The Ordinary The No-Brainer Set 30ml x 3
4.8 of 170 reviews
4 instalments of $12.26
4 instalments of $12.26
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Not sure where to start with The Ordinary? The No-Brainer Set is for you! This skincare set contains three of The Ordinary’s most popular formulas, targeting dullness, dehydration, uneven texture and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Suitable for all skin types, this combination of serums and moisturisers will leave your skin feeling plump, smooth and youthful.
- Cruelty Free
- Artificial Fragrance Free
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- Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
- First signs of ageing
- Normal to dry
- Normal to oily
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4.8 of 170 reviews
96% recommend this product
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Good to try
Good to tryFound out that I love the buffet! Not keen on the other two products but at such a low price still worth trying out.
Great starters kit for people wanting to try The OrdinaryLiterally a no brainer set!! this set is great and at such a great price point!
It includes three of the classic products which all work great on my skin type (which is combo)!
My skin is soft, hydrated and looks fantastic with this combo of products!
Totally worth the price to try it out!
Great starterIf haven't tried these products this is the way to good and you will instantly fall in love!
GreatLess is more. These products have made such a big difference to my skin and I don't think I'll stop using these at night
Didn't love itI really wanted to love these products but they didn't do much for me. I have hormonal acne, and I have started to get some fine lines, but this really didn't do the trick for me. The moisturiser didn't sink in very well, I really enjoyed the tightening sensation from the serum, and the retinoid was a bit meh. Won't be buying again, and have moved on to other products.
GreatThis package is such good value for money and I use all these three products as part of my night routine. Essential kit!
skin saviourI have been using these products for just over a week and have seen such a good improvement in my skin already! I wake up of a morning with a brighter complexion and smoother tone. Such good value for money, can't wait to see the results after more time.
loooveThis is a wonderful way to try the range! It is very hydrating as it penetrates deeply into the skin and leaves a lovely scent afterwards
Great valueI love the ordinary brand because it is such good value for money for the quality of the products. This set is as it says a no brainer. It has three wonderful products that improve the complexion. The ingredients in these product make the appearance of the skin more youthful. Great for anyone wanting smooth and soften their skin.
FavesGreat try me out kit highly recommend
love these productsmy skin feels AMAZING after using these products
Great starter kitI got given this as a gift and I instantly fell in love with this brand. It’s simple and straight to the point and does exactly what it’s made for. Great to get a taste of what the brands about and you won’t be disappointed!!
Great starterIf you’ve never tried The Ordinary here’s a great bundle to get you started! Don’t forget to purchase with the squalene cleanser for a basic beauty bundle that will surprise you with how great your skin feels and looks. Love it!
Perfect startIf you dont know where to start with the ordinary products this is the perfect first step! Easy products that you will see results in just a few days. You can easily add other products from their lineup to your routine aswell!
Amazing!!I bought this as an introduction to The Ordinary and I have since fallen in love with the brand. Everything is such high quality for such a low price point!
Love this brand.I bought this set for my mother, and she loves it. She isn't into expensive skin care and thinks it's a bit of a rouse, but likes the Ordinary. The moisturiser is way smaller than the other one though so I'm not sure if you save anything in this pack. Might be more economical to buy the products individually actually! Hence why I'm rating this particular product 3 stars, but I think the Ordinary is great!
Brilliant starter kitThis kit made an immediate impact on my skin and prompted me to change up my routine and research other products. I use everything in this box and particularly love the retinoid product. My skin is so soft and my pores are noticeably smaller. Thanks T.O!
Noticeable differenceAfter endless nights researching I finally dived in and purchased the no brainer set. I’ve been using it alongside their gycolic toning solution for almost 2 weeks now and can already see changes. My dull tired face has a bit more of a glow to it and the texture is a lot smoother. I think I’ll need a little bit more time to notice any major difference on lines and wrinkles but I’m very hopeful. No irritations to my somewhat sensitive skin.
