THE inkey LIST
What It IsA nurturing yet fast-absorbing daily moisturizer with a peptide duo that helps support natural collagen and hydrate skin.
What Else You Need to KnowThis moisturizer is formulated with peptides, which are small but mighty amino acid chains that support the firming, hydrating proteins for your skin. With continued use, these peptides help support natural collagen, leaving skin looking youthful and feeling comfortable.
Glyceryl Stearate SE
Hydrating, Fungal Acne
Soothing, Hydrating, Fungal Acne
Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Comedogenic
Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Fungal Acne
Hydrating, Fungal Acne
Is it really a dupe?? Drunk Elephant vs. Inkey🍀
In this round of dupe products, I tested Drunk Elephant’s Protini against The Inkey List Peptide Moisturizer. I have used Protini in the past and just got the newly released Inkey List moisturizer a few months ago. I was excited to see how they would perform up against each other. Let’s dive in! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream $68/ 50ml: contains a combination of signal peptides, growth factors, and amino acids. It comes in an airtight jar and a pump to prevent exposure and oxidation. The cream is in an intensely thick formula but surprisingly doesn’t feel too heavy when applied on my oily skin (although I feel oilier later in the day). The formulation has A LOT of peptides. Nine in total. I’m still skeptical when it comes to peptides since there haven’t been enough controlled studies to support the claims. However, I do know it has amazing moisturizing properties therefore, it may really help reduce fine lines and improve the overall health of the skin. THE inkey LIST - Peptide Moisturizer $14.99/ 50ml: this is a mainly a shea butter moisturizer. The peptides are last in the ingredients list. It contains a two-percent royal epigen P5 that claims to nurture skin and help decrease the appearance of fine lines and one-percent hydrating peptide solution to support the moisture barrier. It has fewer ingredients compared to Protini so it has less potential to cause irritations for sensitive or acne-prone skin. Texture and Consistency: I find that the Inkey moisturizer is more lightweight and sinks in quicker than the Protini. However, the Protini has that special luxurious silky feel to it. It feels really soft and cream slides easily onto skin. They are both sufficiently moisturizing for my oily skin. Both make me oilier at the end of the day but I really have no problem when used in the nighttime. I think they’re both great products. Both are fragrance-free and have occlusive properties. They seal in the moisture to keep your skin looking healthy and they’re perfect for use to repair the moisture barrier and replenish your skin with hydration overnight. So which one should you get? depends on your needs and skin type: I would say, go for the PROTINI if: You have dry skin You have wrinkles and fine lines You prefer a really intensive hydration You’re not sensitive to plant extracts Go for the PEPTIDE MOISTURIZER if: You have oily skin You are acne-prone You prefer a lightweight moisturizer You’re sensitive to plant extracts *cons: it has a strong chemical smell I personally have been enjoying the Inkey List moisturizer better than the Protini. Although I have always loved the Protini, I find that the Inkey moisturizer works better with my skin type. Thank you for reading! xoxo
THE inkey LIST-Peptide Moisturizer
My first retinol - Tretinoin routine
As part of the @cherie and Apostrophe Save My Skin, I got a consult and month of treatment from Apostrophe. My main skin concerns are beginning signs of aging and some dark spots/age spots (hyperpigmentation) that are beginning to appear. A couple of the dark areas on my face are quite pronounced. The Apostrophe process was super simple. Created my account online, answered some questions about my skin concerns, and uploaded some photos of my face and areas of concern, and chose my Dr. All of my information was reviewed by a Dermatologist who suggested a treatment plan to meet my goals. Less than 2 weeks later I had a box at my doorstep! The box from Apostrophe - Topical Formula included my prescription, a sheet detailing my treatment plan, a postcard, and some stickers. Cute. I was prescribed Tretinoin 0.025% + Niacinamide 4%. I’ve been using Niacinamide for about 2 months now, but this is my first prescription retinol experience. I was directed to apply every other night for 2 weeks, if no irritation, move to every night. In order to lessen the chance of irritation I was also directed to use a light moisturizer before and after, use sunscreen daily, avoid eye and mouth area, discontinue use of any acids, and use a moisturizing cleanser as well as a Vitamin C serum each morning. My retinol / Trentinoin daily routine Evening: If I have makeup on I cleanse using BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Nourishing or ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm which I also use as a mask of my skin is super irritated. Apply pea size amount of Tretonin + Niacinamide cream over face and half that amount to neck Moisturize with THE inkey LIST - Peptide Moisturizer Apply BITE - Agave+ Nightime Duo to lips, generic castor oil to brows with a spoolie, and PETER THOMAS ROTH - Lashes to Die for Turbo Nighttime Eyelash Treatment lash serum to my lashes Morning: Cleanse using BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Nourishing or ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm Apply SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum all over face and neck Use The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG under eyes Then rose hip oil on areas that feel especially dry or are peel Since it’s only been a couple weeks I will probably end up refining this routine, I’ve noticed dryness mostly around my mouth and nostrils. Highly recommend the Apostrophe process so far! 💙
