December 1, 2010

Sana Hadanomy Collagen Mist Review, Photos

Gather round kids.

Let me tell you, I can’t begin to list the number of collagen washes and various ranges of skincare that feature collagen in Asia. The amount is astounding. Boggles my little mind.

Collagen is quite the popular commodity in Asia. Perhaps this is why all Asian woman look incredibly young and gorgeous well into their golden years.

As for me I like the way a good collagen wash feels on my face. Feels all slippery and hydrating! Loves! I don’t really think the US embraces the entire collagen thing as much as Asia does. Sure we have skincare that includes it but Asia goes steps further with toners, lotions, washes, and more.

What’s it do?

It’s supposed to help skin retain moisture as well as increasing it and improving the skin while decreasing wrinkles. I’ve used collagen products for a while but I can’t really say if they working to decrease wrinkles since I haven’t reached that stage on my face however in combination with hyaluronic acid I can noticeably see how much more hydrated my skin feels and how it retains better levels of moisture.

Regardless this might be a bit boring and I’m not a chemist but it was a good lead in to my review of the new-ish (new-ish since it released two months or so ago) Sana Hadanomy Collagen Mist which supposedly boasts 1000 MG of Collagen.

Let’s have a look!

A facial mist that sports a 1000 MG of Collagen for a lasting, hydrating effect!

Packaging wise the entire Sana Hadanomy Collection gets props. This is a girlish pink bottle with a lace heart emblem. The collection features the facial mist, lotion (this is toner however Asian’s refer to it as lotion), and a facial cream.

I’ll be doing a review on each piece but I thought I’d start with the mist. This is a thicker mist than many you’ve tried I’m sure. It has a hydrating feel, AMAZING, truly amazing. The formula mimics that of Etude House Collagen Moistfull Essence In Primer but has a thicker formula. It kinda feels like your spraying a gel moisturizer on your face. This mist is definitely not finer so I suggest misting your face and pressing the palms of your hands against your cheeks and warming it up and proceeding to pat it gently into place (clean hands please).

It has a beautiful scent that kinda leans towards Kose Happy Bath Day but not bad in the way Kose’s scent is. It has a sweet rose note that’s very dominate and fresh but also a very pleasing twang of lemon that comes across tart. The lemon really seals the deal for me as it doesn’t let the fragrance venture into the realms of TP (toilet paper) smelling. Seriously, Asian body mists and powders sometimes go this route.

I think the best thing about the mist is the fact that it absorbs so easily and leaves my skin with a super charge of moisture. I notice a visible improvement on patchy, flaky areas on my skin such as between my brows and on my cheeks. The effect is long lasting as well since it keeps my skin feeling moist and dewy to the touch all day plus allows my skin to absorb product easier such as facial creams and the like.

I paid retail from Japan however prices do get jacked up online and tracking product down etc…off of E-bay and online shops can prove irritating but I think it’s worth it.

  • Dry skin types who need to retain more moisture and want a dewy complexion.
  • Those with dull skin (I thought this gave me a bit of a rosy glow but maybe I’m imaging things)

  • Anyone with oily skin (I honestly can’t say how well this would work with oily skin but I’d probably avoid it when my own skin takes on a bit of oil during the Summer, feels a bit too heavy and possibly greasy for oily skin).
  • Anyone unwilling to go through the drama of online shopping, airmail shipping, etc…(this is a Japanese product so you may need to do a little leg work to find it).

From time to time Sana really misses the boat on some of their releases but the Sana Hadanomy Collagen Collection was an instant hit for me. I hope they continue to keep this on because the products are solid and have great quality to them at a decent price tag (even online with jacked up pricing). I absolutely loved the mist and it’s one of the better ones I’ve tried in a while. If you have dry skin, check this out, you’ll ADORE it.

Very Muse Approved for purchase!

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  • Cj

    Ahh I love skincare posts! ๐Ÿ˜€ So going to pick this up, My skin definitely needs some extra hydration during the winter.

  • lauren

    topical collagen treatments have been proven not to work. the proteins are too large to penetrate the skin deep enough to be effective.

    • the Muse

      hi lauren I don’t have any proof that collagens work as my skin doesn’t have lines enough to actually see any real difference. if they are prove not to work I’ll take your word for it. I mentioned nothing about them working in the review just did a little info about them. I def love the feel of collagen washes on my skin and it always feels like my skin locks in moisture better when I use ’em.

      No idea if they work or not in terms of regenerating skin though, def not a chemist here!

  • ichigobunnie

    ah saw this at one of the asian grocery stores in my own. ive been so curious of this line!! I cant wait to hear about the collagen lotion from you. I cant decide which to get; the mist or the lotion. and im also torn on whether to get one of these collagen ones or the famous Hada Labo hyaluronic acid lotion.

  • zang

    omg!! i JUST got the collegan spray a month ago!! i don’t have time to read this, but i sure will later! good night!

