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Favourite Japanese lotions (hydrating toners)


Hello all,

I have never written a skincare publish shortly. I feel the principle explanation why is as a result of this type of articles often takes time to jot down and in the mean time, as I’m in dwelling workplace, I’m sitting at my desk in my very own flat all day daily. So it is a bit tougher to motive your self to return behind your pc throughout your free time as properly. Second purpose might be as a result of since just a few 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 needed to speak about 2 hydrating toners (or lotions) that I actually like and that I needed to share with you my assessment and ideas.

Cezanne Pores and skin Conditioner Excessive Moist


It is 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 on the lookout for a ceramide-based hydrating toner and I beloved it a lot that I bought it repeatedly. It is 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 comprises 3 kinds of ceramides (Ceramide AP, Ceramide NP, Ceramide EOP) and Phytosphingosine. Current are additionally Job’s tears extract, 3 kinds of hyaluronic acid (Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid) and seven kinds of amino acids.


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

You may 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 principle elements of the stratum corneum.  They’re notably 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 clean the pores and skin.
  • Job’s tears extract: soothing. It may 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 might need some anti-wrinkle properties
  • Aloe leaf juice: soothing
  • Citrus and rosemary extract: won’t be excellent for delicate pores and skin

General this can be a extremely hydrating lotion/toner (watery milky fluid) with some further moisturizing properties. It is going to assist strenghten the pores and skin barrier as properly (due to the ceramides). It has a delicate method that’s simply absorbed and leaves a snug feeling on the pores and skin. 

I used to be truthfully greater than pleasantly shocked  by this toner. It checks all of the bins of what I used to be on the lookout for. It’s extremely hydrating, feels additionally moisturizing by some means, and is kind of soothing and delicate on the pores and skin. After 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 boring or was getting crimson 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. Notice 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


It is a sake-based lotion (milky watery hydrating toner). It comprises amino acids, placenta extract, arbutin in addition to some moisturizing elements 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 comprises kojic acid, a robust skin-lightening agent, it’s as properly a great souce of antioxidant. I could not actually discover any scientific proof of the helpful points of sake utilized topically however it could be brigentening and humectant.
  • Arbutin is a brightening ingredient.
  • Glycyrrhizic acid (a spinoff of licorice root): one other brightening ingredient
  • Ceramides: see above
  • Placental proteins: This ingredient can sound very unusual, however that is one thing extremely popular in Japan. Placenta is regarded as wealthy in progress elements, which may also help velocity up pores and skin therapeutic and cell regeneration. It may assist increase collagen synthesis whereas rising hydration. Nevertheless there’s a a scarcity of clear analysis about it and due to this fact I would not wager 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.

General this can be a stable hydrating lotion/toner (watery milky fluid) with some further moisturizing and brigehtening properties. It is going to assist strenghten the pores and skin barrier as properly (due to the ceramides).

It is a hydrating toner I loved. It’s hydrating, moisturizing and I even have the impression it helped slightly 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….). General this can be a very good, value efficient, hydrating toner however I favor the Cezanne one. I discover it higher when it comes to pores and skin barrier strenghtening. I did not actually discover any brightening results. Notice additionally that is the Excessive Moist model, the common model comprises alcohol and is much less fascinating.



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