Hada Labo

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Makeup Remover

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?

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moist Mist

Did you know that there is a Black Hole in the Beauty Blogging World?  It is where all the un-blogged beauty products go.  They lie there unloved and neglected; when all they want is to be used and caressed by their owner.  Only the lucky ones get to pose in front of the camera and feature on beauty blogs!  Every time I peer into my beauty shelf looking for the next product to blog about, they all scream and shout, “Pick me!  PICK ME!”  If any beauty bloggers are reading this, please assure me that I’m not the only one who experiences this!!!  😛

Anyway, I didn’t have my usual, “Hmm, what product should I blog about today?” procrastination because it’s a reader request for a product review.  Woohoo!  It’s long overdue, I tell ya!  Many, many, many moons ago, I hauled a bunch of Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid products and promised to review them…and uh…I kinda forgot about Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moist Mist.

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What Is It?

Hada Labo SHA Moist Mist is a facial spritzer packed with nano-sized hyaluronic acid which is 1/100 of regular-sized hyaluronic acid.  It’s a great way to hydrate dry skin throughout the day and when used over make-up, it helps to make it last longer.  Like all other Hada Labo SHA products, it is free of fragrances, mineral oil, alcohol and colorant.

Why Did I Buy It?

Uh…I don’t know.  It looked kinda pretty with its simple, fuss-free packaging.  I envisaged myself using it to cool myself down during hot Summer days.

What Do I Think About It?

  • Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moist Mist has a stupidly long name but it is a pretty cool product.
  • It comes in a 45ml handbag-friendly size and it’s a great pick-me-up when you’re feeling hot and drowsy from a sunny Summer’s day.
  • When  I use it on my face, I have to hold the bottle really far away so that I get a light spritz which dries easily and doesn’t ruin my make-up if I’m wearing any.
  • I don’t just use it on my face, but I also use it on my shoulders when I’m wearing a sleeveless top because it gets exposed to the sun and burns faster than any part of my body.
  • As for helping make-up last longer…I didn’t think so…

Why Do I Like It?  

I like it because it keeps my skin hydrated and refreshed.  It doesn’t leave behind a sticky residue and it’s fragrance-free.

And it’s also fantastic for occasions when someone asks, “Do you use a facial spritzer?” and I can confidently say, “Yes, I’ve used the one by Hada Labo before.”  It’s better than when I say, “No, I don’t…” and they reply with, “Huh?  And you call yourself a beauty blogger??!!  And what did you say your blog is called again?”  And I’d whisper quietly, “…The Best Beauty Blog…” and then they’d snigger…

(And oh dear…I sound like a looney bin with beauty products which scream “Pick me!” and imaginary conversations…with myself…um…yeah…)

Would I Buy It Again?  

To be honest, no.  It’s not an everyday product for me.  I don’t give it as much love as I should.  And when I finish using it, I can probably reuse the container and fill it up with mineral water or something.  Yes, I am a cheapskate.

You can buy Hada Labo products from Sasa.com

Have you tried any Hada Labo products before?  Do you have any requests for product reviews?  And what beauty products are in your Black Hole? 

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Mask

I purchased a range of Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid products a few months ago and I promised to review every product so today I give you my opinions on Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Mask.  Hyaluronic acid is a popular ingredient in skin care products and it moisturises and hydrates skin, thus helps reduce wrinkles.  There are no known side effects of hyaluronic acid in skin care because basically we produce ourselves in our bodies.  Some dermal fillers are basically a form of hyaluronic acid.

Likes

  • Sheet masks are fantastic – open only when required and very travel-friendly
  • The Hada Labo SHA mask instantly felt very cool and refreshing which I credit to the foil wrapper
  • Provides good coverage on my big face
  • Pleasant non-fragranced smell (if that makes sense…)
  • After removing the mask, my skin was moist from the essence – it took around 15-20 minutes for it to all absorb.  Skin looked radiant and felt smooth as a baby’s bum.  My skin has started to show fine lines of wrinkles but this plumped up my skin nicely.
  • Before disposing the used sheet mask which was still moist from the essence, I rubbed it all over my legs – there’s no wastage from me 😉

Dislikes

  • Instructions are in Japanese – I only found the above instructions after I googled it – but then again, if you are a frequent sheet mask user, then you’ll realise that they more or less have similar instructions anyway
  • Not readily available in non-Asian countries

The Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid range has really impressed me with their fantastic hydrating properties for my dry sensitive skin.  Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid products that I really love are the Moisturizing Lotion, Moist Essence, Cleanser (review to come shortly) and now, the Hydrating Mask.  Totally recommend it!

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Cream

Continuing on from my reviews of Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid products, I give you Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Cream.

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Product Description

  • Contains Super Hyaluronic Acid that deeply penetrates the skin to nourish and helps restore skin’s barrier to prevent moisture loss
  • It helps to soften epidermis, leaving skin smooth and hydrated
  • Light and non-greasy cream that infuses your skin with continuous moisture

I have been very impressed with the Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic range so far…but when it comes to the cream, that’s another story.

