October 6, 2009

Sana Hiaruronsan Moisture Gel Review

If you’re a Japanese makeup and skincare junkie like me you’re probably very familiar with a brand called Sana.ร‚ย  Sana has a slew of little sub brands they put out such as Excel, Maikohan, Etc….

Honestly, some of their sub brands have really gimmicky products but I end up buying them because the packaging and advertisement is just too blooming cute to resist.

The most recent Sana release caught my eye right away because again I was drawn in by that uber sweet packaging that I find so hard to resist. Always expecting to not really be too surprised when something from Sana is cute but not necessarily great quality I braced myself for a let down.

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And was pleasantly surprised….

Jump for it.

Hiaruronsan Moisture Gel and Hiaruronsan Moisture Mist are recently introduced via Sana and had me kinda hyped to give a try. This time around it wasn’t only the promise of cute packaging that got me excited but also relief for dry skin. Today I’ll be introducing you to Hiaruronsan Moisture Gel and reviewing it for you and later on I’ll give you full details on the Moisture Mist.

Hiaruronsan Moisture Gel is a multi-use cream that can be used under your eyes, on your face, or even on your hands. It’s a gel-like formula that’s highly moisturizing, offers incredibly hydration, and can be used under or over makeup. It contains no color, fragrance, and is mineral oil free. Although it has a bit of an alcohol smell I haven’t experienced any drying or tightness so I’m assuming it’s free of alcohol. I absolutely adore it as I’m starting to get dry, flaky areas on my cheeks and between my brows and this instantly clears that up. It also offers incredible moisture under my eyes and is the perfect prep prior to concealer.

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I ended up purchasing to as it was an affordable 980 yen (around $12USD or so after tax). One I slapped in my desk at work for a quickie moisture pick me up and one is at home for use in the morning for delivering quick moisture to my under eye area and dry patches on my face.

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It comes housed in a Russian Doll-like packaging and does require you dip into it with fingers. I know many users, myself included, aren’t too keen on putting out fingers into creams but I’m trying to forgive this aspect of the product.

Overall, it’s a rather killer little cream for delivering quick bursts of intense moisture. Really, really loving this.

Although exclusive to the Asian market I’ve had the pleasure of seeing it for sale, close to retail, at Adam Beauty.

I took the liberty of including Sana’s ad for the Hiaruronsan Collection in this post. Sana now has an English section which is great as we can partake and actually understand the cute little adverts they have up.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • mary_in_wonder

    hah I fully understand why you bought it! the ads with the OMG-ing woman is waaaaay too hilarious and cute! I’m particularly interested in the mist!

    • the Muse

      LOL Mary that def added to the appeal ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll be reviewing the mist shortly! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Huai-Ann

    This is so adorable and it’d be perfect for work and my bag for when I’m on the go! I can’t seem to find it on the AdamBeauty site, though… grrrrrr

    • the Muse

      click new ann and scroll down hun. He has it there ๐Ÿ™‚

      Hope it helps!

  • Jin

    hmm… I think my computer was having problems yesterday. I tried posting a comment but it just disappeared! Anyway, just wanted to say that Hiaruronsan is so cute! She reminds me of those hand creams that come in an apple or pear. If she ever makes it to the SANA counter here, I think I’ll pick up the spray. I’m currently using an Evian spray! & the ad is so cute as well!

    • the Muse

      sorry for the delayed reply jin! Trying to catch up on comments ๐Ÿ˜€

      YES! exactly like the ones sony makes ๐Ÿ˜€ I didn’t like the spray so much sadly ๐Ÿ˜› but the gel is great!

  • Ivo

    Wow, the gel texture is really tempting me. Even the overused OMG is tempting me. Haha. Definitely going to grab this!

    • the Muse

      LOL Ivo you’re the second person that said that about the omg…funny ad ๐Ÿ˜€

      def worthy of a pick up works a treat on dry spots!

  • kira

    this reminds me of laneige’s sleeping pack…have you tried it yet? it looks exactly the same in consistency and (almost) in color, so i might try and find this in hong kong if it moisturizes just as well as the sleeping pack. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • the Muse

      hey kira I have a sleeping pack from another brand and love love love it ๐Ÿ˜€ stop back if you buy tell us what you think!

  • wen

    LOL the ads are so cute!!!
    there’re “OMG”s all over!

    thanks for this review! if i ever see this, i;m def gonna try it =D

    • the Muse

      haha wen. I totally dug the ads ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s worthy of a try! I liked it ๐Ÿ˜€