Hada Labo review, Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid

If you’re into Asian beauty products, you’ll need no introduction to Hada Labo, the highly popular Japanese brand.  Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Makeup Remover entered my life over a year ago when I went Hada Labo crazy in Guardian, Malaysia.  There were some products I loved dearly and then there were some I loved less.  Unfortunately, Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Makeup Remover is of the latter category…and hence why, even after 1+ years, I’ve only used a third of the bottle.

Don’t get me wrong because I love the Super Hyaluronic Acid in this range of products due to its super-hydrating and nourishing properties for my dry and thirsty skin.  Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Makeup Remover is great at removing make-up from my face with its silky smooth texture, similar to Shu Uemura’s Cleansing Oils.  It doesn’t leave my face parched nor does it leave an oily residue.

But when it comes into contact with my eyes… *OUCH*  Stings like a bee!!!  And makes my eyes all bloodshot and raw.  Dislike!!!  And that is the only reason why I don’t like it.

Nowadays, I use it mainly for removing lipstick when I am swatching away for Lip Stalker.  It’s not the best tasting make-up remover out there but it keeps my lips from getting cracked from all the swatching.

Bottom Line :  Buy Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Makeup Remover if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil but just be careful to avoid your delicate eye area.

Are you a fan of Asian beauty products?  Have you tried Hada Labo before?

13 Comments on Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Makeup Remover

  1. Paris B
    01/03/2012 at 12:46 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi Ling! Actually, I think the oil version of the Hada Labo cleanser may be a more passable dupe for most oil cleansers. This one is more gel-like and unless you have just a very light layer on makeup on, doesn’t do a good removal job. I never quite took to this or anything else in the Hada Labo range barring the lotion and face wash 😛

    • Ling
      07/03/2012 at 2:39 pm (6 years ago)

      @Paris B, Oooh, thanks for that! I’ll have to check out the oil cleanser next time I’m in Asia because SU costs an arm and a leg so if there’s a dupe, I’m getting it 🙂

  2. Raylene Bartom
    01/03/2012 at 4:42 pm (6 years ago)

    Yes, not sure about Hyaluronic acid near the eye area actually…..

      • Raylene
        07/03/2012 at 3:06 pm (6 years ago)

        @Ling, I know it can cause a mild irritation to the eye and eye area in some people. I have made a moisture mist for myself and used 1% Hyaluronic acid and still had a stinging sensation near my eyes.

        • Ling
          07/03/2012 at 3:10 pm (6 years ago)

          @Raylene, Aha! Now I know!!! I thought it was my stupid uber-sensitive eyeballs…but it’s actually HA! Interesting! Thanks Raylene 🙂

          • Raylene
            08/03/2012 at 11:57 am (6 years ago)

            @Ling, I get the same from vitamin c products.. 🙁

  3. coco
    03/03/2012 at 9:48 pm (6 years ago)

    I’ve been using QV bath oil as alternative to SU’s cleansing oil. They feel the same to me and removes makeup as effectively.

    • Ling
      07/03/2012 at 2:35 pm (6 years ago)

      @coco, Bath oil??? Never thought of that as a makeup remover! Love it! LOL

  4. Jos
    05/03/2012 at 6:26 pm (6 years ago)

    I just did an empties post with the travel-sized version of this. It was not bad on me, but I hated the scent. I just opened their other cleansing oil in full-size, and luckily I like it more.

    • Ling
      07/03/2012 at 2:34 pm (6 years ago)

      @Jos, Oooh, I haven’t seen this cleansing oil yet…but must check it out 🙂

  5. Grace
    03/11/2012 at 12:11 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Ling! Once I got over shu uemura’s oil/cl ( was addicted for 3yrs) I discovered Korean brand solhwasu oil/cl in my mums bathroom cabinet. BEST THING EVER! No residue oil and not harsh on my skin like shiseido’s. If you haven’t tried it already please do!

    • Ling
      06/11/2012 at 5:26 pm (5 years ago)

      @Grace, Oh yes! Solhwasu…not sure how to spell it…I remember seeing the brand when I went to Korea a few years ago but it is very luxe 🙂 I must try and see if I can get my hands on some of their products when I go to Hong Kong in January! Are there any other Korean products you recommend?