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Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream 1.76 Fl Oz - with Super Hyaluronic Acid & Collagen - 24 Hour Moisture & visible Line Plumping Fragrance & Paraben Free Non-Comedogenic (Packaging May Vary)
A luxurious silky gel cream: The skin plumping gel cream combines the skin perfecting power of an anti aging serum and the intense hydration of a moisturizer. Its high concentration of super Hyaluronic Acid saturates skin with long-lasting moisture helping to plump fine lines and wrinkles so your skin stays younger, longer. A true anti aging staple.Clinical results and skin improvement clinically shown to provide 24Hr Moisture with 1 application* instantly boosts hydration levels and skin feels soft, supple and nourished after 4 weeks, fine line and wrinkles are minimized and skin's bounce and elasticity are restored. Clinical study improvementKey anti aging ingredients: super Hyaluronic Acid: proprietary combination of 3 types of Hyaluronic acid. Powerful hydrator and skin plumper that provides Multi-Layer, long-lasting moisture preventing dry lines. Collagen: helps to maintain and improve skin texture, structure and appearance, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Arginine: amino acid that helps maintain moisture and healthy looking skin. Ceramide: a naturally occurring lipid that attracts and holds moisture.A little bit goes a long way: a pea size amount of this gel cream delivers intense moisture to the entire face and neck. Lightweight and fast absorbing but also non-greasy and non-comedogenic, this gel cream is free from fragrance, parabens, dyes, and mineral oil, and suitable for all skin types. Gently patting rather than rubbing in helps the product absorb faster and better.Highly versatile: The skin plumping gel cream can be used alone or after the anti-aging hydrator. For a quick morning skincare step, It can be blended with your favorite foundation to create your own tinted moisturizer. To complete the regimen, follow with the age-correcting eye cream. On a weekly basis, add the anti-aging facila sheet mask for a one of a kind spa treatment at home and a boost of hydration and anti-aging benefits for your
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41 Reddit comments about Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream 1.76 Fl Oz - with Super Hyaluronic Acid & Collagen - 24 Hour Moisture & visible Line Plumping Fragrance & Paraben Free Non-Comedogenic (Packaging May Vary):

u/sebdermhoneycure · 81 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hi there! Using a throwaway as this is showing my (32F) face.

I've struggled with an outbreak of facial sebhorreic dermatitis since April. I've had it before, tried everything to make it go away, and then it just decides to go away on its own months later. This case was different. It was more aggressive, covered more of my face, and was harder to cover with makeup. I went to the dermatologist, who gave me steroid cream. After the two week course of treatment, it had almost cleared, but it would come back even more aggressively. I did this three times, and then it was out of control. Those white spots you see in the first picture aren't flakes (yet), they're blisters. My skin was angry and itchy and just not having it anymore.

After spending $400 on this doc for several out of pocket appointments, he said he couldn't help me anymore. Since I'm breastfeeding with no plans to wean anytime soon, he couldn't give me the treatment he wanted to (which wasn't a recognized treatment for the condition anyway). He referred me to a doctor in the city who works with a research university.

I have young twins and didn't have time to drive to the city and spend more money just to get rid of a rash. So I scoured the web for other possible cures, and came across this extensive resource. Along with helping me find products to keep my skin moisturized in the meantime, it referred to a small study showing that 30/30 patients had their condition disappear after using a raw honey mask for three hours every other night. I liked those odds, so I committed myself to be homebound quite a bit during August, bought some raw honey, and set to work.

