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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of GLAMFOX Double Effect Retinol + Collagen Serum versus GLAMFOX Rosehip Oil + Niacinamide 10% Hydra Nourishing Serum .

Published on October 03, 2023

Overview

What they are

These products are both reef safe serums. They have a total of 14 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain hyaluronic acid 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, parabens or sulfates

What's Inside

They both contain common allergens, fragrances and oils

We independently verify ingredients, and our claims are backed by peer-reviewed research. Spot a product that need an update? Let us know.

Serum South Korean Brand South Korea
Serum South Korean Brand South Korea

Serum

Serums are highly concentrated with ingredients to provide skin with benefits. They should be used after cleansing and before moisturizing.

Serum

Serums are highly concentrated with ingredients to provide skin with benefits. They should be used after cleansing and before moisturizing.

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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
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

Retinoid
Vitamin E (2)
Hyaluronic Acid

Benefits

Hydrating (5)
Good For Oily Skin
Redness Reducing
Reduces Irritation (2)
Skin Texture
Reduces Large Pores
Anti-Aging (3)
Dark Spots
Scar Healing (4)
Acne Fighting
Brightening (3)

Concerns

Drying
May Worsen Oily Skin (3)
Irritating (2)

Notable Ingredients

Vitamin E (2)
Niacinamide
Hyaluronic Acid

Benefits

Hydrating (2)
Good For Oily Skin
Redness Reducing (6)
Reduces Irritation (6)
Reduces Large Pores (2)
Anti-Aging
Dark Spots (2)
Scar Healing (3)
Acne Fighting (2)
Brightening (4)

Concerns

May Worsen Oily Skin (5)
Acne Trigger (2)
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Ingredients Compared

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Ingredients Explained

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

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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GLAMFOX Double Effect Retinol + Collagen Serum contains this as ingredient number 1.

GLAMFOX Rosehip Oil + Niacinamide 10% Hydra Nourishing Serum contains this as ingredient number 1.

2
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.

GLAMFOX Double Effect Retinol + Collagen Serum contains this as ingredient number 2.

GLAMFOX Rosehip Oil + Niacinamide 10% Hydra Nourishing Serum contains this as ingredient number 6.

3
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.

Learn more about Glycerin

GLAMFOX Double Effect Retinol + Collagen Serum contains this as ingredient number 3.

GLAMFOX Rosehip Oil + Niacinamide 10% Hydra Nourishing Serum contains this as ingredient number 7.

4
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.

GLAMFOX Double Effect Retinol + Collagen Serum contains this as ingredient number 6.

GLAMFOX Rosehip Oil + Niacinamide 10% Hydra Nourishing Serum contains this as ingredient number 8.

5
What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Panthenol (also referred to as pro-vitamin B5) is a common ingredient that helps hydrate and soothe the skin.

lt is a humectant, meaning that it helps the skin attract and retain moisture.

Another benefit is the anti-inflammatory abilities. This means that it's great for sensitive, irritation-prone skin.

Once oxidized, panthenol converts to pantothenic acid. Panthothenic acid is found in all living cells.

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GLAMFOX Double Effect Retinol + Collagen Serum contains this as ingredient number 8.

GLAMFOX Rosehip Oil + Niacinamide 10% Hydra Nourishing Serum contains this as ingredient number 9.

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

Isohexadecane is added to enhance texture, emulsify, and to help cleanse. It is an isoparrafin. It is a component of petrolatum.

Due to its large size, Isohexadecane is not absorbed by the skin. Instead, it sits on top and acts as an emollient. Emollients help keep your skin soft and smooth by trapping moisture within.

Isohexadecane is often used in products designed to help oily skin. It is lightweight and non-greasy while helping to moisturize. When mixed with silicones, it gives a product a silky feel.

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GLAMFOX Double Effect Retinol + Collagen Serum contains this as ingredient number 13.

GLAMFOX Rosehip Oil + Niacinamide 10% Hydra Nourishing Serum contains this as ingredient number 15.

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

Sodium Hyaluronate is hyaluronic acid's salt form. It is commonly derived from the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

Like hyaluronic acid, it is great at holding water and acts as a humectant. This makes it a great skin hydrating ingredient.

Sodium Hyaluronate is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints.

These are some other common types of Hyaluronic Acid:

Learn more about Sodium Hyaluronate

GLAMFOX Double Effect Retinol + Collagen Serum contains this as ingredient number 15.

GLAMFOX Rosehip Oil + Niacinamide 10% Hydra Nourishing Serum contains this as ingredient number 17.

