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JUJU Aquamoist Hyaluronic Acid Essence

Posted on: June 18, 2011

This is not a new product but it has been raved by many skincare lovers as well as many beauty magazines for soft and moist skin in an overnight. Being one of the best-sellers in Japan, although I think Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Essence has better ingredient than this (also costs slightly more) but I was very curious how this compared to my favorite Neogence essence. It sold for THB860/30ml previously (if I remember correctly), then recently Watson pharmacy brought in the sample size of the new-packaged JUJU Aquamoist HA Essence. THB119/10ml for the sample, this is good opportunity to try it out!

According to JUJU Aquamoist, it enriched with pure Bio-Hyaluronic Acid, a droplet is enough to deeply moisturize skin. It contains no animal ingredient, ideally to use at night so you can be greeted by supple skin for fresh makeup in next morning.

sample size

This essence has almost identical gelatinous consistency with Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Essence, it felt very slippery while spreading, seemed to take forever to absorb in skin yet it only takes few minutes in reality. Lightly massage with fingers for about 30 seconds, then let it absorbs in skin by itself. Skin would be slight sticky touching before it dried up, then skin turned to be smooth, dewy and bouncy soft once the essence had been completely set in skin!

With this, my skin just remained soft, moisture and more balanced. This essence plumped up the mild expression lines on my forehead, but worked less for dynamic expression lines under eyes.  In hot & humid climate, I applied this essence  as night moisturizer and I woke up next morning with supple skin but shiny (oily T-zone) face. In fact, the gel film still remained on skin until you rinsed it off  during face wash.

Nevertheless, a product can work wonder or lousy in different climate. This Juju Aquamoist HA essence was totally useless in rather low humidity spring in Europe. My dry skin sipped in the HA essence quickly but the skin was urged for hydration again and felt uncomfortably tight after few minutes. A nourishing face oil for dry skin worked thousand times better in this case.  I also used this under makeup.  The dried gel film (of Juju Aquamoist HA essence) on skin started coming up in small flakes when I applied BB cream afterwards, somehow it did not pilled if I used it together with oil or cream. I guess the BB cream texture was not very runny as oil and cream, thus the heavier finger pressure for BB cream application possibly be part of the reason of the flake up.

In conclusion, I am not totally convinced by JUJU Aquamoist Hyaluronic Acid Essence and thinking Neogence is much superior than it , though I have not tried Neogence in dry climate. Anyhow, I am glad to test it in dry climate and learnt that a very hydrating HA is not all-rounded in all circumstances.

Rating: …)))      Satisfied. Unlikely to buy again.

Ingredients:

Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben.

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2 Responses to "JUJU Aquamoist Hyaluronic Acid Essence"

I live in desert climate with extreme low humidity and this one fails terribly in such an environment. It dried up on my skin within seconds and my skin continue to feel tight and uncomfortable. After several testing with similar HA products, I realised that they don’t work well in low humidity conditions.

Hi espenine,
Thanks so much for your input. That is exactly what I felt when I used it for my dry and dehydrated skin condition.

I will have another trip to Europe in this coming autumn and I was thinking to bring Neogence HA essence for the trip and see what happen. Meanwhile, I will not forget to get a nourishing face oil stand by in case HA essence fails. (“v)

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