Many thanks to Hada Labo, I am able to review and share with you 2 fantastic products today. I’m so excited to share them that I don’t know where to start!
Hada Labo is a skincare line researched and developed by Rohto Pharmaceutical Co. Japan and The Mentholatum Co.
It has a philosophy of ‘Perfect X Simple’.
Hada Labo uses only the purest of ingredients that are beneficial to the skin, with no unnecessary additives and manufacture their products under strict pharmaceutical standards.
A few days ago, I received a cute package for Hada Labo, consisting of the SHA Hydrating Lotion with new nano formula, as well as the SHA Moisturizing Eye Cream. I am wow-ed on the first use, and now, I am going to tell you how great they are!
Before I start, I must first say that Hada Labo really did change my impression of drugstore brands. When I first started a proper skincare regime, I was using Witch products from Watsons. I can’t manage to find the entire range there anymore, but it was great for my then-young skin. I also did try the Clean & Clear range, as well as some other cheap drugstore brands (but eventually, Witch proved to be the best). After that, when I have more disposable income, I tried fancier brands, like ettusais, Clinique, Chanel, etc. Most didn’t work for my skin except for Clinique and now, Jurlique. They are expensive, and so, I have always have been trying to see if I can find a brand which is cheaper and yet can deliver as well. There came Hada Labo, and I was very impressed. You don’t need a million steps (think Korean skincare) to get the same dewy, soft skin. And best of all, you can find it at drugstores near your house, and they are very affordable – nothing over S$40, I think. I don’t know how else to say how much I love this brand – you will have to try it out, to understand how wonderful it really is.
Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid (SHA) Hydrating Lotion (with new nano formula)
The new hydrating lotion contains of a cocktail of 3 different types of hyaluronic acid, and they are the Nano Hyaluronic Acid (with molecules that are 1/20 the size of the normal hyaluronic acid, to enable easy penetration into the skin for deep hydration), the Super Hyaluronic Acid (yes, this is the SHA which is in almost all Hada Labo products, and it has twice the moisture retention capacity of the normal HA, and can keep the skin hydrated and smooth for a longer period of time) and the Hyaluronic Acid (the HA, which is able to hold 6 litres of water in 1gm, to effectively lock-in moisture on the skin).
These 3 hyaluronic acids work together to deeply penetrate the skin to nourish and help to restore the skin’s barrier to prevent moisture loss.
If you still do not know what the hydrating lotion is, well, it’s simply the toner. You are supposed to use it after cleansing your face and before slapping on moisturizer. Just gently pat it onto your skin until fully absorbed.
The first time I tried the old Hydrating Lotion, I felt that it moisturizes well, but was a bit too viscous for absorption. As a result, I always notice a sheen when I use too much of it, prompting me to only use the lotion at night. With the new nano formula, the lotion is very very light. It’s much less viscous, and hence it gets absorbs fully very fast – I can apply alot (for experimental purporses!), and it still get into my skin fast, leaving no sheen or stickiness. It also moisturizes the skin to the same extent -think bouncy and soft skin! Needless to say, I was sold. I am using this bottle daily now!
I would recommend this to everyone – those who are tired of using expensive brands with no visible results and those who are young and are just starting to have a proper skincare regime. You wouldn’t go wrong with Hada Labo – it has fantastic moisturizing properties (say goodbye to fine lines and oily T-zones) and you can get them all at wallet-friendly prices. What not to love? Read more…