Review - Dr.Fukaya's Hyaluronic Acid Lotion
After reading Dr.Fukaya's new English blog, I thought I would review his Hyaluronic Acid Lotion.
I have been using the Hyaluronic Acid Lotion for my face and neck since 11th April 2013 - nearly 2 months so far. I have been applying once a day, not everyday but most days.
It's a hand-sized bottle (30ml). This one lasted for a month.
First, I was a little nervous about putting anything on my skin. I hadn't been using any moisturisers for more than 18 months and was comfortable in that way.
But soon I found his lotion completely harmless to my skin. It felt like some little thick lotion on my palm, but it became very smooth and light on my skin. I was quite fascinated by the nice feel of it. It didn't irritate my skin either.
The hyaluronic lotion has only 5 ingredients. For some of them I'm not sure if I'm translating correctly, but google gave me those answers.
Aqua (water), Hyaluronic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE, Hydroxypropyl-b-Cyclodextrin
Here is my before and after pic. I didn't take any pic in April so the before pic was the one taken on the 4th March 2013.
I had the worst post-withdrawal wrinkles especially around my eyes. They were very deep and I was worried if they stay forever! After using the lotion for 2 months, I was very happy to find that they have definitely reduced! It's working well for other parts of my face and neck as well. Although small wrinkles are still there, hopefully they will be gone in the near future.
The lotion is also supposed to be very good for anti-aging, so I think I'll be using it even after my skin gets back to normal.I must add that the lotion doesn't work to supress eczema or flare (Dr.Fukaya is very clear about this). I think that the lotion is specifically for giving healthy thickness to skin and moisturising. Bearing that in mind, I think the lotion would be a must-have for every current topical steroid user who find it difficult to withdraw from TS at the moment. I'm sure that it would be beneficial for people during withdrawal too depending on their stage. I would probably not use it when I ooze non-stop and flare up too badly - you wouldn't want anything on skin at this stage. Except for such times, I would happily use the lotion.
Dr.Fukaya will be selling the lotion worldwide in a month or so (currently only sold in Japan). So if you are interested, you can get one very soon. For your reference, 30ml bottle is sold for 3,150 yen (about £23 depending on currency rate) + delivery fee.
Stay strong fellow skin fighters!