The Inkey List dynamic duo for the ๐ŸŒžSummer season๐ŸŒž!

For my oily skin beauties out there, Iโ€™ve got just the duo for you! Two skin care ingredients that should be on your radar are niacinamide and tranexamic acid. These two buzz worthy active ingredients have been popping up in skin care products everywhere from serums, moisturizers, lotions and much more. So what are they and how do they help the oily skin guys and gals who are preparing for the summer months anticipating a greasy mess? Weโ€™ve got the breakdown just for you.

Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 used to help reduce redness and discoloration due to its antioxidant properties, reduce sebum production and acne by minimizing the appearance of pores, and improve overall skin texture by rebuilding the skin's lipid layer. This universally beneficial skin care ingredient works on all skin types, even those beauties with reactive sensitive skin.

The Inkey List Niacinamide Oil Control Serum contains a hefty 10% niacinamide to effectively control over production of sebum. Controlling oil production leads to less build up in pores. Which then leads to the prevention of acne formations from those clogged oily pores. This lightweight serum is also formulated with hyaluronic acid to help balance on the skin, keeping it hydrated without being oily. Retailing for $7.99, this budget friendly product is accessible to everyone.

We all know vitamin C has reigned supreme in skin brightening and dark spot removal for quite some time now. And for good reason. It works! But tranexamic acid is quickly becoming a unique alternative for those looking to treat dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Like niacinamide, this active ingredient is friendly to all skin types. Donโ€™t be fooled by the word acid. It differs from its cousinโ€™s glycolic acid and salicylic acid, in that instead of focusing on exfoliation, this ingredient focuses on inhibiting the production and growth of melanin on the skin. Tranexamic acid is a synthetic derivative of the amino acid lysine, which slows down melanin synthesis.

The Inkey List Tranexamic Acid Serum contains 2% of the active ingredient, which experts say is within the recommended range for a product to be effective. It targets hyperpigmentation and is great for acne scarring and skin discoloration. This product also contains 2% vitamin C as an added bonus to its skin brightening properties. The gel texture retails for $14.99 and is recommended to be used as a night treatment.

Concerned about her overly oily complexion and acne scarring, Glowish influencer Vy decides to give this dynamic duo a try and see if it can help with her skin issues. Excited to try out both products, the influencer has actually never heard of tranexamic acid before and is very curious to see if the ingredient produces all of its claims. Upon initial application of the niacinamide serum in which she was familiar with, by the end of the day, Vy is very impressed and surprised by the immediate reduction in oil on her skin. As she applies both the niacinamide serum and tranexamic acid serum as part of her night routine, she notes the tackiness of both products.

By the end of her two-week trial, the influencer is surprised by how much improvements adding those two new products into her routine has made on her skin. She is very impressed by the smoothness of her skin and the results in such a short amount of time.

โ€œThis was like the best two weeks ever for my skin. I actually expected my skin to break out within the first week because I was adding new stuff to my skin care routine โ€ฆ these products did wonders in two weeks!โ€

- Vy

The Inkey List duo targeted her skin concerns and with their affordable price point, Vy agrees to its claims and definitely recommends this product to everyone, especially those suffering from oiliness and hyperpigmentation.

Itโ€™s time to prepare for summer skin beauties! With these two products containing the latest and greatest in skin care ingredients, it could be just the life savers we need!

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