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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Pyunkang Yul Calming Toner Pad versus Isntree Onion Newpair Clear Pad .

Published on February 08, 2023

Overview

What they are

These products are both cruelty-free and reef safe exfoliators. They have a total of 12 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain hyaluronic acid and PHA

Suited For

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

Free From

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

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Exfoliator South Korean Brand South Korea
Exfoliator South Korean Brand South Korea

Exfoliator

Exfoliators are used to exfoliate the skin, or remove dead skin cells from the skin. Exfoliators may be chemical or physical.

Exfoliator

Exfoliators are used to exfoliate the skin, or remove dead skin cells from the skin. Exfoliators may be chemical or physical.

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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

PHA
Hyaluronic Acid (4)

Benefits

Hydrating
Good For Oily Skin
Redness Reducing (2)
Reduces Irritation (4)
Scar Healing
Brightening

Concerns

May Worsen Oily Skin
Acne Trigger

Notable Ingredients

PHA
Vitamin C
Niacinamide
Hyaluronic Acid (3)

Benefits

Hydrating
Good For Oily Skin
Redness Reducing (5)
Reduces Irritation (2)
Skin Texture (2)
Reduces Large Pores
Anti-Aging (3)
Dark Spots (3)
Scar Healing (3)
Acne Fighting
Brightening (3)
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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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Pyunkang Yul Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 1.

Isntree Onion Newpair Clear Pad contains this as ingredient number 4.

2
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.

Pyunkang Yul Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 2.

Isntree Onion Newpair Clear Pad contains this as ingredient number 2.

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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Pyunkang Yul Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 4.

Isntree Onion Newpair Clear Pad contains this as ingredient number 3.

4
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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Pyunkang Yul Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 13.

Isntree Onion Newpair Clear Pad contains this as ingredient number 10.

5
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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Pyunkang Yul Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 15.

Isntree Onion Newpair Clear Pad contains this as ingredient number 9.

6
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.

Pyunkang Yul Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 16.

Isntree Onion Newpair Clear Pad contains this as ingredient number 5.

7
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:

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Pyunkang Yul Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 17.

Isntree Onion Newpair Clear Pad contains this as ingredient number 12.

8
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

Pyunkang Yul Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 18.

Isntree Onion Newpair Clear Pad contains this as ingredient number 13.

9
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.

Pyunkang Yul Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 21.

Isntree Onion Newpair Clear Pad contains this as ingredient number 14.

10
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.

Pyunkang Yul Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 22.

Isntree Onion Newpair Clear Pad contains this as ingredient number 24.

11
What it does: Buffering, Masking
Community Rating: Disliked

Citric Acid is an AHA derived from citrus fruits (think oranges, lemons, and limes!).

If you spot Citric Acid near the end of an ingredient list, it's likely there as a pH adjuster rather than an active ingredient.

As an AHA, Citric Acid removes the top layer of skin cells from the newer layer of skin underneath. This helps skin to remove dark spots and look more even.

Read more about some other popular AHA's here:

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Pyunkang Yul Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 35.

Isntree Onion Newpair Clear Pad contains this as ingredient number 23.

12
What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Gluconolactone is a PHA. PHAs have a larger structure than AHAs and BHAs and are more gentle. It is an created by reacting gluconic acid with an alcohol.

When applied, Gluconolactone has the same affect on skin as AHAs such as lactic acid. It helps dissolve the dead skin cells in the top layer of your skin. This helps improve texture and brightens the skin.

Gluconolactone is a humectant and helps draw moisture to your skin. This helps keep your skin hydrated.

PHAs are more gentle than AHAs due to their larger structure. They do not penetrate as deeply as AHAs and take a longer time to dissolve dead cells. Studies show PHAs do not cause as much irritation.

PHAs also exhibit antioxidant activity by neutralizing free-radical molecules. This can help with anti-aging.

In a 2004 study, Gluconolactone was found to prevent UV damage in mouse skin cells. However, we still recommend wearing SPF especially after using exfoliating ingredients.

Learn more about Gluconolactone

Pyunkang Yul Calming Toner Pad contains this as ingredient number 36.

Isntree Onion Newpair Clear Pad contains this as ingredient number 18.

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

62% are loved or liked
21% have mixed ratings
15% are disliked or very disliked
3% have no rating yet
71% are loved or liked
17% have mixed ratings
4% are disliked or very disliked
8% have no rating yet

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Pyunkang Yul Calming Toner Pad 34 ingredients

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Isntree Onion Newpair Clear Pad 24 ingredients

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Mar 15, 2024

By far my favorite toner pad. They're large, double quilted, soaked, and don't leave a tacky residue. I think this product gets overlooked because of it's onion extract, but it's a very soothing ingredient. I'll never be without these.

By far my favorite toner pad. They're large, double quilted, soaked, and don't leave a tacky residue. I think this product gets overlooked because of it's onion extract, but it's a very soothing ingredient. I'll never be without these.

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