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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ versus Tocobo Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ .

Last updated on September 22, 2023. Published on September 03, 2022

Overview

What they are

These products are both sunscreens. They have a total of 9 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain SPF

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for dry skin, brightening skin and sensitive skin

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)
Mineral UV Filter
Vitamin E (2)
Exfoliators (2)

Benefits

Hydrating
Reduces Irritation
Scar Healing
Brightening (2)

Concerns

May Worsen Oily Skin
Irritating
Rosacea (3)
Eczema (3)
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Ingredients Compared

Ingredients that are highlighted in purple are present in both products.

Synthetic Wax β€’ Dibutyl Adipate β€’ Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate β€’ Octocrylene β€’ Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer β€’ Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer β€’ Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate β€’ Dicaprylyl Carbonate β€’ Cetyl Ethylhexanoate β€’ Silica β€’ Ethylhexyl Salicylate β€’ Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate β€’ Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine β€’ Tocopheryl Acetate β€’ Ozokerite β€’ Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract β€’ Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract β€’ Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract β€’ Solanum Melongena Fruit Extract β€’ Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract β€’ Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract β€’ Curcuma Longa Root Extract β€’ Corallina Officinalis Extract β€’ Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract β€’ Gossypium Herbaceum Extract β€’ Sophora Flavescens Root Extract β€’ Rheum Palmatum Root/Stalk Extract β€’ Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract β€’ Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract β€’ Oenothera Biennis Flower Extract β€’ Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract β€’ Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract β€’ Pueraria Lobata Root Extract β€’ Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil β€’ Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil β€’ Caprylyl Glycol β€’ Bisabolol β€’ Triethoxycaprylylsilane β€’ Titanium Dioxide β€’ Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate β€’ Octyldodecanol β€’ Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate β€’ Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil Unsaponifiables β€’ Tocopherol β€’ Water β€’ Butylene Glycol β€’ 1,2-Hexanediol β€’ Parfum

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Ingredients Explained

These ingredients are found in both products.

Ingredients higher up in an ingredient list are typically present in a larger amount.

1
What it does: Emollient, Masking
Community Rating: Disliked

Octyldodecanol is a fatty alcohol. It is primarily used to enhance the texture of products.

As an emulsifier, Octyldodecanol helps prevent the oils and waters from separating. It also prevents ingredients from creating foam when shaken.

Octyldodecanol is created by reducing fatty acid to an alcohol.

Due to its high molecular weight, it does not get absorbed into the skin.

Learn more about Octyldodecanol

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 1.

Tocobo Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 41.

2
What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Very Disliked

We don't have a description for Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate.

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 2.

Tocobo Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 3.

3
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.

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

Tocobo Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 7.

4
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.

Tocobo Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 11.

5
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.

Tocobo Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 12.

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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.

Tocobo Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 13.

7
What it does: UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Octocrylene protects skin from sun damage. It absorbs UV-B with peak absorption of 304 nm. It is a common sunscreen ingredient and often paired with avobenzone, a UVA filter. This is because octocrylene stabilizes other sunscreen ingredients by protecting them from degradation when exposed to sunlight. Octocrylene is a photostable ingredient and loses about 10% of SPF in 95 minutes.

Octocrylene also acts as an emollient, meaning it helps skin retain moisture and softens skin. It is oil-soluble and hydrophobic, enhancing water-resistant properties in a product.

Those who are using ketoprofen, a topical anti-inflammatory drug, may experience an allergic reaction when using octocrylene. It is best to speak with a healthcare professional about using sunscreens with octocrylene.

The EU allows a maximum of these concentrations:

Learn more about Octocrylene

Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 11.

Tocobo Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 4.

8
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.

Tocobo Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 45.

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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.

Tocobo Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 46.

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
44% are loved or liked
15% have mixed ratings
33% are disliked or very disliked
8% have no rating yet

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Reviews

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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)
AshN.'s avatar

AshN.

4 months ago Β· 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 Β· 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

Tocobo Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ 48 ingredients

4.5 /5
from 2 ratings
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hyggeday

12 months ago Β· Combination Skin
Review

For reapplication purposes only!
I had so many expectations when I bought this sunstick. Initially I was looking for products to reapply my SPF...

For reapplication purposes only!
I had so many expectations when I bought this sunstick. Initially I was looking for products to reapply my SPF throughout the day over make-up, and this appeared first on the list. Needless to say I was skeptic about the whole idea as I thought that there is no way it won't ruin my make-up. And I was right... When I applied it, it shifted my make-up and some bits remained on the stick as well. But...

If I reapply it on days when I am make-up free, boy, it's such an amazing product. It's so lightweight, and leaves my skin smooth. I catch myself reaching for it times and times again.

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