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Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist, 5.7 fl. oz. (170ml)
It can be used for all skin typeAfter applying the toner, dispense a proper amount to palm, then apply gently to entire faceIt helps to prepare your skin for better absorption of other HADA LABO products
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191 Reddit comments about Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist, 5.7 fl. oz. (170ml):

u/scumteam14 · 405 pointsr/SkincareAddiction


u/mwilke · 114 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Howdy, skin twin! This is what my skin looked like before I started taking care of it, and if I fall off the skincare wagon, that's what it goes back to.

The main issues here are that your skin needs some exfoliation, and you need both a source of moisture, and a way to keep it in.

With exfoliation, you have two options: physical and chemical. Physical exfoliation is stuff like facial scrubs, pore brushes, etc. It's a popular method, but it can be harsh to your skin. I like chemical exfoliation - specifically, and Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), which works by breaking down the bonds between dead skin and living skin, so the dead crusty bits can be gently washed off.

After that, you need to tackle the dehydration. Dehydrated skin gets that rough, uneven orange-peel appearance, and makes large pores more obvious. This is true even if your skin is oily - you can be oily and dehydrated at the same time, and dehydrated skin can actual trigger more oil production.

In addition to a moisturizer, you'd benefit from an occlusive to keep the moisture from evaporating, especially if you live in a dry climate or are exposed to air conditioning all day.

So here's a really basic routine you could try out. I use a lot of Asian products because they're cheap and work well, but you can find similar products local to you.

1. Oil cleanse

"Normal" face washes can be really drying, especially the ones marketed towards men, for some reason. If your face feels tight and plasticky after you wash it, your cleanser is to blame. I use an emulsifying oil cleanser.

You put it on your dry face, rub it around to get it to stick to the gunk in your pores, and then rinse with water, which makes it emulsify and become un-oily. Cool!

It doesn't actually have to be an oil cleanser - any hydrating, non-drying cleanser will work fine.

Some folks use a secondary cleanser after this, but unless you wear makeup, you probably don't need it, and it risks drying you out more.

2. Acid exfoliation

Now that you have a clean face, it's time to get rid of the dead stuff that makes your skin lumpy. For this, we'll use an AHA - I like this one from CosRX, even though it smells like dog piss on a mushroom.

This is a step you'll only do every other day, maximum. Start with every 2-3 days and go from there. Do this step at night, as AHA will make your skin less resistant to UV (more on that later).

Put a couple drops in your hands, massage it into your face, and then wait. It takes at least 15 minutes for the acid to fully break down that "glue" holding dead skin onto your face.

Rinse it off with water, dry, and move on to the next step.

3. Hydrating toner

The next thing you need is a thin moisturizer, something that can sink right into your skin to plump and de-leatherify it. These are typically going to based on hyaluronic acid, a "goo molecule" that your body uses in every squishy part of your body, from skin to eyeballs to bones. I like this one by Hada Labo, but there are good options from Klairs, Paula's Choice, etc.

Put a few drops on your hands and pat/squish into your face. Give it a minute to dry. If your face feels tight, you can repeat this step a couple times.

4. Ceramide lotion

Ceramides help to "waterproof" your skin from the inside, to prevent loss of all that moisture you just added. Cerave PM is pretty much the best bang for your buck - despite the "PM" in the label, you can use it day and night.

5 (Daytime). Sunblock

Before you go out for the day, you need sunblock. Damage from the sun is a huge contributor to crappy dehydrated skin, and now that you're exposing fresh new skin with the AHA, you're going to be even more sensitive to it.

Due to some weird laws surrounding what we can use in sunblock in the US and some other Western countries, it's likely that the only sunblock you can get in stores is that thick, oily, gross, white stuff.

The Japanese have the rest of the world pretty much beat when it comes to sunblock - Biore Aqua Rich is a solid choice, although you'll need something heavier for days when you're going to be sweating or swimming.

5 (Night). Occlusive

Now that you've done all this work to moisturizer your skin, you don't want it to just evaporate overnight. That's where an occlusive comes in - a thick outer layer that protects your skin and all the stuff you just put on it. Aquaphor is great for this.

So there you go - a solid starting routine! Try that out for a week and see if your skin doesn't start to look better - if you're not doing anything to your skin right now, you're bound to see some improvement with this.

Note that there is some risk of bad reactions whenever you're using new face stuff. The oil cleanser and lotion might give you a breakout of small white bumps, the AHA might feel to harsh and make your face red, you might be allergic to an ingredient in the toner, etc. If that happens, stop using everything, and start adding each item back into your routine slowly until you identify the culprit.

Good luck, and happy moisturizing!

u/A_french_chinese_man · 73 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

First, I apologize for these english mistakes I will probably make in my post.
For the context I'm in my mid-twenties. And It didn't take me 5 years to cure from my acne but 8 years. (Because the oldest photos on my acne face have been taken 5 years ago.)
Album with B&A and products.
When did my acne appears ?
My acne appears during my last year of middle school. And it followed me until my master’s degree.
What's my skincare routine and what have I try before ?
I have tried many stuff.
1 - Roaccutane : Only few months, it was very difficult to stand this treatment.
Dry lips, random nose bleeding, tired etc. Very effective but as soon as I stopped the treatment my acne came back.
2 - Cutacnyl : Not very effective, at least for severe acne like mine.
3 - Honey mask : Not effective.
4 - Aloe vera : Not bad but I had to use it very consistently.
5 - Antibiotics : Acne came back after the treatment.
6 - Pills : pills like MSM, zinc, vitamin B, chromium picolinate. It worked quite well, to be honest they reduced my acne a lot but it came back when I stopped to take these pills so it wasn't the solution I was looking for.
My morning routine : I use a sulfur soap to clean my face and then I moisturize with a Cerave facial lotion. During the summer I use the Biore UV Aqua rich essence to moisturize and to use it as a sunscreen.
My afternoon routine (back from work) :
I wash my face with the same sulfur soap.
After the shower : Rohto Hadalabo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion
Before I sleep : Cerave lotion + tee trea.
Once a week : Green clay mask
What's my diet :
I completely stopped dairy stuff. I also stopped to drink soft drinks ( except when i'm eating something that have to be accompanied with a soft drink, like burgers, pastas ). So let's say a soft drink a week or a soft drink every two weeks at best.
I started to work out, bought a bench press bench, some weights and started to build a new body.
I started bodybuilding not only because I knew It could help me to reduce my acne but also because I had (and still today) some confidence issues. I'm proud to have made this decision (since i'm quite a lazy guy IRL).
And because I followed a meal plan, I ate more "green" stuff. Bunch of fruits everyday, like bananas, apples, tomatoes etc. Less sugar, more water.
I also drink green tea matcha and green tea with lemon on a daily basis.
Nothing new you can learn from me in this thread. Eat less dairy and sugar. More fruits, vegetables and tea. More sports.
I just wanted to let you know that even though you think it's impossible to get ride of your acne, because no matter what you do you don't see any improvements, all you need is consistency and having the desire to heal. Having the desire to heal is important because your psychology plays a big part in your healing. It will sound like some anime bullshit but you have to believe in yourself.
I had to deal with acne for 8 years, the first 3 years I thought It was just some temporary situation because every teenagers have that. But the years go by and I see no progress. I had no confidence in myself and It was very hard to go outside, even when I needed to buy groceries. Each day was difficult to live. In the subway, in the bus, when talking to people, to girls, all I wanted was to stay at home and cover my face with a green clay mask and tea tree and hoping that my acne would dissapear during the night. Everywhere outside of my home was a test that I had to face. Sometimes I asked a day off because I didn't want to go to work with my shitty face.
TL:DR : Green clay, Cerave lotion, Chromium picolinate, sulfur soap, working out, fruits, vegetables and tea and (trying) to enjoy life.
Thanks for reading. Feel free to ask me questions if needed.

u/phedre · 41 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Wall of text incoming, along with the products that work for me. YMMV with individual products, of course!

All of these are just what I use, and all have alternatives that may work better for you and/or be cheaper. This has evolved over the past two years, I didn't just pick all this up at once and start throwing it on my skin - start slow, and see how your skin adjusts to each step for a week or so before moving onto another product.

I do my "skin routine" morning and evening, with some variations depending on how much time I have and what time of day it is.

First, hydration. Looks like you've taken care of that one! Water, water, and more water is what helped the most. I go through roughly 3L of water at work if not more, plus more once I get home.

Second, I never use foaming cleansers. I cut out anything with foams, and went with a two step cleansing process: first, oil cleansing (I use Banila Clean It Zero) to get rid of the bulk of my makeup. Then I follow with a cream cleanser (Guerlain Lait de Beauty, but there are MANY more affordable options out there).

Then I use a toner. But not the stripping, Sea Breeze type toner, a moisturizing one. Currently using HadaLabo Hyaluronic Lotion. Don't let the "acid" fool you - hyaluronic acid is extremely moisturizing.

Every 3-4 days in the evenings, I use a chemical exfoliator (NEVER physical, my skin can't take it) in the form of a BHA and AHA. BHAs remove gunk from pores, AHAs strip dead skin. Both mine are from cosrx:

Some people leave them for 20 minutes, I don't have the patience, I just go right into the next step and add a sheet mask. If you're new to actives, this will be too often - do them once a week, max.

Then the fun part - sheet masks. I looove sheet masks. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Anything with Hyaluronic acid is my go to. My Beauty Diary Hyaluronic Acid is a staple. I let that sink in while doing whatever around the house. I do one of these a few times a week, every night if I can.

Then I go onto moisturizing. I have a variety of serums, essences, and oils that I use depending on how dry my skin feels, but my basic routine goes:

If my skin is extra dry, I add in an extra moisturizing step here. I use Miss Flower and Mr Honey in summer, Scinic All in One honey ampoule in winter. Or sometimes I use Guerlain Face Treatment Oil.

If my skin is red, I add in CosRX Snail 96 to help control it.

Separate eye cream, ALWAYS. Right now I'm loving Clarins Super Restorative eye cream.

Then the big moisturizers:

History of Whoo Jinyul Essence

History of Whoo Jinyul Cream

Final step for day, sunscreen - Biore Watery Essence SPF50 for daytime. Skipped at night for obvious reasons.

For the night routine, before bed I apply one of these masks:

CosRX Honey Mask

CosRX Rice Mask

Guerlain Abeille Royale Honey Mask

These give extra moisture at night while you're sleeping.

Again, this is not something that happened overnight - I can almost guarantee if someone takes this list and throws it all at their face at once, they'll end up a mess. I added things slowly.

If I was going to recommend an order, I'd go with this:

  • If you're using a foaming cleanser, replace it with a cream cleanser the next time it runs out. No need to waste things.

    Wait a week.

  • Add a GENTLE AHA. This will help remove dead skin and reduce dryness. Just once a week, no more.
  • Add a Hyaluronic acid sheet mask, like the MBD one. It's affordable, and relaxing.

    You could swap the above two if you have a lot of cleanser left.

    Wait a week.

    Once you're used to those, add an essence. Something very moisturizing and rich.

    Wait a week.

    Look at adding in a sleeping pack.

    From there, pick what you'd like to address and add them in.

    I know it's a lot to take in, so if you have specific questions about any of this, just ask.
u/Gracieloufreebushin · 37 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Yes! I second hyaluronic acid. I've been using Hada Labo in the mornings after cleansing and before moisturizing. It makes a world of difference!

u/atomheartmama · 30 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

have you checked out /r/AsianBeauty much yet? their philosophy might be a good fit for you as AB routines often involve layering of several moisturizing/hydrating products, many of which are not necessarily cream or lotion but more gel-like. so i'd poke around there as well! for instance, the Hada labo gokujun lotion is a popular product for holding in moisture due to the hyaluronic acid. although if you definitely can't use butylene glycol without issue, that specific product may not be good for you. unfortunately its a very common ingredient in skincare products :( i'm sure there's some good options without it though!

in the meantime, if you're really that flaky, i'd personally cut back on the aha/bha/retinol/tretinoin and get back to applying your oils after cleansing more often to give your skin a break. you could even add something like vaseline over the oil to act as an occlusive.

u/PuddleOfSunshine · 25 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Yay, dehydrated skin buddies! My faithful standby is Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Lotion, a hyaluronic acid packed liquid that you pat into your skin after cleansing, also my gateway drug to Asian beauty products. The moisturizer I've been liking the most for summer is Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer, which has a lighter texture than you'd think from the name. In winter when my skin is more dry I really like Clinique DDML because it's a bit more emollient. I also use a face mist of about 5% glycerin in 95% distilled water between skincare layers or during makeup application if my skin is feeling extra dehydrated. It helps everything to sink in nicely. Oh, and sheet masks! The other AB gateway drug. :) They're like a drink of water for your face.

If you're interested in more information about specific humectants, take a look at the dehydrated skin link under skin concerns in the sidebar.

u/__uncreativename · 16 pointsr/MakeupAddictionCanada

This is pretty much it.

