Friday, 28 August 2020

The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Treatment

I am a huge fan of The Inkey List as a brand and have featured them a few times on my blog with the Salicylic Cleanser being one of my favourites from the brand. If you are not aware of the brand, the Inkey List has a very simple aim to break through all of the beauty jargon that we often have to Google to find a definition of and to deliver a straightforward take on the skin care’s most-wanted ingredients such as Retinols, Salicylic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid. As soon as I heard there was to be a hair care range, I quickly made my order.
The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Treatment
The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Treatment
My scalp is definitely a tell-tale sign of when I am feeling stressed or run down, it starts to itch and becomes really dry in two spots - the back of my neck and just above my left ear. Having ruled out most ingredients, products and dietary concerns, a specialist simply said it is stress or illness which causes it as well as having greasy roots.  So, I always ensure I used a scalp treatment at least once a week as well as  hair mask to try and do the best I can to keep the dryness to a minimum. What caught my attention with the Inkey List Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Treatment (£11.99) is that it has been designed to eliminate build-up as well as lift-inhibiting grime whilst at the same time working to gently eradicate flakes to help minimise itching.

To tackle itchiness, flakiness and excessive oil build up, The Inkey List have created this treatment which is just like a lightweight serum and it combines 3 key ingredients: 
  • 2% Salicylic Acid – helps to exfoliate the scalp and restore oil levels.
  • 2.5% Fluidpure™ – reduces scalp's redness and calms irritations
  • 1% Panthenol – helps to hydrate and moisturise hair
This treatment can be used in two ways - As a pre-wash or as a boost within your shampoo and conditioner.  It comes designed with a pump dispenser, something I would normally love, but for this product I find mildly irritating and am glad to see on Cult Beauty that the packaging has seemingly changed to make it easier to use.  The pump dispenses far too much product no matter how lightly you press it and I always end up with too much to use.

Shaking the bottle before use, if using a pre-shampoo treatment, you need no more than 1-2 pumps into the palms of your hands, then having massaged them together, work the treatment into your scalp using your fingertips, leave it to work its magic for up to ten minutes and then wash your hair as normal. To use within your shampoo/conditioner as a booster, you need to only apply one pump and wash your hair as you would usually.  With this treatment, you need to use it once or twice a week.

On my scalp, this product works really well, though the dispenser really lets it down in my opinion, applying to the hands and then to the scalp defeats the object of it being a scalp treatment because there is no way of getting all of the product from your hands to your scalp. The serum is quite runny, so it needs to be applied directly to the scalp. That said, the dispenser looks as though it has been changed, though I still think a pipette would be a better dispensing method, but I am happy enough with its performance to purchase again.

The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Treatment can be purchased 
via Cult Beauty for £11.99.


The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Treatment





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9 comments:

  1. It definitely sounds like a pipette would be better but I really like the sound of this x

    Beautylymin

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  2. This is a wonderful sharing. Keep it coming!

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  3. I've never heard of this brand before but they sound fab! I definitely need to invest in more hair care products. Although I agree about the application. Like the person above said, a pipette would have definitely been better.

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  4. This is a hair product I would definitely like to try out.

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  5. I just bought this as I get quite oily hair and therefore an itchy scalp, but I've not yet given it a try yet x

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  6. I love The Inkey List and the products are good. I like the Hyaluronic Acid Serum 30ml. Your post is very through. It's good to know that this is on your list to purchase again.

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  7. This defintely sounds like something I need x

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  8. I have an itchy scalp sometimes too, so definitely need to check this out

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  9. Sounds like a great product.

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