THE INKEY LIST Hyaluronic Acid – Basics

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It is the basics that count. If you don´t have a solid foundation, you´ll never be able to build a lasting house.

Not that I know even the tiniest bit about building a house – I am hard pressed to even draw one that my kids recognize – but it is a subject that I have thought a lot about over the last few weeks.

Ahm, skincare basics, that is. Not building a house.

 

THE INKEY LIST Hyaluronic Acid
THE INKEY LIST Hyaluronic Acid

 

Ever since I posted this video, I pay much more attention to the ingredients I slather on my face, and while writing a review it suddenly dawned me that there was one that didn´t get the love it deserved.

And that is not only true for this blog here, it doesn´t get much love at all. We just assume that it is there, we take it´s appearance in a formula for granted, we just shrug when we see it on a label.

I am talking about Hyaluronic Acid, humectant and thus the key to plump and youthful looking skin. Yes, it is everywhere, yes, it can be sticky and hard to love sometimes, but in the right formula it is just OH SO GOOD.

So without further ado: THE INKEY LIST Hyaluronic Acid.

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THE INKEY LIST Vitamin C Serum – More and more

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Bigger is better – I am old enough to remember those slogans.

Back when I was young (CENTURIES ago, people!), minimalism wasn´t really a thing. You had to always have more. The newest, the latest, the biggest.

 

THE INKEY LIST Vitamin C Serum
THE INKEY LIST Vitamin C

 

It didn´t matter if you did need it. Or even use it, for that matter. You just needed to HAVE it. And while minimalism (and low-buys) seem to be everywhere these days, I feel like some of that more is more mentality is still around.

Take skincare ingredients for example – some seem to think that the higher the percentage of “active ingredient”, the better the product, not taking into account that your skin can actually only absorb a certain amount, and once that amount is reached, the rest goes to waste.

The effect is called bioavailability, and for Vitamin C it seems to be somewhere around 20 – 25%.

Which means that a formula containing 30% Vitamin C, like THE INKEY LIST Vitamin C Serum, essentially contains more than you can use.

Is this a bad thing? Not necessarily. But the higher the percentage, the higher the risk for irritation – so let´s take a closer look at THE INKEY LIST Vitamin C Serum.

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THE INKEY LIST Rosehip Oil – For the soul

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Once the New Year Excitement has worn off, all we are left with is the cold, dark and grey reality of winter in Germany. No snow covered slopes to brighten the outdoors here, at least not on a regular!

 

THE INKEY LIST Rose Hip Oil
THE INKEY LIST Rose Hip Oil

 

When going outside seems to be no fun at all, and you need not only protective layers of clothing, but also protective layers for your soul.

Now don´t tell me you don´t know what I am talking about, chocolate is an excellent protective layer for the soul for example.

As are oils. Posh, golden droplets pressed into your skin – pure bliss

My current crush? THE INKEY LIST Rosehip Oil.

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THE INKEY LIST Retinol – New beginnings

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The first review of the year feels a little like the first snow. Everything looks different, feels different, and you are suddenly very conscious about the footprints you are going to leave.

 

THE INKEY LIST Retinol
THE INKEY LIST Retinol

 

Well, after the first hours of winter wonderland everything will turn into the same soggy mess it was before, slightly grey, really wet and clammy. At least this is true for German first snow, so I guess it will be true for this German Beauty Blog as well.

Same reviews, same ramblings, same blog, basically.

Now that we dusted off the first layer of new excitement, let´s focus on the review at hand. THE INKEY LIST Retinol

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THE INKEY LIST Caffeine Serum – Are you extra?

 

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Now if the use of a separate eye cream is already controversial, how about using a specific serum before that? I can already see online wars raging over unexpecting blogs, fighting for wether or not the extra expense is worth it or just, well, extra.

 

THE INKEY LIST Caffeine
THE INKEY LIST Caffeine

 

I won´t take a stand on that today (you know I even deny the need for a separate moisturizer on my skin most of the year), but instead just present you with some ammunition so you won´t go unprepared.

It actually isn´t the first time I review a serum designed for the eye area on the blog, that honour belongs to The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate one (here, but be gentle, it was written years ago).

This time THE INKEY LIST Caffeine eye serum takes the spot light, so let´s see if I can recommend.

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