The Inkey List Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment launched back in December, and I knew I had to try it, as I’m always on the lookout for decent blemish treatments, ever since my holy grail spot treatment from Vichy was discontinued. The Inkey List Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment is only £6.99, and whilst I’ve had mixed experiences with The Inkey List, I ordered it and gave it a try over eight weeks.
The Inkey List Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment
“Clear acne blemishes fast, reduce inflammation and prevent clogged pores with our non-drying, gentle, and targeted treatment. With a cream formula, it is easily layered under makeup without drying or flaking.
With 2% Succinic Acid, the targeted treatment gently reduces acne blemish size, reduces oil levels and unblock pores whilst also helping prevent them from clogging again after use. Combined with 1% Salicylic Acid, this targeted treatment will help shrink blemishes and blackheads whilst remaining gentle on the skin.”
The Inkey List Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment is a targeted treatment which can be applied both morning and night, with a non-drying formula thanks to hyaluronic acid.
Described as being easily-absorbed, and non-greasy, which is suitable for all skin types, but particularly great for those with blemish-prone skin. Working by gently exfoliating dead skin cells, whilst also reducing excess oils without stripping the skin.
The Inkey List Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment is just £6.99 and contains 15ml of product within a white, squeezy plastic tube with a nozzle. The Inkey List recommend applying the treatment up to three times per day, and leaving it to dry for five minutes before applying any further skincare products.
The Inkey List Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment has a gel-cream formula, which is green in colour. The colour did surprise me, especially as you do see a green tint where you’ve just applied the cream. It is a very subtle green tint, but alas, it’s still there.
My skin is sensitive, and very dry as a whole. However, I do get hormonal breakouts on my chin. My skin used to be a lot worse a few years ago, but it has improved dramatically after cutting out dairy from my diet. Salicylic acid based blemish treatments work well for me, and I tend to gravitate towards them as I know they’re effective for me, however The Inkey List Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment has been disappointing.
It’s easy to apply, dries quickly and never stings or causes sensitivity issues. The problem is, The Inkey List Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment does absolutely nothing for my blemishes. It doesn’t shrink them, prevent them, heal them or do anything. It’s almost as if I’m applying a moisturiser to them as there is absolutely zero improvement whatsoever.
I’ve tried it on many active breakouts, and blemishes just starting to appear, and there’s just no improvement, so it’s been pointless for me unfortunately. It doesn’t cause any negative effects, but there is just no effects in general which is such a shame, as the claims sounded perfect, and whilst I know it’s only £6.99, it’s still disappointing for a blemish treatment to do absolutely nothing.
You can find The Inkey List Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment right here.