The inkey list retinol serum
THE inkey LIST - Retinol Anti-Aging Serum The Inkey Lists Retinol Serum sells for 10$ and includes 30ml. It targets fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, dullness and uneven texture. Retinol is known to be a preventative anti aging ingredient and this is the first ever retinol product I’ve tried. The product is yellow first of all, but kind of runny and liquid which is why I don’t think it’s the optimal packaging for this product. The texture itself sinks into the skin quickly, doesn’t leave a residue and is easy to spread. I’ve been using it for about 4 months now and even though I just turned 20 I don’t think it can be too early to use a gentle retinol product. Retinols should only be used in the PM and you should always follow with a SPF in the morning! I started off by using it 2 times a week, now I can use it 3-4 times a week. It takes a couple of weeks to see results since it’s mostly a preventative product but I do see some fine lines on my forehead get smaller when I use this product. It’s actually quite hydrating and not irritating at all, which I really like. It’s also a great affordable product, which is why I would definitely recommend this especially if you are just starting with retinols. I did not find it helping with my skin texture, but it’s gentle, a great anti aging preventative and helps hydrate and fine lines and wrinkles!
THE inkey LIST-Retinol Anti-Aging Serum
Affordable and Effective Skincare Anyone?
Let’s talk The Inkey List. I’ve been hearing about this brand for MONTHS and never really paid much attention, until recently. I started seeing people I really trust enjoying a lot of their products and thought, hm, maybe there is something to this. So, I asked the company for a skincare routine for me based on my type of skin and concerns. So far, these are the products I’ve tried from the routine and my thoughts. I’ve been incorporating 1 new product per week but I started with the basics all together, so the Bakuchiol, Brighten-i Eye Cream, Salicylic Acid Cleanser, and Hyaluronic Acid serum have been in rotation for about a month at this point and were the first 4 products I used together. Next I incorporated the PHA Toner, and lastly was the Vitamin C serum. •Bakuchiol - I like this a lot. It sinks right in and doesn’t leave a residue, but it isn’t quite hydrating enough for me. I do think I’ll need to incorporate an oil on top, but I don’t mind. The only negative I have with this so far is the packaging. I hate this packaging. The product is too thin for this kind of tube. •Brighten-i Eye Cream - I’ve seen nothing crazy with this, but I don’t see anything crazy with any eye cream. I do like this a lot though and I like the applicator. •Hyaluronic Acid - this feels very nice on the skin. It feels velvety on the skin and soaks right in for me. It leaves no residue and I’ve been enjoying it. I don’t know that it’s helping much with keeping my skin hydrated though. •PHA Toner - I think I’m liking this a lot. I feel like it’s helped my texture and made my face feel softer. It doesn’t seem to be causing any issues, but I think it is a little drying for me. A heavier moisturizer would solve this problem, I think. •Vitamin C Serum - I’ve only been using this for a little over a week and I’m uncertain about it. I do not like the smell and and it leaves my skin EXTREMELY sticky initially. Like, I could stick a spoon to my face and it would probably stay, sticky. Thankfully, it doesn’t seem to linger and sinks in after a few minutes. Even if there is a teensy bit of tackiness if I get impatient, after putting on a moisturizer it’s gone. •Salicylic Acid Cleanser - I feel like this does work well and is very gentle. It doesn’t irritate my skin or feel drying, so I really like it. It seems to help with blackheads a lot and with any active breakouts I have, so I’ve definitely been enjoying it. THE inkey LIST - Brighten-i Eye Cream THE inkey LIST - Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Moisturizer THE inkey LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Serum THE inkey LIST - Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) Gentle Exfoliating Toner THE inkey LIST - 15% Vitamin C and EGF THE inkey LIST - Salicylic Acid Acne + Pore Cleanser
THE inkey LIST- Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Inkey List Haul
I love all of the Inkey List products I currently own so I wanted more to try. These are the ones I picked up fairly recently: THE inkey LIST - Hepta-Peptide Anti-Aging Serum THE inkey LIST - Turmeric Cream Moisturiser 30ml THE inkey LIST - Kaolin Clay Mask THE inkey LIST - Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Moisturizer THE inkey LIST - Multi-Biotic I’ll be reviewing them once I continue trying them out for a bit :) Which Inkey List products do you love?
