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Love The Ordinary? Meet The Inkey List

Love The Ordinary? Meet The Inkey List
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I know how much you Glossies love The Ordinary’s products – and I’m right there with you! But there’s a new skincare brand on the block that is giving The Ordinary a run for its money, The Inkey List.

About The Inkey List

  • Ingredient-Led Products

Much like The Ordinary, The Inkey List develop effective, ingredient-led products that each focus on providing your skin with one key skin-benefiting ingredient. Better yet, all of their products cost between £5 and £13. You can then mix and match these products. It’s the best way of tailoring your skincare routine to your specific needs.

  • Answering The What And Whys Of Skincare

The Inkey List’s main ambition is to educate beauty lovers. Not only do they provide key ingredients at an affordable price, but they explain who needs to use them, why they will help, and how to apply them.

It's about giving people the power to fully understand skincare

@Matt Curry, The Inkey List Co-Founder

As co-founder Collette Newberry told British Vogue, “We wanted to make sure the price point was accessible but what we felt was missing in the industry was accessibility to information and understanding”. Co-founder Matt Curry added, “It’s about giving people a choice and giving them the power to fully understand skincare. Everything we do will always come back to this.”

Basically Glossies, whatever it says on the bottle, that’s what the product is.

The Inkey List

My Favourite Inkey List Products

  • Target Dark Circles With Caffeine

I couldn’t introduce you to The Inkey List without mentioning Caffeine and its incredible ability to reduce the appearance of dark circles under your eyes. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, this serum soothes puffiness and combats fine lines. Think of it as your morning pick me up!

Who should use it? If you’re concerned about puffiness, dark circles or fine lines around your eyes, then incorporating Caffeine into your skincare routine is a must.

  • Hydrate With Polyglutamic Acid Serum

One of The Ordinary’s best-selling products is their Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydration Support Formula. Well, The Inkey List have developed a new moisturising formula that is four times more hydrating than hyaluronic acid.

That’s right! Polyglutamic Acid is the new wonder skincare ingredient. In fact, it not only locks in moisture by creating a barrier on the surface of your skin, but it actually attracts water. Use it after your moisturiser twice a day. It will plump your skin, giving your complexion a dewy radiance and reducing the appearance of fine lines.

Who should use it? If you suffer from dry or irritated skin, forget hyaluronic acid. You need polyglutamic acid!

  • Brighten And Rejuvenate With Vitamin C Serum

I added a vitamin C serum into my skincare routine about two months ago and I’ve really noticed a difference since then. If you’re looking to incorporate one into your skincare routine too, why not try The Inkey List Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that brightens your complexion by evening out your skin tone and boosting your radiance. It also stimulates collagen production, the protein in your skin that gives it its firmness and elasticity.

Who should use it? If you have dull or ageing skin, then vitamin C is the ingredient for you!

You can shop the full The Inkey List range on lookfantastic. All products cost between £5 and £13! Don’t forget, you can use your GLOSSYCredit to treat yourself!

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