The Inkey List Review.

Is this brand going to be The Ordinary’s rival?

It was bound to happen sooner or later, but just because there’s competition, it doesn’t mean it’s always going to win? The INKEY List, is the new kid on the block and I decided to try cos what's the harm? -apart from f-d up skin.

I ordered from Feel Unique as they had a 15% off code for the day so I took full advantage and purchased:
Target large pores
Reduce the appearance of pores
Smooth uneven skin tone
Brighten skin tone
10% Glycolic Acid helps to keep skin looking healthy at a safe concentration
5% Witch Hazel helps to minimise excess oil
Suitable for all skin types
Target dull skin
Brighten skin tone
Even skin tone
Reduce fine lines
30% pure, stable, L-Ascorbic Acid for optimum results and low irritation
Stable, waterless formulation
Suitable for all skin types
Target dry skin
Re-hydrate dry skin
Brighten skin tone
Reduce wrinkles
Turmeric Root extract
1% Vitamin E to smooth skin
Squalane to hydrate and protect
Suitable for all skin types

Target uneven skin tone
Even the skin tone
Brighten skin tone
Reduce the appearance of wrinkles
10% Lactic Acid for gentle exfoliation
1% Low molecular hyaluronic acid for deeper hydration beneath the skin surface
Suitable for all skin types
Target rough skin
Increase cell renewal
Reduce the appearance of brown spots
Smooth skin texture
10% Fruit acid for gentle exfoliation and effective results without irritation
1% Low molecular Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate from beneath the skin's surface
Suitable for all skin types.
Individually these items are all under £10 each.

It's going to be hard to not compare to the beloved Ordinary brand. The % are higher within The Inkey List, when I began using these acids, I could actually feel the tingling sensation & that's something I've not felt in a while with my other acids but that's not to say it's not been working with other brands, my skin was probably used to them. Not all of these are to be used together as they'll make them less effective or could over exfoliate the skin which we are not looking to do.
I have two exfoliating serums lactic acid, alpha hydroxy acid & an exfoliating toner Gylcolic acid. This means I'll only use one in my routine, I use the toner or serums at night but I always go by what I feel my skin needs and which one will be more beneficial.

Vitamin C, sometimes I stay away from the creams because of the gritty texture unlike this one it's not as gritty as others, it can be used day & night. Turmeric, this one I was instantly drawn to as a product I used previously which has since been discontinued had turmeric in the ingredients and for me, turmeric is life for helping dark spots & brightening the skin.

Their website provides you with a list on how to use the products, when and what not to use them with but it also has a drop down that lets you target your skin type so you get the ideal products. It's very helpful. Honestly I'm quite satisfied with the items, if the brand keeps up the effectiveness & price point, it'll be a cult brand before long.

Have you tried The Inkey List yet?
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  1. I've never seen Turmeric in a skincare product before!

    1. Love Turmeric in skincare, even using it myself in a face mask!

  2. Tumeric is amazing skincare agent. Nice to see it included. This range looks amazing!

    1. It truly is, love turmeric in skincare! It's so good for brightening skin

  3. I've never even heard of the brand but the numeric one sounds good to me as I have dehydrated skin x

    1. You might start seeing it now Rhian! LOL the internet works in funny ways but yeah it could be nice for your skin to brighten and hydrate x

  4. I have not heard of The Inkey List but I love Turmeric, I use it for my arthritis, so good to know it is good for the skin too

  5. Oh I havent heard of this brand either but I love turmeric, it's a huge part of my supplement routine and I find it is great for my fibromyalgia and inflammatory!

  6. These sound really good and well priced. I'd love to try the one with turmeric I've heard that's great for the skin..

  7. They sound interesting. I’ve heard that Tumeric is very good for you skin so might seek out that and give it a go myself.

  8. I have never, ever heard of this brand before but it looks interesting!

  9. I haven't heard of the brand but love the packaging and really like they use turmeric in it.

  10. This is a great deal for these products. I haven't heard of them before but they look promising. I may even try one of these some day.

  11. I use a turmeric supplement but never thought about using it in skin care. Will be checking this range out.

  12. I'd love to try these out! :) x