Product Comparison

Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ versus bondi sands Fragrance Free Sunscreen Daily Face Lotion SPF 50+ .

Last updated on July 18, 2023. Published on December 19, 2021

Overview

What they are

These products are both cruelty-free sunscreens. They have a total of 5 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain SPF and Vitamin E

Suited For

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

Free From

They both do not contain any parabens or sulfates

What's Inside

They both contain fragrances and silicones

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Sunscreen South Korean Brand South Korea
Sunscreen Australian Brand Australia

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.

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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
spf rating
50

At a glance

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Notable Ingredients

Chemical UV Filter (5)
Mineral UV Filter
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Niacinamide
Ceramides
Hyaluronic Acid (5)

Benefits

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

Concerns

Irritating
Rosacea
Eczema

Notable Ingredients

Chemical UV Filter (2)
Vitamin E

Benefits

Redness Reducing
Reduces Irritation
Brightening

Concerns

Drying
May Worsen Oily Skin (5)
Acne Trigger (2)
Irritating
Rosacea (3)
Eczema
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Ingredients Compared

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

Homosalate 10% β€’ Ethylhexyl Salicylate 5% β€’ Water 8% β€’ Beeswax β€’ Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice β€’ Isopropyl Palmitate β€’ Cetearyl Alcohol β€’ Cyclopentasiloxane β€’ Cyclohexasiloxane β€’ Ceteareth-20 β€’ Hydroxyacetophenone β€’ Carbomer β€’ Benzyl Alcohol β€’ Saccharide Isomerate β€’ Phenoxyethanol β€’ Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate β€’ Triethanolamine β€’ Tocopheryl Acetate β€’ Sodium Chloride β€’ Citric Acid

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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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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 1.

bondi sands Fragrance Free Sunscreen Daily Face Lotion SPF 50+ contains this as ingredient number 3.

2
What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Disliked

Cyclopentasiloxane is a silicone used to improve texture and trap moisture. An easier name for this is D5.

D5 is considered lightweight and volatile. Volatile means it evaporates quickly after application. Once evaporated, D5 leaves a thin barrier that helps keep skin hydrated.

D5 is an emollient. Emollients help soften the skin and prevent water loss. Silicones create a silky texture in products. D5 helps other ingredients become more spreadable.

Studies show D5 is safe to use in skincare products. We recommend speaking with a skincare professional if you have concerns.

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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 19.

bondi sands Fragrance Free Sunscreen Daily Face Lotion SPF 50+ contains this as ingredient number 8.

3
What it does: UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Disliked

Ethylhexyl Salicylate is an organic compound used to block UV rays. It primarily absorbs UVB rays but offers a small amount of UVA protection as well.

Commonly found in sunscreens, Ethylhexyl Salicylate is created from salicylic acid and 2-ethylhexanol. You might know salicylic acid as the effective acne fighter ingredient and BHA.

The ethylhexanol in this ingredient is a fatty alcohol and helps hydrate your skin, similar to oils. It is an emollient, which means it traps moisture into the skin.

According to manufacturers, Ethylhexyl Salicylate absorbs UV wavelength of 295-315 nm, with a peak absorption at 307-310 nm. UVA rays are linked to long term skin damage, such as hyperpigmentation. UVB rays emit more energy and are capable of damaging our DNA. UVB rays cause sunburn.

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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 23.

bondi sands Fragrance Free Sunscreen Daily Face Lotion SPF 50+ contains this as ingredient number 2.

4
What it does: Skin Conditioning, UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Homosalate is a chemical sunscreen filter that provides protection in the UV-B range (280nm - 320 nm), with a peak protection at 306 nm. It is internationally approved for use in sunscreens.

Homosalate is not photo-stable, meaning it's strength as a UV filter degrades over time with exposure to the sun. Because of this, it's often used in combination with other chemical sunscreen filters as avobenzone (which protects from the UV-A range). Homosalate also helps act as a solvent for harder-to-dissolve UV filters.

(Part of the reason that sunscreens need to be frequently re-applied is due to the photo instability of many chemical sunscreen filters)

Currently, homosalate is approved in concentrations up to 10% in the EU and 15% in the US. The FDA is currently doing further research on the effects of homosalate, and it is possible that these approved concentrations will change in the future.

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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 34.

bondi sands Fragrance Free Sunscreen Daily Face Lotion SPF 50+ contains this as ingredient number 1.

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.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 35.

bondi sands Fragrance Free Sunscreen Daily Face Lotion SPF 50+ contains this as ingredient number 12.

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

56% are loved or liked
16% have mixed ratings
26% are disliked or very disliked
2% have no rating yet
25% are loved or liked
5% have mixed ratings
70% are disliked or very disliked
0% have no rating yet

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Reviews

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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ 43 ingredients

4.2 /5
from 23 reviews
Felixe's Avatar'
Feb 3, 2024

sosososoo good!! has so many nice ingredients that hydrate your skin and also protects it from UV rays. And i can't get over how GOOD this works under makeup it's insane, no pilling no white cast, just a great subtle glow and quick...

sosososoo good!! has so many nice ingredients that hydrate your skin and also protects it from UV rays. And i can't get over how GOOD this works under makeup it's insane, no pilling no white cast, just a great subtle glow and quick drying with no fragrance.
Edit: Felt like adding something, even if this went more viral around 2021 and other more viral sunscreens have come out since then, i've still been coming back to this one because it's just so simple and yet so effective.
Great for my sensitive combo skin and for people that don't have much time in the AM since it can kind of double down as moisturiser <3

Hydrating
Light
Absorbs Well
No Scent
Works Well
angiedazzle_503's Avatar'
Sep 5, 2023

gave me bad acne
When i wear this i get really bad acne in places i didn't have it before. I think its because i didn't double cleanse with an oil cleanser at night, but i did cleanse with my soap cleanser for at least 3-5 minutes. It is...

gave me bad acne
When i wear this i get really bad acne in places i didn't have it before. I think its because i didn't double cleanse with an oil cleanser at night, but i did cleanse with my soap cleanser for at least 3-5 minutes. It is probably a good product, but if you don't have a proper double cleansing routine, i think it will break you out. Or maybe i just broke out because of the oil in it.

LotteBerendsen_250's Avatar'
Jul 2, 2023

Good product, just not for my skin
My oily, sensitive skin does not love this. The finish is just too shiny and greasy for my liking, but I can imagine that drier skintypes or people who love glowy skin will really enjoy this! It's a...

Good product, just not for my skin
My oily, sensitive skin does not love this. The finish is just too shiny and greasy for my liking, but I can imagine that drier skintypes or people who love glowy skin will really enjoy this! It's a nice consistency and didn't seem to break me out at all.

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