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The Inkey List Founders Colette Newbury and Mark Curry


How many of you are fans of premium, budget-friendly skincare? Well, you might be interested to know about an up-and-comer called The Inkey List that will debut at in the US at Sephora this month. We sit down with founders Colette Newberry and former microbiologist-slash-virologist Mark Curry to get to the bottom of the fast-growing phenom – one product sells every 30 seconds in the UK, where it first launched just one short year ago! We have The Inkey List reviews and hear from Jill and Carlene about the best Inkey List products like The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Serum and The Inkey List Vitamin C and The Inkey Glycolic acid.

It’s the battle of the budget brands!

The Inkey List (left) versus The Ordinary

We know, we know… it’s just like The Ordinary, you say. Yes, The Inkey List also zeroes in on one hero ingredient, like vitamin C, AHA, retinol, squalane… It’s also a minimally packaged, buildable system you can customize – with all products costing under $15 *The Inkey List is at Sephora exclusively in the US). We find out what led Mark and Collette to launch The Inkey List to begin with, and we don’t pull any punches in asking about allll those similarities.

To be fair, you’ll also learn about a few key points that set The Inkey List apart. Tune in as we review the top-selling sku, the Hyaluronic Acid Serum, as well as Jill’s personal fave, the Vitamin C Serum. Plus, we fill you in on the fast-coming innovations whooshing down the pike in the months to come – all of which focus on buzzy new ingredients, destined for beauty headlines. Have you tried The Inkey List yet? Head on over to our Facebook Chatroom and tell us what you think!

Products mentioned in this episode: The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Serum; The Inkey List Vitamin C Serum; The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%; The Inkey List Glycolic Acid; The Inkey List Retinol Serum

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