As I mentioned in one of my previous videos, I think fall is the best time to incorporate retinoids into your skin care routine. So what better time to talk about The Inkey List Retinol Serum? Hi, I'm Doctor Anne. I am a doctor with a passion for skin care that works. On this channel We research the science behind the skin and do quick reviews In this way you will learn to choose exactly the products that are suitable for your individual skin problem.
So if this is something that you are interested in, please consider signing up and Ring the notification bell. One of the many retinoids available is that from The Inkey List. It's really affordable and it's called The Inkey List Retinol Serum. The inkey list says: One percent stable retinol and 0.5 percent granular retinoid (slightly stronger than retinol) with squalane for hydration and calming. The slow release formula is minimized Irritating with effective active delivery, hard work to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, even out and combat skin tone Blemishes and improvement of skin clarity, Let your complexion look more radiant, supple and many times more youthful! Quite a lot.
The product itself is slightly yellow in color and has no noticeable odor. In my (Personal Only) Scale This is a medium strength over the counter retinoid. I've used both prescription and very, very mild agents like the pixi retinol tonic and I would say that of course this is far from the prescription strength, But still one that I wouldn't use as a beginner and that I would turn up every day. It is meant to be used in the evening, just like any retinoid, and personally I would suggest if you are new to retinoids Slowly introduce it into your routine.
I'm about to do a whole video about how you do this. Exactly as claimed, it contains retinol, but not retinol as in retinol, but as a stable form of retinol, Which means that the one percent retinol it has is actually an encapsulated form of retinol, Which can't be compared to a 1% retinol strength. Much confusing? Yes, and it gets more confusing because they added 0.5% granactive retinoid that is no Retinol Sister, but more like one Cousin, it's kind of different. It acts on the same receptors and their claim that 0.5% granular retinoid is slightly stronger than retinol, which I think is pretty far fetched as there is no retinol to my knowledge valid data comparing these two side by side In terms of strength.
Except for retinol and granactive retinoid It contains squalane which is really good as a base and for repairing the skin barrier Function It contains Vitamin C and Vitamin E, but pretty much on the ingredient list, I don't think it will get you much benefit, and it contains peptides From the matrixyl complex as in palmitoyl Tripeptide -1, -7 and -38. This Matrixyl complex – which you may have seen elsewhere, The Ordinary has a Matrixyl product – is said to increase collagen and elastin production and the synthesis of Glucosaminoglycans, all of which lead to plump and firm skin. If you are wondering if this is worth your money, I am inclined to say yes. This is actually my second tube. So although the claimed one percent retinol strength and 0.5 granular retinoid (slightly stronger than retinol) I would not subscribe to. I think this is a really nice one, very affordable, really well worded medium strength retinoid this is great if you started with a very gentle one and want to top things up a bit.
This is and never will be as effective as a prescription strength, despite the use of gran active retinoid Which supposedly carries a slightly lower risk of irritation, you can Experience trouble with this one. trust me I was there. If you want something more gentle, try pixi Retinol Tonic, if you want a more gentle granular retinoid, Think Sunday Riley Luna, but this one is a lot more expensive. I think that's great If you started on a gentle retinoid and want to get things under control, But I want to go slowly, for people with slightly more sensitive skin who want to minimize their risk of irritation And of course everyone who, like me, loves The Inkey List and its budget-friendly and yes, very clean packaging. I'll be linking to more videos that I think you might like, and I'll be seeing you all with another very soon. bye.