The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Polyglutamic Acid Serum from The Inkey List that I recently purchased from Shoppers / Pharmaprix. [info in italics taken from the B For Beauty UK website]

The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid1

Naturally found in the skin, Polyglutamic Acid (PGA) helps to maintain skin’s moisture levels and holds 4 times more moisture than Hyaluronic Acid. Polyglutamic Acid acts to:

  1. Form a thin, smooth and moisturising film on the skin 
  2. Reduce the appearance of fine lines 
  3. Brighten skin and evens tone 

The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid Serum

My skin loves hyaluronic acid, so I was especially interested in trying out this serum. It feels like a cross between a HA serum and a silicone primer. I’ve been using it in conjunction with the Hexa-Peptide Serum, and they work really well together.

The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid Serum

It is very lightweight, and my skin feels so smooth after applying. My only complaint is that this serum has an awful chemical scent (almost paint-like to my nose). Thankfully it disappears quickly, because yuck!

It works well with makeup too. Great as a primer! And it is budget friendly at $14.99 CAD for 30 ml.

The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid Serum

Ingredients: Water (Aqua / Eau), Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Bis-PEG-12 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polysilicone-11, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglutamic Acid, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Propanediol, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Benzoate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polysorbate 80, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Decyl Glucoside, Dimethylacrylamide/Acrylic Acid/Polystyrene Ethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Sorbitan Oleate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract.

Have you tried this serum?

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Essence All Eyes On Me Waterproof Mascara Review

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Today I have a review of the All Eyes On Me Waterproof Mascara from Essence Cosmetics. [info in italics taken from the Essence website]

All eyes on you! The essence all eyes on me waterproof mascara provides your lashes with extra volume,  length and a breathtaking curve. The volumizing wand covers each individual lash and offers ideal separation.  Paraben Free. No Animal Testing

Essence All Eyes on Me Waterproof Mascara

You all know that I am mega picky about mascara. I have long, super stick-straight lashes that are quite light in colour considering my natural hair colour is dark brown. I always use a lash curler before applying mascara. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water-resistant (ideally waterproof).

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the All Eyes on Me Waterproof Mascara measure up?

Essence All Eyes on Me Waterproof Mascara

1. waterproof / water resistant +1

2. smudge-proof +1

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1

5. volumizing +1/2

6. must hold a curl +1/4

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1

Essence All Eyes on Me Waterproof Mascara

The brush shape is really great for getting the lashes at the inner and outer eye corners.

Overall I would give this mascara a 5.75 out of 7. I wish that it had better volume and held a curl better. The lengthening is really nice, but my lashes are quite long naturally so it isn’t a must have for me. I like it, but it isn’t a holy grail for me.

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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Essence The False Lashes Mascara -Extreme Volume & Curl

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Today I have a little review of another mascara from Essence – The False Lashes Mascara Extreme Volume & Curl. [info in italics is taken from their EU website]

Essence False Lashes Mascara

extra volume, extra curl. the curl fiber brush ensures maximum volume and curved lashes with a false lash look.

My lashes are long and stick straight, so I have to curl my lashes before I apply mascara or else it looks like I don’t have any lashes. As well, my eyes are sensitive so many mascaras irritate my eyes.

I have seven requirements for a mascara:

1. waterproof

2. smudge-proof

3. non-flaking / non-clumping

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black)

5. volumizing

6. must hold a curl

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes

So how did this mascara measure up?

The False Lash Mascara is not a waterproof formulation, but despite this, I found it to be fairly water-resistant and smudgeproof for my eyes. If you don’t blot off the end of the wand before applying, you will get clumps. But over all I don’t find it to be overly flaky or clumpy. That being said, I don’t wear more than two coats of mascara – I think that three coats would not work well for this one.

Essence False Lashes Mascara

Colour-wise, it is super, mega, dark black – my absolute favourite. And it is definitely volumizing and holds a curl well for me.  And most importantly, it did not irritate my sensitive eyes.

It is a little difficult to remove than some non-waterproof formulations, but since I usually wear waterproof mascaras, it is nothing that a bit of coconut oil can’t remove.

Overall I would rate this one at 6.75 out of 7 – even higher than the Essence Lash Stylist 18H Curl & Hold Mascara (review is here).

What is your fave budget friendly mascara? For less than $5, I think that Essence mascaras are a great choice.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!