Hada-Labo Koi-Gokujyun Perfect UV Gel

Hada-Labo Koi-Gokujyun Perfect UV Gel

Launch Date: 2015.3.15
Packaging: 50g
Brand: Hada-Labo
Producer: ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co.
Product Type: All-In-One / Moisturiser / Sunscreen
Price: ¥900


UV Filter(s): Octinoxate, Parsol SLX, Tinosorb S, Uvinul A Plus & Titanium Dioxide.


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  • shaifali

    Ratzilla, do you know where I might be able to buy this one? I’ve done many searches, but can’t find it online.

    I’ll give it a try– I do have pretty dry skin in a very dry climate, so maybe it might be a good match. I’ll also try the new formulation of Nivea Sun Protect plus (LOVED the old one). I’ll let you know how it goes!

    Thank you again,

  • shaifali

    This seems awesome! Please share your experience when it becomes available.

    • Actually, I most likely won’t be writing a review on it. I know Hada-Labo and Sunplay sunscreens are popular among English-speaking bloggers but I haven’t never liked any of them (and they’re that popular in Japan either).

      • shaifali

        Ok, then I will avoid this one as well. Will you be releasing a “best sunscreens for 2015” soon? I’ll follow your picks– you are always spot on.

        • It could be nice — I just haven’t received a press sample of it and I don’t plan on buying it just to test when I’ve never liked any of their past sunscreen releases (and, I already have countless sunscreens sitting in the office). Those with dry, sensitive skin (which I don’t have) that live in drier climate seem do quite well with Hada-Labo and Sunplays sunscreens in general, so I’d say give it try if that sounds like you.

          Yes, it’ll probably be up in late April or May (mid-spring/early summer).

  • Lindyloo

    “Double as makeup base” does that mean I can buff my foundation on top of it or do I have to pat the liquid foundation on instead?

    • It simply means that the sunscreen is said to sit well underneath makeup. Rubbing and buffing are two major no-nos if you’re wearing sunscreen — both will greatly lower the UV protection your skin will be actually getting.

      • Lindyloo

        I need some UV protection to use with/under makeup. What would you recommend?

      • Snoozler

        Oh wow – this is the first time I’ve heard of that. I’ve been using mineral make-up and always buffing into the skin after sunscreen application.. doh! >.<..

        So a liquid foundation that can be patted on is the best then?

        Do you have more info about this?

        • All sunscreens (physical or chemical) need to sit on top your skin forming a protective layer to be the efficient.

          You should not be rubbing or buffing in your sunscreen (or any makeup you apply over) as the action also removes it from the skin — should gently smooth/pat instead.

          • Snoozler

            Don’t chemical sunscreens sink into the skin though?

          • No exactly, chemcial works by absorbing UV rays and transfering them to heat (whereas physical deflects). They both need to be sitting on top on the skin to be protective.

          • Snoozler

            Wait.. Is that impying that you shouldn’t rub the sunscreen itself into the skin? How should you apply it then? Patting only?

          • Yes, gently smoothing and patting only. Sunscreens should never be rubbed, no matter the formula or UV filters used.

          • Jaclyn

            It seems like cushion foundations might be really good for this purpose then, as you’re meant to pat them on.

          • Cushion foundation is just a liquid foundation soaked into a sponge disk — the patting technique can be used for almost all types of foundation, just use a Beautyblender (or similar sponge) or an air puff.

  • rtluc

    Is this is the same as the other koi gokujyun UV white perfect gel in the tub, just without magnesium ascorbyl phosphate?