THE inkey LIST-Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Moisturizer
The Ordinary products you SHOULD MIX them to boost more Vitamin C.
I am going to give you a general idea of what you can mix, and I am also going to share my favorite pairings that I like to use in my skincare routines. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA I want to share with you today that I see results with, and that worked together. I love to incorporate The Ordinary hyaluronic acids 2% + b5. It is a hydration product, so this will give you a lot of hydration and moisture. So if you have dry skin, this is a serum that you want to incorporate into your skincare routine. It can be used in morning and night, and this can be paired with anything. You can pair this with retinol, and you also can pair this with an acid. I like to add this for extra hydration, especially when I am using those higher strength products. Still, I especially like to use this in the morning in combination with my Vitamin C. The vitamin C that I want to use from The Ordinary is The Ordinary ascorbic acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%. So I do like to use these two products in the same routine in the morning. And if there is a day that I don’t feel like using The Ordinary Vitamin C, and I am using a different brand. I will pair my hyaluronic acids with a different type of vitamin c, which is completely fine. So, I love this pairing, and I love how this makes my skin feel. After using this pairing, I see a lot of brightness in my skin. And I love the way that the Hyaluronic Acids+b5 gives my skin that beautiful glow, so when I am wearing makeup on top, I feel like this serum shines through and gives my skin an elegant dewy, youthful look. And I think that is beautiful in skincare is to have a subtle sheen to your skin. I think it looks healthy. So if you are looking for a good pairing and you want to boost your Vitamin.
The Ordinary-Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
I Used up These 2 In 18 Days And Here’s What Happened...
I used up a bottle of The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% and a bottle ofThe Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%within 18 days. I have oily skin with a tolerance for Niacinamide, so I only feel a little pain around my upper lip. But I don't recommand using the same amount if this is your first try. You definitely should start with small amounts, and build up your tolerance gradually. I used them for: Niacinamide is often touted to help manage acne, rosacea, pigmentation issues, and wrinkles and Azelaic Acid works on skin as a gentle leave-on exfoliant which helps unclog pores and refine skin's surface. How did I use: I normally use 1 pump of Niacinamide in the morning, and 2 pumps at night. But if I plan to do my makeup that morning, I won't use it. I use Azelaic Acid both in the morning and at night as well. The amount is similar to 2-3 jelly beans. And I don't use it before makeup. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% looks similar to liquid glue, and causes ball ups. The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% turns into a matte look after you spread it out for 10s. When you use it, make sure you do not draw in circles, cuz that causes ball ups or peelings on your face. Effects: I have been using it for about two weeks. My skin became smooth and my pimples are less visible. I guess the Azelaic Acid works really well for treating pimples. I got something like a pimple on my arm a while ago, it looks like a whitehead. And it became invisible the day after I used the Azelaic Acid at night. This combo is great at oil-controlling. I have oily skin and I sometimes even feel dry after using a great amount of it. Repurchase or not: The biggest problem with this combo is the ball ups it caused. But the effects are impressive. And this combo is VER Y affordable. So I will repurchase in the future.
The Ordinary-Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT | CT Hollywood Flawless
Charlotte Tilbury - Hollywood Flawless Filter I can’t live without this! When I pucked up Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, I was expecting more of a shinnery highlight. To my surprise, it looked more like a glowy foundation. Yet on the skin, it looks more stunning than I ever thought!It has a glowy, natural finish. Unlike most highlighters that are purely glowy, this one has some slight coverage, making it blend seamlessly with foundation. I love how this layers on top of my foundation! It just looks like a natural everyday glow!I can’t live without this because it brings any makeup look a step up with a glow from within look. I also enjoy layering highlighter on top of this if I want a more intense glow. This comes in a few shades but in my opinion they need more dark shades. At first, I got a shade too dark but when I switched I was really impressed with how it blended into my skin. I’m curious to know how a lighter shade would look if I applied it to the high points of my face. This is definitely a holy grail and I would recommend this to anyone! ✨✨
Charlotte Tilbury-Hollywood Flawless Filter