Battle Of The Hyaluronic Acid Essence : Hadalabo VS Aquamoist







  • JUJU Cosmetics AQUAMOIST Essence

Contains Sodium Hyaluronate, moisturizes skin immediately. Very effective even in a very dry environment. 100% pure essence of Sodium Hyaluronate, protects and moisturizes skin. High penetrative ability, penetrates to deep layer of skin and repairs the wrinkles of dryness. Improves texture of skin, leaves the skin soft and bright. Mild acidity formula. No fragrance, colouring, mineral oil or animanl origin added. Gentle to skin.


  • Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moist Essence EX
Super Hyaluronic Acid forms a smooth, moisture locking shield to replenish and retain essential moisture of the skin. Super Hyaluronic Acid has twice the moisture retention capacity of Hyaluronic Acid (1gm of Hyaluronic Acid is able to hold up to 6 liters of water). It also has the ability to mimic skin’s natural moisturizing ability to enhance water retention of the stratum corneum. Skin stays lastingly hydrated and feels smoother, suppler and more radiant.


Battle Of The Hyaluronic Acid Essence : Hadalabo VS Aquamoist


  • Provides deep hydration with a high concentration of Super Hyaluronic Acid.
  • Intensely boosts and optimizes skin’s hydration level.
  • Skin appears visibly smooth, luminous & healthy.
  • Skin pH balanced. Low irritation.
  • Free of fragrances, mineral oil, alcohol & colorant.








The packaging is for both is about the same. The Juju is slightly heavier and wider than the Hadalabo and does feel more luxurious. I purchase both of these when i was in Malaysia. The Juju essence is made in Malaysia, while the Hadalabo is made in China. There was a default when i purchased the Hadalabo essence. The pumping cap was missing! Lol. I quickly contacted Hadalabo about this issue and they were very efficient and even DHLed a brand new product all the way to Paris! Good customer service.

I have no issues dispensing products on both.











As you can see, the Juju essence is colourless, gel-like, and has a very moist texture. It is also slightly runnier in texture compared to the Hadalabo. The Hadalabo essence is super sticky, slimy, – it’s like the snail creams except slimier. I just couldn’t deal with the texture of the Hadalabo essence, and it’s just been sitting there forever waiting for someone to love him. It also absorbs really slowly and feels like it’s just sitting on top of the skin.

The Juju Essence is far better – really nice, moist absorbs quick. The stickiness goes away after a few minutes and makes your skin really moist and soft. However there are problems with both. The serums seems to be absorbed by the serum, but when water/sweat touches your skin, the essence texture comes back again. So make sure that you put a cream on top of this to avoid it , or use when on days where u don’t sweat a lot ( does that make any sense? wahaha )


To show you the stickiness of the Hadalabo Essence :





Ingredient List


  • Juju

Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol and Methylparaben

  • Hadalabo

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Pentylene Glycol, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer/Squalane/Polysorbate 60, Sodium Hyaluronate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Disodium Succinate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate.










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Would i repurchase any of those? Probably not. I feel that we’re all spoilt with choices out there in which i can probably find a better formulation without those problems stated above. But if i had to choose one, the Juju essence is the far better one, and the price is also much more expensive since it is made in Japan. I wouldn’t actually mind using the Juju Aquamoist Essence , but if i am looking for a hyaluronic acid based product – i’d rather go for the Mizuno Tenshi Gels or the Dr Ci Labo Gels which doesn’t have any of those problems.


I honestly wouldn’t bother with the Hadalabo essence unless they have changed their formula. The texture is like putting glue on your face and you can stick papers on them, and it’d stick to your face for hours. If a hyaluronic essence is a must for you, the Juju is a much better option – it absorbs easily, better to deal with, doesn’t leave your skin sticky, and ideal for th
ose with oilier skin. No doubt that the Hadalabo essence is more hydrating, but no thanks – i don’t want to leave my skin sticky and uncomfortable! Make sure they both don’t touch water nor sweat if you’re applying the serum on it’s own.


Since i didn’t want to waste any money – I’ve been finding ways to use the Hadalabo up. I’ve been mixing a thick layer of it with my masks and it works better that way. If you don’t know what to do with yours – you can use it this way. If you have sunburn, apply a thick layer of it on your skin and putting cucumbers on top will help too! 


The Hadalabo lotion is megatons better and wonderful to use, so if you want to try out Hadalabo stuff – go for that! You won’t be disappointed!

0 thoughts on “Battle Of The Hyaluronic Acid Essence : Hadalabo VS Aquamoist”

  1. I like these brands because they are reasonable and fragrance free. Unless you know of other fragrance free Asian brands other than Fancl which I don’t thing makes a HA serum.

  2. Actually, there’s nothing wrong if it’s made in China or somewhere else because the formula (of both products/brand) is from Japan; it’s just about its production process. Btw, applying moisturizer after applying essence/serum is usually advised. For me, these two products are both effective and you’ll find it reasonable if you want your skin to look fresh, supple, and younger. Like your verdict btw:)

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