The Ordinary Mini-Haul and Matrixyl 10% + HA Review

Hello, hello!

Today I have the first of several skincare reviews of things that I’ve been trying out this past month from my recent mini-haul from Deciem / The Ordinary.

Deciem / The Ordinary

First off, two re-purchases – the Buffet serum and Advanced Retinoid 2% (original reviews are here and here).

Deciem / The Ordinary

And now onto the new stuff – as you can see I have four new products (Argireline Solution 10%, Matrixyl 10% + HA, Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA and Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%) that I’ve been testing out. Because I have sensitive skin, I did my patch test on my arm first before testing any of them on my face. And then introduced each one separately to monitor for any sensitivity or reaction.

Deciem / The Ordinary

Today I’m reviewing the Matrixyl 10% + HA, A High-Strength Peptide Formulation. (info in italics is taken from the website)

Matrixyl is a trademarked peptide composition developed by Sederma in France. This highly-effective composition has been shown to reduce the look of static and dynamic wrinkles. This formula contains two generations of Matrixyl, Matrixyl 3000 and Matrixyl Synthe’6, at a combined concentration of 10% by weight in a specialized Hyaluronic Acid delivery system. The peptide in Matrixyl 3000 is palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 and the peptide in Matrixyl Synthe’6 is palmitoyl tripeptide-38. 

The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA

This serum can be used morning and night and targets fine lines and wrinkles. In terms of its consistency, it is very similar to the Buffet serum. I’ve been using the Matrixyl at night, and Buffet in the morning. Similar to Buffet, the serum absorbs quickly into the skin and plays well with other serums and creams that I’ve tested it with thus far.


I don’t think that I need to be using both Buffet and Matrixyl since they both target fine lines and wrinkles, and both contain Hyaluronic Acid for hydration. I just need to decide which one works best for me – thus far they both seem to do the same thing for my skin.

This serum is $11.50 CAD for a 30ml dropper bottle. Most anti-aging serums are far more expensive than that!

Disclosure: I purchased this!




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