The Inkey List Vitamin C review

I am still slowly but surely making my way through some of my The Inkey List products. One I was looking forward to is trying their Vitamin C. It is an ingredient that I have had good results with in the past and I was hoping this would finally be succesful.

So far I have tried a few The Inkey List products. As much as this brand is loved by many skincare lovers, I have not yet found many products in the line that do something for my skin and that I can actually use up. The Bakuchiol Moisturizer wasn’t quite right for me, neither was the Turmeric Moisturizer. The Polyglutamic Acid also didn’t wow me. The Oat Balm cleanser was my favorite so far but it also wasn’t perfect. Will the Vitamin C serum finally change the tide?

Skincare review: The Inkey List Vitamin C serum

The Inkey List is known as an affordable skincare brand that puts effective skincare front and center but without the costs. At €10.99 this is an affordable Vitamin C because those products can be expensive. And so far (I have nearly used up my tube) this has been very effective as well.

What does this serum have to offer?

So this product has changed its name a bit since I bought it. This is now called the Vitamin C serum but as far as I can tell this is still the same product. Vitamin C is one of my favorite skincare ingredients. It helps with brightening skin and is a great antioxidant. It helps with hyperpigmentation, dullness and fine lines.

Here is the ingredient list:

30% pure stable l-ascorbic acid (vitamin c), Dimethicone, Ascorbic Acid, Polysilicone-11, Peg-10 Dimethicone.

So essentially this product is made up of silicones and vitamin C. Not bad! Especially at this price point. The brand recommends using this in the morning and that it can even be used as a base under makeup but let me explain why I use this mainy in my night time skincare routine.

What is my experience using the product?

So by now this has been in my skincare routine for 2 + months so I can really tell you about what this does for me. I have really been liking this. It is on par with The Ordinary’s Vitamin C for me. If you have sensitive skin like me though, I would recommend using a face oil or moisturizer to dilute the Vitamin C as it can be a bit intense.

That’s why I cannot use this in the morning. A) it has a gritty texture (which is why I don’t understand why they recommend this for use under makeup) B) I need to mix it in with a face oil to make sure my skin doesn’t react. I prefer mixing it with a face oil myself as I feel it works better than a moisturizer.

As far as I can tell this definitely helps with the texture and overall look and feel of my skin. And that was my experience when using other Vitamin C ones as well. This is easily one of my favorite products to use, but I prefer using it in the fall/ winter and spring seasons. In the summer I find this a bit too rich and I have actually been skipping actives most nights and just cleanse and go in with moisturizer as a result.

Should you buy The Inkey List Vitamin C serum?

I rate this The Inkey List Vitamin C serum for sure. I do still think I prefer the one by The Ordinary a bit more. That one has hyaluronic acid but I also quite enjoy a few of the Vitamin C products from The Body Shop. Both The Ordinary and The Body Shop are a bit easier to buy and a bit cheaper than this. So even though I like this, I don’t think I would repurchase this again.

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