Best Bang For your buckI was recommended this by a friend and I am extremely happy with the product. The value for money is outstanding. The product is perfect for anyone starting out on an anti-aging journey. Would buy again
Cheap and not nastya great introductory pack to The Ordinary range. My skin was noticeably glowy and plump when incorporating all products
Unbelievable valueAfter looking for a new skincare regime because of the emergence of some fine (and one not-so-fine) lines, I tried The Ordinary purely for the price-point.
I also purchased some HA from the range as I'd read from someone on twitter that they used it and well, I'm easily influenced.
I have never had such nice skin, for such a prolonged amount of time. My partner jokes that I look decades younger, and will wake up with the face of an infant soon. He jokes, but knows the right things to say. Seriously though I really feel like it has made a significant difference and feel like make-up sits better.
The combination of products is great to give it a go, and it's a bit of research to find out what each product in the range does, but now know what each one does, so i can target areas with the right product. I am converted.
Pack itself not as much value as I thought - But good results so far!My skin feels very soft after using the Buffet and the Retinoid emulsion.
The moisturiser is decent. Most happy with the emulsion & buffet.
NOTE: I thought this would be a good value starter pack.
Just a heads up the moisturiser is 30ml (as listed, should have read closer) and after some quick math it's $55.70 if you buy all 3 products separately - BUT you get 100ml moisturiser, so over 3 TIMES the amount for an extra $6.70.
So I would definitely purchase separately next time when you think about the cost of freight for a replacement moisturiser etc.
Great PackBought this pack as my introduction to The Ordinary (and have repurchased because of value!) I love Buffet as an overall serum, and the retinoid is very gentle on the skin. The moisturiser is a good basic moisturiser, and layers well. Would recommend this pack.
ValueGood value starter kit for those wanting to try out the range
suitable for acnehelped cleared up my acne tremendously and has really brightened my face and made me look more youthful
Retinol is a winnerThis is an affordable and effective skincare regime.. the retinoids is the best part of this package and I’ve noticed the difference in fine lines within a few weeks of using it. The moisturiser is good, but doesn’t keep my skin hydrated all day and isn’t great under makeup. The buffer I could take or leave it.. I don’t enjoy the sticky feeling of it even once it’s been rubbed in and absorbed.
I use all three at night and the buffer/moisturiser in the morning.
Just starting out and loving the Ordinary RangeI purchased this pack as a cheap introduction to TO range. Loving it so far and definitely notice the difference in my skin.
Great way to get startedSeveral friends recommended The Ordinary but I found the website a bit overwhelming and wasn’t sure where to start. This starter kit was a great way to get going, and I have gradually added other products to my morning and night time routine. Amazing value for money compared with other skincare brands, and the ingredients are clearly described so you know exactly what you are getting. All the benefits of high-end skin care lines without the fuss and marketing.
Such great value!This pack has really all you need for a skincare routine (just add SPF!). I found the moisturiser to be very basic which is great for sensitive skin. The buffet is a great allrounder product for skincare beginners as it has peptides and HA. The retinoid didn't do much for my skin unfortunately but I will purchase a higher strength.
Fantastic starter packI love this set! This is a great starter for people just starting to use skincare products.
The Buffet leaves my skin feeling super soft and doesn't leave any kind of greasy residue. It's also good as a primer for makeup, I've found.
The moisturiser is very gentle. Almost all moisturisers cause my skin to break out, but I haven't found an increase in acne since using this set.
My favouriteI love this set, my skin is smoother and so soft, the moisturiser isn’t greasy it’s perfect
Worked for a bitI purchased this because my skin was breaking out and after reading the reviews I thought i'd give it a try.
It worked when i first started using it and cleared up my skin but since continuing using it i've found it has caused more breakout especially around my chin area and especially when using all three products.
I don't think i'll buy it again but I think I just need to find something better suited to my skin.
just perfect for acne!i got this as a gift and I've never loved anything more! it has cleared my acne without making my face dry. I could see results in just 2 weeks. Honestly love these products so much 10/10 recommend!!!!!
