Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Review:Hada Labo Lifting+Firming Lotion

The hot, humid weather recently made me reluctant to slather on my usual cocktail of skincare products for daytime. So when the red bottle of Hada Labo's (antiaging) lotion caught my eye, I thought it was worth a try.The result? Here goes! Results based on about 2 weeks usage.

 -Easily absorbed texture -Highly moisturizing -my dehydrated skin practically drank it up! -Gets rid of flakiness, appearance of fine lines reduced
-Skin feels bouncy and looks radiant

 -No visible 'lifting' effect
 -Did nothing for visible neck lines
 -Caused some hairline breakouts--But then this was my fault since I over applied it to my hairline and was too lazy to tissue it off.
 -Not for sensitive skin

 I love this product! With once-twice daily usage, depending on my skin condition, the dry lines on my nose are almost gone. Combined with the whitening lotion from the same maker, I am sometimes able to skip my serum for daytime and go straight to moisturizer.(yes I know both of them are technically toners but his works for me. So there!)While this product may not suffice for heavy duty anti-aging, it does go a long way in prevention--its ingredient list contains goodies like retinol,collagen, and Super Hyaluronic Acid. With its pocket friendly price, this one's a keeper in my skincare regime!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Review: Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Lotion

I am obsessed with whitening, I have to admit. Whitening products are essential in my skincare routine. Especially in sunny Singapore, this becomes even more crucial.Being genetically predisposed to getting spots (just look at my arms where I often neglect to slather sunblock), who can blame me?

Which is why, when Hada Labo launched its whitening range, I was delighted.(It is one of my favourite drugstore brands). Here's the lowdown.(review based on usage of 1 and a half bottles of usage.

-Easily absorbed texture, refreshing feel
-Non irritating and scent free
-Brightening effect.
-Scarring is diminished
-Budget friendly

-Not hydrating enough as compared to the original(my poor skin is very dehydrated)
-Whitening effect not obvious

The reason why I repurchased this was that it seemed to help keep the dullness at bay. While the effects are not as obvious as my beloved Clarins whitening range, it is pretty good value for money. It does not lighten your skin beyond its original skin tone, but it does give a sort of glow, with consistent usage. This may not be a product you can place all hopes on to lighten your skin, but it is a good addition to your whitening routine.

Coming next: Hada Labo Lifting+Firming Lotion

Monday, April 16, 2012

Review: Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion

Hada Labo has been launched in Singapore for a while now, and the reason why I am so late to reviewing it is because I was trying to use up my stockpile of products, and also because I wanted to give the product time to work its magic. Review is based on usage of nearly one bottle of the lotion.

Something to clarify: In Japanese skincare, lotion=toner. Different from what we usually see on the labels of European brands.

-Scent free, and simple ingredients lowers the risk of any adverse reaction
-A small amount hydrates the skin well, leaving it smooth and bouncy
-Perfect for Singapore's humid weather-with correct application, it literally disappears into the skin
-Budget friendly--one bottle lasts ages!

-Slight tacky feeling after application which may be irritating for some, but no biggie for me since the feeling vanishes shortly.

Star Ingredient:
Super Hyaluronic Acid-2 times the moisture retention capacity of normal Hyaluronic Acid. That's a whopping 2 X 6 Liters for every 1 gram!No wonder my friend, who swears by this, has such gorgeous, bouncy skin...

What's not to love? I would repurchase this again in a heartbeat,except for the fact that I have found my new love(s).

Coming up next, my reviews on the Lifting+Firming Lotion and Arbutin Whitening Lotion from the same makers.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Reviews: Coming Right Up!

On the way:

Hada Labo- Arbutin Whitening, Lifting+Firming, and Hydrating Range.

Testing and reviewing in progress :)