Rated 4.51 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Hydration Infiltration
If you have tried and love the Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion (Light) then you will definitely enjoy this product! It has the same function but with a more watery consistency. I was looking for a product that could be multi-functional in a sense that it needs to work well as toner+essence+moisturizer. This product definitely fits my inclusion criteria. I normally spend a lot of time in the AM to prep my skin well to survive a no-make day, and this product has simplified a lot of the steps and expedited my routine. I would definitely recommend using this in the drier seasons because it's hydration is no joke and a little goes a long way for sure. I have normal/combo skin but I find it not too heavy even on those oily days.
Tldr; I enjoy this product and will definitely recommend it for those with sensitive skin and dry skin.
Most Helpful Critical Review Broke Out Terribly
From looking at the ingredients to the packaging, you can tell this product is handled with care and consideration. Unfortunately, this essence did not work as well as my main essence from Peach and Lily. I have oily combination skin and have finally figured out a routine to rid myself of embarrassing pustules, whiteheads, and blackheads that plagued me for over a decade. This product was recommended by an Ulta employee who swore by this product and touted about all of the five star reviews online. I was convinced to try it, especially since it was cheaper than my Holy Grail essence. The main goals in my skincare routine is to even out my skin tone, stay hydrated, clear up acne, and be environmentally friendly. This product certainly hydrated my skin, maybe even overly hydrated it because it left an oily residue on my skin after drying. It is free of many allergens making this product user friendly. After about 2 days of incorporating it into my skincare routine, my skin looked a bit too shiny but healthy and bright. But by the morning on the third day (I use it AM and PM), I had a huge pimple on my left cheek and another under my chin. I haven't broken out in almost a year so this came as a shock to me. I figured that my skin may be purging but by the sixth day, I had to drop this product from my routine because I had pimples all over my face. This product clogged new pores and caused visible skin irritation. I cannot speak for everyone else here but I believe I may be sensitive to a particular ingredient(s) in this essence. I switched back to my main essence and my skin cleared up and evened back out in about four days. My skin is back to looking hydrated without looking too shiny. Just supple and smooth, something this product did not help me to achieve but what my main one did.
It may work for some people with dry skin or those that are not so prone to heavy crops of acne but outside of those conditions, I do not recommend this product nor will I purchase it again.
Reviewed by 258 customers Light but Powerful
Megan from Philadelphia, PA
This feels like a thin serum that you rub over your face. It feels very light and absorbs into the skin quickly, but I do notice an immediate difference in my skin's hydration. A little definitely goes a long way.
I was surprised at how moisturizing this lotion was
Yuki from Los Angeles, CA
I have extremely dry skin, and the most products do not hydrate my skin enough but I was surprised to see how this lotion moisturizes my skin well. This lotion is thick enough to hydrate my extremely dry skin but it still feels light. I'm using this lotion and the facial cream together. Highly recommended!
It's worth a try
Jas from Philadelphia, PA
I used this product after cleansing and exfoliating. I didn't feel as if it made much of a difference to my skin. A little drop would go a long way. It is a clean product so I would continue to use.
- Received this complementary
Didn't make a difference
Sim from Virginia Beach
I used this during my night time routine after removing makeup and before applying moisturizer. I did not notice a difference in my skin after using it consistently for 2-3 weeks. My skin was just as dehydrated. I have dry skin, so maybe it would work for someone with less dry/oily skin.
I would definitely buy this product!
Jazzy from Macon Ga
I used this product as a part of my nightly facial routine. This product really helped to seal in the previous steps and moisturize.
Good working for my skin
Yuca from Orange County
A week passed since I use the lotion started.
My face skin has been changed softer than before use.
location is a bit thick . So skin keeps hydration all the time.
Smells light too.
moi from Chicago
I love essences and toners with simple ingredients. I didn't have a lot of expectations, since essences are just an extra hydrating step, but I have to say, my pores seem smaller since I've been using this (about 4 months now) at night after washing my face and before serum/moisturizer.
Perfect after cleansing face
Dr. Sarah from Texas
I was interested because I had never used a lotion that was basically and oil. It was great.
May work may not work
KJ from Houston
Received this complimentary and I'm unsure whether it improved my skin. It did feel nice putting on but I didn't see any change in 2 months
Great for sensitive skin
Jened13 from Woodland WA
I loved this exfoliant. Very different than others I have used, but super gentle on sensitive skin while exfoliating very well.
Gold in a bottle!
Jo Jo from Orlando, FL
After using this product for 3 weeks, I've seen improving in my skin tone. It is more even and a lot of dark spots are fading. The product was easy to use, a little goes a long way. I dab a little bit on the area that need it the most and it works its magic.
Sruj from Jacksonville FL
Used as part of daily night time skin care routine , kept skin hydrated and refresher throughout the night!
Beth from DC
I got this product for free in exchange for a review. I love how it leaves my skin smooth.
Definitely worth the try!
Makeup lover from Chicago
Definitely added this product Into my skin routine !
Good product with an interesting smell
Kendra from Virginia
I didn't love the smell of this essence lotion which is probably what puts me off a little about this product. It had a nice feel to it and didn't sting or burn. I'm not sure I'd incorporate this into my everyday routine though.
Light and refreshing
Aki K. from Dallas
Very light and refreshing when I applied it to my skin. I have dry skin and this product help keep my skin moisturized. It does leave your skin feeling a little sticky immediately after applying but absorbs fairly nicely.
Lizeth 14 from Los Angeles, CA
I received this product complimentary from Influester. I use this essence lotion after I wash my face with the enzyme powder. I use a small amount since the quality is great. I apply and wait for it to soak in my skin leaving it very refreshed and bright.
Great for moisturizing
SG from Los Angeles
I have oily skin and this would be too much for me during the day but as night or winter time skincare this is great.
I LOVE THIS LOTION
Mafe from Miami
Normally serums like this break me out but this one worked absolutely amazingly. It left my skin feeling smooth, excellent addition to my night time routine
I would buy it again
Ashh from Jacksonville,FL
I incorporated this product into my skin Care routine and consistently used it. I noticed a difference in a week.
Zarissa from Houston, TX
I use it after washing my face and a little goes a long way. Very moisturizing without having to use too much.
I would buy this product
Tina from Detroit, MI
I use this product after I use toner. I love it because it seeps into my skin quickly and doesn't leave an oily residue. I've used this product alone without any other serums or moisturizers and my face was very smooth and hydrated when I woke up. I love using this and plan to buy it after I run out!
It was okay
Sydney from TX
I had never heard of this brand before, but I will never forget them! The lotion was lightweight and absorbed into the skin quickly. I did notice a few breakout spots after using the product, because I do have ultra sensitive skin, but it was an overall great product.
I received this product for free for testing purposes.
Ayisha624 from New york
It leaves my skin feeling smooth. I recommend this product, really nice.
Evie from CT
I used this product along with the entire line. I really enjoyed the formula and it made my skin feel plump and supple. The scent was also not overpowering and it worked well for my routine. It worked well on my sensitive skin. I would definitely recommend.