As a lover of Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid I was quite excited when Hada Labo Tokyo Replenishing Hydrator ($17.99) popped into my skincare universe.
Recently Hada Labo Tokyo released a few products that are available exclusively at Ulta and Ulta.com but even better news the original Hada Labo Collection as well as the “new” Tokyo Collection is available at drugstore.com.
I’ve been using Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid for a while now, it’s a staple part of my skincare regime so I love the idea I can now get it locally…but how does the US version compare to the Japanese one? You’ll be happy to learn both are Muse Approved!
It’s true Hada Labo is available in the US now and Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser is one of the first products I tried from the brand!
Hada Labo is known for its famous Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion in Japan and its collection of skincare injected with three kinds of moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid that not only hydrates skin but helps it retain moisture! Hada Labo Tokyo is an extension of the Hada Labo line that is available here in the US now and exclusively at Ulta and Ulta.com.
In 2011 Singapore started to get the Hada Labo Skincare Collection so I was surprised it reached our shores so quickly or even at all for that matter. However, this is new packaging so it could easily be overlooked. Japan markets it as a “single drop can lock up an ocean” meaning it can retain moisture easily. Super Hyaluronic Acid is supposedly able to retain 12 liters of water. According to marketing a single bottle of Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid is sold every four seconds in Japan. It’s understandable why as Super Hyaluronic Acid has been a staple part of my skin regime for a while now and it is truly a miraculous product.
Let’s take a look at the cleanser!
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!
It feels like New York kinda sorta skipped over Autumn this year and headed right for the chilly Wintery weather. It’s been a lot of rain with a nice bite of cold in the air (although today is a gorgeous Fall day).
This has caused my skin to go into havoc mode. I have flaky skin around the sides of my nose, between my brows, and a bit on my cheeks as well. My skin is feeling rather tight and dry to say the least and can’t get enough moisture. Never mind the dullness…!
This is why I need to select a good cleansing wash because many dry my skin out even further.
HadaLabo Tamagohada Daily Face Wash is the perfect daily creamy cleansing wash that keeps my skin soft and smooth after each use.
Show of hands?
I’m constantly looking for ways to brighten my skin up or even whiten it further for that matter so I’m always up for trying Asian potions and lotions to do so.
Arbutin is actually a successful way to brighten and lighten skin if you have, oh, a few years to spare.