Effortlessly flawless skin? A first look at INSTYTUTUM skincare


As much as I love having options, I’m also easily overwhelmed. So it’s refreshing to see that a brand like Instytutum with their single range of just 10 products when most brands are screaming “MOAR!” in today’s beauty industry.

Author: Jenny Wu
Jenny Wu

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  1. Gin says:

    Hey I hope you feel better now! SUPERHUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGG!

    Love,
    Gin

  2. Shivangi says:

    How do you always find such amazing products!! I have so much to learn from you when it comes to skincare products!! <3 Loved reading your post! Hope you are having a great day! :)
    Lots of Love,
    Shivangi

    • Jenny says:

      Aww thank you so much Shivangi, I’m so glad to hear that! I’ve been very fortunate to be able to work with various brands and discover new products along the way :)

  3. The products sound great! I should definitely try this!

  4. Tales of Two says:

    That eye cream sounds great but unfortunately I Just bought one around 2 days ago! Let’s see how that one goes, if it doesn’t work i better try this one! I need to do something about my laugh lines too!

    http://www.talesoftwoblog.blogspot.com

  5. Katya says:

    The result is amazing on you! I am still thinking if I should get it because of the price. But I want to give it a try!
    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    • Jenny says:

      Thank you Katya! I do have a code for 20% off (I don’t receive any commission from this), but if you follow them on Facebook sometimes they’ll have codes for 40% off as well!

  6. Sabiha says:

    I know what you mean about becoming overwhelmed with choice! these two look like fab choices though. I love their simple and chic pacakaging and it’s great that they work wonders too x

    http://www.franklyflawless.com

    • Jenny says:

      I know packaging shouldn’t be the most important thing when it comes to skincare, but I definitely love a product more when it has an aesthetically pleasing packaging!

  7. Tsukiakari says:

    Amazing post!
    Can you follow me? I follow you. ;)

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Tsukiakari from murasakiiroanu.blogspot.com

  8. Almari says:

    Very detailed post! Would like to try out the sheet mask! :)

    Almari Writes. ❤

  9. Anne says:

    The mask sounds interesting but I do hope it stays on up better. I love using sheet masks while watching the tv. Great review!

    annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com

  10. Wow your skin looks so glowing with a healthy look. Such a great review and these products look so promising. :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/09/the-10-fall-fashion-commandments.html

  11. I was raised on raw Shea butter and my family swears by it, so that eye cream sounds interesting, although as it is now I spend too much money on eye creams and at that price it really needs to come with a gilded spatula, haha. I really want to try this and love that you had good results, your skin looks amazing. <3 /Madison
    FASHION TALES

    • Jenny says:

      Thank you Madison! Shea butter is one of the ingredients I love as well, as I find it to be moisturizing without being heavy. I do agree that eye creams in general are overpriced, but I’ll give this one a free pass since it actually works :)

  12. Lavanya says:

    I actually reviewed their Triple Effect peel & mask and they are so gentle and effective. The mask is really hydrating and it instantly made my skin look so much fresher.

    Lavanya | Elle Files

  13. The sheet masks are pricey AF but damn girl, your skin the next morning is what dreams are made of! And the eye cream sounds like something that I would appreciate too so I’ll hop over and check out the brand.

    • Jenny says:

      Haha, thank you Shireen! I do wish the sheet masks are a bit more affordable, but if you were gonna drop $$$$$ on sheet masks, this would definitely be one of them! I do have a coupon code JENNY20 for 20% off that you can use if you’d like (fyi I don’t get any commission from it), but if you follow them on Facebook sometimes they’ll have a 40% off sale!

  14. Mili says:

    Wowza those sheet masks are pricey! But at least you saw good results in the morning :D Eye creams are so finicky! After getting milia from a few, I’m always paranoid to try a new one. Glad to hear this one works well for you!

    Mili | sharmtoaster

    • Jenny says:

      Yes, unlike the SK-II ones which are pricey af and did absolutely nothing for my skin (even though the essence does wonders)! I feel like a lot of brands just think “the richer the better” with eye creams which might work for super dry crepey skin, but of for those of us that actually want to start our anti-aging routine early, those products are a total fail!