So far, very goodI haven't noticed much improvement, but I've been using it only for a week. So far I'm very satisfied because I feel my skin smoother. I have mixed and oily skin, I think the hydrating cream is not the best for me, so I use very little.
Great value and even better productSuch great value for three products that work wonders on my skin. I have heard the Buffet can cause peach fluff, but so far so good! Skin is looking the best it has in years!
Fantastic set!This set is a fantastic introduction to ‘The Ordinary’s’ fabulous products. Great value. Easy to use!
Fantastic qualityAmazing quality products that actually do what they claim but at such an affordable price! Great value for money pack!!
AmazingI have used it previously but stopped for a while as was having bad rosacea. I have just started again and my skin is so good
perfect starterI love these three products, I use the buffer in the morning which gives my skin a smooth hydrated and tight look. I use the other two products at night ! It has helped reduce my fine lines!!
Wow!!Absolutely love these three products, I use the buffer in the morning after cleansing and get a really smooth tight look in my face. I use the other two products at night and feel and look fantastic. It has helped remove my wrinkle in my forehead so I am really happy with the product!
Good for startersI was really confused from where to start my skincare regime with TO..and then i found this kit..very nice addition to my regime not to harsh on skin like other acidic product, easy to use and good on pocket.Good for my sensitive and acne prone skin.
Meh - tacky textureI was interested in The Ordinary and attracted by the price point, but alas I'm not a fan. The Buffet texture is too tacky and the moisturiser takes a lot of work to smooth into my combination skin. Granactive Retinoid Emulsion is the best product of this set, reasonable for price point.
AmazingMy skin has never been this good. I love the results of this kit and recommend it for getting incredible skin.
Rippa Deal!This pack Is amazing and such good value for a starter pack. If you're starting with reitonol this is an awesome was to start. Love the moisturiser and the lock in serum felt a huge difference in my skin a way after starting!
IT WORKS!Bought this set for my husband last week and I can see a difference in his skin already, much brighter !
Awesomelove this set to be introduced to the brand, cleared my acne prone skin in a couple of uses will be defintely purchasing full size versions, highly recommend
Fantastic gateway to The OrdinaryWas looking to set up my skincare now I’m getting older (30s) and had heard heaps about the Ordinary. This was great selection to try initially - have reordered all 3, and more!
amazing stuffI saw results using this product within a couple of weeks! really great set to try out this brand and it really reduced my oiliness and breakouts !!
Great price and gentle.I am 46 and have only been using for one week but all products in this pack are gentle on my skin and I have not experienced any irritation from the retinoid product which is a bonus. My skin is looking clearer and I am looking forward to seeing more positive results in the coming weeks. I also have dry skin and I have found these products to be very hydrating. Highly recommend.
Great ProductsI bought this as in my mid-thirties I have developed a mild obsession over serums and skin routines. Here you have a fair, acne-prone lady.
I have been using them for over 4 weeks and I am finding it amazing. My skin is brighter, smoother and overall feels healthy and glowy. I have had a few compliments as well.
The "buffet" is amazing, very light and pleasant. I am using it daily. The Granactive Retinoid 2% is also geat albeit stronger. I am using this twice a week and think is more than enough.
The price point is amazing, considerably cheaper than most other brands with the same type of products.
The brand lives to its hype. 100% recommended.
One week and see results
It’s been a week and my face is already brighter, dark spots are fading and the texture is smooth!
HA 2%Absolutely adore this product on to my forth bottle... recommended to my sister. Really plumps my skin. Love love love this...
Wow wow wow!I have noticed such a huge difference in my skin since using these products. My fine lines are less visible and my general complexion has improved a lot. I use all three products in the set and follow the directions adore beauty recommend and I’m seeing amazing results. This is a must try for anyone looking to add to their skin care regime.
so hydrating!I've been using this set for about two weeks now and I'm definitely noticing improvements in the texture and hydration of my skin! It's definitely never dry anymore and my skin is feelin very happy. The only thing I don't like about this set is that buffet leaves my skin feeling sticky/tacky, so like when the wind blows my hair will stick to my face, and when I lay in bed with my cat, I'm going to have cat hair all over my face. I'm sure if you wear foundation or powder this would help in the daytime.
