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Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion, 170ml
Weak acidic for sensitive skinFragrance free, colorant free, oil free and alcohol freeMade in Japan
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u/Apples-and-kitties · 25 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Oh gosh that routine sounds quite drying.. The tea tree oil could be burning your skin and I'm not sure about using vinegar straight in your skin... Water doesn't dilute the tea tree oil or the vinegar, it's just floating around it. You are basically putting household cleaner on your face. The excess oil your skin is producing could be because it's stressed and dehydrated and you've damaged your moisture barrier. I'd stop both of them immediately and start looking for some soothing healing products and try and baby your skin back to health. If you want to learn more about your moisture barrier and why it's important this is a super in depth and helpful article -

To address each of your concerns:
-blackheads and sebaceous filaments can be helped with BHA products BUT these will only damage your skin further, I'd get it back to good health before adding this in. Eventually you could try something like this routine (which I do once a week) - but seriously it will make your skin worse for now, it's better to wait till its in a better condition.
-spots around your mouth I'm really not sure about sorry. Ingredients like niacinamide (sp?) or alpha arbutin could help but I'm really not sure.
-small bumps could be fungal acne, try googling a bunch of images and see whether any look familiar. If you think it is fungal acne here's two good resources on what ingredients/products to avoid - and
-sensitive skin - as you start trying new products keep track of what makes you more sensitive so you can pinpoint your triggers and learn to avoid. It'll be a painful process but you'll get there in the end I promise. I have a very basic spreadsheet to track what I buy, how long it lasts and how my skin reacts. If there's a few different things flaring up your skin you can cross check ingredients to work out exactly what sets you off and avoids products with that in it. It'll be a long process but you've got many more years to live in your skin & it'll be worth it.

Now in terms of what I suggest you should do here's my two cents... Stop everything you're currently doing and focus on gentle hydration, hydration, hydration. Take it all with a grain of salt though, I'm no expert, just a gal trying to get her skin looking good and staying healthy. As you've got sensitive skin you might find it quite hard to find your holy grail products so I'd recommend getting sample sizes and patch testing excessively to try and reduce the effects of products your skin disagrees with. I put a small dab on my neck, cheek & eyelid for at least a week, although two weeks is the gold standard.

Specific things:
Coconut oil has a reputation for breaking people out, but if it's working for you keep going. If you want to try something else mineral oil is supposedly pretty non reactive. I personally use the pricey shu uemura cleansing oil which is my to die for product if you can justify the $$ (££) -,default,sc.html
I think a more hydrating moisturiser would make a big difference, the stratia liquid gold is known for helping repair damaged moisture barriers - gold. The Dr Jart+ ceramidin cream is also super hydrating, I'm working up to dropping the $s on that again - The Cerave PM is very highly regarded as a gentle moisturiser too - I also tried this brand once when a friend had it and it was very gentle -
You could also consider adding in another hydrating product after oil cleansing before your moisturiser. Hyaluronic acid is super hydrating, it's molecules can hold like 6 times their weight in water. Hadalabo is a popular brand with a few variations on a HA "liquid" this is the most popular one - There's a premium one that is more hydrating that I'm about to start using once I'm done with the regular one -
Snail is a nice soothing product if your skin doesn't react to it (it might! Get a sample and patch test) this is a nice one I slather all over my skin -
Honey is another nice soothing ingredient, there's lots of options you could try some regular ole honey on your face to see if it reacts. I'm using this product at the moment although I think it might be breaking me out so I'm taking a few weeks off in case - I don't have oily skin though, so it might be too much for you.
Facial oils could work for you, rosehip gets a generally good rap. You can use on its own or mix into a moisturiser to make it more hydrating. Google facial oil and try out ones that seem like they'll suit your skin.
I talked about niacinamide earlier, the ordinary has a nicanimade + zinc serum which is quite nice and VERY good value -
Sunscreen is always critical in skin health, you might struggle to find one for your sensitive skin, but if you can find a moisturiser try a sunscreen in that range. And if in doubt try Japanese, they do the nicest. I use this one which is alcohol heavy but very light overall -

If I was you I'd stop everything but the oil cleanse and find a veeery gentle, very soothing moisturiser and just do the two of them for a few weeks and see how that goes and slowly add in other things. You only need to oil cleanse at night, in the morning a splash of water should be fine. If you're not wearing make up its still worth cleansing off your sunscreen and the general pollutants of the day, go for a low PH cleanser to be more gentle with your skin. I use this foaming one - I've seen other redditors with sensitive skin prefer milk cleansers eg Please no more tea tree!

As you can probably tell from the products I've suggested I use a more Asian skin care regime which really works for me. It focuses on hydration and being gentle with your skin. It can get very complex but doesn't have to be. I started with an oil cleanser and now two years later I have a hydrating toner, essence, serum and ampoule... not all necessary but all I enjoy! If you want to know more here's a good start:

Good luck with your skin! No quick fixes unfortunately just lots of trial and error and eventually you'll get there. I think without the stripping tea tree and vinegar & with a repairing moisturiser you should see some improvements pretty quickly. Stick with it even if it doesn't. Research other people's routines, learn about what different ingredients do, how your skin works etc. Definitely not wasted time, eventually you can help others on reddit :)

u/yogapantsareforever · 21 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Sorry, what's TCA? A tca peel? If you're new to skincare please don't try a TCA peel to start with!! They are very strong and deep, I honestly don't recommend anyone do them at home ever. But especially not someone w/o extensive experience with peels. A gentle lactic acid peel is a great way to start out with them.

MUAC is a great choice for peels (I promise this is legit!) This is a good one to start with I recommend purchasing the sample kit, in my experience they last a super long time and you get to see if it'll work out for you.

And this is a good HA serum. You can check out the reviews on amazon too. Others might have more recommendations as well.

u/chemkara · 18 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

The main thing you need to concentrate on is hydration, once that issue is tackled, you might find that your skin doesn’t need all those actives but that’s for the future. For now your routine (according to your skin state right now) would look like this:


u/Yoyochan · 12 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

In this case if you don't think it's milia, you should consult a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis - just in case!

To me though, it really does look like milia. Just speculating because I had the exact same thing in the exact same spot recently when I had neglected my skin for a few days. I had also tried a new eye cream (CeraVe eye cream) and I think that may have contributed to the area getting bumpy and clogged.

Now this isn't a for-sure, but it might help. I got a couple tubes of RoC brand retinol moisturizer to see if I could gently exfoliate the area. It definitely did help over a couple of weeks and the bumps are pretty much gone now. The only real side-effect for me was that my skin felt a tad bit sensitive a few days after I stopped using it.

Now I'm using Hada Labo brand moisturizers to keep the area moisturized.

Here's some links if you want to give any of them a shot, though I would suggest getting them from a local drugstore when they're on sale, especially someplace that has a good return policy in case they don't work for you. I got mine at CVS when they had a buy 1 get 1 for 50% sale.

RoC retinol correxion night cream

RoC retinol correxion eye cream

You will definitely need a sunscreen if you decide to try these, or they also make a day cream with SPF:

(the one with SPF in the combo pack) (I haven't tried this one so I can't attest to its effectiveness like the other two)

The moisturizers I'm using that don't clog my incredibly clog-prone skin:

Hada Labo clear "toner" lotion

Hada Labo "milky" lotion

I really like these since they only require about 3 drops each and keep my skin nicely moisturized. I tried the thicker creams from the brand but found they were more suited to super-dry skin. Also they dry to almost-matte and have no added scent.

Again, worth a try, but definitely try to get an appointment with a derm if you can, just to be sure it isn't anything serious.

u/xPawreen · 10 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

To add on to this, I added Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion to my routine as a hydrating toner under my regular moisturizer and it really helped with my dehydrated skin.

u/reallycoolpeople · 9 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

::Deep breath::

AM & PM:

  • Slap some o' this stuff all over my face: Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid. This shit is the shit. It makes everything else absorb better. Less slug life, more actual benefits.

  • Snail Goo! Bee Goo! This is very calming, and helps with redness and itchiness from the tret irritation.
  • Sometimes an ampoule but I haven't found an exceptional one yet.
  • More magic: This Donkey-flavored cream. Sometimes, my face is so unhappy that even Cerave stings. This always helps. Plus, the name makes me giggle every time I open it. Don't buy it at this price, though. Memebox runs lots of sales, and I can stock up for more like $25. I'd like to find a cheaper dupe.
  • Draw a goatee on myself with a thick cream (where my peeling and redness are worst). I don't think this is particularly special, any heavy cream does the same thing. I carry it around all day, though, and reapply said goatee. Makes my skin feel less tight, helps with the red some more, and hides the edges of the peeling for a while.
u/aliendayzz · 9 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

It honestly sounds like you could have dehydrated skin and you should check out /r/skincareaddiction and /r/asianbeauty

Asian beauty was extremely helpful to me as I have almost completely restored my skin and it is so much better, plumper and brighter. I find that there are great, drugstore friendly priced products that you can use with an AB skincare routine, although the sometimes it might be harder to get products as quick, as most ship from Asian countries. One thing that has helped me is using a hyaluronic serum before I use a hyaluronic face mask. I use these twice a day (when I have the time, which is almost daily). I also use the hyaluronic serum before my mask, let it sink in for a couple minutes, put the face mask on and keep it on until it starts drying out (about 45 min, which seems long but I prioritize it). I then take the mask off and let it all soak into my skin for a couple mins, use the hyaluronic serum again, let it soak in and then out my moisturizer on. I've only been doing this for the past month and the intense change in my skin is absolutely ridiculous. These are the two products I use. and

If you're worried about the price, you can buy bundles of sheet masks on Amazon for low prices.

u/galeguinha · 8 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hi! Due to the recent drama around here, a lot of the sidebar links take us to nowhere right now. The sidebar is usually a lot more welcoming! I think the mods are working on finding alternative sources of info, but in the meantime, here's a really good breakdown of how to evaluate your current routine to see how you might want to go about changing it, and here's sort of a crowd-sourced list of things the members here recommend, separated by skin type.

Until the beginner guides routines get retooled and put up, the search function might be a good place to start looking for recommendations, as well as sister subs like /r/AsianBeauty, /r/skincareaddicts, and /r/skincareaddictionuk, and outside sites like MakeupAlley and Beautypedia (although be aware of the bias towards Paula's Choice products here).

Now, as for your specific routine, you have a few options: you could look for a new cleanser and/or moisturizer, or you could add a few steps to your routine to level up on moisturizing. Which of these you choose to do and why is completely up to you, but here are a few common considerations among those whose skin feels dry or irritated.

