An introduction lớn the famous hyaluronic acid lotion from the Japanese skincare brand Hada Labo with an overview of all the different existing versions.

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An introduction khổng lồ the famous hyaluronic acid lotion from the Japanese skincare brand Hada Labo with an overview of all the different existing versions.

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The brand Hada Labo:

Hada Labo (which translates as “Skin Laboratory”) is a skincare range developed by the Japanese pharmaceutical company Rohto. Rohto Pharmaceutical Company Ltd is a leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical & cosmetic products in Japan.

The Hada Labo brand favors simple and short formulas, fragrance, dye, và mineral oil free. They’re also formulated at a pH between 5.0 & 6.5 to lớn respect the skin’s natural physiological balance. They are therefore perfect for all skin types, even the most sensitive!

Here is one example of aningredientslist, from the best-seller Goku Jyun Moist lotion:Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Disodium Succinate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Methylparaben, Ppg-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Succinic Acid.

As you can see, the hyaluronic acid (the highlighted ingredients in the list) is clearly the star of the short formula.

Note:Hada Labo lotions almost all use parabens as preservatives, which is not a problem for me (I discussed this topic in more detail in my article,the “non-toxic” cosmetics trend, if you’re curious).

Hada Labo products all contain an exclusive brand ingredient, the Super Hyaluronic Acid.


Focus on the hyaluronic acid:

Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the skin that keeps the skin moisturized, smooth và firm.

Hyaluronic acid has the property of attracting và retaining a large quantity of water (up khổng lồ 1000 times its weight in water). This ability, among other things, gives volume and elasticity khổng lồ the skin. Over time, the skin’s hyaluronic acid màn chơi decreases và it causes the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines & loss of firmness.

The ingredient used by Hada Labo, the Super Hyaluronic Acid is a quality blend of 3 types of hyaluronic acid that provides deep hydration, khổng lồ significantly increase the skin’s moisture level và also helps to tư vấn skin’s fibers (collagen & elastin), allowing it khổng lồ have an anti-aging effect. According khổng lồ the brand, Super Hyaluronic Acid has hydration retention capacities twice as high as conventional hyaluronic acid.


Hada Labo lotion, presentation:

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Hada Labo lotion was released in nhật bản in 2004, & has since become the #1 facial lotion in the land of the rising sun, with a bottle purchased every fourseconds!

As I mentioned earlier, don’t be fooled by the term “lotion”, because Hada Labo Lotion is more lượt thích an essence, a kind of liquid moisturizing treatment with a slightly viscous texture.

I would even consider it a moisturizing serum, because its high concentration of hyaluronic acid makes it extremely effective for a deep skin hydration. Its liquid texture is very pleasant to lớn use, it doesn’t leave any greasy effect, just a comfortable và plumped skin.

Its packaging is clearly not the most glamorous. It’s a very simple plastic bottle, with a flap cap and it’s covered with inscriptions in Japanese (which are, for me, impossible lớn decipher).

But I must admit that given its affordable price và efficiency, I don’t really mind!

The different versions of the Hada Labo lotion:

The Hada Labo lotion exists in several versions và believe me, it wasn’t easy to lớn understand the different ranges (I don’t really speak Japanese fluently, to my deepest regret!).

I couldn’t find the history of the hàng hóa but I definitely feel that Hada Labo capitalized on the success of its classic moisturizing lotion & released a lot of different versions lớn extend its popularity!

There are 2 main ranges for this lotion, the moisturizing range or Goku Jyun and the brightening range or Shiro Jyun. And in each of these ranges, there is a multitude of variations for the different skin types and needs.

The Goku Jyun range:

It is the most hydration-oriented range, with a lot of hyaluronic acid in all the formulas.

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The different versions:

– The Goku Jyun Light lotion (white và green packaging):

Very liquid in texture, it’s more suitable for combination skins. It contains 4 different types of hyaluronic acid.

The Goku Jyun Moist lotion (white an red packaging):

It’s the best known, the best-seller & it’s suitable for all skin types. It also contains 4 different types of hyaluronic acid but is a little more viscous than the Light version, so more suitable for normal to lớn dry skin.

The Goku Jyun Premium lotion (gold yellow packaging):

Richer in texture, it’s suitable for mature and/or very dry skin. It contains 5 types of hyaluronic acid for an kích hoạt in the deeper layers of the skin. Its ingredients also contain an extract of Sacran algae with anti-inflammatory và highly moisturizing effects.

The Goku Jyun Alpha Retinol lotion (red packaging):As its name suggests, in addition khổng lồ hyaluronic acid, it contains Alpha Lipoic Acid, a powerful antioxidant with repairing effects on the skin, but also a retinol derivative và collagen for an anti-aging action. This lotion targets more mature skins.

