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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Holika Holika Less On Skin Emulsion versus Holika Holika Less On Skin Cream .

Last updated on March 05, 2024. Published on October 12, 2023

Overview

What they are

These products are both vegan, cruelty-free, and reef safe . They have a total of 10 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain hyaluronic acid

Free From

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

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Emulsion South Korean Brand South Korea
General Moisturizer South Korean Brand South Korea

Emulsion

A lighter version of moisturizer, usually with a gel-consistency.

General Moisturizer

All-purpose moisturizers hydrate the top layer of skin cells.

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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

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Benefits

Hydrating
Brightening
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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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Holika Holika Less On Skin Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 1.

Holika Holika Less On Skin Cream contains this as ingredient number 1.

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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.

Holika Holika Less On Skin Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 2.

Holika Holika Less On Skin Cream contains this as ingredient number 2.

3
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.

Holika Holika Less On Skin Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 4.

Holika Holika Less On Skin Cream contains this as ingredient number 3.

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.

Holika Holika Less On Skin Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 5.

Holika Holika Less On Skin Cream contains this as ingredient number 6.

5
What it does: Emulsifying
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate is created from the diester of stearic acid and the condensation product of methylglucose and Polyglycerin-3.

As an emulsifier, it is used to bind ingredients together. Many ingredients, such as oils and water, separate naturally. Emulsifiers prevent them from separating to ensure even consistency in texture.

One of the manufacturer for this ingredient states it is vegetable-based. It is also claimed to be stable at both high and low temperatures.

This ingredient may not be safe for fungal acne. We recommend speaking with a professional if you have any concerns.

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Holika Holika Less On Skin Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 6.

Holika Holika Less On Skin Cream contains this as ingredient number 4.

6
What it does: Absorbent
Community Rating: Loved

Cellulose is the main component of plant cell walls. It is used as an emulsifier, absorbent, and texture enhancer.

This ingredient has many functions:

Fun fact: Cellulose is the most abundant form of organic polymer on Earth.

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Holika Holika Less On Skin Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 7.

Holika Holika Less On Skin Cream contains this as ingredient number 9.

7
What it does: Skin Conditioning

This is a fermented gum derived from sorbitol, a sugar alcohol.

According to a manufacturer, this ingredient's high molecular weight makes it an effective emollient.

Emollients help keep the skin hydrated by preventing water from evaporating.

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Holika Holika Less On Skin Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 8.

Holika Holika Less On Skin Cream contains this as ingredient number 10.

8
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:

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Holika Holika Less On Skin Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 10.

Holika Holika Less On Skin Cream contains this as ingredient number 11.

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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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Holika Holika Less On Skin Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 11.

Holika Holika Less On Skin Cream contains this as ingredient number 12.

10
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.

Holika Holika Less On Skin Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 12.

Holika Holika Less On Skin Cream contains this as ingredient number 13.

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

33% are loved or liked
33% have mixed ratings
25% are disliked or very disliked
8% have no rating yet
31% are loved or liked
31% have mixed ratings
31% are disliked or very disliked
8% have no rating yet

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Feb 25, 2024

This is such a simple yet effective moisturizer. Very lightweight, absorbs quickly, fragrance-free. Perfect for my oily skin with rosacea. And the tube is 100ml, which is great!

This is such a simple yet effective moisturizer. Very lightweight, absorbs quickly, fragrance-free. Perfect for my oily skin with rosacea. And the tube is 100ml, which is great!

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Hydrating
Light
Absorbs Well
No Scent
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