Welcome to the INKEY Blog. Where we spread and share our skincare knowledge with you!
- acne and breakouts
- acne scars
- damaged hair
- dark circles
- dehydrated skin
- dry hair
- dry skin
- dull skin
- fine lines and wrinkles
- flakey scalp
- frizzy hair
- hair loss
- hair volume
- improve skin texture
- itchy scalp
- oily scalp
- oily skin
- sensitive skin
- undefined curls
- undereye puffiness
Not as well-known as Hyaluronic Acid, Polyglutamic Acid ("PGA"), is believed to have 4x greater moisture retaining benefits than HA. If you have dull, dry, or dehydrated skin, you should consider incorporating Polyglutamic Acid into your skincare recipe.
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…
Navigating the world of acne can be a maze of different types and manifestations - from nodules to papules and a variety of comedones in between. To treat effectively, it’s important to know what you’re working with first. Learn more about the types of acne and the INKEY List product that can help you achieve your clearest skin.
Whilst we spend a lot of time and energy refining the formulas and ingredients of each member of The INKEY List range, there are a few secret life hacks that can level up your routine even more. From unexpected bonus usage to storage hacks - here’s the extra INKEY knowledge that’s not always on the box…
When we start a new skincare routine or try a new product, the expectation is that all our troubles, breakouts and concerns will fade away immediately. Unfortunately, the purge can be an unforeseen stage that stands between you and your skincare goals. Find out more about purging, the difference between purging and a reaction and tips to avoid the purge when introducing a new product into your skincare routine.
When creating a routine, the best place to start is by defining your skin type to ensure the products you select are working with and not against your skin’s natural properties in order to effectively target your concerns. Learn how skin types are categorised and how to identify which skin type applies to you and your concerns,
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions around skin dryness which is not quite as simple as just a lack of water. Skin dryness is classified more as skin type as opposed to dehydration which is more of a skin state resulting from external factors and requires a different approach of care. Find out more and what INKEY products target dry and damaged skin.
The scalp is literally the root of our hair health and can be the first place to show signs of imbalance which can contribute to the overall look and feel of your locks. From flakiness to excess oil, the scalp is equally as susceptible to problems such as imbalance, environmental factors and disorders. Learn about why a healthy scalp is important and what INKEY List products can help keep a clean and healthy scalp.
Whilst it’s normal to lose 50-100 hairs per day, increased loss, thinning and flatness of your hair can be a result of deeper rooted lifestyle, genetic and environmental imbalances. Learn more about what causes hair loss and hair thinning, the hair growth cycle and The INKEY List products that can help prevent and reduce hair loss as well as add volume.
Having been introduced as a preventative measure to stop the spread of COVID-19, the face mask has brought with it it’s own skincare epidemic known as ‘Maskne’. With many of us experiencing regular mask usage in our day to day, these side effects have surged and prompted a skincare shake up. Find out what INKEY List products are best to tackle and prevent Maskne.
There are a few reasons why acne scars occur. Firstly, not all acne will result in scarring and even if it does, there are plenty of treatments to reduce their appearance and help them disappear completely. Learn what can cause scarring, how to get rid of scarring and prevent the risk of them occurring.
Whilst pigmentation in the skin is natural and what forms our glorious spectrum of skin tones, overproduction or underproduction can cause patches, spots and unevenness. Hyperpigmentation specifically is when too much Melanin is created as a result of scarring, inflammation, hormones, sun exposure or ageing. Learn how to reduce hyperpigmentation and the ingredients that are best suited to tackle this common skin concern.
Blackheads are essentially a blocked hair follicle or sebaceous gland that has been plugged by a tasty combination of excess sebum (skin oil), dirt, debris or dead skin. Learn more about what blackheads are, what causes them and how to get rid of them using INKEY's targeted treatments
Question: Do you have shiny skin, enlarged pores, and are prone to blackheads and breakouts but at times your skin feels tight? If you answered YES, it’s likely you fall into the skin type category of OILY. Find out why skin can become oily and the best products to prevent and treat this common skin concern.
Delve deeper into the world of chemical exfoliants and the benefits they have on the skin. Learn why we need to exfoliate, how to exfoliate with chemical exfoliants, such as AHAs, PHAs and BHAs, and even those that can be used on the scalp! Explore the safe way to exfoliate and how to layer them into your skincare routine.
Fine lines and wrinkles are an inevitable part of our aging journey and, although they tell the tales of smiles shared and memories made, we can welcome some assistance to make their appearance a little more subtle. Learn about the science of collagen, elastin & peptides, what causes fine lines & wrinkles and what INKEY products target signs of aging.
Acne isn’t a condition that just favours the face, it can commonly be found across the body as well, in particular the neck, back, shoulders and chest. Learn what back and chest is, how to get rid of it using INKEY List hero acne products and tips on how to prevent it.