Thursday, August 30, 2012

HadaLabo Gokujyun Moisturising Cream review

$17.70 for 50g from
They sez:
"HadaLabo GOKUJYUN Moisturizing Cream is infused with super hyaluronic acid which deeply penetrates into skin. It keeps on moisturizing and replenishing skin, meanwhile enhancing skin’s water-binding ability, leaving skin supple, smooth and radiant. The gel texture helps to further nourish skin. Weak acid, no fragrance, no colorant, no oil and is alcohol-free."
Nunu sez:
I needed a lighter nighttime moisturiser for the Summer months and since the Hadalabo hyaluronic acid lotion is my HG lotion I thought I'd give their moisturising cream a try.
The name is a bit misleading, it's not really a cream in the traditional sense, but it's not exactly a gel either, it's more like...a thick lotion, it's rather runny and absorbs easily with no greasiness. What an awesome run-on sentence!
It feels really light but leaves my skin really hydrated, soft and bouncy. There is some initial stickiness after application but the feeling goes away after a few minutes.
There's really no bangs and whistles with this moisturiser, no whitening properties, no spf, no anti-aging, no fancy ingredients, but it does what it promises to do well.
The packaging is a bit of a dud, it is just a simple white plastic jar and for some reason the label on my jar got rubbed off -_____-"
Caveat emptor to those who freak out when skin care come in jars - yes you will have to dip your fingers into the jar.

Finally nailed this move a few weeks back!
Sorry about the lack of posts, it's been a busy Summer, will try to get back into the groove of things soon. In other exciting news, I'm off to Hawaii for 10 days in a couple of weeks! Apart from spam musubi (I don't eat pork), is there anything else you recommend I try out there? It's probably a tourist trap but I'm going to a luau on my second night there, tres excited!


  1. This moisturizer was very sticky for me, the HA just would not absorb! But it was very moisturizing =)

    Hawaiian ahi poke - it's basically diced raw tuna but very local and good if you like sashimi! Coming from Vancouver, I'm sure you do!

    OMG you have some amazing pole dancing moves!!!

    1. On me it was sticky too for the first few minutes but then it seem to absorb fully?
      Omg I already have poke on my list from seeing the Hawaii special on Food Network! I love sashimi!

  2. Are you going to oahu? you NEED to try kahuku shrimp trucks and Leonard's Malasadas in original. omgah sooo sooo good! :)

    tweet me if you need more suggestions.. that's my hometown!


    1. Oahu is in Honolulu right? Yep we're going to be there! I have no concept of how big the island is, is it within....walking distance?? Omg I'm such a geography fail, I blame it on growing up in Africa!
      Will def tweet you!

  3. Holy crap you've gotten so strong!! Damn, pole dancing IS a good workout!

  4. congrats on nailing that move... pole dancing must be really good exercise, you have a really good figure :D oh, have fun in hawaii!! ^___^

  5. I agree with Kiliani and try garlic shrimp from Giovanni's truck. It's the best out on the North Shore. Leonards Malasadas are a must too! It's a portuguese donut--so yummy! I don't like regular donuts but will eat malasadas. If you're staying in Waikiki, try Marukame Udon. I just went there and it was yummy and inexpensive. Please be sure to let me know when you're here. Hopefully we can meet up.


    1. I'm going to Kona and Honolulu! I'm still not very clued up on the geography of Hawaii (only recently did I learn that it's actually a series of islands and not a single island called "Hawaii" xD)
      I'm going to be there from 21-31 September! I hope we can meet up

  6. you should try the kanebo all in one
    similar texture but promises tons of more things XD

  7. i was gonna order this next to try!!!

    p.s. just noticed most of my photos of products hv ghetto paper towel background bwahahhahahaha just for youuuuu

  8. Great review! I always hear good things about HadoLabo skin care. =)

    And wow, check you out! Sexy and strong! I hope you have an amazing time in Hawaii and eat tons of great food! I would want to eat everything from everywhere I see on Food Network there too, hehe.