BITE-Agave+ Nightime Duo
Inkey List Peptide Moisturizer 🧴
Good morning Cherie fam! 👋🏻 It’s finally Friday!!! 🗓 I was SO excited to try out this moisturizer. I love the brand Inkey List to begin with & I have just heard wonderful things in general about this product. However, everywhere I looked was sold out! 😩 So I actually ended up purchasing it from this UK site called Cult Beauty & got 20% off my order!! 💰 Love that! 😁 🧾 Of course as I’m typing out this post I get an email from Sephora saying they just got the Inkey List Peptide Moisturizer back in stock! 😅 So weird lol Anyway! Initially, I was quite impressed with the packaging. It’s very innovative. As we know, jars are the worst type of container for skincare products. They expose products to unwanted oxygen & light & makes certain ingredients much less effective & unstable. ⚗️ So the fact that this was a push dispenser, definitely earned it some extra points! This cream is full of some really great stuff, so that pump is extra important because it’s keeping the formula stable. 👩🏻🔬 Some of the delicate ingredients include two peptides, which is obviously how the cream got its name, acetyl hexapeptide-37 & pentapeptide-48. 🧪 Which help draw out water through specific channels in your face, keeping it plump & hydrated, as well as giving you that much desired glowing skin appearance. 💧✨ I usually keep my moisturizers in the fridge because I just love that cool feeling on my skin 🧊 A little definitely goes a longgg way with this cream, two small pumps & I was good for my face & neck! I noticed immediately how smooth the texture was, it glides over my skin so easily. 🧖🏻♀️ It also sinks into my skin right away. One thing I noted was that it doesn’t leave a greasy layer on my face, which I absolutely hate. It sinks right in, & I automatically feel the hydration taking effect! 💆🏻♀️ I definitely recommend this moisturizer to anyone looking for a good, refreshing & hydrating cream this winter! 🥶 Especially because it has the bonus effects that the peptides provide! 💃🏻 What more could you want?! 🤷🏻♀️ That’s all for now guys, 👋🏻 Talk to you soon 💋 💖 THE inkey LIST - Peptide Moisturizer @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
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Skincare 101: the Basics
Three products are all you really need to care for your skin. Well, maybe not *you* specifically, but let’s be frank: most people don’t *need* a twelve-step routine to take care of their skin. If you’re starting off in skincare, your financial situation has changed, or your skin has been flaring with redness/flaking/breakouts, opt for a super simple routine for a month or two to see how your skin does without the extra frills. It may surprise you how little you need to keep your skin happy! • 𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗿: Cleanse with water in the morning, or opt for a hydrating cleanser if you’re oily, workout, or just enjoy cleansing often. Double-cleanse with that hydrating cleanser (and/or an oil-based balm) in the evening, or opt for a single cleanse with a gel or foaming cleanser. My milky faves are CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser and HOLI FROG - Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milky Wash , while my deep-cleansing faves are CeraVe - Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser and PAULA'S CHOICE - RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser . • 𝗠𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿: Moisturize morning and night, regardless of your skin type! Look for products with ceramides and fatty acids to nourish the skin barrier. If your skin is more oily, opt for lightweight moisturizers like gels and lotions. If your skin is dry, creams and balms are going to be better for binding hydration and moisture to your skin. My faves for oily skin? CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion , VERSED - DEW POINT Moisturizing Gel-Cream , and PAULA'S CHOICE - Probiotic Nutrient Moisturizer . My dry skin faves are NATURIUM - Plant Ceramide Rich Moisture Cream , THE inkey LIST - Peptide Moisturizer , and DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream . • 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻: The most important step! Sunscreen is the ultimate anti-aging product, so reapply every two hours y’all. My main loves for all skin types are PAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 and elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 . Those with dry skin, I’ve been enjoying CeraVe - Face Sheer Tint Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 , though paler folks may prefer DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 . What’s your fave step? What extra step would you add in that’s not featured here? 👀 Keep up with the tag #Skincare101 to follow along this guide I’ll be posting to cover some basic concepts in skincare!
