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Welcome to the INKEY Blog. Where we spread and share our skincare knowledge with you!

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At The INKEY List, we know that understanding how to layer skincare products can be confusing so we’ve broken down all your skin care routine steps.

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Building the perfect skincare routine can be a process. When you’re battling breakouts or targeting concerns such as fine lines or hyperpigmentation, it can be tempting to pile on the products. Whilst layering is essential, it’s important to keep an eye on products which clash and could cause irritation and worsen concerns for the skin. Here’s how to incorporate your key ingredients whilst being conscious of your skin.

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At The INKEY List, our top priority is providing our community with high-quality skincare and scalp care at an accessible price. We also promise to always be transparent and honest with you, which is why we are sharing that starting 1st January 2023, you will notice some of our prices increasing. Here’s why.

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So many things can cause facial redness—genetics, skin type, the environment, stress, breakouts, etc. With the right skin care formulas, you can not only soothe dry, itchy skin but you can prevent redness from happening in the first place. 

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Meet, Real Results with INKEY. This is our dedicated series where our customers will share their reviews and INKEY products recommendations. This week we look at before and after transformations of acne on the chin and cheek areas.

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Glass Skin is the Korean beauty term for a smooth, dewy, poreless look (think: a piece of glass). We’ll take you through a step-by-step guide on how to achieve glass skin with a quick daily lineup of INKEY products.

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Our top five tips for getting the most out of your skincare routine. Make your skincare products work more effectively, get better results, and save some money in the process.

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Consider us your token skincare friend. Meet, Real Results with INKEY. This is our dedicated series where we pass off the mic to our very own customers, who will share their reviews and recommendations on some of our products.

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We're here to share how to best incorporate the popular retinoid into your everyday life, what you should know about it, and how to best use it to achieve the most benefits and results.

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Clogged pores occur when oil and dead skin cells build up inside of pore linings and they expand to accommodate it. Here are our derm-recommended tips for dramatically smaller-looking pores.

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The shine of your strands is a literal reflection of the health of your hair which can be impacted on a daily basis from a range of influences - from the water we wash with to how we dry and style. Find out how hair can become dull or lack lustre and the way you can boost shine including using key INKEY List hair products.

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The Inkey List co-founder Mark Curry chats to Dermatologist Dr Liu and beauty expert Sali Hughes about all things retinol. Here’s everything you need to know…

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There are certain tweaks you should make between your AM and PM regimes to get the most out of your skincare. A night-time skincare is more focused on washing away the remnants of the day, and prepping skin to repair overnight with certain treatments and active ingredients. Learn about what happens to skin overnight and what products you should be using in your PM skincare routine to achieve your skin goals.

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Dry and damaged hair can often get confused as both have similar symptoms including brittleness, breakage, neverending tangles, split ends, dryness and frizz. Despite the similarities on the surface, the cause, treatment and prevention are a bit more tailored. Find out which INKEY List products we recommend to tackle and prevent dry & damaged hair.

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A moisturizer is a must-have in any skincare routine. Right up there with an effective cleanser, a hydrating step, lotion, or oil can make all the difference for any skin type, and is a pillar in an effective regime. But with so many around and lots of conflicting advice, it can be tough to know how to pick, apply, and make the best of your moisturizer. Fear not; we’ve laid everything out that you need to know to make the process easier and more straight forward than ever.

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A change in season can bring both a wardrobe update and a skin routine update. Shifts in temperature and humidity as well as elemental challenges such as sunshine, wind and showers, bring a necessity to adjust your skincare routine throughout the year to help adapt to these external influences. Discover helpful skincare swaps as you transition from season to season. 

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Skincare: we all love it, but it’s normal to feel a little overwhelmed from time to time. These days, the number of brands and products available to buy is endless, while advice and information is often conflicting. Here, we break down what you really need to know about a basic, solid skincare routine.

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Skincare: it’s the ultimate makeup base. Without an effective skincare routine that ensures skin is feeling and looking its best, makeup sort of doesn’t stand a chance. Learn why having a solid skincare base is crucial for seamless make up application, creating a glowing complexion for no makeup days and helping your make up last longer!

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Cleansing is one of the most crucial pillars of a skincare routine, if not the most important. A good regime begins with a solid cleanse, and sets skin up for everything that follows, from treatment serums to protective SPFs. It’s also a must if you wear makeup or SPF (the latter of which you should be every single day); ensuring skin is clean and product-free before bedtime is essential, which is where double cleansing can come in. Read on to discover our ultimate cleansing guide. 

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Whether it’s an ongoing condition or sudden reaction, the skin can appear red for a number of different reasons with a spectrum of severity - from health conditions such as Rosacea and dermatitis, allergies, reactions to a flush from exercise, temperature etc. The accompanying factors to the redness, such as itchiness, inflammation or dryness, can help determine the cause and resolution of the concern. Learn more about why skin can appear red, what INKEY List product are best suited to target skin redness and tips to reduce the appearance of redness.

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When discussing the skin barrier, we are referring to the outermost layer of the skin known as the epidermis. We can think of the epidermis a bit like a suit of armour and the first point of protection. The health of the skin barrier can directly correlate with how healthy your skin looks overall. When in good shape, your skin appears hydrated, plump and bright. If compromised, it can look dull, uneven, translucent and sagging with more visible lines and wrinkles. Learn more about what the skin barrier is, how it can be damaged and what INKEY list products help support and protect the skin barrier.

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Sensitive skin is a broad term to describe skin that has reduced tolerance and can be aggravated by products or external/lifestyle stressors. It can be the result of damage to the skin barrier or as an allergic/irritated reaction to certain ingredients that it comes into contact with. If you have sensitive skin, it can require an adjustment to your daily skincare routine, exploration of the cause and a consciousness around the ingredients you’re using. Find out which INKEY List products are best suited to those who have sensitive skin.

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Whether it’s the summery haze of humidity or the result of ongoing damage to the hair, frizz can find its way to all hair types. Find out what causes frizzy hair and how to tame it with The INKEY List's best hair treatments.

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From cleansing the skin to managing oil production, there are several ways to treat and bust blemishes fast! Learn about our acne hero products and more tips on fighting blemishes and preventing further breakouts. 

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Puffiness, dark circles or fine lines are enough to remove the twinkle in anyone’s eye so it’s important to give this area special attention in your skincare routine. Find the best eye cream for you, whether you are wanting to target dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles or want to illuminate your under eyes.

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SPF is the most important step in your skincare routine and everybody should wear it, every day. If you want to learn more about SPF, why you should wear it and some tips, then keep reading… 

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When it comes to hair, layering is not just a styling thing. Just like skincare, layering your hair products is an effective way to maximise the results of your routine whilst also targeting multiple concerns. Whether it’s an itchy scalp or dull, lacklustre locks, build a recipe that works for you and your hair and scalp goals.

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Bleaching, heat treatments, colouring and styling - the daily grind for luscious-looking locks can be a heavy burden on your hair, with damage being one of the top haircare concerns we encounter.

Let’s get science-y and understand how our hair bonds work and the structure and function of how each hair fiber is built.

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Introducing one of our favourite families - the Retinoids! An umbrella term for a group of compounds derived from Vitamin A, they are the ultimate ingredient for skin renewal and combating the signs of ageing.

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