  • Dawn

    After reading up on articles, I don’t believe that consuming collagen or applying it on your skin would improve the complexion and reduce wrinkles..
    However its really popular in Asia, I’ve been seeing bottles of juice and Vitagen(a yoghurt drink) with added collagen in supermarkets. Women tend to take it before their weddings or an important event and claims that it lightens blemishes and gives their skin a radiant glow. So I guess, whatever floats your boat!:)

    • the Muse

      I haven’t a clue if it improves or reduces wrinkles dawn ;-D it is indeed. I mentioned it was a popular item that appears in many Asian products ๐Ÿ™‚

  • greencurry

    Hi Muse,

    I was on your site for a crazy amount of time, enjoying every second of it, then went to my local Japanese market to get a bento for lunch. Well, they were out of Bento, but they were stocked up on the Sana Hadanomy range! There were testers, and this is a grocery store! So I put some lotion (toner) on the back of my hands and now they’re smooth as a baby’s, lol! I know collagen can’t be absorbed topically, but we can maintain our illusions, no?

    The market also had the sheet masks from this line. My credit card was rejected at the cash register, so I had to put them back (wah!). Next visit. I will send a dispatch your way soon!

    xo greencurry

    • the Muse

      that’s awesome greencurry ;-D Glad they had it. heck yes lol the illusion keeps me coming back for more girl! oh that’s awesome, I’m a sheet mask crazy girl ;-D! Hope you get these soon hun!


  • sarah

    I have been using this since the summer. I myself have very oily skin and I love this stuff, doesn’t make me break out and keeps me from gettin dry patches from using acne products. It also has a plumping effect. I spray this first then put a light moisturizer on.

  • nakwon

    Hey Muse. Long time lurker, I believe I only commented once before about the Missha sampler set (which was too dark for me, but perfect for my sister and I use the bb boomer like a primer and it works perfectly under my lorac tinted moisturizer)

    I’m a tomboy by nature, so not lots of makeup, but have always taken great care of my skin. However, as I age, I realize my usual routine no longer works the same way anymore. The dry patches won’t go away. Your reviews on all three product was so good that I have succumbed and purchased all three to try. Excited in getting these in the mail!

    What would your recommended routine with this line be? Cleanse, mist, lotion, and then cream?

    • the Muse

      hiya nakwon! good to meet you. Sorry about the Missha sampler being too dark but glad to know the boomer works ;-D Cleanse, Mist, Lotion and cream that’s right ;-D I normally use in the AM as my dry skin needs something richer for PM use ;D

      • nakwon

        Been trying out the three and I am in love! No more dry patches around my nose or cheekbones! Also, the scent reminds me of lychee jelly cups which I also love.

  • clover

    I bought the HADANOMY collagen mist at a local Asian store yesterday. It says the mist is ranked number one on the Japanese online cosmetic store It seemed as if my skin absorbed the cream better than before When I put moisturizer on my face after the mist. My skin looks much more dewy. It would be great if the mist really does have positive effect on my skin.

    I tend to be very cautious when trying a product for the first time so I checked your review on the HADANOMY collagen mist before using it to see if you approved it. I was more relieved after knowing that you didn’t experience negative side effects. This aside, I also enjoy your other beauty reviews =)

    • the Muse

      clover what great news so happy to hear you’re loving this ;-D I find it’s quite gentle so long as you aren’t averse to fragrance in your products as some are sensitive to scented facial products and this def has a stronger scent that’s pleasant but can prove a bit much for those who don’t like scents. ;-D but I’m happy to hear you’re loving it. It was indeed rated high on cosme ;-D Thanks so much for the great comment!

  • jojobella

    I agree with some people that say collagen probably wont work if applied to skin but if you drink a collagen supplement you better believe your skin and hair is gonna be amazing. For a very long time i had issues with my face because even if i didnt have blemishes it would have a rough texture. I also had fine line on my forehead (im only 23 and i dont smoke) Once i started taking a collagen supplement bye bye skin problems. My skin looks airbrushed with or without makeup. So i can see why people are starting to get obsessed with collagen.

  • Miss_Silk

    I recently purchased this from a local Asian market and I completely agree that the Collagen Mist does hydrate really well. Especially when I need a touch up towards the afternoon/evening, because I do my face routine really early in the morning…so I tend to see flaking or fine lines around my nose, forehead and around my mouth area. So a spritz of the mist midday then i’m fine throughout the rest of the day. ^^ I believe purchased mine for only $12 and i’m planning to stock up~!

    • the Muse

      yay Miss Silk happy to hear it’s working for you ;D! they have a new lemon one now!

  • jen k.

    Hi!! love this post ๐Ÿ™‚ i think it really shows your personality lol
    I’m in Korea right now and I was wondering if you knew where to buy this!! or if you’ve tried other (specifically Collagen Mist) mists like this, where to buy those? Or which one was your favorite?
    I live in a very very VERRRYYY dry part of US so I need this extra moisture, I think!
    thank you~~~!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kat

    Hi! I just got this today and I am starting to love it! For those who live in the Bay Area, you can get this at Ichi Ban Kan at the Shops of Tanforan in San Bruno. Hope this helps!

  • Mei

    I personally have very fickle,mostly oily, combination skin and lalalove the collagen mist! What sucks most about my skin is that I get dryness near my jaw but also get really oily on my chin. it’s often hard to use a moisturizer there without it somehow creeping onto my chin and breaking me out. I can use the collagen mist on my entire face and not get overly oily or break out.

  • Siri

    Hello Miss Muse! Thank you for this review. I was wondering if you knew if this product was ok for those with rosacea or sensitive skin?

    • Isabella Muse

      my pleasure Siri. I’m not sure! Sensitive skin can be tricky! Sorry, I can’t be more helpful!