Cleansers -HADA LABO -Gokujyun Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil

on 4/22/2019 9:20:00 PM

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My favorite cleanser. I do a double cleanse (oil first, then a hydrating one to follow). I have sensitive skin, and some oil cleansers i've tried contain rosemary oil extract, which irritates my skin and causes redness/itchiness, those being: DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, Burt's Bees Cleansing Oil with Coconut and Argan Oils, Neutrogena Ultra-light Cleansing Oil. The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Rich Oil doesn't contain rosemary oil extract, but it does have fragrance and the smell was overpowering (the Burt's Bees also contains "natural" fragrance which is also overpowering). This has no fragrance whatsoever. This oil completely removes all my water resistant sunscreen/foundation/primer/powder/blush etc (i use a seperate cleanser for my eye makeup; haven't actually tried this on my eyes) and doesn't irritate my skin in the slightest. It can be bought several places on the internet (i buy mine from Amazon), but as it usually comes from Japan, can take awhile to arrive (i just order weeks in advance before i run out, plus i buy several bottles at a time). It's relatively inexpensive (6.8 ounces for around $14), and have used many bottles and will continue to use it.

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Cleansers -HADA LABO -Gokujyun Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil

on 4/22/2019 3:25:00 AM

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This stuff is the best because it does NOT burn my eyes!!!! Every other oil cleanser I’ve used burn so bad! Including the neutrogena one and the Burt’s bees oil cleansers. When I used just plain coconut oil it was like I couldn’t see for the next 30 minutes. This one doesn’t burn, doesn’t mess up my eye sight, is a good price, doesn’t break me out, it’s perfect! I’m already on my second bottle and I have no plans to ever change it.

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Cleansers -HADA LABO -Gokujyun Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil

on 4/18/2019 9:45:00 PM

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Me: rosacea combination super sensitive skin. Old AF. (Did I mention old?) I wear sunscreen every day, on sunny days heavy ass sunscreen.

I am burning through this like wildfire. I use 3 pumps at night and feel like I HAVE to double cleanse which was never my problem with Clinique's cleansing oil. [I also like BareMineral's version but looking for cheaper. (Who isn't?)]

Hada does not remove all of my eye makeup (so I am back to using a separate eye mu remover) or foundation/sunscreen at my hairline. But I like the consistency and the fragrance free aspects. It is conditioning and kind to my skin. Bottle is functional if you keep the vice lock that comes around the neck, if not you'll have to transfer to a travel-safe bottle.

First time shipping was delayed for weeks. IMO it's worth it to pay a little more for prime prices and to get it in 2 days. I started out loving this until I saw the same mediocre results again and again and the quantity decreasing exponentially.

Why does something this simple have to be so hard to find, purchase and love? And I don't want to make my own--tried that at least 10 years ago and it was an epic failure.

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Treatments (Eye) -HADA LABO -Deep Hydration with Super Hyaluronic Acid Age Correcting Eye Cream

on 4/14/2019 4:14:00 PM

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Talk about a do nothing eye cream--this is it. Actually made my eye area drier and caused irritation and bloodshot eyes. Doesn't matter if it's cheap if it doesn't work as intended.

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Toners -HADA LABO -Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion

on 4/8/2019 6:17:00 PM

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While I generally speak highly of this toner and find it effective, I find myself reaching for others quite often. I do suspect that my skin does not like this in large quantities, which is problematic as I seldom apply just one layer of toner. I tend to get tiny red spots when I do, not many enough for it to be truly noticeable, but enough for me to find them annoying. The Hada Labo toner is in no way a bad product. It’s wonderful, especially when you consider the price. It’s definitely worth trying, if you can buy it without having to pay for fees and duties. Otherwise, it’s not worth the hassle — it’s cult, but it’s not unique.


Moisturizers -HADA LABO -Gokujyun Perfect Gel

on 4/3/2019 7:47:00 AM

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My skin: generally combination, leaning dry in the winter and slightly oily in the summer, although the last year or so it's been settling in kind of normal, actually. I used to have mild to moderate acne for years and years, which I managed to mostly clear up last year. Apart from the odd acne flare-up, I've been feeling almost weirdly happy with my skin lately. I have large pores, but that's just life, really, some general texture issues and my first faint wrinkles are turning up now, at almost 41, but compared to how the acne made me feel about my face I LOVE my skin right now.

