Hi everyone. Today’s review looks at the Hada Labo Toyko range of Japanese skincare. The brand has a big following with excellent reviews across the globe and it Japan’s No. 1 skincare brand. For a few years now people have been buying skincare products and having them shipped into the UK. Luckily now they are available in Superdrug and current at the time of posting are on offer with a third off. I purchased some of their products about a month ago now and have been using them daily. I will review the individual products below, but I am in love with them. My skin has been struggling recently through using tretinoin. I have actually decided to stop using this now after a 5 month battle of sore sensitive skin. As a result, my skin is very dry and sore. It looks dull and is extremely dehydrated. Through using the Hada products, my skin is now glowing, plump, and very hydrated. I have been shocked at how effective they have been on my skin.
Hada Labo products are based around hyaluronic acid. HA is basically a series of chains linked together within our skin tissue. They act like a sponge to attract and retain water and keep the skin hydrated. When applied as a cream or serum, they are excellent for moisturising the skin. Our skin naturally has HA in it, however, as we get older our skin losses moisture, resulting in decreased firmness, plumpness, and elasticity. When applied to the skin, hyaluronic acid serums can reduce wrinkles, redness, and dermatitis whilst adding hydration and making your skin glow. Hada Labo products contain different sized molecules of hyaluronic acid which allow it to penetrate the skin’s different levels making it more effective.
There are two main ranges. The white range – aimed at younger skin and the red range focuses on Anti-aging.
Hada Labo Tokyo Super Hydrator Lotion
£17.45 for 150ml from Superdrug
This is their most popular product. It is a Hyaluronic acid serum. It has a lightweight watery gel texture that absorbs into the skin leaving it fresh, hydrated and plump. It contains 3 different types of hyaluronic acid which allow it to really get deep into the skin. The unique formulation is designed to hydrate the skin by sealing water inside the skin promoting moisture retention for healthy, radiant-looking skin. It is also fragrance-free and suitable for sensitive skin. This is great for all ages. I apply this after cleansing in the morning and follow with my serums and moisturiser. It works better when applied to slightly damp skin as it absorbs better. I will list my full routine at the bottom of the post.
Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Super Hydrator
£17.45 for 150ml from Superdrug
Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Wrinkle Reducing Day Cream£18.45 for 50ml from Superdrug
This is a lovely lightweight moisturising day cream. It contains 4 different sizes of hyaluronic acid. It also contains retinol and collagen to help firm and improve the skin’s elasticity and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It is also fragrance-free and suitable for sensitive skin. It plumps my skin and leaves it glowing and hydrated. If you have oily skin you may find this too much for your skin and look for a moisturiser which is aimed at oily skin. I apply this after my serums in the morning and before my SPF.
Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Night Repair Cream
£19.99 for 50ml from Superdrug
- Am routine: Cleanser, hydrating mist, Hada Labo Lotion 1 (white version), Niacinamide, Hada Labo Day Cream and SPF.
- Pm routine: Cleanser twice, hydrating mist, Hada Labo Anti-Aging lotion (red version), Niacinamide, Hada Labo Night Cream (I alternate nights using this routine and my Retinol routine).