I didn't mix the 9 parts honey with 1 part water. It was too goopy for me, so I just used the honey by itself. Other than that, I did not deviate from the parameters of the study. After washing with mild cleanser, I massaged a thin layer of raw honey into the affected area and left it for three hours, simple as that. I expected to hate it, but as long as my hair was tied back, it didn't feel nearly as nasty as it sounds. Plus I got to lick my fingers after applying it! After the three hours, I wiped the honey off with a dampened clean washcloth, and put on a Hada Labo urea cream (one of the only creams with ingredients that won't irritate seb derm) and BioM8 oil (formulated with only oils that won't feed the underlying fungus) to help take care of the flakes while the honey did its magic. I also used these products morning and night at non-honey times. Morning cleanser was some mild foaming cleanser my sister formulated for me, and in the evening I used 2% zinc pyrithione soap. My sunscreen was irritating the condition, so I went without for a while, using a floppy hat and glasses outside. Last week, I got Biore Bright Milk, the pink one, which has no seb derm irritating ingredients, but as I had to wait for it to ship from Japan, it didn't play a part in the results here.

I cannot believe how quickly and relatively painlessly this worked. I am putting it here in the hopes that it helps someone else, as I've searched this sub many times for advice. I plan to continue the treatment every other or every third day until all traces of seb derm are gone, and then to continue weekly for six months, as the study indicates, to prevent it from coming back. Let me know if this helps you!

Edit: filled out the details of my routine

u/ParabolicTrajectory · 72 pointsr/ShitMomGroupsSay

Its! The! Urea! I bring this up every single time anybody ever mentions using urine topically for anything. Besides water, urine is mostly urea. Urea has plenty of topical uses, because it's keratolytic, which means it helps your skin slough off dead skin cells and retain water.

It is sometimes used to promote healing on open/infected wounds, for the same reason maggots are sometimes used. (Actually the urea in the maggot's waste is part of why maggots work so well.) The dead skin tissue goes away faster, and the healthy skin tissue is healthier, and therefore heals faster and is more resistant to spreading infections. It's also commonly used in beauty/skincare and dermatology to soften skin, fight acne, reduce eczema and psoriasis flare-ups, and stuff like that.

Research on the subject, more research, technically a blog post but super detailed assessment of the research with explanations in simple language.

You do not have to pee on yourself or drink urine to get these benefits! Smear it on your whole body with something like this. Use something gentler on your face, like this. I can't find any urea-containing products that are designed to go on open wounds, but urine isn't really supposed to go on open wounds either, so by all means, use the lotion if the only other option is peeing on yourself.

By the way, probably not a great call to pee on the hands of gymnasts. Urea cream is promoted as a callus remover, and IIRC, gymnasts really need those calluses.

u/gigantic_trex · 26 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Product name: Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream

Price (range): ~$15 for 1.76oz Target, Amazon

Country of purchase: USA

Skin info: Normal, Fitzpatrick 2, very mildly PD/eczema/rosacea-prone

Ingredient list: water, hydroxyethyl urea, butylene glycol, glycerin, pentylene glycol, PEG/PPG/polybutylene glycol-8/5/3 glycerin, squalane, triethylhexanoin, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer, agar, alpha-glucan, arginine, citric acid, dimethicone, dipropylene glycol, disodium EDTA, glucosyl ceramide, hydrolyzed collagen (marine), hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, methylisothiazolinone, sodium acetylated hyaluronate, sodium chloride, sodium citrate, sodium hyaluronate, triethyl citrate

Special info: Free from fragrance, parabens, dyes, and mineral oil, FA safe

Experience & opinion: I picked this up around the beginning of the year and am currently working through my third jar.

It comes in a small jar and I was a little skeptical about how cost effective it was going to be since I had only ever used moisturizers that come in larger pump bottles. I use this in the morning only (followed by EltaMD UV Clear) and one jar lasts me about four months—a small amount really goes a long way, but I tend to use more than I probably need.

I apply it to damp skin immediately after cleansing, and I feel like it glides on nicely. It sinks in well, and I only have a problem with it drying tacky if my skin is too dry when I apply it. I've also never had an issue with pilling unless I don't give it adequate time to dry before applying sunscreen.

