Favourite Japanese lotions (hydrating toners)


Hello all,

I have never written a skincare put up shortly. I believe the principle the reason why is as a result of this sort of articles normally takes time to write down and for the time being, as I’m in residence workplace, I’m sitting at my desk in my very own flat all day day by day. So it is a bit harder to motive your self to return behind your laptop throughout your free time as nicely. Second motive 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 normally 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 overview 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 searching for a ceramide-based hydrating toner and I liked it a lot that I bought it many times. It is a staple in my routine. It’s very properly formulated and the standard/value ratio is simply nice. I’ve been utilizing this toner since 2017.

It accommodates 3 forms of ceramides (Ceramide AP, Ceramide NP, Ceramide EOP) and Phytosphingosine. Current are additionally Job’s tears extract, 3 forms of hyaluronic acid (Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid) and seven forms 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 principle elements of the stratum corneum.  They’re notably useful 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 might have some brightening properties.
  • hyaluronic acid: potent humectant (attracts water into the pores and skin)
  • amino acids: they normally 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 supreme for delicate pores and skin

Total this can be a extremely hydrating lotion/toner (watery milky fluid) with some further moisturizing properties. It’s going to assist strenghten the pores and skin barrier as nicely (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 truthfully 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 one way or the other, 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 crimson extra simply. Then I made a decision to get one other bottle and now I can not stay with out it. Furthermore, it’s a fantastic worth product as you may get it for approx. 10 USD or much less and it’s a 500mL bottle. Observe that is the Excessive Moist model; the common model (with a blue label) would 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 accommodates amino acids, placenta extract, arbutin in addition to some moisturizing substances 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 accommodates kojic acid, a strong skin-lightening agent, it’s as nicely souce of antioxidant. I could not actually discover any scientific proof of the useful elements of sake utilized topically nevertheless it could 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 considered wealthy in progress elements, which might help velocity up pores and skin therapeutic and cell regeneration. It might assist enhance collagen synthesis whereas growing hydration. Nevertheless there’s a an absence 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.

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

It is 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 appreciated about it, is the sake scent (sure, I admit….). Total this can be a very good, value efficient, hydrating toner however I favor the Cezanne one. I discover it higher by way of pores and skin barrier strenghtening. I did not actually discover any brightening results. Observe additionally that is the Excessive Moist model, the common model accommodates alcohol and is much less fascinating.

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