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I just got home from a 4-day trip visiting relatives out-of-state, and as you might imagine, I’m not great at packing light when it comes to skincare (or makeup, for that matter). I vì chưng make an effort khổng lồ scale down though, so when I packed for this trip, I opted not khổng lồ bring along my Hada-Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion. Surely I could survive 4 days without it? Well, that was a mistake – I missed its righteous slippery, hydration every single day we were apart.

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This hydrating toner was on my danh sách to try for a very long time before I finally took a chance on it. I put it off for so long because the idea of a straightforward hyaluronic acid toner with no additional actives or plant extracts lacked the glamour I typically look for in my skincare products. Looking back, I realize that an unadulterated source of non-greasy, non-irritating, humectant moisture is exactly what my dry skin had been missing all along.


What is it?

Hada-Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion ($17) is a Japanese hydrating toner product. It promises instant, lasting, moisture with no irritation.


Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Disodium Succinate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hydroxyethycellulose, Methylparaben, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Succinic Acid

The ingredient danh mục for this formula is short và contains no SD alcohol, colorants, oil, or fragrance, making this a great product for sensitive skin types. The thing I love most about it, however, is the sheer dedication this ingredient shows to lớn doing one thing, and doing it really well: moisturizing the living daylights out of my face with humectants.

Humectants are a class of moisturizers that differ from emollient and occlusive moisturizers. Emollients such as plant oils/essential fatty acids work by filling the spaces between skin cells, creating a smoother appearance và feel. Occlusive moisturizers such as petroleum & silicones work by creating a barrier over the skin, which prevents trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL). Humectants, however, work by pulling water into the stratum corneum from the lower layers of the skin, và in high humidity areas (70% và above), from the atmosphere. Humectants are generally able khổng lồ hold far more than their own weight in water, which supplies significant hydration to skin and imparts a smooth, overall plumping effect.

For more information on the difference between classes of moisturizers, kiểm tra out this summary:

Moisturizers: What They Are và How They WorkC. W. Lynde, MD, FRCPCToronto Hospital, Western Division, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Here are the workhorse humectant ingredients for this formula:


Glycerin is an odorless, colorless, viscous sugar alcohol compound. Its humectant properties make it a popular cosmetic ingredient. Pure glycerin is able khổng lồ absorb it’s own weight in water over a period of 3 days, and has been shown in numerous studies lớn improve skin elasticity, moisture, & barrier function.

Glycerol accelerates recovery of barrier function in vivoFluhr JW1, Gloor M, Lehmann L, Lazzerini S, Distante F, Berardesca E.Acta Dermato Venereologica, November 1999

Glycerol replacement corrects defective skin hydration, elasticity, và barrier function in aquaporin-3-deficient miceMariko Hara, A. S. Verkman.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, May/June 2003

Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid (also called hyaluronan) is a polysaccharide naturally produced in the human body. Able lớn hold 1000 times its weight in water, hyaluronan plays an important role in wound healing as well as maintaining the structure and integrity of our skin. Lượt thích many of our naturally occurring beneficial skin components, we produce less hyaluronic acid as we age. Thankfully, we can topically apply some forms of hyaluronic acid và still obtain its hydrating, smoothing, wound healing, and barrier strengthening effects.

Hada-Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion contains three different forms of hyaluronic acid: hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, sodium acetylated hyaluronate, and sodium hyaluronate (which is actually a sodium salt derived from hyaluronan).

Standard hyaluronic acid molecules have a high molecular weight, meaning the molecules are large – too large, in fact, to lớn effectively penetrate the skin when applied topically. Standard hyaluronic acid typically needs khổng lồ be injected in order lớn be effective. To lớn reap the benefits of topically applied hyaluronic acid, the molecules need to lớn be smaller. The molecular weight of hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid is low, meaning the molecules are smaller và able khổng lồ more deeply penetrate the skin.