I'm not sure I can contribute it entirely to this product, but I do feel like my skin looks healthier and more hydrated since I've started using it.

u/coopcakess · 16 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I got mine here. It’s a moisturizer. Think Neutrogena Hydraboost but cheaper and no fragrance. It soaks in quickly and offers great hydration without leaving any residue behind.

u/scumteam14 · 13 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Oh man, I'm not too familiar with urea. I'm sure you've already seen this, but going off of f.c.'s post on it, there's

Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA ($7.70 for 100ml, $5.80 for 30ml)

u/bluecowboyboots2 · 11 pointsr/muacjdiscussion

It sounds like your moisturizer is not sinking into your skin because the whole point of a moisturizer is to lock in moisture.

When you told me your skin feels tight after a shower i automatically think dehydrated skin. SkincareAddiction has a good post on dehydration

What moisturizer do you use?

If I were you id use products with hyaluronic acid, like a serum or toner and then a gel based moisturizer and then at night a layer of moisturizer over that.

I also would take a break from harsh scrubs, cleansers and masks and only use the gentlest products.

Here is what I would recommend (Asian Beauty Skincare Exchange often has decants (aka small samples of products) so you can see and test out what works for you.

To get your skin back and hydrated :

Rinse skin with water -I don't know your skin type so if you're oily, use a very gentle cleanser (which i can recommend to you if needed)

Toner/Serum Hada Labo Hyaluronic Lotion Moist - many people on the skincare reddits I am active in rave about this product, because its super cheap for the amount you get and its soooo moisturizing. I personally think it is too light for me (I am veryyy dry and dehydrated, stupid midwestern weather lol) and I use the premium version of it. Some people complain about it breaking them out, but everyone's skin is so different. But I think doing a layer of this morning and night will really help.

Moisturizing Gel - this will add moisture and hydration to your skin. My favorites are Hada Labo Plumping Gel Cream and Mizon Snail Cream
You only need a little of these, but I find they are super hydrating and comforting. The Mizon Snail is an all in one miracle.

Sunscreen- pretty important step (in my opinion), some sunscreens have occlusives in it. Occlusives mean it is holding all the moisture in. Sunscreen choice really depends on your skin type (which I am happy to recommend you as well)


Double Cleanse but gently. First an oil cleanser (to remove makeup) and then a gentle water based one.

Same as morning

Then seal it all in with your moisturizer. I am so dry that I even put vaseline on my face at night and I wake up comfortable and hydrated.

As far as trying out products, if you're in the US, /u/Gothickornchic sells decants on Asian Skincare Exchange. She ships super fast and is so nice, and helpful. you can find her post here

If you don't want to do that, Amazon and most places have great exchange and return policies. Skin is very weird and its all trial and error :[ but i hope my recs help and if you need more recs let me know!

u/LikesGreenTea · 11 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

(I'm not OP.)

Before I list product recs, I want to distinguish between regular Urea and Hydroxyethyl Urea. Both (Urea & Hydroxyethyl Urea) have a moisturizing effect, but so far there's no mention of the keratolytic effect of Hydroxyethyl Urea.

If you use regular Urea on your face, don't go over 5%.

Regular Urea - 5%

Eucerin makes several different 5% urea creams; I use this one.

Other 5% urea creams: Sebamed, Balea, and Numis Med.

Regular Urea - 3.5%

L'Aturajeu Cactus Moisturizer

Hydroxyethyl Urea - 5%

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel (also has ceramides!)

Hydroxyethyl Urea - 3%

Hada Labo Premium toner

Unknown urea type & %

Sukoyaka Suhada Urea Moisturizing toner

u/peony_chalk · 7 pointsr/AskWomen

I've been using CeraVe PM lotion, and that works well for me. It's not like, OMG AMAZING, but it keeps me moisturized without being greasy/oily, and it doesn't break me out. (PSA: this stuff is apparently like 80% off the normal price right now on Amazon if you get it in a Prime Pantry box.)

I tried the Hada Labo gel cream before the CeraVe. I liked it too, but it left me feeling a little bit ... stickier? So now I've just been using it for my hands and neck.

