The Inkey list skincare routine for dull skin

the inkey list skincare routine - actually anna

You may recall a blog post back in the old days about The Inkey List skincare routine. This was a blog post about three of their products when the brand first launched on Cult Beauty. Since I wrote that blog post a while back I thought it was about time I’d write another one. This blog post is all about their new launches especially the ones for dull skin.

The Inkey List skincare routine

Today I’m going to show you the basis of The Inkey List skincare routine for dull skin and how to make it glowing again. The Inkey List has a recipe builder on their website, so you can create a skincare routine made for your skin. The skincare routine for dull skin is focused on brightening products that make your skin glow. Besides that, it’s also focussed on moisturizing your skin, with one of my all-time favorite products combined with new products.

Fulvic Acid Brightening Cleanser

This cleanser is specifically made for dull skin. You might notice the word acid in the name, but it is a very gentle cleanser. It has an odd consistency, which looks a bit like a gel cleanser with black particles in it. Nevertheless, the particles are not harsh or scrubbing at all. Due to the aloe vera and other great ingredients, it gently cleanses the skin without stripping it. This is a perfect combination if you ask me!

The Inkey List hyaluronic Acid Review

As you’ve probably already read in my blog post about hyaluronic acid serums on a budget, I raved about this hyaluronic acid. So you can’t really call this a The Inkey List hyaluronic acid review if you ask me. I think it’s one of the best hyaluronic acids out there for a really affordable price. Applying hyaluronic acid before a specific treatment is something I’ve learned from The Inkey List. They do this in almost all their skincare routines!

The Inkey List polyglutamic acid serum

This polyglutamic serum is one out of the two different more specific treatments you can apply after the hyaluronic acid. It is a very powerful serum that locks in the moisture after applying it. This serum can hold up to 4 times more moisture than hyaluronic acid, so imagine what it can do after you’ve also applied your hyaluronic acid?! This serum has a clear consistency, also be careful a little bit goes a long way! And my skin absolutely loves it!

The Inkey List Vitamin C EGF

This other type of specific treatment, the other option, is a vitamin c based serum. Vitamin C is known for helping the skin get rid of dead skin cells. But always remember to put on SPF after using vitamin C or retinol-based skincare products. Facetheory also has a beautiful vitamin C cleanser, which I talked about in the Facetheory reviews blog post. This The Inkey List vitamin c EGF serum has a very runny consistency and almost feels like applying water or toner on your face. Speaking in terms of consistency. This serum really does the job well without stripping your skin or making it feel very dry. I noticed a difference in my skin already after using it once!

The Inkey Symbright Moisturizer

This moisturizer is something else compared to the ones I’ve ever tried before. First of all, its consistency is quite thick. Therefore I made the mistake of putting on way too much, you just need a little bit. Secondly, there’s some kind of shimmer in this moisturizer. Don’t be afraid, you’re not going to look like a disco ball after applying it. But it gives you a bit of a glowing primer effect. It’s very moisturizing and really the perfect product to finish this skincare routine with.

After applying all these products my skin definitely didn’t look dull anymore. I used The Inkey List polyglutamic acid serum in the morning and The Inkey List vitamin c egf at night. I hope you loved reading about this new The Inkey List skincare routine and let me know in the comments below if you’ve any of these products before!

Signature Annaleid from Actually Anna


  1. Leontien
    April 15, 2021 / 10:14 am


  2. May 9, 2021 / 4:04 am

    Ooh! The inkey list has been on my radar for a while! I have cystic acne so I’m trying to treat it before starting a skin care routine! Thanks for sharing xx

    Lynn |

    • May 12, 2021 / 10:52 am

      It’s such a good brand and very affordable for the quality if you ask me. Ohh I’m sorry to hear that! Would you like a blog post on how I got ‘rid’ of my (adult) acne? Just sharing my experience and the steps I took to find out what was causing my acne? Of course, now and then I have a couple of spots, hence getting rid of between apostrophes. Let me know!

      xoxo annaleid

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