Product Review | The INKEY LIST Succinic Acid Acne Treatment


Product Review | THE INKEY LIST Succinic Acid Acne Treatment ($8.99, Theinkeylist.com and Sephora.com)

Product Details (from Sephora's website):  A non-drying, gentle, and targeted acne treatment that clears acne spots fast while layering under makeup without flaking.  While targeting active blemishes, succinic acid has a gentle peeling effect that gently exfoliates the skin and clears pores while preventing them from clogging again after use. With added benefit of salicylic acid, this targeted formula helps visibly shrink blemishes and blackheads while being gentle on skin.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 2% Succinic Acid: Visibly reduces blemish size and absorbs excess oil.
- 2% Sulfur Powder: Absorbs excess oil and unclogs pores for clearer-looking skin—long term.
- 1% Salicylic Acid: Gently exfoliates the skin, reducing dead-skin cell buildup.

Review:  I have tried many products from The INKEY List and I have yet to encounter one that I didn't love so I was really hopeful for this one.  Since running/jogging outdoors for an entire year due to the pandemic, my skin (especially my face) has been exposed to so many elements that can harm the skin.  It doesn't help that wearing a mask while sweating like bullets sure adds to the reason why I get minor breakouts.  I have tried a few acne treatments but most of them dried my skin especially with daily use.  My friend @leahgperez on Instagram raved about this magic potion and I already love The INKEY List so this was a no brainer add to cart product for me.

Typical of most The INKEY List product, this comes in a white and black box with white typography.  The products is contained in an easy to use squeeze tube with a black cap.  The consistency of the product is a lotion-like blue cream but it is easy to apply on target spots.  It is absorbed by the skin easily so it disappears quickly.  You will not have a blue-tint on your face when you apply it.  I use this as an overnight treatment and since my acne spots are random, small and very few (one or two); it clears up by the morning.  On days I am not wearing makeup, I will apply this on target spots.  It claims that it can be applied under makeup without flaking but I try not to use any treatments underneath my makeup just in case some ingredients of my face bases do not agree with the treatment.  This does not dry my skin out and it actually works.  I love that this is gentle but powerful at the same time.  I highly recommend this product.  It is cheaper and works faster than one of my OG's which is the Neutrogena Micro-Clear Overnight Spot Treatment.  The only con I have is you can only get this at Sephora or at The INKEY List website, but you won't be disappointed.

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