Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3 and a highly effective skincare hero that targets a multitude of concerns. Best known for targeting redness, excess oil and enlarged pores, Niacinamide can also be an anti-inflammatory and reduce the appearance of blemishes.
When we adjust and update our skincare routine regularly, it can mean some products get pushed to the back of the shelf. Whilst most products can last a number of years unopened, skincare products do also have a recommended use by date.
Investing in skincare (whether it’s money or time) means putting your hope and faithtrust into products to really make a difference to skin. But how long should you give them to make a difference? Find our more in our latest blog
If you’ve been exfoliating more than usual or using several actives in one go (think acids, retinols etc), you may experience certain symptoms that will point to over-exfoliation. The most obvious symptoms include redness and irritation at the skin’s surface, which may also manifest through burning and inflammation. Learn how to prevent over-exfoliation and how to take care of skin that has been over-exfoliated
You may be familiar with the terms ‘clinically tested’ and ‘dermatologically tested’ associated with skincare which are two ways brands can deepen their testing of their products. But what do these mean? Find our more here
At the INKEY List, we say Hyaluronic Acid is a must have ingredient because it is the foundation hydration ingredient. If your skin is hydrated, it can effectively absorb more products you layer on top and have a bigger impact on the skin. We are here to discuss the pros and cons, as well as assessing if it all it’s cracked up to be, with INKEY co-founder Mark Curry, digital creator Nadine Baggott and Dr Adeline Kikam. Here’s everything you need to know…
There’s a plethora of things that can cause scalp itchiness and flakes including build up of product and dead skin cells, and excess sweating, which can clog pores and accelerate build up itself. Dandruff is also a very common cause of itching and flaking, caused by a high rate of shedding skin cells at the scalp, which is also often paired with excess oil production. Find out our tips on how to treat an itchy or flakey scalp here.
The term antioxidant appears everywhere, from our food to our face creams. Antioxidants are beneficial to our bodies because of the role they play in combating imbalance of free radicals and promoting good health - this includes on the skin. Learn about what INKEY list products contain antioxidant properties
Succinic acid is naturally anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial, meaning it works well to curb acne symptoms, where skin suffers redness, irritation and inflammation. Learn more about the benefits Succinic Acid has and how to use it in your skincare routine
The product and its stage in your routine can define the amount that we need to apply to the skin. We’ve created this handy sizing reference guide for each stage of your skin care routine of how much to apply.
Pilling refers to a residual build up on the surface of the skin from the application of cosmetic products, make up or skincare. It occurs when something is preventing a product being absorbed into the skin and leaving small blobs, gritty balls or flakes. Find out what can cause pilling and how to prevent it when applying your skincare routine.
The wide range of acids available within skincare all come with a range of benefits that differentiate them from each other. Learn more about the use of acids in skincare, the differences between them and which acids are suitable for you.