Hada Labo products, reviews

First of all, the Hada Labo SHA Cream is too runny for my liking.  When I scoop some out of the jar, I find myself quickly whacking it on my face before the cream seeps through my fingers!!!  Seriously, what is up with that?

As for moisturising effects, it hydrates my skin like the other products in this range.  It is excellent at that…but…

I Don’t Like Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Cream Because

  • It’s too runny!
  • It does not contain SPF which means if I use it as a day cream, I still need to put on sunscreen (hello, lazy Ling here!!)
  • It’s too runny!!
  • As a night cream, I feel that it is too light and not as rich as my other night creams.
  • It’s too runny!!!

Catch my drift?

Have you tried Hada Labo SHA Cream?  What did you think of it?

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moist Essence EX

After 4 weeks of testing the many Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid products I purchased in Malaysia, I am ready to review Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moist Essence EX.

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This intense hydrating essence is designed for all skin types.  It tightens and refines large pores caused by ageing and changes in environment.  Your skin will be well hydrated, look firmer and younger.

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moist Essence EX is a white viscous serum which feels sticky but is soft and light.

Method Of Use

Apply after using Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion.  I find that 2 pumps of the serum covers my entire face plus neck area.

As mentioned before, I have dry skin, and so my skin absorbs this essence easily.  However, it may be too rich for people with greasy / oily skin.

My Opinions

  • I like this product a lot because my skin does feel hydrated and I have noticed that my skin looks more supple.
  • Has it tightened and refined my big pores?  I damn well hope so!  I have noticed that I have had less blackheads after using this product – does that count?
  • BUT then, I feel that the moisturizing lotion also keeps my skin hydrated – so is this essence really necessary?
  • A highly recommended 8.5 out of 10 for dry thirsty skin looking for some lovin’
  • If I had money to splurge, I would definitely buy this product again.  But if I was on a budget, I’d be happy to skip the essence and just use the moisturizing lotion.

Have you tried Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moist Essence EX?  What did you think of it?

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion

This is the first review of the many Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid products I purchased in Malaysia.  Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion – simply said in three words – I LOVE IT!  Hyaluronic acid is being commonly found in skin care products these days as it has great hydrating properties, which in turn helps reduce wrinkles.

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Product Claims

  • Instantly hydrates skin and helps preserve its optimum moisture balance
  • Replenishes and locks-in moisture for complete hydration
  • Skin feels significantly soft and supple
  • Helps improve dry and dehydrated skin, leaving it silky smooth
  • Skin pH balanced
  • Free of fragrances, mineral oil, alcohol and colorant

I have read that Hada Labo SHA Moisturizing Lotion is Japan’s equivalent to toner, but it looks and feels nothing like any toner I have used before.  Sometimes I skip toner because it can dry out my skin even more.  But I have used this product every day since I bought it and my skin has been loving it.  It is a colourless lotion which is slightly viscous with a fairly sticky consistency.  I think of it as a hyaluronic acid serum.

How To Apply

I use it after cleansing my face.  I just put a couple of drops onto my hand and lightly pat it onto my skin.  It leaves a slightly sticky film which gets absorbed in seconds by my thirsty skin.

I Love It Because

  • It delivers exactly what it promises
  • It is very affordable (I bought it for 40.90 RM in Guardian in Malaysia)
  • There is no smell whatsoever
  • My dry skin loves it
  • I have noticed a dramatic change in my skin – it just feels very moisturised throughout the day

I just touched my face just now – 12 hours after applying this – and it does feel soft and supple – the ‘toing toing’ effect that girls have been raving about .  I would definitely recommend all girls with dry sensitive skin to purchase Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion.  I know they sell it in Asia…but not sure if they sell it in UK or Australia.  I bought 2 bottles – and I know they will last me a while.  It has become my new must-have product of the year!

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Products

Hada Labo products, reviews

Hada Labo is a popular Japanese drugstore brand that I have been keen to try.  When I was in Malaysia last month, their Super Hyaluronic range caught my eye and I went on a mission to haul as many products as possible.  I bought the Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Face Wash, Moisturizing Lotion, Moist Essence EX, Cream, Moist Mist and Makeup Remover.

Details On Super Hyaluronic Acid

  • Twice the moisture retention capacity of Hyaluronic Acid (1 gm of Hyaluronic Acid is able to hold up 6 litres of water)
  • Replenishes essential moisture to visibly improve skin texture
  • Prevents dryness so skin stays soft, hydrated and supple

Reviews On Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Products

Click on the links for reviews.   I haven’t finished reviewing all the Hada Labo products but I’ll get there eventually.

1.  Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Face Wash
2.  Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion
3.  Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moist Essence EX
4.  Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Cream
5.  Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moist Mist
6.  Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Makeup Remover
7.  Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Mask