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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ versus Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Airy Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ .

Last updated on September 22, 2023. Published on July 31, 2022

Overview

What they are

These products are both sunscreens. They have a total of 10 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain ceramides and SPF

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for fighting acne, anti aging, dry skin, brightening skin, sensitive skin and reducing pores

Free From

They both do not contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, parabens or sulfates

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Sunscreen South Korean Brand South Korea
Sunscreen South Korean Brand South Korea

Sunscreen

Sunscreens help absorb or reflect UV radiation and protect skin against skin damage. Sunscreens may come in the form of lotion, gel, foam, spray, or solid-stick.

Sunscreen

Sunscreens help absorb or reflect UV radiation and protect skin against skin damage. Sunscreens may come in the form of lotion, gel, foam, spray, or solid-stick.

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Ingredient Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
spf rating
50
alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
spf rating
50

At a glance

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Notable Ingredients

Chemical UV Filter (5)
Ceramides

Benefits

Hydrating (2)
Redness Reducing (4)
Reduces Irritation (4)
Reduces Large Pores
Anti-Aging (2)
Acne Fighting
Brightening

Concerns

Irritating
Rosacea
Eczema

Notable Ingredients

Chemical UV Filter (5)
Vitamin C
Exfoliators (2)
Niacinamide
Ceramides
Hyaluronic Acid (5)

Benefits

Hydrating (2)
Good For Oily Skin
Redness Reducing (3)
Reduces Irritation
Skin Texture
Reduces Large Pores
Anti-Aging (3)
Dark Spots (2)
Scar Healing
Acne Fighting
Brightening (3)

Concerns

Acne Trigger
Irritating
Rosacea (2)
Eczema
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Ingredients Explained

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What it does: UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate is an organic compound that provides UVB protection. It often goes by the more common name of octinoxate. It is created from methoxycinnamic acid and 2-ethylhexanol.

Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate absorbs UVB rays with wavelengths between 280-320 nm. UV absorbers protect your skin by using chemical reactions to convert UV rays into heat and energy.

UVB (290-320 nm) rays emit more energy than UVA rays. They are capable of damaging DNA, causing sunburns and are thought to be linked to skin cancer.

The state of Hawaii has banned sunscreens containing octinoxate due to its potential impact on coral reefs. More research is needed to bridge gaps in this research. The European Union allows higher levels of octinoxate in sunscreens than the US and Australia.

Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate is oil soluble. It is not stable and may lose efficacy when exposed to sunlight.

Learn more about Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 3.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Airy Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 7.

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What it does: UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Disliked

Ethylhexyl Salicylate is an organic compound used to block UV rays. It primarily absorbs UVB rays but offers a small amount of UVA protection as well.

Commonly found in sunscreens, Ethylhexyl Salicylate is created from salicylic acid and 2-ethylhexanol. You might know salicylic acid as the effective acne fighter ingredient and BHA.

The ethylhexanol in this ingredient is a fatty alcohol and helps hydrate your skin, similar to oils. It is an emollient, which means it traps moisture into the skin.

According to manufacturers, Ethylhexyl Salicylate absorbs UV wavelength of 295-315 nm, with a peak absorption at 307-310 nm. UVA rays are linked to long term skin damage, such as hyperpigmentation. UVB rays emit more energy and are capable of damaging our DNA. UVB rays cause sunburn.

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Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 7.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Airy Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 10.

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What it does: UV Filter
Community Rating: Liked

Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (DHHB) is a chemical UVA absorber. It is formulated for high UVA protection (320-400 nm) and photostability.

DHHB has been approved by the EU, Japan, Taiwan, and South America for use up to 10%.

UV absorbers are an agent that absorbs UV rays. They protect your skin by using chemical reactions to convert UV rays into heat and energy.

UV rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation from the sun. Other sources include tanning beds and welding torches. Radiation is the emission of energy. UV Rays are divided into 3 groups. UVA (320-400 nm) contains the least amount of energy. They are linked to long term skin damage such as wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. UVB (290-320 nm) rays emit more energy than UVA rays. They are capable of damaging DNA in skin cells. UVB causes sunburns and are thought to be linked to skin cancer. UVC (200-280 nm) contains the highest amount of energy. Our ozone blocks UVC. UVC can also originate from welding torches, mercury lamps, and sanitizing bulbs.

Learn more about Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 8.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Airy Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 14.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning, UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Liked

You might know this ingredient as Tinosorb S or Bemotrizinol. It is a UV filter that covers both UVA and UVB rays.

Bemotrizinol has two peak UV absorption peaks ( 310 and 340 nm) and is able to absorb both UV-A and UV-B rays. Skin exposed to UV causes free-radical molecules to form. This ingredient works by preventing the UV from reaching your skin.

It is highly photostable and helps prevent the photodegration of other sunscreen ingredients such as avobenzone.

Bemotrizinol is not approved in the US but is allowed in the EU, Australia, and Asia.

In fact, it is the most effective UV absorber at maximum concentration (measured by SPF) permitted by in the EU.

It is oil-soluble.

Learn more about Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 9.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Airy Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 16.

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What it does: Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of the aloe, Aloe barbadensis, Liliaceae.

You may know Aloe to be a good sunburn reliever and inflammation reducer. This is because it contains many components that are known to help reduce irritation and itchiness. These include vitamins, amino acids, polysaccharides, and more. The high water content of aloe also helps give a cooling effect.