TheGoku Jyun Blemish và Oil Control lotion (green packaging):Intended for acne-prone skins, it contains purifying & calming plant extracts (Hatomugi, Houttuynia Cordata & Chamomile extracts) in addition lớn hyaluronic acid.

The Shiro Jyun range:

It’s Hada Labo’s brightening/lightening range. In Asia, “whitening” ranges are not made to lớn whiten the skin but more khổng lồ bring radiance, reduce hyperpigmentation (pigment spots etc.) & sun damages.

All the products in this range still contain hyaluronic acid but also ingredients to lớn boost the complexion’s radiance:– arbutin, a lightening ingredient and also a natural derivative of hydroquinone but which doesn’t have any toxic effect,– a vitamin C derivative (Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate) for the radiance effect.

The three different versions:

The Shiro Jyun Clear lotion (blue and yellow packaging):

Very liquid in texture, it’s more suitable for normal khổng lồ combination skin. It contains 3 different types of hyaluronic acid & lightening ingredients (arbutin & vitamin C derivative).

The Shiro Jyun Rich lotion (blue and red packaging):

Thicker in texture, it targets drier skin types. Lượt thích the Clear version, it also contains 3 different types of hyaluronic acid và lightening ingredients (arbutin và vitamin C derivative).

The Shiro Jyun Premium lotion (blue và gold yellow packaging):

The most concentrated version of the range. In addition khổng lồ the 3 different types of hyaluronic acid, it contains vi-ta-min C (Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate), vi-ta-min E and also tranexamic acid.The latter is a very effective ingredient lớn fight against discoloration caused by acne và sun damage. Indeed, when you suffer from acne, the skin is constantly inflamed, which activates the production of melanin. Tranexamic acid has the ability khổng lồ reduce melanin caused by inflammation for a more even complexion.Shiro Jyun Premium Lotion is therefore very effective on pigment spots caused by acne, especially if they are recent.

The by-products:

Due lớn the popular success of its lotions, Hada Labo has developed derivative products in the Goky Jyun & Shiro Jyun ranges!

The Hada Labo Goku Jyun Hyaluronic Acid Mist:

Perfect if you travel, this mist is easy to slip in a travel bag thanks khổng lồ its small kích cỡ (45ml). The formula is very similar to Goku-Jyun Light lotion, it’s very liquid và fine. It can be used instead of the lotion or even during the day if you’re in a very dry climate.My husband who travels a lot is a fan!

The Goku Jyun sheet masks:

Perfect for a quick plumping effect. These sheet masks are super soft and very effective. In đôi mươi minutes, the skin recovers all its freshness & plump!

My experience with the Hada Labo lotion:

I discovered the Hada Labo lotion almost 2 years ago now. I feel as if this product is usually part of the Asian Beauty product beginner kit ah ah!

I had no idea which one lớn try first so I naturally picked the Goku Jyun Light lotion for combination skin.

Immediate crush! I have never used a sản phẩm that was so effective at hydrating in this format & price before. It’s not a small hàng hóa so it lasts for quite some time!

It contains 170ml in each bottle, so it lasts me between 4 and 6 months depending on the amount I use. Knowing that its price varies between $10 and $15 depending on the retailers, you can easily understand why I consider it as one of the best value products for money on the market!

Since then, I also used the Moist and the Premium and I discovered the Shiro Jyun version this summer when I went to đất nước thái lan (they’re very easy lớn find in drugstores there). I haven’t tried it yet but I plan to lớn make it part of my winter routine.

I don’t really have a favorite, I use them all according lớn the season & my current skin needs.

My husband uses and appreciates it a lot too & I also introduced my grandmother and stepmother khổng lồ it và they’re now fans!

In my skincare routine, I use the Hada Labo lotion morning and/or evening, before or sometimes instead of my serum. I also sometimes set a few drops of face oil in it for a more nourishing effect.

I take a small amount in the palm of my hand (just a few drops), apply it quickly on my face và neck (I don’t forget the eye area!) & tap tap tap until it’s sticky & almost dry. If necessary, I even apply several layers for a super plumping effect!

In short, it’s clearly thanks to the Hada Labo lotion that I survive on air conditioning 24 hours a day in Dubai!

In conclusion:

Is the Hada Labo Lotion really the best hyaluronic acid product on the market?

Of course, the answer depends on everyone’s expectations. But for me, it has become the staple hyaluronic acid hàng hóa in my routine. I always come back lớn it và I systematically recommend it when I’m asked for a good moisturizing product. I’ve already converted a good part of my entourage with this product!

So yes, of course, you can find “sexier” & probably more natural moisturizing lotions, but if you want a simple, very effective sản phẩm that won’t break the bank, the Hada Labo Lotion is perfect!

The Hada Labo lotion is available in several versions và is sold between $10 và $15 for 170 ml depending on the resellers.