The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Serum is one of the most affordable products with hyaluronic acid in it, but is it actually any good?
The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Serum – First Impressions
- Firstly, I was quite surprised by how small the bottle is when I got it out of the box. (It’s 30ml.) I was a little worried I’d been duped into spending money on something that was going to run out very quickly.
- This is the first product from The Inkey List that I’ve tried so far. Their packaging, like that of The Ordinary, is very simple and basic. There’s more of a focus on ingredients instead of fancy packaging with both of these brands.
- It costs £5.99 for a 30ml bottle.
- You put The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Serum on after cleansing, before anything else (even toner!), and you should apply it while your skin is still damp. This is because it works best on moist skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid is an ingredient for moisturising your skin and plumping out fine lines, so it’s supposed to help you look younger. I’ve found that, thankfully, The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Serum does just that.
- As well as HA, it also contains Matrixyl 3000, which is a synthetic peptide that helps you to look younger.
- You only need a pea-sized amount to cover your face and neck. (Even if you have a moonface like me.)
- Plus, you only need to apply a thin layer of The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Serum to your skin, so while it’s a really small bottle for the price, it lasts for a surprisingly long time.
- It did feel slightly tacky when I applied it, in the same way that other products that contain HA usually do after application.
- As I said, the fine lines on my forehead definitely look less deep after applying this product, and it works very well on dehydration lines too. You can expect the effects to be almost instant.
- You use it both in the morning and in the evening as part of your skincare routine.
- It’s non-scented, clear, and quite runny in consistency. The lack of fragrance should hopefully mean that it won’t irritate sensitive skin. (It doesn’t irritate mine.)
- All in all, I do like this product. Whether I’ll repurchase this or go back to The Ordinary Buffet remains to be seen, but it is a good, no-frills skincare product.
Should you try it?
I’d say that if you suffer from dehydration lines or feel self-conscious about showing some signs of ageing, then this is definitely worth a try.
It’s surprising how long one bottle of this serum will last (I’m still on my first after a few weeks of use), and it really won’t break the bank – especially compared to other HA products that are much more expensive.
Cheap doesn’t necessarily mean nasty, and the fact that it’s such a no-frills product doesn’t mean that you should overlook it.
Have you tried The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Serum?