March 18, 2019

REVIEW: DOT & KEY Skin Essentials Night Serum

DOT & KEY Skin Essentials Night Serum, INR 575 / 15 ml, available across all leading online beauty sites like Nykaa, Amazon etc. Also available on



  • Peony Flower Root

  • Anti-Ageing Active Tripeptides

  • Lemon Verbena Oil

  • Jojoba Oil


Caring for your face at the end of the day is just as important as caring for it in the morning. Dot & Key Skin Essentials Night Serum has a three-pronged action that moisturizes intensely, lightens your complexion and prevents ageing. Enriched with essential oils and active elements, this night serum penetrates skin deeply to offer rich nourishment and replenish its natural nutrient quotient.


Over the years, soon after getting on to the other side of 30s, my skin has visibly started to change in texture and appearance and so my entire skincare has now shifted focus to paying more attention to the hydration aspect of it. All my life I have struggled with oily skin with extra active sebaceous glands and all of a sudden it is becoming dry and I really am confused because I don’t know how to deal with it.

When Dot and Key offered me to try some of their products, I instantly picked up the Skin Essentials Night Serum first for two major reasons. The first reason, of course, was the hydration claim and, second, I always find it easier to maintain a night time skin care routine because of super hectic morning schedules.

As soon as I opened the package, I was wow-ed by the beautiful packaging of DOT & KEY products. Everything looked so delicately feminine with the floral patterns and it really had an international appeal to it. It would be unfair if I said it didn’t create a bias in my head. Honestly, I really loved the way the brand took care of the packaging.

The actual serum bottle is a tiny 15 ml glass bottle with a dropper. I love the dropper packaging because it gives you a better control on the amount of product dispensed each time, especially because of the consistency of the serum. The jar is dark coloured but you can still see through it which is a good thing.

This “Paraben Free” serum is colorless and has a runny consistency. It certainly has a very light floral scent as well. You only need a few drops of the serum for the entire face. It spreads quickly and evenly and without much effort. It also gets absorbed into the skin just as fast as well. I use this DOT & KEY Skin Essentials Night Serum right after my toner and follow up with my regular sleeping cream.

After consistently using it for about 10 days now, I have seen a visible improvement in the hydration levels of my skin every morning. The skin looks nourished, supple and radiant, and the hydrated and moisturized feeling does last long. I am also convinced that my under eyes look better and more rested and radiant than a week ago. Can’t comment on the lightening properties yet, because I really feel that for a product to act on marks and lighten them, it definitely takes longer than that. I will update the post in case I see visible improvements in the appearance of my breakout marks. One thing I would like to mention is the presence of Jojoba Oil which calms the skin and I have noticed the redness and irritation on my skin feel better and heal faster ever since I started using this serum.

Overall, The DOT & KEY Skin Essentials Night Serum is really a wonderful product to consider if you are looking for a hydrating facial serum. It would work beautifully across all skin types because it’s a serum and depending on your requirement, you can top it off with a night cream of your preference. The bottle is tiny, but since you only need a few drops every night, one should easily last more than 2 months.

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