  • 1: your cleanser might be drying you out. Generally, the closer your cleanser is to skin's natural pH (around 5.5), the less it will disrupt your skin's barrier function, which helps protect your skin from bacteria, irritation, etc. I'm not familiar with your cleanser, but if it's above 5.5, this might be what's happening. Off the top of my head, commonly recommended cleansers at pH ~5.5 include: CeraVe foaming cleanser (found in most drug stores), CeraVe hydrating cleanser (ditto), Hada Labo Foaming. You can find more if you search this sub and places like /r/AsianBeauty (who have a spreadsheet color-coded by pH) and other subs linked here on the sidebar.
  • 2: you want a heavier-duty moisturizer. This is pretty self explanatory. You might need something with more emollients and occlusives in it; emollients make your skin softer, while occlusives form a barrier over your skin to prevent water loss. Look for things with mineral oil or petroleum jelly (occlusives) and things like fatty alcohols (cetyl, stearyl, cetearyl) and oils for emollients. A lot of people on the sub like to recommend CeraVe in the tub or CeraVe PM as a starting point, but be aware that some people have negative reactions to fatty alcohols. EltaMD's Melting moisturizer is usually a safe bet, since it includes so few ingredients, and my all-time favorite is DML Daily Facial Moisturizer. Again, these are the things I can think of off the top of my head since I've used them, but the sub search will bring up plenty more.
  • 3: you might want to keep your current products and consider adding in more steps to your routine. Like they say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? If you know your current products aren't breaking you out and feel like your skin just needs a little push over the edge to get to Happy Moisture Land, you could just add in a step or two to your existing routine. One of the easiest changes would be to slap on a thin coat of Vaseline or Aquaphor at night after cleansing and moisturizing; these both act as occlusives to prevent moisture loss overnight. If that's not enough, you could also add in a humectant between cleansing and moisturizing. Humectants help to retain moisture, and they pull up water from the dermis to the epidermis. Common humectants include glycerin and hyaluronic acid, so ideally look for products with those in the ingredient list--you often find them in things categorized as toners (although, as a side note, beware of any toners that contain alcohol, which can be drying). Some people have bought vegetable glycerin from the store and love it, while others prefer light serums with hyaluronic acid, such as this (also available at Ulta with different packaging), this, or this. Finally, you could also include a separate emollient step, like incorporating a facial oil before your moisturizer. You can get a great sample pack of oils from Garden of Wisdom, or you can pick up something from a Whole Foods, a vitamin store, or any kind of natural foods store. Popular oils include jojoba, sunflower, safflower, coconut (this breaks some people out in a major way, though), rosehip, and meadowfoam.

    Anyway, this has turned into a comment of gargantuan proportions, but I hope this helps you in some way, shape, or form. In general, I really recommend using the search function, as there are droves of information on products, on pH-related stuff, on emollients/occlusives/humectants and what products contain which, etc. Don't forget to patch test any new products before putting them on your entire face, just to make sure they play nicely with your skin. I'd also be remiss if I didn't suggest adding in a sunscreen, but that's a topic for a whole different novel-sized comment.

    *Edited to add in a missing link
u/kubot · 8 pointsr/blackladies

I've fallen into an Asian Skincare hole lately, and absolutely LOVE Hada Labo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Lotion Moist as a moisturizer for oily skin. It's super lightweight, makes my skin so bouncy and hydrated, is cheap and you can get it with fast shipping from Amazon.

u/idontcollectstraws · 8 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Omg, currently living here! In general I'd recommend checking out the Cosme rankings. However I have a lot to say so I'm going to list my recommendations in descending order of importance haha.

The hada labo lotion (note: it's actually a thin liquid that westerners would call a toner) is quite good. (looks like this). However I have really really dry skin, and I personally prefer their "milky lotion". These products (and their equivalents in Hada Labo's "premium" line are popular enough that you can get a good price on them on amazon, but I'd really recommend taking this opportunity to go try them all on the back of your hand at a drugstore. Like, literally any decent-sized drugstore in Japan should have them all :)

There are a lot of really good japanese sunscreens that you should look into. Plus with your skintone, you probably won't have to worry a ton about whitecast. I think the Biore UV bright face milk would be a nice place to start, especially if you have oilier skin! It's also quite nice under makeup.

In my experience, Japanese mascaras tend to be lengthening and clump-proof, but often aren't too volumizing. If, like me, that isn't an issue for you, I highly, highly recommend the Heroine Long and Curl.
Japan also does really great false lashes, if that's your thing. Miche Bloomin makes some really natural looking ones, but I know people also like the ones Dollywink and Dup make.

I really love the CEZANNE UV Clear Face Powder. It takes the shine down without totally mattifying. Other people really like the Canmake Marshmallow finish powder.

The naturie hatomugi skin conditioning gel and/or lotion are really well-reviewed, and fairly cheap here. I see them in a lot of little cosmetics shops and some drugstores. I personally haven't tried them because it didn't seem like they'd be moisturizing enough for my dry skin, but it sounds like they might be a nice fit for you.

The classic DHC lip balm in the pink tube is kind of pricey but also my favorite lip balm, and the lipsticky shape makes me feel ~fancy~

All my japanese girls are currently into Excel's eyeshadow quads. They're great for getting that really shimmery japanese eye look, if you're into that. The Opera tint rouge is also really popular here.

DHC and Kose (the pink softymo, in particular) make good oil cleansers, but they'd be a nightmare in a suitcase so I don't recommend you buy them here.

A lot of japanese makeup shops also currently stock [the SAEM] Cover Perfection Tip Concealer, which I like a lot and is pretty popular.

Speaking of south korean brands, if you're in a big city (ie: Tokyo, Osaka) there will be some standalone South Korean stores (eg: Etude House, Innisfree, Skinfood). The Etude House store in Umeda is closed this week, but if you can find one, you should try the soon jung line! CREE`MARE by DHOLIC stores also stock a lot of south korean makeup, especially cushions.

Anyway, have fun! And feel free to message me with questions about confusing packaging/whatever while you're here :)

Edit: grammar haha

u/wjello · 8 pointsr/AsianBeauty

The right one appears to be the Milky Lotion and the left one appears to be the Lotion. Maybe you can double check to make sure you ordered the right one? I've occasionally had Amazon product photos that do not match the product description.

u/mrob2k68 · 7 pointsr/wicked_edge

Funny you should ask. Recently started really getting into products to take care of my tired, old, wrinkly face. This endeavor was directly related to getting into /r/wicked_edge and pampering myself with great products.

I live in Florida and need to moisturize and protect. I've added the following to my regimen:

CeraVe Cleanser - use it when I shower. This has replaced the facial scrub I would use pre-shave.

A Vitamin C serum - again...I'm an old man and trying to slow down some aging.

A hyaluronic acid lotion - hoping it does what it says and keeps my skin moisturized.

Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer - This is my final layer at the start of the day. SPF could probably stand to be higher, but I'll rock a hat and sunglasses if I think my sun exposure is going to last longer than the typical in and out of my car.

I use a different moisturizer at night that doesn't have an SPF component.

It's funny to me...the older I get the more regimens I have. Probably should have started taking better care of things a little earlier in my life, but was too busy thinking in the now.

u/Penguins_Polar_Bears · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Ah i see. This is the one I refer to as standard

I didn't mean to do it a disservice, only used the word 'standard' as I thought it is the more widely used HA. It's awesome, but the premium one is better in my opinion.

u/ohwhereismycoffee · 7 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Oil cleanser --> Foaming cleanser --> hydrating toner in the moist or light version --> emulsion --> cream

The Gokujyun range gets translated in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways, so it can get a little confusing. The name 'Gokujyun' simply means 'super hydrating', all of the products contain hyaluronic acid, and the range consists of the clear, hydrating 'lotion' (what is known in Western countries as a 'toner'), an emulsion/milk, which looks and feels like a thin Western moisturizer (it's white, and comes in a smaller bottle than the lotion) and then the gel-cream hybrid 'cream'.

Edited to add: you don't have to use every step from the range. You can use them in conjunction with products from other brands/ranges.

u/masterofdisquise · 7 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I've used the niacinamide + zinc serum, buffet peptide serum, and the matrixyl + HA, which are all like improving skin texture/anti-aging serums. I think they have a concentrated H Acid serum that would be good in conjunction with moisturizer for hydration, but have heard that [this one] ( from another of the deciem brands is a better H acid serum.

edit: I feel like you could also use the really popular [hado labo h acid lotion too] ( I personally feel like for my skin, the peptide serums and moisturizer, after a long continued use, built up my skin well enough that I don't have my usual winter dryness, but skincare is really YMMV

u/cat_can_too · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hada labo hyaludronic acid moist toner.

Not a mist, but chock full of humectants and fragrance free.

u/RatherNotRegister · 6 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

I see "crows feet" and I think "dehydrated". So.

  1. Replace your exfoliant with CeraVe Hydrating facial cleanser. It's not going to feel like your face is clean for the first like week to two weeks because you're probably used to the very squeaky clean (stripped) feeling. But focus on how your skin feels about two minutes after you pat it dry - that clean-but-not-desert feeling is delightful.

  2. Add a purely hydrating layer. Depending on what type of environment you're in, that might be Hada Labo lotion or a serum. If you're in a dryer area, you probably want a glycerine-based serum or lotion rather than a hyaluronic acid based one, as HA can actually draw water from your skin if there isn't enough in the air.

  3. Consider a thicker night cream like CeraVe in the tub, Jason Gentle Basics night cream, or (again depending on your area) a thin layer of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) to help your skin keep the moisture in it. If you're in central California or the south - somewhere with humid air - putting your hydrating layer on, sitting for a minute or two, then finishing with Vaseline might be enough. If you're in Tucson, you're probably going to want something like the CeraVe in the tub or the Jason to add additional layers of hydration to your skin.

  4. As /u/glittercrotch said, r/asianbeauty is a great resource. There are lots of skincare companies in various Asian countries that have affordable, high quality products that you can get on Amazon. The Hada Labo lotion is one, and you might check out something like the Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel-Cream for your thicker cream step.
u/urbanflora · 6 pointsr/AsianBeauty


You really need to add more hydrating steps[Hydrating Toners(US)/Lotions(Japan)/Skins(Korea)] to your routine. You can not change the size of your pores, but if you add enough hydration and moisture then you can make them look less noticeable.

