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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum versus Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner .

Published on March 26, 2023

Overview

What they are

These products are both vegan, cruelty-free, fungal acne (malassezia) safe, and reef safe . They have a total of 28 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain hyaluronic acid

Suited For

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

Free From

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

What's Inside

They both contain sulfates

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Serum South Korean Brand South Korea
Toner 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.

Toner

Toners are used as a β€œlast-step” cleanser, a pH balancer, add moisture to the skin, or may help in reducing impurities on the skin. They have a liquid consistency and are usually used after cleansers but before treatments.

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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 (2)
Redness Reducing (2)
Reduces Irritation (3)
Skin Texture
Anti-Aging
Scar Healing (2)
Brightening (2)

Concerns

Irritating

Benefits

Hydrating (2)
Redness Reducing (2)
Reduces Irritation (3)
Skin Texture
Anti-Aging
Scar Healing (2)
Brightening (2)

Concerns

Irritating
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Ingredients Compared

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What it does: Humectant, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

We don't have a description for Sea Water.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 1.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 4.

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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 Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 2.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 1.

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What it does: Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

Methylpropanediol is a synthetic solvent and humectant.

As a solvent, it helps dissolve other ingredients, helping to evenly distribute ingredients throughout the product. This ingredient has also been shown to have antimicrobial properties which makes it a preservative booster.

Methylpropanediol is able to add a bit of moisture to the skin. It also helps other ingredients be better absorbed into the skin, such as salicylic acid.

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Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 3.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 2.

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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 Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 4.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 5.

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What it does: Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

  • It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
  • It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
  • It helps improve product application.

Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 5.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 8.

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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 Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 6.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 3.

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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 Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 7.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 6.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

Pentylene glycol is typically used within a product to thicken it. It also adds a smooth, soft, and moisturizing feel to the product. It is naturally found in plants such as sugar beets.

The hydrophilic trait of Pentylene Glycol makes it a humectant. As a humectant, Pentylene Glycol helps draw moisture from the air to your skin. This can help keep your skin hydrated.

This property also makes Pentylene Glycol a great texture enhancer. It can help thicken or emulsify a product. Emulsifiers help stabilize a product. It does this by preventing certain ingredients from separating.

Pentylene Glycol also acts as a mild preservative and helps to keep a product microbe-free.

Some people may experience mild eye and skin irritation from Pentylene Glycol. We always recommend speaking with a professional about using this ingredient in your routine.

Pentylene Glycol has a low molecular weight and is part of the 1,2-glycol family.

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Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 8.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 16.

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What it does: Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant and emollient, meaning it attracts and preserves moisture.

It is a common ingredient in many products, especially those designed to hydrate skin. The primary benefits are retaining moisture, skin softening, and promoting a healthy skin barrier.

Though Caprylyl Glycol is an alcohol derived from fatty acids, it is not the kind that can dry out skin.

This ingredient is also used as a preservative to extend the life of products. It has slight antimicrobial properties.

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Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 10.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 9.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Soothing
Community Rating: Loved

Allantoin plays a role in soothing and moisturizing the skin. Because of this, it is often added to products with strong active ingredients.

Some studies have shown this ingredient can promote wound healing with higher concentrations.

Allantoin is derived from the comfrey plant but produced synthetically for cosmetic products to ensure purity.

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Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 11.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 7.

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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 Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 13.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 10.

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What it does: Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Disliked

Xanthan gum is used as a stabilizer and thickener within cosmetic products. It helps give products a sticky, thick feeling - preventing them from being too runny.

On the technical side of things, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide - a combination consisting of multiple sugar molecules bonded together.

Xanthan gum is a pretty common and great ingredient. It is a natural, non-toxic, non-irritating ingredient that is also commonly used in food products.

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Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 14.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 12.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Panthenol (also referred to as pro-vitamin B5) is a common ingredient that helps hydrate and soothe the skin.

lt is a humectant, meaning that it helps the skin attract and retain moisture.

Another benefit is the anti-inflammatory abilities. This means that it's great for sensitive, irritation-prone skin.

Once oxidized, panthenol converts to pantothenic acid. Panthothenic acid is found in all living cells.

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Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 15.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 11.

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What it does: Antioxidant
Community Rating: Liked

Malachite extract is created by grinding down the malachite stone.

More than half of the mineral is made up of copper, which plays a role in skin formation and regeneration processes.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 16.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 13.