The deeper penetration of this size of hyaluronic acid does come with a sacrifice – its small molecular size makes it less effective for holding water, so its effects are shorter lived. However, it still has fantastic temporary plumping benefits, & it works quickly to moisturize và smooth out fine lines.

Hydrolized Hyaluronic Data SheetEvonik Industries, 2008

Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate

Sodium acetylated hyaluronate is a form of hyaluronic acid that is patented by Shiseido. Lượt thích hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, it has a low molecular weight that allows it to penetrate the skin more deeply & quickly than a high molecular weight HA such as sodium hyaluronate. The unique that makes sodium acetylated hyaluronate unique is that it possesses both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties, allowing it to more effectively hold in water than other low molecular weight HA such as hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid. The result is longer term hydration, skin-softening, và smoothing effects.

Patent information: Low molecular weight acetylhyaluronate, skin-softening composition, method of manufacturing the same, & method of purifying the sameTakashi Oka, Toshio Yanaki, Michihiro Yamaguchi.Shiseido Co., Ltd., 1997

Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium hyaluronate is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid. It also has a low molecular weight, & is able khổng lồ penetrate skin effectively and draw in & hold water. IT’s a powerful humectant, và its skin smoothing, hydrating, và softening properties make it an extremely popular cosmetic ingredient.


According khổng lồ CosDNA, this formula contains no red flags for irritants or potential acne triggers.

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Hada-Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion comes packaged in a plastic bottle with a trắng label. The contents of the label are written almost entirely in Japanese. The dispenser for the hàng hóa is a small opening underneath a flip-top cap.


The product itself is a clear, slippery, viscous liquid that is significantly thicker than water, but still far more liquid than a gel or cream.



Hyaluronic acid performs best at a pH greater than 4.0 và less than 11.0. I prefer my skincare products lớn have a pH less than 7.0 (read more about why a lower pH is important here). Hada-Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion has an appealingly low pH of 5.0.



Hada-Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion doesn’t smell lượt thích much of anything.


I apply Hada-Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion as my 4th step in my morning & evening skincare routine. Its place in my routine looks something like this:

Cleanse > Acid Toner > AHA, BHA, and/or vitamin C Serum > > Hada-Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion

To apply, I squeeze out a small, coin-sized amount into my hands, then spread it over my face. I’ll often gently mát xa or press it into my skin khổng lồ accelerate absorption. When the hàng hóa is mostly absorbed và my skin slightly tacky, I continue with the rest of my skin routine (serum > face oil > moisturizer).

Although you don’t necessarily need to lớn use all the products I use in my typical routine to lớn benefit from this HA lotion, I vày highly recommend sealing it in with an oil or an occlusive moisturizer at the very least. Hada-Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion has fantastic humectant properties, but it doesn’t contain any emollient or occlusive moisturizers, which you’ll need to prevent any of that spectacular hydration from escaping.



The first time I used Hada-Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion, I could not stop touching my face. The last time my skin felt that hydrated & soft, I was in my early 20s. With continued use, here are some other benefits I experienced:

• No more flaking from AHA or BHA use• No more flaking or peeling at the kết thúc of the day, which also meant my makeup lasted longer• No waking up with dry skin• Overall increased moisture• Decrease in the slight fine lines around my eye area (though only minor changes in the one deeper line by my right eye)• Less skin sensitivity

I did not experience any breakouts or irritation as a result of using this product. In fact, I find the Hada-Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion to be very soothing, especially after applying my acid treatments.

I don’t know how I lived without this hàng hóa for so long. If you have dry skin, Hada-Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion is a bonafide game changer. If you have oily skin, you’ll appreciate its non-greasy moisturizing properties, & the fact that you can get away with using far less moisturizer than usual.

The next time I travel, there no way I’m leaving my Hada-Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion behind.

Pros & Cons

MoisturizingLong-lasting hydrationSmoothingSoothingNon-irritatingPrevents flaking from use of AHA và BHA productsTemporarily reduces appearance of existing fine linesNon-greasyFeels lightNone

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