I would look around this sub and search for watery layer/Hydrating steps. Some popular ones around here are Kikumasamune High Moist, Cezanne Skin Conditioner High Moist and Hada Labo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion.

Hope this helps!:3

u/pazuzu6666 · 5 pointsr/JapanTravel

You can try Hada labo. I think their lotion feels like a toner but it's pretty moisturizing.

It looks like this:

u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Have you heard/tried (of) this product? It's a lightweight, slippery, hyaluronic acid "lotion" (Asian lotion is more like American serum). Many of the mods use it for an added moisture boost. But for oilier skin or in the summer it can be used as a lightweight stand alone moisturizer. The bottle is big and a tiny bit goes a long way so it will last for months. Maybe you could add it to your DDMG instead of switching to a new moisturizer? Just an idea.

u/cleverpseudoname · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I decided to check out the COSDna on Chanel's Hydramax line of products. Seems the biggest part of them is glycerin, a lovely humectant that also makes the application feel smooth and wonderful, while being relatively lightweight (not greasy feeling.) It also has hyaluronic acid, some jojoba esters... I think if you keep looking for products that are higher in glycerin content (you can even get glycerin from your pharmacy) or perhaps use a hyaluronic acid lotion a la Hada Labo, you'll get that same feeling for a lot less.

Overall, I see why you loved that cream, but I can also see that the parts you loved about it are much less than $85 combined :) I'll let others chime in with ideas on what specifically you should buy, but I hope that gives you an idea of why you loved that product.

u/HermioneLovegood · 4 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I have both aging concerns (I'm 39) and breakout prone skin and early this year I started implementing a skincare routine with mostly Korean products and it has helped tremendously (thanks r/asianbeauty!) Prior to this the ONLY moisturizer I'd ever found that did not break me out in cystic spots was the Clinique DDM gel moisturizer which isn't really very moisturizing.

With the k-beauty stuff I added BHA and AHA which helps with both acne and aging.

Another important thing to consider is PH. High PH cleansers like your Neutrogena scrub or Cetaphil are really not good for your skin. Some great low PH cleansers are Cerave foaming cleanser (not Korean/Asian), Su:m 37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick ( ) and Hado Labo Gokujyn Cleansing Foam ( )

My current routine is:


u/treelets · 4 pointsr/AsianBeauty

MBD masks are usually at a good price, along with Missha FTE, and Missha Long Name Ampoule. Most any Hado Labo product is available through Prime such as their HA lotion, Arbutin Milk, cleansing foam, and creamy gel sunscreen, all of which are fairly popular. You can also get the Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream on Prime and some of the rest of the Mizon snail line. There may be a discrepancy of $1-3 between sellers or versus another site, but those all include 2-day shipping and Amazon's customer service which is typically very good about protecting your interests when dealing with third-party vendors.

u/muchogusto22 · 4 pointsr/Accutane

i reccomend heading over to r/asianbeauty
a common thing glosses over in western skin care is the use of layers for moisturizing. The one and done technique works for some, but not everyone. Asian skin care focuses on layers of light hydration from different hydrating toners, essences, serums and a final heavier cream. Using serums or hydrating toners before your main moisturizer like cerave is a great option to boost moisture content in your skin.

Ingredients like Hyaluronic acid is something to look for- its a humecant that can hold 1000 times in it weight in water- as a result instead of just keeping existing moisture in your skin like many moisturizers- it brings more moisture into the skin from the lower part of the epidermis or the environment around your skin.

For you however- if you do not want to go that route- i strongly reccomend a 5% urea cream like Euricins
urea will do the best job at getting rid of those flakes and scalyness- as a it helps dissolve keratin overloads.

If you want the best of both worlds - you could combine that moisturizer with a hydrating toner or essense underneath- like this Hada Labo Lotion or this Hada Labo Gel
that could also layer nicely under your thicker moiosturizer

in asian skin care the word lotion is used instead of toner. Toners(aka lotions) in asian skin care are not like western astringent ones- they are slightly liquidy and offer a great calming boost of moisture under your main moisturizer.

Sorry for the wall of text!

Moisturizing doest just have to be one step- using layers helps alot through serums, essences and toners.

u/nailgirlblog · 4 pointsr/tretinoin

Be very, very, very patient. Improvements will probably not be seen until after 6 weeks. Also take it slow.

I use Cetaphil Gentle Facewash in the morning, followed by a couple of layers of Hada Labo Lotion/Toner, then a gel moisturizer, then SPF. I don't wear anything less than SPF 50.

In the PM, I use an oil cleanser, then Cetaphil, then tret. Then I use a few layers of the same Hada Labo toner before sealing in with my evening moisturizer mixed with a few drops of rosehip. I also usually apply a layer of Papaw ointment (basically fruity vaseline) which helps a lot

u/meakbot · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You can get a [Hyaluronic Acid toner] ( for ~$20 (one drop is enough for one application...a bottle lasts a very long time)

And [Vitamin C serum] ( for ~$15 This bottle has lasted me up to 2 months

u/NikoTesla · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Not AB, but Avene Cicalfate is my dry skin HG product (I feel like I should be getting a commission from them...). Also really love Missha's Time Rev Essence mask - but it's pricey for a mask IMO.

I also totally second the hada labo gokuhyun lotion recommendation. Total game changer when paired with Avene Cicalfate.

u/renegadeangel · 3 pointsr/Hypothyroidism

I have Hashimoto's and really dry skin (my scalp is horrible, too). The digestive issues could be a factor, if you're not really absorbing nutrients properly. Paleo is good for you, in-general, but I think it moreso works with "clearing up" skin, like with acne, rosacea, and so-on. I recently started getting into Asian skincare, as they focus on lots of light layers of hydration. My skin used to scale and flake, but now it's nice and soft!

I use a low PH face wash only once a day. Too much cleansing can rid your skin of it's natural oils. I swap between this Cerave cleanser and this Hada Labo one. Then I use this lotion (which is more of like a serum) and this gel moisturizer.

I'd suggest reading into the science behind humectants, occlusives, and emollients. Example, you can use a lotion, but if it doesn't have any type of occlusive ingredients, the product and all the moisture will just evaporate/dissipate; it needs something to seal it in. And as much as Asian skincare seems like a million steps, you can really work with just 3 or so products.

u/MOOOOOOOOON · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty
u/Betulaceae · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

For flaking skin, I love to read /u/Sharkus_Reincarnus 's blog posts. She is on tretinoin too and talks a lot about hydrating skincare products. Here is her routine specifically for tretinoin, and another post about tretinoin skincare.

For me, I have heard great things about rosehip oil added into nighttime creams to boost moisturization(I made this word up). I use it sometimes but sometimes I think it is TOO heavy but YMMV.

I do think AHA is better for surface exfoliation, and is usually the best product for CC's. Especially good for a tretinoin face to consider yourself dry-skinned anyway.

For PIH, introducing more products with niacinamide would be great for skin, and hydrating! I use the Scinic AIO Honey Ampoule and Cerave PM, both are economical products that contain niacinamide at the same time!

Ooo and as for Hada Labo I use their Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion and like it a lot! I use it a hydrating toner after doing all my actives. I (like to) think it plumps my skin up and makes product absorption easier in the rest of my rotuine

u/alba84 · 3 pointsr/acne

My skin is very oily and I have hormonal acne and PIH due to the cysts. I've seen a derm and she prescribed me some things that I'm combining with others I've found and tried for the last months. So far, the things that aren't expensive and are improving the general look of my face and controlling oiliness are:

  • Avene micellar water (as make up remover)
  • Alepo soap. You can buy it in natural shops and it helps to keep the oil under control. I wash my face at night with it.
  • Aztec healing clay mask with apple cider vinegar. This is so great. I use it once a week and add some drops of Tea Tree Oil and it leaves my skin very smooth and helps with the occasional pimple.
  • Tea tree oil pure. I use this mixed with masks and moisturizer. Is strong so just one drop sometimes stings, but is worth it.
  • Isdin Acniben repair. The only moisturizer that I find suits me and doesn't break me out. Is gel texture, very nice.
  • Sr Skincare Vitamin C Serum 10%. I use it in the morning after washing my face. I feel my PIH is better but I've just bought The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% here if you want to check, the concentration is higher and the brand seem to be serious, I don't know how it will go though...
  • Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Lotion. I bought it here It last forever and is waterish. I read in a redditor's blog, this one, that it had helped him a lot and I've been using it for a month, no break outs and really, my face is much better with my new routine. Btw that blog has a lot of good tips.
  • I also use Cosrx BHA blackhead Power liquid as exfoliator and Klairs preparation supple toner to balance my skin ph, those are more expensive though. When I have a cyst or a pimple I use DUAC, it was prescribed by my derm and you need a prescription, I was using Epiduo before and it dried out my face, so the derm told me that is the most gentle BP formulation.

    Good luck, btw, I'm a girl not "sir" lol.

u/SpiritSnake · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Sooo the first thing that stood out to me was the Neutrogena toner and my only response to that is - stop that. I used to use it when I was younger and god it was horrible. It has a ton of alcohol, so it totally strips your face. If you have a "tight and dry" feeling, products with a lot of alcohol only make things worse and irritate your face.

If you want to use something to wipe down with after cleansing, I'd suggest a micellar water. Garnier makes a popular one (in the pink bottle) that's really reasonably priced and that I'd recommend.

If you're concerned with closed comedones, an AHA would serve you well. Paula's Choice makes a popular one, but I've also heard good things about Mizon's AHA (bonus: it's cheaper). Make sure you use a good sunscreen with AHA! It makes your skin photosensitive, so broad spectrum sunscreen is mandatory every day (otherwise it'll accelerate the aging of your skin).

To increase hydration, I'd recommend using a hydrating toner before applying moisturiser. Hydration should plump your skin a bit and reduce signs of aging. I love the Hada Labo toner and apply it after I've used my BHA/AHA (after a 20 minute wait) to a damp face (I typically spritz with plain water or aloe vera juice). I wait for it to dry a bit and then apply a moisturiser and it works super well.

Vitamin C serums are excellent for anti-aging. Unfortunately, they tend to be unstable - they're best kept in a dark area, away from heat and light and optimally, in the fridge. However, if you'd still like to give it a go, OST's vit C serum is popular. Wrap the bottle in aluminum foil and it should keep longer. Signs to tell if it's gone off is a change in colour (goes dark) and smell (sour, funky). You should use it right after cleansing and then wait about 15 - 20 minutes before continuing with the rest of your routine.

Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions. (:

u/PuddleOfSunshine · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

If you need any more suggestions, I feel like Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer is a good middle ground. Clinique DDML is too shiny for me during the day time and DDMG isn't moisturizing enough. If your skin feels dehydrated with any moisturizer that isn't a bit oily, I'd recommend layering a hydrating liquid product like Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Lotion underneath a light moisturizer that has the finish you like.

u/PoroSashimi · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It really depends on your skin and how intensive your workout is. Some people are very prone to sweating; combined with make-up they end up with clogged skin/pores. However, if you feel like you won't sweat too much/not prone to skin clogging then you should be fine. I personally would never exercise with make-up on (then again I don't really exercise, period. lol).

If I am actually to get off my lazy ass and exercise I would do something like this:

  1. Use a oil cleanser first to remove your make-up and other oil soluble impurities

  2. Use a regular pH balanced cleanser to remove the remaining residue and water solubles. (These two steps is called double cleansing)

  3. If you have dry skin, use a light hydrating toner to slightly moisturize yourself. A hydrating toner is very different from the regular toner. You pat it into your skin instead of wiping it off. I recommend Hadalabo's Gokujyun Lotion. It says "lotion" but it is a hydrating toner with a watery, see-through texture instead of a creamy, white "lotion".

  4. Exercise! HA!^as^if

  5. Wash my face with just water in the shower, probably with my trusty konjac sponge

  6. Rest of my normal routine (vitamin c, hydrating toner, a thicker serum, (face mask if I'm feeling fancy), moisturizer, sleeping pack/occlusive. <-Your own routine don't need to be this long!
u/valentinedoux · 3 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

Esthetician in training here.

That was a shitty tip. Who tells a client that you're not moisturizing enough and that's it?

You may think your skin is hydrated but breakouts, sebum buildup, redness and oil slick indicate compromised barrier due to excessive exfoliation and lack of moisture. OCM will not change anything.

You need to cut back on exfoliators. Use Pixi Glow Night Serum or Pixi Glow Glow Tonic (it's 5% glycolic acid BTW) every other night or Pixi Glow Enzyme Exfoliator twice a week. Differin Gel isn't for spot treatment. It's a preventative treatment for acne and wrinkles. Don't use Differin and AHAs together. AHAs can deactivate retinol/tretinoin.

Stop using oil-free, oil control and matte moisturizers because it often contains silica, alcohol, salicylic acid and etc. It will cause your oil production to go into overdrive to compensate for the lack of moisture. Switch your moisturizer to La Roche Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer or Stratia Liquid Gold. They contain niacinamide which can balance sebum production, reduce redness and acne. Use Aquaphor Healing Ointment to seal your moisturizer in at night to prevent water loss and repair your barrier.

Use La Roche Posay Toleriane Purifying Cleanser in the PM and drop La Roche Posay Effaclear cleanser from your routine. If you want OCM, please consider double cleansing with OCM and LRP Toleriane Purifying Cleanser or oil cleanser with an emulsifier to rinse off after washing. Wash your face with water in the morning. No cleansers because you want to preserve your natural moisture that rebuilds overnight. It's essential to keep your skin healthy.

You should consider switching your Thayers toner to one of the products in your routine to improve your moisture barrier: Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Toner or Cosrx Advanced Snail Mucin Power Essence.

u/isotala · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Exactly that - I find it works best over a face mist so that it can use the moisture from the mist. I used to have very flaky skin in winter and a.combination of mist/hylauronic acid and a gentle chemical exfoliator have pretty much stopped that altogether.
There's lots of hylauronic acid products out there. I really like the Hada Lado one:

After cleansing in the morning I spritz my face with a mist and then wipe some of the Hada Labor lotion over the top with a cotton wool pad before applying moisturiser. I haven't used The Ordinary's HA but it gets good reviews and could be a cheap way of trying it out.

u/lnn501 · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Maybe your exfoliator is too rough? Sometimes I find that a gentle chemical exfoliator is better for removing dry skin. Have you ever used asian skincare? Those products are usually effective and frequently affordable. I use the Secret Key Lemon D Toc peel and it's great for taking off dead skin without leaving damage. As far as a moisturizer, I tried this one today and really liked it. As you can see, its very highly rated.

Lemon Peel:

u/ajj0061 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Until you find something, I would use your PC's invisible finish moisture gel mixed with some drops of oil. Sunflower, safflower, and hemp seed are supposed to be noncomedogenic. It just may be moisturizing enough when you top it with Vaseline.

Or you could try layering a moisturizing serum or toner before hand as well, like Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner

or Rohto Hadalabo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion or Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel could try

JOSIE MARAN Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil

FRESH Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil or really just some of any oil for that matter...

I tried my best...I realize now how few options you have! Hope you figure it out! Update us when you do! :)

u/electricpixies · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Oh, dear. I have a few questions.

  1. I patch tested the Queen Helene masque a few days ago. Love how it degunked the SFs off my nose. Did not love the fact that my cheeks became flaky. When I ran my finger across my skin, the dead skin started balling up and falling off (it did take a fair amount of pressure, though). Is this normal when using a face mask?

  2. I'm currently using a moisturizer by Clean & Clear. I like how light it feels, but 2-3 hours after I've applied it, my nose still gets oily as fuck. Vaseline on top at night doesn't seem to work. Should I ditch it?

  3. What's the difference between the Hada Labo Moist and Smooth Lotion? Can either be used on their own as a moisturizer?
u/chibi_aily · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I think your skin may be reacting to over exfoliation, hence the new spots. You mentioned that your skin was clearer without the AHA. Try using Stridex once every 3 days, and see if new ones stop forming. I would be gentle with your skin. (I speak from experience--I was using too much Differin a few days ago and had two very large cystic spots form on my cheeks. Plus my face was burning whenever I put anything on it, like Cerave PM...after I stopped using Differin for 2 days, my face would no longer burn when I moisturized. I will only be using Differin once a week now.)

Since you're in a desert/dry climate, first and foremost focus on keeping your skin moisturized. Your moisture barrier needs to repair before you introduce actives to it. It could be breaking out because its so irritated. Here's a link on Reddit about the importance of maintaining a healthy moisture barrier!

If your skin is oily/dehydrated (my skin type), focus on layering light layers of hydration. After you wash your face, gently pat dry with a clean towel, and apply a hydrating toner like Thayer's Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel and following up with a hyaluronic acid moisturizing toner/lotion/serum. Hada Labo products are very popular amongst the /r/AsianBeauty community. The hyaluronic acid will help draw moisture to your skin. More on the science of HA here.

I do want to state that as always, your mileage may vary (YMMV) with these products. But since we have similar breakouts, I do think irritation and lack of proper hydration may be at the root of your breakouts. Patch test the products above to see if you react to them. Good luck!

u/cactusflowerbloom · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I need help with the ever mysterious Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion.

I purchased a decant of "Hadalabo Gokujyun Premium Lotion" and I think I like it? I can't really tell, but it seems to be a popular hydrating toner and I can take all the hydration I can get, haha.

Looking on amazon I see Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion and [Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist] ( Are these different? are they different then the "premium" version I've been trying?

Is a toner even needed?! Or should I just go straight to essences and serums?! haha

u/RadicalChic · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I haven't had any issues with dryness since I started using Hadalaba Hyaluronic Acid Lotion and TonyMoly Avocado Rich Cream together.

u/ISwearImAGirl · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

The Hadalabo. This is the one I used. I've used the witch hazel for weeks without issue, so that wasn't it

u/monobolical · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I used a lot of acne face cleansers only to realize that they messed up my skin barrier (my face was really oily and prone to white heads)! My current AM face routine is Laneige White Plus Renew Bubble Cleanser followed by Missha FTE (currently testing this), Laneige White Plus Renew Emulsion + Essence. At night I cleanse first with DHC's Cleansing Oil, and then the same routine as AM but I seal in my moisturizers with Vaseline. After about three weeks of this routine, my face is no longer producing massive amounts of oil (although I still have residual hyperpigmentation and some white heads, hoping it'll be clearer in another week or two!)

If you're looking for cheaper moisturizers, Hada Labo makes a nice toner and lotion which I found to be quite useful (although it didn't agree with my skin in the long run. I've also had good results with Hadanomy Collagen line for cheap moisture! It seems a little counter-intuitive, but give yourself about a month trying out a new regime and see if that works better for you. Sunscreen is also very important, make sure you wear it every day even if it's overcast. I would also reiterate /u/herezy by focusing on skincare first before makeup! Good luck :)! It's frustrating at first but once you settle into a routine that works for you it's pretty amazing.

u/buttercup_prncss · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I know the impulse is to do a big order to save on shipping, but I think it's also ok to do several smaller shipments. You can't use everything at once anyway. Ideally, you should be introducing new products little-by-little. Maybe one new product a week, so you can test to see if your skin likes it. Also, you can order samples of a lot of the more popular products, so you can test that way too.

Since your skin is only sensitive sometimes, I guess you'll have to decide how much you want to baby your skin. For me, I would want to choose products that are more for sensitive skin when there's a choice. But you might know better how much you need to do this.

For cleansers, I like the Banila Co. I have sensitive skin, and I am ok with the regular one. The Purity version actually has some herbal ingredients that I wasn't sure would work for me. The BioDerma water looks good, and I think it could work as your step 1 to remove makeup. Cleansing oils are nice too. You could get a few samples of these. DHC is olive oil based and should work for sensitive skin unless olive oil happens to break you out. (You might not know until you try.) The Innisfree, Skin Food and Face Shop cleansing oils are all pretty popular, but scented.

For toners, the Mizon is the one I've heard of most. It might be good for acne, but not sure if it will work for dryer skin. For masks, the Skin Food one is popular. There's a black sugar strawberry one that people like. For eye cream, I would go for the Kiehl's or Mizon because of the snails.

For treatment, I have the C20 Vitamin C but haven't used it yet. I would try to buy some samples of the Innisfree. Missha ampoule and essence are popular as well.

You might want to hold off a little on the AHA/BHA's until you get a settled routine and your skin is more moisturized. The Mizon AIO is not a real moisturizer from what I understand. It's kind of a treatment and goes on before your other steps. A little different. You can order samples of the Starfish Cream pretty easily.

Too Cool for School has a pumpkin sleeping pack that people like. Also, people seem to like Mizon Good Night Sleeping Pack. But Laneige is said to be nice too.

