#IngredientsLowdown: Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion
So I’ve been seeing this @hadalabosg #lotion on my feed for the past number of months, so I thought I‘d chip in my 2¢ too! My old 2017 #skincarereview on this same #hadalabo product was too brief looking back, so here’s my updated/ expanded thoughts!
💦 As you might expect with a #asianbeauty lotion, the focus here is on hydration, with humectants (butylene glycol, glycerin, PPG-10 methyl glucose ether, hydroxyethyl urea), some of which also function as emollients.
💦We can’t talk about #hadalabosg without talking about #hyaluronicacid, which the brand made famous. HA is a major feature here; there are 5 types of HA with different chain lengths of here (sodium acetylated hyaluronate, sodium hyaluronate, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, hydroxypropyltrimonium hyaluronate, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer). The main differences in the various types of HA stem from their chain lengths: basically the shorter the molecule, the further it penetrates skin; thus functioning as a humectant. But the longer chain lengths take longer to penetrate the skin, and initially sit on top of the skin, functioning as an emollient. Over time, the HA is absorbed by the skin. So this difference in chain length allows HA to function both as an emollient initially, and then as a humectant. That’s super cool, and exclusive to Hada Labo, so even if other brands’ products include HA, they won’t have multiple HA lengths.
💦As implied by the “premium” name, this is thicker than your standard Hada Labo lotion. When I don’t want such a thick layer of lotion on my face, I apply this lotion sparingly, and tip out one drop at a time for each part of my face (one each for forehead, nose/chin, and each cheek).
💦In sum, the thickness of the lotion may throw some people off, but I love that there’s no fragrance or irritating ingredients, and the innovative HA. This is great for serious #hydration!
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