I don’t think I need to repeat just how popular Hada Labo is these days. Their “super hyaluronic acid” products, especially the moisturizing lotion, has been the talk of town for months. Of course for me, when I was back in Malaysia for Christmas a few months ago, I had to give a Hada Lado product a go (couldn’t get ‘em all; my baggage weight simply wouldn’t allow it), just to see what the fuss was all about. Since I already have quite a lot of lotion (read: toner, essence, anything along those lines), I’ve decided to try the moisturiser instead.
Contains advanced skin hydrating ingredient – Super Hyaluronic Acid, with twice the moisture retention capacity of Hyaluronic Acid (1gm of Hyaluronic Acid is able to hold up to 6 litres of water).
Replenishes essential moisture to visibly improve skin texture and prevent dryness so skin stays soft, hydrated and supple.
Moisturises deeply, offering nourishing hydration and skin-smoothing conditioners.
Infuses your skin with moisture and leaves it with a natural, healthy looking glow. Skin becomes smoother, softer and richly hydrated.
Skin pH balanced. Low irritation.
Free of fragrances, mineral oil, alcohol and colourant.
Water, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, PEG-20 Sorbitan Isostearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Behenyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Sodium Hyaluronate, Triethanolamine, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl, Lauroyl Glutamate, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate.
Having read the description of the moisturiser, I was a tad apprehensive that it would be too rich for my oily skin. The words “super hyaluronic acid” simply screamed “here’s a tonne of moisture for your skin”, and I was afraid my skin wouldn’t be able to take the hit. There weren’t any testers for me to have a go at the moisturiser (plus the bottle was tightly sealed), so it was a leap of faith when I bought it.
My first impression of the moisturising milk? It was runny. The texture wasn’t thick and gloopy, but smooth and light upon touch. It’s fragrance-free, and I really mean “completely devoid of any scent”. You know when products state that they’re fragrance-free, but have this light chemical smell to it? Well, this doesn’t smell of anything at all. And to me, that’s a huge plus point.
Even though the moisturiser has a light texture, it hits the skin hard with hydration. In fact, I had to use this sparingly because my usual 5-dot moisturiser application cannot work with the moisturising milk. The moisturiser is simply too rich for that. My skin would have this icky sheen, especially on my nose. I also had to use more facial blotters to control the oilies.
BUT, when I use very little of the moisturiser, and spread it very thinly on my skin, then it works. My skin is well-hydrated, remains oil-free and like many rave reviews on the moisturising lotion, it gave me that “toing toing” feeling on the skin
I’ve been using this day and night; less during the day, and the usual 5-dot application at night. My skin didn’t break out at all, which was great.
I purchased this moisturising milk in a Guardian pharmacy in Malaysia. Can’t recall the exact price, but it was around RM55-RM60 for 140ml. I’ve seen this sold in Melbourne as well, in an Asian beauty store along Swanston street. I didn’t inquire the price at that time. Will update this post when I do.
Would I repurchase this? Hmm I don’t know. Sure, it’s a good moisturiser, and I’d highly recommend it on those with dry, sensitive skin. But for me who has oily skin, I have to be very careful at how much I apply during the day just so it’s not too heavy on the skin. If I do repurchase, I’ll probably just use it as a night cream. My husband can’t be arsed at my shiny face at night
What I like about it: Good and affordable moisturiser, fragrance-free.
What I do not like about it: Despite the light texture, it can be too rich for oily skin if too much is applied.