How it started
Although I am half Japanese, I must say that I barely used Japanese skincare products since it is not always easy to purchase it in the Netherlands/Europe. Whenever I travelled to Japan, I used to purchase my favorite products and bring them home with me. But after a while, I was out of refills and had to change my skincare products again.
Now that Murasaki Cosmetics offers what I need, I look forward to continue with my good old skincare routine without worrying about running out of refills. 😌
About my skin
I have a mixed skin (combination skin), my T-zone is extremely oily and I have always struggled with acne. But on the other hand, my cheeks and under eyes are very sensitive and dry.
Every winter I struggle with finding the right products for my skin, since it is oily but dry at the same moment.. Since last year I’ve had been using a cleansing gel, toner and moisturizer that was focussed on treating oily skin. After 3-4 months I noticed that my skin was feeling/looking extremely dry on most parts of my face. I found out that the toner was dehydrating my skin. Western toners can be aggressive to the skin since most of them contains alcohol and in my case, that was the cause of my dehydrated skin.
Changing my skincare routine
Before changing my skincare routine, I read some very interesting reviews about the “Japanese Lotion”. But what is a Japanese Lotion?! Well.. Let me tell you: it is a (watery) moisturizer that is focussed on the hydration and prepping the skin for absorption of serums and moisturizers. Instead of using the toner, you simply use the “lotion”. So that’s what I did! I must say that it took about 3-4 weeks for my skin to get used to it since I had been using the same products for months.
Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion Review
My skin texture truly improved by simply changing the toner to the Japanese Lotion. My face feels hydrated, soft and moisturized! With a mixed skin, I can say that the the Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion, works perfectly for the oily and dry skin as well. Besides that it balances your skin pH level. ✨
I am truly impressed by this lotion and can say that it is totally worth trying, regardless of your skin type!