It's one of the original holy grail low pH cleansers on r/skincareaddiction and have been using it for a few years now. I just buy it from large asian stores like T&T or Ocean's (Toronto area), but sometimes amazon is cheaper. I stocked up on a few bottles when I was in Japan because it's only like $4 there or something 😭

Their hyaluronic liquid is also amazing if you have dry/dehydrated skin! You just pat a small amount over your face before applying moisturizer and your face just sucks up all the moisture.

u/ffleur · 15 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

If you're new to HA, I would try another (cheaper) product first to see whether or not you react negatively to it. I'd recommend Hada Labo HA lotion which is very popular and loved by many over at r/AsianBeauty.

u/justherefortheAB · 14 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Probably the Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion (bear in mind lotion refers to a hyrating toner here). People also use Kikumasamune toner for similar purposes.

u/uno_dos_tres_quattro · 11 pointsr/AsianBeauty

So just three things?

Konjac Sponge

Eye Moisturizer (what brand?)

Hadarabo Gokujyun Lotion

u/misslucylouise · 9 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Everything was Prime at my time of purchase and when I posted this so hopefully they will stay that way!

All the Cerave!!

Cereve in a Tub-new product for me...mostly use when skin is dry from night usage of prescription trentinol cream

Cereva SA Lotion-really helped with my acne

Cereva Foaming Face Cleanser-loving this face wash but might have to switch to the hydrating face cleanser come the dryer winter months

Other than Cerave:

Hada Labo Moist Lotion-great for quick-drying non-sticky moisture on the go, especially under make up or when I am rushing out the door

Biore UV Watery Essence SPF 50-love everything about this sunscreen except how quickly I go through it!

Mizon BHA/AHA -every other day exfoliation toner applied with cotton pad

REN Glycol Renewal Mask - weekly exfoliation, always makes my skin glow

u/Hurricane_Alice · 9 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

I have super dry skin that's also super sensitive. I have dry scalp and some scaly patches on my face that I've dealt with by being super gentle with my skin. First, I would recommend finding moisturizing products for sensitive skin. I highly suggest a hyaluronic acid based lotion, but you'll likely have to layer moisturizers to get what you want. It may also be helpful to use a hydrating cleanser or a good cleansing oil.

Basically, what i suggest is to try layering multiple simple products, based on what your skin needs.

What's worked for me when nothing else would:

Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Moist lotion Hyaluronic Acid Lotion. My skin requires this in the dry winter.

Ceracolla Super Moist Lotion This has ceramides that are super awesome for "unhealthy" skin.

Cremo Moisturizer This has Urea which is a mild exfoliant in small amounts... I love this stuff.

Burts Bees Sensitive Night Cream Generic night cream with ingredients that don't burn my face. It's not super moisturizing on it's own, but is great when layered.

Ceracolla Perfect Gel If your skin isn't super dry, this could work for hyaluronic acid and ceramides.

Boots Expert Sensitive hydrating serum This is super moisturizing, but breaks out my chin. It's actually the most moisturizing feeling of the bunch, but doesn't have a lot of "benefits"

Aquaphor: A thin layer overnight can make your skin feel great in the morning, and especially if you're not wearing makeup, it won't need to be washed off.

Bare minerals has a purely nourishing moisturizer which has great ingredients, except for lavender essential oil, which my skin does not like. It's in my skincare drawer for when my skin is healthy, but I'm nervous about considering using it.

Also: Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue tinted gel cream has been wonderful for my super dry skin. I apply it in the morning and do not apply powder (which never worked for me before) and it gives just enough coverage and leaves my skin looking nice. Also, I do find it quite moisturizing for a tinted moisturizer/foundation. The only issue is that it doesn't last on my chin so much, but I'm putting some in a bb cushion test out!

u/Nerd_in_a_28 · 9 pointsr/AsianBeauty

They are, but I've found that the American retailers of Hada Labo charge a lot more than it costs to get the Japanese version from, well, basically anywhere.

Case in point, Ulta's Hada Labo Hydrator is $9 when it's half off for 1.7 fluid ounces of product.

Amazon Prime has the Hada Labo Gokujyun Moist for a little under $12 for 5.7 ounces of product.

u/Beautiful_Alice · 9 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have some suggestions. None of these have been moisturizing enough for me in the past though- I'm currently using products with both that irritate/break out my skin minimally. Please double check!

Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist

Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel

Cremo creme

Ceracolla Perfect Gel

Ceracolla lotion

Have not tried:

Oilatum natural repair cream

Asian beauty is where it's at mostly:

u/Tuxedo_sheetmask · 8 pointsr/AsianBeauty

The blue pouch on the right is a refill of [Hada Labo Shirojyun Milky Lotion] (

I haven't used this particular product, but I've used the watery version called Hada Labo Shirojyun Albutin Medicinal Whitening Lotion, and the regular, much lauded Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion Moist. I love the regular Gokujyun.

It should be quite hydrating, and brightening. =) Use it directly after cleansing as a toner/first treatment essence unless you're using actives, and then use first after actives.

edit: formatting

u/mmorix · 8 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I think it is. :) If you don't find it hydrating enough, try something with hyaluronic acid; like this.

u/oatmeal_pie · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I use the Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist. I find that if I apply it before a sheet mask the hyaluronic acid really helps my skin absorb the sheet mask essence. You can also use the Hada Labo lotion to make your own sheet mask with puffs like these. There are step-by-step directions in the first review on the Amazon page.

u/savage_in_a_sundress · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction


  • Tom's of Maine Sensitive Body Wash ^CosDNA - Probably a no go for you, since it has sunflower oil, but it's a gentle and effective cream cleanser. When I don't want to bother with 2-step oil cleansing, I put it on my dry face a minute before I get in the shower.
  • Tom's of Maine Baby Body Wash + Shampoo ^CosDNA - My 2nd cleanser for oil cleansing.


  • Kikumasamune Sake Skin Lotion High Moisture ^CosDNA - All the Ceramides of Cerave, none of the silicones or fatty alcohols.
  • Straight Up Rose or Lavender Hydrosol


  • Scinic Honey All-In-One Ampoule ^CosDNA - It's 90% honey extract, which has 50% stronger humectant activity than glycerine.
  • Hada Labo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist ^CosDNA - Cheapest + most effective HA serum I've tried. Nice, simple ingredient list.


  • Cerave Baby SPF 45 ^CosDNA - The ONLY water-resistant physical sunscreen that doesn't make my skin freak out. No dimethicone and <1% Cetyl Alcohol (after the preservatives on the ingredients label); still has the ceramides and niacinimide of the adult formula.
u/Hotnonsense · 6 pointsr/MakeupAddiction
  1. Hada Labo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist
  2. Tosowoong Propolis Sparkle Ampoule
  3. Hada Labo Gokujun Perfect Gel

    All inspired by much research at /r/AsianBeauty!

    edit: oops, forgot my cleansers.


  4. Remove makeup with Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Melting Gel Cleanser

  5. Cleanse again with Tosowoong Enzyme Powder Wash. This stuff is AMAZING. My experience is the same as Fifty Shades of Snail's so count her review as mine as well :)

  6. Moisturize using all 3 steps above


  7. CosRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser
  8. Moisturizing using all 3 steps above
  9. Sunscreen after moisturizers have sunk in a bit (10-15 minutes) - Biore UV Perfect Milk SPF50+ PA++++
u/granola_poopswirl · 6 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Awww, I know that feel completely.

I've never tried any Tatcha products, however... I have been in the market for an enzyme cleanser lately, and the one I'm looking at is often cited as a great dupe of the Tatcha Rice Enzyme Cleanser in the Amazon reviews- the SRB Stabilized Rice Bran Enzyme Cleanser, $25 on Amazon or Peach & Lily. I first saw this in a Liah Yoo video and I guess due to the kinda bland packaging it's not very popular, but the reviews on Amazon and Amabie are excellent. Apparently the product is extremely gentle and the ingredients list is pretty short, so it might be ideal for you. :)

Honestly, I'm kind of an AB noob myself, because although I research many products, I don't really have that much $$ to spend on products and try them. Since you have sensitive skin, maybe try a balm cleanser? They're apparently very nourishing and the Banila Co Clean It Zero Sensitive formula has great reviews. Renee from Gothamista has also recommended the Heimish Cleansing Balm (it has donkey milk and she's butter, oh my gosh) and I believe her skin type is also dry-sensitive.

Looking at the ingredients in the serum and cream, they seem somewhat similar to the Nature Republic Royal Ginseng line, all the way from the rice, royal jelly, ginseng, sodium hyaluronate, and silk extracts to the 24k gold. This line is very expensive as well, but may be less problematic to you.

The top, likely active, ingredients in the Serum are Algae Extract and Rice Extract and in the cream the Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate is the number 1 ingredient, so I think you should start looking for serums and creams high in those actives, as those are the highest concentrated ingredients in the Tatcha moisturizing products.

I couldn't find much with Algae Extract that was a moisturizer, except one Nature Republic Eye Cream, the Collagen dream eye cream.

The second ingredient, the Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, is very interesting because it actually used to be the active ingredient of the famous SK-II Essence, before it was replaced by the very similar Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate. This Ingredient is likely going to be much easier to find in an essence rather than a moisturizing cream. I know that the Missha First Treatment Essence has Saccharomyces but I'm also including a link/list of SK-II dupes that contain either Galactomyces or Saccharomyces as they are very similar, and because many of the other SK-II dupes are actually cheaper (the Missha is around $50), including the CosRx Galactomyces which is only $15.

The last ingredient, Rice Extract, is present in an insane 65% potency in the CosRx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Mask, which is also a cult favorite on Reddit. And, it's less than $15.

Lastly, I saw sodium hyaluronate, or hyaluronic acid, in both the serum and cream, so if I were you, I'd invest in the cult favorite, Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion. I have the Premium version, and it really is wonderful and leaves your skin firm and hydrated, and is a great way to get in extra moisture before your cream.
Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist, 5.7 fl. oz. (170ml)

A final note: since your skin is sensitive, I would stay away from any artificial fragrance or irritants in any products. Hada Labo and Cosrx are both fragrance free companies that only use what they need to make the product effective. Again, check your ingredients at CosDna as well as reviews. Also many of these products are available cheaper on some other websites, I just chose who came up first. Generally, SokoGlam is a safer bet than Amazon because you won't get a fake product, but it's also slightly more expensive.

I know this is a long post but I also know how daunting the search for good, affordable skincare can be. Also, don't forget to wear sunscreen. There's no point in getting so many products just to negate their effects with UVA damage.

Best of Luck! <3

u/rachelll · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Amazon usually has good sellers.

Hada Labo Lotion:


I've bought both and as far as I can tell, they're legit!

u/tangface · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

OP, your skin sounds similar to mine and for the longest time I couldn't figure out what to use/do to hydrate my skin. I've been tying out Asian skincare brands/methods and have found a huge success in using a hydrating toner with the Korean 7 skin method. It's basically taken a toner and layering it on your face as many layers (or skins) as you need after cleansing.

I haven't had any issues with these two:
Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion 
Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner

The Hadalabo lotion has a thicker consistency so it takes a bit longer for the skin to absorb vs the Pyunkang Essence is of a thinner consistency. If you end up doing this method in the future, I would suggest choosing toners that do not have water listed as the first ingredient.

Doing the 7 Skin method has basically changed my skin where now it's not dehydrated, less oily and not flake-y. I hope that's a bit helpful and unfortunately I don't have any advice or suggestions on rough skin texture. Best of luck!

u/paranoidparabola · 5 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion in rich/moist? It's super hydrating and marketed as slightly-acidic, good for sensitive skin, fragrance free, oil free, and alcohol free (although it contains butylene glycol). They also make an emulsion/milk as well.

u/jv_level · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hi there! You might consider that your skin is a bit dehydrated (lacking water) as well as dry (lacking oil). Mine certainly was! I would consider adding a hydrating toner to your arsenal rather than jumping right in to large number of active products (you can always add them more slowly later once you've decided on what you want try first). Especially as you are quite young, it might be an easy fix rather than a long active journey waiting for results.

The idea will be to keep your skin plumped, reducing the appearance of fine lines. Hydrating toners are terribly useful in that they are light watery layers full of humectants which draw and hold water to your skin. Plus, you can do multiple layers one right after the other (sometimes called the '7-skin method') if your skin is feeling extra dull that day without risking the addition of more ingredients.

They are usual in the realm of Korean or Asian skincare, but lots are becoming super popular. Here are the classics: Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion - the OG!, Kikumasamune High Moist Lotion - contains fermented ingredients for brightening and is a HUGE bottle, Klairs Supple Preparation Toner - Recommend the unscented, has licorice for brightening, Benton Aloe/BHA Toner - BHA acts as a humectant here, no exfoliation, Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner - Super light, 6 ingredients for sensitive skin, Etude House SoonJung 5.5 Relief Toner - Just like water, very soothing, many others!!

