Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mini Product Review: Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Cream



At a Glance:
Price: RM58.90
Website: Hadalabo.com.my
Weight: 50g
Made in: China
Likes: A little goes a long way, affordable, easily available!
Gripes: Quite sticky, could be more moisturizing! :S
Repurchase: No
Jenn's Rating: 3 Stars!! Not moisturizing enough for me! :(

Ingredients:


Product Description:
  • Contains two excellent ingredients, Hyaluronic Acid and Super Hyaluronic Acid that deeply penetrates the skin (epidermis) to nourish and helps restore skin's barrier to prevent moisture lost.
  • Helps soften epidermis, leaving skin smooth and hydrated.
  • Light and non-greasy cream that infuses your skin with continuous moisture.
  • Skin pH balanced. Low irritation.
  • Free of fragrances, mineral oil, alcohol & colorant.

Actual Product Pic:

^ This is a sample.

Texture & Scent:


This moisturizer feels more gel-like than creamy, so you only need a little product to cover your entire face. I find this cream quite sticky (especially when used together with the Lotion from the same line), and like the lotion you'll need to pat this one in for quite sometime before it stops feeling tacky!

This one doesn't really have a scent to it! :)

Packaging:

^ This is a sample.

The one pictured here is a sample. The real thing comes in a jar with a screw off cap! :)


Price & Availability:
This moisturizer costs RM58.90 per jar, and should be available at most Guardian outlets!


My $0.02:

Along with a cute sample of the Lotion, the folks at Hada Labo threw in a sample sachet of this cream too! My moisturizer was finishing at that time, so this little surprise is wonderful and timely!! :D

The little packet of product is enough for about 5 uses. And after going through that sachet, i'll have to say that I'm left a little disappointed by this product.

Don't get me wrong, this is not a bad product. It does moisturizes ok and it absorbs into the skin quickly. However, given the heavy advertisement on its hydrating properties, I find that this one doesn't really fulfill my hydrating needs - especially so as a night cream. Maybe I'm already used to the wonderful effects of the H20 Face Oasis Hydrating Facial Treatment or the Biotherm White D-Tox [Bright-Cell] Intense Brightening Hydra-Plumping Cream, both of which hydrates my skin beautifully and never fails to give me comfortably plump skin in the morning.

It's also quite sticky, especially so if you layer it over the lotion from the same range. Needless to say that its not the most pleasant feeling in the world...

That being said, I do think that this will work ok for me as a day cream. But since I'm always rushing off to work, I don't think I have the time nor patience to slowly pat this in completely before dashing out to another day of madness at work. I won't repurchase because of this.


Credit: Product pic from Hadalabo.com.my.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Product Review: Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Hyalunronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion



At a Glance:
Price: RM41.90
Website: Hadalabo.com.my
Weight: 170ml
Made in: China
Likes: Skin really does feel more moisturized after using this, gives the "toing toing" bouncy feeling, affordable, easily available! :D
Gripes: Takes some effort to use!
Repurchase: Yes!
Jenn's Rating: 4.5 Stars!! Me really likey! :D

Ingredients:


Product Description:
  • Instantly hydrates skin and helps preserve its optimum moisture balance
  • Replenishes and locks-in moisture for complete hydration. Skin feels significantly soft and supple.
  • Helps improve dry and dehydrated skin, leaving it silky smooth
  • Skin pH balanced. Low irritation.
  • Free of fragrances, mineral oil, alcohol & colorant.


Actual Product Pic:



Texture & Scent:


This lotion has a thicker consistency than water (kinda like glue), but it still runny enough to spread easily on your skin! This one starts out feeling wet, but it gets tacky and sticky (quite gross feeling actually if you ask me!) once you start patting it in! Don't give up yet - keep patting and you'll be rewarded with plump, bouncy skin once the lotion is fully absorbed into the skin!

This doesn't have a scent to it.

Packaging:


This lotion comes in a plastic bottle with a flip top cap, which is quite practical and no fuss! :)

The size of the dispensing hole:



Price & Availability:
This lotion is priced at RM41.90 for a 170ml bottle, and is available at most Guardian outlets.


