About six months ago the Inkey List launched in the UK much to the delight of those skincare junkies who like a good budget pick that cuts through all the BS. This is a very accessible skincare collection that showcases a star ingredient in a concentrated form much like the Ordinary and it’s now available at sephora.com.
Speaking of the Ordinary, they do have a growing list of competitors lately don’t they? Makeup Revolution’s Revolution Skincare, Beautylish’s Good Molecules, and now, the Inkey List. I think do think each of these brands has their own strong and weak points. The Ordinary is a pioneer in the simple yet effective and affordable skincare world. It’s given birth to an entirely new species of skincare where formulas are simply, to the point, and get things done versus $100+ formulas that are full of fragrance, fillers, and empty promises.
The main difference between the Inkey List and the Ordinary would be price point. The Inkey List’s price point is $14.99 and under with most items set at the higher $14.99 price tag where as the Ordinary’s prices are on the lower spectrum at around $5-$10. Both share 1 oz sizes however, The Ordinary’s line contains more serums where as the Inkey List has formula are more cream-based in my experience thus far.
I did purchase some of the Inkey List’s offerings at Sephora.com recently with my 20% off discount. Most people were eager about what I thought…
I can’t really speak for a skincare product I haven’t tested for a good month or more. However, I can share my experience thus far. I’ve used two of the several Inkey List products I purchased so far! I’ve applied them once in the morning and once in the evening so far. My experience must be good because I decided I’d go ahead and purchase some other items.
The first item I used was the The Inkey List Q10 Serum. This is a cream-based serum that applies like a moisturizer. On the bottle, a pea-sized amount is recommend for use. I was concerned that I’d run through 1 oz of product quickly however, I learned fast that a little goes a very long way. This is highly moisturizing and a great base for other products. It not only protects skin against environmental stressors but it also preps skin for other skincare and leaves skin very, very, hydrated. I used this last night and again in the morning. It’s best suited for AM use in my opinion as the host of antioxidants will help protect your skin throughout the day. I’m a little too generous with skincare at times so I admit to use a little more than a pea sized amount. Keep it light with this. It’s really rich! A little bit goes a very long way.
The second item I tried was the The Inkey List Turmeric Moisturizer which is pretty ideal for drier skin and again, very rich so a little goes a long way. This is actually sort of greasy on me but once it absorbs fully the greasiness disappears and I’m left with very smooth, soft skin. I could be imagining it but by skin looks brighter and less dull!
I’ll be reviewing these items more once I’ve tried them several weeks. But so far, the Inkey List is promising and with 20% off I figured I might as well purchase some more items!
Did anyone haul anything from the Inkey List?