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The Inkey List | Skin Concerns

When it comes to breakouts, blemishes and acne, it can often be confusing to know what ingredients to use as everyone’s skin is different.

The Inkey List Skincare contains targeted ingredients, specific to each skin concern. We've put together a some of the best tips & advice from The Inkey List for each skin concern and hopefully this will help you to better understand your skin and the ingredients that will help treat and clear your skincare worries, for all skin types.

We've outlined some of the main skin concerns below, just read on to your skin concern to find the recommended product to help you treat and care for your skin.

Reduce Breakouts

Breakouts and/or blemishes can appear anywhere on the face, but more commonly around the forehead, nose and chin. They can be intermittent or persistent.

We Recommend: 

Salicylic Acid Cleanser

This non-drying, lightly foaming cleanser removes makeup and dirt, while helping to reduce blackheads and breakouts.

As well as effectively cleansing the skin, this 2% Salicylic Acid cleanser has an added zinc compound. Together they help with oil-control, reducing blackheads and breakouts and promoting a more even looking complexion.

Reduce Redness and Treat Irritated Skin

Solutions to target redness and calm irritated skin, often seen most prominently in the cheeks, and more common in sensitive and dry skin types.

We Recommend: 

Oat Cleansing Balm 

This luxurious cleansing balm gently dissolves make-up, cleans and nourishes the skin, making it ideal for sensitive skin types. Combining soothing colloidal oatmeal with ceramides to support skin’s natural protective barrier, it's also formulated with oat kernel oil.

 

Improve Texture 

To target general skin unevenness, and smooth under-the-skin bumps and texture.

We Recommend: 

Glycolic Acid Toner

This 10% Glycolic Acid exfoliating toner helps to reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines, as well as support smoother and brighter skin.

Derived from sugar cane, this Glycolic Acid unsticks dead skin on the surface to help improve the overall appearance of skin texture and brightness. Formulated with 10% Glycolic Acid for maximum effect, and 5% Witch Hazel to help reduce excess oil and soothe. Recommended for those with oily or congested skin.

Reduce Hyperpigmentation 

Often seen as dark spots, marks or uneven skin tone. Can be caused by post-acne marks or sun damage.

We Recommend: 

SPF 30 Daily Sunscreen

The most important skincare step in any recipe. Our daily SPF 30 Sunscreen offers broad spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays. ​Many will say, protection is always better than a cure and when it comes to hyperpigmentation, SPF is key.

Containing 22% Non-nano Zinc Oxide this 100% Mineral formula is ideal for daily use and suitable for all skin types including breakout prone and sensitive due to its non-comedogenic and non-irritating properties.​

Due to its natural chalky form, Zinc Oxide can leave a white residue on the skin. To help enhance usability we have added a low level non-cosmetic tint to help counter balance and assist blending into the skin. The formula has also been created with layering in mind and does not pill when used with other skincare and make-up products.​

Reduce Oiliness

Excess oiliness can be seen as a sheen on the face. Often on the forehead, nose and chin, but can be across the whole face for oily skin types.

We Recommend:

Niacinamide Oil Control Serum

A lightweight, power-packed serum containing 10% Niacinamide. This naturally occurring B3 vitamin helps to effectively reduce excess oil, blemishes and redness. Additionally formulated with 1% Hyaluronic Acid for added hydration and effective delivery.

Brighten Skin

All skin can look a little dull and in need of a pick me up from time to time. This can be caused by many factors, including dehydration.

We Recommend: 

Retinol

Your go-to ingredient for skin renewal.

Derived from Vitamin A, Retinol is the gold standard for skin renewal, helping to target the signs of ageing. Released slowly, this serum helps target the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with less risk of irritation. It also boosts overall skin clarity and uneven skin tone for a brighter, more even complexion.

Only use Retinol in the PM. On cleansed skin, and after Hyaluronic Acid if you are using it, apply a pea-sized amount and massage into to the face and neck. Follow with moisturizer, oil or both depending on preference. Start off using it 2-3 times per week and increase gradually if your skin can tolerate more frequent use.

It is not recommended to use Retinol and Alpha Hydroxy Acids at the same time as this can lead over exfoliation and sensitised skin so alternerate and use on different nights. Avoid mixing Vitamin C products at the same time (Use Vitamin C AM and Retinol PM). This product may increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Always use a broad spectrum sunscreen during the day. 

Reduce Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Signs of ageing that can begin to show from 25 onward, when the skin’s natural collagen production gradually slows.

We Recommend: 

Collagen Booster

A serum that works to make the skin appear plumper and firmer, to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Using the Matrxyl 3000™ peptide, this smoothing and hydrating serum mimics the effect of what natural collagen would do to your skin, helping it appear plumper and firmer. Syn-Tacks™ Dual Peptide also gives an added boost to aid a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Target Dryness

Solutions for long term and seasonal dryness.

We Recommend: 

 

The Inkey List Polyglutamoc Acid

Polyglutamic Acid

A powerful hydrator for the skin\'s surface, Polygluatmic Acid can hold 4x more moisture than Hyaluronic Acid, locking in moisture and helping the skin appear instantly smoother.

This 3% high molecular weight amino polymer is specifically designed to enhance skin moisturization on the surface. This helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, as well as brighten and even skin tone. The lightweight silky texture creates a perfect make-up canvas.

Reduce Blackheads and Minimise Pores

Often seen around the nose, forehead and chin, making pores appear larger and more pronounced.

We Recommend: 

The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Cleanser

Salicylic Acid Cleanser

This non-drying, lightly foaming cleanser removes makeup and dirt, while helping to reduce blackheads and breakouts.

As well as effectively cleansing the skin, this 2% Salicylic Acid cleanser has an added zinc compound. Together they help with oil-control, reducing blackheads and breakouts and promoting a more even looking complexion.

Plump Skin

Solutions to help target signs of loss of elasticity in the face and neck.

We Recommend: 

The Inkey List Collagen Booster

Collagen Booster

A serum that works to make the skin appear plumper and firmer, to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Using the Matrxyl 3000™ peptide, this smoothing and hydrating serum mimics the effect of what natural collagen would do to your skin, helping it appear plumper and firmer. Syn-Tacks™ Dual Peptide also gives an added boost to aid a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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