You might want to add in Hada Labo lotion. It's popular around here and works a little like a serum. Not a lotion as we think of it. You may need an extra lotion or cream at some point, but those are usually easier to find in non AB if you need. Have fun!

u/lanalg5 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Routine Question:

I've been using this Hyaluronic Acid on my neck and around my eyes for a while but I want to start using it on my entire face as I'm feeling bit dull and dehydrated. I'm just not sure where I would fit it in my morning and evening routine especially with the Clindamycin lotion that I'm using.


Wash with Cerave Foaming, pat dry

Clindamycin lotion on cheeks (prescription)

Paula's Choice Hydralight Shine Free with spf


MAC Cleanse Off Oil to remove any makeup

Wash with Cerave Foaming, pat dry

Paula's Choice 2% BHA gel or liquid

Paula's Choice Anti-aging Clear Skin Hydrator

u/redith4 · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

just to be sure.. this is what you guys are talking about?

u/kawausokoi · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Your sweat has antimicrobial properties to it. The main one is the gene Dermcidin which encodes an antimicrobial peptide that is excreted in human sweat.

It may be your hot showers and over-cleansing that are doing it. Try bringing the temperature down as far as you can stand it. I know how great a hot shower feels after a workout, but my skin just goes all to hell if I indulge myself. Does your gym have a hot tub? Heat does help with muscle recovery and I've found that sitting in the hot tub (as long as it is 101-105 F, any hotter is straight up awful) for 10 minutes gets me the relaxing heat I want from a hot shower but keeps my face out of danger. This may not work for you if your back has a tendency to breakout badly.

If you're going to hot tub often, I recommend a more gentle body wash like Eucerin's Skin Calming Body Wash and a light moisturizer like Hada Labo.

Since it sounds like you've been drying your skin out with all the washing and heat, I highly recommend using the Hada Labo linked above and/or their lighter lotion that's really more like a toner. This one is ultra light and watery. I use it like a toner before the milky Hada Labo.

I also remove my sunscreen and whatever buildup may have occurred during the day with micellar water before working out.

u/EgregiousWeasel · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I like to pat a little bit of hyaluronic acid lotion (I use Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion) on my lips when they're really dry. When it's fully absorbed, I put some aquaphor on top. The next day my lips will exfoliate a little more than usual, but they'll be soft. I use the HA lotion morning and evening, so it's not an issue to put a bit on my lips at the same time.

u/-diyana · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Where do you buy hada lobo's light lotion? I tried finding the light version to purchase in Canada, but it's like $100 on whereas the normal version is only $12 on
Edit: is this the right item?

u/pig-newton · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This "lotion" from Hada Labo is the standard. I love it because your can use it for so many things. I use it on my face, scalp and cuticles. The trick it to use it when your skin it still damp because humectants draw moisture to themselves and if it's super dry, the moisture they draw could be from your skin. Using it on damp skin fixes this though. I used quotation marks because this is called a lotion but it's actually a hydrating toner. Hope this helps!

u/zena-marie · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Do you use a primer?? I've used this one and the difference it makes in cakeyness is huuuge. That combined with following everything up with a setting spray made my foundation look pretty amazing on the special occasions I would put on makeup. I also believe I've come across a few posts touting the benefits of a beauty blender for the poreless look.

Now, onto your routine....

I have consulted with the skincare gods, (lol, read the ingredients) and concluded that that cleanser maaay be an issue as it contains fragrance which can definitely be irritating and as /u/firefox7275 mentioned, can contribute to flakes. An optimum cleanser for dry and sensitive skin would have no fragrance, SLS or be too high on the pH scale. This is the one I use and love because it ticks alll the boxes. Highly recommended. Maybe, since you have dry patches, you'll want to refrain from cleaning more than once a day. Complete and proper makeup removal is also a big deal for preventing skin irritation. Because most makeup is made for longwear, they can be difficult for a cleanser to entirely remove. A cold cream specifically for this purpose, followed by a gentle cleanser should make a thorough job of it. Whatever moisturizer you choose to follow up with would ideally not contain fragrance as well. Layering a serum with hyaluronic acid like this one underneath your moisturizer is a winning bet for extra hydration as hyaluronic acid is able to draw a crazy amount of moisture to the top layer of your skin (I like to apply it to moist skin). Don't be scared by the 'acid' part - it is not an exfoliant and will not induce shedding! Some more hardcore subscribers here sleep with a thin layer of vaseline on their face to prevent evaporation of their moisturizer over in the night (slug life!). I've never been able to manage it for very long, but a few nights of healing for your skin probably wouldn't hurt. And finally, to get rid of excess flakes in a completely gentle and non-abrasive manner, there is nothing more satisfying that will leave your skin more smooth and susceptible to optimum absorption of moisturizers than a konjac sponge. Mmmmmy word, the difference they make is's just not right. They need to be replaced every three months and to be hung up to dry after each use (they come with a little string attached) to prevent mold growth inside but my god, I would give them to everybody I know for christmas if..i hadn't already ordered them in mass from china on ebay and already done exactly that months ago.... >.>. Anyways, hope this helps!

u/14-07-2017 · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I bought this hadolabo from amazon back in February but never used it. I want to test it now but realise my packaging doesn't look like that but instead this.

According to amazon I definitely bought it from the first link however the packaging isn't the same. So what do i have? haha but more importantly would you trust it?

u/IrisThrowsLikeAGirl · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

My routine isn't perfect right now, my skin still feels dehydrated and sensitive but it is definitely helping. It doesn't burn half as much as it used to, looks better, and I sometimes can notice a difference in it feeling dry and tight vs. the constant stinging feeling I used to get.

The hadalabo products i've added in very recently and are excellent and cheap

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AM:<br />
Cleanser: LRP Toleriane Cleanser<br />
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Moisturizer:<br />
When face is still wet but not dripping use HadaLabo Gokujyn Lotion (NOT the light lotion)<br /><br />
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Followed by:<br />
Cera ve PM<br />
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Cera ve moisturizing cream in the tub<br />
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LRP Lipikar (this is technically a body cream but the derm gave me some samples and told me it would be good for my skin.  It is thick and a nice top later moisturizer)<br />
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Little bit of aquaphor on forehead and around cheek/brow bones (this is awkward as I have bangs but they are short bangs)<br />
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PM routine, the same, maybe no facewash, just water, with much more aquaphor.<br />
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I also recently started using sheet masks, I can highly recommend the hadalabo gokujyn sheet masks as well.  If you use them after washing your face and applying the hadalabo lotion, they absorb very quickly and make your skin feel amazing afterwards.  Seriously, order some sheet masks.  You will not be disappointed.<br />
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This routine isn't perfect and I plan on posting it for feedback soon.  Cera ve is great but I'm looking for something stronger that I can also afford (If you can afford it look into the cheryl lee cream,  Someone recently described it to me as Cera Ve on steroids).  I'm using the PM as well as the cream because it absorbs really easily (something my skin has issues with) and as a way to get Niacinamide into my skin as well.<br />
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Aquaphor is great.  Initially I was using just cera ve and the LRP, after a few months I finally bought aquaphor.  After two weeks of aquaphor I noticed that my moisturizer began to absorb much much faster than it had before.  (My skin is very bad at absorbing moisture, no matter how dry and painful it feels)<br />
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I would definitely consider looking at the LRP cleanser, aquaphor and the hadalabo products.  All are fairly inexpensive and accessible online.  The LRP cleanser is probably the most expensive (I bought mine for 23CAD$) but i use like half a pea size amount to wash my face so I feel like it will last me a very long time, probably past its expiration date :p.
u/_ihavemanynames_ · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Damn, that sucks...

Hm. The only thing I can think of (besides buying another new moisturizer) is washing with water only, then putting the spectro on damp skin and layering vaseline over it at night. Also, adding mixing a drop of pure glycerin into the spectro in your hand can really help to get some extra moisture into your skin.

Finally, you could consider adding the Hada Labo lotion to your routine (under your moisturizer) - eBay has 30ml packages that are a cheap way of trying them out.

u/chiquita-banana · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I use Rohto Hadalabo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion before I apply La Roche-Posay Toleriane Fluid. I don't get the flaky nose, but the reason I use the hyaluronic acid lotion is it "serves as the foundation to your moisturizing routine"- that's the product description and I really find it to be true. Using those two products leaves my skin feeling dewy.

u/friendlypegasus · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

So I have a few suggestions, because my skin used to be exactly like yours. I realized that after getting my basic skincare routine down that my skin isn't actually oily, it was just the products I use (which may be a different scenario for you) but I do have to take a lot of measures to combat my dehydrated skin. I also have redness that once required full-coverage foundation and now I wear tinted moisturizer to just even out my super mild redness. This is my routine:


Mario Badescu Keratoplast Cream Soap. This is less of a true cleanser in the way that it won't really work at removing makeup, but it is really fantastic at soothing redness/any irritation and making my skin feel super soft.

I then use Etude House 10-in-1 House Wonder Pore Freshener. This is a new addition that I really like for sebum control and pores. Not a neccessity for you it seems like, but I figured I'd suggest it. It's a toner. I find it actually works for me, when in in the past I'd use a toner and be like ok..... this is doing nothing, lol.

Then I use Nature Republic New Soothing Moisture Aloe Vear GEL 92% moisturizer. LOVE this for soothing redness and providing some serious hydration! I was really worried about this being sticky, especially because I have an aversion to textures sometimes, but I actually really like this. I know a lot of people say you shouldn't use stuff from jars, but I find that as long as I continue to see results, the jar continues to work for me. I just switched to this from the Clinique gel moisturizer and not only is the price decrease amazing, but I saw/felt results so quickly!!

For days that I know I need extra hydration in the AM (i.e., winter), I use Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion prior to my moisturizer.

Last morning step is sunscreen - I just switched from a western sunscreen to Missha All-around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel Spf30/pa++ and I really like it, and that'll help your redness, too.

Cleanse with First Aid Beauty cleanser. I really like this, but I find it to be on-par with most cleansers, although this is gentler for sensitive skin.

Every other day: Too Cool for School Egg Mouse Pack. LOVE THIS. Improves brightness/radiance and gives hydration.

After I get out of the shower, I use the toner I mentioned above.

Cosrx BHA. Some say it reduced their redness, but I found it just helped with sebum/blackheads. I like Stridex better as a BHA, honestly.

I use the Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion every night, and follow with my moisturizer I mentioned above. I'm currently searching for a good night cream, I used Eucerin anti-redness prior and I didn't like it very much.

Throughout the week, I'll use the First Aid Beauty
Skin Rescue Purifying Mask With Red Clay
, which I really like, but since you're on a budget I'd say it could wait. I find it reduces redness but works best for blemish control. I also use Tony Moly sheet masks, particularly ones that combat redness/dehydration.