I have a long history with urea. I went through what feels like hundreds of tubes of the Eucerin 5% Urea moisturizer, it was pretty much the only thing that would keep my face hydrated enough, especially in the winter, without aggravating the acne. I loved that stuff, and my skin loves urea as an ingredient, but it disappeared from the shelves where I am a few years back. Last winter I had a stress-related flare-up of acne, dehydration, irritation and general skin badness, and came across https://simpleskincarescience.com/ doing some research on how to deal with it. The Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium products were recommended as good hydrating products containing good, high concentrations of urea, so I ordered the lotion and the Gokujyun Premium perfect gel cream. I love them, the lotion especially made a huge difference to my skin, I haven't really been dehydrated at all this winter. The gel cream I felt more meh about, it has an odd, sticky texture on the skin, I don't like jar packaging and I felt like the lotion was doing all the magic. So when I ran out of the gel cream, and I got hold of the Eucerin 5% Urea moisturizer again, also had a large tube of The Ordinary's Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA which I enjoyed last summer, I didn't expect to miss the gel cream at all.

After a week or two, though, I did. My skin became more meh, I started getting more smatterings of small whiteheads and more congestion, more irritation and dryness, more of the typical winter skin I used to have, but haven't been experiencing this winter before I ran out of the Gokujyun Perfect Gel. And I do still have and use the twice lotion daily, it's still lovely and helps a lot. It seems that a not insignificant part of the effect I ascribed to the lotion was due to the combination of lotion and gel cream, though, probably supported by the Gokujyun Premium sheet masks that I also got, used up and also felt slightly meh about until I ran out - and, well, I ordered a refill of the gel cream + another box of the sheet masks. I will probably take as much care to not run out of the gel cream from now on as the lotion. Still don't love the sticky texture or the jar, this is a night-time only moisturizer for me, but it's much, much better than I initally gave it credit for. I'm back on it now and my skin is getting back into shape.

So, would I recommend? Clearly, yes. Would I repurchase? Yes, already have.

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Sunscreen -HADA LABO -UV Creamy Gel SPF 50 +

on 3/31/2019 9:31:00 PM

This Hada Labo UV white gel made my face itchy. There has to be a trigger ingredient here.


Toners -HADA LABO -Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion

on 3/25/2019 12:09:00 AM

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I'm on my second bottle of this. I really like it. I have combo skin, oily tzone and a dry everywhere else. Moderately sensitive skin. This stuff it great. It's super hydrating. It helps my skin feel plumper and smooth. It doesn't break me out or clog my pores. Hyaluronic acid has really helped my skin out and uped my skin care game. This is the best one I've tried so far with the Ordinary's coming in second.

Pros:
Super hydrating.
Plumps the skin.
Smooths texture.
Instant and long term results.
Nice consistency. A little goes a long way.
Gentle. Didn't break me out.
Affordable for such a large amount.

Cons:
I've only found it online. You can buy it off of amazon or yestyle.

I'm keeping this one in my routine. It really is awesome! I think all skin types would like this.

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Toners -HADA LABO -Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion

on 3/22/2019 6:40:00 AM

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I love this product for its value and ingredients (5 types of hyaluronic acid; urea is great for skin). My first bottle lasted me 8 months of almost daily use. And I can get a refill for it! I love using it in the morning before sunscreen and makeup. It's easier just to use a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid but this one does seem worth it if you don't mind the extra step. For me, this is all I need for the morning in the warmer months.

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Moisturizers -HADA LABO -Gokujyun Perfect Gel

on 2/25/2019 1:52:00 AM

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First: this is MOST effective over damp or wet skin, and followed by a more occlusive moisturizer, ointment, or balm (prob not necessary if you are super oily.) Applying this over dry skin and over-applying can lead to a very sticky finish and can potentially increase dehydration. Pea to dime-sized amount is plenty for the face.

This is super hydrating on my problematic skin, and does not cause breakouts, redness, or irritation (YMMV of course). This doesn't flare my fungal acne. I apply this over wet skin on my face, neck, and upper body as soon as I'm done with a shower.

