writer : funfunteatime_Claudia
Hello everyone, in this post I will be discussing the most highly requested comparison of all times:
“iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum (click here) and Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Essence (click here)”
So without further due, let’s begin. First thing first their Ingredients list
If you want to learn more about each of their ingredients, click here for their cosDNA link, iUNIK & Skinfood. Ingredients’ wise, iUNIK has a much longer list of fancy-looking ingredients such as Niacinamide, Rose water extract, Allantoin, Adenosine, Centella Asiatica Extract and many other fruit extract. While the Skinfood keep their ingredients really simplistic and clean which is also good.
A longer ingredients list with so many ‘popular’ ingredients doesn’t make a product directly superior to the counterpart. Since we never know how much of the ingredient’s concentration put unto the products. It might even be much less than the suggested minimum concentration of ingredients to have any beneficial improvement to the skin (just for the sake of labelling)
Let’s move on
So from a price standpoint the iUNIK is definitely the winner here, however how about the other factors we need to consider?
Well before we start on discussing the product comparison itself, I would like to highlight the tricky side of the classification of skincare products. Here you found two products named as essence and serum with a very similar concentration of main ingredients and consistency. Some history about how people come up with the name “essence” and “serum”. Back then, serum is a name that is popular in the “western” skincare industry, meanwhile “essence” is popular amongst Korean skincare for products that contain a high concentration of certain ingredients that specifically address specific skin concern. Since Korean products gain its popularity, people started to get confused about the difference between serum and essence with them being so ‘similar’ but ‘different’ somehow. Then a conspiracy mentioning serum is the ‘thicker’ and essence is ‘thinner’ products were made, suggesting you layer your product with a rule of thumb, thinnest – thickest.
So are they the same? Yes, they are!! I do think naming them differently is just a marketing strategy for skincare brand giving them more excuses to create a product with slightly different concentration and asking you to buy all of them while you actually need just one of each. There’s no actual guideline or standard for a brand to name their product so they can name their products whatever they want it to be
Now let’s discuss the benefit of HONEY and PROPOLIS:
Honey is classified as an emollient/humectant / moisturizing product in the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI).
So you must’ve heard a lot about the potential benefit of Honey and propolis on treating numerous kind of skin lesion. Yes! They have the therapeutic and preventive effect for dermatitis and dandruff (1). Their antimicrobial and antifungal properties make them a great agent to treat acne as well (2).
Honey has been studied to have potential benefit for wounds and burns treatment as well since they have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties which accommodate the process of healing.
Since they have moisturizing and skin-barrier—restoring properties, no wonder if you feel the suppleness and the bounciness after you applied products with honey/propolis. Which in conjunction might benefits on reducing the appearance of fine-lines (supple skin = fewer FINE-LINES, but not wrinkles)
Read more about the benefit of honey in dermatology, here!
While there are some other notable ingredients from each products that I will discuss separately in this part, or you can skip this part if you are not interested on learning about the ingredients
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