February 18, 2015

The Hydraluron Contender

I've confessed my love for Indeed Labs's Hydraluron and I'm currently nearing the end of my second tube: it's a skincare addition must for anyone, but especially those who suffer from dehydrated skin. When I was back home over Christmas I did a big clear out in terms of skincare and re-discovered JUJU Cosmetics's AQUAMOIST Hyaluronic Acid Essence. Slightly different in some ways, but despite that a very serious Hydraluron contender.

JUJU Cosmetics is a Japanese drugstore skincare brand and unlike most Western drugstore skincare products, it's very potent and free from fragrances, colouring, mineral oil and animal-derived ingredients. Unlike Hydraluron which comes in a plastic, squeezy tube – Hyaluronic Acid Essence comes in a blue glass bottle with a handy pump. It's not the most practical when travelling (the glass makes it quite hefty), but I find it more hygienic and it protects and keeps the product potent due to the tinted glass.

Its main ingredient are 3 types of pure Hyaluronic Acid, which is what hydrates and plumps the skin and has collagen promoting benefits. I couldn't find more information about what the combination of different types of HA makes the product so special or what the exact benefits are (aside from being hydrating and skin plumping), but I can tell you about how my skin reacted to it. Which –  fyi – was good, very good. Texture wise it is the exact same as Hydraluron or perhaps ever so slightly runnier and it feels a tad more 'wet' when first applied to the skin. It takes a tiny bit longer to sink into the skin, but I can feel that my skin just drinks it up absorbs it almost immediately, prepping it for the next step (e.g., serum/oil/moisturiser).

I was actually 'forced' to use this in the last two weeks I was at home, as I ran out of Hydraluron. To be completely honest, I didn't notice any difference in terms of hydration levels and my skin remained plump, despite the cold wind and blasting radiator. If you're unable to get your hands on Indeed Labs's Hydraluron – and you've got dehydrated skin – I'd definitely recommend trying JUJU Cosmetics's AQUAMOIST Hyaluronic Acid Essence, as it's just as good or even better —but then Japanese, and cheaper. (It's sold through Sasa.com with worldwide shipping.)



  1. I've heard a lot about how juju's aqua moist line is really good. their toner is supposed to be awesome.

  2. I use Hada Labo's hyaluronic acid products, and I love them! I've heard about the Juju line too, so I may give it a go when I run out of my Hada Labo stuff. :)

    Miriam || happiness comes from

  3. My skin is so dehydrated, I didn't get on with the indeeds one I might have to try out the Juju one.

    Zeynab x

    The Beauty Load

  4. Asian skincare is LEGIT and this sounds awesome. I haven't tried the original hydraluron yet though, so maybe I should just to see how my skin likes it.

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  5. I know, have read so many good things about it. Come to think of it, I think I've got a travel-size somewhere at home, must try it when I'm back over Easter.

  6. Oh I do like Hada Labo, though I've only tried two things. Let me know what you think!

  7. Ah, I'm so sorry to hear that. Though if I remember well, you got the Jelly Moisturiser right? Serums are more potent and concentrated, so they will give an extra boost to the skin. It's definitely worth picking up if you're still looking for something that gives a bit of oomph to the skin.

  8. I adore Japanese and Korean skincare, it's just such a pity it's quite hard to get hold of. If you can get your hands on the Indeed Labs one, go for it. Would love to hear what you think.

  9. I tried the Hydraluron thanks to your review and I have to say I'm in love as well!!


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