Friday, April 15, 2022

The INKEY List | Mandelic Acid Treatment: Review

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The INKEY List | Mandelic Acid Treatment: Review
It's safe to say that by now, The INKEY List has secured its spot as many people's go-to brand for effective and affordable skincare. With many bestsellers at Sephora, The INKEY List just released a new targeted treatment designed to reduce hyperpigmentation and blemishes caused by acne. Formulated with 10% mandelic acid, a lesser-known alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) with a larger molecular weight reported to be gentler on the skin (less dryness or sensitives), The INKEY List Mandelic Acid Treatment (C$13.99 for 15 ml) is available now. I've got all the details and my review to share with you today. To read on, click......
The INKEY List | Mandelic Acid Treatment: Review
The INKEY List | Mandelic Acid Treatment
Packaged in a small squeeze tube with a spout opening, The INKEY List Mandelic Acid Treatment also contains 0.1% encapsulated retinol to further stimulate cell turnover and reduce hyperpigmentation. The treatment has a fairly viscous texture that reminds me of a silicone-based primer. As far as I can see, though, the formulation does not contain any silicones. The thicker texture takes a bit more effort to spread and blend evenly and I found that I needed to use quite a bit to cover the areas I wanted. Therefore, The INKEY Mandelic Acid Treatment is probably intended to be used as a spot treatment. If you have larger areas to treat, the tube probably won't last long. 
The INKEY List | Mandelic Acid Treatment: Review
The INKEY List | Mandelic Acid Treatment
I don't get as many breakouts nowadays so I can't personally attest to the treatment's ability to minimize fresh acne blemishes. I struggle with minor discoloration around the mouth and nose area, in addition to some old acne spots and I've not seen any improvements with use. So all in all, I don't think this is the product for me. I get the impression that although mandelic acid is gentler, it probably won't significantly diminish old, stubborn blemishes or discoloration. I would, however, recommend the treatment to those with sensitive skin that get occasional breakouts.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water/Eau), Propanediol, Mandelic Acid, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Retinol, Polysorbate 20, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl Ferulate, Humulus Lupulus Extract.

Availability:
The INKEY List is available in stores and online at Sephora and online at theinkeylist.com.
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