22nd January 2021

The Inkey List Moisturisers

A moisturiser for every skin type?

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The Inkey List make a lot of moisturisers, and most of them could work across different skin types, but when you’re spoilt for choice sometimes you need a nudge in the right direction. This is my nudge to you.

All the products listed in this post can be used AM and PM, but do not contain SPF so be sure you have a formula you like to apply afterwards.

L-R: Snow Mushroom, Bakuchiol, Turmeric, V itamins BC&E and Peptide Moisturisers


INCI: Aqua (Water/ Eau), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Caproyl Prolinate,Lecithin,Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract, Carbomer, Madecassoside, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate.

This jelly like moisturiser was my go to all summer long. It is instantly cooling, soothing and calming.

It doesn’t just evaporate like so many gels can, but leaves lasting hydration.

Best for oily and dehydrated skin. It’s seriously good.


INCI: Aqua (Water/ Eau), Squalane, Glycerin, Propanediol, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil (Sacha Inchi oil), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Bakuchiol,Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Caproyl Prolinate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/ Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycer-in, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Polysorbate 60, Phytic Acid, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tocopherol.

This is my favourite cream moisturiser from the brand. I find it is the perfect amount of moisturising and perfecting.

Bakuchiol has been compared to retinol but though the both may have similar effects- it is not retinol and won’t replace a well formulated retinol and the results it brings.

A great alternative if you cannot tolerate or don’t want to use Retinol though.


INCI: Aqua (Water), Squalane, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, C12-16 Alcohols, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Curcuma Longa Root (Turmeric) Root Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Palmitic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Lecithin, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Tocopherol

The Inkey List Turmeric Moisturiser is so good for dry skin. It is anti inflammatory, leaves a lasting glow and offers antioxidant protection.

Though this isn’t yellow in texture, it does smell of Turmeric.


INCI: Aqua (Water/Eau), Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Lecithin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil.

Another move into multi active products for the brand, this is a does it all moisturiser made for all.

It uses Vitamin B to control oil, Vitamin C to brighten and Vitamin E to moisturise.

Use this if you’re not sure what your skin needs right now. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like it.


INCI: Aqua (Water/Eau), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Gluconate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Phenethyl Alcohol, Acetyl Hexapeptide-37, Maltodextrin, Pentapeptide-48.

The Peptide Moisturiser is best suited to dryer skins in need of a cushiony layer of moisture.

I LOVE the packaging, I hope they use this more often- it is the most hygienic pump and allows for product mixing too. I always recommend this is used in combination with their Retinol.


INCI: Aqua (Water), Inulin, Glycerin, Isoamyl Laurate, Propanediol, Squalane, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Yogurt Powder, Sodium Caproyl Prolinate, Carbomer, Isoamyl Cocoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Diglucosyl Gallic Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Dehydroacetic Acid Polysorbate 60, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid, Heptapeptide-7, Lecithin, Potassium Sorbate, Propanediol, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Isostearate.

I wasn’t into this until a friend told me how good it was because I was largely skeptical of bacteria in skincare.

As I grew curious about the skins microbiome, I started using this and enjoyed the way this calmed and soothed the skins barrier by using pro, pre and post biotics.

I’ll keep using it and report back but so far so good!

And finally, the only product I couldn’t get my hands on for this takeover because it is *very* out of stock at the moment was Hemp Moisturiser.

INCI: Water (Aqua / Eau), Glycerin, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Isoamyl Laurate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Betaine, PentaerythritylDistearate, Propanediol, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Polyacrylate Crosspoly- mer-6, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Hydroxide, t-Butyl Alcohol.

I have however tried before I can tell you it was too rich for me. I used it up as hand cream early into lockdown- it worked well! It is a brilliant oil-moisturiser for dry skin in need of soothing and calming without the heavy weight of a repairing balm thanks to the texture of Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil.


The Inkey List is Cruelty Free and available at Selfridges, Cult Beauty, Boots, Sephora US and Shoppers Drug Mart Canada,  in addition to their own website where you can AskINKEY for specific product related support.

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