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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion versus Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner Plus .

Last updated on December 10, 2023. Published on August 09, 2021

Overview

What they are

These products are both reef safe toners. They have a total of 7 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain hyaluronic acid

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for dry skin and better texture

Free From

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

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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.

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.

Price

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Starts at $9.99
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Starts at $15.54

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)
Skin Texture

Concerns

Acne Trigger
Rosacea
Eczema

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 Compared

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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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Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion contains this as ingredient number 1.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner Plus contains this as ingredient number 1.

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.

Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion contains this as ingredient number 2.

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

3
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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Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion contains this as ingredient number 5.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner Plus contains this as ingredient number 26.

4
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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Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion contains this as ingredient number 16.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner Plus contains this as ingredient number 3.

5
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

Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion contains this as ingredient number 27.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner Plus contains this as ingredient number 19.

6
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.

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Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion contains this as ingredient number 29.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner Plus contains this as ingredient number 20.

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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

Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion contains this as ingredient number 33.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner Plus contains this as ingredient number 21.

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

34% are loved or liked
11% have mixed ratings
23% are disliked or very disliked
31% have no rating yet
73% are loved or liked
17% have mixed ratings
3% are disliked or very disliked
7% have no rating yet

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Reviews

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Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion 35 ingredients

4.3 /5
from 13 reviews
laila.21's Avatar'
Dec 25, 2023

I will never shut up about how good this product is!
Literally so simple yet so effective as i used it when my skin barrier was damaged and it literally worked like bob the builder.

I will never shut up about how good this product is!
Literally so simple yet so effective as i used it when my skin barrier was damaged and it literally worked like bob the builder.

Great Value
Hydrating
Absorbs Well
No Scent
Works Well
smallpharma's Avatar'
Apr 21, 2023

girlie has my back no matter what

girlie has my back no matter what

kawaiidesuwu_683's Avatar'
Mar 23, 2023

not bad!
it kinda just made my skin sticky but worked as a great base under makeup! made my skin feel kind of hydrated

not bad!
it kinda just made my skin sticky but worked as a great base under makeup! made my skin feel kind of hydrated

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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