How To Build A Skincare Routine with The Inkey List

With dozens of products to choose from and ingredients that cater to every skin type, The INKEY List makes it easy to build your own bespoke skincare routine that’s totally personalised to your skincare concerns and goals. What’s more, the brand’s hardworking and effective formulas mean you don’t need a complicated 10-step skincare routine in order to see results. Instead, you can just focus on the important stuff—cleansing, hydrating, treating, moisturising, and (for daytime) SPF.

Whether you’re already a fan of The INKEY List and simply want some help in streamlining your skincare routine, or you’re totally new to the brand and wondering which products to use and what order to apply them in, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to learn how to build a skincare routine using The INKEY List products.

1. Cleanse

Cleansing is essential to ensure that skin is properly prepped for the steps ahead. In the morning, use a gel cleanser to remove product residue and freshen up skin, and in the evening, try a double cleanse (using first a balm then a gel cleanser) to effectively remove stubborn makeup and SPF.

2. Hydrate

Hydration is the key to healthy skin, no matter what your skin type. The INKEY List recommends opting for everyone’s favourite hydrator, hyaluronic acid. Boosting your skin’s moisture levels will help to not only prevent dryness but keep skin looking bright and feeling smooth and soft.

3. Treat

Treating your skin is the step where you can really focus on your individual skin concerns by using serums that contain powerful active ingredients. Got dull skin? Try a vitamin C serum. Lines and wrinkles starting to appear? Try a retinol serum. Dealing with breakouts and blackheads? We’d recommend niacinamide.

4. Moisturise

Moisturiser helps to seal everything in, support the skin barrier, and prevent dehydration and dryness. 

5. SPF

Sunscreen is perhaps the most essential step of all, as it helps to protect skin from the damaging effects of UV rays. Unlike old-fashioned SPF formulas which were thick and chalky, The INKEY List’s Polyglutamic SPF 30 has a lightweight, silky texture which looks and feels totally invisible—and actually adds great glow. You only need to apply it during the day, so you can skip this step in your evening routine.