The Inkey List is a relatively new brand to the market but it has really come to the forefront in 2020. It’s affordable, no nonsense approach to skincare is extremely refreshing. They break things down completely so not only do you know what products suit your skincare concerns, you also know the best order in which to use them.
Their range is extensive with products available for every skincare concern there is. But for today, I’m going to highlight some of the products I’ve enjoyed using the most.
Oat Cleansing Balm
This is the most ideal cleanser for sensitive skin. Blended with 3% Oat Kernel Oil which helps to maintain skin moisture levels while helping to smooth the skin. It also has 1% Oat powder which helps to reduce redness and irritation. I definitely found this to be the case. A really, gentle, soothing cleanser to use.
On top of that it’s a very effective way to remove makeup.It cleanses without stripping sensitive, irritated skin of the moisture it needs. Given the price it still feels surprisingly luxurious on the skin.
Because of all of these reasons though, it is currently really difficult to get your hands on. My advice would be, if you see it anywhere and you’ve been wanting to try it, snap it up as quickly as possible.
Probably my most favourite product I’ve tried from The Inkey List so far. Polyglutamic Acid is a must have for anybody with dehydrated skin.
Naturally found in the skin Polyglutamic Acid helps to maintain the skins moisture levels and holds four times more moisture than Hyaluronic Acid. It may seem like a really impressive statistic but I can confirm that it’s true. Because this particular product saved my skin back in January.
I was incredibly sick for the entire month of January, starting off with tonsillitis, then developing a separate viral infection and chest infection. My skin was in a terrible way. Already incredibly dehydrated because of being so sick but antibiotics and steroids just exasperated this. The combination of The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid and Bakuchiol moisturiser 100% saved my skin.
I cannot begin to tell you how impressed I am with this Acid. My skincare regime will never again be without this incredible product. It injects an insane amount of hydration into your skin. I find my skin particularly tight every time I get out of the shower. The minute I pop this on my skin feels instantly hydrated.
The perfect complimentary product for over Polyglutamic Acid in my humble opinion. Bakuchiol is a plant derived alternative to Retinol, it’s a super ingredient for maturing skin.
It helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles but in a gentle way. Bakuchiol is an ultra hydrating moisturiser that strengthens and maintains the skins moisture barrier. And if you’re like me and are a bit nervous of Retinol because your skin is sensitized I’d highly recommend trying this. This moisturiser can be used day or night over your preferred serum.
Ceramide Night Treatment
Now I’m not going to lie when I tried this product first I didn’t like it. It made my skin feel sticky and unpleasant and it distracted me from any positive changes it was making.
One evening when I was on Instagram I saw that The Inkey List were doing a Q+A so I asked them about it. I explained what was happening when I applied the product and asked if there was anything I could do to rectify the issue. In fairness to them they came back really quickly and suggested mixing one or two drops of Squalane face oil in with the Night Treatment when I was using it. They felt that this would counteract the stickiness. I followed their advice and it worked!!
So what does Ceramide Night Treatment do? It strengthens the skin’s barrier by forming a protective layer that limits moisture loss whilst simultaneously nourishing and plumping the skin. Used in the evening as the last skincare product in your regime. Apply a thin layer to cleansed skin over your preferred serum but no need for your moisturiser. Once absorbed into the skin leave it on for the rest of the night. Be sure to cleanse the skin in the morning to start your day time regime. A really great skin regenerator.
Squalane Face Oil
The last product I’m including in the post is the Squalane Face Oil. This is a lightweight, non greasy oil that’s easily absorbed into the skin. It’s plant derived and helps to hydrate and protect the skin while reinforcing the skins natural protective barrier.
It is also excellent for oily skin as it helps to regulate sebum production to help achieve the perfect moisture balance in the skin. Dehydration is a big problem for me. This leads to my skin looking tight and lines and wrinkles are further enhanced. Squalane works on the dehydration plumping the skin and leaving it glowy and hydrated looking.
A really great addition to any skincare regime. Helping to lock in moisture, leading to dewy, radiant skin.
So those are my top picks from what I’ve tried from The Inkey List. Any products you would add to this list? Have you tried any of the products that I’ve mentioned? As always, let me know below.
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