Overall, if you could only afford 1/2 products, I would most recommend the Mario Badescu and the moisturizer I mentioned - but I also would highly recommend the Hado Labo lotion regardless due to your severe dehydeation.

u/mastiii · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I think you can use something simple like this with those masks. I'm sure there are lots of others as well. I'm sure /r/asianbeauty has suggestions!

u/schadenfreude13 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

I had exactly the same problem! My CeraVe cream seemed to wear off after about 2 hours before feeling tight. If you want to dabble in /r/asianbeauty, try Hado Labo Hyaluronic Acid lotion - it's called a lotion but is more of a clear liquid so it goes on before moisturizer to boost the hydration.

u/meg0neurotHe11 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

the differrin is probably just overdrying your face so its tight and dehydrated. what moisturizer do you use? are you open to using lighter layers for extra hydration? so something with hyaluronic acid in the morning before your moisturizer. and then at night, add in that hyaluronic before you moisturize. Lots of people use and like the Hada Labo toner and you would just apply a couple of drops of this after cleansing and let that sink in and then moisturize as normal. Another option is The Ordinary's HA serum

u/831106 · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Hi! Welcome to AsianBeauty :)

The absolute first thing I can recommend you look at is this post by our resident starfish jiggler /u/sharkus_reincarnus! There's so much good information here about what an asian skincare regimen looks like and how to get started building yours.

Generally we recommend you start with a sunscreen, and since you have quite dry skin you might want to look for a moisturizer too. Hadalabo UV Whitening Emulsion is a really nice basic sunscreen that is also quite moisturizing.

You mentioned hyaluronic acid, which is actually a fantastic ingredient for dry skin. Despite being called an "acid," it's actually incredibly moisturizing and works as a humectant, which means it draws moisture in from its surroundings and keeps it trapped on your skin. Many people here swear by Hadalabo's hyaluronic acid products like the Super Hyaluronic Acid Face Moisturizing Lotion, which works as a light moisturizer. Hadalabo products in general have very simple and gentle ingredient lists so this might be a good place to start.

Keep in mind that with patch testing, building up to a full routine can take a very long time! It's quite tempting to go out and buy a ton of products and start slapping them on your face but this can cause all sorts of problems if you have a bad reaction to anything.

Also a note about sea creatures: Snail mucin is harvested without harming the snails at all. Starfish is the other popular sea creature around here, and they're actually considered a huge pest in many fisheries and are culled quite frequently, so no starfish are being killed specifically for use in cosmetics. I have no idea if that changes your opinion on those ingredients or not, but I thought I would mention it! :)

u/Ketchupbunny · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty



and here


and also here for prime. you can filter your search to look for prime sellers. that is all did to find these.

u/facingthewinter · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Do you know the difference between the HL you linked and the HL Rhoto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid lotion? Link

I’m new to SCA but I see HL everywhere and bought this one, I can’t tell what the difference is though :(

u/ShineDalgarno · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It sounds like we have similar skin issues. As a night time moisturizer, my skin loves Hadalabo Hyaluronic Acid Lotin topped with plain old Vaseline. The ingredients are all very mild and my face is soft and supple every morning. For me, it's too shiny to wear in public, so I'm still searching for my ideal daytime moisturizer.

u/ABnoobdude · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I'm interested in buying the Hadalabo lotion but there are two different versions being offered on Amazon:

The older version (more expensive)

The newer version

Is there any benefit in buying the older version?

u/commatogod · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

That's great! It's an amazing moisturizer and the skin recovery toner is wonderful. There are a couple hylauronic serums recommended and I've tried two of them so far 1. The Hado Labo ( is loved by a lot of people in the sub. I personally broke out from it, but from what I've read my experience is atypical. 2. Gardens of wisdom's this has not broken me out and I can finally see the "plumpness" people talk about and I love not waking up with dry skin :).

u/ToastyTheToastening · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

For for products with hyaluronic acid in it Hada Labo is your friend. They have a [hydrating hyaluronic acid toner] ( and facial wash that is loved in this sub. They also have a HA sheet masks, sunscreen, moisterizer and oil cleanser so you could technically make an entire routine with products with HA in them!

u/cityred · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

I just bought this and it's better than any other moisturizer I've tried, because they all kind of sting a bit. It's hydrating but not oily or pore clogging. I cannot believe I am trying it so late, but better late than never!;amp;psc=1&amp;amp;redirect=true&amp;amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

u/Maplebee92 · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Linked to the Amazon UK one!

This is the one I'd recommend as you have oily skin. There is an orange bottle which is the premium version for extra hydration. But given it's coming up to summer as well I think you're better off starting with the original.

u/JusKnowThat · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Is this the Hada Labo product that everyone talks about on here?;amp;psc=1&amp;amp;redirect=true&amp;amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

or is it this one?

I've only ordered electronics, books, etc from Amazon, never a face product. It's legit and safe? Do you guys order it from somewhere else?

And even though it's a toner, can I substitute it as a moisturizer since my skin doesn't have any issues with dryness?


u/0100110101101010 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddictionUK

I had the same problem for a while. I now use Hadalabo Hyaluronic Acid serum for hydration (the Asian beauty peeps love it), in conjunction with Neutrogena oil free moisturiser.

u/lgbtqbbq · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

That one displayed as $72.00 for me!

This should yield a better price, it ships Prime for $17.80.

u/lemilyslemons · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've found that AB products are AMAZING for hydration. I'm now about three weeks in with Hado Labo Hyaluronic lotion -- not a lotion by Western standards, it's a slightly viscous watery texture--and have been amazed at how happy and hydrated my skin is. I apply it after BHA, before moisturizer.

u/MsMessica · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Oh :/ This product by the same company is a hyaluronic acid lotion I found on amazon Canada. It's also available on which ships to Canada.

u/elisaz91 · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I use the Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion, so the "normal" one (this:, and I find it very liquid! I don't know if it's something objective or not ^^ I use the CosRX 96 Essence too and i love it, but that's an essence, while Hada Labo HA is a toner! So, much lighter but deep-going!

u/Jaffakake · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Where does Hado Labo Lotion go in the routine? I've seen differing information on when "lotions" should be applied.

u/xXBootyQuakeXx · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hello! I just got all my products in the mail but I want to be clear about the order I will use them in at night. Any suggestions are welcome.

u/SteamyPop · 1 pointr/BeautyAddiction

This is the American version of hada labo. They are the same company but this is their US line. I think you are looking for this. Hope this helps!;amp;sr=8-3&amp;amp;pi=SY200_QL40

u/werhiu24102 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I have been using hadalabo face wash, [lotion] (;amp;amp;robot_redir=1) (toner in US), and [milky lotion] (;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;robot_redir=1) (moisturizer in US) for more than 2 months now and so far they've been working great. In the past, I used to use products from the dermatologist due to my SUPER acne-prone, sensitive skin but after switching to hadalabo, I hardly get acne at all.

u/tomathoe · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I already posted a question this week but i'm back with one more:

I recently purchased this "toner" and an AHA. I've read that you're supposed to put toner on before an AHA, should I still follow that rule in this situation?

I'm just a lil confused because according to Amazon comments, the toner I bought isn't really a toner but hyaluronic acid.

Also worried about somehow giving myself a chemical burn by combining acids because i'm not sure how chemical burns work :,)

u/maenad-bish · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

For the dehydrated skin, I highly recommend a product formulated around hyaluronic acid. I really like one by Hado Labo. Keeps the skin supple.

My HG moisturizer, which has been great for my acne-prone skin, is DDF Ultra lite Moisturizing Dew. Of course run it through CosDNA and make sure it doesn't include any of your personal acne triggers. It's heaven on my skin.

u/Averiella · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Currently I'm switching my routine up. Let me outline what I WANT and what I AM using

Want (in this order, unless it should go in a different order):

Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil for removing makeup

A new cleanser (unknown)

NEUTROGENA Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Daily Leave-on Mask for benzoyl peroxide

Differin Gel for.. differin!

The Ordinary Niacinamide for, you guessed it, niacinamide, since my new cleanser won't have it like my old cerave does.

Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion as a hydrating serum

Clinic Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief as a moisturizing gel

What I'm using now as I transition from old routine to new:

Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil

CeraVe Foaming Cleanser (too drying, which is why I'm switching)

Differin Gel

Clinic Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

S.W. Basics 3 Ingredient Cream

The problem: I'm using the clinic moisture surge right after differin, and holy shit there is some serious burning and turning my face red as fuck. The first time it didn't really burn doing this combo, and neither have burned on their own, just when I mix them. Since then it has burned worse and worse, but I've also put it on sooner and sooner after differin since my skin is dry as fuck (from the damn cleanser). I'm sure if I let the differin sit longer it will likely not burn, but I want to make sure I'm not doing something very wrong because my skin burns and is hot to the touch and red and just very unhappy if I'm not careful. Really I just don't want this to be like when you combine niacinamide and vitamin c and get niacide or whatever it is.

If there is any other problems in the routine I desire to maintain, please let me know. Thanks for all your help, I love you all.

u/im_ellewoods · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Lotion (toner) is a HG for many on this sub. Personally, it was meh for me. I'd recommend Klairs Supple Prep toner, it's great. If you have dry skin, try the 7 skin method with it. It's pricey, though, Hada Labo is a drugstore product (edit: okay, apparently I remembered the price wrong, lol, it's on sale on Wishtrend, you might try it if you like). If you want, I'll expand more on why I like Supple Prep and why I prefer it to Hada.
Many swear by Kiku-Masamune lotion (toner) and Cezanne and Rosette products (they contain HA). You'll get the gist of what's recommended and why from the sidebar links. Oh, and Dr. Jart products. Ceramidin Liquid is popular and other products in the line.
The ingredients that work are basically the same as with Western skincare as far as hydration goes. Glycerin, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, ceramides (+cholesterol+phytosphingosine; you can read up on ceramides here ), the likes. I think snail secretion is supposed to be hydrating but I haven't used it yet so I'm not sure, you'll need to research that.
Just a heads up, butylene glycol is used a lot in AB products and it breaks some people out.
Personally, I avoid HA because I have a suspicion it breaks me out though I'm not sure how it's supposed to work. Lately I've been thinking if it's not butylene glycol.
edit: Hada Labo lotion
Klairs Supple Prep

u/vananners · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Aloe is really great as a additive, but it is not moisturizing on it's own. Have you checked out the Korean Beauty subreddit? There are some fantastic recs on there that focus on dehydrated skin. It really does require special ingredients, like glycerin and hyaluronic acid. I LOVED the toners from Hada Labo for this. There's one called a Hyaluronic Acid Lotion (which is just a toner) that is fantastic:;amp;psc=1

u/ghostforest · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I'm using a Japanese essence this one and I use either of these moisturizers from MUAC: for rosacea or for advanced repair. You can get tester sizes of their moisturizers to that you can see if you react to them. I react to a ton of things, so the ability to get testers is critical for me. They also have 25-30% off sales every couple of months via their Facebook page, so you can get the products for less. I've also shopped at Sephora for the same reason - I can get testers to check if my skin reacts. It reacts even to products designed for sensitive skin, so I have to see if they work for me before plunking down the cash (I finally learned this after many years of collecting jars of things that I used only a few times before realizing they set off my skin).

u/persapphone · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty;amp;psc=1 This is not a fake, is it? I mean, it's sold by Amazon (and was recced here).

u/moistnessisbeautiful · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Is this the one you're talking about? Its a toner right?

u/sangrette · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hello! Welcome to AsianBeauty!