(just ignore that in Japan toners are called 'lotion'. Yes it is confusing!)

Also, Gothamista has a great video on hydrating toners which goes over several of the ones I mentioned plus others.

One more easy thing to consider is a raw honey mask. If you can get real honey, just slather than on your face! It's a humectant and will help with water levels in your skin. Another point is to apply your routine onto damp skin after cleansing.

Hope this helps!

u/SkinnyGirl84 · 5 pointsr/Accutane

Everything I'm recommending can be bought on Amazon fairly cheaply:

1st Cleanser (PM only to get rid of sunscreen or makeup): The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Rich Oil Dry Skin

2nd Cleanser: Cerave hydrating Cleanser

Hydrating Toner: [Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner] ( or
Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist

Medium Moisturizer: Cerve PM Moisturizing Lotion

Heavy Moisturizer: Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream

Sleeping Pack: Cosrx Ultimate Rice Overnight Mask

Sheet Mask: Benton Snail Bee High Content Sheet Mask, illi masks, MBD masks (these might be out of your price range as they are between $1-3 per use).

Sunscreen: [Biore Kids Sunscreen] (

Lips: Lanolin

BB: Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream #13 (RP), Mizon Snail Repair Blemish Balm
Cushion: Innisfree
Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

u/pro_forma_life · 5 pointsr/eczema

How big/ where are the patches? I have pretty severe facial eczema I keep under control with Hado Labo Moist Lotion. That stuff doesn't burn broken skin when it goes on (even on eyelids!). I comes out like a liquid and isn't greasy in the least, but it works very very well for me.

u/screambledeggs · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I recommend using a hydrating toner. This stuff helps the moisturizer sink in better. A popular recommendation is Hada Labo gokujyun lotion. I'm on my second bottle and I will keep repurchasing it. It's also fragrance-free.

Another recommendation would be using an occlusive after moisturizer. It locks in the moisture so it doesn't evaporate from your skin. There's good ol' Vaseline, Aquaphor, and CeraVe healing ointment (which is my personal favorite). They're all fragrance-free. You only need a small amount to cover the face. I use like... a dime size amount.

u/mastiii · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I am a big fan of layering moisturizers. Basically this means getting some liquid products to layer under the Cerave lotion/cream. I like Paula's Choice Skin Recovery toner (I use my hands to apply and the bottle lasts me almost a year), Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist, or the leftover essence from sheet masks. You could get fancy and try out one of these reusable masks which you place over your liquidy moisturizer for a few minutes. There should be more product suggestions over in /r/asianbeauty as this seems to be an essential step in Asian skincare.

And maybe consider replacing your BHA liquid(?) with the BHA lotion? Paula's Choice sells a 2% BHA body lotion, which I like because you get get way more product (7 oz) for the same price as the 3.3 oz products. Another option is try the 1% BHA lotion, which should be less drying as well.

u/MaNamIsKahlfin · 5 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I picked up some Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid lotion when I was in Asia and I love it! I pat three drops' worth all over my face and neck before I apply my daily moisturizer. It's done wonders for my dry patches.

u/szmb · 4 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I believe it would be this one - the Hada Labo Gokujyun (or Gokujun) lotion.

u/meakbot · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

[Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist] (
Loads of companies make hyaluronic acid. This one is my favourite.

u/eravas · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

> have also heard 'CeraVe Moisturizing Facial Lotion PM' might be good?

YES. It has niacinamide in it. I usually use this (lasts forever) before using CeraVe PM because of how harsh the weather has been here lately.

Just be cautious because some people are sensitive to ceteareth-20 and cetearyl alcohol, which can cause breakouts.

u/imurkt · 4 pointsr/RandomActsOfAB

I use a layering method and start with The Body Shop Tea Tree toner personally, non AB product that I found myself going back to again and again while I ventured through finding my routine. Tea tree oil is one of my favorite ingredients that helps keep my skin feeling fresh and aid in any hormonal breakout. I follow it up with Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist. A cult fave for AB is Klairs Supple Toner, Kikumasamune sake high moist lotion, and Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Liquid.

Word from the old and practiced though? BUY SAMPLES before you spring for a full sized. u/gothickornchic sells a plethora of decants to sample before you commit to a full sized. It takes 2-3 weeks to see if your skin is going to respond well to a product, and it's awful to buy a full sized and find out that it's a dud, or worse, breaks you out.

It's super fun to buy new stuff but it eventually bites you in the ass. I used to just slather stuff on my face and wish myself luck. It back fired horribly on me back in May and I'm JUST now coming around to clear skin again. Now I test half my face for a week for a break out then another week to really see results.

u/zoborz · 4 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Tbh I don't think it's the percentage of hyaluronic acid that makes the Gokujyun lotion so great, but the molecular weight of it. The lotion uses a low molecular weight of HA which is more bioavailable, i.e. it will sink deeper into your skin rather than just sitting on top. The Gokujyun lotion actually uses 5 different types of HA with different molecular weights which, in theory, can hang onto moisture in varying levels of your skin. HA is also only effective in skincare products up to a certain concentration, so trying to maximize the amount of HA you get per dollar spent is probably going to be a waste of time at a certain point.

As far as cost is concerned, I got mine on Amazon for about $10. I'm really pleased with it so far and don't think I am missing out on any HA goodness because it's only $10.

u/chemkara · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You will definitely benefit from an AHA. The ordinary is a good option for the money.

Add more hydration with a hydrating toner like this one in the morning before your moisturizer.

u/pachydermae · 4 pointsr/tretinoin

I used to be very inconsistent with my tret when I was first prescribed it in high school and I got okay results, when I started using it regularly (after building resistance due to using it sporadically for that first year), that's when the really good results kicked in. I second what the above comment stated and pick one day of the week that you give it a break and use it consistently the other 6 days of the week!

My tips to reduce irritation:

  • Use a good moisturizer or even two with tret each night either before or after but whichever you choose (moisturizer or tret first), let it dry first before applying the other (I love Aveeno and the Cerave PM, but a lot of people have good things to say about the Hado Labo premium lotion and the Cerave in the tub or the Neutrogena fragrance-free Hydroboost, see the popular post from today with its many comments and diverse recommendations:
  • I've recently heard that mixing tret with a niacinamide serum helps with irritation like the one from The Ordinary
  • Be RELIGIOUS about sunscreen every freaking day no matter the weather to reduce irritation
  • I use a hydrating toner (this one: after using a cleanser just to calm and prep my skin, I wait to let it dry and then put on my tret. I don't know if this actually does anything since I feel like it's a placebo but whatever, it doesn't hurt
u/thiswilldonicely · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hada Labo Rohto Goku-jun Hyaluronic Milky Lotion, 140ml

Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist, 5.7 fl. oz. (170ml)

I am in a similar boat to you where a lot of things left me dry and flaky and I used cerave for the longest time before realizing it was actually causing some issues. I found those two lotions which are great. They are light and you don't notice them on your face but they relieve dry feeling and visible dryness and don't break me out. Added benefit of them being cheaper than some other similar things. Also wanted to throw in some personal experience. For years I went to a derm who always made changes that would be harsh on my skin but might fight acne but being so harsh they cause my skin to be irritated and get acne. I finally had enough and stopped going after they added epiduo Forte to my routine when I complained my tretinoin prescription was too strong (it was 4 times the amount I saw anyone else on here had) and they agreed to lower it if I added that which was super strong as well and things got worse. I did end up switching to curology (although I'm in the process of weaning off of that which is actually going really well) and switching off of the harsh antibacterial bar they recommended. Now I just wash my face with a good cleanser and use a bha and aha a couple times a week (I had tried them before and found exfoliating much too harsh while doing the rest) and moisturizer and my skin is the least dry and clearest I've had in the last 8 or so years. Basically I found that less is more and to focus on using things that help my skin be healthy rather than specifically targeting acne which is often drying. Now I'm not saying to ditch your derm. I did go on Accutane, twice actually, and it did help but I think, especially while on it, to just focus on skin health stuff since Accutane will dry it out more. Obviously everyone's skin is different but I thought I'd share this in case it might be helpful to you. Good luck.

u/notevenglennclose · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You might be dehydrated. Have you tried more humectant hydrators, like a hyaluronic acid serum?

Thin one is kinda the gold standard:

u/monicaeyes · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I had the same issue and added the Hada Labo Hyaluronic lotion ( ) to my routine and they’ve disappeared. Maybe your skin just needs more hydration :)

u/LizOwd · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Also as someone with very dry skin ont he Asian Beauty Hype Train this:

changed my life. I use it after toner and before moisturizer and it takes away a lot of the flaky dryness. In the morning I use my moisturizer a Nyx primer and the Sephora Perfect Air Brush Foundation and I have no flakes and my makeup feels light, but stays on. The foundation is $28 and looks great in photos and feels very light.

u/ClemWillRememberThat · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Okay thank you! That confirms what I thought. This week has been brutally cold and windy and I want to step up my moisture game but only saw the Tokyo line available at Walgreens and Ulta. I will be patient and order the Gokujyun online.

One more question for you: Are these the same products?

u/abthrowawayaway · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Hi there guys newbie here, I read the guides and could use help making a simple routine.

Skin Type: Combo Oily (dehydrated?) and shade is closest to 'neutral tan' in this pic | Country/Climate I'm in: SoCal | Top Skin Concern: making it less oily

Current Routine/Products I'm Using: I use this Simple facial wash while I'm taking a shower, and CeraVe moisturing cream afterwards. Thats pretty much it. After reading the guides I'm thinking of making the following routine.


  • Oil Based Cleanser- Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil

  • Low pH water-based cleanser -Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam

  • Moisturizer - The CeraVe previously mentioned, this is ok right, or should I get a different moisturizer?

  • Sun Screen - Biore Sarasara UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++

    PM I'm not really sure what I should use here besides moisturizer, I'm a guy, so I have no makeup to remove.

  • The Simple face wash I already use, because I still have more than half of it left.

  • The CeraVe moisturizer.

    Would a toner be worth it? I'm thinking of adding the Hada Labo Super Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion. And this would go in between the 2nd cleanser and moisturizer right?

    And just to double check, I would use the cleansers while taking a shower, then toner and moisturizer after getting out, and waiting a bit before I use the sunscreen right?

    Anything you guys would add or remove, or just general comments? I'm trying to keep this as simple as possible so if there are any reduncies I'd be happy to take them out.

    Edit: buying these products off amazon is safe right, the all seem to be highly rated so I don't think there would be fakes
u/HouseofFiveLeaves · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Hello, I'm trying to find the correct ingredients list for this product .The Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist to be precise(according to amazon) and I found a cosdna ingredients thingy that has a pretty similar name, is [this] ( the correct ingredients list?

u/emma885 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
  1. Can someone tell me if there's a difference between these two products?

    Rohto Hadalabo Gokujyun Smooth

    Ulta's Hada Labo Anti Aging Hydrator

  2. If I'm using a 2% BHA underneath an oil based moisturizer, will there be degredation of the moisturizer by the BHA? (I usually wait about 15 mins between the two)

    Thanks, lovely SCA'ers! Hope you all have a great weekend!

    edit: I swear I typed 2 not 1 for the second question but it keeps showing up as 1..... weird!
u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Can anyone recommend a good hyaluronic acid serum? Expecting to use it after Vitamin C and before moisturizer in my morning skincare routine.


I've tried:


The Hada Labo one that I've seen recommended on here before, but I didn't notice any changes after 6 weeks of use. Maybe I'm not using it correctly? I followed the instructions on the back...


Timeless HA + Vit C serum and also had no changes after 6 weeks of use :/

u/MOOOOOOOOON · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty
u/MoistSoggyBread · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This is great, I can make better recommendations now. Dove bar soap is great if it doesn't dehydrate your skin, you don't really need a expensive soap; I'd also compare Dove to Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash to see which is cheaper. You said your skin types "dehydrated" so I'd stick to using your CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser only on your face, but make sure this isn't the reason your skin is dehydrated (I don't know if your cleanser foams, but foaming cleansers can further dry out people with sensitive skin). Ultimately, your skin shouldn't feel tight or dry after showering.

If your skin is just dehydrated then you don't really need to add an exfoliant because, yeah they are priced way higher in Canada. Chemical exfoliants are more for evening skin tones and cleaning out pores, but you can check out SN AHA Toner, they should ship internationally. (Even in the US chemical exfoliants can be super pricey)

I personally don't really see a problem with deodorant with aluminum, but I know Lush carries aluminum free deodorant bars and powder that're reasonably priced in Canada, Arm & Hammer has their Essential Deo line, and a lot of vegan deodorants are aluminum free, I have no idea how well any of these products work though :(.

Applying lotion after showering can be really good, doing this seals in moisture. I don't know what CeraVe product your using as a moisturizer, but CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is really good at rehydrating skin due to it having ceramides. If you think that's too expensive/already using it, you can just use it to focus on areas that are really dehydrated; but I'd also check out this lotion. HadaLabo Lotion is a reasonably priced Hyaluronic acid thats great for dehydrated skin and if you use it for full body it should last awhile.

