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Tue, Jul. 6th, 2010, 09:52 am
AquaJuju AquaMoist Skin Care Products

Approximately 4 weeks ago, I met up Grace who is the Marketing Manager behind Beauty Carousel. She gave me a set of Aquajuju AquaMoist skin care for review purposes. Prior to the meet up, I have seen this range in Watsons in Singapore and Malaysia. I remembered very clearly seeing this range of skin care products in Malaysia in May when lunaface and myself visited midnight_plue in Kuala Lumpur. Why was my impression of this range so strong? Well, we were looking for Hada Labo in Malaysia as we heard that its cheaper there but the Watsons in Malaysia did not carry Hada Labo (only Guardian Pharmacy has the distribution rights for Hada Labo).

I almost mistaken this Aquajuju AquaMoist range for Hada Labo as the packaging looks really similar and they are all Super Hyaluronic Acid products!

Aquajuju has been in the market longer than Hada Labo so, having tried the Hada Labo slightly mroe than 5 weeks ago, I was really excited to try this set of skin care products in comparison to Hada Labo.

First up, the Juju AquaMoist Moisturizing Washing Foam (tube) which is next to the Hada Labo SHA Cleanser. Don't you think they are really similar?

If you remembered my review of the Hada Labo SHA Cleanser, I wasn't quite WOW by it and though it is said to be fragrance free, the chemical scent to the cleanser kinda turned me off.

But comparing to this Juju AquaMoist Moisturizing Washing Foam, I defintiely prefer AquaJuju's version! AquaJuju's cleanser is creamy when you lather with water and it cleanses your face cleaner than Hada Labo SHA Cleanser which is a little too mild for my liking.

This cleanser is priced at S$15 which is S$2.10 more than the Hada Labo SHA CLeanser. Its totally worth it! If you have a copy of the latest Watson's GLOW Magazine, on page 14, it is mentioned that the AquaJuju AquaMoist Washing Foam is the best seller in Japan and I totally agree with it!

If the Hada Labo SHA Cleanser did nothing for you, you HAVE to try this AquaJuju AquaMoist Washing Foam.

Next up, the Juju AquaMoist Moisturizing Lotion which is on the right. I'm not kidding when I say its very similar to Hada Labo is it?

There isn't an English description on this bottle but from the website, it is described as:

JUJU AQUAMOIST MOISTURIZING LOTION is one of the most popular toners with Bio-Hyaluronic acid (HA) in Japan. This toner gives refreshing texture yet well moisturizing that can last for all day (night) long.

It holds the moist and makes your skin well hydrated and elastic. Well hydrated skin has better resistance against freckles and wrinkles created by the UV rays. Moisturize” is the most important key to keep your skin younger!

Low acidity, Fragrance free, Color free, Mineral Oil free, animal ingredients free.

Well, comparing to Hada Labo's Hydrating Lotion, this Juju AquaMoist Moisturizing Lotion was a little disappointing. It is a very liquified lotion comparing to Hada Labo and in a frosted glass bottle, I don't quite like how its heavy when dispensing the product. Though its liquified, I have to use approximately 5 drops to be able to cover my entire face, unlike Hada Labo which I only require 1 drop.

In fact, it is so liquified that I am able to use a cotton pad to use the product as a normal toner after cleansing my face in the evening to help remove makeup residue after the makeup removal process. In the morning, I'll just pat it on after cleansing my face.

Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion costs 90cents more (the Juju AquaMoist Moisturizing Lotion costs S$22) and I totally recommend Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion over this Juju AquaMoist Moisturizing Lotion. No wonder Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion is their star product.

Next, the Juju AquaMoist Pure Hyaluronic Acid 100% Essence. This is AquaJuju's BEST SELLING product!

Description off the website:

This is one of the most popular items of JUJU AQUAMOIST series.

JUJU AQUAMOIST PURE HYALURONIC 100% ESSENCE uses GEN-EKI (pure essence) of Hyaluronic Acid that can provide ultimate moisture to your skin. Bio-Hyaluronic Acid captures moisture and improves elasticity of your skin greatly.

Natural Hyaluronic Acid levels in the body decrease with time, so good hydration with Aquajaja 100% Hyaluronic Acid essence is the key to keeping your skin young and healthy. Hyaluronic acid essence seals moisture in your skin and your skin is deeply nourished for all night long.