This is the same formula as the American "Hada Labo Plumping Gel Cream," but has a different preservative system. This one contains parabens, which protect the formula from mold and bacteria very well and are typically well tolerated by the majority.

FYI: this is a jar, and is cheaper per ounce than the American version. I think the packaging is well suited to the formula and is easy to open and close, and I am able to get to 100% of the product. Would re-buy and strongly recommend for all ages and skin types.

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Toners -HADA LABO -Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion

on 2/23/2019 6:59:00 AM

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Absolutely love this as a moisturizing toner. I apply it on wet face and follow up with a more occlusive moisturizer. This has made a tremendous difference in my oily but dehydrated and sensitive skin. Highly recommended.

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Toners -HADA LABO -Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion

on 2/22/2019 7:47:00 AM

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My skin: actually kind of normal right now, how strange. Generally I would say combination, though, leaning dry in the winter and slightly oily in the summer. Used to have mild to moderate acne for years and years, finally managed to mostly clear it up last year. Not a lot of skin concerns as long as the acne is under control; large pores, of course, but who doesn't have those, one or two very faint early wrinkles forming, but I'm 40, soon 41. That's pretty great, considering.

I have a long history with urea. I went through what feels like hundreds of tubes of the Eucerin 5% Urea moisturizer, it was my favourite skincare product for 10 or 15 years. It was pretty much the only thing that would keep my face hydrated enough, especially in the winter, without aggravating the acne and feeling too heavy. I love that stuff, and my skin loves urea as an ingredient, but it disappeared from the shelves where I am a few years back.

About a year ago I had a stress-related flare-up of acne, dehydration, irritation and general skin badness, and came across https://simpleskincarescience.com/ doing some research on how to deal with it. The Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium products were recommended as good hydrating products containing urea, so I ordered the lotion and the Gokujyun Premium perfect gel cream. Long story reasonably short: I love this so much, the lotion especially. My skin loves this so much. I am so happy to have a couple of great hydrating products with urea in my life again, and this winter I haven't really been struggling with dehydration or dryness at all. I'm just not dry or dehydrated, in February, in Sweden. It's bizarre.

Would I recommend? Yes. Would I repurchase? I have.

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Toners -HADA LABO -Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion

on 2/16/2019 7:05:00 PM

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I know this is a loved product, but it just didn't work for me. I have dry and dehydrated skin. I used an entire bottle. As positives, I didn't have any negative reactions, it didn't pill, it worked well with other products, the packaging is great, and the price it low. However, it didn't help my skin; I didn't notice any positive impacts. I've tried other similar products that have had a more noticeable impact, but unfortunately at a much higher pricepoint.

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Toners -HADA LABO -Shirojyun Premium lotion

on 1/31/2019 7:32:00 PM

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Hada Labo does it again... this is a toner according to the Japanese meaning of the term, a light moisturiser to be used under heavier creams. It comes in a runnier and thinner "normal" formulation, and a slightly thicker and more viscous "moisturising" one - same as the basic line lotions. I use the moist type as I have combination skin and dry areas can get flaky. These Shirojyun premium products differ from the non premium ones in that they also have tranexamic acid in them, alongside vitamin c in the form of magnesium ascorbyl phosphate.

I am using several other products to help fade pink marks from acne, including differin and niacinamide, and was using the Ordinary's magnesium ascorbyl phosphate cream before this. As this has the same stuff in, I've stopped using the Ordinary's one, and since switching to this the overall tone of my skin is a little more even and I get less angry, swollen spots before my period.

As a final bonus, this comes in refill packs - shown on the right of the photo. Wish more brands did this, acting to reduce plastic waste. Overall it's a lovely product and I'm very happy I bought it!

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Cleansers -HADA LABO -Gokujyun Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil

on 1/24/2019 11:39:00 PM

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This has become my number one oil cleanser. It is really cheap, contains no fragrance, has a texture that is not too thick, not too thin, so just perfect for mildly massaging into the skin, and it is really efficient at removing makeup. As a first step cleanser, this is perfection. I will continue to repurchase this as long as they make it because I love everything about it, from the price to the simplicity and efficiency of it.

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