The cocoa butter is more of a cheap alt. for a deep thick moisturizer. Just a warning, I'd be careful with finding a high concentration glycolic acid; those are AHAs and over 15% they verge into chemical peel territory, constant use without having a tolerance can really mess up your moisture barrier. For reference I use Alpha 12% lotion a glycolic acid 2-3 times a week, but it's way more expensive in Canada and this is after using lower concentration acids for about 6 months^^super ^^good ^^for ^^my ^^scars ^^though . My skin types definitely not like yours though so if you can find something cheap I don't want to discourage you, I'd say go for it.

Last thing, I'd look up on humectants and occlusives, you said you use vaseline so I think you have that covered though. I use something akin to vaseline at night after everything else to seal all the moisture in.

I really tried to curate this to you so nothing would be too expensive, but if you use anything recommended it should help a lot. Focus on moisturizing, don't get discouraged we're our own worst critics, post to the sub if you have anymore questions-everyone heres pretty friendly, and good luck!

u/apathetichearts · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Great, you're ahead of the game then.


The Hada Labo Gokujyun Moist is the Hylauronic Acid one... "lotion" is just what the Japanese call hydrating toners. I'm talking about this one, is that what you have? I'd try applying it with a mist and some other hydrating layers and the right moisturizer to seal it in, but you could be sensitive to one if the ingredients too.


Is this the honey you have from Trader Joe's? That's mine, I love the texture of it but any raw honey will do. Someone else actually asked me below how I used it, go take a look there I explained in detail how I use it :)


Have you read Snow White and the Asian Pear's post on what I think she calls "the shell." It's what some dehydrated skin types have, it's this dead layer of skin that keeps products from absorbing. AHA and BHA are your best friend for that. In the meantime, I'd order a konjac sponge to use if you're just going to be using water for now. It'll provide some really gentle exfoliation and help cleanse your skin.


My current hydrating products for daytime are the Tosowoong Green Tea Facial Mist (it's awesome, like a essence in a spray bottle), Cosrx FTE (will be trying a different FTE next though), Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil,HL lotion, Tosowong Propolis ampoule, Scinic Aqua AIO, HL Shirojyun Milk, and Benton Snail Bee Steam Cream to seal it in. I was using the Enprani Moistfull Booskin but I didn't find it very hydrating and I may cut out the Goodal Water Oil due to fragrance.


I sheet mask at least once a day and I use sleeping packs during the day also if I'm just hanging out at home. I've just started sheet masking regularly but I've tried quite a few masks and have a ton more on the way too. So far the ones I would repurchase are the LJH Tea Tree Masks, the Enprani Pearl Masks, the MBD masks in Black Pearl and Imperial Bird's Nest, and the Lovemore masks in Pearl Barley & Milk and Rose Hybrida because they smell amazing and they're super sheer. I also would buy the Tony Moly Pureness 100 masks in Hylauronic Acid and Pearl again, they're good cheap masks to have around. I expect my sheet masks to be super hydrating or brightening otherwise I'm not interested.

u/Cubbby · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Looks like the same one, but the older version. This one would be the newer version. I'm not sure what the differences are between the 2 though :/

u/shizade · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have! What worked for me was topical zinc and a DIY tea tree oil/ACV face spray for the fungus. For dehydration, a [hylauronic acid ](Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist, 5.7 fl. oz. (170ml) twice a day then a thin layer of Vaseline at night.

u/mynomdeplumeisplume · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Sure! (FYI, these are not affiliate or referral links):

Kohaku Hada Lotion Moist

Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion Moist.

To get the most effective results, they're best applied to a damp face, so apply it right after washing. Just pour a few drops into your palm, rub your hands together and pat it into your skin. Then put on your moisturizer and pray to the benevolent alien overlords for swift skin justice!

u/IrisThrowsLikeAGirl · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I second the dehydrated skin mention. Looks and feels dry but is oily on top?
Are you exfoliating? Stop it right now, for at least a few weeks. I know it makes your skin smoother but that if you are doing that it is definitely a contributing factor to the oily/dry skin in the middle of your face. You can probably find a method of doing exfoliation that works for you in the future, but right now your skin cannot handle it.
Do not underestimate the amazing healing powers of aquaphor. Slather it on at night and your skin will feel better in the morning/makeup will go on better (once you wash it off of course)
If the cera ve isn't cutting it, try adding in a serum or something. I too find that cera ve cream isn't enough for me, i've found that using these products have helped a bit (plus aquaphor)

Alternatively there are other moisturizers that are like cera ve but stronger. The only one I know of is the Cheryl Lee cream but that one is much more expensive. I haven't tried it yet but I've ordered some.

When you say the cera ve isn't cutting it, do you mean it doesn't moisturize enough? or that it interferes with your foundation application?
I don't wear foundation everyday, but when I do, I use this one.
I bought it at a drugstore though it is admittedly not a typical drugstore price. However its very dense and a small size is all you need.

u/ajhart · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hiya I too suffer from extremely dry thick skinned feet (oh the sounds when then touch my bed sheets ;-;) and just using lotions never worked for me.

I started adding hada labo gokujyun lotion moist ( to my routine to help my moisturizer on my face and said 'hmm why not put it on my feet to help that lotion work better?' And it really did help :D

So my night time foot routine goes like this

-pumice stone scrub on rough callous in the shower
-apply hada labo gokujyun lotion moist to my feet(rub 1or 2 drops in your palms and then pat it on)
-apply a generous amount of nivea cream and rub it into the skin as much as possible(using it as an excuse for a foot massage from a SO is acceptable and recommend :p)
-put on thick(personal preference fuzzy) socks
-pass the fuck out

YMMV but I hope you find something that works for you good luck!

u/Annathyst · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I bought mine off Amazon and it was prime, heres the listing

u/flowers3459 · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Whaaat? I'm seeing it right here with Prime 2-day shipping.

u/nomadicfille · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

>I recently stopped by the Grand Asian market (Cary NC)

Could you report back what other brands they carry when you go back? That store has been there since before I moved to Cary as a child ( pre 1995 omg). Only went in there once or twice but when I come back for a visit definitely making a shopping trip (also for the food) there.

As for Hada Labo,the Gokujun Lotion is super popular on the sub as well as in Japan. Also, the moisturizing perfect gel has started to get some love on this sub as well which I think would be good for you as a moisturizer.

u/covermeinmoonlight · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Just to check: are these the same products you're using? I'm mostly looking for moisturizers at the moment!


Nature Republic

u/R2-B2 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Your face sounds like mine, and I had been messing with my moisture barrier for too long. These two moisturizers have been a godsend for me:

(1) Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion This isn't really a "moisturizer" per se, but it helps bring and keep moisture to the surface of the skin.

(2) Rohto Hada-Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Milk This is an emulsifier, technically, but on top of the hyaluronic lotion, it works as an amazing moisturizer.

u/_saratoga · 3 pointsr/japanlife

Shiseido speedy perfect whip. It's great because it foams up without a net and isn't drying like many other cleansers. It's something like 500~700yen at any pharmacy. Follow up with some Hadalabo gel/lotion and you're good to go.

u/klh117117 · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Yay! I’m glad to hear that.

I use Cerave! But when my skin was super dry/dehydrated I started also using Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid lotion and it saved my skin and made it more normal than dry. If you’re interested, you can buy it on Amazon and should use it after you cleanse while your face is still a little wet. Then let it soak in - no rinsing required! Follow with moisturizer. On amazon here: Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist, 5.7 fl. oz. (170ml)

u/Snix0805 · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Yup it's the gold bottle. Here are some links for your reference.

This is the Premium one in a gold bottle with the much thicker consistency.

This is the Hada Labo Moist which is less thicker than the Premium

I'll also include the Hada Labo Light since people often get confused between this and the moist. As its name implies, this toner/lotion is just like water, light enough to easily ne absorbed by the skin.

Dry-skinned people would tend to go for the moist while oily-skinned people could benefit more from the light. I could also see myself using the light one during humid summer days.

u/n00bquake · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Rant: So unfortunately, I have had to stop using the beloved CeraVe PM moisturizer. As much as I hoped I didn't have a sensitivity to fatty alcohols, I noticed more and more closed comedones around my face as the weeks went by (using CeraVe Hydrating + PM moisturizer). Gonna cut out the products with fatty alcohols and hope things improve.

Also, I tried out some La Mer Lip balm gifted it to me and sure enough, next morning I had new whiteheads around my mouth. Still recovering from this breakout... avoid if you're clog-prone! Looking at the ingredient list, I wish had never put it on. Gonna stick to good ol' petroleum jelly for now.

Rave: EltaMD Clear SPF 46! Love it! Goes on smoothly, nice smell, and didn't sting my eyes. I LOVE that it also imparts a slight white sheen; I'm so pale I can't even wear foundation because I can never find a shade that matches. I haven't noticed the "balling up" effect but then again, I don't wear foundation so I guess that's just a non-issue for me.

[PSA] New Purchase: WA residents, check out your closest Uwajimaya for Asian skincare goodies! Picked up Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Lotion and My Beauty Diary Apple Masks and didn't have to pay for international shipping!

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/xprplninja · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

If you mean this one then it's a toner. It's really just super thin, watery moisturizer that you use before your regular moisturizer though. It's really nice and hydrating.

u/mesahal · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

yeah lol.... your skin looks pretty damn good to me. I zoomed in, which no one does in real life, but maybe i'm seeing you have some dryness on the right side of your nose? Personally I have not liked the CeraVe moisturizers (this sub loves them tho). I found that it made my face feel kinda greasy so i thought i was moisturizing but it wasn't exactly sucking into my skin so i had dry flakes still. after hours on this sub i settled on this Hada Labo "lotion"- it's hyaluronic acid which you can read about further here but it's more like a serum than a 'western' lotion but it's incred for me. idk if you even have a dry skin issue but... imho

I'd say keep your lips, beard, and face moisturized and try maybe and under eye patch with collagen-- they are fun and idk if they work but i feel like a diva doing it and i think it's probably a placebo but i like it. below i saw recs for vitamin c and drinking water which are good suggestions too

u/ohwhereismycoffee · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

It's the Hada Labo Gokujyun lotion in the moist type. Here's a link to it on amazon

u/lgbtqbbq · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion Moist. It's this one.

u/KirkOmelette · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

My skin was super dehydrated a few months ago, and like others have recommended, I completely stopped using Stridex for a couple of weeks and focused on only using moisturizing products. After that, my dry patches almost completely went away! I started using it again, but only once or twice a week.

A hydrating toner like Hadalabo Hyaluronic Lotion could also help a lot.

OCM and cold creams are wonderful! I love using Albolene to take off my makeup and/or sunscreen. I have very sensitive, dry skin and it moisturizes very well and doesn't cause breakouts.

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/Desdor · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Get suncreen first and wear it everyday. Most people love the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence. Apply moisturiser in the morning, followed by suncreen on a daily basis.

If your skin is dry I recommend looking into a moisturiser with hyaluronic acid. Hada Labo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion is suggested by most people. You can layer vaseline or aquaphor on top to seal the moisture.

CeraVe moisturisers are also widely recommended. But it would be wise to patch test before using. It has ingredients that some people can't tolerate.

If you think your current routine works, introduce vitamin c slowly. Retinol is very irritating. I don't think waxing beforehand is a good idea. Read more about retinol. This should be the last thing to add to your routine <3

u/Sukashu · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Hey there! I haven't experienced breakouts in response to new products, but I am definitely acne prone in general. I really like this toner: Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Been using it for about a year and that's the product that has helped my skin the most so far. I used to get really oily - I think from my skin being dry. Since I've been using this my face never gets oily. Literally can't think of a time my face has felt oily, which I wouldn't have believed that was possible a year ago! I'm not a hardcore AB-er, so that's the only question I feel qualified to help with. Good luck with your routine! =)

u/Lizardbreath · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

The one OP is talking about is currently $15 on Amazon, and available for free shipping with prime or orders over $35!

u/Alura0 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hydrating toners really helped me out, you can find a ton of suggestions on the /r/asianbeauty sub, some you can get on Amazon like hada labo gokyugin , or klairs supple preparation

Also it may sound counter intuitive, but putting straight water on your face and letting it air dry can be more drying to your skin, dry your face well after you wash it!

