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When I first heard about The Inkey danh sách Retinol, I was skeptical. Despite the product"s glowing reviews on the r/SkincareAddiction Reddit thread, Sephora.com, and other mạng internet beauty hubs, I doubted that a $10 over-the-counter alternative could outpace the tretinoin that cost me a pretty penny at my local pharmacy (FWIW: Tretinoin is a more potent khung of retinol that is only available with a prescription).However! I consider any skin-care experiment a fun experiment, so I swapped my usual jack-of-all-trades cream for The Inkey List"s offering.
The serum combines two types of retinol with squalane, a hydrating and soothing ingredient that derms often refer lớn as, "a Big Gulp of moisture." This pairing is an intelligent one: Since retinoids have a tendency lớn dry out the skin, the quenching squalene adds some much-needed moisture khổng lồ the party.
For the sake of my own testing, I began layering the serum on my skin each night after the washing andtoning steps of my routine. It has a slightly milky texture, which I"d liken to lớn rubbing room temperature butter across your skin (in the very best way). The brand suggests using the hàng hóa every third night & working your way up to using it every day, but since my skin is already accustomed to retinoids, I jumped right into a nightly routine. My once-oily complexion has become a little dry since I moved to lớn the west coast, but within days, I noticed that the addition of the squalane in the formula started helping hydrate my skin. Beyond that, a patch of unwanted, recurring acne on my chin seemed to lớn have taken its final bow. Fingers crossed.
All in all: I totally get why The Inkey các mục is the subject of mạng internet buzz. Though it may not be as potent as my tretinoin, it"s plenty effective while also being hydrating. Moving forward, I may just opt for The Inkey List"s Retinol as the hydrating (and more affordable) alternative khổng lồ the prescription-grade stuff. Will I spend the money I save on other beauty products? Definitely.
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