Yamano Kohaku Hada Lotion vs Hada Labo Lotion (Extra Moisturising Versions) Review and Demo

Hi Everybody,

Today I am finally doing the long awaited comparison between these two super popular Japanese Lotions (Toners). I have been faithfully using Hada lab for a year as part of my Must Have product beauty routine. A couple of month back I have asked you guys my lovely viewers to recommend to me something a little more hydrating as the anti-aging Red version of Hada Labo (with Astraxin) did not suit me at all and would break me out every time I used it. I still wanted it to be a lotion and not a gel product. So Yamano Kohaku Hada Lotion was recommended to me. I was already eying this product as I was intrigued by an interesting inclusion of ingredients such as amber powder and extract, ceramide, hyaluronic acid and placenta. I got the extra moisturising version-black colour from Ebay and I am very happy I did. First of all this Lotion is a lot more moisturising then Hada Labo…but it does not break my combo to dry skin at all and it does not clog my pores…even smaller amount of product is needed…it is also thicker then Hada Labo and has more gel-type texture but it is still runny…so I am making a Switch now and consider Yamano Kohaku Hada Lotion as my new Must Have favourite:)...very happy with it not trying other brands or versions of this type of product now….

Official Info:

Rohto Hadalabo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion (Moist version)

Moist facial lotion for dry skin contains super Hyaluronic acid to make your skin moisturized for a long time. Weak acid for sensitive skin. Fragrance free, Colorant free, oil free, and alcohol free. What is Super Hyaluronic Acid (SODIUM ACETYLATED HYALURONATE)? Hyaluronic Acid is known to hold 6L of liquid in only 1 gram of Hyaluronic Acid. Hadarabo Gokujyun skincare series contains Super Hyaluronic Acid which holds twice as much liquid as regular Hyaluronic Acid does. Super Hyaluronic Acid locks in liquid inside and also blends well with oil base skin membrane. It gives moisture to skin and keeps it for a long time.

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Disodium Succinate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hydroxyethycellulose, Methylparaben, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Succinic Acid

Yamano Kohaku Hada Toner (I got the black-extra-moisturising version)

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Official Info:

A moisturizing lotion that boosts the effectiveness of blood circulation, keeps skin supple, smooth and youthful. Formulated with unique ingredients, amber extract and amber powder to defend skin from free radical damage, reduce inflammation to promote healing, while moisturizing ingredients (2 types of hyaluronic acids, collagen, nano-ceramide, placenta ) provide deep hydration and support skin’s barrier function, leave skin smooth, hydrated, and comfortable. Alcohol-, parabens-, fragrance- and colorant-free. Deep Moist type is gel-like texture. For normal and dry skin.

  • Innovated by Japan – the world’s first toner using amber as the main ingredient
  • -With Double Amber Blend (amber extract and amber powder)
    -Deeply moisturizing
    -Protect skin from radical damages
    -Reduce inflammation
    -Promote healing
    -Leave your skin supple and radiant
    -No fragrance, colouring and preservatives included
    -Suitable for original skin or dry skin


Have a look at this blog for Ingredients for all three types of Kohaku Hada Lotion:





Thank you for reading and watching my videos

Your beautyjunkee friend-Lily



  1. Arcy

    This was exactly the comparison blog I was looking for! Thank you 😉

    1. My pleasure Arcy:):):)

  2. Kas

    Placenta as in embryonic placenta ???? Human or animal ? I’m absolutely new to this and nobody seem to mind. I’m not condescending but am just new to Korean makeup.

  3. Donna

    Hi Lily,

    in your youtube video, you mentioned that Hadalabo is more for older woman, but here in the blog you said Kohaku Lada is more moisturizing.

    I am 37 years old with dry skin, and in need of the moist-est product.. I think we have similar skin type.

    Can you kindly recommend one of those products that you like the most ?

    Many thanks, and lots of hugs from Madrid 🙂

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