50g for SGD $65
120g for SGD $130
Dr.Ci:Labo has taken Japan – and now the world, by storm. Founded in 1995, its star product: Aqua Collagen Gel is a hit. The brand now claims to be Japan’s No. 1 Doctor’s Brand Cosmetics. I had the chance to have a look at its Aqua Collagen Gel Super Moisture EX – which is a more moisturizing version of its popular counterpart.
The Claims: Dr.Ci:Labo Aqua Collagen Gel Super Moisture EX
“A truly moisturizing sensation that fulfils the needs of people who have never been satisfied by the moisturizing power of past products!”
“Aqua Collagen Gel Super-Moisture EX is an All-in One gel to be used after face washing that features six functions in a single product.”
“120 types of skin-beautifying ingredients help create gorgeous skin by resolving skin troubles in multilateral way”
“This product can also be used as a mask by applying it thickly at night, which results in even greater moisture.”
Touted as the “All-in-One-Gel”, this collagen gel contains 5 types of collagen to restore elasticity to the skin, 3 types of hyaluronic acid and 2 types of ceramides to moisturize the skin.
This cream targets people who have dry skin or aging skin. This cream can even be used as an aftershave and to protect dry skin for kids.
Manufacturers say it contains the benefits of moisturizing, treatment, brightening and it also acts as a makeup base, and can be used as a mask.
Packaging/Texture/ Scent: Dr.Ci:Labo Aqua Collagen Gel Super Moisture EX
The product comes in a no-frills white plastic tub with a screw cap. It has a pearl white texture and feels slightly sticky after applying on the skin. The gel smells of Chinese herbs.
The cream to be a little on the heavy side and the residual sticky feeling remains, taking quite a long time to be absorbed into the skin.
Ingredients/Efficacy: Dr.Ci:Labo Aqua Collagen Gel Super Moisture EX
The main ingredients – butylene glycol, glycerin, betaine, squalene in the product are solvents and moisturizing agents. These are all safe, effective ingredients for this purpose.
Ascorbyl dipalmitate (6th ingredient on the list) is a form of Vitamin C commonly used in skin care products. Vitamin C, though common, has proven anti-aging and whitening effects.
Hydrolyzed collagen, Soluble collagen, Atelocollagen are 3 types of collagen found in Aqua Collagen Gel Super Moisture Ex. All 3 collagens are water binding agent, which help moisturize skin.
Sphingolipids are long chain fatty acids which include ceramides – they are excellent for repairing skin.
Other ingredients include Pelvetia Canaliculata, Laminaria Ochroleuca and Chlorella Vulgaris- algae and kelp with anti-oxidant properties, and amino acids Glycine, Leucine, Histidine with skin repairing properties.
Dr.Ci:Labo Aqua Collagen Gel Super Moisture EX has put in many skin conditioning and repairing agents, with other anti-oxidants and anti-aging ingredients. In terms of skin moisturizing and repair, it is definitely a winner!
While anti-aging is not this products main aim, It contains several known anti-oxidants as well.
Full Ingredient List: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Betaine, Squalane, Ascorbyl Dipalmitate, Hydrolyzed collagen, Soluble collagen, Atelocollagen, Sphingolipids, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pelvetia Canaliculata Extract, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopherol, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Glycine Soja, Prunus Domestica Fruit Extract, Pyridoxine HCL, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract. Glycine, Leucine, Histidine Hydrochloride, Serine, Arginine, Proline, Tyrosine, Jojoba Seed Oil, Royal Jelly Extract, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, 1,2-Hexaediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Abelmoschus Acid, Valine Phenylalanine
Precautions: Dr.Ci:Labo Aqua Collagen Gel Super Moisture EX
The manufacturers says that this cream is suitable for all ages and all skin types. The product does not contain any obvious skin irritants. However, if you have sensitive skin, always be careful when trying on a new product. In addition, if you have oily skin, you may want to choose a lighter moisturizer.
Of special mention, is that the product is ok to apply near the eyes as well – doubling up as an eye cream if you need it.
Conclusion: Dr.Ci:Labo Aqua Collagen Gel Super Moisture EX
Dr.Ci:Labo Aqua Collagen Gel Super Moisture EX is one of the better products I have reviewed. Great thought has gone into its moisturizing properties, while the price is kept affordable. If you have dry , eczematous skin, consider this skin repairing cream!
Score: Dr Ci Labo Aqua Collagen Gel Super Moisture EX
Packaging/ Scent/ Texture : 3.5 / 5
Ingredients : 4 / 5
Price : 4.5 /5
Overall Rating : 4 / 5
The views expressed in this article are entirely my own, and should not replace a consultation with your doctor. I am not sponsored by Dr Ci Labo in the review of this product.