Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion

Saturday, June 27, 2020

So yesterday I threw up a picture on my Insta Stories of a skincare product that had just arrived in the mail and was reminded that not everyone is as much of obsessive as I am, lol. I'm trying to do better about responding on the topics that y'all bring up and not just the randomness in my brain, so here's quickie post about the Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion!

Going back a bit to about Hada Labo itself,

"HADA LABO—which is translated as “Skin Lab”—is a technologically advanced Japanese skin care line researched and developed at the Rohto research facility in Japan. It is the result of more than 100 years of product development and the continued research efforts of Rohto Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd., a leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical products and cosmetics.

Using the power of Super Hyaluronic Acid, Rohto has updated the time-honored and long-admired Japanese ritual for beautiful, younger-looking skin. This combination of high-tech, modern technology and a traditional approach to pampering application is at the heart of HADA LABO. It provides the perfect balance in your skin care regimen—and perfect harmony for your skin."
- Hada Labo USA

Now hyaluronic acid, a substance that's naturally occurring in the skin, works to attract and bind water. For dehydrated skin (vs dry skin - lacking moisture/oil), incorporating hyaluronic acid can improve plumpness, brightness, fine lines and wrinkles - all those kind of things. I've also had a facialist say that milia can occur/be exacerbated by dehydration. I have had oily skin my entire life, and now at 34 I think it's inching toward combination, and knowing that I'm already stressing my skin due to the anti-acne products I regularly use, hyaluronic acid for me is an easy ingredient to incorporate to help support the overall health of my skin.

Now, the Premium edition of Hada Labo's lotion has five different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, that absorb at different levels of the skin. It's a slightly thicker texture and often marketed towards more mature skin, and using multiple layers can even replace a moisturizer - especially in hot weather. And guess what friends - I have gifs!

I'm not out here on YouTube but I knew that what was really important to share was the texture of the product, as well as the efficacy. Also, IT'S UNSCENTED AND THAT'S AWESOME. I've only used it a couple times so far, including this morning, and I'm still developing my opinion. While it's called a lotion I use this right after cleanser in the morning, before serum, and a night after cleansing and any exfoliating step I might be using. I like having a hyaluronic acid product in my line up because even if I don't immediately see a difference, it's a ingredient I use for long term skin health. I can say immediately it's easy to use and doesn't cause anything I apply afterward to ball up or go weird, which is great. Also, it's $16 so....I don't mind continuing to play with it and see how it goes.

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