Hydrating toners we're a game changer for me, I won't be without one anymore!

u/A_New_Start_For_Me · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Whoops, I just checked my order history after reading your post, and I got the lotion! Although what you linked and my amazon purchase link look exactly the same, maybe your site means to say lotion? It's so confusing since they mean vastly different things in Japan than they do over here :/

u/ncasiano · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Sounds like you need to add some moisture that won't make you too oily. I would add a good toner after washing your face, particularly in your T-zone (if that's where your skin is oily). I would also add a moisturizer that isn't too heavy. I really like the Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid lotion for that. Your skin will drink it right up. As for masks, I really like this Green Tea one from SokoGlam. It's $2 and you can actually use it twice. They're super hydrating and leave your skin feeling supple. Let me know if you'd like a referral code!

u/lolinfi · 2 pointsr/CatsandCosmetics

I'm on mobile so I can only link the US version, but give this one a try? Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Lotion

The acid can hold like 6x it's weight in water and that's how it helps moisturize your skin :D It's very liquidy (almost like a toner) so you put a few drops in your hand and pat/rub into your face. I noticed a difference the next day but YMMV!

u/Addylicious · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Hi guys, im new to all this and sorry if this has been asked before or if I'm doing this wrong, but I'm looking to introduce more moisture into my routine beyond just a moisturizer. What do you guys think of the Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist after cleansing? I'm a little oily and worried maybe it's not for me but feel really dry after I do my two step cleansing unless I have a sheet mask to help me out. I've heard good things - any suggestions?

u/marley0609 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

You've gotten some good advice. And I see that you're planning on reading up on r/AsianBeauty, which is awesome. I firmly believe in that type of practice. You don't have to use exclusively AB approved products. But they are often a good place to start.

My first recommendation is a super gentle cleanser with the proper pH. This is the first change I made and it had an almost immediate positive effect on my skin. My personal suggestion is COSRX Good Morning Low pH Cleanser, but there are so many other fabulous choices out there.

My next suggestion for you would be LJH TeaTree 90 Essence. I, and many others, have found it to be an incredibly powerful yet gentle tool in the battle against acne. I will never be without it.

After that I'd suggest a good lotion. When your skin is still dehydrated and irritated it can be wonderful to just do several layers of a nice gentle lotion. For me, that was a big takeaway of AB. Instead of drying out my skin with cleanser and then glopping on a heavy moisturizer and expecting it all to balance out, I've learned to use gentle products and layer lighter moisturizers. My suggestion for a first lotion to try would be Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion. I also adore COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and find it to be exceptionally soothing.

There are so many different ways you can go for a final moisturizer. And there's no telling what your skin will need once it's more balanced and not dehydrated (different from dry). It's taken me almost two years to settle on one.

Chemical exfoliants are probably the last thing to focus on. You really want to have the rest of your routine in place before you start introducing them. You want to give a new chemical exfoliant several weeks to see how it effects your skin. Ideally 6 to 8 weeks.

Good luck!

u/SiameseGunKiss · 2 pointsr/funny

Fuckin psoriasis. My hands are pretty much the only place I don't have at least one small patch.

This stuff has been a real lifesaver, I put it on before moisturizing and it really helps everything soak in. Also, Aquaphor after you moisturize can help seal it all on too. Godspeed, friend.

u/oceanblaze · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

The Biore Watery Essence has a lot of alcohol in it which could be making your dry skin worse and increasing your oil production. I had to stop using it for the same reason. TBH I haven't found a sunscreen that works well for me yet, everything is either too greasy or dries my sensitive skin out, so I don't really have a recommendation for a substitute I'm sorry :( But there are a million sunscreen posts on this sub with heaps of recommendations if you do want a replacement... Just avoid ones with high alcohol content if you have dry skin. The only other thing I would suggest is that you could try layering a water based serum/essence designed for hydration underneath the cerave pm. A lot of people have luck with the Habo Lado Gokujun lotion, like this one:

u/paskiaq · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Have you tried a hydrating toner? Hada labo makes a very popular one: I find a hydrating layer really helps with flaking and absorption of the cream on top. Good luck!

u/EvangelineG · 2 pointsr/muacjdiscussion

Examples available at Canadian drugstores- Aqualia Thermal Power Serum Vichy, Indeed Laboratories Hydraluron Moisture Serum

As others have mentioned, Deciem is a Canadian company and that would be my go to- The Ordinary has a very inexpensive HA + B5 serum, and then there is the Hylamide HA Booster and NIOD MMHC serum. These can be found online or in physical stores in some of the larger centres.

AB also has some great HA products- Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist is a popular choice, and readily available on amazon.

u/somedayicarus · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction


u/dumplingpanda · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Skin Type: dehydrated and oily t zone
Country/Climate: East Coast, USA

Current Routine/Products I'm Using:


u/NanoDice · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Thank you! It does help!

I've actually recently suspected that my skin is dehydrated instead. This is my routine:

AM- Hada Labo Gokujyun Foam Cleanser --> Benton Steam Cream --> Holika Holika Aloe Vera 99%

PM - Kose Softymo Cleansing Oil --> Hada Labo Gokujyun Foam Cleanser --> Benton Steam Cream --> Holika Holika Aloe Vera 99%

I've recently tried putting on Benton Steam Cream and Cosrx Snail Cream together because I thought I wasn't putting on enough. Even if I used just one of them, it becomes oily after some hours. Should I try some gel instead? Specifically the Rosette Ceramide Gel?

Also, are you talking about this lotion?

u/Iledahorsetowater · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Always recommend the cera ve SA renewal cleanser. It’s amazing and events your skin and brightens it. I actually use the SA renewal body wash, you get a lot and I can use it on my face as well. The Cera Ve SA body lotion is also love, sometimes I use it on my face. Makes body super smooth, these two are dream team.

I think the dream routine:


u/shredderjesus · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Okay so let's break it down to possible causes.

  1. Your routine

    As far as your cleanser and exfoliant goes, everything looks great. However, you may be washing with too-hot water and combined with dry indoor heat and dry outside chills, your skin may be moisturized but not really soaking it up. I really suggest a once or twice weekly face mask with hydrating properties to seal in your skin. Also a lot of people on this subreddit really love Vaseline to lock in moisture. It's your call how you want to approach adding moisture to your skin.

    One product that I love that you can find in any Japanese market is the Hada Labo Gokyujin moisturizer ( It's almost the texture of water but I splash that on THEN add a moisturizer on top if my skin is extra dry. But it soaks into your skin like a dream. I have really noticed a difference in adding this into my routine. I actually mix it with my serum and let it sit after my BHA exfoliant.

  2. Diet

    There are two key things I can really suggest to combat dullness. The first is drink water. 9/10 you're probably dehydrated. Drink as much as you can, even when you feel fine. You should be drinking plenty. Also, and this is a really unpopular suggestion but it's what got my skin in shape: quit milk and dairy. Eggs are fine but any animal-milk based substances really wreak havoc on your skin. Same goes for meat. I love both products, but quitting milk-based products and reducing meat have really gone a long way in ensuring brighter skin. Obviously, treat yourself occasionally!
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/Sharkswithballoons · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

My skin hates all creamy moisturizers.
After a year of trial and error, the only thing that has worked for me so far has been two thin layers hada labo gokujun lotion (not the premium. My skin hated premium) and recently the addition of rose hip seed oil. Dunno why. Even on a decently strong dose of tret this is all my skin wants.

u/jlamdalamda · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I was just dealing with dry skin issues myself and found a lot of good suggestions on /r/skincareaddiction.

Things that helped me (and now my foundation sits soooo much better on my face):

  1. light exfoliation with a wash cloth after I wash my face. Use a gentle, non foaming cleanser. I only exfoliate a couple times of week though.

  2. hydrating toner or serum applied onto a wet face (after washing). The Trader Joe’s hyaluronic acid serum is good at about $8. And the Hada Labo is also a HG for a lot of people. I just started using it a week ago, and it’s helping improve my skin too. Be sure to follow it with a moisturizer.

  3. I really love Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing lotion. The gel is good too but wasn’t hydrating enough for me.

  4. I use a hydrating primer like Too Faced’s Hangover primer before applying foundation.

  5. At night, I love the Cerave Healing Ointment for my lips. It’s better than any lip balm I’ve tried, and my liquid lipstick applies so much nicer the next day.

    Hope that helps!

u/mshtrtz · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I think it'll help your skin just in general. You'll be properly removing any SPF (and if you wear makeup), so you won't be left with any residue after your second cleanser.

What kind of moisturizer are you thinking about specifically? Are you asking in regards to my mention of hydration? Because those tend to be hydrating toners, not moisturizers. It may be a bit confusing. The easier way to think about it is hydrating toners add water to your skin, moisturizers add oil. You ideally need to have both.

As far as a moisturizer goes, I think the Mizon Black Snail you have is great, I use it actually, but it's not going to get the whole job done (The all-in-one label thing is misleading. Few things that advertise themselves as all-in-one are). I would say add a hydrating toner, like Hada Labo or Kikumasamune, follow with the Mizon Black Snail AIO, then finish off with an occlusive layer to seal in the moisture and hydration. This would usually be some sort of sleeping pack.

u/dick_lovin · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm a follower of Asian Beauty (AB) subreddit so most of the products I'm using are Asian brands. If you are open to Asian skin care products, I would personally recommend these 2 products that I've been using for years. I love them because they are so effective and cheap.

  1. Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist
    This is Japanese product. The name says lotion but it is very thin and watery. It has Hyaluronic Acid which can help combat dryness.

  2. Kikumasamune Sake Skin Lotion High Moisture
    This gem is another amazing product from Japan. I would bathe in it if I could. This is my holy water. It makes my skin so plump, hydrating, and glow. It contains rice ferment and ceramides which are very good for skin. The only downside is that it smells like sake or alcohol even thou it does NOT have alcohol in it. The smell comes from the rice ferment filtrate. Fermented products are believed to be very good for skin and very popular in Asian skincare. Some people are bothered by its scent, I don't.

    You can use either of them, or in combination like I do. And yes, toner goes before moisturizers.

    Hope this helps and good luck. Let me know if you have other questions.
u/Nekkosan · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Amazon carries lots of Hada Labo. carries some too.
For Hyaluronic Acid this toner is great, though often it's on Amazon Prime:

Biore Watery Essence is popular sunscreen though it has a good amount of alcohol so it's not for everyone. It's lightweight though . Shiseido Senka Aging has way less alcohol if you are dryer.

u/SouthernBasis · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'll pick up the SPF today and order this recommendation. I'm happy with the ingredients list and reviews, and your personal cosign. I'm being told by Amazon UK that this is the "newer" version of your recommendation. Is this the case, or should I stick to this? I'm afraid I do not read the language. Is this an aesthetic or ingredient difference?

u/digoxinprincess · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've struggled with a lot of things, cc's included. I over-exfoliated for way too long and only recently started incorporating more "hydrating" products into my routine. I haven't broken out because of the products but everyone's skin reacts differently, and I totally understand your concern! If you do decide to buy new products, I suggest patch testing and not introducing more than one product at a time for a couple weeks. This is the hada labo moist lotion.

u/Tajaia · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction


I have come to the conclusion that although I have acne issues, my face is also dehydrated, and I need to combat that first. Based on my current routine, I'm going to reduce my BHA and retinoid and have it like so:


  • Water
  • intensive moisturiser I was thinking this one
  • Sunscreen


  • Light oil cleanser
  • Same moisturiser
  • Hyaluronic Acid (I currently have a small sample of one, but was thinking of getting this one)
  • layer of Vaseline

    ADVICE NEEDED: Is it ok to use a moisturiser on top of a HA? What order should it be? How are the products I've suggested? My plan is to do this for 2-3 weeks, and then go back to using my effaclar and differin.
u/ItsStellar · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Can someone describe to me, or better yet show a picture of how much hada labo regular they use? I got mine two weeks or so ago and I nearly screamed (but I didn't because that causes wrinkles) when I saw there is only half left. I am clearly using way too much, which I have a tendency to do.

u/horseshoe_crabby · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I use a Japanese (Rohto hadalabo gokujun hyaluronic acid lotion is Japanese, right? I should know where my products come from...) product, but you may be able to find it in Seoul. Or you can look for a similar product. The Hyaluronic acid is the ingredient you'd want to look for. It's very hydrating. I use it before a heavy moisturinf cream (cetaphil in the tub) and it helps my very dry, dehydration-prone skin a lot.

Amazon link so you can compare to local stuff, if you can see the link:
Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist 5.7floz/170ml

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/meg0neurotHe11 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

i would say about 6 months really before i noticed smoother texture and smaller pores. have you thought about adding moisture in other forms? for example you can add a hyaluronic serum after you apply the RAM, let that soak in, and the apply your nivea/jelly. you can add layers or moisture, like the asian beauty method. if you have a minute you can check out the asianbeauty sub. But the whole method is basically adding moisture every step. so after cleansing, you could do a sheet mask to add moisture to your skin. then use the RAM, and that absorbs very quick. after that, use a hyaluronic serum for example. then the last layer of nivea to seal everything in. Asianbeauty tends to use a LOT of steps so don't get too overwhelmed, i'd just focus on adding one or 2 extra things because keep in mind, the more things you ass, the more likely a reaction. But sheet masks are a good easy simple way to try out if you like it. My Beauty Diary has a variety you can choose from, i like the yellow box birds nest one its very hydrating. And hyaluronic essence is also pretty popular. One of the most popular is the Hada Labo hyaluronic serum which you use like a toner. It's on amazon, tons of great reviews and can add moisture to your skin.

