22nd January 2021

The Inkey List Serums Overview

A serum for every skin type?

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The Inkey list is perhaps best known for it’s multiple skin treatment products from cleansers, toners to moisturisers, however most of which sit within this category, between cleansing and moisturizing. These are active ingredient led serums that target specific skin concerns.

I love The Inkey List and the majority of the products they make, but when you have 47 products in front of you it can get a little confusing. Even with their focus on education and no shortage of information, even I was slightly overwhelmed. So this is my attempt at breaking it down in my skincare philosophy, I hope it helps!

The Serum category from the brand is easily broken down into the below categories:

Exfoliating Serums: Lactic, AHA and BHA

Hydrating Serums: HA and PGA

Brightening/Vitamin C Serums: Vitamin C, Vitamin C and EGF, Alpha Arbutin and C50 blemish treatment.


‘Other’ Targeted Serums: Q10. Hepta Peptide and Collagen Booster

Of course the brand makes several other treatment focused products too, take their eye creams and toners for example. But I am a strong believer in getting a serum stage product to combat your primary skin concern and building a routine around that. It makes the process a lot easier!

But how do I know which serum to pick?

I get it, when there is so much choice, it can get overwhelming. Especially if you’re trying to deal with a combination of skin concerns. My advice is always to start off by assessing your skin to determine the concern you want to address most.

Once you have an area to focus on, navigating your way through the brand becomes a lot easier. There are endless routines for all skin types within the brand, and you’re spoilt for choice with their serums so it’s important to find the best for your needs.

Like I mentioned, these are split into categories to help you understand exactly what each product does and how to use it, You’ll find below a overview of all the Inkey Serums which can help you to determine what you might be interested in using.

If you are blemish prone or want radiance, take a look at the Exfoliating Serums Guide.  

If you have dehydrated skin, take a look at the Hydrating Serums Guide. 

If you are concerned about signs of aging, antioxidant protection and redness, take a look at the ‘Other’ Treatment Serums Guide or the Retinol Post. 

And if you want to tackle hyperpigmentation, the Vitamin C Guide may help you pick the best product for your skin.

If you’re looking for Moisturisers, Wash off treatments or Eye creams find out more here. 

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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