Friday, September 24, 2010

Product Review: Hada Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Whitening Face Wash

At a Glance:
Price: RM28.90 (approx. US$8.76)
Weight: 100g
Made in: China
Likes: Cheap, cleanses well, not drying, a little goes a long way! :D
Gripes: None!
Repurchase: Yes! :D
Jenn's Rating: 4.5 Stars!! Me really likey! :D


Product Description:

3 Steps of Shirojyun Whitening
  • Deep Moisturizing
  • Intensive Repair
  • Double Whitening
Arbutin is an extract from natural plant bearberry, it is natural & safe with effective whitening properties.
  • This foaming wash gently & effectively removes pore impurities and purifies the skin for a clearer, brighter complexion.
  • Enriched with Arbutin and plant extracts for double whitening effect. Helps restore and optimize skin's evenness for visibly fair & radiant skin.
  • Contains Super Hyaluronic Acid that penetrates into skin to hydrate intensely leaving skin soft & supple.
  • Skin pH balanced. Low irritation
  • Free of artificial fragrances, mineral oil, alcohol & colorant.


Actual Product Pic:

Texture & Scent:

This facial cleanser feels quite "creamy" fresh out of the tube, but once you rub it with water, a fine lather forms:

I like how this cleanser doesn't dry out the skin despite it being a foaming cleanser! In fact, my skin feels quite comfortably moist (strange right?)! :D

Although this is fragrance free, this one has a very light citrusy scent to it! :D


This facial cleanser comes in a squeeze tube with a flip top cap, which i find quite practical to use in the shower! :)

I like the nice big dispensing hole:

Price & Availability:
This facial cleanser is priced at RM28.90 (approx. US$8.76) for a 100g tube. There's a smaller 50g tube available, and that one goes for RM16.90 (approx. US$5.12). This should be available at all Guardian outlets.

My $0.02:

Yes you guessed it right. This is the one i purchased for myself because yeah, i'm biased towards whitening products! So sue me! Haha!! :P

This one feels and works awfully similar to its Super Hyaluronic Acid sister - its cleanses well without drying out the skin! I can't tell if this one does brightens the skin though since i'm using almost exclusively whitening products for my face, but it doesn't matter since i can always count on my Kiehl's Surface Brightening Exfoliator to do just that! :D

This one is also quite affordable and easily available. It goes on sale quite frequently too! :D I can't really think of a reason not to like this one! :D

In a nutshell methinks that this is a really really good drugstore gem! I'll definitely repurchase this one again! :D

Credit: Product pic from


  1. and me thinks this smells a bit better than the original foaming wash.

  2. i agree!! Got a faint citrus smell!! :D

  3. thanks for the positive review :) will get this ^_^

  4. you're most welcome hun! :D Lemme know what you think about this! :D

  5. if only this is available in singapore!

  6. Mandy: oh really?? this is not available there?? what a shame! Maybe you can cross the causeway to get it! :D

  7. Hey, I was wondering, if this face wash is good for oily skin, I have oily skin and need something that cleanse well, I mean really well,

  8. Hi Qiqi! I can't comment on that because i don't have oily skin! I've heard many oily skinned babes raving about the AHA / BHA one though! :)

  9. Where can I get this product? I'm in the us. thanks so much

  10. Hi jen! Not too sure about that, but you can try ebay! :)


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