Also, if you haven't already, you should definitely check out r/skincareaddiction. There's tons of great product recommendations and helpful people over there!

u/digoxinprincess · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I love the premium much more than the regular one the in the bottle w/blue label! this is my HG gel/lotion/moisturizer It has urea and squalane!

u/aquajack6 · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

If you have a Sally's nearby you can get a dupe from GVP someone recently posted about it, and several people commented that they liked it

Dr. Dray reviewed this cream, and said it was very similar to the Hydro Boost, and that she even liked it better. Right now it's more expensive at $18 but I've seen it go down to $10 on Amazon, it's worth keeping an eye on for a sale

Rosette Ceramide Gel is similar too

u/Plaidpoop · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hada labo has some things that fits
the bill.

This, for example (which I use and enjoy):

Apply to a damp face and it's best to use an occlusive on top, like Vaseline (yes, really, and you don't need much).

This one contains squalane which is technically an oil but I think squalane is sort of in a class of it's own because it doesn't cause the same problems that other oils do (that's my understanding anyway):

u/genericfemale25 · 3 pointsr/SebDerm

I use the Hada Labo cream. I did try the Eucerin one for a while, and it hydrated well, but also caused some itchy irritation. So far the Hada Labo one has been amazing, my skin feels soothed and hydrated, I rarely have itchy flare ups, I’ve been using it along side some hyaluronic hydrating lotion, and also azaelic acid. I am not sure what % of urea is in the hada labo cream, so personally, I haven’t found it to be like THE thing, my skin is not seb derm free, but it is so much healthier than it was. It stops me from getting those itchy flakes and dry areas on my face. I also feel it has helped to calm the overall redness of my face, but still, not a miracle or a cure. Basically, it will now be a staple in my skin care routine, while other items will likely be phased out until I can find the perfect combination. Urea is something I will continue to use and look for in products I choose.

u/sammisamantha · 3 pointsr/muacjdiscussion

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream

Many gel creams and water gels in Korea and Japanese skin care. NO need to pay $80. $10-20 with shipping.

Check out Amazon or yestyle :)

u/ImpossibleGrief · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I did the same thing you did by using BHA 2% twice a day and destroyed my moisture barrier. Then 2 months ago, I stumbled into an Hmart to buy Korean bread while on a business trip to Chicago and ended up bringing home Lapothicell Cermide hydra fluid (because my skin was so dry and it was hurting and cracking so I needed something to use in the hotel room). It totally saved my skin! It's so light and moisturizing and doesnt break my acne-prone skin out at all! One notes is that it has Hyaluronic acid so try to apply it on damp face and maybe seal it with something more occlusive. Since you asked for something without a product, here are a few behaviroial changes that I made that helped:


  1. I started washing my face with cold water only before a shower instead of washing it in the hot shower like I always do
  2. I also started sleeping with a humidifier and bought a mini humidity monitor for my room to try and keep indoor humidity level above 50% and it helped too!
  3. I started drinking so much more water
  4. I bought oil absorbing sheets to absorb excess oil so that I can limit the number of time I wash my face to twice a day


    I still am struggling with dry u-zone right now because I am on 2 different actives (tretinoin and Clindomycin/BP) but honestly my skin would have melt away had I not started using this moisturizer. I am currently patch-testing Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream so I can update you how it goes after. FYI I have sensitive combo acne prone skin with very dry cheek and jaw area.
u/ZanyD · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Maybe the Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream. Its a Japanese brand and I've heard great things. Here's a link to amazon. Edited my format.
Link to the product!

u/Rainbohapychild · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I buy everything I can off amazon, but I think you can also get them off of yesstyle and a few other places.


Plumping Gel:

I've been using Differin for years! I love it. I've only been thinking of asking my derm about switching to tret because I'm starting to get up there in age (early 30's). There was definitely a purge phase, but it was worth it. However, I still had acne. It wasn't until I was on the sulfur wash and Aczone that my acne went away. Switching to Azelaic acid was seamless breakout wise, though.

tldr: talk to your doctor about it. You might need a combination of things to make your acne go away.

u/herefornownyc · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have fungal acne and don't have a night moisturizer, I can't find one that doesn't have ingredients that irritate my skin. I'm looking at the products on the FA approved list here.

