Hada Labo Gokujyn Oil-In Lotion launched in Japan late this Summer and I decided I’d haul it out for a review after using it the past month or so. Anyone that’s familiar with Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion likely doesn’t enjoy using it in the day as it is a bit too rich and a bit too moisturizing and a bit too tacky for daily use. Hada Labo Gokujyn Oil-In Lotion is actually idea for this situation as it is perfect for lighter day use.
Here’s a look!
Hada Labo Gokujyn Oil-In Lotion comes housed in a pump bottle which I find very useful! So much so, that I wish Super Hyaluronic Acid came in the same packaging! A single pump is all you need to do your entire face but you can press it if you want a bit more moisture without the fear of being sticky or too hydrated after use which is a common trait of the original formula.
This has many of the same ingredients as the original particularly glycerin which is the main source of moisture it provided. It does not contain Hyaluronic Acid thought which is a common ingredient in much of the Hada Labo Skincare Collection. It does contain niacinamide aka Vitamin B3 which is a great source for brightening skin and improving the texture of it for a smoother, softer feel! Although it is nearly the last ingredient on the list so, don’t expect too many benefits from it.
The interesting thing about this formula is the fact they include oil in the mix although it isn’t exactly an oil you can feel when using it. Unlike the original formula this is more of a water versus the gel-like texture of the original. It absorbs easily, doesn’t have the same stickiness as the original formula, and leave skin lightly hydrated. This actually an uneventful formula when you’re comparing it to Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion. But I personally find that the original formula is way too rich for daily use which makes this an excellent replacement. I use this prior to my moisturizer and it softens, smooths, and eases the way for my moisturizer while providing a nice boost of hydration to my skin without being too heavy. It also helps my moisturizer absorb more easily. I actually expected it to be a bit more moisturizing due to the addition of oil in the formula but it’s only lightly hydrating which makes it ideal for day use.
Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion is and always will be part of my nightly routine but Hada Labo Gokujyn Oil-In Lotion is the perfect solution for lighter day use. It’s a great prep for moisturizer and gives skin a nice boost of moisture without being overwhelming!
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