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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of innisfree Green Tea Balancing Emulsion versus innisfree Dewy Glow Moisturizer with Cherry Blossom & Niacinamide .

Last updated on July 18, 2023. Published on May 19, 2023

Overview

What they are

These products are both reef safe . They have a total of 9 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain niacinamide and Vitamin E

Suited For

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

Free From

They both do not contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, oils, 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

At a glance

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Notable Ingredients

PHA
Vitamin E
Niacinamide
Hyaluronic Acid

Benefits

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

Concerns

Irritating

Notable Ingredients

Vitamin E
Niacinamide

Benefits

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

Concerns

Rosacea
Eczema
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1
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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innisfree Green Tea Balancing Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 2.

innisfree Dewy Glow Moisturizer with Cherry Blossom & Niacinamide contains this as ingredient number 3.

2
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.

innisfree Green Tea Balancing Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 4.

innisfree Dewy Glow Moisturizer with Cherry Blossom & Niacinamide contains this as ingredient number 7.

3
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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innisfree Green Tea Balancing Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 5.

innisfree Dewy Glow Moisturizer with Cherry Blossom & Niacinamide contains this as ingredient number 5.

4
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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innisfree Green Tea Balancing Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 7.

innisfree Dewy Glow Moisturizer with Cherry Blossom & Niacinamide contains this as ingredient number 2.

5
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.

innisfree Green Tea Balancing Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 9.

innisfree Dewy Glow Moisturizer with Cherry Blossom & Niacinamide contains this as ingredient number 8.

6
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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innisfree Green Tea Balancing Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 10.

innisfree Dewy Glow Moisturizer with Cherry Blossom & Niacinamide contains this as ingredient number 9.

7
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.

innisfree Green Tea Balancing Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 12.

innisfree Dewy Glow Moisturizer with Cherry Blossom & Niacinamide contains this as ingredient number 12.

8
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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innisfree Green Tea Balancing Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 13.

innisfree Dewy Glow Moisturizer with Cherry Blossom & Niacinamide contains this as ingredient number 11.

9
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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innisfree Green Tea Balancing Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 21.

innisfree Dewy Glow Moisturizer with Cherry Blossom & Niacinamide contains this as ingredient number 15.

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62% are loved or liked
19% have mixed ratings
10% are disliked or very disliked
10% have no rating yet
47% are loved or liked
13% have mixed ratings
27% are disliked or very disliked
13% have no rating yet

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innisfree Green Tea Balancing Emulsion 21 ingredients

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innisfree Dewy Glow Moisturizer with Cherry Blossom & Niacinamide 15 ingredients

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euna's Avatar'
Jan 24, 2024

packaging? adorable. 5 stars. but the actual product? NO!!!! if you have sensitive skin stay 5 kilometres away. the fragrance irritated my skin so bad and i became a tomato.

packaging? adorable. 5 stars. but the actual product? NO!!!! if you have sensitive skin stay 5 kilometres away. the fragrance irritated my skin so bad and i became a tomato.

Broke Me Out
Irritating
Strong Scent
Doesn't Work
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Aug 2, 2023

It's good but didn't work for me
It's a good moisturizer, has a nice texture and the packaging is gorgeous. A subtle but nice floral scent too. But it has niacinamide in the composition. I used to think that my skin didn't tolerate...

It's good but didn't work for me
It's a good moisturizer, has a nice texture and the packaging is gorgeous. A subtle but nice floral scent too. But it has niacinamide in the composition. I used to think that my skin didn't tolerate niacinamide in higher concentrations but after using this moisturizer I've notice that niacinamide doesn't work for me in any concentration tbh. It irritated my skin and I stopped using. But if niacinamide works for you then this one might be a good option!

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