Aloe contains the antioxidants Vitamins A, C, and E. These vitamins neutralize free radicals. Free-radicals are molecules that may damage your skin cells, such as pollution.

The aloe plant is naturally abundant in polysaccharides, a carbohydrate made of sugar molecules. Polysaccharides help hydrate your skin by mimicking your skin's natural carbohydrates.

As it is easily absorbed by the skin, aloe is a great moisturizer. It is both a humectant and emollient. Emollients help trap moisture in your skin, keeping your skin soft. Humectants draw water from the air to your skin.

Other components of aloe include sugars such as monosaccharides and polysaccharides, folic acid, choline, many common minerals such as calcium, fatty acids, amino acids, and Vitamin B12.

Aloe does not protect against UV rays, despite it soothing sunburns.

There are over 420 species of aloe but Aloe Barbadensis is the most commonly used for topical products.

Learn more about Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 16.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Airy Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 28.

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What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

A study from 2016 found glycerin to be more effective as a humectant than AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

As a humectant, it helps the skin stay hydrated by pulling moisture to your skin. The low molecular weight of glycerin allows it to pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin.

Hydrated skin improves your skin barrier; Your skin barrier helps protect against irritants and bacteria.

Glycerin has also been found to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Due to these properties, glycerin is often used in wound and burn treatments.

In cosmetics, glycerin is usually derived from plants such as soybean or palm. However, it can also be sourced from animals, such as tallow or animal fat.

This ingredient is organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic.

Glycerin is the name for this ingredient in American English. British English uses Glycerol/Glycerine.

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Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 17.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Airy Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 24.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

So why is it so popular? Water most often acts as a solvent - this means that it helps dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

You'll also recognize water as that liquid we all need to stay alive. Talk about multi-purpose! If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

Learn more about Water

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 18.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Airy Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 1.

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What it does: Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

  • It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
  • It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
  • It helps improve product application.

Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 19.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Airy Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 11.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Ceramide NP is a type of ceramide.

Ceramides are intercellular lipids naturally found in our skin that bonds dead skin cells together to create a barrier. They are known for their ability to hold water and thus are a great ingredient for dry skin.

Ceramides are an important building block for our skin barrier. A stronger barrier helps the skin look more firm and hydrated. By bolstering the skin ceramides act as a barrier against irritating ingredients. This can help with inflammation as well.

If you would like to eat ceramides, sweet potatoes contain a small amount.

Read more about other common types of ceramides here: Ceramide AP Ceramide EOP

Learn more about Ceramide NP

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 26.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Airy Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 23.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Mixed

Ethylhexylglycerin (we can't pronounce this either) is commonly used as a preservative and skin softener. It is derived from glyceryl.

You might see Ethylhexylglycerin often paired with other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol. Ethylhexylglycerin has been found to increase the effectiveness of these other preservatives.

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 29.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Airy Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 48.

Here's what our community thinks of the ingredients in these two products.

47% are loved or liked
20% have mixed ratings
27% are disliked or very disliked
7% have no rating yet
45% are loved or liked
18% have mixed ratings
27% are disliked or very disliked
10% have no rating yet

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Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ 30 ingredients

3.7 /5
from 6 ratings
Light Scent (2) Works Well (2) Great Value (1) Light (1)
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AshN.

4 months ago · Dry Skin
Review

(Using Since Jun 2023) Love using this for sunscreen reapplication. It's portable (small enough to fit in my cross-body bag), relatively affordable...

(Using Since Jun 2023) Love using this for sunscreen reapplication. It's portable (small enough to fit in my cross-body bag), relatively affordable (compared to most hyped sunscreen sticks), considering the SPF value/rating and the amount that you get. Big fan of the shape as it contours around the face easily, no white cast, not irritating to my sensitive skin despite the light, pleasant scent. As I only wear under-eye concealer most days, I can't speak on if it goes well over makeup. But I've notice that when I do apply it over my under-eye area (4-5 swipes) it doesn't remove much product (Then again I apply setting spray/powder in my makeup application) At most I just have to touch it up with a small brush. I would say it's also slightly mattifies my moisturizer.

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EvgeniaLoik_986

8 months ago · Sensitive Skin
Review

Ok but not as amazing as everyone says!
I wanted to like it, but after using it for the whole summer l think you may skip this one on your hunt for...

Ok but not as amazing as everyone says!
I wanted to like it, but after using it for the whole summer l think you may skip this one on your hunt for a perfect sun stick. Things l think makes it a very overhyped product are;

A) You can’t layer it on top of the makeup - it slips and slipped okay but it does drag your foundation on and there is no saving grace after you’ve applied it on top.

B) I have combo skin and usually can get away without too much blotting and powder but this stick makes me look like a greasy mess; to be fair it’s not super silicony to the touch but it does look like you are greasy nevertheless

C) and last but no least, it’ feels like a waste of money - if you accidentally drag it a bit too much (which l did) it might fall off in places so it’s agronomical shape looses it’s function;

Anyway, buy at your discretion

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Airy Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ 49 ingredients

4.0 /5
from 6 ratings
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LotteBerendsen_250

11 months ago · Sensitive Skin
Review

Broke me out :(
I heard a lot of positive feedback about this product, and I was excited to try it out but sadly, like all other sunsticks, it...

Broke me out :(
I heard a lot of positive feedback about this product, and I was excited to try it out but sadly, like all other sunsticks, it broke me out terribly :( I do love to use it on my hands, tattoos, and shoulders while cycling or walking out in the sun all day.

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