  15. When it comes to skincare, I have a lot to learn. I get very overwhelmed with all the different types of products. I would like to experiment a bit more with skincare though. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

    • Jenny says:

      I felt the same way when I first started getting into skincare, the options out there are overwhelming! I’ve found that sticking to brands with fewer products definitely made things easier for me :)

  16. Georgiana says:

    The peel and eye cream sound really good. I`m getting close to my 30s as well and I`m dreading the moment when I have to go for an anti-wrinkle cream. I mean, I haven`t found one that completely hydrates my dry eyes yet, so the prospect of finding something that stops time is terrifying.

    Georgiana / Beauty Nerd

    • Jenny says:

      I totally get what you mean Georgiana! If you need extra moisture around the eye area, you can always layer a hydrating serum first and then add an eye cream to seal it in :)

  17. Thanks for the great review and cute selfie when wearing the sheetmaks, those are my face shots heheh <3 Like you I did scream a little bit from inside when I saw the pricetag of the sheetmasks BUT when looking at your pic an reading your experience I can really tell its worth it. The eyecream sounds great especially everyone can use some peptides. I'm looking forward to hear what it does to your eyes!

    Loves, An | http://thebeauparlour.com/

    • Jenny says:

      Aww thanks An! It’s always a bit painful when you find a product that works well but it’s super expensive. However I’ve found that it’s still better in the long run for your skin and wallet to invest in something that actually works :)

  18. Mica says:

    Oooh! While I’m not a sheet mask person (no time for masks of any kind with two toddlers!) I do need a good eye cream so it’s wonderful you spoke so highly of this. I think we have this brand here in Australia, I am sure I’ve heard of it before, so I’ll have to check it out! :) Thanks for sharing your review.

    Hope you are having a lovely week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Jenny says:

      Thank you Mica! As great as the results were for this sheet mask it’s definitely not made for multi-tasking, though I do find other masks to work well since they adhere better to the skin :) Hope you’ll get the same great results with the eye cream if you do try it out!

  19. Samantha says:

    I’m super interested in the face masks, but WOO boy, they are not cheap haha. I guess the long term results justify that price though, imagine how bomb your skin would look using those on the regular (or at least, semi-regular)! Ahh, it’s so conflicting when you say the eye cream is the standout product, because it’s really hard for me to jump on that train! I have one from belif which isn’t doing much, so I’m always a bit skeptical of eye creams.

    Sam / My Beauty Cloud

    • Jenny says:

      Haha, I know right? I’d also be broke if I were to get them at the full-price ^^;; I was sort of hesitant about eye creams as well since many of them did absolutely nothing for my eye area. I think once you find one you love, you’ll jump on the train in no time! :)

  20. Both products sound wonderful! I was reading another bloggers review, and she liked their products as well. I’m putting them on my beauty radar.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

  21. Cat L. says:

    Jenny, I am loving the sound of this brand and their products. I cannot agree more, the vast array of products available on the market right now is overwhelming. I have been trying to streamline my routine and go back to basic by using a minimalist approach. The peel and eye cream sound like products I would enjoy as well. I’ve added them to my list! Thank you for such a detailed review. Your photos are always so dreamy!

    ~ Cat L.
    http://www.CatsDailyLiving.com

    • Jenny says:

      Thank you so much Cat! My skin has seen such a huge improvement and I no longer breakout after I’ve minimized my routine, so I’m really trying to stick to brands that follow this principle as well. I plan on adding more of their products to my routine once I finish some of my current products!

  22. Ever since I went on a skincare routine with just two products, I’ve been quite interested in minimal skincare ranges. I really believe there is something to this approach as long as a brand uses quality and effective ingredients. The way you’ve described the eye cream has definitely piqued my interest. It’s really cool that it works for all skin types. I’m not a big fan of cellulose masks for the same reason as you and the two piece ones never seem to stay on my face properly. It’s nice that you woke up to chok chok skin but whew is that mask pricey.

