Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion is a fairly new addition to the Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid. Don’t quote me but this one released in Japan about a year and a half ago or so and I’ve been using it daily for about that long now (actually I’m on like my fifth bottle of this stuff). I’m actually one of those rare breeds that likes Hada Labo Rohto Goku-jun Hyaluronic Milky Lotion versus the Clear Moist versions.
But Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion was getting so many ravings across Asian forums I visit as well as many mentions in Japanese magizines that I decided to check it out. This review comes at a great time considering that I just posted my thoughts on the new Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum which I thought was too expensive and too small for the price. So, if you really wanted to add a hyaluronic acid product to your current skincare routine I’d recommend skipping Peter Thomas Roth’s version and going for Hada Labo’s Premium formula. You won’t regret it.
Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion contains 5 different hyaluronic acid and is considered a more beefier version of the original Moist formula. This is the version you’ll want to reserve for nightly use or the one that would be best suited for drier skin or mature, aging skin. You can definitely feel the difference in the formula after application as it leaves skin considerably more hydrated and even a little moist and dewy to the touch after use.
The idea of the lotion is not only to hydrate your skin but most importantly to help your skin to retain moisture. This results in smoother, softer, and visibly brighter less dull skin. I tend to have drier, duller skin. I wouldn’t say I have a lot going for me, I’m pretty your average girl but my skin is one thing that looks great and I would blame a majority of that on Hada Labo. It’s a product that will visibly improve skin, keep it looking youthful and plump, and most importantly, allow it to retain any moisture you’re applying to it.
This formula is a gel-like serum which needs to be worked into the skin or “palmed” and massaged in. It’ll leave you feel tacky and a bit sticky but the more you work it the less sticky it’ll become. I apply a quarter size amount every single night after my essence and emulsion. I give myself a massage with it and gentle place the palms of my face to warm up the formula and allow it to absorb easily. You’ll know you’re doing it right when the skin on you face begins to stick to the palms of your hands. I know, sounds freaky, but don’t worry the more you do it the less your hands will stick and that’s when you know you’re done and it is fully absorbed. Plus, giving yourself a small facial massage at night is a good thing. The video below is exactly how you want to apply it (maybe a little less slapping haha). You’ll see towards the end how the skin of her face sticks to the palm of her hand, this doesn’t mean you should stop, keep going and as I said the stickiness will ease. The less sticky your face becomes the more you know you’re at the end of your application.
I think it’s a product that takes a little getting used to. I know I personally thought it was awful the first few times I used it. But over time you get used to and even begin to appreciation the way it feels and works. You’ll find your other skincare will absorb more easily, your skin will appear plumper, it’ll look much brighter, dullness will ease, and you’ll find your skin is much, much more hydrated. Your skincare will work better in my opinion. Sometimes, I’ll purchase a new moisturizer and it’ll lay on top of my skin. I think the addition of Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion goes a long way at allowing my moisturizer to work a lot better for me and the absorb more easily.
As I said above this formulation is much, much more moisturizing compared to the other versions. I would recommend it for drier skin or for nightly use as it is quite a powerful boost.
If you’re serious about moisture, this is the product for you.
I really can’t Muse Approve Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion or any of the Hada Labo lotions enough. They are fabulous and truly one of the reasons why skin looks fantastic and youthful.
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