Hada Labo BB Moist Cream is a gel foundation that contains Hyaluronic Acid which makes it an ideal pick for drier skin. It deserves to be mentioned I have a love/hate relationship with this product and I can’t rightfully say why that is. All in all the formula is rather nice but I think the “BB” in the title automatically makes me associate it with a BB Cream and that it isn’t.
Let’s take a look!
Hada Labo BB Moist Cream has an SPF 32 and is available in two shades. The shade I have here, Natural Ochre is actually a little too dark for my skin tone but considering it is so sheer I have no real problems wearing it. It should be suitable for darker tones in the NC30-40 range but I’m not an expert at MAC foundations so take that with a grain of salt.
This has an absolutely love texture with a lightweight gel consistency. It isn’t watery or runny but has a gel-like texture that absorbs easily, provides moisture, and sinks into skin beautifully. A small amount is plenty to evening out already good skin. Imperfections such as darkness, blemishes, etc…won’t really be concealed by this formula since it lacks pigment however, if you already have fairly good skin it will perfect that for you!
It dries down to a dewy to the touch finish that provides lasting moisture throughout the day without being too heavy or greasy. If you have drier skin you’ll love how this aids in retaining hydration and providing it. The virtually weightless formula is ideal for Summer and humid or hot days when you want near naked skin. It contains no fragrance so those with sensitivities to scented products will be right at home.
It’s funny how I both like and dislike this product. I think the BB aspect really threw me for a curve so originally trying it I was terribly disappointed it wasn’t like a true BB Cream formula. However, it isn’t marketed as such so I shouldn’t have been so upset. In the end, I came to terms with the fact that the “BB” didn’t factor into the formula and it was a lovely product none the less.
Drier skin will adore this for Summer and I highly recommend it for just that. If you already have fairly good skin that needs perfecting and a bit more moisture I recommend this!
I got mine from a friend who lives in Japan when it originally released but you can grab it from any number of retailers online including Adambeauty.com (not affiliated).