It's all a ymmv thing with skin unfortunately :(

u/DBathory · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddictionUK

What made the biggest difference for me was a good hydrating toner and a hyaluronic acid. I'd recommend Kikumasamune sake lotion which is a lovely relief to use after cleansing and Hada Labo Gokujyn Moist Lotion, which is a huge help for dehydration because it has a good amount hyaluronic acid and does a great job of holding into the skin any further hydrating layers you use. I'd have a good look into and try some hydrating serums and/or toners as the thick moisturisers you are using on there own just will not be enough to hydrate. Lots of good info about this over on r/asianbeauty as they're very focused on hydrating layers to heal and improve the skin. A great fun method I've found for an instant flood of hydration is the [Korean 7 skin method] (

u/i_like_oliver · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have been dealing with redness for a while too. I'm pretty sure it's primarily genetic, but being dehydrated does not do me any favors.

There are a couple of things I've tried or been told to try and some have helped a bit. My mom has rosacea and I'm pretty sure I have a mild case of it as well, but I haven't really target that as much as I have tried to create a soothing routine.

Anywho things I've been told/tried (Amazon links just for info, you may consider buying some of these else where, if you decide to buy them at all):

  • Cosrx Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence: I personally didn't see any direct redness reducing effects, but I do really love this as a hydrating essence. I use it to mix oils into quite often.

  • LRP Cicaplast Baume B5: This stuff is THICC. Very soothing for me. Immediate redness reducing with some last effects. It is not very cosmetically elegant so I don't use it during the day.

  • Hada Labo Moist: This is a hydrating toner. This primarily helps with redness by plumping and hydrating my face. I find this to be an absolute workhorse in my routine, but kind of boring at the same time. I may switch to the premium version when I'm finished with my current bottle.

  • Klairs Supple Preparation Toner: This is very soothing for me and I find it does help short term with redness relif. You may have some issues with the essential oils that are in this formula, but they have just a released one that is Unscented!

  • Dr. Jart Color Correcting Treatment: This doesn't fix the problem for me, but it does cover the redness very nicely. I really like using this instead of foundation or a BB cream, it evens out my complexion very well. A little goes a long way!

  • Niacinamide: There are several products that I have tested because they contained Niacinamide. If you'd like I would be happy to link them to you. I really like this ingredient and I find it to be very helpful in a lot of ways.

  • SPF: I feel silly saying this, but honestly using SPF regularly cut my redness in half.

  • Centella Asiatica: This is one of the main soothing ingredients in the LRP Baume & Dr. Jart Color Corrector I mentioned earlier. There are several products that feature it from multiple brands. I know a couple of weeks ago there was this thread about it on /r/AsianBeauty

  • Rosehip Seed Oil: I only linked the Trilogy because that is the one I am testing right now. I really like this oil and may look for a different brand going forward. I'm not positive that it is helping my general redness, but it IS doing wonders for some of the PIE spots that I have on my chin.

    Wow, I have just realized I've written you a book. My bad! I hope this helps some. These are just my experiences and suggestions, ymmv. Let me know if you have any other questions!
u/pinguinolatino · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Oh yeah they have lots of products it gets confusing fast lol. It's the HADALABO Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist
They also sell smaller travel size version if you want to try it out too

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/queenblackacid · 2 pointsr/Rosacea

I have erythematotelangiectatic rosacea with a papule or two every month. My cheeks are covered in permanent telangiectasias, but I don't mind them because I can cover it with makeup easily. I've had them since I was a kid. Occasionally I get a small papule or two

My nose has worsened over the last 5 years. I have no telangiectasias but my whole nose up to the bridge has diffuse erythema. Above the bridge of my nose has some redness too, leaving the bridge of my nose white... The redness goes away if I press on my nose (it blanches - not permanent). It is difficult to keep makeup on my nose throughout the day without it coming off. This is the most annoying thing about rosacea for me.

My forehead has patches of eczema either side that I've had success treating with elidel (pimecrolimus cream) and a better skincare routine. I have rosacea in the middle of my forehead. Easy to cover with makeup.

I've tried metrogel and finacea, both without effect. Finacea just hurts my skin. I'm taking 50mg doxycycline capsules and I thought they were working, but then I forgot for a while. It's difficult to tell. Rosacea is difficult to control, unfortunately.


I currently use the following of an evening:

  • Mineral oil massage to remove makeup - emulsify and remove in the shower with water.

  • Sulwhasoo Snowise Ex Cleansing Foam - low pH cleansing foam that leaves my skin lovely and clean without over-cleansing.

  • Actives - Elidel for eczema if required.

  • Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Toner - Not astrigent at all. Super slippery base makes the next steps more effective.

  • Holy Snails Shark Sauce and Snowbang Essence - Small amount, mix together in hand and wipe across face. Contains ceramides to help replenish lipid barrier, niacinamide and n-acetyl glucosamine for anti-inflammatory effects, lots more lovely stuff.

  • Mizon Snail Repair All In One cream - Small amount all over face. It's a very light cream, almost like a gel. It has a lovely texture.

  • Shara Shara Honey Bomb Ampoule - niacinamide, so good. Small amount, all over face.

  • La Roche Posay Lipikar Baume AP+ - One pump to cover whole face (400ml bottle has a pump). I love this stuff. Niacinamide (anti-inflammatory), glycerin (humectant), shea butter (emollient), mineral oil & silicone (occlusive emollients).

  • CosRX Ultimate Moisturising Honey Overnight Mask OR Mizon Snail Repair Recovery Gel - Moisturising gel to "set" the layers of moisturiser beneath. I'm still testing out the snail recovery gel, not sure if I like it because it doesn't "set" as well.

    In the morning I gently wash the set slippery layers off with water and apply:

  • Actives - Elidel for eczema if required.

  • Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Toner

  • Holy Snails Shark Sauce & Snowbang Essence

  • Mizon Snail Repair All In One cream

  • Lipikar Baume AP+ on bad skin days, or CosRX Ultimate Honey Overnight Mask on good days.

  • Shiseido Hada Senka Mineral Water Gel SPF 50+ - I love the finish of this sunscreen. Sunscreen is super, super important, especially with the niacinamide use. Use a sunscreen every single day, even in winter, even if only inside. Every day!

    I take a resveratrol capsule every day to combat sirtuin inhibition caused by niacinamide.

    I've been following this routine for four months and my skin has improved a lot in terms of texture. The flaky patches went away and the eczema almost completely disappeared with occasional maintenance use of elidel and just generally looking after my skin. The rosacea erythema has stayed the same, but I have developed fewer papules. Hopefully, if I can remember to take the doxycycline, the redness of my nose may also improve.
u/bbdoll · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

i really like /r/asianbeauty brands for this, they're cheap and effective. they do hydration way better! i'm currently using this one by hada labo and it's really helping. i just put some into the palm of my hand and use my other hand to pat it into my face. i can seriously do this process 3-4 times in a row and my skin soaks all of it up.

Kikumasamune high moist is another popular one. i'm going to be testing a sample of this one by cezanne soon because the ingredients are insanely good.

you can buy samples on /r/asianbeautyexchange :) i've bought from this seller a lot and have had a great experience.

whatever you get, apply it at night and seal it in with a thin layer of vaseline, aquaphor, or cerave healing ointment - otherwise your dry air will just undo all of the hydration you just put into your skin!

u/JusKnowThat · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Is this the Hada Labo product that everyone talks about on here?

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/girlteal · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Wow, okay thank you. So, then it's just a toner to apply after cleansing? I am guessing the only moisturizing properties it contains is the glycerin?
For a moment I thought it was like this one

It's just that I am looking for something light to moisturize with

u/HydrationSeeker · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Sensitive skin can be a nightmare right? Have you spoken to your prescriber? Cause they can give suggestions.

Your suggestion for putting on a barrier before you cleanse is not a crazy one. Go with your intuition. Before I added an emulsifier to my oil cleanser I would massage my face with hemp seed oil, rinse off with warm water, then use a little foaming cleanser. It helped my skin tolerate the foaming cleanser better. Ultimately I found my face doesn't like foaming cleansers, although a gentle sensitive skin micellar water on a cotton round then rinse works wonders with a rinse afterwards. (Garnier pink cap from the pharmacy but there are plenty of other brands).


Hydration, think fragrance free sensitive skin formulas, a good one to use after you've washed your face is Hada Labo Gokujun Hyaluronic here. Let that dry for 20 - 30mins then apply your Tret. This is not the prescribed way, it is buffering that your face doesn't dry to a crisp before you put on your Tret or BP. Do a wait afterwards then apply a moisturiser and an occlusive after that. Layering in that moisture and buffering, yes reducing the potency of the medication until your skin tolerates it then you can go back to clean skin. It is just a suggestion. Ask over on /r/tretinoin and seach for peoples skincare routines, you might find a skin twin.

Good luck.

u/ultrakawaii · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Hi there, guys and girls! Just a quick question: I am looking into buying Hada Labo Gokujyun lotion and a little bit confused about the naming. Is this the correct one?

u/winstonsmithluvsbb · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

OP, you should look more into hyaluronic acid. I know you said you did, but simply putting it on your skin isn't enough.

As someone else mentioned, HA can hold 1,000 times its weight in moisture. However, if your environment is dry, HA is so powerful it can actually pull moisture from your skin because there's nowhere else to pull it from.

So it's important to know if your environment is really cold, windy, or dry. Either way, one of the best ways to use HA is to mix it with another moisturizer.

I will highly, highly recommend you try Cerave lotions. There are a few different ones to try. Their new gel oil seems to be great for dry skin types.

At night, use heavier moisturizers, and put a thin layer of vaseline over your moisturizer.

Look into /r/asianbeauty, they know a lot about keeping your skin dewey, hydrated, and plump. As a matter of fact, one of the best products I see mentioned to moisturize skin that contains hyaluronic acid is Hada Labo's Gokujyun lotion

u/SpiritSnake · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Personally, I think your current routine isn't looking too bad. You may want to consider using something a bit less stripping as a face wash on your oily days, have you tried the CVS cleanser on your oily days as well?

For the dry days, maybe add a hydrating toner after your spot treatment. The Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion is pretty popular (and I've had great success with it) or the Kikumasamune Sake Skin Lotion is another great option and is fantastic for repairing the moisture barrier. You could also try adding a sheet mask (something like this or this) after your entire routine, or before you apply your oil.

Hope that helps!

u/LilKaylie · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I recently ordere

u/nerdtruck · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hmm... I think mine is a different version from Muse's, as it dispenses into the palm. Here is what I bought. Users/reviewers say to pat it into the skin until it feels tacky.

u/hotnspicychickn · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I have this one (hyaluronic lotion) - not sure if that's the same as the "cream" but I really like it. It holds in moisture, so when I use it (I do: cleansing -> vit C -> Missha FTE -> Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid lotion -> moisturizer) it really keeps my face moisturized. If I used it in place of a moisturizer on dry skin, I don't think it would work as well.

u/wutwutchickenbuttwut · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Do NOT use skinfood toners. They tend to go heavy on the alcohol with most of their toners and that will not work well on sensitive skin.

I personally enjoy this

It says lotion but it's an Asian toner.

u/MisterPhalange · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty
u/Mestone · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Ok, I just added these 3 new products and I think I'm using them in the right spot & order, but I thought I'd ask for second opinions. The newbies are: Hada Labo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist, Scinic Honey AIO ampoule, Skin Daily Niancinamide 5% serum.

