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 266 customers I can tell a difference when I don't use it!
Colorado's wacky weather! from Englewood, CO
So I've been using a $68.00 essence for the last two years and didn't think I could or would love anything else. Well COVID happened and so my budget for face products reduced. I read this essence on a blog and thought why not? Now I can't live without it! No odor, skin feels soft and moist and it's affordable. Also I can wear this essence in weather in CO and not break out or feel nasty.
Love it and will continue to repurchase
Yami from Chicago, Illinois
I use this product at night after I take off my makeup. It leaves my skin feeling nice and soft, and in the morning my skin looks clear and my oily skin isn't as bad.
HELPS MY DRY, TEXTURED SKIN!!!!!
Ashley S. from New York City
I would give this a million stars if I could!! Upon first use I instantly noticed a difference in the hydration levels of my skin. After about a week my skin continues to remain plump, dewy and smooth. This product has helped to clear out the congestion/ texture I had around my nose, cheekbones and chin! A total game changer for my skincare routine. For reference:
Vitamin C Serum
Great first step for dry skin
Fortunata from Cincinnati, Ohio
I have very dry, sensitive skin. Toners tend to be too harsh so this essence is a great first step after washing. It balances and provides light moisture. When I add my serums, they apply beautifully without requiring massive amounts (due to my desert-like parched skin). This definitely wouldn't work by itself for me, but it's turned out to be a critical step in my skincare. Also it doesn't irritate my eczema prone skin!!
Mina from Irvine, CA
With just a small amount, your skin will be hydrated very much. Very light texture and it has no scent which is also nice. I put on make-up after applying this facial lotion, and it's great! The make-up stays on well all day with no mess!! I recommend this product to everyone!
Relief for my dry skin!
Joy from Buffalo, NY
Such an amazing product! My skin is so dry but I literally sighed a big "AHHHHH!" as I put this on my skin. Other essences I've used have been fine hydration but this is definitely adding moisture well in the skin. The rest of routine works even better with this as well. Love it so much!
Do not apply near eye area.
Lighterbug from Florida
I don't have sensitive skin, but I stupidly made the mistake of applying this on my eyelids, thankfully I only got a minor rash, but definitely be careful with that. I believe it also broke me out as well, I tried this along with the cream and it really isn't working for me so I will be returning, this has alcohol in it, and although it's very far down the list, if you have dry skin it probably isn't for you. While it does not have any fragrance.. thankfully, it does have a semi strong alcohol scent to it. I really wanted to like this but unfortunately it isn't working for my skin, and based on the price I really wanted to love. I can't say if I recommend it or not, but definitely look at all of the reviews before doing purchasing.
I like it!
Amy from Los Angeles, CA
no scent, not too thick, it's light to the touch, but it's moisturizing enough for me.
And I have sensitive skin, but nothing problem so far.
I've been using this product for two weeks now and I'm happy with it.
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.