Yamano Kohakuhada Lotion | Extra Moisturizing Version | Review

Yamano Kohakuhada Lotion Review:

A lot of people compare Yamano Kohakuhada lotion to the Hada-Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion, except the Kohaku-hada has more extracts and generally better ingredients. Read more to find if it live up to its claims or not.


+ More moisture! This product is meant to fill the hydration needs for all you similarly dry-skinned folks out there.

+ Its hyaluronic acid formulation is meant to plump up the skin and lock that moisture in for long periods of time.

+ It has amber extracts, which is supposed to be an anti-oxidant and can strengthen the skin.


Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Amber Extract, Amber Powder, Olive Oil, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed collagen, Rice bran sphingoglycolipid, Rosa Hybrid Flower Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Placental Protein, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated lecithin, Lysolecithin, PEG-6, PEG-32, PEG-20 SORBITAN COCOATE, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Hydroxide, Diethylhexyl succinate, Disodium EDTA, Methylisothiazolinone, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Aluminum hydroxide

Volume: 220 ml

How to use: Apply with a tapping motion after toner, before or with essence, and before a lotion/cream type moisturizer.

My Skin Type: Dry and acne prone.

Yamano Kohakuhada Lotion Extra Moisturizing Version Review:

There are three versions of this kohakuhada lotion, fresh (blue bottle), the moist (orange bottle) and extra moist (black bottle). Although it’s translated as a lotion, Japanese “lotions” refer to more of a watery toner, but in this case, it is more like a gel type moisturizer than a toner.

The Hada Labo lotion was already holy grail status for me, so I had high hopes from all the good reviews of this product online. The difference between the two besides the ingredients is that the Kohaku Hada is much less runny, so it is more of a gel moisturizer rather than a hydrating toner like the Hada Labo.

When applied to my hand, it barely drips, which makes it easier to apply to the skin without losing a lot of product. *Sob, so much of the Hadalabo lotion lost to my arms.*

Yamano Kohakuhada Lotion Review

The amount of time both take to settle on my skin is the same, which is about a minute if I slap a lot of product on. Overall, I love the plump, well-moisturized feeling on my face after I apply this. There’s no stickiness or trace of it after it absorbs, other than the difference in moisture level.

Yamano Kohakuhada Lotion Review

There is pretty much no smell to the product as well, which is great for those of you who are sensitive to scents. If you smelled the Hadalabo lotion and this side by side, you probably wouldn’t be able to discern the difference.

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More-HG-than-my-other-HG Hydrating Toner/Lotion. Would recommend for dehydrated and dry skin. Can also work as the last moisturizing step on oily skin. For my dry skin in the Southern California heat, this is a lifesaver.

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