Product Comparison

Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics versus Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ .

Last updated on November 25, 2023. Published on February 03, 2022

Overview

What they are

These products are both cruelty-free sunscreens. They have a total of 18 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain niacinamide, SPF and Vitamin E

Suited For

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

Free From

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

What's Inside

They both contain silicones

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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.

Price

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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 (4)
Mineral UV Filter
Vitamin E
Niacinamide

Benefits

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

Notable Ingredients

Chemical UV Filter (5)
Mineral UV Filter
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Niacinamide
Ceramides
Hyaluronic Acid (5)

Benefits

Hydrating (2)
Good For Oily Skin
Redness Reducing (5)
Reduces Irritation (2)
Skin Texture (2)
Reduces Large Pores
Anti-Aging (4)
Dark Spots (2)
Scar Healing (2)
Acne Fighting
Brightening (4)

Concerns

Irritating
Rosacea
Eczema
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Ingredients Explained

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1
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 Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 1.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 1.

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

Dibutyl Adipate is an emollient and solvent. It is created from butyl alcohol and adipic acid.

As a solvent, Dibutyl Adipate helps mix and disperse ingredients evenly.

Dibutyl Adipate is soluble in water and organic solvents. It does not absorb UV rays.

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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 3.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 21.

3
What it does: Solvent
Community Rating: Liked

Propanediol helps absorb ingredients into your skin, boosting their benefits. It can act as an emollient, making your skin softer. Propanediol can help products last longer by boosting the properties of preservatives within the formulation.

Propanediol is not likely to cause sensitivity and considered safe to use.

It is derived from corn or petroleum with a clear color and no scent.

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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 4.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 20.

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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.

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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 5.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 6.

5
What it does: Smoothing
Community Rating: Loved

Niacinamide has emerged as an all-star ingredient due to its many benefits.

It is known to treat acne by reducing inflammation. It also helps fade dark-spots and strengthen the skin by promoting the growth of the ceramide barrier.

Other benefits include smoothing wrinkles and minimizing redness.

The cherry on top? Niacinamide can also help build keratin, a protein that keeps skin firm.

When incorporating niacinamide into your routine, look out for concentration amounts. Typically, 5% niacinamide provides benefits such as fading dark spots. However, if you have sensitive skin, it is better to begin with a smaller concentration.

Niacinamide can be mixed with other ingredients to boost benefits. For instance, it has shown to be effective when used with copper, folic acid, and zinc to treat acne.

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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 8.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 25.

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What it does: UV Filter
Community Rating: Liked

Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (Tinosorb M) is a hybrid and broad-spectrum UV ingredient. It is both a UV absorber and filter.

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 filters physically reduce the amount of UV rays from reaching your skin.

Tinosorb M covers a range of 280-400 nm and is photostable. This ingredient is neither oil or water soluble.

Tinosorb M, similarly to Tinosorb S, is not available in the US. However, it is available in the EU and Asia.

Learn more about Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol

Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 9.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 22.

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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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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 13.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 12.

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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.

Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 14.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 36.

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

Pentylene glycol is typically used within a product to thicken it. It also adds a smooth, soft, and moisturizing feel to the product. It is naturally found in plants such as sugar beets.

The hydrophilic trait of Pentylene Glycol makes it a humectant. As a humectant, Pentylene Glycol helps draw moisture from the air to your skin. This can help keep your skin hydrated.

This property also makes Pentylene Glycol a great texture enhancer. It can help thicken or emulsify a product. Emulsifiers help stabilize a product. It does this by preventing certain ingredients from separating.

Pentylene Glycol also acts as a mild preservative and helps to keep a product microbe-free.

Some people may experience mild eye and skin irritation from Pentylene Glycol. We always recommend speaking with a professional about using this ingredient in your routine.

Pentylene Glycol has a low molecular weight and is part of the 1,2-glycol family.

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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 25.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 8.

10
What it does: Cleansing, Emulsion Stabilising
Community Rating: Mixed

Decyl Glucoside is a glucose-based surfactant. Surfactants help clean the skin by trapping oil, sebum, and dirt to be washed away.

It is created from the fatty acids in coconut oil.

Decyl Glucoside also helps stabilize the ingredients in a product by preventing them from separating.

This ingredient is biodegradable and non-toxic. This ingredient is commonly found in baby shampoos.

Decyl Glucoside is sometimes used to stabilize the UV filter Tinosorb.

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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 29.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 26.

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What it does: Buffering, Masking
Community Rating: Liked

Tromethamine is an aliphatic compound. An aliphatic compound is an organic compound with open-chained carbon atoms. It is synthetically created. Tromethamine is used to balance pH and improve texture.

As an emulsifier, Tromethamine prevents oil and water ingredients from separating. This helps stabilize the product and elongate a product's shelf life. Tromethamine also makes a product thicker.

Tromethamine helps balance the pH level of a product. Normal pH level of skin is slightly acidic (~4.75-5.5). The acidity of our skin is maintained by our glands and skin biome. Being slightly acidic allows our skin to create an "acid mantle". This acid mantle is a thin barrier that protects our skin from bacteria and contaminants.

Oral Tromethanmine is an anti-inflammatory drug but plays the role of masking, adding fragrance, and/or balancing pH in skincare.

1,3-Propanediol, 2-amino-2-(hydroxymethyl)-

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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 30.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 43.

12
What it does: Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming
Community Rating: Disliked

Carbomer is a polymer of acrylic acid. Its main role is to create gel consistency within products.

Carbomer is commonly found in many types of cosmetics products. It is found to be safe in concentrations up to 15%. However, a high amount of carbomer can cause pilling or balling up of products. Most products contain 1% of less of carbomer.

Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 31.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 35.