I would agree with /u/zhene about the Epiduo. It seems that Epiduo is both a retinoid and exfoliant, so we would include it in the "actives" part of our skincare routine lineup, which you can read more about here since AB involves a lot of layering of products anyway. For actives, it's best to wash your face, then wait about 10-15 minutes before applying, then wait for another ~20 minutes to ensure maximal effectiveness of the active, especially if it's pH dependent.

As for oily skin with big pores, it's important to first make sure that you don't actually just have dry skin, since dry skin often becomes oily in order to "compensate" for the lack of moisture. I'd tackle the problematic oiliness with a clay mask -- my personal favorite is the Innisfree Volcanic Clay Mask, used once or twice a week.

I think a safe bet for a good hydrating lotion for both oily and dry types regardless would be a light application of Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion. I don't currently have this in my rotation because I'm working my way through other products, but I used this all throughout high school and early college for my oily skin, and it was very hydrating and light. It's almost water-like, and never made me more oily. Some people even use this as a serum for masks!

I personally used this by itself instead of an essence before I started looking for products to address other problems, so if you're using an essence, I would just be light on the application if you feel like your skin is sufficiently hydrated.

u/snackpack8 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

You might want to add in a chemical exfoliant for the flakiness. I use Silk Naturals 8% AHA and a lot of people here like the St. Ives Exfoliating Pads. AHAs cause photosensitivity so if you start testing one out, be sure to have a good sunscreen for everyday use.

Hyaluronic acid is also a nice addition to help draw in moisture. I use the Hada Labo one before I moisturize with CeraVe in a tub.

And last tip (probably the easiest and cheapest): Seal in your Nivea with a thin layer of Vaseline. Should help prolong the time before your skin starts flaking. Also make sure to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water!

u/AnneWH · 1 pointr/SkincareAddicts

I use the Dr Jart in the mornings and it really does reduce redness AND the appearance of redness at the same time. (Does that make sense? It both seems to reduce redness overtime, but it also covers any redness you have.) It wouldn't be sufficiently moisturizing for me for a nighttime moisturizer, but I love it for daytime - smooth without any shine.

I haven't tried the DE. Before you shell out for it, I would recommend trying the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Extra Dry. It MUST be the Extra Dry, because the regular one has a bunch of fragrance. It's so good and cheap. I love it. I also love Roche Posay Baume Cicaplast when my skin is irritated. I would personally buy those two over one DE product. Oh, and the Hada Labo Hyaluronic.

u/leannabanana · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Has Hada Labo's packaging design changed? Just got my Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion in the mail today and it does not have the same bottle design as it does on Amazon. Here is what the bottle I got looks like: link. Should I be worried? And if they changed the packaging does that mean they changed the ingredients too?

u/helloiamtoxic · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I'm strongly considering this one. After u/MxUnicorn suggested checking out their brand, I did some perusing. This one seems very good.

Thank you for letting me know! And for the haiku, too :)

EDIT: Would this cleanser eliminate the need to follow up with this?

u/pookiecake · 1 pointr/muacjdiscussion

Hey! I wanted to revisit this comment and let you know that a month ago I picked up the Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion/Toner and once a week, I put it on my scalp/hair after I wash it and it REALLY helps my scalp eczema, dry flakes and all. It doesn't leave your hair greasy and it's $11!

u/themodgepodge · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I'm kind of in your boat. When I switched from the pill to a hormonal IUD (Mirena), I got this really weird neck breakout (I'd never had acne on my neck before). The breakout started in mid July, lasted around 1.5 months. It was never severe, just oddly placed for me and persistent. I love my IUD and super light periods that come maybe every 2-3 months, and, like you, I'm not good at taking the pill on time. So I figured I'd do my best to attack the acne, even when I kind of knew the cause.

Try out the beginner's routine linked in the sidebar. Don't go too crazy adding multiple products at once in case one breaks you out or is irritating. For example, CeraVe "in the tub" (cream) is a holy grail for many people on this sub, but it gives me horrendous acne.

If you stick with the BP/tret scrip, find a moisturizer and sunscreen that work well for you. Both of those ingredients are known to work quite well, but they can be pretty irritating, especially in the first ~4 weeks, and tret is photosensitizing (i.e. makes your skin burn and get damaged more readily). Also give them time to work. Retinoids like tretinoin can often take up to 12 weeks for a positive effect. BP tends to work much faster. Use a thin layer of the tret, and if it's too irritating scale back to every other day until you tolerate it better.

Regarding product recommendations: BP and tret will dry you out and irritate your skin at first. Stay with very gentle products. If you're interested in the oil cleansing mentioned in the sidebar (whether or not you follow it up with a foamy cleanser), that can be pretty gentle and non-drying. Otherwise, a gentle cleanser. Don't add any new topicals for now. Your skin will be kind of pissed off at you for a bit while it gets used to the BP and tret. Moisturize, a lot. I've had terrible luck finding moisturizers that don't break me out - cerave cream felt fantastic but broke me out like crazy. I now use (and adore) this Hada Labo "lotion" (more like a thin gel, but works fantastically) and, at night before bed, top it with a water-soaked compressed mask to give the hyaluronic acid in the lotion lots of moisture to pull in, since the air is super dry where I am right now. For sunscreens, I love love love Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence. Be sure and patch test that one if you try it out, since there's some alcohol in there that could be irritating on top of the tret. In terms of topicals, I have a niacinamide/azelaic acid/clindamycin combo from Curology that has worked wonders for me. I've used BP and retinoids in the past and my skin was just too sensitive for them.

My current routine (Curology topical + keep everything else gentle + finding a moisturizer that doesn't break me out) has really helped with the acne I suspected was from my switch to the IUD!

u/beccamorty · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Ah, okay. I can cancel that order since it hasn't shipped yet so thanks so much for the info! Is this the one you're talking about?

u/Kaylemonade · 1 pointr/JapanTravel

I use mainly Korean &amp; Japanese products (I'm in the US). One of the most popular brands in Japan is Hada Labo which focuses on moisture with high amount of hyaluronic acid. I love the Perfect Gel by them &amp; this lotion is the most popular item:

The Hada Labo UV Creamy Gel SPF PA++++ is also an amazing sunscreen for the face and it acts as a primer as well. If she likes makeup, the Dollywink eyeliner is very popular. Sheet masks are also great to bring back!

u/19751975 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I think it was this:

I have the Japanese one, NOT the American. Some people say the American isn't as good

u/supahgee · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I keep getting confused with the different versions. This is completely different than this milky lotion right?

But the same as these two?

u/horseshoe_crabby · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I have one that says "moist" on it. Not sure if it's a new one or just translation variations. Let me see if I can find it on amazon..

Edit: I have this one. It's great under lotion. Super thin. Works wonders on my dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin.

Rohto Hadalabo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion (Moist) - 170ml

u/apollymipanthos · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

This handy infographic explains the order of everything (:

A booster is equivalent to a Western toner. An example would be this Hadalabo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion

Edit: I haven't tried the Mizon All-in-One Snails, so hopefully someone else could give you advice on that. Sorry! I would assume as one of your last products to use though.

u/ghostunicorn · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Is Hada Labo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion Moist the same as the Smooth version? I'm looking on Amazon and the pictures are exactly the same but the price is different.



Same seller as well. Which one should I buy?

u/mcy_ · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction


  • (in shower) Cerave foaming facial cleanser
  • Eucerin Replenishing Face Cream

  • Consonant Foaming Face Wash to take makeup off
  • Mineral oil cleanse
  • Konjac sponge
  • [Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Lotion] (
  • Eucerin Replenishing Face Cream
  • Spot treat with neem oil

    Issues: I started using the Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Lotion because my face was flakey, on almost every pimple that was starting to heal. I'm considering Nivea Creme for a more substantial moisturizer. I get deep, severe acne on the sides of my cheeks and near my hairline (sometimes so painful it hurts to move my cheeks). About a month ago, I stopped using BHA (Stridex) because it dried out my face like crazy, and I figured my skin was irritated. My skin is easily clogged with hard plugs, and I don't know what it is. Please help! Thanks in advance.
u/someoneinsignificant · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

The Issue: I don't know what's wrong with my face (besides ugly). There's like this faint redness everywhere and I want to get rid of it or have some kind of clearer-looking skin. I'm basically looking to add something to my daily routine, like just one product, that'll make me feel better about not doing anything about it. I'm thinking of just buying the Hadalobo Lotion since it seems cheap and recommended on this sub and trying this out to see if it helps solve my problem. However I don't know if that'll work for what I'm trying to do, so I'm asking for help to make sure this is a good idea.

Skin Type: My guess is that it's a combination of all types that cause redness. I have been frustratingly reading to try to find out what the difference is between dry/dehydrated skin, but tbh I think I have both because I can't tell what the difference is. Hopefully the picture helps

Current Routine: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, twice a day (morning and evening). I've been doing this for years now. I have tried using a hydrating light moisturizer by Simple (has vitamins B5, E, glycerin, borage seed oil, no perfume or dyes) and I haven't really felt like I noticed any changes. Could be because I'm not using it often enough (like once a week?) and it also causes a slight stinging sensation after usage.

