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Which are the best The INKEY List products?

Which are the best The INKEY List products?
Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer5 years ago
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Cruelty-free, affordable and effective, The INKEY List make great skincare simple. Whether you're a beauty novice, or a skincare obsessive, the brand's formulas are ideal for all skin types and concerns.

From hydrating hyaluronic acid to fine line-fighting retinols, the brand seeks to decode the most popular ingredients in beauty, and help people use them effectively to achieve their best skin yet.

Which are the best INKEY List products?

To help you find the perfect products for your skin type and build out your own routine, we have curated an edit of the 10 best The INKEY List products which promise to promote healthier, brighter skin.

10 of the best The INKEY List products

  1. The INKEY List Omega Water Cream 
  2. The INKEY List Oat Cleansing Balm 
  3. The INKEY List Niacinamide Serum 
  4. The INKEY List Caffeine Eye Cream 
  5. The INKEY List Hyaluronic Acid Serum
  6. The INKEY List- 15% Vitamin C and EGF Serum 
  7. The INKEY List Salicylic Acid Cleanser
  8. The INKEY List Brighten-I Eye Cream
  9. The INKEY List Retinol Serum 
  10. The INKEY List Polyglutamic Acid Dewy Sunscreen SPF30

The INKEY List Omega Water Cream 

Designed to quench thirsty complexions, this lightweight, water-based gel moisturiser delivers a surge of hydration without increasing oiliness. Nourishing the natural skin barrier, this formula blends niacinamide and the brand’s Omega Fatty Acid Complex to lock in moisture. Plus, the featherlight texture makes it an ideal choice for all skin types.

The INKEY List Oat Cleansing Balm 

A TikTok sensation for a reason, this award-winning cleansing balm gently dissolves makeup, SPF oil and impurities from the skin, leaving behind a touchably soft complexion. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, this kernal oil and colloidal oatmeal works to protect the skin barrier and reduce redness with every use.

The INKEY List Niacinamide Serum

A simple, yet effective formula, this niacinamide serum is a fan-favourite from the brand. Powered by a 10% concentration of niiacinamide, the targeted treatment is designed to reduce redness, diminish the size of pores – keeping sebum at bay for oily skin types. Delivering a boost of lightweight moisture with hyaluronic acid, it’s the ideal step to protect the complexion against dryness and keep it soft.

The INKEY List Caffeine Eye Cream

Like a cup of coffee for your eyes, this caffeine-infused formula delivers lightweight hydration and a plumping effect along the eye contour. Helping to reduce the appearance of dark circles, this formula is infused with a Matrixyl 3000™ peptide, creating the illusion of collagen-rich skin and a brighter appearance.

The INKEY List Hyaluronic Acid Serum 

A powerfully plumping formula, this hyaluronic acid serum visibly nourishes and smooths the complexion. Developed with 2% multi-molecular hyaluronic acid, capable of holding up to 1000x its weight in water, skin is left feeling refreshed, radiant and with long-lasting hydration.

The INKEY List- 15% Vitamin C and EGF Serum 

Developed to visibly brighten and unify the complexion, this vitamin C-infused formula protects the skin from environmental aggressors whilst encouraging a stronger skin barrier, and improving the appearance of discolouration. Plus, Epitensive™ (an epidermal growth factor or EGF for short) works to soften the appearance of fine lines and promote a skin-plumping effect.

The INKEY List Salicylic Acid Cleanser 

Ideal for those who suffer with blackheads and breakouts, this salicylic acid cleanser is a lightly foaming facial wash that removes dirt and impurities effortlessly. Formulated with 2% salicylic acid and zinc, the cleanser gentle exfoliates the complexion to remove dead skin cells, whilst minimising unwanted sebum and shine.

The INKEY List Brighten-I Eye Cream 

Formulated to be four times more effective than Vitamin C, this illuminating formula contains 2% Brightenyl™ to unify the appearance of uneven skin tone and brighten the eye contour. What's more, the cream has 5% blurring technology, working to reduce the appearance of fine lines, and making the ideal base for makeup.

The INKEY List Retinol Serum 

Designed to reduce the signs of ageing, this slow-release retinol formula works to combat fine lines uneven skin tone and dullness. Infused with a 1% retinol acetate to visibly renew the complexion, and squalane to deliver hydration, this retinol is perfect for beginners.


The INKEY List Polyglutamic Acid Dewy Sunscreen SPF30 

Lightweight and broad-spectrum, this powerful chemical SPF is suitable for all skin types, offering protection and hydration. Featuring an innovative 8% hydration trio of polyglutamic acid, glycerin and squalane, skin is left visibly plumped and moisturised, and the appearance of fine lines is softened. Layering seamlessly under makeup, it’s the ideal option to prep your base and keep the complexion shielded from UV rays.


Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer
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As someone with an affinity for all things beauty, discovering fantastic new products is my not-so-secret obsession. Over the years I've tried and tested a mountains worth of creams, serums and cleansers, finding some of my favourite 'holy-grail' products along the way. However, I'm always on the lookout for more ways to nourish my hair, perfect my dewy base, or enhance my skincare routine. Working as a beauty blogger for over 3 years, I've been lucky enough to collaborate personally with lots of amazing beauty brands including Christian Dior, The Body Shop and Dermalogica. I've used the Dermalogica special cleansing gel religiously since I first got it and their products are some of my ultimate skincare faves. When it comes to cosmetics, NARS Sheer Glow foundation is definitely my go-to - I live for a light, glowy base!