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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Natural Sun Cream versus AXIS - Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen .

Last updated on October 22, 2023. Published on March 02, 2022

Overview

What they are

These products are both cruelty-free sunscreens. They have a total of 15 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain niacinamide, SPF and Vitamin E

Suited For

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

Free From

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

What's Inside

They both contain silicones and sulfates

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Sunscreen

Sunscreens help absorb or reflect UV radiation and protect skin against skin damage. Sunscreens may come in the form of lotion, gel, foam, spray, or solid-stick.

Sunscreen

Sunscreens help absorb or reflect UV radiation and protect skin against skin damage. Sunscreens may come in the form of lotion, gel, foam, spray, or solid-stick.

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
spf rating
50
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

Mineral UV Filter
Vitamin E
Niacinamide
Hyaluronic Acid

Benefits

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

Concerns

Irritating

Notable Ingredients

Mineral UV Filter
Vitamin E
Niacinamide
Peptides

Benefits

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

Concerns

May Worsen Oily Skin
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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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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Natural Sun Cream contains this as ingredient number 1.

AXIS - Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen contains this as ingredient number 1.

2
What it does: Cosmetic Colorant, Skin Protecting, UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Liked

Zinc Oxide is a mineral broad-spectrum UV filter; it is the broadest UVA and UVB reflector approved by the FDA. While it is most commonly man-made for cosmetics, it can naturally occur in zincite, a rare mineral.

Today, traditional and nano-sized zinc oxide can be found in beauty products. Nano-sized zinc oxide can enhance a product's UV protection. While it is not believed to have a negative effect on skin, nano-zinc oxide can be harmful to coral reefs.

More about harmful reef ingredients here.

Zinc Oxide also has antibacterial and calming properties. It is not water soluble.

Zinc has been used throughout history as an ingredient in paint and medicine. An Indian text from 500BC is believed to list zinc oxide as a salve for open wound. The Ancient Greek physician Dioscorides has also mentioned the use of zinc as an ointment in 1AD.

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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Natural Sun Cream contains this as ingredient number 2.

AXIS - Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen contains this as ingredient number 3.

3
What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Disliked

Cyclohexasiloxane is a type of silicone more commonly known as D6. It is an emollient and solvent.

Cyclohexasiloxane is used to evenly distribute ingredients throughout the product. When applied to the skin, Cyclohexasiloxane evaporates and leaves behind a silky feel.

As an emollient, it can help the skin feel soft and hydrated. It is also used to reduce frizz in hair products.

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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Natural Sun Cream contains this as ingredient number 3.

AXIS - Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen contains this as ingredient number 2.

4
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 Natural Sun Cream contains this as ingredient number 5.

AXIS - Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen contains this as ingredient number 5.

5
What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone is a type of silicone.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Natural Sun Cream contains this as ingredient number 8.

AXIS - Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen contains this as ingredient number 6.

6
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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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Natural Sun Cream contains this as ingredient number 9.

AXIS - Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen contains this as ingredient number 8.

7
What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Caprylyl Methicone is a type of silicone.

It helps soften and soothe the skin by creating a thin film on top. This film helps trap moisture, keeping your skin hydrated.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Natural Sun Cream contains this as ingredient number 10.

AXIS - Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen contains this as ingredient number 9.

8
What it does: Stabilising
Community Rating: Disliked

Disteardimonium Hectorite comes from the clay mineral named hectorite. It is used to add thickness to a product.

It can also help stabilize a product by helping to disperse other ingredients.

Hectorite is a rare, white clay mineral.

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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Natural Sun Cream contains this as ingredient number 12.

AXIS - Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen contains this as ingredient number 11.

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What it does:
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Magnesium Sulfate is a salt. It can be naturally found in sea water or mineral deposits.

In cosmetics, Magnesium Sulfate is used to thicken a product or help dilute other solids. It is a non-reactive and non-irritating ingredient.

You might recognize Magnesium Sulfate as epsom salt, or the bath salt used to help relieve muscle aches.

One study shows magnesium deficiency may lead to inflammation of the skin. Applying magnesium topically may help reduce inflammation.

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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Natural Sun Cream contains this as ingredient number 13.