    • Jenny says:

      Totally agree Rowena! For me it’s definitely about quality over quantity, and my skin has improved drastically since minimizing my routine. A lot of people rave about cellulose masks about how they stay moist for hours, but mine always seem to dry out faster than the regular cotton sheet masks, and then there’s the fit issue. I give this one a pass because it actually gives long term results :P

  23. Alyssa says:

    I haven’t heard of this brand before but they sound interesting especially that sheet mask because I haven’t use a transparent sheet mask before. Too bad it’s underwhelming.

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

    • Jenny says:

      The sheet mask is underwhelming if you want immediate results, which most sheet masks tend to give. But the thing with most sheet masks is that those results are temporary, whereas this one provides more long term results!

  24. becky says:

    Same with the sheet masks! though, I do mask around 2-3 times a week and I bump that up to 3-5 times a week in the winter so I wonder if the cost ends up about the same.

    Eye cream doesn’t do a lot for me – or maybe it’s because I don’t use it as often as I should because I’m always forgetting. I’ve heard that eye cream is almost like glorified, more expensive eye cream, though my mom uses it religously.

    becky @ star violet

    • Jenny says:

      I probably sheet mask at about the same frequency, and you’re right, the cost definitely adds up, so expensive varieties like this are only saved for when my skin really needs it. As for eye creams, I used to feel similarly until I’ve found products that actually work. My eye area is drier than the rest of my skin and it’s also the area that’s showing hints of fine lines, so I need the extra boost eye creams provide!

    • INSTYTUTUM says:

      Using masks more often during dry weather seasons is a great idea! We may be biased, but we love our Eye Cream ;) it can be hard to get into a routine, but we recommend using it day and night to reduce puffiness, brighten, and firm. Let us know if you have any questions!

  25. Demilade says:

    Thanks for this review, this is my first time hearing about the brand. Your skin looks so AMAZING in the picture you shared. Did the mask give you that result? If it did, I would love to try it . But God knows when that’ll be as it’s SO expensive. xx
    Coco Bella Blog

    • Jenny says:

      Aww thank you so much lovely! Yes, that was all from the mask, which is why I’m torn as the price is ridiculously high. I know they occasionally have sales, so definitely wait for those!

    • INSTYTUTUM says:

      We agree, Jenny looks flawless! We totally understand your concern with pricing, but we like to think our products are worth it ;) as they produce amazing results! Would love for you to give us a try sometime. Let us know if you have any questions.

  26. I haven´t tried the mask yet, but I will soon after reading your review. Other than that I can highly recommend the Serum, would probably skip the cleanser and like the Toner, though I don´t think it is worth the price tag. The eye cream (just finished writing my review, but have no clue when I will publish it – so little time!) is among my favorites as well and a repurchase product.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Jenny says:

      Aww I was actually curious about the cleanser and toner, especially since those are 2 product categories I love shopping for, but good to know! The serum is on my wishlist now after hearing you rave about it! <3

    • INSTYTUTUM says:

      Thank you for the kind words, Anne! Our multi-tasking Brightening Serum is one-of-a-kind and is great for all skin types, glad to hear you are loving it and the Eye Cream! Let us know if you have any questions, we’d love for you to try the mask and share your thoughts!

  27. Camilla says:

    Thanks for the review, Jenny! This brand has crossed my radar a few times and it’s nice to know they make good quality products! The peel sounds lovely. I never thought I’d get into physical scrubs but there seem to be a lot of lovely gentle ones around now!

    • Jenny says:

      Physical scrubs were one of the first skincare products I started using, so I’ll always have a soft spot for them :) I agree, it’s nice that we now have gentler options available!

    • INSTYTUTUM says:

      Hi, Camilla! The Triple Peel is a FAN favorite, it’s gentle yet powerful and as you can see, yields great results! Please feel free to reach back out to us and let us know if you have any questions, we’d love to find the right INSTYTUTUM products for you!