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|Product Name||Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion|
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|The Good||1) Absorbs into the skin within a minute of patting it in! Great improvement from the previous formula as it took about a good 5mins before it sank into my skin.2) Non-sticky after it is absorbed into the skin. Again, an improvement from the previous formula that felt particularly sticky on my t-zone that oils up very easily in the heat and high humidity in Singapore.
3) A little goes a long way! A whole bottle will take me about 2-3 months to finish using!
4) Gentle on the skin, so I can even use this on the dry delicate areas on my body, such as my shoulders and collarbone area, which gets sunburnt easily when I’m out in the sun. I’ve got sensitive, fair skin that’s prone to redness, so there’s just so much that SPF products can do to save my skin from turning red.
5) Narrow dispensing hole on the cap! Small amount comes out each time! Great that portion control is easily managed!
6) Easily be added into any skincare routine, as it doesn’t cause irritation or extra burden to the skin. In fact, I feel that it helps my skin to absorb the benefits of my other skincare products better as my skin’s supple and well-hydrated. Particularly so if you’re into the whole brightening skincare routine like I am, as these products are a little more drying and would require well-hydrated skin for the vitamins and minerals to penetrate effectively into the skin to bring out its luminosity.
|The Bad||1) I won’t exactly put this as a bad feature of the product; rather it’s a product variation that I’d love to see in the Hada Labo range. I do wish that Hada Labo would look into coming up with an anti-acne hydrating lotion with this new formula as well as some added acne-fighting natural ingredients like tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, rosehip oil, etc. Basically, something that can hydrate the skin well while gently protecting it against infections on the surface, especially for those who’ve acne prone skin like I do.|
|Overall Rating||4.5 out of 5|
|Will I repurchase this?||Yes!I admit that I stopped using the Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion a few months back because it’s making my t-zone oil up after an hour of using it solely. Having combination skin is an annoying thing as some parts are desert-dry while other parts are drenched in layers of facial oil. <sigh> This new formula certainly penetrates faster into my skin and has kept my skin looking hydrated and fresh throughout the whole day unlike the previous formula. I believe that it’s the difference in molecular structure of the HA that’s working for me as it’s now been made smaller and more effective in bringing in hydration into the skin, rather than just settling right on top. So far, I’ve noticed that my BB creams have lasted far longer on my skin ever since I’ve started including this in my skincare routine. Also, my brightening lotions have been absorbed much faster into my skin than before. As mentioned, the only thing that’s lacking here is the absence of acne-fighting ingredients or skin-calming ingredients for troubled skin sufferers like myself. I still do need additional skincare products to address other problem areas. This product still lives up to its hype as being a popular skincare must-have among its loyal Japanese skincare followers for its lightweight but effective hydrating properties that it’s advertised to have.