My $0.02:

I received a generous sample of this one from Hada Labo when they were running the free sample promo on their Facebook page! This is definitely a great way to encourage people to try out your products, good job Hada Labo! :D Plus, the sample size bottle is just too cute (perfect for travelling too!! :D):



I'm sure by now most of you would've tried this one out (or at least heard about this product) - its probably been raved to death already! So bear with me... this is another fan girl in the making talking here!! Haha!! :D

After incorporating this lotion into my skincare regimen, i seriously thinks that my face feels so much more firmer now. I find myself "bouncing" my fist off my face every now and then to feel this effect - its quite addictive really! Hehehe!! :D I also feel that my face is more hydrated now. And at this price, I can afford to be liberal with my daily application (and extend my "area of coverage) from my face all the way to my chest!! :D

This lotion is cheap, and it works great! The only thing that bugs me a little is the time needed to pat this lotion in. And the stickiness at the beginning... feels abit gross la! :P I've since discovered that if you use a thermal spray (I use the Avene one) prior to this lotion, it'll really help with the stickniess!! :D Try it for yourself and see!! :D

In a nutshell methinks that this is an AMAZING product, and i'll repurchase for sure!! :D


ps: I'm not the only one singing praises for this drugstore gem - check out these reviews by the other fab bloggers:

Beetrice
Connie
Eli
Paris B
Plue


Credit: Product pic from Hadalabo.com.my.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Product Review: Hada Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Whitening Face Wash



At a Glance:
Price: RM28.90 (approx. US$8.76)
Website: Hadalabo.com.my
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

Ingredients:


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.

Directions:




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

Packaging:


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 Hadalabo.com.my.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mini Product Review: Hada Labo Tamagohada AHA / BHA Face Wash



At a Glance:
Price: RM31.90
Website: Hadalabo.com.my
Weight: 100g
Made in: China
Likes: Cheap, cleanses well, not drying, a little goes a long way! :D
Gripes: None!
Repurchase: Yes
Jenn's Rating: 4 Stars!! Me likey! :D

Ingredients:


Product Description:

Combination of AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) & BHA (Salicylic Acid) provide clarity, brightness and promote skin cell renewal by preventing dead skin cell buildup. Skin's surface is renewed for a smoother texture.

  • Gently exfoliates skin to remove impurities, dirt & oil trapped within pores.
  • Polishes away dullness and refines skin's texture for visibly clear, smooth and radiant skin.
  • Skin pH balanced. Low irritation
  • Free of fragrances, mineral oil, alcohol & colorant.

Directions & Precautions:




Actual Product Pic:



Texture & Scent:


I don't know why but when I saw this cleanser, i expected it to have a scrubby consistency, so I was abit surprised to find this no different in texture than the other facial cleansers from this brand - creamy fresh out of the tube! :D

This foams up quite well when it comes in contact with water:



This product is supposed to be fragrance free but i find that it smells like aspirin! :P

Packaging:


This facial cleanser comes in a squeeze tube with a flip top cap! :)

The dispensing hole:



Price & Availability:
This facial cleanser costs RM31.90 and should be available at most Guardian outlets in Malaysia. There's also a smaller 50g tube available at RM17.90 each! :)


My $0.02:

I was actually torn between buying this one versus the Whitening one due to raves I've read. As mentioned in my review on the Original Super Hyaluronic Acid Cleanser, thankfully my colleague happen to own both of them, and she willingly lend them to me to test out!! :D :D Gotta love them!! Hehehe!! :D

I was initially wary about this cleanser being drying on the skin since its an AHA / BHA cleanser, but that seemed like a silly thing to worry about because my skin actually felt quite comfortably moist after using this cleanser! Not as moist as the other two cleanser from this brand, but still moist! lol! :D

This is also easily available and quite affordable, and it goes on sale often! There's really nothing I don't like about this one. Ok maybe except the fact that the tube is GREEN! Put a prettier color la! :P :P :P

And oh, look how cute this little tube I got as a free GWP is:



It's perfect for travelling huh!! Though i don't think I can ever find the heart to use it!! :D :D :D

Ok enough distraction! So to sum it all up, this is a great great cleanser, and I will repurchase one for myself! ;)


Read what the other ladies have to say about this cleanser:

Connie
Paris B
Syen


Psssst: Not related to this review, but if you're dying to try out the Hada Labo sheet masks, do hop on over to Guardian! These are going for RM59.88 for two boxes now - thats RM20 savings there!! :D

Psssst #2: Many of you asked me where to get cheap yet authenthic My Beauty Diary masks. Well this is not really cheap cheap per se, but Guardian is now having an offer whereby you can get RM10 off the 2nd box of 10 (which translate to approx. 50 cents savings per piece)! lol! Oh well, better than nothing I guess! :D

Psssst #3: Also, the Neutrogena Hydro Boost and Fine Fairness masks are now going for RM48.88 each instead of the usual RM59.90 for the box of 5! These hardly get such a "huge" discount (usually just 10% off) so you might want to stock up! :) Don't feel like buying the box yet still feel like trying these out? Get the singles then! You get one free with every 2 sheets you purchase! :)

Psssst #4: Watsons is having a Buy 1 Free 1 offer for the Majolica Majorca Shadow Customizes! Ditto the Revlon nail polishes! :D


Ok just for the record I'm not paid to advertise any of the above! I just happen to come across this and this! Good things must share right? lol!! :D


Credit: Product pic from Hadalabo.com.my.
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