While asleep, the pure Hyaluronan works like a facial mask that creates a thin moisturizing layer to your skin to prevent from the dehydration and helps your skin’s healthy turnover. A little goes long way!

Low acidity, Fragrance free, Color free, Mineral Oil free, animal ingredients free.

How to Use On your clean face, apply moisturizing toner. Take 1-2 pushes of the AQUAMOIST PURE HYALURONIC ACID 100% ESSENCE on the palm of your hand and apply it to your face gently. It is rich texture but spreads well (we recommended to use the moisturizing toner first).

This essence can be mixed with other moisturizing products such as gel or cream, too. We do not recommended customers to use just this essence without any toner before hand. Because the texture is rich, consumers might feel too thick and sometime feel dryness if their face is too dry.

After applying it, cover your face with your both palm for a while to help essence to penetrate into your skin. You will enjoy well hydrated and softer skin in the next morning!

It is up to the customers if they use it for “day use”, however the maker’s recommendation is for the “night use”, as the essence is rich, there might be a possibility of making your makeup difficult to stick on the face. But decision is solely up to the individuals!

Hada Labo's version on the right is priced a S$30.90 which is almost S$9 cheaper than the AquaMoist's best selling version which is going for S$39.80.

Comparing Hada Labo's version, upon trying the AquaJuju's version, I totally understand why it is the best selling product! Juju AquaMoist Pure Hyaluronic Acid 100% Essence when dispensed through the pump bottle is a clear gel that is not sticky when you apply on your skin and it gets absorbs by the skin really easily! It gets absorbed so quickly that your face feels really matte upon a couple of seconds! I REALLY REALLY like this essence!

Hada Labo's version is a semi opaque gel-like which is a little sticky upon application and takes a while for the skin to absorb the essence fully.

This essence has won the Best Moisture Serum in Watsons Malaysia too! Babes in Malaysia, the essence is currently on sale for only RM79.12! Its really worth getting it!

Finally, the Juju AquaMoist Moisturizing Gel Cream which is retailing for S$S$28.80.

I have tried Hada Labo's version - the hydrating milk, thus I can't make a comparison.

Again, I do not have the english description but from its website:

JUJU AQUAMOIST MOISTURIZING GEL CREAM is a gel type facial cream that provides ultimate moisture to your skin. Your skin moisturized but there is no greasy texture.

Bio-Hyaluronan captures moisture and keeps it, while Glycerin smoothen your skin. JUJU AQUAMOIST MOISTURIZING GEL CREAM creates the moisture veil on your skin to protect from dehydration.

Low acidity, Fragrance free, Color free, Mineral Oil free, animal ingredients free.

Well, I'm a little on the fence for this product. As much as its hydrating property is really good but I find that its a little moisturizing for my oily skin especially during the day. I do like the light weight-ness of this gel-creme which does keeps my skin really hydrated but for those with oily skin might want to apply a really light layer during the day. During the night, I tend to apply a thicker layer instead, especially last week when I was in Kuala Lumpur and was sleeping in an air-conditioned room. At home, I do not sleep with the air conditioner due to my sinusitius.

Overall, my skin has been very well-behaved and supple since I started using Super Hyaluronic Acid products! It has definitely improved my skin's condition!

For those who have yet to see this range of skin care products in Watons, they can be found at the Kawaii Corner.

The prices are similar to that online on Beauty Carousel but Beauty Carousel offers free local shipping so if you wish to shop conveniently online, do so on Beauty Carousel!

Has anyone tried any of the AquaJuju AquaMoist skin care products? Do share your reviews with me!

I am lemming to try the AquaJuju AquaMoist Moisturizing Makeup Base next! FuzKittie on Youtube recently bought it and I can't wait for her to review on the makeup base before I purchase it!

Tue, Jul. 6th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)

BIG BIG fan for the Hyaluronic Acid essence!!! :) Been using it for 2 years already and I love how it moisturises! :)

Wed, Jul. 7th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)

have you been using this AquaJUJU one?

Wed, Jul. 7th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)

Yup! :) I've into my 3rd bottle of the Aquamoist one. How many drops do u use. I find that one drop is more than sufficient.

Wed, Jul. 7th, 2010 01:42 am (UTC)


i use about half a pump. its more than enough!

i love how its not sticky and gets absorbed very quiclky!

Tue, Jul. 6th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)

just a question, if i have combination skin (tends to go more on the oily side) will this hydrating foam cleanser be too hydrating for my skin which will result in more oilier skin? ive been wanting to try out both Hada Labo and this but i am afraid it will be too moisturized for my skin. what do ya think? thanks alot!

