I promised myself this year I would be more intentional with my purchases, especially where skincare was concerned. They needed to be purchased because they served a purpose, not because they were new, packaged nicely or I just ‘liked the sound or look of it’. Have I succeeded? Well, I’ve definitely tried! I bought The Inkey List’s Vitamin B, C and E Moisturizer hoping it would fill a gap in my skincare routine. This was on sale for less than £5.00 for 50ml from the website Look Fantastic.
Why did I buy this?
I tend to use my Aveeno lotion on my face as well as my body most of the time. It’s such a great product but I wanted something that would be just as good, hydrating and affordable. My skin sometimes needs something with a more varied mix of ingredients to help with day to day concerns compared to Aveeno, and I hoped this would do that job.
What is this supposed to do?
Ideal for normal skin, this moisturiser contains ingredients which the skin needs to be healthy. The combination of vitamin’s B, C and E helps to brighten and smooth skin along with provide hydration.
This is an interesting one. I expected a cream and found a hybrid between a gel and a cream. Quite light weight but still had a decent thickness to it.
Smells of nothing as it’s fragrance free!
On the skin
I found I didn’t need to use too much of this. Half a finger tip felt too much but a little less is ideal. This rubbed into my skin well (if I didn’t use too much!), light weight and felt less gel like on the skin and more cream when applied. It sinks in quickly and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. When I use this I do find my skin feels a touch tacky, but it doesn’t cause any issues because other products tend to be placed on top of this e.g sun cream.
This has been a great moisturiser to use when I’m layering it with other products. Vitamin C serum, rosehip oil, sun cream (not all at once or in that order!) are all products I’ve used alongside this and found it wasn’t too much or too heavy. On it’s own, I feel my skin needs a little more moisture generally. But with more humid weather at the moment it seems to be fine.
Who would this be good for?
I think this would be good for someone who wants something simple, easy to use, lightweight on the skin but delivers a decent amount of moisture. And, if like me, you’re layering different products and don’t want something too heavy or greasy this could be a good edition. Ideal for Summer time use as well if your skin naturally is more oilier. This would suit someone who doesn’t have major concerns and just wants to maintain their skin and keep it it a decent condition. I can see this being a good buy for pre-teens and teenagers.
This is a good, cost effective moisturiser which I think many people would appreciate in their skincare routine. It’s the standard size for a moisturiser so should last a a few months, if used morning and night. No fragrance, good ingredients (glycerin, coconut oil, sunflower seed oil etc) and budget friendly. So if this suits your skin and it’s needs give this a go. Best price for this product at the time of writing this post is from Look Fantastic at £4.79 but can be purchased from many retailers such as Boots, Cult Beauty and Amazon.