Sana • NAMERAKA Honpo Soy Milk Lotion • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I used the whole line. Very happy with this line. It make my face very soft. I bought mine at Marukai Living in San Diego. I will continue using this line.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Provides a little hydration, tacky, moist feeling, doesn't do much much for long-term nourishment. Best used after shower.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I love this product. I got the whole set while I was living in Shanghai - facial wash, toner, facial lotion and 4-pack mask. My skin loved it! The cleanser is a tad drying if you are living somewhere cold (I started using the set while experiencing Shanghai winter) but now that I am back in hot and humid Singapore, the cleanser's fine without leaving my skin feeling taut. My skin absorbs the lotion rather quickly too, I was first apprehensive that it would leave a tacky sensation judging from the texture, but after using it, my skin is rather bouncy and moisturised.
Price wise, it was rather cheap for the whole set. In Singapore dollars, the entire set cost me just SGD$52, which is a bargain and I didn't have to use a lot of the cleanser, toner or lotion on each usage.
So I would trust this on its moisturising properties, even though I have sensitive/combination skin that breaks out pretty easily. But after using it for over 2 months, I'm a total convert!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My face reacts to this milk. Guess it is not too suitable for hypersensitive skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It's a good moisturiser,and I have already used up one bottle, and I'm just ready for the second bottle. It's a kind of lotion, so I use it in the night, because it's not as heavy as cream and it never breaks me out with very good moisturising function. However, it doesn't have a SPF, so maybe it's not the right one for daytime.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I love this. It's SO mild, and it's great for dry skin. I was cautious at first, because I hate having shiny skin, but eventually I thought: oh, sod it, and piled a huge dollop on. I massaged it in for ten seconds, and then left it on my face, even though it was tacky and shiny. I thought I'd just rub off the extra in a couple of minutes. A couple of minutes later, there WAS no extra. It had totally sunk in, and there was no shininess or tackiness: just soft skin. Love love love.
EDIT - don`t like this anymore. It`s not terrible in that it doesn`t break me out, but it also doesn`t help my skin. I realised that using no chemcials at all suits me better, so I`ve ditched this for all-natural products. I chose it because of the soy-base, so that made more sense.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Really like this. Strange consistency for a moisturiser: sort of gunky and whilte and a little bit stringy (would make a gross comparison but not going to aha). BUT: very nice on. Hydrating, light and really gentle: I'm at the beginning stages of Retin-A (ow) and it doesn't hurt at all. Prefer to use facial stuff without fragrance and colours etc, so this is really good. Plus pretty cheap: maybe five dollars from my local Japanese beauty shop.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I bought this product over HK online store, aiming for whitening my face, so I do not have too high expectation on the oil control part. My skin is very easy to get tan in summer once exposed to the sun for a day or two. so i really want to get product that can whitening my skin efficiently. I've used 2 bottles of EL whitening night repairs serums, but still haven't found any change on my skin at all. But only after using this product for 1 week, I see the difference on my skin!!! it's getting white!!! I don't know if it's coz I newly changed to this product and result is effective when first usage? anyway, i found it quite amazing, and the package is pretty cute, but it's kinda hard to get the lotion out coz the bottle is quite hard to squeeze. have to shake hard. It's pretty moisturizing as well, pretty good for summer time, a lilttle bit oily, but I found it okey, just a lil bit oily for a combination skin like me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Great Moisturizer for all weather. It is not too thick for the summer, and it is not too light for the winter. If the weather gets drier, I can just lay another layer of more moisturized, and thicker cream on top and my face will not feel too congested or over done.
It is very reasonably priced. I got this at a japanese market for $8 (USD).
You do not need to use a lot each time, so if you are on a budget. This is definitely the moisturizer you should not skip out on.
I also have the toner and cream from the same line, but this moisturizer makes me happy the most.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this lotion! I have dry/dehydrated skin that gets really flaky whenever I wash or even wet my face. I feel like this lotion really hydrates from beneath (lol) rather than coat the top of the skin. I use this under matte sunscreens and at night alone, or under another cream for extra moisture. The texture is a translucent runny lotion that is scentless. I like how it's transparent, so light, and goes on so smoothly. There is a slight tackiness left on the skin for a few minutes afterward, but it doesn't bother me. Fantastic product, I will definitely repurchase.
Translated from the back of the bottle:
INGREDIENTS: water, ethanol, glycerin, squalane, soy milk ferment, soybean seed extract, soybean protein, beeswax, stearic acid, cetyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, arginine, sodium stearoyl glutamate, carbomer, sodium polyacrylate, butylene glycol, methylparaben.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE: After toner, place a proper quantity (1 yen coin) on the palm of hand, and rub into skin gently. You may also use liquid foundation every day.
Some links on the use of fermented soy milk in skin care: improved skin elasticity and hyaluronic acid content Journal of Cosmetic Science, 55,473-479 (September/October 04);
Paula Begoin's cosmetics ingredients dictionary;
appears to rejuvenate mature skin Photochemistry and Photobiology, Volume 81, Issue 3, pages 581–587, May 2005;
may prevent photoaging Journal of Investigative Dermatology (2003) 120, 835–841
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Too light for winter, this is my go-to moisturizer in summer. I have sensitive combination skin that tends to feel congested in hot, humid weather and I love that this lotion contains no fragrance, coloring or mineral oil. I have been using this for two summers now and it has never broken me out. Obviously scent-free, the texture of this lotion is quite runny - by no means creamy - and absorbs quickly into the skin. I find that if you use too much product it can leave a somewhat sticky film on your skin, but once you figure out how much you need - perfect! It leaves my skin incredibly smooth and soft and is gentle enough to use around my eyes, too. My only complain is the bottle - a pump would make dispensing this so much easier!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Here's a review for the soy milk cream, not for the lotion. That's a little jar of facial cream, which can be used either at the day time or at night. I think the cream is actually better than the lotion. I have combo-oily skin and the cream does moisturize my skin and give me a matt finish. It's very natural, which is a plus for me(I have many acnes and sometimes my skin is really really sensitive ) . It has never irritated my skin, even when I got wounds on my face! In one word: AMAZING! Edit: Ok, I try the milk too, and it's kindda too light ( I live in LA where the weather is too dry for me. I need something that can really moisturize my skin.) I have combination skin, so I think the milk version will be really good to oilly skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I got this from a local drugstore. It feels light when applied on my hand BUT doesn't feel the same on my moderately oily skin. When I use Biotherm's Biopur moisturiser my skin turns oily after 1 hour, but with this my skin is oily within 20 minutes. On top of that it's sticky to the touch after application. I don't know how it'll work for people with dry skin but.. not recommended for oily skin.
I like the packaging though, it's in a little tube so you don't have to stick your fingers in.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Green
This product it's a nice purchase for people with dry skin like me,
works better than my lancome lotion for dry skin and super cheap!, i tried a mini bottle of 30mls useful for 15 days, now i will buy full size...
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
Suitable for dry sensitive skin.
Not suitable for oily skin.
Works perfectly for overly dry winter skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
I heard about the goodness of soy in the skin care (such ads from Aveeno) and when I really enjoy using Sofina SS, I ordered some more Japanese skin care products from an online seller in HK. I was hoping it would be good for my oily skin but this one is not much oil controlling (though advertised as "suitable for all skin types"). I use this at every other night as I am using Differin gel for my freckles. My face is peeling and oily the same time. This is very moisturizing so I can't use during day time. The bottle is simple, and the size is rather huge, 150ml and I paid around $12 without shipping. Everything is written in Japanese except Sana and 150ml so I can't tell what the ingredients are.
These are the pictures and if you can read Jpanese, please translate and post it here.