Skincare Comparison

Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Standard Skin and Beauty Niacinamide Serum versus Grounded Sage Vitamin C and Probiotic Facial Serum .

  • these products are both vegan and cruelty-free serums that both contain hyaluronic acid and niacinamide.
  • they both do not contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
  • they're both likely to be good for fighting acne, anti aging, brightening skin, oily skin and better texture.
  • they are fungal acne (malassezia) safe and reef safe.
  • these products have a total of 5 ingredients in common.
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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.

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

Benefits

Good For Oily Skin (2)
Redness Reducing
Skin Texture
Anti-Aging
Scar Healing
Acne Fighting
Brightening (2)

Concerns

Irritating

Notable Ingredients

Vitamin C
Niacinamide
Hyaluronic Acid

Benefits

Good For Oily Skin
Redness Reducing (2)
Skin Texture
Anti-Aging
Dark Spots
Acne Fighting
Brightening (2)

Ingredients Compared

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Ingredients Explained

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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's there to help 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!

Standard Skin and Beauty Niacinamide Serum contains this as ingredient number 1.

Grounded Sage Vitamin C and Probiotic Facial Serum contains this as ingredient number 1.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice comes from leaves of the aloe plant. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice is best known for helping to soothe sunburns. It is also anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, antiseptic, and can help heal wounds.

Aloe is packed with good stuff including Vitamins A, C, and E. These vitamins are antioxidants, which help fight free-radicals and the damage they may cause. Free-radicals are molecules that may damage your skin cells, such as pollution.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice also contains sugars. These sugars come in the form of monosaccharides and polysaccharides, folic acid, and choline. These sugars are able to help bind moisture to skin.

It also contains minerals such as calcium, 12 anthraquinones, fatty acids, amino acids, and Vitamin B12.

Standard Skin and Beauty Niacinamide Serum contains this as ingredient number 2.

Grounded Sage Vitamin C and Probiotic Facial Serum 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 and helps moisturize and protect your skin. A study from 2016 found glycerin to be more effective as a humectant than AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

Glycerin is a humectant, helping the skin retain moisture by pulling moisture to your skin. The low molecular weight of glycerin allows it to pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin. Having moisturized skin helps improve the skin barrier. Your skin barrier protects against skin 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, animal sources include tallow. It is organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic.

Glycerin is the name for this ingredient in American English while British English uses Glycerol/Glycerine.

Standard Skin and Beauty Niacinamide Serum contains this as ingredient number 3.

Grounded Sage Vitamin C and Probiotic Facial Serum contains this as ingredient number 8.

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4
What it does: Smoothing
Community Rating: Liked

Niacinamide has emerged as an all-star ingredient due to its many benefits.

It is known to treat acne by reducing inflammation fading dark-spots. It can strengthen the skin by promoting the growth of the ceramide barrier.

Other benefits include smoothing wrinkles and minimizing redness.

Niacinamide can also help build keratin, a protein that keeps skin firm.

When incorporating Niacinamide into your routine, look out for concentration amounts. Typically, 5% Niacinamide provides benefits such as fading dark spots. However, if you have sensitive skin, it is better to begin with a smaller concentration.

Niacinamide can be mixed with other ingredients to boost benefits. For instance, it has shown to be effective when used with copper, folic acid, and zinc to treat acne.

Standard Skin and Beauty Niacinamide Serum contains this as ingredient number 4.

Grounded Sage Vitamin C and Probiotic Facial Serum contains this as ingredient number 5.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning

Cucumis Sativus Extract comes from the cucumber.

Cucumbers are mostly made up of water (95%), and the other 5% is composed of: vitamin C, caffeic acid, fatty acids, amino acids, and other minerals.

Cucumbers have anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and hydrating properties.

Standard Skin and Beauty Niacinamide Serum contains this as ingredient number 7.

Grounded Sage Vitamin C and Probiotic Facial Serum contains this as ingredient number 9.

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

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10% are disliked or very disliked
20% have no rating yet
70% are loved or liked
0% have mixed ratings
10% are disliked or very disliked
20% have no rating yet

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