8
What it does: Emulsifying
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Polysorbate 80 is a surfactant and emulsifier. It is used to keep ingredients together, and prevent oils and waters from separating.

It is made from polyethoxylated sorbitan and oleic acid. This ingredient can be found in cosmetics, foods, and medicine. It is water-soluble.

Polysorbate 80 may not be fungal acne safe.

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GLAMFOX Double Effect Retinol + Collagen Serum contains this as ingredient number 16.

GLAMFOX Rosehip Oil + Niacinamide 10% Hydra Nourishing Serum contains this as ingredient number 20.

9
What it does: Antioxidant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Tocopheryl Acetate is AKA Vitamin E. It is an antioxidant and protects your skin from free radicals. Free radicals damage the skin by breaking down collagen.

One study found using Tocopheryl Acetate with Vitamin C decreased the number of sunburned cells.

Tocopheryl Acetate is commonly found in both skincare and dietary supplements.

Learn more about Tocopheryl Acetate

GLAMFOX Double Effect Retinol + Collagen Serum contains this as ingredient number 17.

GLAMFOX Rosehip Oil + Niacinamide 10% Hydra Nourishing Serum contains this as ingredient number 16.

10
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Soothing
Community Rating: Loved

Allantoin plays a role in soothing and moisturizing the skin. Because of this, it is often added to products with strong active ingredients.

Some studies have shown this ingredient can promote wound healing with higher concentrations.

Allantoin is derived from the comfrey plant but produced synthetically for cosmetic products to ensure purity.

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GLAMFOX Double Effect Retinol + Collagen Serum contains this as ingredient number 20.

GLAMFOX Rosehip Oil + Niacinamide 10% Hydra Nourishing Serum contains this as ingredient number 18.

11
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.

GLAMFOX Double Effect Retinol + Collagen Serum contains this as ingredient number 25.

GLAMFOX Rosehip Oil + Niacinamide 10% Hydra Nourishing Serum contains this as ingredient number 21.

12
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

GLAMFOX Double Effect Retinol + Collagen Serum contains this as ingredient number 29.

GLAMFOX Rosehip Oil + Niacinamide 10% Hydra Nourishing Serum contains this as ingredient number 37.

13
What it does: Perfuming
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Citronellol is used to add fragrance/parfum to a product. It is often derived from plants such as roses. In fact, it can be found in many essential oils including geranium, lavender, neroli, and more. The scent of Citronellol is often described as "fresh, grassy, and citrus-like".

Since the Citronellol molecule is already unstable, Citronellol becomes irritating on the skin when exposed to air.

Citronellol is a modified terpene. Terpenes are unsaturated hydrocarbons found in plants. They make up the primary part of essential oils.

Citronellol is not able to be absorbed into deeper layers of the skin. It has low permeability,

Citronellol is also a natural insect repellent.

Learn more about Citronellol

GLAMFOX Double Effect Retinol + Collagen Serum contains this as ingredient number 32.

GLAMFOX Rosehip Oil + Niacinamide 10% Hydra Nourishing Serum contains this as ingredient number 39.

14
What it does: Perfuming, Tonic
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Geraniol is used to add fragrance/parfum to a product. It is the main component of citronellol. It is a monoterpenoid and an alcohol.

Monoterpenes are naturally found in many parts of different plants.

Geraniol can be found in many essential oils including Rose Oil and Citronella Oil. The scent of Geraniol is often described as "rose-like". Many foods also contain Geraniol for fruit flavoring.

Geraniol can irritate the skin when exposed to air. However, irritation depends on the ability of geraniol to penetrate into the skin. In general, geraniol is not able to penetrate skin easily.

Geraniol is colorless and has low water-solubility. However, it is soluble in common organic solvents.

Like citronellol, it is a natural insect repellent.

2,6-Octadien-1-ol, 3,7-dimethyl-, (2E)-

Learn more about Geraniol

GLAMFOX Double Effect Retinol + Collagen Serum contains this as ingredient number 34.

GLAMFOX Rosehip Oil + Niacinamide 10% Hydra Nourishing Serum contains this as ingredient number 38.

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28% are loved or liked
22% have mixed ratings
39% are disliked or very disliked
11% have no rating yet
36% are loved or liked
31% have mixed ratings
28% are disliked or very disliked
5% have no rating yet

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GLAMFOX Double Effect Retinol + Collagen Serum 36 ingredients

5.0 /5
from 1 rating

GLAMFOX Rosehip Oil + Niacinamide 10% Hydra Nourishing Serum 39 ingredients

4.0 /5
from 1 rating
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highcrisis

13 hours ago Β· Combination Skin
Review

So good

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