Product Comparison

Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Goodal Houttuynia Cordata Calming Toner Pad versus Abib Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch .

Published on February 13, 2023

Overview

What they are

These products are both reef safe toners. They have a total of 12 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain Vitamin E

Suited For

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

Free From

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

What's Inside

They both contain fragrances

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Toner South Korean Brand South Korea
Toner South Korean Brand South Korea

Toner

Toners are used as a β€œlast-step” cleanser, a pH balancer, add moisture to the skin, or may help in reducing impurities on the skin. They have a liquid consistency and are usually used after cleansers but before treatments.

Toner

Toners are used as a β€œlast-step” cleanser, a pH balancer, add moisture to the skin, or may help in reducing impurities on the skin. They have a liquid consistency and are usually used after cleansers but before treatments.

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
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

AHA
Vitamin E

Benefits

Hydrating
Redness Reducing (2)
Reduces Irritation
Skin Texture
Reduces Large Pores
Scar Healing (2)
Brightening (3)

Concerns

Irritating
Rosacea

Notable Ingredients

Vitamin E
Hyaluronic Acid (2)

Benefits

Hydrating (2)
Redness Reducing (2)
Reduces Irritation
Anti-Aging
Scar Healing (2)
Brightening (2)

Concerns

Irritating
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Ingredients Compared

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

Water β€’ Glycerin β€’ Butylene Glycol β€’ 1,2-Hexanediol β€’ Houttuynia Cordata Extract β€’ Althaea Rosea Flower Extract β€’ Sodium Hyaluronate β€’ Gaultheria Procumbens Leaf Extract β€’ Hydroxyethyl Urea β€’ Allantoin β€’ Trehalose β€’ Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate β€’ Caprylyl Glycol β€’ Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate β€’ Ethylhexylglycerin β€’ Pentylene Glycol β€’ Acetyl Glucosamine β€’ Hydroxyacetophenone β€’ Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer β€’ Tocopherol β€’ Biosaccharide Gum-4 β€’ Caffeine β€’ Xanthan Gum β€’ Disodium EDTA

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Ingredients Side-by-side

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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: 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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Goodal Houttuynia Cordata Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 1.

Abib Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch contains this as ingredient number 1.

2
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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Goodal Houttuynia Cordata Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 2.

Abib Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch contains this as ingredient number 2.

3
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.

Goodal Houttuynia Cordata Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 3.

Abib Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch contains this as ingredient number 3.

4
What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Houttuynia Cordata Extract is more commonly known as Heart Leaf, Fish Mint, or Chameleon plant. It is an herb native to southeast Asia and used throughout the continent. It is used in traditional cooking and medicine.

The components found in Heart Leaf give it antioxidant, hydrating, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Heart Leaf is rich in flavonoids such as quercetin, apigenin, and more. It also contains polysaccharides, the most common type of carbs in food.

Flavonoids have been shown to be effective antioxidants. They help neutralize free-radical molecules. Free-radical molecules are unstable molecules that may damage our skin cells and DNA. The flavonoids in Heart Leaf also help soothe the skin.

Polysaccharides are naturally found in our skin. They play a role in hydrating and repairing the top layer of skin. The polysaccharides in Heart Leaf help moisturize our skin.

Studies show decanoyl acetaldehyde, a component of Heart Leaf oil, is effective at killing bacteria.

The name 'Fish Mint' comes from the herb's natural fishy smell.

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Goodal Houttuynia Cordata Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 7.

Abib Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch contains this as ingredient number 5.

5
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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Goodal Houttuynia Cordata Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 8.

Abib Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch contains this as ingredient number 10.

6
What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Caffeine is most associated with coffee, tea, and cacao. In skincare, it helps with calming inflammation and anti-aging.

Caffeine is an antioxidants, which help with the signs of aging. This is because antioxidants help fight skin-damaging free radical molecules.

While caffeine is used to treat cellulite and and dark circles, further studies are needed to prove this. It has been believed to help with these skin conditions due to its ability to dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow.

Some studies are looking into caffeine's ability to protect against UV rays.

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Goodal Houttuynia Cordata Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 9.

Abib Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch contains this as ingredient number 22.

7
What it does: Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant and emollient, meaning it attracts and preserves moisture.

It is a common ingredient in many products, especially those designed to hydrate skin. The primary benefits are retaining moisture, skin softening, and promoting a healthy skin barrier.

Though Caprylyl Glycol is an alcohol derived from fatty acids, it is not the kind that can dry out skin.

This ingredient is also used as a preservative to extend the life of products. It has slight antimicrobial properties.

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Goodal Houttuynia Cordata Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 11.

Abib Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch contains this as ingredient number 13.

8
What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate is an ester of lauric acid and Polyglycerin-10.

Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate is a cleansing agent and emulsifier. It helps gather dirt, oil, and other pollutants to be rinsed away. As an emulsifier, it helps prevent ingredients from separating, such as oil and water.

Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate may not be fungal acne safe.

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Goodal Houttuynia Cordata Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 12.

Abib Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch contains this as ingredient number 12.

9
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.

Goodal Houttuynia Cordata Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 14.

Abib Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch contains this as ingredient number 15.

10
What it does:
Community Rating: Disliked

Disodium EDTA plays a role in making products more stable by aiding other preservatives.

It is a chelating agent, meaning it neutralizes metal ions that may be found in a product.

Disodium EDTA is a salt of edetic acid and is found to be safe in cosmetic ingredients.

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Goodal Houttuynia Cordata Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 18.

Abib Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch contains this as ingredient number 24.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

We don't have a description for Althaea Rosea Flower Extract.

Goodal Houttuynia Cordata Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 20.

Abib Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch contains this as ingredient number 6.

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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.

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Goodal Houttuynia Cordata Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 30.

Abib Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch contains this as ingredient number 20.

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53% are loved or liked
17% have mixed ratings
20% are disliked or very disliked
10% have no rating yet
58% are loved or liked
17% have mixed ratings
17% are disliked or very disliked
8% have no rating yet

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Goodal Houttuynia Cordata Calming Toner Pad 30 ingredients

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Abib Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch 24 ingredients

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Jan 18, 2024

Love this so much. Calms my skin when I have redness or breakouts.

Love this so much. Calms my skin when I have redness or breakouts.

Hydrating
Light
Absorbs Well
No Scent
Works Well

Price

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