🧬Five Things Need To Know About The Inkey List
Knowing that skincare is a deeply personal (yet essential) component of overall well being, Inkey List takes a unique approach to helping customers achieve their goals. With a central ideology of minimalism, the skincare brand avoids unnecessary ingredients and bulky additives. Understanding that skin care is an individual matter, Inkey List strives to avoid irritants and keep to the basics. In this way, the brand helps skin heal through the power of simplicity. Users get to identify the ingredient best-suited to their unique skin concerns. From there, the brand provides a product that focuses on that inherent simplicity. Instead of extra ingredients - perfumes, exfoliants, astringents, and more - it stays true to the mission and provides users with exactly what’s needed.
Cost-Effectiveness Is Key
One thing that definitely sets this brand apart from the rest is that literally everything it sells is under $15. Unlike many other brands that use high prices to add to the allure, Inkey List keeps cost-effectiveness as the base model of their business. Ensuring that every person (and all budgets) can gain access to these helpful products, it sets a reasonable price point on literally everything. Simplicity is key; and, instead of asking clients to pay substantial amounts to get a skincare product free from additives and bulking agents, they charge a small amount. By keeping their prices reasonable, the brand added appeal for countless individuals who want quality skin care but couldn’t afford it before.
They Focus on Their Clients
Another special aspect of this company is that they remain accessible to users. Whether for information or feedback, Inkey List ensures that their customers have a line of communication for all their needs. Available on multiple different platforms, the brand strives to provide reliable and accurate information to keep you informed. Instead of using high-tech jargon, they run a campaign called #askinkey. With this hashtag, you can quickly reach out to their ingredients specialists to learn more about their products. It offers those just beginning their skincare regimen a judgement-free zone to learn everything they need to know about the Inkey List product line.
The Customer Is In Control
Taking a solution-oriented view of product creation, Inkey List gives customers the opportunity to create their own product. Their site features a step by step process to build a skincare recipe. First, it’s broken down into goals, some of which are reducing redness, brightening skin, getting rid of wrinkles, or handling breakouts. Enabling users to choose more than one goal (such as limiting breakouts and reducing redness), customers get to contour the product specifically to their needs. From there, it gathers a few more details about your skin; whether it’s oily, dry, or something else. After a final inquiry of whether the user has sensitive skin, Inkey List proceeds to create a new product which users can get sent to their email. It names a key ingredient, and offers you a bundle arrangement for your skincare (with each product costing less than $15).
Inkey List Has Pre-Made Products Too
For situations where users aren’t quite sure how to approach creating their own product, there is a premade line available—ranging from hyaluronic acid to alcohol, caffeine to collagen, the simple yet effective ingredients each address a specific concern. The expansive yet affordable line of products makes light work of finding the right item. On the Inkey List website, the product list details the main ingredient, the site for use, and a subtitle detailing the benefits. Available solutions for everything from hands to facial skin, the comprehensive product line makes light work of identifying a suitable solution. There’s never any hidden ingredients or mysteries; Inkey List is completely transparent regarding their formulas.
It’s Not Just Skin - They Also Cover Hair
Believing that hair care need not cost a small fortune, Inkey List uses the same approach to haircare as they do with their other products. Centralized around one key ingredient, the minimalist formulas address a single issue. All items cost less than $15, in keeping with their focus on affordability. Though the hair care line contains fewer products, it addresses everything from hair loss to graying, oil control to thickening treatments. Using their same sleek, black containers, Inkey List understands that scalp health is a major factor in hair treatment and approaches follicular wellbeing with the same simplicity and candor.
Some Final Notes
Based in the UK, the company actually offers free shipping on orders made within their area. Through every step of the skincare (and haircare) process, the brand keeps true to its steadfast belief that information is strength. Providing users with accurate details on ingredients, benefits, and potential pitfalls, Inkey List empowers the population with knowledge. By honing in on the single ingredient that addresses a specific concern, Inkey List takes the minimalist approach to a new level of excellence. Suited to anyone who prefers straightforward solutions, the brand offers a popular, unique approach to beauty.
