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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner versus Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner Plus .

Last updated on July 18, 2023. Published on June 13, 2021

Overview

What they are

These products are both cruelty-free and reef safe . They have a total of 1 ingredients in common

Free From

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

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Essence South Korean Brand South Korea
Toner South Korean Brand South Korea

Essence

Essences are used to prep skin for further treatment and may provide extra skin benefits. They are usually used before serum and moisturizers. Essences are thought to have originated in either Japan or Korea and is an essential step in K-Beauty.

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
ph level
5.5
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 (5)
Reduces Irritation (5)
Skin Texture
Reduces Large Pores
Anti-Aging (2)
Dark Spots
Scar Healing
Acne Fighting
Brightening (2)

Concerns

Irritating
Eczema
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Ingredients Explained

These ingredients are found in both products.

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1
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 Essence Toner contains this as ingredient number 3.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner Plus contains this as ingredient number 28.

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

14% are loved or liked
57% have mixed ratings
29% are disliked or very disliked
0% have no rating yet
73% are loved or liked
17% have mixed ratings
3% are disliked or very disliked
7% have no rating yet

Usage

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Reviews

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Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner 7 ingredients

4.3 /5
from 23 reviews
Virago's Avatar'
Feb 3, 2024

I suffer from dry and dehydrated skin that doesn’t tolerate hyaluronic acid in winter, so this toner is my HG during the colder months. Soothing, hydrating and without pilling. One of my all time favourites for effective and fuss-free...

I suffer from dry and dehydrated skin that doesn’t tolerate hyaluronic acid in winter, so this toner is my HG during the colder months. Soothing, hydrating and without pilling. One of my all time favourites for effective and fuss-free skincare.

Great Value
Hydrating
Absorbs Well
No Scent
Works Well
itsyogirljeni's Avatar'
Jun 1, 2023

The best hydrating toner I've ever tried!
Hands down it's the perfect toner for oily-dehydrated acne prone skin.

The best hydrating toner I've ever tried!
Hands down it's the perfect toner for oily-dehydrated acne prone skin.

mimi83077's Avatar'
Feb 11, 2024

I got this because of the great reviews, but it broke me out terribly and gave me dry spots. (I used it on damp skin with my other products)

I got this because of the great reviews, but it broke me out terribly and gave me dry spots. (I used it on damp skin with my other products)

Great Value
Drying
Broke Me Out

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner Plus 30 ingredients

4.0 /5
from 4 reviews
Stephen's Avatar'
Jun 29, 2023

Super hydrating, soothing, works well with other products, great to layer under a light moisturizer in the summer. Works great under a lip balm as well. I definitely notice accelerated wound healing (e.g. acne marks) when I use it.

Super hydrating, soothing, works well with other products, great to layer under a light moisturizer in the summer. Works great under a lip balm as well. I definitely notice accelerated wound healing (e.g. acne marks) when I use it.

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