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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Cleansing Oil versus Beauty of Joseon Radiance Cleansing Balm .

Last updated on December 19, 2023. Published on August 26, 2022

Overview

What they are

These products are both vegan, cruelty-free, and reef safe . They have a total of 6 ingredients in common

Suited For

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

Free From

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

What's Inside

They both contain oils

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Face Cleanser South Korean Brand South Korea
Makeup Remover South Korean Brand South Korea

Face Cleanser

Face cleansers are used to remove makeup, dead skin cells, pollutants, oil, dirt, and/or clean out pores on the skin. Face cleansers may specialize in having one function (exa. just removing makeup) or may have multiple functions (exa. Removing makeup and cleaning pores).

Makeup Remover

Makeup removers work to remove makeup from the skin.

Price

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

At a glance

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Notable Ingredients

Vitamin E

Benefits

Hydrating (3)
Redness Reducing
Anti-Aging
Scar Healing
Brightening

Concerns

May Worsen Oily Skin
Acne Trigger
Irritating

Notable Ingredients

Exfoliators

Benefits

Hydrating
Anti-Aging
Dark Spots
Brightening

Concerns

May Worsen Oily Skin
Acne Trigger
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Ingredients Compared

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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
Community Rating: Mixed

Cetyl Ethylhexanoate comes from cetearyl alcohol and 2-ethylhexanoic acid.

It is an emollient that adds a velvety feel to products when applied. Emollients help trap moisture into your skin, keeping your skin soft and hydrated.

Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Cleansing Oil contains this as ingredient number 2.

Beauty of Joseon Radiance Cleansing Balm contains this as ingredient number 1.

2
What it does: Emulsifying
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Sorbitan Sesquioleate is derived from sorbitol and oleic acid. It is an emulsifier and prevents ingredients from separating.

Specifically, this ingredient is a water-in-oil emulsifier, meaning it helps water dissolve into oil.

Some studies suggest this ingredient may cause irritation in some people. If you are unsure, it is best to patch test.

This ingredient may not be Malassezia folliculitis, or fungal-acne safe.

Learn more about Sorbitan Sesquioleate

Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Cleansing Oil contains this as ingredient number 5.

Beauty of Joseon Radiance Cleansing Balm contains this as ingredient number 14.

3
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.

Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Cleansing Oil contains this as ingredient number 9.

Beauty of Joseon Radiance Cleansing Balm contains this as ingredient number 20.

4
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.

Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Cleansing Oil contains this as ingredient number 24.

Beauty of Joseon Radiance Cleansing Balm contains this as ingredient number 17.

5
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!

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Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Cleansing Oil contains this as ingredient number 25.

Beauty of Joseon Radiance Cleansing Balm contains this as ingredient number 13.

6
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

1,2-Hexanediol is a multi-tasker ingredient. It acts as a preservative to increase shelf-life and can aid other preservatives in preventing microbe growth. 1,2-Hexanediol also helps the skin retain moisture as a humectant.

In products that are water-based, this ingredient can help stabilize perfumes and fragrances. It can also help make the texture of products softer and more smooth.

Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Cleansing Oil contains this as ingredient number 26.

Beauty of Joseon Radiance Cleansing Balm contains this as ingredient number 18.

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

52% are loved or liked
20% have mixed ratings
20% are disliked or very disliked
8% have no rating yet
45% are loved or liked
30% have mixed ratings
20% are disliked or very disliked
5% have no rating yet

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Reviews

Here's what our community thinks

Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Cleansing Oil 25 ingredients

4.3 /5
from 16 ratings
Works Well (3) Great Value (2) Light (2) Strong Scent (2) Light Scent (1)
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CarolinaDuque

6 months ago Β· Combination Skin
Review

This is an update. At first, I thought this product was wonderful, and I saw my sebaceous filaments go off. But the product also broke me out and I...

This is an update. At first, I thought this product was wonderful, and I saw my sebaceous filaments go off. But the product also broke me out and I got my chin full of clogged pores. It is very nice for the nose, but I can’t use it on my whole face.
Plus, my mother tried and liked it because removed the makeup very nicely, she doesn’t have any skin concerns unless she has skin concerns.

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jorja_lee

11 months ago Β· Combination Skin
Review

∘ such a smooth and soft texture
∘ makes the skin feel so supple
∘ is the perfect (night) oil cleanser

Beauty of Joseon Radiance Cleansing Balm 20 ingredients

4.6 /5
from 19 ratings
No Scent (9) Works Well (9) Great Value (7) Light (5) Broke Me Out (4) Hydrating (3)
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AshN.

2 months ago Β· Dry Skin
Review

(Using Since 2022) Best cleansing balm I've ever purchased! Most cleansing balms I've looked at usually contain some type of fragrance but this...

(Using Since 2022) Best cleansing balm I've ever purchased! Most cleansing balms I've looked at usually contain some type of fragrance but this doesn't. The formulation is great as it easily melts on your face once applied. Even when I place some around my under eye and eyelid area there is no irritation or stinging. I would say this makes for a great budget buy as a little goes a long way. This is a must have if you're a fan of double cleansing!

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HarrietandValentine

2 months ago Β· Normal Skin
Review

I use this for 'slip' while using a guasha tool every day in the shower (I use a guasha just for improving lymphatic flow in my collarbone, neck,...

I use this for 'slip' while using a guasha tool every day in the shower (I use a guasha just for improving lymphatic flow in my collarbone, neck, and face). The added bonus is that it hydrates my skin and feels great.

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