Actives (BHA/AHA depending on day)

  • Hada Labo HA
  • Scinic Honey
  • Niacinamide 5%
    Cerave in tub (only sometimes, my skin seems pretty moisturized after the above 3)

    Should I leave it as it is, or switch the Niacinamide and Honey ampoule?
u/LifeMakesLemonade · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I’m looking for something that will end my affair with dry/dehydrated skin. I’m very sensitive to fatty alcohols, so finding something moisturizing without those is a real struggle. After browsing AB for a bit, it looks like Hada Labo Gokujyn lotion is going to be my gateway drug into the world of Asian skincare! Just to be sure, this is the one I’ll want to get right?. I’m really on the fence about buying skincare from places like ebay, afraid of getting fake products that are unsafe. This one is sold by Amazon. I can trust this to be the real deal right? Thanks!

u/Samanthugalicious · 1 pointr/beauty

Hi! I have dry sensitive skin and I'm a face mask junkie lol. I love tonymoly masks, their my latest favorite. Moisturizing, brightening, and radiance are my favorites. I also love the rose stem cell bio repair gel mask by Peter Thomas Ross, its moisturizing and multifunctional but doesn't irritate my skin at all and feels great. Another thing I'd look into is hyaluronic lotion which is pretty popular in Korea. This is a product review about a popular hyaluronic lotion and it's very informative.

u/GiveMeABreak25 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

So, wait, which one is this? (I bought it but haven't used yet)

u/MyKindOfLullaby · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I bought the hada labogokujyun lotion because I was under the impression it was a moisturizer. Upon putting it on my face I thought it felt more like a toner. Is it toner or a moisturizer? I was hoping to replace my cerave moisturizer.... lol Here's the link.

u/std5050 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist I got this one off amazon

u/Managerial_cow23 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Oh, well I have this one

I didn't get any moisture when i used 3-6 drops. But with the quarter amount, my skin is very moisturized. This is a holy grail product.

u/lmorg · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I always recommend Hada Labo Lotion

u/funkyyshibe · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I got the hada labo gokujyun high moist lotion in the new packaging but the formula looks very clear and less viscous compared to the original packaging. I thought the new packaging didn't include a reformulation so I am confused why the lotion is so different.
The links are the products in question.

u/kitty_meowntain · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Thanks so much for your comment! Question, why is it better as a serum? I read this Amazon product page for the hada labo lotion and there was a comment saying the mask helps it stay wetter and in contact with the skin longer, which helps the hyaluronic acid soak in. Is that misleading?

I'll definitely check out those other products! Would you recommend using more than one at a time? Thanks!

u/trx14 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hey I think I have a dumb question, but was the Hada Labo lotion repackaged? Or am I confusing myself on Amazon
Is this the same as this ?

u/soggy_waff · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I’d use the wash at night and just rinse with water in the morning then use the toner and moisturizer. I personally find Asian toners to be really good for hydration, two good ones are the hada labo gokujyun lotion and the klairs supple preparation toner (I’d go with the klairs one tho bc some people have issues w the hada labo one giving them CCs)


u/beccamorty · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Oh sweet, I'll definitely experimenting with wait times - I honestly hardly wait as it is but I was going to be a good girl with my new routine :P

Thanks, I'll go check some oils out. I did just order a variety of sheet masks, so I'm hoping they'll help as well. I'm not sure about the Hada Labo, the one I bought is this one
Thanks for your help :)

u/blackberrycat · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

This? Kind of hard to recommend anything without more context.

u/muchogusto22 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

OK! Currently after my two cosrx essences i use (hada labo skin plumping ha gel)[] (the more western kind) but i cant really layer it that well, would it be a better idea to swap it out for (Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist)[] ? My skin does better with lighter layers, however i am still mega dehydrated.

u/alanayvonne · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hada Labo Rohto Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist I have found that layering a lot of thin layers has been the most helpful for my routine. This is my favorite toner by far. There isn’t really any fragrance and it doesn’t dry sticky for me.

I don’t have specific products to recommend, but I can list my routine for you and you can see if you can get some ideas.


  • wash with water
  • Holy Snails Shark Sauce
  • Hada Labo toner
  • CosRx 96 Snail Mucin
  • Hada Labo Milky Lotion
  • CeraVe in the tub
  • Innisfree Orcid eye cream
  • Can Make Mermaid UV gel sunscreen


  • wash with Cosrx Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser which I put in a foaming pump. I like it a lot better foamy
  • active: either 2nd Shark Sauce, CosRX AHA, CosRX BHA, or tretinoin I have acne so I gotta keep that under control
  • Hada Labo Moist
  • Hada Labo Milky Lotion
  • Benton Snail Bee Steam Cream
  • Innisfree Orchid eye cream
  • CeraVe in the tub

    I’ve tried a few of the Mizon Snail essences/gels but I’ve had better luck with CosRX and Hada Labo. I also love tried stuff off r/asianbeautyexchange i hate buying stuff that doesn’t work out.
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/heyshiloh · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hada Labo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist (white) vs Hada Labo Gokujun Premium Hyaluronic Solution (gold)

What is the difference between these products? Is one generally accepted as being less irritating?

It's on my list (thank you simpleskincarescience), but I want to know which would be more effective - especially for FA, sensitive skin.

u/bridget992 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

My first big breakthrough in dealing with tret was learning that occlusive products/moisturizers did nothing if my skin wasn't hydrated first. After I double cleanse and tone, I like to use hydrating lotions to plump up my skin (this is what I use) followed by a cream (usually a thin layer of Cozrx rice sleeping pack) or oil. Right now I'm loving the random bottle of argan oil that I picked up at TJMaxx. It smells so good and feels like nothing!

After I apply these, I'll wait around for ten or twenty minutes, then apply the tret. Yes, it does reduce the effectiveness of the medication, but my skin doesn't get flaky or irritated afterwards. Sometimes I follow it up with a moisturizing sleeping pack. Before I figured out my "system," my skin would be painfully dry and would break out (usually in closed comedones, but that's the most common type of acne that I would get). I also don't use the tret every night, more like every other night. It just depends on how my skin feels. Hydration is key!

Also, if my skin gets irritated from the tret or any other active that I might be using, I've found aloe vera masks to work wonders at keeping my skin calm and hydrated. There's a ton of different types out there, and the type that I use was just another random find at a store.

u/Atatwin · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

It's been a week since I started using it...and today I do have some CCs. I get them frequently enough that it's so hard to tell if it's a product breaking me out. T.T

u/Totoromumsie · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

A lot of people say that Cosrx cleanser is drying. Does your skin feel tight after cleansing or it feels OK?

A hydrating toner such as this one could help:

As for redness, check out this post:

u/vehneez · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hmm maybe I'll try that since I was doing 5 layers each night, thanks!

I'm currently using a normal witch hazel toner since I haven't really found a hydrating one that works for me, but my routine seems sufficient enough in terms of hydration! I use the hada labo lotion as my essence and its really been helping with keeping my face soft and hydrated :-)

u/Jarvan_v · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty


u/0kayycomputer · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

> Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion
Good to know! Do you happen to know the difference between the HL Premium lotion and the HL moist? They seem to be different products, but I find it confusing.

u/lindseykaye1 · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

> I'm just confused as to why it's mostly happening on one side of my face

It could be a number of reasons. Do you sleep on that side? Or it could be an area that you USED to use actives on. I've noticed that my chin seems to show dehydration first, but I think that's cause I always broke out on my chin and used to apply benzoyl peroxide like it was my job haha.

I'd check out this post:
(which is new, so you can still comment! lol)

I'd pay special attention to when users talk about repairing their moisture barrier. For me, the biggest difference has been adding in a low pH cleanser to my routine and following up with a hydrating toner. I use the Hada Labo Hylauronic Acid toner and apply 3 light layers each night. This toner is great because it helps with lack of water (dehydration) instead of lack of oil (dry).

u/dancer101 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I want to add these ( 1 2 ) to my routine and I was just wondering where in my routine would be best.


  • Splash with cool water

  • Yes to tomatoes BHA

  • Alpha hydrox 10% AHA (Tu, Th, and Sa)

  • Mizon Snail recovery gel

  • Cetaphil dermacontrol spf 30


  • Wash with cetaphil for sensitive skin

  • After 30 minutes: M, W, F, Su: Retin-A .05%, Tu, Th, Sa: Alpha hydrox 10% AHA.

  • After 30 minutes: Mizon Snail recovery gel

  • Right before bed: Evening primrose oil and Vaseline.


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/cassieness · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I have absolutely no idea about the needling. However, for hyaluronic acid serum, Hada Labo's is quite nice! I use it myself as a pre-moisturizer moisture boost.

u/space_fabric · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Yes! I use both Hadalabo Moist/Rich version and Hadalabo Arbutin Milk as my emulsion.

Sasa is doing a big sale to US, Canada and New Zealand these few days, with free shipping over $29 if you're interested!

u/rosiesheep · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I was wondering if anyone here knew the difference between these two Hada Labo lotions and which would be better to use as a night time moisturizer for someone with dehydrated skin:

u/chellebell13 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I would ditch the exfoliating cleanser and go with something more gentle/hydrating (Cerave or La Roche Posay make great hydrating cleansers). If you're wearing makeup those might not be heavy enough to do all the removal so I would suggest using an oil cleanser (Ponds Cleansing Balm, Peach Slices Cleansing Pudding) before going in the the hydrating cleanser. What you're describing "greasy and dry at once" sounds like dehydrated skin, which needs hydration and moisturization. A hydrating product would have a lot of humectants in it, popular recs on this sub are Hada Labo Lotion or the Ordinary's hyaluronic acid. Seal in all your hard work with a moisturizer! Sounds like you have a good one with spf for the morning but I would suggest using Cerave in the tub or vanicream lotion at night!

u/mountain_thyme · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I use the "moist" -- there seems to be so many different kinds! Here it is on amazon.

These are the ingredients:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Disodium Succinate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hydroxyethlcellulose, Methylparaben, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Succinic Acid

u/sugarbean22 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Thanks! I'll definitely try that. I haven't really had anything light to buffer with, but I do buffer with cetaphil on and off depending how my skin is doing. I've been wanting to try the Hado Labo lotion and now I have an excuse? Is the the one that everyone seems to love on here?

u/Maplebee92 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Definitely the Hada Labo Lotion Here if you're looking for something moisturising. It's really great.

What's your current routine btw? As a rule I suggest the four basics, 1+2 cleanser, moisturiser and suncream before adding toners and essences.

u/inatorr · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Well the hyaluronic acid toner that I like is Hada Labo Hyaluronic Lotion Moist.
It goes a really long way. The HA serum from The Ordinary is also an option, but the texture is a bit stickier and it's only 30ml.

As for cleansers, generally avoid products with Sodium Laureth/Lauryl Sulfate, Alcohol Denat or fragrance in them. You can also check some reviews before buying a new product and see what other people have to say.
The CeraVe cleanser recommended in the other reply should be a good option. And to get the sunscreen and/or makeup off, you may like using an oil first. Just massage a bit of oil on your face to dissolve the products and then wash it off with the cleanser. You can just use some generic (unfragranced) mineral oil for that. It helps my skin not feel stripped after i wash it, and it takes everything off.

If you want to use an oil for moisturizing, make sure it's a cold pressed and unrefined vegetable oil. You can find tons of options on amazon or in Wholefoods-type grocey stores. Just mix a few drops in your moisturizer and that should help plump up your skin and give it a glow.
The Ordinary sells 4 oils. I use their rosehip oil and really like it. If your skin is on the dry side and not acne-prone, you may like their marula or argan oil. Depends very much on your skin type. Here's a thread about people's favorite oils:

Hope this helped.

u/YoAkihiko · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I break out super easily and I have been using this and my skin has been reacting really well to it. I haven't broken out, my skin looks smoother and's just really awesome. I would give it a go! :)

u/tsquaredwsu · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Has anyone tried the Innisfree Green Tea Moisture Skin or the Hado Labo Rohto Hadalabo Lotion Moist? I'm looking for a good hydrating toner and both seem so promising, I'm not sure which to get!

Edit: I could find more good things about the Hado Labo so that's what I'm going to start with! The Innisfree is going to sit on my wish list until next time.

u/bearze · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction has great reviews so I can try this one

I can't read anything on it though, wasn't sure if it was a Toner but I read the comments and it looks like it is!

So with this... I'll Cleanse, then BHA, wait 10-20 min, then AHA, 10-20 min, apply moisturizer, and then nothing.

In the morning I'll then Cleanse, apply the toner, and Sunscreen. (I'd BHA in the morning, but I don't want to wake up that much earlier. I usually just get up and go to work after I wash my face)

Thank you for all your help! Seriously

u/matchbookgirl · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hmmm, this one is actually the one I have- it's definitely the hyaluronic acid lotion, but neither milky nor light. Honestly, I have barely tipped my big toe into the wellspring of knowledge that is /r/AsianBeauty, so their assessments here would probably be far more valuable than mine!

u/PoroSashimi · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I mix mine with a Hyaluronic serum (either Cosrx hyaluronic essence or Hadalabo premium gokujyun "lotion") and It's Skin licorice booster. If I feel like jazzing things up I will put in some Scinic Honey AOI.

Ahah, personally I view my product's ingredient list with impunity and the skepticism of a grumpy old man. I'm not quite sold on the magic of "peptides" yet. Peptides are the featured ingredient in the Buffet, without it it's just a overpriced hydrating serum. It is 30mL for $15 CAD where as my Cosrx Hyaluronic Essence is 100mL for $18~ CAD. My Hada Labo Premium Gokyjuyn "Lotion" (really a serum) is $16.75 CAD for 170mL.

*Also cuz buffet have "urea" in know, the thing that is in your yah.....I don't see myself personally using it anytime soon, lol

I would actually recommend you use a watery, hydrating toner (not western wipe-off toner) before your serum. Kikumasamune High Moist^hella^value and Hada Labo Gokujyun or Shirojyun "Lotion" are really popular here too.