Random additional information: It has been winter/cold here but spring is approaching, I've stopped taking hot showers (just learned a few weeks ago that it caused red/dryskin), I change my pillow sheets often, I have a pretty oily diet, I don't take meds and I don't have any known allergies, I don't get a lot of sun exposure, I do get stressed a lot but I think I handle it well, I drink a lot of water, I exercise often, I do not use a humidifier, don't drink/smoke, and I get about 6.5-7 hours sleep daily.

u/Two2twoD · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Yes! Actually I'm using the Hada Labo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion which is really popular here. There are other two kinds, the red one is a bit thicker and I've heard it's better for more mature or drier skin types, and the new one which has a kinda golden packaging which is supposed to have more types of hyaluronic acids, but I haven't tried it.

u/alanayvonne · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I find as the seasons change (it's getting warmer around where I am) my skin kinda freaks out and becomes very sensitive, especially the skin around my eyes.

Another commenter mentioned the Kikumasamune, but there's another one that's popular too called Cezanne. There are a lot of reviews on here about both. Hada Labo also makes a moisturizing toner. I think the key point it to layer moisture. So toner, essence, moisturizer.

Also, if you're not using a sunscreen you should get that as well (I can't remember off hand if the AM lotion you're using has SPF).

Also, one guide I like to link a lot is a beginner's guide by Snow White and the Asian Pear. She has a great graphic and examples of each type of product, just to give you a good overview and then you can go from there. I would say it's best to find a blogger that has similar skin concerns to you, because they're going to be your best bet on getting recommendations as they have been there, done that.

Edit: oops!! lol I didn't realize the comment had the same products listed, sorry!

u/lmorg · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty
u/ginseng-ginsa · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Erm, this one. Is that the same as the Moist version? I can't keep the different Hada Labos straight for some reason... The sticker on the back of my bottle (which I purchased in a local Japanese market) just says "Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion."

u/ThaiSweetChilli · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I had been reading here and there, and saw mentions that Hado Labo has been reformulated and their new one isn't great, or has alcohol or something?

It's that item, right? I've used it before a couple of years back and I remember it felt nice. Would I use it after my active of the night?

Thanks a lot!

u/Amplitude · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

It's fascinating (and frustrating!) how differently people react to common ingredients.

The issue of butylene glycol is still a mystery to me - because it's also very widely used, and I'm not certain if it causes acne for me. I believe you are on to something with regard to different formulations affecting the severity of how comedogenic an ingredient is.

For example, the Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion breaks me out, and butylene glycol is the 2nd ingredient.

Other products where it's added in a lower concentration seem to not affect me.

u/teeshbag · 1 pointr/Accutane

Gotta hydrate that skin.
This stuff was my lifesaver. I went from 40mg to 60mg the same week I got this and my skin got LESS irritated and flaky. I still get a few tiny flakes but not like it was before.

u/corndogsareeasy · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I'd try searching "sunscreen holy grail" in the search bar- you'll get lots of suggestions that way, and can look at everyone's different skin type to see if there's something that matches what you're looking for. I use Missha sunscreens, but lots of people prefer Japanese brands due to the additional UVA protection. For hydrating toners, the Kikumasamune High Moist and Hada Labo Gokujyun are pretty popular- the first has ferments and ceramides, while the second has hyaluronic acid, so you may want to experiment to figure out what your skin likes. For AHAs, there are lots of good ones on the market- glycolic, lactic, and mandelic acid are all AHAs, so do some reading on those, but Stratia, Cosrx, (for non-AB) Sunday Riley, and Nip + Fab all make solid AHA products.

u/tehlolredditor · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Just to confirm, this hada labo product is the toner right?

u/airhornsman · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I use the cosrx snail 96 essence and I really like it. I find it hydrating and it feels comfortable on the skin, and it doesn't dry down sticky or tacky at all. I use it morning and night. My current sleep pack is the Too Cool for School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack. Some people say that it has a heavy scent, I don't smell it, but I did smoke for years, and I'm still getting my sense of smell back. I live in Omaha, so we have cold, dry winters as well, and I find sheet masking helps as well. I also use the Hada Labo HA lotion in the morning, and I find it very moisturizing. I hope I didn't throw too many products at you, but those are what works for me.

u/alleypoop · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Ah okay. I'll check all of them out because I feel like there's very little chance any of them could break me out, right? I mean, obviously there's some chance with everything, but it would surprise me.

So I think my routine is going to look something like this:

  1. Cleanse with Hada Labo's cleansing foam

  2. Moisturize with Hada Labo's [light HA lotion] ( or the the richer one

  3. Tone with Paula's Choice's RESIST weightless advanced repairing toner I'm really excited about this product. It's formulation looks amazing. So much niacinamide, lots of anti-irritants, and I don't see any problem ingredients at all!

  4. Exfoliate every other day with Paula's Choice's RESIST 2% BHA

  5. Treat with Epiduo at night and clindamycin during the day time to kill p.acnes bacteria
u/jeanthusiast · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I'm really afraid that rubbing the products might spread bacteria all over my face so I try to be as gentle as I can. Is it this one?

u/howyoudodis · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Where can I get Hadalabo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion in Tokyo or Osaka?

This is the product I am referring to:

u/Waffleconnoisseur · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I like the hada labo one. I have this one . It's more slimy than sticky, I think.

u/melorga · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hi SCA-ers,

AM: Cerave foaming, (beginning to put PC Vitamin C serum here again, we'll see), Clinque 2.5 BP lotion, Elta MD Clear SPF 46

PM: OCM to remove makeup, Cerave foaming, tretinoin, (BHA9 or Mario Badescu buffering lotion in teeny amounts to spot treat) Vaseline.

Been using this routine for 3+months.

I asked for a non-heavy moisturizing product, and someone recommended the Hada Labo Hyaluronic Toner which I've gotten and am beginning to test-patch. Where in my routine should it go? I'm hesitant to put it before the tret, but then theoretically a hyaluronic product needs moisture to "suck in" so waiting until after doesn't make much sense either.

u/Apolla_ · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

So, I needed a hyaluronic acid, and decided to give Hada Labo a try, I bought the Gokujyn Hyaluronic Lotion and it kind of foams while I'm rubbing it in. Is that normal? It's this bottle

u/theBirdjudge · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I dont recognize a lot of those products, but they do sound luxurious. If you have no real problem with your skin on this routine, I wouldn't change anything. Most say that toner isn't necessary. It was used mostly when facial washes were too alkaline. It would balance the ph of the skin and finish cleaning it. Nowadays, toners have antioxidants and are moisturizing. You can check the ph of your cleanser to determine if you need a toner or not. Remember to not get a toner with alcohol.
To learn more about toners, I would go to r/asianbeauty , where people use them much more. The general consensus there seems to be that this
Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion, 170ml
Is made of angel tears or something, but I havent tried it. I have tried the thayer's alcohol-free witch hazel with aloe and rose water toner, and it's okay. It doesn't really feel like I need it, and it smells like pickles. Also, a lot of people on this sub say that witch hazel is bad, while others swear by it. I've heard that the cucumber version is much better, as rose can be irritating. I hear it really cuts down on redness. Both of the thayers toners and the toner I linked are supposed to soften the skin and prepare it for more moisturizer.
Again, I would visit asianbeauty and check out the sidebar regarding toners. However, you probably wont NEED one.

u/AcidReyne · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

You can try putting a layer of vaseline over your moisturizer before you go to bed. Or get a product with hyaluronic acid like the Hada Labo Hyaluronic Lotion - it says it's a lotion but it's actually a toner :)

u/jetlags · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

As I have learned about skincare I realized that my skin is dry/combination, and my face has gotten much less oily since I started to focus on hydration and moisturizing. I inherited my skin from my mom, who pretty much worships at the altar of benzoyl peroxide and SA. I want to show her the light by buying her a basic set of products that focuses on hydration.

She is a bit stubborn so I want to get her a regimen that 1) is simple—uses three or less products—and 2) feels good to use—has high cosmetic elegance. I did some research and came up with this:

Hada Lobo Gentle Hydrating Cleanser

u/faradayyy · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty
  • I have a toner in a spray bottle, and I just spray it on a cotton pad and apply it to my face. I've never tried spraying it directly on my face. I just like to use the cotton pad because I feel like I can effectively reach every inch of my face without having to waste any product.

  • I have sensitive skin as well and I just recently purchased the Hada Labo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion. I was actually surprised at how moisturizing this product is!! I know everyone raves about it, but of course I didn't realize it until I tried it out for myself. It's super hydrating and leaves my skin feeling softer and plumper than when I didn't have it in my routine.
u/macrumri734 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddicts

I didn't mention my skincare routine but I thought I would share with y'all what I am currently using in case you are curious. I like to follow a 10 step (or close to) type of routine popular in Korea, so bear with me.

Wash #1: Anfora Rose Oil


Wash #2: Yes 2 Yes Daily Cream Facial Cleanser OR Yes 2 Yes Tomato Activated Charcoal Bar Soap

Yes To Carrots Daily Cream Facial Cleanser, 6 Fluid Ounce

Yes To Tomatoes Activated Charcoal Bar Soap

Exfoliant (once per week): Washcloth with warm water. Scrub gently for 30 seconds clock wise and 30 seconds counter clock wise

Toner: Hado Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion. Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion, 170ml

Essence: Mabox Anti Aging Wrinkle Firming Moisturizing Skin Face Cream 24k Gold Collagen Liquid
Mabox Anti Aging Wrinkle Firming Moisturizing Skin Face Cream 24K GOLD collagen Liquid

Moisturizer: (morning) Atomy Lotion; (night) Petroleum Jelly... i know a lot of y'all don't like it but it works for me.

Atomy Lotion

Eye Cream: ROC Retinol Correction Eye Cream

Roc Retinol Correxion Eye Cream, 0.5 oz

u/TheRowdyMeatball · 0 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
u/Meh-_- · 0 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Well, I didn't start breaking out until after I had been consistently using the sunscreen for about a month. When I don't use the sunscreen, but continue using the coconut oil, my skin looks great.

I'll definitely look into both of those products and oils as alternative options, thank you.

I was thinking this morning that I might just need to alter my routine pattern a bit. Perhaps I could wash my face in the morning, use my toner (this), then do the sunscreen; then at night I could wash my face again, use the toner, then put on the coconut oil and let it just soak in over night. That way I'd avoid the double dose of oil, but still get their individual benefits, and I could put on the sunscreen without my skin being oiled up.

Also, thank you for actually taking the time to read through my post and putting in the effort to give a thorough, polite, and relevant reply. I greatly appreciate it.