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What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid is a form of hyaluronic acid. It is created by the hydrolysis of hyaluronic acid with a high molecular weight. Once created, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid has a low molecular weight.

Low molecular weight HA has been shown to hydrate and increase elasticity of the skin. Increasing elasticity is also associated with reduction of wrinkle depth.

One study found topical low molecular weight hyaluronic acid may be considered for the treatment of rosacea in the adult population. However, we always recommend speaking with a professional about your skin concerns.

Hyaluronic acids are a humectant. This means they draw moisture from the air. Hyaluronic acids help moisturize, soothe, and protect the skin.

Read more about other common forms of hyaluronic acid:

Learn more about Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 17.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 15.

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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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Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 18.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 14.

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

Sodium Hyaluronate is hyaluronic acid's salt form. It is commonly derived from the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

Like hyaluronic acid, it is great at holding water and acts as a humectant. This makes it a great skin hydrating ingredient.

Sodium Hyaluronate is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints.

These are some other common types of Hyaluronic Acid:

Learn more about Sodium Hyaluronate

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 21.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 19.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

We don't have a description for Potassium Hyaluronate.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 22.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 21.

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

Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in healthy skin. It is a humectant, meaning it draws moisture to your skin.

Hyaluronic Acid has the capacity to bind to large amounts of water. This ingredient helps hydrate, soothe, and protect the skin.

Fun fact: It is already naturally found in our bodies, such as the fluids of our eyes and our joints.

Studies find this ingredient to have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. This can help speed up wound-healing,

These are some other common types of Hyaluronic Acid:

Learn more about Hyaluronic Acid

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 23.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 29.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Mixed

This ingredient is created by putting sodium hyaluronate through hydrolysis.

You might know this as 'mini' or 'ultra low-molecular weight' hyaluronic acid. The small molecule size means it is able to travel deeper in the skin.

According to studies, low molecular-weight hyaluronic acid can:

One study from 2011 found ultra-low weight HA to show pro-inflammatory properties. Another study from 2022 found it to downregulate UV-B induced inflammation.

Hydrolysis is a process of changing a molecule using water or enzymes.

This ingredient is water-soluble.

Learn more about Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 24.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 23.

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What it does: Humectant
Community Rating: Liked

Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate is a type of Hyaluronic Acid.

Hyaluronic Acids help moisturize, soothe, and protect the skin.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 25.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 24.

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What it does:
Community Rating: Liked

This form of hyaluronic acid is produced through fermentation.

According to a manufacturer, it has a positive charge by ionic binding to help moisturize and give hair a smooth feel. This is why you'll find this ingredient in shampoos and body washes.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 26.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 25.

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What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer is a type of hyaluronic acid. In fact, it is modified version of hyaluronic acid.

The structure of Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer allows it to stay in the skin's top layer for a longer period of time. This allows for even more hydration and humectant action than hyaluronic acid.

These are some other common types of Hyaluronic Acid:

Learn more about Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 27.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 26.

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What it does: Humectant, Moisturising, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Mixed

We don't have a description for Dimethylsilanol Hyaluronate.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 28.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 27.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

We don't have a description for Hydrolyzed Calcium Hyaluronate.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 29.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 28.

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What it does: Emollient
Community Rating: Mixed

Sodium Sulfated Hyaluronate is a type of sulfate.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 30.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 30.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Sodium Stearoyl Hyaluronate.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 33.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 33.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Sodium Oleoyl Hyaluronate.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains this as ingredient number 34.

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner contains this as ingredient number 34.

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

59% are loved or liked
26% have mixed ratings
9% are disliked or very disliked
6% have no rating yet
62% are loved or liked
24% have mixed ratings
9% are disliked or very disliked
6% have no rating yet

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Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum 34 ingredients

5.0 /5
from 2 ratings

Isntree Ultra-Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner 34 ingredients

4.1 /5
from 7 ratings
Absorbs Well (1) Hydrating (1) Light (1)
brianna444's avatar

brianna444

3 months ago Β· Dry Skin
Review

okay product. I find it to be too lightweight for my dry skin even after applying multiple layers. more ideal for oily/combo skin.

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euna

4 months ago Β· Combination Skin
Review

yay! its hydrating. water-like, so my skin gobbles it up. tbh it hasn't done much for my skin but its nice.

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