(I'm linking Canadian amazon site cuz I have them saved. Feel free to search them on if you are America; you'll probably get better pricing than me! lol)

The use of a light hydrating layer followed by a thicker serum will be more effective than use two equally thick serums. Top it off with a good emulsion/creamy lotion/moisturizing gel and you are set. :)

u/jrose88 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hi. Can anyone tell me the difference between these Hada Labos please? I was under the impression there was two variants, the regular one with the red label and the light version with the green label. But now I am confused!

I purchased Rohto Hadarabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Smooth from Amazon. Which I have only just realised is actually HADARABO not HADA LABO. Could be a typo, or have I bought a knock off by mistake? Even though the title is HARARABO they show the brand as HADA LABO, so not sure...

I have gone on YesStyle to repurchase but they have two options available.

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion (Rich)

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion (Moist)

The part that confuses me is that the SMOOTH I purchased from Amazon and the YesStyle's RICH both have two blue boxes and one yellow at the top. The YesStyle's MOIST has one blue box and two yellows at the top. Are any or all of these the same item. Are they just different packaging or different items?!

u/jam219 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

The essence of serum that works for most everyone is a Japanese product called Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion. It has Hyaluronic Acid, which hydrates your skin.

Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist, 5.7 fl. oz. (170ml)

u/stussie · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I'm trying to buy the hada labo gokujun toner on amazon, but i'm not sure which is the formula that everyone talks about ;; the 2017 one or the old one??
the new 2017 formula (seller answered a question confirming the ingredients were in a different ratio)

"old" one??

u/spineless-speech · 1 pointr/Accutane

I'm almost done with my course, and I've had a really smooth journey. here's what I think helped before I started:

I started using this hyaluronic acid lotion about two weeks before my course started and I think it made a pretty big difference, my skin was more moisturized than normal when I went into my course and never got painfully dry

I also drank a gallon of water a day for two weeks before my course, I only stopped because the semester started and I couldn't stand having to pee that much at school lol. of course I can't say how much the water really helped, but it definitely didn't hurt.

last recommendation is bag balm which I have used for the past year or two (well before my course started) and I've had absolutely minimal problems with my lips thanks to it. it smells weird but I swear by it. the only times my lips have started to tear in the corners are the few times I forgot to use it overnight

u/GlossyProse · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

For a hydrating toner, Asian Beauty is pretty much the way to go. Here is a 2017 Hydrating Toner Megathread that lists a myriad of Asian products and details about them including key ingredients, price, and personal notes/thoughts.

My personal product recommendations is the Hada Labo Rohto Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion. Have heard it’s amaaaazing. So it’s next on my list. Added to original post :)

u/tea-fox · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I had this issue! It's so frustrating. I too have combination skin, for reference. The things I've found that have helped me are the Cure Natural Aqua Gel (this made the biggest difference I think) and religiously using Paula's Choice 2% BHA gel. I've also been moisturizing a ton and have found that using the Hada Labo Gokujun Lotion helps my skin absorb moisture better, and/or helps combat some of the dehydration that I think causes flakiness for me.

Some other things I have tried and found helpful: using a sheet mask at least once a week, and gentle exfoliation using something like a konjac sponge once a day. Make sure none of the cleansers you're using are too harsh/drying for you skin too!

u/smeepsmop · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I am pressing send on my amazon order now. Thank you thank you everyone with the recommendations!

EDIT: Oh I hope this is the right one?

u/HomelessGent · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Is this the Hada Labo product you're thinking of?

For the Kiehls are you talking about the moisturizer or the herbal lotion?

u/pm_me_ur_river_otter · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Is the Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion Moist just another name for the Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion? I ordered one from this listing on Amazon and the name there says Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion Moist but the label on my bottle that just arrived says Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion. I've never tried this before so maybe I'm just a noob who thought there were different versions (other than the light one, I know that one has green packaging and the milk has pink)

u/zelday · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hey! I was actually using the 3-step cleansing system when I discovered this subreddit in July.

I was dealing with tons of breakouts. Upon educating myself on here I stopped using the toner (very, very harsh and astringent) and added this oil cleanser to my routine:

This probably won't really answer your question, but I added in a daily sunscreen at the same time I added in the cleansing oil. I think the clinique face soap would have been fine at removing the sunscreen, but I know for a fact it was all gone after adding in the oil cleanser.

I also added in a lotion (this one: ) in the place where I was using the clinique toner.

I think making these changes def. helped my skin and I saw improvement.

Don't think I really answered your question....but I kept using the step 3 clinique lotion for a while too, after beginning my AB journey until I spent a few weeks with each new product. Good luck with everything! Let me know what works!! :)

u/G96OnErything · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

This lotion is awesome. It looks like a toner but is actually a liquid moisturizer (alcohol-free). Just rub a few drops between your hands and apply to a freshly pat-dried face and you'll be G2G.

u/YourThoughtsHaveBeen · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Right now I'm using Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel.. it's okay, better than nothing really but not as moisturizing as I would like. I just ordered Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion because people seem to rave over at /r/AsianBeauty about it for hydration. It contains Hyaluronic Acid which is apparently really good for hydrating the skin.. you're supposed to put it on before you moisturize according to what I've read.

I also started using Cosrx Low PH Good Morning Gel as a cleanser.. just started this morning so too early to give a review on it but I purchased it because I read so much about it working well with dehydrated skin. I also have a new moisturizing coming in the mail.. Dr. Lin Skincare Daily Hydrating Gel which also contains Hyaluronic Acid but again can't give a review on this one quite yet.

The least you could do though is order the Sebamed moisturizer as there's a low chance it'll break you out further (and you definitely need to start moisturizing). The reason I say there's a low chance it'll break you out is because there's not really anything harmful in it as far as I can tell and it's completely devoid of alcohols which is why I purchased it initially.

u/KarmaIsAMelonFarmer · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

I've been using this one from Hada Labo. I don't love how liquid-y it is, but it's made my skin really soft. Could be a good option for you, as it goes on really lightly.

u/Shamadominadingdong · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty
u/asianbeautyhelp · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hey everyone,

me again.. I decided that I'm going to wait with the retinoid/retinol a bit longer. Will do some more research in the coming weeks/months before deciding on a product.. maybe asking a dermatologist for some advice.

Anyway, I'm (male) still looking for 3 products which I'd like to purchase tonight/tomorrow.


  1. Japanese Cleanser (or those popular Face Wash Foams..). Which should I go for? Only one would be enough, right?

  2. Japanese Lotion/Toner (which I'm also going to use for the popular "Lotion Mask" from time to time.. not daily though, of course).

  3. Japanese Moisturizer

    The routine would look like this (morning+evening).

    Cleanser/Face Wash -> Lotion/Toner -> Moisturizer

    (You wash off the cleanser/face wash foam with water, correct? And leave the Lotion/Toner + Moisturizer on).


    Lots of people recommended the popular Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion/Toner.

    Which would be this one here, correct?

    There's also a similar one on which doesn't have "acid" in the name.. and one which says "(Moist) Light Type".

    Which one should I go for? Probably just the one I linked above?


    If all that is okay, then I still need a good cleanser/face wash foam and moisturizer.

    Maybe someone could help me? I'd really appreciate it. I waited long enough, but can't decide what to get.

    Apparently Hada Labo has good cleansers/face wash foam and mousturizers as well, but I can't seem to find a popular one.

    It'd be great if it's also available on

    Sorry for bothering you folks. Appreciate all the help, I really do.
u/metalola · 1 pointr/eczema

Also this is more of a cheap serum, absorbs into your skin really well and helps hold in moisture with no greasy residue or even the slightest drag... it's incredibly light and slippery

u/neshy3 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Congrats on quitting smoking! I don't smoke but I've seen so many relatives struggle to quit or fall off the wagon. Good for you!

As for your skin, retinoids are pretty great, as with vitamin c. Your routine is fine if you're liking it. I too have very dry skin and minor fine lines developing on my forehead (and I'm 22!), so this I can help you with.

Rhoto Hada-Labo has a pretty great hyaluronic product. I've been using it and liking it. You can tell when I haven't used it in a few days. It's a freaking huge bottle for less than $20.

If you're in the market for new exfoliants, AHAs are great for fine lines and PIH. St. Ives Exfoliating Pads and Silk Naturals AHA Toner are two well liked AHAs here, but don't put any chemical exfoliants in the same routine as a retinol. Use one in the morning and the other at night.

EDIT: added links

u/phnxashes · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Late to the party but I wanted to chime in cause I'm on the second month of my second round of Accutane, currently at 60mg.

Basically your skin profile will change to sensitive, dry and dehydrated and you have to treat it as such, which means a lot of pampering for the next couple of months. I took the general advice of nothing but CeraVe and Aquaphor for my first course and I think I did more damage that way. I switched over to r/AsianBeauty afterwards trying to fix the leftover scars and because of all I've learned over there, my second round is going quite smoothly.

Here's what I do:

  • Rub a 1:4 mix of castor oil & mineral oil all over my face to dislodge all sunscreen and dirt. Mineral oil is just baby oil with no fragrance, which can be irritating (thought you might want to consider baby oil for the rest of your body cause it'll dry out too).

  • Wash off all oil with a low-pH foaming cleanser

  • Apply a hydrating toner. This one has hyaluronic acid in it which attracts moisture to your skin and helps other lotions/creams sink in.

  • Apply Shark Sauce. It has 5% niacinamide which helps fade dark spots and even out your skin tone. It's made by a redditor from the Asian Beauty sub and it works so well and was so popular she ended up quitting her job to make it full time. I can honestly say that it's a godsend when you have the initial breakout because any remaining scars will fade very quickly. It was agonizing to deal with those the first time around.

  • Apply Rosette Aqua Ceramide Gel to heal and protect your skin barrier.

  • Apply Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream

  • Apply sunscreen. This one has a little alcohol in it which dries your skin out but my other products work so well, I don't feel a difference.

    I only do the oil & foam cleanse at night, usually just water in the morning. With this routine I've actually been able to use a couple actives with no problems, mainly Stridex in the red box every other day at the beginning to calm my initial breakout.Another trick I use is I apply a thin layer of Prosacea to affected areas. You can get these two at a CVS or Walgreens. Also, I'm a picker and I found that if I pick and pop something, this routine plus a hydrocolloid bandage on top works miracles: the zit heals faster than it should on Accutane and the mark it leaves behind is gone/significantly faded within two weeks.

    Results: Two months into accutane and my skin shows no signs of dryness. It stays hydrated all day so all I have to worry about is my chapped lips. My scars are fading at a phenomenal rate and I even glow a little from all the moisture. You may find it daunting at first, so maybe start out with the foam cleanser, the toner, the ceramide gel and the sunscreen. I'd also suggest going over to r/AsianBeauty and doing a search for dry, sensitive skin if you want more options.

    I hope this helps and good luck! You'll look and feel amazing afterwards.

    Edit: Supplements! I take fish oil, evening primrose oil and vitamin D.
u/huevs · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hi guys! Really interested in incorporating hyaluronic acid into my skin care, and have been eyeing the Hada Labo Rohto Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist.

However, I see two listings for it on Amazon-- this one is a bit cheaper than this one, and also lists parabens further down on the ingredients list, so I'm def more interested in that first one. In the Q&As, the seller states that the packaging is different than in the older listing because it is the reformulation from summer 2017 (therefore it has new packaging). Is this true? It barely has any reviews so it seems a bit sketchy to me. I don't even see the supposed reformulation on the Hada Labo website.

Does anyone know if it's a fake or legit? Please and ty.

u/wearingmywings · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I can get some cosrx products here! But amazon is seriously lacking for a lot of things, plus I'm terrified of getting fake products. I found it on amazon here but it says it contains Methylparaben so I'm not sure if I want to use it? Tbh I don't really know the troubles with it but I know it's explicitly stated if it's not contained in something. unsure :P

u/amstarcasanova · 1 pointr/RandomActsOfAB

My HG for extreme dry/flakiness is the Kikumasamune High Moist, I seriously talk about it so much and recommended it to everyone now since I was gifted it on here :) Not sure what the magic is but it completely got rid of all my flakes over two nights.

The Hado Labo Hyaluronic Lotion is pretty damn good as well. Very moisturizing but didn't get rid of the flakes as well as the others.

My favorite sheet mask for dryness is the Benton Snail Bee High Content. It feels so good on my skin and gets rid of the dull look my skin tends to get when its dry!

u/imjustdrawnthatway · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hi All,

I have tons of products but I'm not sure if I'm using them correctly, in the right order, or using too many at one time. Also, some are not AB. Just waiting for them to run out. Also, I have the Mizon 8% AHA and Paula's Choice BHA. When should I be using these in my routine? How often? Please give me your opinions! I have dehydrated skin.


u/michywiz · 0 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I meant to attach this as well-- is this the one popular on this sub, without alcohol? Or are you unsure?