Monday, March 12, 2012

Hada Labo Review part 2: Moisturizing Care

Hello everyone! As you’ve expected, this is the part 2 of my Hada Labo haul review.. First part was the cleansing part and you can read it here if you haven’t. Going on to the next one..


Next step is the moisturizing care…

left-right: Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Milk

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Essence

  Starting with the infamous Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion 170 ml (actually it’s a toner but it’s applied by patting it to our face)


This is not the first bottle of Hada Labo lotion that I’ve tried, I made a post about it here.


Reviewed this back in 2010, means it’s 2 years ago! That remains me, this blog is almost 4 years old.. Gosh, time flies so fast.. >_<


See the texture? It’s so clear, it’s almost like water..


How to use:

Pour 2-3 drops of lotion/toner to your palm, and then pat it to your face gently until it’s fully absorbed. The patting has the same function like massaging your face. Remember pat, not slap it, hehehe..

If it’s still sticky, it means it’s still wet and not yet absorbed well to your skin. I usually pat it until it’s half dry, so I can feel when it’s almost sink in to the pores. It takes time, of course, but it’s usually less than a minute.

Note: whenever I took a shower with hot water, this lotion absorbed faster, so I guess hot water dried up your skin? It means, hot and humid weather tend to dry up your skin faster than usual, so never skip moisturizer! :)

The difference after using this, my skin feels so soft and bouncy.. No kidding! It repairs the moisture balance level so it feels softer to touch and my skin feels healthier too.. I would recommend this to everyone, but if you feel that you have super duper oily skin, you might want to try the lighter version of this designed specially for oily skin, check it out here.

Next for the serum, I have Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Essence 30 g



The texture is very light gel lotion, and it’s absorbed fast, kinda like the emulsion one, and this is one of the best essence that I’ve ever tried. It made my oily skin hydrated yet not oily. I feel like the essence is the concentrated extract of the lotion itself so I’m having a double-triple shot of moisture in my skin, haha! :D

Q: “But I have oily skin, if I use it, will it make my skin more oily?”

From my personal experience, it won’t. Cause you see, even oily skin need hydration. Most people get it wrong, when they have oily skin, they think all they have to do is to dry it up. In the end, what you will get is a dry & dull skin (been there, done that). So, don’t even think to skip your moisturizer. My skin is not perfect too, even I have the awesome combo deal of oily & acne prone type! But read this carefully, oily skin needs moisture too!

Hmm, to this point, you must be wondering, how does my acne prone skin reacting to this?  It’s reacting just fine, don’t worry, it doesn’t cause any acne or breakout whatsoever.

For the moisturizer, there’s Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Milk


The packaging is pretty similar to the lotion one, but this is shorter. The content is 140 ml, slightly less than the lotion.


The texture is like emulsion and it’s absorbed faster to the skin compare to the lotion. Because it’s so light and milky, the function is to moisturize your face during day time. For night time, Hada Labo has the cream one but I don’t have it (yet).  

Last but not least, it’s Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Mask


For the mask, I haven’t tried it yet, I’m still testing a new skincare regime so this one will have to wait.. Update later yaaaa..

Most people in the blogosphere told a raving review about this mask, so I guess I’ll just wait and see till I tried it out. Actually, I think it’s kinda pricey, in Rupiah it’s around Rp 150.000,- for only 4 (Four!) piece of sheet masks. Usually in other brand they have at least 5 or 10 right? But I guess this is different. Agak sayang makenya, hehehe.. I’ll save it for special occasion la.

So I’m giving you how to do the step by step skincare regime with Hada Labo


It’s very easy:

1. Cleanse (cleanse your skin thoroughly, remove your makeup and then do the face wash)

2. Tone (see, it’s really important to prep your skin before the next step)

3. Essence (serum first to inject the goodness of nature to the skin)

4. Moisturize (moisturizer cream / lotion / emulsion, choose what suites you best)

5. Sunblock (SPF is necesarry!)

6. Special treatment: Mask once/twice a week & Face Mist whenever needed

Although it seems so complex and a long process, but it’s very important to do it regularly. If you see the majority Japanese girls all have baby smooth face, it’s because they’re devoted to their skincare ritual and they really take care of themselves. I think it’s good thing to take example, right? ^^

Well then, I think that’s all for this post. See ya! ^^