Introducing Cherie’s Spotlight! 🌟
Hi cherie fam! We've updated our Leaderboard into a new, more inclusive program now called Cherie Spotlight! Starting November 30th, every two-weeks, cherie will spotlight and award free beauty prizes to new and contributing users & creators in our community at random in an effort to show more diverse content and celebrate everyone in our cherie community. The first winners of Cherie's Spotlight will be announced on December 14th and every two-weeks, we will choose several winners for each category - New on Cherie, Cherie Convos, and Cherie's Picks! New on Cherie ￼Cherie will randomly choose several users who are new to the cherie community and have posted in the current round to win a free beauty prize! Cherie Convos ￼Cherie will randomly choose several users who have created into those week's Cherie Convos topics. ￼Each week's Cherie Convos topics can be found at the top of the Discover page in the banners and on @cherie! Cherie’s Picks ￼Cherie will award our top picks of the most engaging recent posts on cherie. There's no sign-up needed, just post to participate! Happy posting and good luck!! 🌟💫
Dry Shampoo white residue? Don’t worry I got you
I love a dry shampoo with a lot of powder because it is what is absorbing the oil to make your hair look less greasy. However, sometimes there is a little white powder residue that I can’t seem to rub into my dark hair. Simple solution 💡!! Shine spray! It makes it all blend away! Using: KLORANE - Detox Dry Shampoo With Organic Aquatic Mint REDKEN - Shine Flash 02 Shine Spray
Curology vs The Ordinary! Which is better?!
Curology - Curology formula This is the first photo! Did wonders for my skin it was the best it had ever been since I started getting acne in middle school. Curology literally saved my skin, it was clear and great! (Over a year later) The second photo:/ I decided to stop using curology around 2 months ago and start using ordinary products. I decided to do this because I wanted to see if the ordinary could do the same thing as curology and maybe make my skin even better. This wasn’t because curology was bad or anything It was just something I wanted to test. I was pretty confident in my skin so I didn’t think it would be bad. I saw on social media how great it was so I figured why not? ... After slowly introducing ordinary products into my skincare routine to ( i used both ordinary and curology products together) I could see that my skin was breaking out more when I introduced the ordinary products. I didn’t think much of it cause I knew that my skin was just purging from the new products. After about 2 months of using both curology and ordinary products I decided to just try ordinary products because my skin was breaking out a lot and I felt that the ordinary would help it. (I think should’ve stuck with curology but this was just my curiosity about the product). ... (Now) I am on week 6 of using all ordinary products and this is what my skin looks like (photo 2) and I’m not happy with the results:/The first couple weeks I knew I would be purging, my skin was at its worst a couple weeks ago (week 3). But I figured that by now or next week my skin would be clear( the only reason I felt that my skin would be pretty much clear by now or next week was because while using curology all my acne was gonna by week 7). So I’m still trying to figure out if I wanna continue to use the ordinary products for a couple more weeks before I give up because it’s not giving me the results I want. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I don’t really know how to rate this because obviously it hasn’t worked for my skin very well but I’m not sure if it’s because my skin needs more time to adjust (it has been 6 weeks so...). I think that this product works great for some people but for me definitely not. Right from the start of using it, it broke me out and then once I only used this line of products it made my skin terrible. I also used The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Which didn’t do much in the 6weeks I used it. I did feel like it helped my acne a little. Overall I really did wish this line of products would help my acne and make my skin clear like curology but that wasn’t the case. This product line is definitely not for my skin. I’ll write out my skin care routine comparisons in my next post!
Update regarding November 23rd posting bug
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Why pH of skincare products is important?
The pH is defined as the negative logarithm (base ten) of the concentration of free hydrogen ions in aqueous solution. The pH of skin surface ranges from 4.5 to 6 making it slightly acidic. The acidic nature of the whole skin surface was first claimed by Heuss in 1892; however, the first scientific study was carried out by Schade and Marchionini in 1928, who called it the acid mantle. The “acid mantle” protects the skin by inhibiting the growth of pathogenic organisms, regulating keratinization, desquamation and wound healing. Any disruption in the acid mantle disrupts the activity of enzymes involved in barrier function and anti-microbial protection. The skin pH and the buffering capacity of the skin surface are made up of the components of the stratum corneum as well as the secretions from sebaceous and sweat glands. Sweat is an important contributor towards skin acidity owing to its content of amino acid, lactic acid, and urea, which supplement skin NMF levels. The formation of stratum corneum barrier requires enzymes that are pH dependent. Two lipid-processing enzymes β-glucocerebrosidase and acidic sphingomyelinase require a pH of 5.6 and 4.5, respectively. An increased skin surface pH activates enzyme serine proteases, which causes degradation of corneodesmosomes and affects the skin barrier. pH also has a big impact on the skin microbiome. The bactericidal activity, because of dermicidin and nitrites in sweat, occurs optimally at pH 5.5. The resident bacterial flora changes as pH increases causing increase in population and activity of P. acnes and Staphylococcus aureus which are responsible for acne and eczema. All these result in contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, acne vulgaris and Candida albicans infections. Products with high pH cause swelling of skin follicles affecting the permeability of the skin making it dry, sensitive, and susceptible. Most of the skincare products are formulated within the pH range of normal healthy skin except the exfoliating products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s), Vitamin C products and chemical peel which work at low pH. Facial oils, cleansing oils, balms are not pH dependent.
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