HI-REVIEW: Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream

7 comments by Hazel Sarcilla

Hi Beauties!

Today, I’ll be reviewing Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream. Summer time is a nightmare for oily skin types like me since it’s a challenge to find moisturizers that doesn’t feel sticky or heavy, doesn’t peel, and doesn’t clog pores. I’ve heard people raving about Isntree and I’m so excited to share with you my experience with one of their products.

Price: $29 NZD

Quantity: 100ml

Product Description: “One container contains abundant moisture without any sticky feeling.”

Key Points

1. Contains Five types of Hyaluronic Acid

Five types of Hyaluronic Acid* consisting of low, medium, and high molecules* to  provide abundant moisture to skin fast.

  • What is Hyaluronic Acid?
    • It is a component of the skin.
    • It is also called “moisture storage” as it draws in moisture 1,000 times its weight.
    • It helps maintain the necessary moisture for the skin by preventing the evaporation of moisture.
  • Meanwhile, the different sizes of HA molecules build moisture layer by layer to secure for skin hydration. It is a component of the skin.
    • Low molecular HA – quickly absorbed deep into the skin which hydrates from the inside
    • Middle Molecular HA – improves moisture density by linking moisture rings between gaps in the skin

    • High Molecular HA – preventing moisture evaporation by forming moisture-protective films 

2. 3-step moisture capture system

Keeps the skin moisturized for long hours with the 3-step system* that tightly holds deep moisture.

  • The 3-Step System is as follows:
    • Moisture Supply: five types of Hyaluronic Acid consisting of low, medium, and high molecules

    • Cooling Care: contains cooling ingredients like Centella Asiatica Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, and Licorice Root Extract to soothe irritated skin caused by the external environment and takes care of skin temperature

    • Moisture Protective Film: contains ingredients like Betaine, Sodium PCA, and Phytosqualene to keep skin moisturized for long hours by preventing the evaporation of moisture

3. Elastic moisture gel texture

Non-sticky moisture gel texture containing moisture fills skin with moisture through fast absorption into the skin.


The Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream comes in a tube container which makes it easy to get a proper amount of product.

I have an oily skin and have used this every morning and evening for almost 3 weeks, I can say that I really enjoyed this product! The product itself has a lightweight texture with a hint of fragrance that’s refreshing and isn’t strong at all. Upon application, it feels light and spreads out evenly onto the skin. At first it feels a bit sticky, but it doesn’t feel heavy and it dissipates after a few minutes. I didn’t break out while using this and it sits well on top of my other skincare products and even under my makeup and suncreen that keeps me moisturized and hydrated all-day!

Overall, Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream is great for people with oily, and even sensitive/irritated skin types who seek long-lasting moisture without feeling any stickiness and clogging which made possible by the five types of Hyaluronic acid, the 3-step moisture capture system, and its elastic moisture gel texture.

Thank you all for reading! See you on my next review!

Let’s be pretty!🥰


  • Christine

    I do love this using on top of serum and cover with cream then sunscreen..my face is smooth and hydrated

  • Hikoco

    Using skincare ingredients that doesn’t have fatty acids and oils is helpful to make sure fungal acne is prevented :)

    This cream does contain ingredients that are extracted from olive oil so we recommend not using this if you have fungal acne.

    Hope this helps. Thanks!

  • Popy

    Is it fungal acne free?

  • Hikoco

    Hi Romi,

    It’s best to include hydrating ingredients for your skin type and like you mentioned serums are a great way to start!

    The HaruHaru Wonder Black Rice Hyaluronic Anti-Wrinkle Serum could be one to start off with as it contains quite hydrating ingredients. It’s also gone through a fermentation process so these ingredients can penetrate deeper into the skin too.

    To prevent skin from being dehydrated, it needs to be sealed in with a moisturiser to prevent all this hydration and water from escaping. This can also help with dry patches too! The COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream contains 3 types of ceramides to strengthen the skin barrier which can help do exactly this.

    Hope this helps. Thanks!

  • Romi Singh

    Hi, I have dry patches around my chin and forehead area, I’m 40 and skin seems dehydrated. What’s serums and moisturiser would you recommend

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