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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Isntree Hyper Niacinamide 20 Serum versus Isntree Hyper Vitamin C 23 Serum .

Last updated on July 12, 2023. Published on August 14, 2023

Overview

What they are

These products are both cruelty-free, fungal acne (malassezia) safe, and reef safe serums. They have a total of 5 ingredients in common

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for anti aging, dry skin, brightening skin, sensitive skin, scar healing, dark spots and better texture

Free From

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

We independently verify ingredients, and our claims are backed by peer-reviewed research. Spot a product that need an update? Let us know.

Serum South Korean Brand South Korea
Serum South Korean Brand South Korea

Serum

Serums are highly concentrated with ingredients to provide skin with benefits. They should be used after cleansing and before moisturizing.

Serum

Serums are highly concentrated with ingredients to provide skin with benefits. They should be used after cleansing and before moisturizing.

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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

Niacinamide
Hyaluronic Acid (5)

Benefits

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

Concerns

Irritating

Notable Ingredients

Vitamin C
Vitamin E

Benefits

Hydrating
Redness Reducing (2)
Reduces Irritation (2)
Skin Texture
Anti-Aging (2)
Dark Spots
Scar Healing (2)
Brightening (2)
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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 Hyper Niacinamide 20 Serum contains this as ingredient number 1.

Isntree Hyper Vitamin C 23 Serum contains this as ingredient number 1.

2
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 Hyper Niacinamide 20 Serum contains this as ingredient number 5.

Isntree Hyper Vitamin C 23 Serum contains this as ingredient number 3.

3
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 Hyper Niacinamide 20 Serum contains this as ingredient number 24.

Isntree Hyper Vitamin C 23 Serum contains this as ingredient number 12.

4
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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Isntree Hyper Niacinamide 20 Serum contains this as ingredient number 26.

Isntree Hyper Vitamin C 23 Serum contains this as ingredient number 7.

5
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 Hyper Niacinamide 20 Serum contains this as ingredient number 29.

Isntree Hyper Vitamin C 23 Serum contains this as ingredient number 5.

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

73% are loved or liked
17% have mixed ratings
10% are disliked or very disliked
0% have no rating yet
76% are loved or liked
12% have mixed ratings
6% are disliked or very disliked
6% have no rating yet

Usage

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Reviews

Here's what our community thinks

Isntree Hyper Niacinamide 20 Serum 30 ingredients

3.0 /5
from 1 rating
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brianna444

5 months ago Β· Dry Skin
Review

it's okay. I wouldn't repurchase due to the bottle being pretty small and the price. Didn't use the product long enough to experience any changes...

it's okay. I wouldn't repurchase due to the bottle being pretty small and the price. Didn't use the product long enough to experience any changes in my skin.

Isntree Hyper Vitamin C 23 Serum 17 ingredients

5.0 /5
from 2 ratings
Absorbs Well (1) Great Value (1) Light (1) No Scent (1) Works Well (1)
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ChienYun_CY

6 months ago Β· Combination Skin
Review

No irritation, no weird smell
I switched from Cosrx's Vitamin C 23 serum to this. I prefer this to Cosrx. It has no smell, no irritation and gentle...

No irritation, no weird smell
I switched from Cosrx's Vitamin C 23 serum to this. I prefer this to Cosrx. It has no smell, no irritation and gentle to my skin. If you are a fan of Cosrx Vitamin C serum (but loathe the smell), you may want to try this too.

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BrittBrine

6 months ago Β· Sensitive Skin
Review

This is my favorite vitamin c serum I've tried so far. It does sting a tiny bit if you have dry or irritated skin, but on healthy skin I don't feel...

This is my favorite vitamin c serum I've tried so far. It does sting a tiny bit if you have dry or irritated skin, but on healthy skin I don't feel a thing. It has made my skin look so healthy and glowy.

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