Slap your way to bouncy skin!
Hada Labo, a Japanese skin care line, has recently been introduced to the Malaysian market. Although the first time I've ever heard of this brand was from ParisB's post, its bestseller, the Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion, is apparently so popular that a bottle is sold every 4 seconds in Japan!
Since the hydration-boosting benefits and friendly pricetag appealed to me, I picked one up and have been a satisfied user for the past 2 months.
Read on for the review...
First, to clear up any confusion, "lotion" in Asian skin care is the equivalent to "toner" in Western skin care. This means that the product is used after cleansing and before moisturizing. The Super Hyaluronic Acid contained in this product claims to retain twice the amount of moisture compared to regular Hyaluronic Acid. While I'm not too iffy about the science, I can happily announce that the promises for instantly hydrated, soft, supple and silky smooth skin are pretty much spot on.
Simple and fuss-free, the packaging has a nozzle that deposits a controlled amount of product with a lid that shuts tight. As the lotion/toner is watery, about a 50 cents coin size would suffice. My way of applying is to spread the lotion all over on cleansed skin and start patting...
...and patting. In the words of ParisB, "It takes forever and a day" so this is not a product you'd wanna use if you're short of time, which is why I only use this at night. One Spongebob Squarepants episode later, the lotion should be fully absorbed. Here's how the product should feel in chronological order: wet > sticky > absorbed/smooth. The sticky stage is when you'll experience the "bounciness". Do watch the short video below and you'll get what I mean!
What happens if you don't pat in the lotion? It will just drip all over and slide off your skin without giving it much of a chance to be absorbed. Despite the slight hassle, I love how this product makes my skin feel thus, I don't intend on giving up on it. At least not until I come across something better though I'm not exactly looking.
Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Disodium Succinate, Methlyparaben, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Succinic Acid, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate
Retails for RM40.90 (170ml) at major Guardian Pharmacy outlets
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