AmazingI have super sensitive skin and haven't found a retinol product my skin will tolerate - until now. I saw massive improvements in my skin only 48 hours after I started using this kit. My new holy grail skincare. Love love love it!
LoveI love the ordinary. This makes my skin more even, smooth, toned, and soft! An amazing product for the price and lasted a fair while considering the size of the bottle! A fantastic set to be introduced to the brand!
absolutely love it so much,couldn't recommend this anymore! absolutely love it so much, clears my dry acne prone skin
Good productsLove these products although not 100% sure how I feel about the moisturiser but either way these products have been working wonders for my skin.
If it’s cheaper to buy individually I would recommend doing so.
Very impressed by this brand of skin careI've always used expensive products on my skin and have found this brand to be just as effective if not more!
My skin is glowing!
Awesomecouldn't recommend this anymore! absolutely love it so much, clears my dry acne prone skin
GreatIt’s been a week and my face is already brighter, dark spots are fading and the texture is smooth! Seriously?!?!?! I bought all sorts of expensive serums and this worked!
Great combo of productsFantastic way to get introduced to The Ordinary. Love the retinoid emulsion. The package is very thoughtfully combined - moisturiser is great for use after the emulsion to prevent drying out of the skin
Best setSuch a great set of skin helping ingredients definitely a must have for me!
Not for meI had high hopes for these products but I started breaking out badly. I reintroduced them again after a few weeks but broke out again so I stopped. Such as shame as I really wanted to like them but not meant to be.
Great giftI gave this to my mum for Mother’s Day and she couldn’t be happier. She said one of her friends has complimented her on her skin and then bought her own set.
The Ordinary is anything butThis is a great way to get to try some of The |Ordinary's top products. I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to try products that rival some of the leaders in the beauty field. I was (still am a tad) a high quality/expensive skin care obsessed customer! I use these products daily as well as some old tried and true products I have always loved. but the money I'm saving by buying more affordable skin care that works is going towards beauty and bath products to really treat myself! Give The Ordinary a go, you won't be disappointed!
Great addition!The three products are equally as good and a great addition to my skincare regime. My skin feel smooth and fresh. Very affordable product!
Great as a giftThis has most of my most used products from the ordinary. My skin always looks fantastic the next day. This is also a fantastic as a gift!
Great buy!Just spotted this while looking for a birthday gift! The Granactive Retinoid & Buffet are staples in my regime & the moisturiser is great alone, but I use it as a "carrier" and blend a few drops of Marula oil into it at night. Great intro pack to the range!
Perfect introduction to The OrdinaryI don't use a lot of skincare products and I've never really found a set that I love... until now. The price point was right to start with. It's super quick and easy regime and my skin is loving it. I was skeptical of the size of the products but a little goes a hell of a long way so the value is definitely there. Will buy these products again and will definitely recommend!
Great setI love the ordinary. This is cheap and it works! This no brainer set even save you more $$$$ and most importantly it works!
3 excellent productsI purchased this set randomly as I was looking for affordable skincare products. I used to spend a fortune on expensive brands when I could but I never found anything I really loved. I will be buying all three of these items again and again.
Great ProductsNever used this brand before, thought I would try it as I had run out of my usual Hyaluronic Acid. Really happy with each of these items, they absorb well and you can feel the difference after applying. Will be buying again.
Great IntroductionI bought this as a gift for some girlfriends as I feel like giving single skin care is too intrusive but don't like the normal gift packs with hand creams etc. Everyone I got one for loved it, great introduction to the range and shows them what the products do. I hope they do other types! Good price too,
The Gateway productThis was my gateway product to The Ordinary skincare range. I suffer from dermatitis, my eczema flares up especially during winter, and so far, I haven't had any negative reactions. I have since graduated to buying the Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 100ml from The Ordinary. It sits very comfortably on top of two, three or four ingredients.
