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Favourite Japanese lotions (hydrating toners)


Hello all,

I have not written a skincare publish shortly. I believe the primary the explanation why is as a result of this type of articles often takes time to write down and for the time being, as I’m in dwelling workplace, I’m sitting at my desk in my very own flat all day on daily basis. So it’s kind of harder to motive your self to return behind your pc throughout your free time as effectively. Second purpose might be as a result of since a number of months, I’m having fun with studying books once more and that’s what I often like doing in my free time 😀

Anyway, I mentioned with somebody about toners and Japanese cosmetics and this jogged my memory that I wished to speak about 2 hydrating toners (or lotions) that I actually like and that I wished to share with you my evaluation and ideas.

Cezanne Pores and skin Conditioner Excessive Moist


This can be a watery pores and skin lotion (within the Japanese sense of lotion), i.e. a hydrating toner. It is available in a big 500mL plastic bottle. I made a decision to get this toner some years in the past as I used to be searching for a ceramide-based hydrating toner and I beloved it a lot that I bought it many times. This can be a staple in my routine. It’s very properly formulated and the standard/worth ratio is simply nice. I’ve been utilizing this toner since 2017.

It incorporates 3 sorts of ceramides (Ceramide AP, Ceramide NP, Ceramide EOP) and Phytosphingosine. Current are additionally Job’s tears extract, 3 sorts of hyaluronic acid (Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid) and seven sorts of amino acids.


It a translucent milky watery lotion. It has no explicit scent.

You’ll be able to both pat it in your pores and skin, layer it or apply it as a DIY-sheet masks (soak cotton pads with the toner and apply them on cheek for a couple of minutes). I do not discover it sticky.


Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-Yuen Seed Extract, Ceramide AP, Ceramide NP, Ceramide EOP, Phytosphingosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Succinoyl Atelocollagen, Glycine Soja Seed Extract, Glutamic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Limon Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Humulus Lupulus Flower Extract, Pinus Sylvestris Cone Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Sodium PCA, Serine, Lysine, Glycine, Alanine, Arginine, Threonine, Proline, Ldl cholesterol, Betaine, Allantoin, Sorbitol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Styrene/Vp Copolymer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

  • Ceramides and Phytosphingosine: ceramides are waxy lipids that naturally happen in cell membranes and are the primary elements of the stratum corneum.  They’re significantly helpful to assist strengthen the pores and skin barrier. When formulated with ldl cholesterol or phytosphingosine, they’ve a synergic impact. All in all, they’re superb emollients and assist easy the pores and skin.
  • Job’s tears extract: soothing. It might have some brightening properties.
  • hyaluronic acid: potent humectant (attracts water into the pores and skin)
  • amino acids: they often have humectant properties
  • Succinoyl Atelocollagen : not a lot analysis about it however may need some anti-wrinkle properties
  • Aloe leaf juice: soothing
  • Citrus and rosemary extract: may not be ultimate for delicate pores and skin

Total this can be a extremely hydrating lotion/toner (watery milky fluid) with some extra moisturizing properties. It can assist strenghten the pores and skin barrier as effectively (due to the ceramides). It has a mild method that’s simply absorbed and leaves a cushty feeling on the pores and skin. 

I used to be actually greater than pleasantly stunned  by this toner. It checks all of the packing containers of what I used to be searching for. It’s extremely hydrating, feels additionally moisturizing in some way, and is sort of soothing and delicate on the pores and skin. Once I used up my first bottle and didn’t have a again up, I observed that my pores and skin was lacking it after a few weeks. My pores and skin was feeling extra uninteresting or was getting purple extra simply. Then I made a decision to get one other bottle and now I can’t reside with out it. Furthermore, it’s an awesome worth product as you may get it for approx. 10 USD or much less and it’s a 500mL bottle. Be aware that is the Excessive Moist model; the common model (with a blue label) does not have all of the ceramides however have extra natural extracts.

Kikumasamune Sake Lotion Excessive Moist


This can be a sake-based lotion (milky watery hydrating toner). It incorporates amino acids, placenta extract, arbutin in addition to some moisturizing components together with ceramides. It’s a hydrating, soothing and smoothing toner. It encompasses a barely acidic method with a mix of ceramides, amino acids, arbutin, and placenta extract to assist strengthening the pores and skin barrier; pores and skin is replenished and plumped.


It a translucent milky watery lotion with a definite sake scent.

Simply because the Cezanne toner, you’ll be able to both pat it in your pores and skin, layer it or apply it as a DIY-sheet masks (soak cotton pads with the toner and apply them on cheek for a couple of minutes). 


Water, glycerin, butylene glycol, rice ferment filtrate (sake), glutamic acid, arginine, leucine, ceramide 3, ceramide 6 II, placental protein, arbutin, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, soybean protein, maltitol, methyl gluceth-10, peg-60 hydrogenated castor oil, hydroxyethyl cellulose, alkyl styrene/acrylic acid copolymer, citric acid, sodium citrate, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, perfume

  • Sake filtrate incorporates kojic acid, a strong skin-lightening agent, it’s as effectively a superb souce of antioxidant. I could not actually discover any scientific proof of the helpful facets of sake utilized topically but it surely may be brigentening and humectant.
  • Arbutin is a brightening ingredient.
  • Glycyrrhizic acid (a by-product of licorice root): one other brightening ingredient
  • Ceramides: see above
  • Placental proteins: This ingredient can sound very unusual, however that is one thing very talked-about in Japan. Placenta is regarded as wealthy in progress elements, which may help pace up pores and skin therapeutic and cell regeneration. It might assist enhance collagen synthesis whereas rising hydration. Nonetheless there’s a an absence of clear analysis about it and due to this fact I would not guess a lot on it. Additionnally, I do not know precisely how the placenta is sourced (is it plant placenta? animal placenta? and what they use precisely for this, which protein they use/isolate. I could not discover any clear reply.

Total this can be a strong hydrating lotion/toner (watery milky fluid) with some extra moisturizing and brigehtening properties. It can assist strenghten the pores and skin barrier as effectively (due to the ceramides).

This can be a hydrating toner I loved. It’s hydrating, moisturizing and I even have the impression it helped somewhat bit with my cheek redness however it’s much less efficient than the Cezanne excessive moist toner. What I favored about it, is the sake scent (sure, I admit….). Total this can be a very good, value efficient, hydrating toner however I desire the Cezanne one. I discover it higher by way of pores and skin barrier strenghtening. I did not actually discover any brightening results. Be aware additionally that is the Excessive Moist model, the common model incorporates alcohol and is much less fascinating.



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