Hello people, I’m back with another review~!
Today I’ll be reviewing the Senka Hoshitsu Emulsion’s Concentrated Moisturizer which I’ve been using for about 2 months or so now.
I traded my favorite Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid moisturizer for Senka’s for 2 reasons. Firstly, I am still very into experimenting on different brands with different ingredients and secondly, while I was restocking on my moisturizer, I noticed the bottle of Hada Labo’s moisturizer seems to have shrunk in size yet still retails at the same price… (≥Д≤ )
I’m still sticking to Hada Labo’s lotion for the triple action Hyaluronic Acid’s goodness and stuff LOL
Hoshitsu means “Water Retaining” and this moisturizer comes in TWO versions which you can differentiate from the color of the cap.
White cap which is the ‘sappari’ version a.k.a. ‘fresh’ and suits normal to oily skin while the pink cap (which I am using) ‘shittori’ version a.k.a. ‘moist’ for the normal to dry skin.
I just noticed the difference actually and now thought I should have gone for the ‘sappari’ version since I have oily skin. Though its not as though my skin has been oilier after using this though I’m not sure it fuels my breakout (which I usually blame my hormones because they mostly turn up around my chin area). Maybe I’ll try the ‘sappari’ version the next time!
We know that the main ingredients used _ Hyaluronic Acid (Yayy!) and Royal Jelly, both which contributes to giving your skin the moisture it needs.
However, I did a bit more homework on Royal Jelly and from what I’ve read online, this particular ingredient has anti-aging and healing properties! Acids found in Royal Jelly also boost the skin’s collagen production which is in turn important for younger looking skin!
Just how awesome it this?? \(*°▽°*/)
Here’s how it looks like, quite watery but it absorbs really quickly into the skin. And oh, I probably use only 2/3 of what I’m showing here.
The first noticeable result is how my pores appear smaller and radiant looking. I remember checking myself in front of the mirror and went, woahh, feel so different!
It’s like the morning you woke up after putting on a mask the night before and you’re just like noticing your face has a nice glow to it? That’s just how it felt.
Tell me if you actually feel the same after using this moisturizer 😀
My verdict? This one’s a keeper!
Sept 19th, 2015 Update
Somehow it just occurred to me today that there is but one amazing result I’m getting from using this Senka Hoshitsu moisturizer (yeap, I’m still using this!) which I forgot to share with you.
So just days after using the moisturizer, I noticed my chin seems to be ‘lifted’ and the V-shape more defined! One friend also noticed the difference and she thought I was losing weight (but then, it really was the opposite and I gained a few kg FML). Furthermore, I definitely wasn’t using other new skincare products or eating/doing anything differently so I’m concluding the moisturizer contributed to the changes (*⌒∇⌒*)v
Else, if you’re not too convince with my explanation, maybe a more plausible explanation would be that I’m finally losing my ‘adolescent fat’ LOL