VERSED-DEW POINT Moisturizing Gel-Cream
✨Not A Drunk Elephant Dupe, But Still Great!✨
You may have seen this product compared to the DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Creambut I am here to tell you that it is not a dupe at all. There’s just too much variation between the formulas for these to be considered similar products. The only thing these two products really have in common is that they both moisturize the skin and they have similar packaging. I have never tried the DE moisturizer but I do really like this one by TIL. In my experience TIL moisturizer is a very lovely night cream as it is pretty rich. I do have slightly drier skin so I can get away with using this in the morning as well without it leaving me greasy. But if you have more oily skin, I would avoid this in the morning. The consistency is a creamy, semi-thick texture. It glides over the skin easily and evenly. It absorbs quickly and leaves a shiny finish on the skin. It feels extremely nourishing and hydrating on the skin and my skin always looks healthy and plump when I wake up in the morning. This moisturizer is marketed as an anti-aging cream but I personally haven’t seen any long-lasting results from using this. It definitely plumps the skin and provides short-term results, but not really anything beyond that. It is also fragrance-free (YAY!). ✨Noteworthy Ingredients✨ 2% Royal Epigen — increases speed of skin renewal; skin-smoothing Hexapeptide — hydrating; strengthens skin barrier; increases collagen production Glycerin — hydrating humectant Overall, I do enjoy this moisturizer. I think it is very good, especially for the price tag. It retails for £14.99/18.99 CAD/14.99 USD for 50 mL. If you are interested in this, I think it is definitely worth it! THE inkey LIST - Peptide Moisturizer
THE inkey LIST-Peptide Moisturizer
These Are *NOT* “Dupes”!
I love saving money, but the idea that a product is a “duplicate” if it contains a similar active is misleading. Influencers use the word “dupe” as clickbait, trying to use the consumer’s desire to save money to fuel engagement rates- it feels shady and part of why I never call a product a “dupe”. These two have been popping up more and more together, so let’s check it out. THE inkey LIST - Peptide Moisturizer • Price: $14.99 USD per 50mL • Texture: Rich, Silky, Creamy. Better for drier skin. • Review: 2% Royal Epigen P5 and a 1% peptide blend comprise the “active” portion of this moisturizer. Two hydrating peptide complexes, Acetyl Hexapeptide-37 and Pentapeptide-48, make up the 1% peptide blend, including amino acids Arginine, Glutamic Acid, Leucine, Serine, Threonine, Alanine, Proline, and Glycine. Royal Epigen P5 is a synthetic peptide that the producing company claims imitates the regenerative quality of royalactin in royal jelly- they also claim that it can smooth skin texture and even skin tone, but I can’t locate any of the clinical studies they reference so I don’t give a whole lot of credence to those claims. Regardless, peptides as a whole are hydrating and skin-replenishing, making this a wonderful moisturizer for dry, irritated, or dehydrated skin, especially at the cost! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream • Price: $68 USD per 50mL • Texture: Bouncy, Silky, Gel-Like. Better for oilier skin. • Review: sh-Oligopeptide-1, sh-Oligopeptide-2, sh-Polypeptide-1, sh-Polypeptide-9, sh-Polypeptide-11, Copper Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-14, Heptapeptide-15 Palmitate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Alanine, Arginine, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Valine, Acetyl Glutamine, and multiple fatty acids make this a lengthy INCI list with serious skin-replenishing qualities. Some of the peptides used are growth factors and one is a copper peptide, increasing the wound healing and collagen synthesis, with some personal testimony here of increased smoothness and blemish healing when used consistently. It’s a well-rounded INCI list, making the price tag less painful. Similarities between the two include air-right packaging and the fact that they include peptides, humectants, and emollients. Many products can say the same as far as the general ingredients go, yet there is a reason Protini is the iconic protein product many folks turn to: it’s stacked! If you’re looking to include peptides in your routine, the Inkey List’s Peptide Moisturizer is a wonderfully affordable way to do so, but there are in no way duplicates of one another. The copper peptides alone are a wonderful addition that differentiates the two, as well as the variety of inactive ingredients included in Protini that earn it its cult status. They’re both good and both serve similar goals, but saying they’re the same is an appallingly generalized statement. #CheriePartner
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