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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream versus ILLIYOON Ceramide Ato Soothing Gel .

Last updated on March 21, 2024. Published on April 07, 2022

Overview

What they are

These products are both vegan, cruelty-free, and reef safe general moisturizers. They have a total of 8 ingredients in common

Suited For

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

Free From

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

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General Moisturizer South Korean Brand South Korea

General Moisturizer

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

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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Benefits

Hydrating (3)
Redness Reducing (6)
Reduces Irritation (5)
Skin Texture
Reduces Large Pores
Anti-Aging (2)
Dark Spots
Scar Healing (3)
Acne Fighting
Brightening (2)

Concerns

Drying
Irritating

Notable Ingredients

Vitamin E
Ceramides

Benefits

Hydrating (3)
Redness Reducing
Reduces Irritation
Brightening (2)

Concerns

May Worsen Oily Skin
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Ingredients Compared

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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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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream contains this as ingredient number 1.

ILLIYOON Ceramide Ato Soothing Gel contains this as ingredient number 1.

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.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream contains this as ingredient number 4.

ILLIYOON Ceramide Ato Soothing Gel contains this as ingredient number 7.

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.

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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream contains this as ingredient number 5.

ILLIYOON Ceramide Ato Soothing Gel contains this as ingredient number 3.

4
What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Betaine is a common humectant (a substance that promotes retention of moisture). It's known to be gentle on the skin and can help balance hydration.

Betaine is best for improving hydration and soothing irritated skin. Studies show betaine may help with uneven skin tones.

Betaine is naturally created in the skin and body. The form found within cosmetic products can be either plant-dervied or synthetic.

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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream contains this as ingredient number 7.

ILLIYOON Ceramide Ato Soothing Gel contains this as ingredient number 13.

5
What it does:
Community Rating: Disliked

Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer (let's call it AAVC for short) is a synthetically created polymer. It's used as a film-forming agent and used to thicken the consistency of products.

AAVC is able to increase the consistency and viscosity of products due to its large molecule size. It also prevents ingredients from separating.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream contains this as ingredient number 8.

ILLIYOON Ceramide Ato Soothing Gel contains this as ingredient number 8.

6
What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Squalane is an emollient that helps the skin hold onto moisture. It's an oily liquid that occurs naturally in certain types of fish and plant oils.

Because squalane boosts hydration in the skin, it also comes with plenty of benefits: it is an antioxidant and can help fight free radicals and skin damage. Squalane is also found to have a detoxifying effect when applied.

Squalane comes from squalene, which occurs naturally within the sebum of our skin. It is one of the oils our skin produces to keep itself hydrated. Squalane is the hydrogenated version of squalene and has a longer shelf life.

Research shows that squalane is non-irritating (even at 100% concentration).

In general, it's a fantastic ingredient. It does a great job at hydrating the skin, and it's suitable for those with sensitive skin.

The source of squalane may impact malassezia / fungal acne. This is because olive oil derived squalane can contain impurities such as fatty acids and plant waxes. Sugarcane derived squalane is recommended for anyone with malassezia concerns.

Is squalane vegan? This depends on the source. Squalane can be derived from both plants and animals. Most squalane used in skincare comes from plants.

Please note: the source of squalane is only known if disclosed by the brand. We recommend reaching out to the brand if you have any questions about their squalane.

Read more about squalene with an "e".

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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream contains this as ingredient number 23.

ILLIYOON Ceramide Ato Soothing Gel contains this as ingredient number 4.

7
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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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream contains this as ingredient number 36.

ILLIYOON Ceramide Ato Soothing Gel contains this as ingredient number 2.

8
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.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream contains this as ingredient number 39.

ILLIYOON Ceramide Ato Soothing Gel contains this as ingredient number 12.

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

54% are loved or liked
18% have mixed ratings
26% are disliked or very disliked
3% have no rating yet
53% are loved or liked
27% have mixed ratings
20% are disliked or very disliked
0% have no rating yet

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Reviews

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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream 39 ingredients

4.3 /5
from 13 ratings
Hydrating (3) No Scent (2) Great Value (2) Works Well (2) Sticky (1) Irritating (1)
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skinogre

3 months ago Β· Oily Skin
Review

SO SO SO SO SO GOOD. Not only does it make my skin look like glass, it moistens my skin without having oil residue and breakouts, I literally moan...

SO SO SO SO SO GOOD. Not only does it make my skin look like glass, it moistens my skin without having oil residue and breakouts, I literally moan while putting it on because it feels so silky and smooth. I really love it, it has a perfect consistency, leaves me moistened the whole day and is infused with five different hyaluronic acids and if you don’t know isntree is THE it brand for hyaluronic acids to the extent that their formula is so good they had to patent the formulas for their hyaluronic acid. I really advise it for oily skin and this is my holy grail. I used it from late Nov-Feb so I’d say it has a usage of 3 months which is very reasonable but If I had to say anything bad about it, it would be that i wish it had options of purchasing larger bottles of like 150ml

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AnaHuynh

11 months ago Β· Combination Skin
Review

AMAZING
This is the best lightweight moisturizer for combo/oily skin! But it is more better for oily skin. For me, my cheeks are usually dry...

AMAZING
This is the best lightweight moisturizer for combo/oily skin! But it is more better for oily skin. For me, my cheeks are usually dry because I have combo skin, so it does less well for that patch, I just add another layer in that area. But it’s only a little problem, and is AWESOME FOR THE REST OF MY FACE. It’s good because it’s lightweight, non sticky AND MOISTURIZING. It did not clog any pores or gave me any more acne, it made it better! It’s always good to have a lightweight moisturizer for combo/oily skin because if it’s too thick, it would clog your pores. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

ILLIYOON Ceramide Ato Soothing Gel 15 ingredients

3.5 /5
from 13 ratings
Broke Me Out (2) Doesn't Work (1) Heavy (1) Hydrating (1) Light (1) Oily (1)
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buttybun

7 months ago Β· Combination Skin
Review

Breaks me out
Not sure why, but this cause breakouts for me

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Stardusty

7 months ago Β· Oily Skin
Review

Breakout
Used it for 2 days and gave me acnes!

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