Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion
Today I'm going to be talking about the Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion! I have always been curious about the Hada Labo Lotions, I tried out the light version previously because a sales person told me that the normal version wouldn't work well for my skin, but I found it way too light. So instead of going for the normal version, I wanted to jump straight into the premium version!
Premium version of Hada Labo's bestselling Hyaluronic Acid Lotion contains five types of hyaluronic acid plus urea to lock in moisture and keep skin thoroughly hydrated longer. Skin pH-balanced formulation contains no fragrances, mineral oils, alcohols and colorants. Best for dry, dehydrated skin.
This lotion comes in a sturdy squeezable bottle that easily dispenses the lotion, and sometimes too much of the lotion! You don't need too much of it really. It has a thick, serum like texture and can be slightly sticky.
I use this lotion after my seven/nine/whatever skin step and before any Essences and Serums. Sometimes I use two layers of this lotion when my skin feels extra dry, but it is so intensely hydrating that I don't usually need to. This lotion has five types of Hyaluronic Acids with different molecular weights to penetrate different depths of skin. The lower the molecular weight, the deeper it can absorb and therefore the deeper it can carry water into your skin. (Thanks for helping me understand Fiddy). I find that this lotion hydrates and plumps my skin beautifully!
This lotion has quickly become a staple in my skincare routine. Something that I particularly like about this lotion is that you can purchase refills for this bottle which is fantastic as it reduces waste. The refills come in a soft plastic which is easily recyclable, whereas the normal bottle is a harder plastic that is near the end of it's recyclable life, so I definitely recommend grabbing the refills if you like the product! This lotion plumps my skin and hydrates it beautifully, so if you're not sensitive to Hyaluronic Acid then I would definitely recommend it! Do be careful about your climate though, Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant which means that it draws water into the skin. If there is no moisture in the air then it can draw moisture out of the skin and then evaporate, which is the opposite of what we want. If you live in a dry climate and want to use this product, I recommend using an occlusive layer at the end of your skincare routine.