June 12, 2012

Sana Hadanomy Aqua Placenta Mist Review

You probably remember my love of Sana’s Hadanomy Collection from last year. This year, Sana has introduced a new selection of these hydrating skincare products with a new formula.

Placenta extract is supposedly huge in Japan at the moment. No great surprise as unusual ingredients including snail slime and bird’s nest are typical trendings in Asia.

I’m unsure exactly what sort of placenta is involved in the making of the Hadanomy Aqua Placenta Collection. The placenta is marine derived which according to a few sites is actually from the Hokkaido Salmon. Kinda sorta skeptical how much placenta actually goes into the makings of products like this though!

Either way Sana Hadanomy Aqua Placenta Moisturizing Lotion Mist quickly made it onto my must buy list.

Take a look!

Much like the original Hadanomy Collagen Mist this is a highly moisturizing mist although I will say it is somewhat less moisturizing than the original pink series.

The Aqua Placenta portion of the formula supposedly contains great anti-aging benefits however, since I’ve only been using it a few short months I couldn’t say whether or not it is aiding me in this area.

Unlike a traditional mist this has a thicker almost essence texture to it. It’s not terribly watery but isn’t so thick that it lays uncomfortably on skin. It is highly moisturizing for a mist which is very impressive considering many mists just cool, refresh, or prep but this actually benefits drier skin and adds extra moisture to skin after application.

It promises to treat and heal dry skin, lighten skin, plus proves anti-aging benefits. I’m a little doubtful on all this considering it is a water based product.

Supposedly the original pink series contains 1000mg of collagen and the Aqua Placenta Collection also includes the same amount however, collagen can’t technically be absorbed into the skin so again it’s a little iffy with the claims here particularly since this is a simple mist.

Skepticism aside…

It hydrates beautifully (although I recommend the pink series mist for the best moisture benefits) and contains three types of Hyaluronic Acids which help to retain that moisture as well as Glycerin for added moisture. Acerola Berry Extract and honey add translucency to skin which aids in easing dullness. It’s mineral oil free.

If you already own the pink series I recommend the Aqua Placenta Mist if you desire something a little lighter. This offers a quick hydrating boost to skin to prep for skincare and/or makeup. It’ll prove hydrating enough for some that you can skip moisturizing and head right on to sun protection. I loved the original Sana Hadanomy Collection and so far I’m liking the Aqua Placenta Collection just as well.

Nice stuff!

If you’ve always wanted MORE from your facial mist I highly suggest checking this out.

Lovely stuff.

I got mine at webichi.com which has the entire collection available for close to retail prices.

Tried it?

Do share!

I purchased this item.

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  • Libby

    Very tempted to check this out! I saw it at Mitsuwa the other day and was about to buy it but then I thought, oh, I should wait to see what Muse says about it xD

    Now that it’s got your approval, I’m definitely picking it up next trip to Mitsuwa 🙂

  • Miss_Silk

    hmmm interesting. I must try this but then again the pink bottle is something I still reach for everyday…so I dunno about this one

  • Midori

    I’m home in Okinawa, Japan right now and I picked up the Hadanomy Aquaplacenta Moisturizing face wash. Oh gosh its so nice having a product that doesn’t dry out my skin; it leaves my skin shittori (full of moisture). And thanks for letting me know where the placenta came from, I was a bit worried what animal it came from.

    I love going to the drugstore so much random fun! I even saw a tomato “poro poro” peeling gel. 🙂

    • the Muse

      hi midori lucky girl! wish I was in japan right now. my pleasure ;-D sana supposedly is very natural with their ingredients ;-D I haven’t tried the tomato peeling gel, did try the tony moly one though!

  • Cj

    I love me my placenta mist lmao! I use it before makeup on the days I don’t put my makeup on in the morning to not waste my boscia black moisturizer.

    • the Muse

      hehe ;-D dontcha love that? “What are you using?” “Placenta mist!” lol! I love the original collagen tbh but this is good too!

      • Cj

        Yeah the collagen one was definitely more moisturizing but I love the light blue bottle! Maybe I’ll just buy the pink one and pour it in the blue bottle when I run out lol.

        Btw I don’t know if you noticed (or if it’s just me) but the first comment on yours posts are turning into links to the disclaimer 😡

        • the Muse

          ugh…wait what? the first comment?

          Good IDEA! ;-D because I like the blue better too ;D

          • Cj

            Yeah like on this post miss_silks comment is a link to your disclaimer page… Maybe it’s just me lol

          • the Muse

            blah gotta check that out..reading from iphone!?

          • Cj

            Hooray! It’s fixed lol and ya on my iPhone 😛

  • Miss D

    I don’t know if you ever check out Queenie Chan’s youtube channel but she seems to love placenta serum. So when I saw this review of the new Hadanomy mist, I was hoping it did something really special…hmmm…I’ll probably stick with the pink bottle, I like that one a lot! 🙂

    • the Muse

      queenie is really obsessed with placenta lol! with that skin, at her age, I’d eat placenta if she recommended it to me! lol! ;-D i like the pink better! This is a lighter version!

  • Tiffany Martin

    Collagen, placenta, who cares, but you say it’s lighter than the pink formula? I should check it out because I effing love hyaluronic acid. I also don’t need as much moisture as most people, usually after a shower it’s nice or before bedtime. I wake up with better skin and I’m always into trying new moisturizers.

  • jacqueline

    definitely trying this! imomoko.com carries it and they have a 15% off code — what else should i pick up? what are the best products i can get from there?

  • Christina

    I really loved the pink version of this, so I bought the mini version of the Aqua Placenta mist to replace my empty bottle. This stuff broke me out! I normally don’t get breakouts from products, but after three days of using this mist, I broke out in my least common spots.

    I’m glad this worked for you though! 🙂

  • Emily

    Dear Muse I recently saw this at my local Asian store along with the pink collection. Your review for the pink mist said it could give a dewy look, would this achieve the same look? Also could I spray this over makeup for a fresher, non-cakey look?

    • the Muse

      hi emily, same effect but less moisture. the pink is way more moisturizing. not really because the mist isn’t very fine and it’ll end up soaking your face. I wouldn’t suggest it for a setting spray.

  • sarah

    Would it be okay to use this after cleansing the face and then applying Hadanomy Aquaplacenta Cream for my skin care routine?