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What it does: Emulsion Stabilising
Community Rating: Disliked

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer is a synthetic polymer. It is used to thicken and improve the texture of products.

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer is also an emulsifier. Due to its properties, it can prevent water and oil ingredients from separating.

Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 32.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 33.

14
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 Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 33.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 37.

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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.

Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 36.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 28.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Adenosine is in every living organism. It is one of four components in nucleic acids that helps store our DNA.

Adenosine has many benefits when used. These benefits include hydrating the skin, smoothing skin, and reducing wrinkles. Once applied, adenosine increases collagen production. It also helps with improving firmness and tissue repair.

Studies have found adenosine may also help with wound healing.

In skincare products, Adenosine is usually derived from yeast.

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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 37.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 27.

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What it does: Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Disliked

Xanthan gum is used as a stabilizer and thickener within cosmetic products. It helps give products a sticky, thick feeling - preventing them from being too runny.

On the technical side of things, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide - a combination consisting of multiple sugar molecules bonded together.

Xanthan gum is a pretty common and great ingredient. It is a natural, non-toxic, non-irritating ingredient that is also commonly used in food products.

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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 38.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 29.

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What it does: Antioxidant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Tocopherol (also known as Vitamin E) is a common antioxidant used to help protect the skin from free-radicals and strengthen the skin barrier. It's also fat soluble - this means our skin is great at absorbing it.

Vitamin E also helps keep your natural skin lipids healthy. Your lipid skin barrier naturally consists of lipids, ceramides, and fatty acids. Vitamin E offers extra protection for your skin’s lipid barrier, keeping your skin healthy and nourished.

Another benefit is a bit of UV protection. Vitamin E helps reduce the damage caused by UVB rays. (It should not replace your sunscreen). Combining it with Vitamin C can decrease sunburned cells and hyperpigmentation after UV exposure.

You might have noticed Vitamin E + C often paired together. This is because it is great at stabilizing Vitamin C. Using the two together helps increase the effectiveness of both ingredients.

There are often claims that Vitamin E can reduce/prevent scarring, but these claims haven't been confirmed by scientific research.

Learn more about Tocopherol

Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 39.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 40.

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46% are loved or liked
24% have mixed ratings
27% are disliked or very disliked
2% have no rating yet
56% are loved or liked
16% have mixed ratings
26% are disliked or very disliked
2% have no rating yet

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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics 41 ingredients

3.9 /5
from 74 reviews
ShreyashiV._305's Avatar'
Jul 10, 2023

I really wanted to love it!
I love the ingredients, the way it sits on my face, the dewiness it leaves on application, it even helps with the hyperpigmentation scars. BUT! It also makes me break out- which is such a bummer because other...

I really wanted to love it!
I love the ingredients, the way it sits on my face, the dewiness it leaves on application, it even helps with the hyperpigmentation scars. BUT! It also makes me break out- which is such a bummer because other than that I really do love this product :(

shure's Avatar'
Jan 9, 2024

handled my oily skin so well. feels like I don't even need moisturizer anymore cause this one is super hydrating perse. it's not thick so my makeup sits well on top of it, but of course it has white cast that'll be gone in minutes (just...

handled my oily skin so well. feels like I don't even need moisturizer anymore cause this one is super hydrating perse. it's not thick so my makeup sits well on top of it, but of course it has white cast that'll be gone in minutes (just like any other Korean skincare products, and its acceptable). it controlled my oily Tzone good, and don't cause any whiteheads. what I like most about it is that it's so hydrating that I don't have to put moisturizer on before I reapply, so practical!!

Great Value
Hydrating
Absorbs Well
No Scent
Works Well
Light Scent
y3mi's Avatar'
Dec 4, 2023

immediately made my skin so soft!!

immediately made my skin so soft!!

Great Value
Hydrating
Light
Absorbs Well
Light Scent

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ 43 ingredients

4.2 /5
from 23 reviews
Felixe's Avatar'
Feb 3, 2024

sosososoo good!! has so many nice ingredients that hydrate your skin and also protects it from UV rays. And i can't get over how GOOD this works under makeup it's insane, no pilling no white cast, just a great subtle glow and quick...

sosososoo good!! has so many nice ingredients that hydrate your skin and also protects it from UV rays. And i can't get over how GOOD this works under makeup it's insane, no pilling no white cast, just a great subtle glow and quick drying with no fragrance.
Edit: Felt like adding something, even if this went more viral around 2021 and other more viral sunscreens have come out since then, i've still been coming back to this one because it's just so simple and yet so effective.
Great for my sensitive combo skin and for people that don't have much time in the AM since it can kind of double down as moisturiser <3

Hydrating
Light
Absorbs Well
No Scent
Works Well
angiedazzle_503's Avatar'
Sep 5, 2023

gave me bad acne
When i wear this i get really bad acne in places i didn't have it before. I think its because i didn't double cleanse with an oil cleanser at night, but i did cleanse with my soap cleanser for at least 3-5 minutes. It is...

gave me bad acne
When i wear this i get really bad acne in places i didn't have it before. I think its because i didn't double cleanse with an oil cleanser at night, but i did cleanse with my soap cleanser for at least 3-5 minutes. It is probably a good product, but if you don't have a proper double cleansing routine, i think it will break you out. Or maybe i just broke out because of the oil in it.

LotteBerendsen_250's Avatar'
Jul 2, 2023

Good product, just not for my skin
My oily, sensitive skin does not love this. The finish is just too shiny and greasy for my liking, but I can imagine that drier skintypes or people who love glowy skin will really enjoy this! It's a...

Good product, just not for my skin
My oily, sensitive skin does not love this. The finish is just too shiny and greasy for my liking, but I can imagine that drier skintypes or people who love glowy skin will really enjoy this! It's a nice consistency and didn't seem to break me out at all.

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