I alternate between the "Buffet" and Marine Hyaluronics, using them as serums , but I prefer the latter over the "Buffet" for my skin during the cooler months.
The Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion was a bit intimidating for me, cause I've never used any retinoids, retinoic acids or retinols. This is a great product to start me on a Vitamin A journey, I haven't experienced any irritation, so I'm looking forward to upping my dosage.
Wow.. super greatI love this product. This is my first time using it and it’s definitely the best. You notice results from day one. I love it. It’s exciting to see a great product at an affordable price. Thank you.
Great starting pointThis is a great starting point to try their products. It will help you work out which ones you need and which you can do without. I'm still using them all though. They absorb into my skin quickly and leave my face feeling really soft and clear
Well worth a tryI purchased this set back in August of 2018 and since have repurchased Buffet and the Retinol again. Retinol is a lovely mild serum to use, I don't notice any inflammation and am using it every other night, the only time I realise what its doing for my skin is when I get my brows done, if I have used it in the few days before my skins is super red, then I remember. The Buffet works beautifully works well under my make up and doesn't ball up when mixed with other skincare. The moisturiser is lovely and a good option, for me I want something thats doing a bit more so use something else. These products from the Ordinary are really great and I have seen brilliant results
Best way to get hooked on The Ordinary for the $$ consciousI had only ever tried The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid before purchasing this set. I'm so glad I got it!
It was the perfect introduction to what their products can do and for an affordable student-friendly price.
You WILL use all three of these products and they are full-size serums so will last you a while to be confident in results :)
Great everyday support for your skinI have only had the set for a week and am really am enjoying how my skin feels when I use the products. i think my skin looks brighter and feels well hydrated. I have no hesitation in recommending this to someone who wants an everyday skin regime with little fuss and good results
I'm hooked!I bought this to try out The Ordinary and see what all the fuss is about. I am now converted and will continue to use these! This is perfect for my sensitive and unfortunately aging skin. My skin feels firmer, plumper, softner and is so hydrated. I highly recommend this!
Loving it so farI’ve only had this set for a few days, but already I can see a positive difference.
I have extremely dry and dehydrated skin (lacking in water and oil) which is currently really congested. I had a bit of a break out happening when I started using the set.
So far, the texture of my skin seems to be improving. The break out is all but gone when it had previously been there for a good week or two. None of the formulas are harsh on my sensitive skin - I’ve had trouble finding products that don’t sting while actually making a noticeable difference.
This really is a very easy skincare regime so I completely understand the “No brainer” tag line. I’m hooked!
The perfect starter setI bought these products despite the mixed reviews I had heard and I'm so glad I did. Since using this set I have noticed my skin is so much more hydrated and I have been brave enough to go makeup free. I bought several other The Ordinary products after having good results with this set.
First step is always the most important!This pack makes an excellent introduction to the Ordinary with 3 products that work well together. Within days, I had more glow in my skin and two months in, my skin looks better than it has in years. I've gifted this to so many friends and they just love it.
great startgreat to get this to help get started
Great way to try the most popular products from The OrdinaryAfter hearing a lot of hype about The Ordinary, I found that the no brainer set was the easiest way to try out the most populate products from the range. I noticed that the Granactive Retinoid 2% made the biggest difference to my skin and was super affordable compared to other retinoids on the market. Left a slight tacky feel which I didn't mind for my PM routine. As someone to wears makeup everyday, I wasn't able to use the Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 30ml as it left white streaks and stopped my foundation from blending properly. The Buffet was ok but not something I would repurchase.
Amazing, life changing products.I was hesitant to use these products, there is so much buzz around them at the moment and I'm sick of being disappointed and wasting money.
However I'm a long term sufferer of acne, and after having been on Roaccutane twice, I was desperately looking for another alternative to going down that route again.
HoweverI have been absolutely amazed by the results, my deep cystic acne has started to shrink, the uneveness/bumpiness I felt over my entire face has also basically disappeared. My face overall just looks shinier, brighter and healthier.
This is the first product that has done that.
