it to pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin.

Hydrated skin improves your skin barrier; Your skin barrier helps protect against irritants and bacteria.

Glycerin has also been found to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Due to these properties, glycerin is often used in wound and burn treatments.

In cosmetics, glycerin is usually derived from plants such as soybean or palm. However, it can also be sourced from animals, such as tallow or animal fat.

This ingredient is organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic.

Glycerin is the name for this ingredient in American English. British English uses Glycerol/Glycerine.

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The Ordinary "Buffet" contains this as ingredient number 2.

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA contains this as ingredient number 2.

3
What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 is a 3-amino acid peptide. Peptides are building blocks for protein.

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 is a signal peptide. This means it tells our skin to create collagen. Collagen is a protein that makes connective tissue. Boosting collagen production leads to a healthier skin barrier. Having a healthy skin barrier means having firm and hydrated skin.

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 can help reduce wrinkles and make the skin look more youthful.

Read more about other common types of peptides here:

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The Ordinary "Buffet" contains this as ingredient number 6.

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA contains this as ingredient number 4.

4
What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 is a peptide. Peptides are building blocks for protein.

This ingredient consists of four amino acids and palmitic acid. These amino acids are arginine, proline, glutamine, and glycine.

This ingredient has many benefits. These benefits include boosting collagen production, fighting inflammation, and reversing UV damage.

By preventing our bodies from producing interleukins, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 helps fight inflammation. An interleukin is a chemical that signals to the body to produce an inflammatory response. Interleukin production is accelerated by UV radiation.

Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 tells our body to create more collagen. Collagen is a protein that makes connective tissue. Boosting collagen production leads to a healthier skin barrier. Having a healthy skin barrier means having firm and hydrated skin.

Read more about other common types of peptides here:

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The Ordinary "Buffet" contains this as ingredient number 7.

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA contains this as ingredient number 5.

5
What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38 isn't fungal acne safe and is a peptide.

The Ordinary "Buffet" contains this as ingredient number 8.

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA contains this as ingredient number 6.

6
What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Sodium Hyaluronate is hyaluronic acid's salt form. It is commonly derived from the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

Like hyaluronic acid, it is great at holding water and acts as a humectant. This makes it a great skin hydrating ingredient.

Sodium Hyaluronate is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints.

These are some other common types of Hyaluronic Acid:

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The Ordinary "Buffet" contains this as ingredient number 12.

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA contains this as ingredient number 7.

7
What it does: Masking, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin.

The Ordinary "Buffet" contains this as ingredient number 34.

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA contains this as ingredient number 8.

8
What it does: Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

  • It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
  • It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
  • It helps improve product application.

Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.

The Ordinary "Buffet" contains this as ingredient number 37.

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA contains this as ingredient number 3.

9
What it does: Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming
Community Rating: Disliked

Carbomer is a polymer of acrylic acid. Its main role is to create gel consistency within products.

Carbomer is commonly found in many types of cosmetics products. It is found to be safe in concentrations up to 15%. However, a high amount of carbomer can cause pilling or balling up of products. Most products contain 1% of less of carbomer.

The Ordinary "Buffet" contains this as ingredient number 41.

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA contains this as ingredient number 13.

10
What it does: Emulsifying
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Polysorbate 20 is made by combining ethoxylation of sorbitan, ethylene oxide, and lauric acid. It is a mild cleansing agent, surfactant, and emulsifier.

As a surfactant, it helps collect dirt and oils for washing. Emulsifiers prevent oils and water from separating.

Polysorbate 20 also adds scent to a product. Since it is made using sorbitol, it has a sweet scent. Sorbitol can also be found in fruits such as apples and peaches.

The lauric acid used to create Polysorbate 20 is often derived from coconuts.

Polysorbate 20 may not be fungal acne safe.

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The Ordinary "Buffet" contains this as ingredient number 42.

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA contains this as ingredient number 14.

11
What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Disliked

We don't have a description for Ppg-26-Buteth-26.

The Ordinary "Buffet" contains this as ingredient number 43.

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA contains this as ingredient number 9.

12
What it does: Emulsifying
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is derived from castor oil and polyethylene glycol (PEG). It is used as a emollient and emulsifier.

As an emulsifier, it helps prevent ingredients from separating. It also helps make the other ingredients more soluble; it is often used to solubilize fragrances. This increases spreadability and elongates shelf life in a product.

Emollients help soothe and soften the skin. They do this by creating a protective film on your skin. This barrier helps trap moisture and keeps your skin hydrated. Emollients may be effective at treating dry or itchy skin.

This ingredient may or may not be vegan, depending on the source.

Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil may not be fungal-acne safe. We recommend speaking with a professional if you have any questions or concerns.

Learn more about Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil

The Ordinary "Buffet" contains this as ingredient number 44.

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA contains this as ingredient number 10.

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What it does:
Community Rating: Liked

Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate is used to help stabilize a product.

It is a chelating agent, meaning it helps prevent metal ions from binding to other ingredients. This prevents unwanted reactions in products. Metal ions can come into a product via the water ingredient. They are found in trace amounts and are not known to be harmful.

The Ordinary "Buffet" contains this as ingredient number 45.

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA contains this as ingredient number 12.

14
What it does: Humectant, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

Ethoxydiglycol is a synthetic solvent.

Solvents are used to keep ingredients together in a product. They can help dissolve ingredients to stable bases or help evenly distribute ingredients throughout the product.

Ethoxydiglycol also helps deliver other key ingredients into the skin.

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The Ordinary "Buffet" contains this as ingredient number 46.

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA contains this as ingredient number 15.

15
What it does: Preservative
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. Studies show that phenoxyethanol can prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent that is similar to that of a rose.

It's often used in formulations along with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.

The Ordinary "Buffet" contains this as ingredient number 50.

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA contains this as ingredient number 16.

16
What it does: Antimicrobial, Preservative
Community Rating: Disliked

Chlorphenesin is a synthetic preservative. It helps protect a product against bacteria in order to extend shelf life. In most cases, Chlorphenesin is paired with other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol and caprylyl glycol.

Chlorphenesin is a biocide. This means it is able to help fight the microorganisms on our skin. It is also able to fight odor-releasing bacteria.

Chlorphenesin is soluble in both water and glycerin.

Studies show Chlorphenesin is easily absorbed by our skin. You should speak with a skincare professional if you have concerns about using Chlorphenesin.

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The Ordinary "Buffet" contains this as ingredient number 51.

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA contains this as ingredient number 17.

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The Ordinary "Buffet" 51 ingredients

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA 17 ingredients

61% are loved or liked
12% have mixed ratings
22% are disliked or very disliked
6% have no rating yet
41% are loved or liked
12% have mixed ratings
41% are disliked or very disliked
6% have no rating yet

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The Ordinary "Buffet" 51 ingredients

4.2 /5
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Aug 29, 2023

Everything you need in one bottle!

Everything you need in one bottle!

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Sep 1, 2023

Plumbed skin

Plumbed skin

The Ordinary Matrixyl* 10% + HA 17 ingredients

4.0 /5
from 2 reviews

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