Hada Labo Skincare Product Review

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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 Hada Labo Lotion 1

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 Anti Ageing lotion
This is the same type of product as the Lotion above. However, it is aimed at a slightly older skin and focuses on anti-aging. It contains 4 types of hyaluronic acid, tetra-peptides, collagen, and retinol. So alongside improving the hydration within your skin it also helps to target fine lines and wrinkles. I apply this as part of my night routine. The retinol within it is only a low level so unlike stronger retinol, this can be applied twice a day morning and night. This has the same lightweight consistency as the lotion above and absorbs well into the skin. I really like this product. I currently use the white version above in the morning but will eventually use this one both orning and night when my white version runs out as this is better suited to my aging skin.

 

Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Wrinkle Reducing Day Cream

£18.45 for 50ml from Superdrug

Hada Labo anti-aging Day Cream

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

Hada Labo Night Cream
This has a slightly heavier creamy consistency as it is a night cream. It also contains 4 types of hyaluronic acid plus a regenerating complex of Tetrapeptide-5 and Collagen to help improve the skin’s elasticity and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. It adds multi-layer hydration for dry dehydrated skin and claims to moisturise the skin from within. I use this as the final step of my night routine. It is very hydrating so again maybe too much for oilier skin. My skin looks glowing in the morning and feels very soft.
I have seen such an improvement with my skin since using these 4 products. I apply it in the following routine:
  • 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).
There are other products within the Hada Labo range. The eye creams look good but were not available when I purchased my products. They are on the website now. There is also a cleanser and day cream within the white range so not aimed at anti-aging. 

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2 comments

  1. I bought the red version a few weeks ago after reading so many good things. I like it but not quite 100% on if it is doing all that much, maybe it takes a while to see the effects. I like the sound of the moisturiser and eye cream.

    1. I think I prefer the white version but feel the red is good as has anti ageing ingredients. I find they work better when I apply a mist first too, face absorbs the Hada lotion better when slightly damp x

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