AXIS - Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen contains this as ingredient number 13.

10
What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate isn't fungal acne safe.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Natural Sun Cream contains this as ingredient number 15.

AXIS - Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen contains this as ingredient number 18.

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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 Natural Sun Cream contains this as ingredient number 19.

AXIS - Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen contains this as ingredient number 23.

12
What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Adenosine is in every living organism. It is one of four components in nucleic acids that helps store our DNA.

Adenosine has many benefits when used. These benefits include hydrating the skin, smoothing skin, and reducing wrinkles. Once applied, adenosine increases collagen production. It also helps with improving firmness and tissue repair.

Studies have found adenosine may also help with wound healing.

In skincare products, Adenosine is usually derived from yeast.

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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Natural Sun Cream contains this as ingredient number 20.

AXIS - Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen contains this as ingredient number 25.

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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.

Learn more about Tocopherol

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Natural Sun Cream contains this as ingredient number 21.

AXIS - Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen contains this as ingredient number 41.

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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 Natural Sun Cream contains this as ingredient number 23.

AXIS - Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen contains this as ingredient number 12.

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What it does: Humectant
Community Rating: Liked

Inositol is a sugar alcohol naturally found in the human body. Our bodies use this ingredient in the process of growing new cells.

Studies show inositol to be a key component for keratinocyte growth.

Keratinocytes make up the majority of the outermost layer of skin. These cells protect our skin from UV exposure, infection, and help keep skin hydrated.

This ingredient is also considered a humectant. Humectants help hydrate the skin by drawing moisture to it.

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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Natural Sun Cream contains this as ingredient number 24.

AXIS - Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen contains this as ingredient number 15.

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44% are loved or liked
8% have mixed ratings
40% are disliked or very disliked
8% have no rating yet
46% are loved or liked
10% have mixed ratings
34% are disliked or very disliked
10% have no rating yet

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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Natural Sun Cream 25 ingredients

3.0 /5
from 5 reviews
CmKay_452's Avatar'
Jan 3, 2023

Leaves white cast
It may be due to The Ordinary's Nicacinamide serum before putting on this sunscreen but I noticed that when I sweated, it left white casts or sweat streaks on my face. Not pretty at all. So I decided to use it on my...

Leaves white cast
It may be due to The Ordinary's Nicacinamide serum before putting on this sunscreen but I noticed that when I sweated, it left white casts or sweat streaks on my face. Not pretty at all. So I decided to use it on my body (arms and legs), same thing, white streaks and cannot be easily removed with soap double cleanse (when I left my makeup remover for my face). I am afraid to recommend this without fair warning. I have Oily Skin, btw.

alecsdx's Avatar'
Jun 2, 2023

Main SPF
This sunscreen is the best I've tried so far and leaves a matte finish after drying which I really like because I dislike sticky/oily finishes. It has a minimal white cast (I apply 3 fingers each side of the face), but I like it...

Main SPF
This sunscreen is the best I've tried so far and leaves a matte finish after drying which I really like because I dislike sticky/oily finishes. It has a minimal white cast (I apply 3 fingers each side of the face), but I like it so because it hides blemishes and my skin looks smoother. It's good for sensitive skin and does not break me out and it is also mineral which is healthier.

NekoLofi's Avatar'
Dec 30, 2023

I like the way the spf is dispensed but it’s so expensive and the bottle is quite small and see through and the product looks half empty when I looked through it and it made my skinburn and my skin became red and irritated): it is a...

I like the way the spf is dispensed but it’s so expensive and the bottle is quite small and see through and the product looks half empty when I looked through it and it made my skinburn and my skin became red and irritated): it is a mineral spf it’s supposed to be better for sensitive skin but it just Burned me not that hard to rub in but overall did not work out please patch test before using!

Expensive
Broke Me Out
Irritating

AXIS - Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen 41 ingredients

3.0 /5
from 3 reviews
AHAAHHAprincipyo_361's Avatar'
Nov 10, 2023

it's matte sunscreen, it makes my skin not very oily when I'm outside and the weather is very hot.

it's matte sunscreen, it makes my skin not very oily when I'm outside and the weather is very hot.

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