I have rosacea and sensitive skin in addition to FA, so witch hazel, citrus, fragrance, and lots of extracts are all off limits - and every night moisturizer on that list seems to contain those things. Anyone have a recommendation for something I can use that doesn't have those ingredients and is also free of esters?

Current Regimen:
Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Creamy Facial Cleanser (AM/PM)
Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream - with Super Hyaluronic Acid & Collagen (AM/PM) - contains urea
Cotz Face Natural Skin Tone SPF 40 (AM)

u/MotherRichard · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Love your ring! Try a moisturizer with 5% Urea. It's not a permanent fix, but it almost makes my scars disappear the next day if I wear it at night. It's very nourishing and it does have some long term effects beneficial to reducing scarring. I use this one, and recommend it because it's safe for all skin types:

u/kopitiamuncle · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Yeap! I believe that the US equivalent is this

u/buyingaddict · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

So good

Lol. I'm just kidding. I've actually never heard of that! There's a bunch of reviews on Amazon though! Here's a pretty good review of it.

u/ethira · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Does the Habo Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream not have Urea in it anymore?? It was recommended by SimpleSkincare but I don’t see it in the ingredients?

u/happuning · 2 pointsr/SebDerm

How much are you willing to spend?? I've got a few recs from the blogger simpleskincarescience

Hada labo gel cream won't/shouldn't bother your skin.

u/soyopopo · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Yep, on amazon

u/Sophiacoolerthanu · 1 pointr/tretinoin
u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

This one from Hada Labo is amazing, it hydrates and it actually feels like it's filling in the light icepick scars from my acne and lightening my PIH. YMMV but I love it :)

u/eliamm · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hi! I was just prescribed Clindamycin gel and Retin-a (0.06%). Am I able to use these products alongside hyaluronic acid? Specifically this product. Forgot to ask my derm during the appointment, and not finding answers online.

u/UnfairBookkeeper · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hi guys, do you know where to buy the Hada Labo Tokyo Plumping Gel from a trustworthy vendor that ships to Europe? I'm not able to find it.

The one I linked is shipped and sold by Amazon but it has a review saying it seemed like it was tampered with, and another review saying the ingredients list was different than on the website 🤔

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/rabbot · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

For a more specific item, try Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel Cream it's my absolute favorite moistutizer and has pretty packaging.

u/LoSientoMrRoboto · 1 pointr/tretinoin

I should preface this, I mostly go for Asian Beauty products...

Gigi Bioplasma Azelaic 15% **added this in after ~1mo
Wait 15 min
Benton Propolis Gel
Hada Labo Premium HA Lotion and I'd mist water all over my face - makes it REALLY hydrate my skin.
Biore Brightmilk SPF

Vanicream Cleanser
Just started adding in Glycolic Acid here intermittently to shrink SF's, will report back after I have results
wait 20 mins
Tret Gel 0.05%
try to wait 15 mins, but, ya know...
Hada Labo Premium HA Lotion and I'd mist water all over my face
Hada Labo Plumping Gel Cream - again mist water all over face

u/EsotericKnowledge · 1 pointr/SebDerm

Hada Labo gel cream contains urea (2nd ingredient) and no ingredients that seem to be known triggers for seb derm and/or fungal acne. There's a lot of discussion about it on r/AsianBeauty
At $14-16, it's a steal.

Note: the amazon ingredients list is incorrect; check out the Q&A section where people explain. The correct ingredients list is here:


u/cheesehotdish · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction


  1. Cleanse with Vanicream Gentle Cleanser
  2. Apply Corsx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid. I used to do this every other day, but I've built up enough moisture to do it daily.
  3. Moisturize with Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream this is HG status for me
  4. Sunscreen La Roche Posay Anthelios. Not sure if this is FA safe, but it hasn't given me issues. I don't use it that often though because it pills up and doesn't sit well under makeup. I also sometimes mix some sunscreen into my foundation to lighten it and give me a super dewy look. It's some stuff from Thailand, don't know what it is to be honest. Solera?