I've noticed a slight amount of dryness, but as I have progressed with the product that has stopped.
I havent noticed any difference with scarring on my face, but the improvement to my acne is just incredible.
perfectthis is the perfect gift for everyone even my brother loves it
Excellent intoductionThis pack makes an excellent introduction to the Ordinary with 3 products that work well together. Within days, I had more glow in my skin and two months in, my skin looks better than it has in years.
Fantastic setI bought 2 of the no brainer sets before Christmas 1 for my mum and one for me. I chose to try them from reading ppls reviews. Admittedly I didn't get to give it the chance I'm sure it deserves as I was very caught up with a new born and just not giving much time to myself.
My mum is very slack when it comes to sticking to skin care, she loves the concept of it but just doesn't stick to it.... Well..... She had come down stairs to join me for a coffee the morning after I had given her the box set and the first thing I noticed was how incredibly hydrated her skin looked and how much she was glowing... I said: have you put that product on? She said yes I did last night and this morning. Her skin was beautiful.
Today I've ordered her her 3rd set she gets compliments all the time now it's such a visible difference on her.
I asked her how long it would realistically last her if she didn't over use it as she likes to pile on the moisturizer but doesn't need to. She said realistically it would last her 3ish months if she used the recommended amount (if that helps)
I've ordered tonight the rose hip oil they have to give it a go after reading reviews as I'm pregnant again with super dry skin. Will write a review of I manage to give it a good go.
But regarding this pack.. I highly recommend. I know not all products work the same on everyone but it's the best I've seen on my mum and the only skin care EVER that shes continued to use and stick to
A great intro to The OrdinaryA great intro to The Ordinary, I've given this to a few friends to introduce them to the range.
the essentialthis is the essential to have clear smooth skin
An absolute No-Brainer!If you are tossing up whether to get this set or not - do it!
It is the perfect introduction to The Ordinary.
I was hesitant to purchase these products as they seem quite complex - but with a bit of research I found that they are SUPER easy to use!
Not only that - they have an extremely low price point and are such a luxurious item.
Buffet - lives up to the hype!
Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion - excellent and not too harsh on my sensitive skin. I have been using it over the top of Buffet as my skin is quite sensitive, and I have not seen any reaction. I am working my way up to trying it directly on my skin.
Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA - the most luxurious moisturiser I have ever used. It is soft, silky and hydrating.
This set is truly a 'No-Brainer!'
Perfect comboI have been recommending these 3 products to my friends for ages - it's great to see that The Ordinary has finally put them together as a pack. I started out by using these 3 products and now I'm addicted. After a few weeks of using the Buffet/Retinoid/Moisturiser combo, I could see a noticeable different in both the feel and appearance of my skin - so much plumper and radiant.
Love itMix and match these, love it
perfect skincare setThis skincare set is perfect for people wanting to try out products by The Ordinary. Its got a good range of amazing products and works well as a gift set too!
Great introduction to the brandI had been recommend this brand by a lot of my friends and I didn't know where to start. This was a great starter pack, and I've since incorporated two out of the three products into my regular skincare regime.
Perfect starter bundleI went for this bundle as I’m new to ‘the ordinary’ world. I am so glad I tried it! The first night I didn’t use the retinoid - just the buffet and moisturiser. Woke up with softer than usual skin but didn’t want to call it a miracle too soon. Now I can say after using all the products that I am sold! My skin doesn’t look as dull as before and I’ve noticed improvements already! Would definitely recommend this as a starter for the newbies like me.
AMAZINGThis set is unreal. I already love the ordinary products, so having it in a set is great.
My skin reacts really well and it has never looked so good since using these.
AMAZING!I had read the hype about The Ordinary but was still slightly skeptical when I purchased this set.
I’ve been using the products for almost 3 weeks now and I have noticed such a difference in my skin. It’s brighter, tighter and feels so much better. The best part is I’ve been getting so many compliments about my skin now.
I’ve never had any major issues, just starting to notice signs of aging and this has definitely helped with that!
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