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!
Pop Beauty CC Cream ($26) has got a handle on the Asian CC Cream formula! Wow someone is doing it right! This color adapting CC Cream is quite great and as close as you’ll get to Tony Moly Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream (which I love) without having to go to Korea to shop for it.
Take a look!
Meet Ponds Pure White Facial Cleansing Foam which is apparently formulated with activated carbon. Supposedly this carbon attracts “black” this lifting away dirt, oil, makeup, and blackheads creating clean skin. Eh? Black attracts black that’s basically what the formula is marketed as. Meaning dirt is attracted to the activated carbon in the formula. Although the actual cleanser looks purple and not the carbon black one would suspect….but hey, interesting concept.
Hows it do?
Allegedly Tony Moly Real Persimmon Juice Cleansing Gel contains real fruit juice…hmmmm…I dunno about that but I am obsessed with fruit shaped skincare items (thank you Korea, thank you Japan! You’ve converted me to the joys of owning as many lip balms, cleansers, and moisturizers shaped like strawberries, lemons, and peaches as I possibly can!) so this hit my beauty radar recently.
Did I like it?