THE INKEY LIST – The « less is definitely more » Skincare brand

THE INKEY LIST - The « less is definitely more » Skincare brand by The Classy Time

If you’ve been looking for an efficient skincare routine, I found it for you! Stop your researches and give THE INKEY LIST a try. I’ve tried several products for two months now and I haven’t been able to find a flaw to this brand.

FYI, I have never had acne or skin problems until two years ago. It was due to hormones, and extreme stress… With everything that happen in my life, and especially knowing I would lose my Mom, I just tried to keep everything bottle up inside and kept going with my life as well as I could. What I didn’t see coming was that, if in appearance everything seemed okay, inside I was suffering, feeling a lot of pressure and it just showed up right on my face!

During the last Sephora (Fr) Press Day I discovered a real game changing brand: The Inkey List. I had the best talk with one of the brand specialists. She gave me a list of the products that would help me better my skin. Before I tell you my new skincare routine, let me familiarize you with the brand.

The Brand

The Inkey List was built on the strong belief that intelligent beauty should be accessible to ALL. Their products respond to the demand for simpler, more straightforward products with high quality ingredients for less. Not only they offer products that cut through the beauty jargon, they also have a team of dedicated skincare experts on hand 24/7 so you can secure skincare solutions to your specific needs!

When it comes to skincare they know we want premium ingredients without the price tag. The Inkey List also knows it’s not easy to navigate and understand what’s out there in today’s cluttered skincare space. Through a minimalist packaging, you also find written BLACK ON WHITE in understandable words WHAT’S WHAT and WHAT IT IS FOR. No more confusing, technical talk, or overinflated price points. Just the TRANSPARENT truth, simple communication and cutting-edge formulations made with cutting-edge ingredients. 

On top of their products really working efficiently, they never cost more than 11€! Keeping costs low means you can test out what works for you with confidence, giving you the chance to build a bespoke skincare wardrobe to target your specific concerns. 

My Skincare Routine

I have been using these 4 products, everyday, religiously.

  • GLYCOLIC ACID – 100ml: 8,50€ Derived from sugar cane, this AHA (Alpha-Hydroxy- Acid) is an essential ingredient which helps to remove dead and dehydrated skin cells from the surface layer of the skin to target and correct large pores. Glycolic Acid is slightly more concentrated than Lactic Acid and goes that extra mile for less sensitive skin. I use it every night after I cleansed my skin, I saturate a cotton pad and sweep it across my face and neck. No need to rinse off. Start with one application every two nights and increase to once daily if needed!
  • RETINOL – 30ml: 9,90€ A derivative of Vitamin A, this ingredient helps to promote skin renewal and enhance collagen production on the surface of the skin targeting and correct fine lines and wrinkles. I use it right after the glycolic acid, I apply a pea-sized amount on my fingers and gently tap it into my skin. I avoid the eyes area. Since this product may increase sun sensitivity, I only use at night! I then apply my night cream moisturizer (at the moment Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask).
  • CAFFEINE – 15ml: 9,90€ An anti-inflammatory antioxidant derived from coffee that helps to reduce puffiness, dark circles and prevent skin damage from free radicals. I like to use it in the morning after washing my face with water. You can also use at night though. I apply a small amount onto my finger and pat it around the contour of my eyes.
  • NIACINAMIDE – 30ml: 8€ A dream come true for oily skin, this potent Niacinamide serum from THE INKEY LIST targets breakouts, minimises pores and decongests confused complexions by regulating sebum production. Uniting 10% Niacinamide, a naturally occurring B3 vitamin that helps to reduce excess oil, blemishes and redness as well as 1% Hyaluronic Acid for added hydration and effective delivery, this hardworking formula is a must-add to your collection. (Soon on I like to apply a pea-sized amount on a clean skin and neck in the morning but you can also use it at night. Then follow with my moisturizer.

Follow THE INKEY LIST on Instagram! If you decide to give it a try, let me know I always appreciate your feedback!


FTC Disclaimer: This article is NOT sponsored and no monetary compensation was received, however some products were gifted to me. My opinion is as honest as it can be! This article contains affiliate links, which means if you were inspired by my post and decided to purchase something through these links, I may receive a small commission on the sale via RewardStyle as way of thanks! It makes no difference to you as a buyer.

Sincerely, Diane


The first products were gifted, I then bought them, my opinion is honest.

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