Wed, Jul. 7th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)

i have oily skin prone to acne but neither this nor hada labo broke me out. the cleanser is pretty mild that does not strip off excess oil from your skin. ;)

Wed, Jul. 7th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)

thanks for the juju aqua moist review, i will check it out :)

oh no, dear kimoko. i got a new resident on my nose after using a new mattifying base and one bump near the cheek area too! *crying out loudly and keep tapping feets on ground** please help, what pimple cream should i use?

for your benefit, don't buy Boot no 7 mattifying base, it really break out

Wed, Jul. 7th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)

boots no.7 happens to be one of the best mattifying primer i've used so far! lotsa girls who have used it agrees with me too. =D

i've gone through 2 tubes so far!

it might be you're sensitive to 1 of the ingredient?

my acne topical gel is prescribed from my derm, none of off the shelf acne tropical gel works well for me.

but you might want to try something that contains tea tree oil / benzoyl peroxide / sallicylic acid if you're not sensitive to those ingredients.

i personally am very sensitive to tea tree and break out badly when i use products with tea tree though its a natural antiseptic for acne. ;)

Wed, Jul. 7th, 2010 06:06 am (UTC)

thanks, kimoko for lending some support here

oops, i don't know one of your favorite is boots no 7, i ordered it from a spree on target.com

fyi: i used boots no 7 with chanel matt lumiere. both first time. see la, first time to 2 new babies greet an invader *hit the wall*

Wed, Jul. 7th, 2010 09:04 am (UTC)

i wrote the review here quite some time ago: http://kimoko.livejournal.com/290184.html


Thu, Jul. 8th, 2010 01:14 am (UTC)

Hi Kimoko,

do you use the Juju AquaMoist Pure Hyaluronic Acid 100% Essence tgt with the Vitacreme B12? if you're having breakouts, would u still use Vitacreme in your night routine?

thanks :D

Tue, Jul. 13th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)

i stopped using the vitacreme for my face as i've rid most of the scarring. i use it on other parts of my body instead, like my heels when it gets really dry. or even on my cuticles. ;)

Sat, Jul. 10th, 2010 05:16 am (UTC)

You make me wanna try the Juju AquaMoist Pure Hyaluronic Acid 100% Essence so badly! I do agree the Hada Labo one is quite sticky so I only use it at night. Gonna grab a bottle the next time I dropped by Watsons! :D

Tue, Jul. 13th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)

yea, this AquaMoist one leaves a pretty matte finish! go try it and compare it with hada labo's! =D

Sat, Jul. 10th, 2010 07:01 am (UTC)

Been using the essence & loving it. It started to regulate my oily tzone & making my dry cheeks non flaky. I am interested to try their mask but have yet to see any reviews anywhere.

Tue, Jul. 13th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)

their sheet mask you mean?

Fri, Jul. 16th, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)

Yes I meant sheet mask. You tried them?

Tue, Jul. 20th, 2010 11:34 am (UTC)

nope i've not. :)

Thu, Oct. 28th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)

homg....i must get that essence!!

Wed, Nov. 10th, 2010 12:44 pm (UTC)

the essence is da bomb! you should try it! =D

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Tue, Mar. 15th, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)

I love Juju Aquamoist Hyaluronic Acid Essence, it makes my face smooth and hydrated. My skin looks healthier.

Wed, Mar. 16th, 2011 04:06 am (UTC)

me too! i prefer the aquajuju essence over the hada labo's version! =D

Tue, Mar. 27th, 2012 07:26 am (UTC)

where can i buy this production ? im already go to watsons in sabah but still didn't find it ..

Wed, Apr. 4th, 2012 05:46 am (UTC)

i have seen AquaJuju in Watsons of KL, Penang, Malacca and even Johor Bahru. Not sure about Sabah though. sorry!

Mon, May. 7th, 2012 04:16 am (UTC)

Hi I just stumbled across your site today, and I really enjoy your reviews:) I was wanting to try the aquamoist cleanser and essence, and the hada labo lotion. But I have oily/acne prone skin. Do you think these would be to moisturizing for me? Thanks:)

Mon, May. 14th, 2012 02:10 am (UTC)

i have oily skin prone to acne too and i personally do not like the cleanser and essence from hada labo. i only like the SHA Lotion and Cleansing Oil.