Introduction to the Inkey List

If you are a beauty fanatic, you would’ve probably heard of the Inkey List by now. The Inkey List offers affordable skincare products with high-quality ingredients. They’ve been around for a while but they officially launched in Boots this month which means if you have been late to the game now is the time to pay them attention!

I attended an event earlier this month with them where I had the opportunity to meet the owner and team of Inkey List and talk about all things skincare. I was gifted some products following my ‘skin recipe’, in this post I will be talking about what I got and my first impressions on the products I have used so far.

I have a previous review of their Zinc Moisturiser here

Following my skin consultation at the event, my skin recipe included these products. My skintype is combination: normal (cheeks) and oily (tzone). My issue is hyperpigmentation and intermittent texture.


The Inkey List’s Vitamin C serum* is a 30% pure, L-Ascorbic Acid in a stable, waterless formulation. They promise less irritation with optimum results. Whilst I haven’t added this to my routine (soon!) after a quick test, it feels slightly siliconey and gritty (not surprising here). More thoughts on this when I have used it properly.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Serum* – I love using Hyaluronic acid in the winter so this is a serum I plan to start using next month! With 2% pure HA it promises to deliver max hydration to the skin

Q10 serum*- Q10 is an amazing antioxidant which I have been planning to add to my routine for a while( after using Nivea’s Q10 SPF) I started using this serum whilst on holiday and I was really impressed on how well it layered with other serums without pilling and hydrating my skin, in addition to its antioxidant benefits. I will keep using it and bring a full review soon. The serum is also formulated with hyaluronic acid, squalene (explains the hydration) and a dual peptide.


PHA Toner*– I was beyond excited to hear they were coming out with this toner because I remember messaging them a while back regarding an affordable PHA product! I have loved PHA since last summer but could never find an affordable PHA product (although there are a lot of K beauty products). PHA is an acid and provides gentle chemical exfoliation for smoother brighter skin. This formula also combines Niacinamide, another powerful ingredient for skin brightening. I cannot wait to add this to my routine! As soon as my current acid toner runs out ( which is soon!) I will be switching to this!

Night treatment

Ceramides Night Treatment*– ceramides are essential skincare ingredients that help to hydrate and repair the skin. I have used a few products with ceramides and I really enjoyed them so now I look for night creams formulated with ceramides. This formula from The Inkey List is a blend of 3% ceramides and 2.5% HA so it sounds like hydration heaven! I will be adding this to my routine soon.

Eye cream

Brighten-I Eye cream*- Brighten-I is a brightening ingredient that promises 4x brightening power than Vitamin C. I am not new to this ingredient, I first encountered it in the BP Superdose Vitamin C cream which I found disappointing tbh. I am looking forward to testing out this eye cream to see how it will impact my eye area. I have been using this for a while now and whilst I haven’t seen a huge difference in the brightness of my eye area, the metal applicator makes it a pleasure to use, especially in the mornings! It’s always cool and glides so smoothly to distribute and massage the cream in. The coolness also helps to depuff my eyes! I have had the metal tip pop off a few times lol (probably because I overuse it lol) but it’s super easy to pop back in. this is something I will definitely be doing a full review on later on!

This is just a snapshot of the many products Inkey List offers. If you have similar skintype or issues, you could try these products and let me know what you think! Many of their products are under £10!

This is not a sponsored post, just wanted to share my thoughts on the brand as they are now in Boots so easier to access. You can also find Inkey List on Cult Beauty.

Have you tried the Inkey List? Let me know your thoughts!

*- gifted products

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Sarah Fynn

Hello there and welcome to my blog! My name is Sarah Fynn and I am the creator of this blog. So a bit about me, I LOVE travelling, all things hair and beaut. I love LOVE science! This blog came about as I began to transition to natural hair way back in 2011(Well it isn’t that long ago really lol). This blog will focus on 4 main areas Natural Hair. This area will have a diverse range of topics e.g. product reviews and recommendations, tips, advice and virgin hair review (my go to protective style) Lifestyle. This area is mainly poetry, inspiration and anything that doesn’t quite fit the other 3 areas Events. This is self-explanatory really. I will be covering events for my blog about natural hair, beauty and fashion or the odd event I find interesting Travel. Of course I will be bringing you posts on my adventures around the world! One of my goals is go to every single country! My travel posts may not be as regular as I would like (money problems lol) so in the meantime I will be talking about how to budget/plan and organise a trip! With any area, my aim is to INSPIRE you to either travel or go to an event even if it’s you alone, or to let you know your natural hair journey CAN BE SIMPLE! (Eek! I will try my bestest with that part)! Here you will find simple and straight forward information without the technical jargon or wooh-tah (seriously don’t you just hate that?) So don’t be a stranger and SUBSCRIBE its free. I make sure I post regularly unless I have had a very stressful week/month. Leave any comments or drop me an email to say hi, I would love to hear from you. If you’re a company/blogger and you’re interested in working with me, believe I want to too! Drop me an email if I don’t get to you first lol (I hope that doesn’t sound creepy) Email- Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day. Love Sarah.

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