  5. Remove makeup with Micellar water, otherwise skip if no makeup.
  6. Cleanse with Vanicream
  7. Alternating Days I do:
  8. Moisturize with Hada Labo Japan Gokujun Gel
  9. Finish with:
    • TO Squalene Oil on days with Stratia OR
    • Rosehip Seed Oil on days with TO Z+N

      So some of these may not be entirely FA safe. I had tons of tiny pimples on my jaw and chin area for months. They were stubborn as F. I've done a few things that could have impacted it from:

  • altering my routine, getting rid of anything with coconut oil in it
  • going vegetarian
  • moving climates
  • simplifying my routine
  • focusing on moisture barrier

    If something simple is working, I say don't alter it. Don't add more if you don't need it. I thought I needed a 10 step routine. NO. I like a lot of AB products, but it's important to avoid gimmicks and extras if it doesn't add anything. This includes leave on masks for me. tbh.
u/marley0609 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Maybe this?

u/pixiepeanut · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hada Labo is meant to have something pretty similar (a thicker creamier version of the Gokujun lotion) and a lot more gentle on the wallet.

Edit: found it online! Dr Dray recommended but I haven't tried it as I can't get it in the UK

u/hellokitaminx · 1 pointr/Accutane

Are you looking for a heavier night cream or a daytime one? I have always had sensitive skin, so I could make a few suggestions!

For night, I love DHC Extra Nighttime Moisture. For day, I think Hada Labo Gel Cream is a great bet, especially as summer approaches!

u/AsianGuy4543 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Thanls. Is this the hada labo plumbing gel that you are recommending?

u/whosfeelingyoungnow · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I'm currently working with my dermatologist to treat my seborrheic dermatitis. As such, my routine is VERY minimal and I'm trying to build it up to strengthen my skin while not exacerbating my problems.

I am currently not using anything but a small amount of Elidel (a non-steroid prescription) twice a day on my face after "washing" with water. I have some MCT oil and am in the process of ordering an emulsifier so I can start oil cleansing. I finally sucked it up and bought myself some fungal safe sunscreen today (UltaMD UV Clear SPF 46) and will begin patch testing tomorrow. I'm facing two problems at present: 1) I really need a moisturizer (my skin is easily dry, dehydrated, flakey, even without the seb derm) and 2) I am completely unclear as to how I should be ordering my products.

I've been eyeing Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel Cream as it's fungal safe and appears to be very moisturizing/get good reviews. My only concerns are (again) how to order things and the fact that I know hyaluronic acid works best on wet skin, which mine wouldn't be if I have to apply other products before it.

Any advice in terms of product recs and ordering my routine with the Elidel is GREATLY appreciated! Only other thing to note is that I do have a fatty alcohol sensitivity (breaks me out reallly badly).

u/brynhildra · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I would add for the Natural Moisturizing Factors some products that have the hygroscopic ingredients (specifically urea for ones I've listed), because for me a dupe of the Natural Moisturizing Factor would be products that contain actual NMF:

  • Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream: price varies, I bought it a few weeks ago for $12. Has 5% urea
  • Hada Labo Premium Lotion: 3% urea
  • Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Cream with 5% Urea
  • Sebamed Extreme Dry Skin Relief Face Creme: 5% urea

    I mention this because the only reason NMF performed well for me was because of those ingredients, and my body lotion that works best for me has similar ingredients (hygroscopic ingredients like urea, lactic acid, sodium pca, and amino acids like arginine, alanine, threonine, histidine, serine...). The CeraVe products do not function the same because they don't have any significant NMF (hyaluronic acid and glycerin are the significant ones), and the star ingredients are ceramides, which are important emollients and serve a different function.
u/mimicream · 1 pointr/AsianBeautyAdvice

I'm confused by all the variations of "perfect gel" listed for Hada Labo on Cosdna, but as far as Hada Labo's "skin plumping gel cream," I've resisted trying it despite glowing reviews because it contains methylisothiazolinone.